Depeche Mode: Touring the Angel

My wife and I went to the Depeche Mode concert in Aarhus last night. The afternoon was beautiful but also a bit chilly, but nothing could spoil a wonderful night at the NRGI Park Stadium with one of the greatest bands in the world.

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irst of all, let me tell you that I am a true metaller, devoted to progressive metal, but after hearing Depeche Mode, I am totally sold. The guys are really cool, vocalist Dave Gahan is a true entertainer, besides being a great singer and a sympathetic figure. I really enjoyed his special vocal and the dark and mysterious sound of the band in general.

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When I bought tickets for the concert back in March, I actually wanted to see Muse (who were supposed to be a warm-up), but they changed their plans. Boy, I was mad and disappointed, but their role was done in a good manner by Mohair and The Raveonettes last night.

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Depeche Mode opened with A Pain That I’m Used To, a song from their latest album and it was a great start with a lot of energy and fantastic performance by David Gahan with his special dancing moves and spinning arounds. I won’t pretend that I know every Depeche Mode song, but I know most of their hits and they actually played many of them. My favorites are Walking In My Shoes, Personal Jesus, I Feel You, Never Let Me Down Again, but also the ones from their latest album: A Pain That I’m Used To, Precious and John the Revelator.

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I was trully impressed by this band. Not only the great voice and stage performance by Gahan, but also Martin Gore on guitar and Andrew Fletcher’s magnificently dark and mysterious sounds on keyboards. I also must comment stage lights and video screens. It was simply superb with all those mobile screens with fantastic videos. I must agree with many that Depeche Mode has one of the best stage shows. My wife said it was worth every penny watching Depeche Mode, and I can only agree with her. If I can point anything negative about the concert, it would be a somewhat echoed sound, but it is a typical stadium phenomenon. Beside that, it was an amazing concert! I knew a lot about the band, but I was never a great fan, since I never got into the core of this band. I can only say, that will change. I will explore this band from start to end.


  1. A Pain That I’m Used To
  2. A Question Of Time
  3. Suffer Well
  4. Precious
  5. Walking In My Shoes
  6. Stripped
  7. Home
  8. It Doesn’t Matter
  9. In Your Room
  10. Nothing’s Impossible
  11. John The Revelator
  12. I Feel You
  13. Behind The Wheel
  14. World In My Eyes
  15. Personal Jesus
  16. Enjoy The Silence


  1. Leave In Silence
  2. Photographic
  3. Never Let Me Down Again

You can check out video sequences from the concert, taken with my photo camera. So, don’t expect High Definition:

Depeche Mode opening with “A Pain That I’m Used To”
Depeche Mode – “Walking In My Shoes”
Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”

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