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Watch: Depeche Mode performs a new song on Letterman

Dave Gahan from British group Depeche Mode performs on stage during a concert in the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

Dave Gahan from British group Depeche Mode performs on stage during a concert in the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

Depeche Mode started David Letterman’s webcast concert series in conjunction with Vevo and Radio.com on Monday night. Lead singer Dave Gahan and wingman Martin Gore have been chugging along for almost 30 years. The U.K. electronic act has taken their highly influential music from “Speak and Spell” (1981) to their latest album, “Delta Machine,” scheduled for release via Columbia Records on March 26. Speaking of new albums, the guys played a new track off of the forthcoming release with their single, “Heaven.” The R&B-tinged take is new territory for the lads and could possibly point a new direction of things to come. Here’s to hoping that we get a Red Rocks date on a possible tour. Of all live albums that exist, I challenge any of you to come up with one that rivals “101.”

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Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb

  • Music Man

    Digraceful journalism right here! Would you talk about The Beatles in such a rude tone? No, so you definitely should’nt with Depeche Mode who are better than The Beatles or anyone else really. And also, they have been ‘chugging’ along, which you so ignorantly put it, for almost 34 years and not 30! You should really reconsider your career in journalism….

  • http://twitter.com/causeequalstime julio enriquez

    Do you count some of the years that Gahan and Gore were doing their own thing? Are we basing the idea that the Beatles are the best band of all time? It’s pretty subjective, don’t you think?

  • Jon

    Your article is strewn with errors. Depeche Mode have been around longer than 30 years actually. “R&B-tinged”? Don’t think so, Delta Machine more blues influenced, and is not new territory since they have done blues-influenced albums in the past, notably Violator (1990) and Songs of Faith and Devotion