Depeche Mode

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Depeche Mode
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.
Background information
Basildon, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Past members
Mute Records
Columbia Records
Past labels
Sire Records
Reprise Records
Capitol Records
Virgin Records Ltd.
Years active

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.



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)



Depeche Mode
Studio albums Speak & SpellA Broken FrameConstruction Time AgainSome Great RewardBlack CelebrationMusic For The MassesViolatorSongs Of Faith And DevotionUltraExciterPlaying The AngelSounds Of The UniverseDelta MachineSpirit
Compilation albums People Are PeopleThe Singles 81→85Catching Up with Depeche ModeDepeche Mode Greatest HitsThe Singles 86>98The Singles 81>98Remixes 81-04The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1The Complete Depeche ModeRemixes 2: 81–11
Live albums 101Songs of Faith and Devotion LiveRecording the AngelTouring the Angel: Live in MilanRecording the UniverseTour of the Universe: Barcelona 20/21.11.09Depeche Mode Live in BerlinSpirits in the Forest
Singles "Dreaming Of Me" • "New Life" • "Just Can't Get Enough" • "See You" • "The Meaning Of Love" • "Leave In Silence" • "Get The Balance Right" • "Everything Counts" • "Love, In Itself" • "People Are People" • "Master And Servant" • "Blasphemous Rumours" / "Somebody" • "Shake The Disease" • "It's Called A Heart" • "Stripped" / "But Not Tonight" • "A Question Of Lust" • "A Question Of Time" • "Strangelove" • "Never Let Me Down Again" • "Behind The Wheel" • "Little 15" • "Strangelove '88" • "Route 66" • "Everything Counts (Live)" • "Personal Jesus" • "Enjoy The Silence" • "Policy Of Truth" • "World In My Eyes" • "I Feel You" • "Walking In My Shoes" • "Condemnation" • "In Your Room" • "Barrel Of A Gun" • "It's No Good" • "Home" • "Useless" • "Only When I Lose Myself" • "Dream On" • "I Feel Loved" • "Freelove" • "Goodnight Lovers" • "Enjoy The Silence (Reinterpreted)" • "Precious" • "A Pain That I'm Used To" • "Suffer Well" • "John The Revelator" / "Lilian" • "Martyr" • "Wrong" • "Peace" • "Fragile Tension" / "Hole To Feed" • "Personal Jesus 2011" • "Heaven" • "Soothe My Soul" • "Should Be Higher" • "Where's The Revolution" • "Going Backwards" • "Cover Me"
Video albums The World We Live In and Live in HamburgSome Great VideosStrange101Strange TooDevotionalThe Videos 86>98Some Great Videos 81>85One Night in ParisThe Videos 86>98Touring the Angel: Live in MilanThe Best Of Depeche Mode Volume 1Tour of the Universe: Barcelona 20/21.11.09Live in BerlinVideo Singles Collection
Tours and concerts 1980 Tour1981 TourSee You TourA Broken Frame TourConstruction Time Again TourSome Great Reward TourBlack Celebration TourMusic For The Masses TourWorld Violation TourDevotional TourExotic TourUltra PartiesThe Singles 86>98 TourExciter TourTouring The AngelTour Of The UniverseDelta Machine TourGlobal Spirit Tour
Related articles Awards and nominationsDiscographySongsCovers of Depeche Mode songsRecoilMute RecordsDaniel MillerJonathan KesslerFor the Masses