Category:1994 Exotic Tour

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Depeche Mode's "Exotic" tour, also referred to as "Summer Tour '94". South Africa, Australia & Far East, South America and Mexico, and the US and Canada were visited.

For a list of all support acts on this tour, go here.

To read the tour diary for this tour, go here.

Line up and songwriting credits

1994-02-09 through 1994-03-26

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

1994-04-04 through 1994-07-08

  • Dave Gahan - lead vocals
  • Martin L. Gore - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals (denoted by (*) in track listings)
  • Daryl Bamonte - keyboards
  • Alan Wilder - keyboards, drums, backing vocals

All songs performed were written by Martin L. Gore.

Dates with downloads available

36 out of 60 dates have recordings from this tour.

Notes

Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher recalled some of the issues that plagued the tour in a 1997 interview with NME:

Martin Gore: "We lost the plot. We overplayed it with that last tour. But it's really difficult for us, at our level, to just decide to do a few key dates around the world. The minimum we would have to tour is nine months. Maybe we should have stuck to that, that's what we did with Violator, which was 90 concerts. Which, even so, is too much and heavy and grueling. But with the last project we decided to do a 14-month tour, and I think those extra 30 to 40 gigs were the straw that broke the camel's back. Heh-heh-heh!"

Andrew Fletcher: "The intensity of the partying had gone to a new stage. It had just been steadily getting worse and worse and worse and worse, until on that tour in particular it was just one huge party. Every night. Martin says he only went to bed early one time on the whole tour."

Martin Gore: "...You don't get offstage usually 'til 10.30, 11, so to get to bed by 12 you've really achieved something there."

Andrew Fletcher: "The whole story just sounds so rock 'n' roll. But, I suppose, it is. That's the way it was."[1]

In the same interview, Dave Gahan recalled the atmosphere of drug abuse on the road:

"We had a fully-paid psychiatrist on the road as well! Pretty funny. I never went to see him, I didn't have any problems, hahaha! Not psychological, anyway! I even took it so far as to be desperate to get Primal Scream to come on the road with us. They were perfect, absolutely perfect! I loved that last album, everything about them was what I wanted us to be! That was my fantasy. We had a lot of fun, actually, a lot of good times. They'd always be in my dressing room!"

"It was brilliant! There'd be a knock at the door before the show and it's Innes, or Throb, or Bobby, 'Have ye got a wee sniff, Mr G? I cannae make it tonight, I've been on the Jack all day, I just need a wee sniff, Mr G'. Hahaha! Really funny. And of course, I'd supply them with what they needed. Bobby saw right through my little game, and I felt I saw right through him. He gives off this great image of being this wasted fuck-up, but he's a real smart, clever guy. Bobby balanced it really well, he knew where to stop. I didn't realise that nobody actually did play the game that hard. And the Scream proved that."[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Source: [2 NME, 25th January 1997 - SYNTH AND SENSIBILITIES]

Pages in category "1994 Exotic Tour"

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