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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!!
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