But Not Tonight

Depeche Mode Finally Performs ‘But Not Tonight’ On A World Tour

Depeche Mode finally performed ‘But Not Tonight’ on a world tour for the first time during their show in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 5, 2013. Sung by Martin instead of Dave, it was a fantastic acoustic version. However, I would have loved to see it played live with the synths, akin to the album version.

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”