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The show started slowly with the crowd somewhat
subdued.You could tell the band were aware that the
crowd was hesitant about getting into the whole show.
It wasn't until halfway through that the crowd started
to give something back to Gahan as he tried to stir
them up. If you watch any of their other concerts that
were filmed you can see the crowds willingly
participate in everything the band has to offer but not
so at this last show. It took a lot of cajoling from Gahan
to bring them along for the ride but towards the end
we were all willing passengers on the Depeche Mode
Swanee from Toronto, Ontario
ANOTHER EXCELLENT SHOW!
The lads gave. It 100% last night. New material
sounded fantastic. Shame about Toronto
crowds. Lamest bunch of fence-sitting duds in
the planet. Reading the the bitching and
moaning in theres reviews pretty much sums it
up. These folks weren’t interested in seeing a
live show. They wanted a high-school reunion.
If they spent half as much time listening as
they have complaining about the set list, they’d
have have been a part of something magical.
Instead, they sat like stuck, codgy lumps -
waiting to relive their bad-80’s hair fantasies.
...and then shuffled home to write negative
reviews that only reflect on their own inability
to age with grace and passion.
Here’s a tip: Don’t come next time, ya bunch of
washed-up, spoon-fed, low-energy having
whiners. You bring nothing to the table and
you’re an embarrassment to our city.
Fantastic show! Can’t wait for a new album and
another tour. The lads always bring it. Setlist,
sound, stage design and delivery, all A+.
Thanks again boys!!!!
Q from Chicago, Illinois
NEVER LET ME DOWN AGAIN
Show was amazing. Depeche Mode is off the charts. the DM Library cannot be matched. They have so many great songs that they couldn't possibly do them all. I really liked the Cover Me performance. I liked the Never Let Me down Again performance. I love how they have different arrangements for some old songs. I love the Anton Corbin projections. I think they are a very pioneering Band. I stood for the whole show. It was just DM at there best. I liked when Martin performed Home which is one of my all time favorites. I like the new synth rhythms on songs like Everything Counts which sounds so good after all these years especially the new arrangements. All in all the show was phenomenal. I hope they just keep on making good records and revamping there library. 10 stars for DM
Susan from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DEPECHE MODE STILL ROCKS!
DM "Never Lets Me Down". I thought the set lists was spot on. I have been
a fan since Music for the Masses and I am one of the few that wasn't
looking to hear only 80's music. They played many songs from ULTRA
which, in my opinion, is their best album. They also played the best ones
from Faith and Devotion. I love the new album and the song Revolution.
They sprinkled in some of the oldies but goodies. Their voices are strong
and still awesome! From a listening perspective, they are at their very
best. My only small issue was the lighting and the lack luster of the actual
production. I have been to every tour they have done and it has always
been a grand production. In particular, the Devotional tour (especially the
opening song Higher Love) was something to see. This tour lacks that sort
of grand showmanship. However, that being said, it was spectacular. Bravo
Boys! Job well done!
Sott Clark from Victoria, British Columbia
How can you not be blown away by 2 1/2 hours of DM. For diehard fans it could have been 6 stars out of 5
though. Some of the new stuff is tepid and to fit those in an leave out Policy of Truth, A Question of Time and
Black Celebration left me with a twinge of disappointment. That said it was so close to the sweetest
JJ from Houston, Texas
WHAT A SHOW, WHAT A BAND!
After previewing the Spirit Tour a couple of times on YouTube before I saw them in Houston, I had prepared myself for a slow concert. I expected things to only pickup the pace after about 45 minutes, but I was WRONG. The show was full gas from the start, lots of energy. The Houston crowd was amazing and fun to be with. There is no way DM could play all of my favorites, it just won't happen and I know they gotta get the new songs in the mix too. BACKWARDS and POISON HEART are new great live tracks. That being said they did GET THE BALANCE RIGHT all-in-all. Dave was great, he is certainly one of the best front men of all time. So good to hear Martin sing SOMEBODY with Peter on piano. And yes, even I still wonder if Andy's keyboard is plugged in after all these years. I've seen them 24 times and this tour now ranks in the top 5 for me, so there you have it. Peter and Christian are fantastic musicians too and not to be ignored.
Mike Funckmeister from Toronto, Ontario
DEPECHE MODE AT THE ACC WAS AWESOME!!!
We started the night out for dinner and drinks at the nearby Loose Moose (which
was awesome and fun). Then we walked done the block to the Air Canada Center.
We had to find our way up to the 3rd floor where we quickly found a booth to buy a
requisite t-shirt, and another few drinks. (Yes, the 3rd floor! Thanks, in no part, to
the bots on TicketMaster.) We got into our seats in time to enjoy a few of Warpaint's
warmup (great songs, ladies!), then onto the main event. The crowd was really
revved up as Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher entered the stage, and the sound at the ACC
was spectacular! The speakers hanging from the ceiling almost looked organic, and
the digital sound was crisp and mind-blowing! I've seen all of Depeche Mode's
concerts in Toronto since their Violator tour show at the CNE Grand, but this was by
far the best of all of them. I want to wish David, Martin, and Andrew a hearty
Canadian "THANK-YOU!" for all the years you've put into entertaining us! We loved it!
Keep it up!!
Peter from Hamilton, Ontario
This was by far one of their best concerts since the Devotional Tour. There was lots of energy during the entire concert. Dave was on the move from the opening song. I sat in the 300 section and could see everything and the crowd was right into the concert. For artists in the mid 50's, they rocked.
Dan from Montreal, Quebec
JUST KEEPS GOING ON AND ON AND ON .........
After al these years, Dave and Marty still have it.
We have not missed a show since the 80's and look forward to the next one already.
DM are the most under estimated live band in the world - they did not disappoint!
Sorry to see some of these reviews stating that they did not play 'Stairway to heaven"
for them - get over yourselves....this is not simply an 80's band!
Aaron Halcomb from Bourbonnais, Illinois
BOOKED NOV 13 SHOW ALREAD
We had a great time, great seats on the floor corner of the jet out stage - they are great together and perform so well live - many great songs throughout their 40 year catalog - all of them gems. New music is great too -the duo on Condemnation was epic too - Dave's favorite song. Dave is a great singer and Martin is the best at harmony ever! Encore was great - yeah there were a couple of songs missing but when you have over 40 top 20 hits you cannot play them all. Glad they chose to press on after Fletch was lost. Love this group - always have
Leigh P from Toronto, Ontario
MASSIVE PERFORMANCE - 6 STARS
I can’t count how many times I’ve seen Depeche Mode… This show was off the charts! The energy, the arrangements, absolutely fantastic. The tribute to their fallen band member was touching, the imagery powerful and moving. After 40 years they continue to not disappoint. Walking In My Shoes, Stripped, Question of Lust, Everything Counts, I Feel You and even the new Ghosts Again were all excellent. Never Let Me Down Again was epic and showed that the bank still has it after all these years. Well done, gentlemen … well done.
Dan Nahmiach from Montreal, Quebec
BEST DEPECHE MODE CONCERT IN 30 YEARS !
9th time seeing the boys! I always considered the 'Songs of Faith and Devotion' tour as their finest tour, but this one totally topped it. Unbelievable energy! It's as if they were playing a setlist made especially for me! One song after the other after the other after the other !
Dave and Marty - THANK YOU !!!
HelennHill from New York, New York
NYC RULES SUPREME
Started a tiny bit slow
new York embraced DM
They felt IT and Gave ALL…
Tremendous Night !
E.Hill from New York, New York
The Happiest girl I am~
Abandon yourself, just go in with no preconceptions
Let the Music move you
DM is there for You and does not disappoint … Enjoy !
Jason Daws from Houston, Texas
NEVER LET ME DOWN
This was my 3rd time to see Depeche Mode in the Houston area. This was the first time at the indoor Toyota Center, previously saw them at the Woodlands Pavillion outdoor theatre. THEY BLEW ME AWAY with another performance I will never forget. Bought nosebleed seats 8 months in advance, but when the wait was over, got to our seats to find a perfectly clear view of the stage that wasn't as far off as I was expecting (section 416). I cannot say enough about the set. A giant letter "M" that showed live feed of the audience inside the letter and outside live video of what was happening on stage. And other combinations of colors photos, videos inside the M and outside. Couldn't wait for next song to see what cool way they were going to light up the stage. Their song library is so huge, they played a very balanced mix of new and old. Again, the set, just amazing... i want one of those in my living room with my initial LOL
Dan T from Houston, Texas
GREATEST CULT BAND EVER
I think they never disappointed in performance, passion and showmanship, I’ve see probably 25-30 performances live throughout the last 2 decades. Attention to detail, fact that not 2 shows are really the same both performance and playlist says a lot about artistic dedication.
I’ve been a fan since I was about 10 and every new album they put out relates to a certain part in my life evoking emotions and memories that no other constant in my life does.
People that be leave one star reviews simply because they haven’t played a couple of songs that they know are just pathetic and hope they won’t show up at future performances again.
While some songs or albums are more relevant or catchy that others they tell a real story of inspiration, struggle, life evolution and that’s what music and art is about, not all Picasso’s works are equally valuable and brilliant.
I hope they never perform in Canada again and all those “fans” can go see Justin Bieber instead, no pun intended.
Nicole from Atlanta
I’ve been a DM fan for 30+ years and this was surprisingly my first time seeing them play, and we were not disappointed. They played a good mix of old and new-they are promoting their new album so obviously they will play songs off the Memento album. While the songs from their new album are a bit slower it was still enjoyable to see them played live. They played 23 songs and only six were from memento album, not sure why all the reviews are saying they didn’t play older songs….they did….a good mix off all albums actually. They sounded great, it was a full house, everyone stood and sang the whole time-people were not leaving, were engaged and having a blast. Dave and Martin performed very well, Dave was as usual great on stage. They’re in their 60’s so obviously their sound and stage performance is probably different compared to them playing at previous concerts-duh. Not sure why all the negative reviews are -stop complaining and enjoy the music from a group that has stayed tight since the 80’s!
Michi from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DEPECHE MODE FOREVER
It was a great show
It is a Momento Mori Tour that means they will play songs of their new album !! Where did it said Best of or Revival ?? Of course they play new songs and they are great !! I love them for over 40 years . The interact with the audience, they sing live and they have great voices !! What an ensuing show !! Europeans somehow celebrate more and are more enthusiastic. A great event - great sound ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Anna kondic from New York, New York
IT WAS SO FUN
i was very worried after having read some reviews here. I neednt have worried, the show was great, engaging, we all danced and sang. the band sounded good and the music itself was amazing with three songs from new album and many hits. Love it
Antonietta from Montreal, Quebec
Saw them in Montréal. They sounded great. The old songs hold up and we’re so much fun to hear live again. The newer songs are great. I am so glad they keep releasing new music. Their chemistry is great and the energy never ending. It was a party and I did not want it to end. Can’t wait for the next show.
VT from Chicago, Illinois
BEST DM CONCERT
I have gone to many many DM concerts in many major cities since A broken frame. Tonight, we were at the Chicago United Center Nov 13th's show. It's the most sophisticated performance I've ever witnessed from DM. It showcased how artistic and untouchable Dave and Martin are. DM just outperformed themselves with their new songs and the MM tour -- which I thought it's impossible given all the previous great concerts. Unbelievable!
SteveB from Denver, Colorado
DEPECHE MODE DENVER, CO SHOW
Amazing show. Band energy was great from the start. Stage design and setup did not distract from the live performance. Ball arena sound system was great. Set list was good, from almost 40 years of songs and definitely some surprises.
Dana from Calgary, Alberta
WHAT A SHOW!! EDMONTON
Edmonton Nov 21, 2023
I have been to countless concerts. This one ranks in my top 5. Dave and Martin put on one hell of a show. Their voices, their energy (mostly referring to Dave,) and the setlist was incredible. Dave didn't stop moving all night long with his pirouettes, Elvis-esque hip moves, and prancing about. He could put a lot of 61 year-olds to shame. The audience was completely into their performance, which the band, no doubt, responded to.
Martin sang Strangelove so beautifully. With his gorgeous tenor voice, I was hoping he'd do another song (i.e., Home,) but we were deprived.
This was the first time seeing Depeche Mode and I'm now kicking myself for waiting so long. I brought my reluctant 16 year-old son along in place of my daughter who wasn't able to attend, as planned. Well, he absolutely loved the concert (I knew he would) and Depeche Mode has another fan.
Jerri from Alberta
I’ve been a fan for a long time but this is my first time seeing them live. My husband saw a band from the 80s this summer and said they were a little slow cause the guy was in his 50s. I thought maybe this would be the case with DM as well but my mind was blown! I loved the energy, the music is still epic and Dave’s voice is still so good. I loved hearing the old and the new stuff. Their encore performance was a bonus 30 minutes and they played more of their old songs. This was in Edmonton and the crowd was amazing. Dave even said we were so much better than SLC so I’m not sure what happened there! I hope they keep performing. I’d love to go again.
Rosie! from Vancouver, British Columbia
I have seen DM many many times since the 80's and they never disappoint. The set list was great, heard songs I hadn't heard live in a long time. Dave is as sexy as ever and Martin's voice just melts the heart. I am a Devotee for life. Looking forward to more as always
Pye from Vancouver, British Columbia
BEST DEPECHMODE CONCERT
Start to finish I was so impressed and loved every minute of the concert. Everyone around me was on there feet singing along and even loved the new songs from latested Album. (C.D. ).
Best concert and Dave's voice is amazing .
There music is timeless and I really hope they do another tour . I will be going if they do . Also love the merchandise. Love love love Depechmode. You guys are truly legend and my favourite all time band .
Fraser from Vancouver, British Columbia
Jays a moron the show was fantastic. But he’s from Toronto
Steve from Portland, Oregon
WONDERFUL PLAYLIST DELIVERED WITH ENERGY
Started strong and kept the electricity flowing. The crowd was awesome and gave back all the energy the band and Gahan offered. You could see it in their faces, DM were enjoying this gig. Great blend of New and Old and the perfect flow of songs. I saw them in San Jose earlier this year and this show was so amazing. Great set list, New videos, Cool Lighting effects. The sold out venue got their $ worth. Hopping they tour in 2024 and stop in PDX.
Heather from Seattle, Washington
GREAT! BUT NOT THE GREATEST
The first few songs were sluggish. I had read other
cities set lists. I was kinda bummed to be honest. I felt
like they did t do their popular ones. I also felt like it
was short? Maybe because of the slow beginning. I
would’ve like to hear Martin sing more than one at
the beginning and one at the end. I missed hearing
it’s no good. Strangelove!! Policy of truth. Dave didn’t
dance as much! I loved it and had a great time. But
I’ve seen them 8 times over 25+ years. And left
Edward from Chicago, IL
IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT
The sound wasn't great, there setlist could have been better. With that said, they were awesome! Dave is 58 years old, how many of us can do anything for 2 + hours, with such energy. I thought his engagement of the audience was great, we enjoyed it immensely. Also, they did a great job with the Fletch tribute. Technically it wasn't there greatest, but I feel to expect a performance of days gone by, would be unrealistic. They left us wanting more!
Aviation Enthusiast from Montreal, Quebec
QUEBEC CITY SHOW
The fact that they keep on coming out with new music and always evolving says something about their talent and why they are still standing after all these years. Let's face it who else from their era is still making new music? I really have to think hard on this one. Maybe 1 or 2.
We saw them in Quebec City because there were no more good seats left in Montreal, and I have to say everyone in that venue was singing their hearts out. We had amazing seats, and had great view. We were so impressed that we bought more tickets for the Montreal November show. Obviously they can't play all the great songs they have written over the years. The show is a bit short because they have so many good songs. The quality of the sound was great, and you have to give it to them for putting on a great show.
My only complaint is Ticketmaster bleeds you with their prices, we are all being gauged to the max.
Cindy Stafford from Newport Beach
I WANTED MORE OLD STUFF
Mix in old and new - I’m not a big fan of your new
music and really was disappointed by the lack of your
greatest hits. Most people come to hear those too!
Your new songs I need to be chilling on my couch to
listen to - your greatest hits get you out of your seat.
Wouldn’t go again if I knew what they were going to
play. However his voice is still amazing- keep taking
care of it!!!!
Brad from Seattle, Washington
DID THEY "GET THE BALANCE RIGHT"?
Hmm, third time seeing them live; I had seen set lists from other shows and Saturdays followed script. Dave shows amazing energy and flexibility for a mid 50's cat-- his vocal range is starting to narrow, but still is impressive- Martin is truly a skilled and talented man too. I could not help but yearn for their songs of my youth... I think Dave wants to "rock" more and viscerally enjoys the songs of his addiction experiences more then the music that built them. He puts more energy into that segment and it showed on stage. The tour in '88 is still the best I have seen followed by violator in 1990.
Dear DM: most of us want to see and hear what we remember: the CURE do an excellent job of playing sets based on what made them. I do hope DM will tour again--and focus on the 1980's. It would be amazing and the energy and crowd will be there to support them. I remain disappointed that more of their old songs were passed over.
Robert was robbed from Toronto, Ontario
MISSED A FEW CD,S
I went mainly for the 80's and 90's hits. I was very disappointed. I understand that I have
missed a bit of new stuff, but should have played the hits that got them there. Seen a lot
of older people in the crowd too.
Barbara from Vancouver, British Columbia
MOST DISAPPOINTING DM CONCERT EVER
I love Depeche Mode and have seen every
concert in Toronto since Violator in '90 and
have been blown away every time....until
now .Depeche has always had the perfect
mix of old and new songs at their concerts
with the crowd standing for most of it. Dave
is amazing at bringing his crowds to their
feet. This time around, they played very few
classics at this concert and the newest songs
were slow paced and almost boring. I
brought my boyfriend and he was looking
forward to finally seeing them live after my
descriptions of previous concerts and wow,
was he let down. I was shocked that it was
that bad .I am and have been an avid
concert goer since age 14 and it kills me to
say this was the worst concert I have ever
seen. Please guys, come back to T.O. and
play what made us love you in the first
Kris from Toronto, Ontario
PUSHING THEIR NEW ALBUM-REALLY?
Such a boring concert! So many of us were in disbelief. New song after new song as he twirled on the stage?!?! Some people left half way through concert. The sound was off too. Im glad we stayed because the old favourites were finally played at the very end. Not worth the money -disappointing!
Marc from Montreal, Quebec
POOR CHOICE OF SONGS
They had the Bell centre on fire for the encore. I don’t understand why some bands insist in trying to renew themselves 40 years after their initial start. Play what worked for you in the past, that is what most people want to hear. Very disappointed. Unless DM announced a farewell tour playing their hits… I am done. Sorry.
Riz from Chicago, Illinois
BORING AND SLEEPY PLAYLIST
I went hoping hear to people are people and instead spent most of the time at the bar to drown out the boredom!
Jay from Toronto, Ontario
%85 new stuff. with just about everyone that paid good money for the tickets being over 40 you think they would of played more of the older stuff.. The songs everyone loves.
I think that was my last time going to see them :(
TINA JOHANSSEN DEDELS from Beeton, Ontario
SHAME ON YOU DEPECHE MODE
I was super disappointed in this concert. They didn't play Just Can't Get Enough, Strangelove,
People are People, Master and Servant, Somebody, World in My Eyes, Policy of Truth, A
Question of Lust, Blasphemous Rumours, Shake the Disease, etc.? If they don't realize they are
playing to a nostalgia crowd, and think people spent $300 for a ticket to hear their new music,
they are out of touch and out of luck the next time they tour. We expect to hear your hits. That
is the bottom line. I saw Duran Duran and Tears for Fears recently. Awesome shows. Played all
their old hits, plus a few new songs. The way it should be. BADLY DONE DM!!
Sebastian from Toronto, Ontario
TRIED TOO HARD, GUYS!
I'm sorry DM but you are not a "rock band" in the traditional sense of the term, so
please stop trying to gig like one. Focusing more on getting the crowd going than
your own performance is shameful. The bass drowned all other instruments and
everything sounded like a wash, with many songs sounding eerily similar and
I'm not saying it's time to hang up the boots, but realize where your strengths are.
The synthesizer is your friend and what put you on the map. Synthpop is your genre.
Dave is NOT a modern day Iggy Pop or Mick Jagger. This concert was pathetic
pandering to a new generation of entitled narcissists who see nothing but reflections
of themselves in the band and the music. You're better than that, guys.
Scott Greenlaw from Toronto, Ontario
As a DM fan since High school and having seen the band more than 20 times over the last
35 years we were really excited to see the band again. With such a great catalogue of
Music the setlist could be and Should be exceptional. judging by the fans in my section as
well as the corridors, most if not ALL of us aging 40+fans (I'm 52) were looking forward to
reliving a little of our younger days. Seeing Depeche Mode and not hearing/seeing Just
Cant Get Enough, Shake the Disease, Behind the Wheel, Strangelove, People are People
(especially given todays political climate People are People needs to be there!
The Stage setup was great, the sound was excellent, the band was energetic but the
choice of material was downright BAD. no one was there to listen to a new record or
download new songs. i get it, some would have been fine but the first 6 songs and then
even further, the Kick Ass Tunes from the FAVORITE BAND of my younger years weren't
there! based on our section my opinion was shared!
Howie from Sacramento, California
Having seen DM several times I was expecting so much more from their sound engineer. It was painful to listen to. Tons of top and bottom end but almost no middle. This left us with a pounding but thin sound that did not do the material Justice. I left after the third song and probably won’t bother next time around.
Anthony from Los Angeles
HORRIBLE MIX OF PRIMARILY NEW AND SOME OLD
For every great song from the 80s they played two-three-four mediocre new songs. The audience was pissed. DM would play a great song and the audience would jump up and get into the concert, and then DM would immediately start playing their bland new stuff. They audience wanted to get into it, but couldn't and would quickly sit down. I don't think DM played two of their hits in a row. I would have loved to give them six stars, but I would have loved to hear their hits and they didn't care about that.
Kristine from Boston, Massachusetts
RALES FROM THE CRYPT
How depressing. Moves that might have just been odd in the 90s have the appearance of a cheaper when in late 60s. Who wants to see that twirling around? Just sit on a stool with a hooded cloak and let us enjoy the silence. Funny. As I saw Morrissey 2 weeks before, what a difference, although the same age and genre. I am so thankful I left before they played Personal Jesus. At least that song won't be ruined by visualizing the vampire like twirling and stroking thinning hair.. The voices remain good though
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