Depeche Mode

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Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour 2017-06-03.jpg
From left to right: Andrew Fletcher, Martin Gore, and Dave Gahan perform during the 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour. Photo by Instagram user talktonight27, retrieved via Facebook group “Depeche Mode Classic Photos And Videos”.
Background information
Origin
Basildon, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Members
Past members
Works
Labels
Mute Records
Columbia Records
Past labels
Sire Records
Reprise Records
Capitol Records
Virgin Records Ltd.
Online
Years active
1980-present

Depeche Mode are an English electronic rock band formed in Basildon, Essex. Through a constant evolution in their musical output and a consistent touring ethic that saw the band graduate from performing school gigs to playing the legendary concert for the masses at the Pasadena Rose Bowl to an audience in excess of 60,000 people within ten years of their formation, Depeche Mode have built a cult following of devoted fans and metamorphosed into one of the most influential and successful alternative musical acts of all time over the course of their four decade career.

History

Formation

Formed in 1980, the group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (primary songwriter after 1981, vocals, keyboards, guitar), Andrew "Fletch" Fletcher (keyboards), and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter from 1980 until 1981).

Speak & Spell (1981)

Vince Clarke departure (1981)

A Broken Frame (1982)

Alan Wilder joins (1982)

Construction Time Again (1983)

Some Great Reward (1984)

Catching Up With Depeche Mode (1985)

Black Celebration (1986)

Music For The Masses (1987)

Violator (1990)

Songs Of Faith And Devotion (1993)

Alan Wilder departure (1995)

Ultra (1997)

The Singles 86>98 (1998)

Exciter (2001)

Playing The Angel (2005)

Sounds Of The Universe (2009)

Delta Machine (2013)

Spirit (2017)

Legacy

Discography