Depeche Mode visits FC Barcelona’s training session

On January 14, 2014, Depeche Mode, slated for a performance at Palau Sant Jordi on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, took the opportunity to attend FC Barcelona’s afternoon training session. The band members observed the team’s training and, at the session’s conclusion, posed for photos with the players.

Some members of the band, such as Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher, are ardent football fans and support Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC, respectively, as evident in the accompanying photos below:

“Delta Machine” No. 18 in ABC News 50 Best Albums of 2013

Depeche Mode’s 2013 album, “Delta Machine,” secured an admirable position at No. 18 in ABC News’ 50 Best Albums of 2013.: – 


18. DEPECHE MODE – “DELTA MACHINE” (DELUXE EDITION) Of the 80’s titans still standing, Depeche Mode seem like the most unlikely to tread new ground, and yet, “Delta Machine” is their strongest effort since 1997’s “Ultra.” Somehow, they have adopted a minimalist approach and it sounds strikingly of the moment and fresh. (Single “Heaven” is one of the strongest bits of gospel-blues they have ever produced.) They never sound bored. They never sound tired. It sounds like the work of a band revving up to make another series of epic statements. With any luck, Depeche Mode can continue issuing classics of this caliber. This is exactly the kind of album you want a veteran group to release. Depeche Mode’s future is bright!

Favorite Tracks: “Secret To The End” “My Little Universe” “Happens All The Time” (Bonus disc track) “Welcome To My World” “Heaven”

The Scene’s Top 40 albums 2013 – Irish Daily Star

Depeche Mode’s 2013 album “Delta Machine” secured a place in The Scene’s Top 40 Albums of 2013, a list curated by the editorial team at The Scene, the essential entertainment guide published every Friday with the Irish Daily Star:


40. Depeche Mode: Delta Machine (Sony)

Three decades or so after Depeche Mode helped start the synth-pop movement – alongside Soft Cell, Eurythmics and Pet Shop Boys – and they are the only act left with a major label contract and enough popularity to fill stadiums worldwide. This stunning 13th studio album (produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood) shows why – they are still on top of their game.

Bands Influenced By Depeche Mode

An intriguing article explores bands influenced by Depeche Mode’s music:  
“Depeche Mode are the most successful electronic band in music history, selling over 100 million albums and singles sold worldwide. Still, their blend of synth-pop and alternative is difficult to replicate, as the wide range of idiosyncratic atmospheres lead songwriter Martin Gore was able to construct is daunting. Many bands influenced by them are not obvious audible replications as a result. Instead, they are more influenced by their mode of songwriting, which allowed ambition to flow freely; it encouraged artists to pursue darker territory as they saw fit.” Read more:

Depeche Mode Opens Delta Machine World Tour at Nice, France

Depeche Mode launched their Delta Machine world tour on May 4, 2013, at Le Palais Nikaia, Nice, France, treating fans to a lengthy setlist of 24 tracks. The concert featured old favorites like ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ and ‘Black Celebration’ but notably omitted ‘But Not Tonight.’

Setlist: Depeche Mode, Le Palais Nikaia, Nice, France, 5/4/13

1. “Welcome to My World”
2. “Angel”
3. “Walking in My Shoes”
4. “Precious”
5. “Black Celebration”
6. “Policy of Truth”
7. “Should Be Higher”
8. “Barrel of a Gun”
9. “Higher Love”
10. “The Child Inside”
11. “Heaven”
12. “Soothe My Soul”
13. “A Pain That I’m Used To”
14. “A Question of Time”
15. “Secret to the End”
16. “Enjoy the Silence”
17. “Personal Jesus”
18. “Goodbye”

19. “A Question of Lust”
20. “Halo” (Goldfrapp Remix)
21. “Just Can’t Get Enough”
22. “I Feel You”
24. “Never Let Me Down Again”

Full details and video links at

Depeche Mode Finally Performs ‘But Not Tonight’ Live!!!

Today marks the happiest day for us in the realm of Depeche Mode. Finally, Depeche Mode has graced us with a live performance of ‘But Not Tonight,’ our absolute favorite among their songs. This particular track holds sentimental value for us, being the one that initially drew us into the captivating world of Depeche Mode. To say that we are stunned would be an understatement. Our joy is immeasurable, and we are even willing to overlook the neglect this song endured over the years. The live rendition, although more of an acoustic interpretation rather than the synthy pop version of the original, has only intensified our elation. We are confident that many fans have eagerly awaited this moment, and it has finally come to fruition!

The enchanting performance took place at a modest promo gig held at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on Friday, April 26, 2013, in front of an intimate audience of 400 people. The crowd erupted with excitement as they recognized the opening notes, and the song, skillfully delivered by Martin L. Gore midway through the 10-song set, left an indelible impression on everyone fortunate enough to witness it.

Setlist: Depeche Mode, The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, 4/26/13

1. “Angel”
2. “Should Be Higher”
3. “Walking In My Shoes”
4. “Barrel of a Gun”
5. “Heaven”
6. “But Not Tonight”
7. “Personal Jesus”
8. “Soft Touch / Raw Nerve”
9. “Soothe My Soul”
10. “Enjoy the Silence”

“Delta Machine” Makes Chart Entry At No. 6

Source: Musicweek

“Depeche Mode have scored their seventh consecutive Top 10 hit on the Billboard 200 with Delta Machine as Justin Timberlake achieves the year’s first million-selling album.

The veteran Basildon band enter at 6, extending a Top 10 run that began in 1990 with Violator reaching No 7 and hitting a peak in 1993 with Songs Of Faith And Devotion debuting at No 1. However, first-week sales of the new album are down on the 80,000 start of its 2009 predecessor Sounds Of The Universe, which debuetd and peaked at 3, with Delta Machine having shifted 52,000 copies last week.”