The o2, Dublin, December 10th 2009
Music for the masses - Depeche Mode
The support act didn’t bother mentioning their name so I won’t bother commenting on them. It is a fair bet to say that any band looks pale in comparison to the one and only Depeche Mode.
Depeche was never pigeon holed as an “80’s band” and in almost thirty years they grew and grew and are still growing. After all, their latest album “Sounds of the Universe” is a Top 10 success in many countries.
Mode were in top notch form and despite some slight sound problems they delivered the goods.
The playlist included gems like “Stripped”, “In your room”, “Enjoy the silence” as well as a few brilliantly performed songs from their 1997 album Ultra, the first album after keyboarder Alan Wilder had left the band.
Indeed, “It’s no good” and “home” sounded bombastic.
The show ended with “Personal Jesus” and left the audience wanting more.
What a great band ***
Martin Gore and Dava Gahan rocked the o2 in Dublin