1. Depeche Mode's 'Violator' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 19, 2015 11:55 AM EDT 1.501 k 128 4 In the first half of the '80s, when Depeche Mode was just a baby-faced synth-pop band singing bubblegum love songs, America couldn't be bothered to care. The boys from Basildon, England, were neither as pretty as Duran Duran nor as ...

  2. Depeche Mode Bring 'Delta Machine' to Tel Aviv in Exuberant Tour Stop

    May 08, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Doom pop legends delight Israeli audience during the second show of their Delta Machine tour "Oh, Tel Aviv!" Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan groaned Tuesday night as HaYarkon Park was transformed into a bubble insulated from whatever ...

  3. Depeche Mode Leave Them Wanting More at First-Ever SXSW Show

    March 16, 2013 1:00 PM EDT The audience for Depeche Mode's first-ever SXSW showcase, and last show in the U.S. until August, was the kind of crowd that goes bonkers at the first appearance of a guitar tech on the still-dark stage. The band made their first appearanc ...

  4. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:56 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since si ...

  5. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:50 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since ...

  6. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. F ...

  7. Depeche Mode Announces New Album, Tour to Follow

    December 11, 2012 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Depeche Mode has signed a new worldwide deal with Columbia Records and will release a new album in March 2013. The influential and critically acclaimed band, comprised of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, had previously s ...

  8. Depeche Mode Sign Worldwide Deal With Columbia Records

    December 11, 2012 8:45 AM EST Depeche Mode has signed a new worldwide deal with Columbia Records and will release a new album in March 2013. The band, comprised of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher and managed by Jonathan Kessler, had previously spen ...

  9. Depeche Mode Planning New Album, Tour Dates

    October 22, 2012 8:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Depeche Mode will return with a new album in spring 2013, the band revealed on Monday. The group, which will hold a press conference in Paris on Tuesday, will also hit the round in May, kicking off three months of European dates. A tour of North Ame ...

  10. Depeche Mode / August 3, 2009 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    August 06, 2009 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 When the synth-pop revolution began in the early '80s, few would have guessed that Depeche Mode -- three androgynous lads from Basildon, England with a fondness for bondage gear and bubbly Casio melodies -- would be selling out stadiums almost ...

  11. Black Eyed Peas, Green Day Top Euro Charts

    June 11, 2009 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Green Day starts a third week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music), Lady Gaga's 15-week reign over European Hot 100 Singles with "Poker Face" (Interscope ...

  12. Depeche Mode Cancels More Dates As Singer Recovers From Surgery

    May 28, 2009 8:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Depeche Mode is to reschedule its London O2 Arena show and cancel some European appearances after the full extent of singer Dave Gahan's illness was revealed. The singer suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hospit ...

  13. Depeche Mode Pulls O2 Date After Singer's Surgery

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode is to reschedule its London O2 Arena show and cancel some European appearances after the full extent of singer Dave Gahan's illness was revealed. The singer suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hosp ...

  14. Depeche Mode Prepares For Tour Of The Universe

    March 23, 2009 9:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a room in New York's Greenwich Hotel, Dave Gahan is sitting erect in a straight-backed chair, immune to the wind outside that's blowing garbage cans down the street. Gahan, the lead singer for Depeche Mode, is a rock star and he dresses ...

  15. Depeche Mode Announces Euro Tour

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. synth-pop act Depeche Mode presented its plans for the “Tour of the Universe 2009" during an announcement at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. In front of over 350 media representatives from all over Europe and about 1,000 fans today (Oct. 6 ...

  16. Ask Billboard

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Garth Brooks, Depeche Mode and PJ Harvey. Nov. 16, 2007 - Ask Billboard is on vacation and will return next week. Keep submitting your great questions! Send all your burning music questions to Keith at askbb@ ...

  17. Ask Billboard

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Garth Brooks, Depeche Mode and PJ Harvey. NO MIDDLE FENCE FOR BROOKS Keith, Garth Brooks just received an RIAA award as the biggest-selling solo artist with 123 million in album certifications. Can you tell u ...

  18. Kenna

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. With a load of online buzz and a powerful label (Columbia), he had opened for No Doubt and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. It looked like Kenna would take In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. ...

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood ramps back up for her sophomore album, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss cement an unlikely creative partnership, Ween is weirder than ever on its Rounder debut and Neil Young stretches The solo debut from System Of A Down frontman Ser ...

  20. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival / April 29-30, 2006 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With more than 90 bands playing on five stages, it was impossible to see everything at the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. So what follows are some of the plentiful Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens an ...

  21. Coachella Day One: Depeche Brings The Pain, Kanye Sizzles

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which drew a record crowd of 60,000 people to the Empire Polo Field Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlight ...

  22. Depeche Mode / Dec. 3, 2005 / Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the group's show in Atlantic City, N.J., the evening was an experience where the masses fervently worshipped their musical god with dance and hollered prayers. For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the grou ...

  23. Depeche Mode Recording New Album

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran electronic/rock outfit Depeche Mode is in Santa Barbara, Calif., recording the follow-up to 2001's "Exciter." Veteran electronic/rock outfit Depeche Mode is in Santa Barbara, Calif., recording the follow-up to 2001's &quo ...

  24. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder ...

  25. Ask Billboard

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Depeche Mode, Tamia and Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart. PLACE YOUR DEPECHE BETS Hi Keith, I've noted with interest that Depeche Mode has sold similar numbers of each of its recent al ...

  26. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    October 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. Into the Sun , Weekend Players 2. Get It Together (remixes) , Seal 3. Send Your Love (remixes) , Sting 4. I Love I Love , Georgie Porgie 5. I Need You (remixes) , Dave Gahan Issue date: Oct. 11, 2003 News Dave Gahan ...

  27. Oakenfold Builds 'Great Wall' Of Remixes

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of remixes for "Perfecto Presents ... Paul Oakenfold: Great Wall," due Sept. 30 from Warner Bros. The set features Oakenfold's own Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has coll ...

  28. No Stopping Blu On U.K. Chart

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) continues to repel all threats to its supremacy on the U.K. singles chart as it started a fourth week at No. 1. Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" (Bli Blu Cantrell' ...

  29. HEATSEEKERS

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. Soul Journey , Gillian Welch 2. Places For Breathing , Revis 3. I Love It , Craig Morgan 4. Paper Monsters , Dave Gahan 5. Kemistry , Kem Issue date: June 21, 2003 News Craig Morgan , Dave Gahan , Gillian Welch ...

  30. Dave Gahan Makes Solo Bow

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," released June 2 on Reprise Records, marks Gahan's debu ...

  31. Junkie XL Drafts Pals For Live 'Broadcast'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists such as Dave Gahan, Chuck D, the Cure's Robert Smith, former Republica frontwoman Saffron, and soul legend Solomon Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, ...

  32. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Gahan 'Paper'back Writer After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," due this week via Mute/Reprise, marks Gahan's debut as a sol ...

  33. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top t ...

  34. Depeche Mode's Gahan Plans Solo Debut, Tour

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here earlier this month, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan will release his debut solo album, "Paper Monsters," June 3 via Reprise and a day earlier internationally via Mute. The 10-track As tipped here earlier this month, Depe ...

  35. Exciter

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Depeche Mode gets back on track with Exciter, full of the dark synthesizer riffs and foreboding vocals that first made the group a modern rock phenomenon in the '80s. Depeche Mode gets back on track with Exciter, full of the dark synthesizer ri ...

  36. Depeche Mode In Classic Form On 'Exciter'

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, Dave Gahan, and Andrew Fletcher are laughing. The tension of a long day of glad-handing on behalf of their new disc, "Exciter" (Mute/Reprise, May 15), has been broken by a Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, D ...

  37. Depeche Mode Unveil 'Exciter' Tour Dates

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran U.K. modern rock act Depeche Mode will kick off a 24-country world tour June 15 in Montreal. The trek, in support of the band's upcoming Mute/Reprise album, "Exciter," will wind to a close Oct Veteran U.K. modern rock act Depe ...

  38. Depeche Mode Returns In May With 'Exciter'

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran synth pop act Depeche Mode will release its first album in four years. The group plans to have "Exciter," produced by Mark Bell, in stores in late May via Reprise. The first album since 1997's Veteran synth pop act Depeche Mod ...