February 18, 2010

Alan appears on stage with Depeche Mode

15 years, 7 months and 10 days elapsed from the last concert of Depeche Mode Devotional Tour in Indianapolis. Who would have thought then that the joint performance the quartet will have to wait for the whole 5.704 days! And also Andrew Fletcher was missing on the podium, who at the end of the tour had been replaced by Daryl Bamonte. Completely unexpected and very emotional experience came along 5.544 lucky fans yesterday at London Royal Albert Hall, who managed to get tickets at a charity concert, whose proceeds were donated to the fight against cancer in children (A Concert for Teenage Cancer Trust).

Depeche Mode are currently on a world "Tour of the Universe". Although each concert goes on accurate plan Dave Gahan and company prepared some surprises for this exceptional oportunity. However, none of them, could not match the shock when Alan Wilder joined the band on stage during first encore. With his piano accompaniment Martin Gore sang the famous ballad "Somebody" from the album "Some Great Reward" (1984).

Says Alan: "Dave contacted me a few weeks back and asked if I'd be willing to join them on-stage. He assured me that everyone in the band was into the idea. I was very happy to accept, especially as it was all in a good cause and we were long overdue some kind of reunion of this sort. It was great to see everyone again and catch up a bit, and it was also the first time I have actually 'seen' Depeche Mode perform!"

"Somebody" Soundcheck

At the following show at the O2 in London (February 20th, 2010), Alan took some time at the aftershow to do a quick interview with Depeche Mode webmaster:

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