The band resumed world tour with a frantic performance. Today they play in Berlin.
Depeche Mode have resumed their ‘Tour Of The Universe’ with fit again frontman Dave Gahan, clashmusic.com informs. Singer Dave Gahan took ill before a show in Athens, forcing Depeche Mode to cancel a number of dates. Fans grew anxious for the frontman, who was said to suffering the affects of a dose of gastric flu.
However Gahan’s health problems were much more serious than first thought, with the singer having a tumour removed from his bladder. Struggling back to full health, the list of cancellations continued with an O2 Arena date being pulled.
Now fit again, Depeche Mode took to the stage last night (June 8th) in Leipzig, Germany. Over 50,000 fans packed into the Zentral Stadium to witness a ferocious performance by the group, who were clearly relishing getting back on the road.
“I’m grateful to the fans for showing their support and thankful to my family, friends and all of the doctors who looked after me so well, “ Dave Gahan said. “Being back onstage is an incredible feeling and I’m looking forward to each and every show.”
The band are set to announce re-organised dates later in the year. Amongst the cancelled dates were appearances in Croatia, Germany and of course London’s O2 Arena. One of the biggest shows on the tour, it would mark Depeche Mode’s first show in Britain in some time. Depeche Mode are set to play Berlin today. As for the rescheduling of the show in Bucharest, no other date was yet announced. Depeche Mode has performed in Romania only once before, in the summer of the year 2006.