Category:1986 Black Celebration Tour

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Black Celebration Tour
1986 Black Celebration Tour Icon.jpg
Tour name Black Celebration Tour
By Depeche Mode
Personnel Dave Gahan
Alan Wilder
Martin Gore
Andrew Fletcher
Support acts Hula
The Fountainhead
Book Of Love
The Blah Brothers
Eyeless In Gaza
New Order
Public Panic
Talk Talk
Length 1986-03-29 - 1986-08-16 (4 months, 18 days)
Number of shows 75

The Black Celebration Tour was a 1986 international tour undertaken by Depeche Mode in support of their fifth studio album Black Celebration.

As of September 2023, no film footage or audio from the Black Celebration tour has been officially released, with the exception of the following songs from the Birmingham concert: 'Black Celebration,' 'A Question Of Time,' 'Stripped,' 'Something To Do,' and 'More Than A Party.' These tracks were officially released across various editions of the 'A Question Of Time' single, the 'X2' box set, the Black Celebration album reissue, as part of the iTunes compilation 'The Complete Depeche Mode,' and in the 12" Singles Box Set series.

According to an interview with the band on NRJ Radio in France, October 1986, their two-night stint at Irvine Meadows was recorded for a planned live album release. Alan Wilder said "the time wasn't right and [we] wanted to get back into the studio to record a new album".

Line up and songwriting credits

  • Dave Gahan - lead vocals
  • Martin L. Gore - keyboards, backing vocals, melodica (during Everything Counts), occasional lead vocals (denoted by (*) in track listings)
  • Andrew Fletcher - keyboards
  • Alan Wilder - keyboards, backing vocals

All songs performed were written by Martin L. Gore, except for Christmas Island which was written by Alan Wilder and Martin L. Gore, and Photographic, Boys Say Go!, and Just Can't Get Enough which were written by Vince Clarke.

Dates with downloads available

47 out of 77 dates have recordings from this tour.

Dates without available downloads

30 out of 77 dates are missing recordings from this tour.

Recommended recordings

These recordings are highly recommended as they are generally regarded as some of the best recordings from this tour. This is not an exhaustive list of very good sounding recordings.

Pages in category "1986 Black Celebration Tour"

The following 77 pages are in this category, out of 77 total.