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Depeche Mode Kick off North American leg of World TourThis Friday in Toronto!

posted Jul 22, 2009, 11:23 AM by Vu Nguyen



North American leg of the band’s world tour scheduled

to kick off this Friday, July 24th


Upcoming tour will hit 20 plus cities across the continent and include a headlining performance at Lollapalooza on August 7th


Peter Bjorn and John set to open for Depeche Mode on all dates


“’Sounds of the Universe’ is the band’s 12th album and arguably one of its best”



Groundbreaking, chart-topping electro legends Depeche Mode are set to kick off the highly anticipated North American leg of their world tour, ‘Tour of the Universe,’ this Friday, July 24th with a sold-out show in Toronto, Canada at the Molson Amphitheatre. The 22-city North American leg follows on the heels of the group’s 35-date, sold-out European stadium tour and is scheduled to hit cities in both the US and Canada, including  two sold-out shows for at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, as well as, a headlining slot at this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. Depeche Mode concert tickets are available now at  


A true global touring powerhouse, Depeche Mode’s North American tour dates coincide with the group’s new studio album Sounds Of The Universe (Mute/Capitol/Virgin), which debuted at the # 3 spot on the Billboard Top 200 following it’s release this spring.


Depeche Mode’s upcoming tour dates will mark the group’s most extensive outing in North American in several years. Peter Bjorn and John will open the show on all dates.



Friday, July 24th                                  Toronto                                 Molson Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 25th                            Montreal                              Bell Centre

Tuesday, July 28th                              Washington, DC                Nissan Pavilion

Friday, July 31st                                   Boston                                   Comcast Center

Saturday, August 1st                         Atlantic City                       Borgata Events Center

Monday, August 3rd                           New York                              Madison Square Garden

Tuesday, August 4th                          New York                              Madison square Garden

Friday, August 7th                              Chicago                               Lollapalooza

Monday, August 10th                        Seattle                                 Key Arena

Wednesday, August 12th                San Francisco                     Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

Friday, August 14th                            San Diego                            Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Sunday, August 16th                         Los Angeles                         Hollywood Bowl

Monday, August 17th                        Los Angeles                         Hollywood Bowl

Wednesday, August 19th               Anaheim, CA                      Honda Center

Thursday, August 20th                       Santa Barbara                    Santa Barbara Bowl

Saturday, August 22nd                      Las Vegas                            The Pearl

Sunday, August 23rd                          Phoenix                                 US Airways Center Arena

Tuesday, August 25th                        Salt Lake City                     E Center

Thursday, August 27th                      Denver                                 Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 29th                      Dallas                           Center

Sunday, August 30th                         Houston                                Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Tuesday, Sept 1st                               Atlanta                                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Friday, Sept 4th                                   Tampa                                   Ford Amphitheatre

Saturday, Sept 5th                             Ft. Lauderdale                    Bank Atlantic Center


Eclectic and energized, the band’s new release is their most dazzling and diverse album in decades. Depeche Mode returned to using a lot of vintage gear, from analogue synthesizers to drum machines, in order to conjure up the retro-futuristic arrangements featured on the album. Like with their 2005 studio album, Playing The Angel, Sounds Of The Universe features writing credits for both Martin Gore, the group’s primary songwriter, and Dave Gahan who after honing his talents on two solo albums, has earned his place as Depeche Mode’s second writer.


Depeche Mode belongs to a select premiere league of super groups who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision and core members intact.  Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode - Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher - continue to win critical and commercial acclaim across the world both in the studio and on the road.  All of the band’s 11 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in not only the UK and USA but 20 plus countries around the world including Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium.   All told the band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.


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