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5 September 98 Today at 19.00 Depeche Mode are going to perform live in Moscow ! The band arived yesterday at 5 p.m. They are staying in "Marriot" hotel.

20 July 98 - Depeche Mode are going to give concerts in Moscow on the 5-th of September (Olimpiyskiy) and in St.Petersburg on 7-th of September (SKK) !!!! This info is 100% confirmed. Moscow tickets will cost from 5 to 170 USD$ (VIP). Tickets go on sale on 3-rd of August.

11 July 98 - New ! Click here to download Smashing Pumpkins cover version of "Never Let Me Down Again" in MP3.

6 July 98 - "Only When I Lose Myself" will feature following b-sides: Headstar (instrumental), and Surrender. The video will be shot in New York by Brian Green, somewhere in July.

5 July 98 - BONG - The Depeche Mode fan club magazine stated that there will be two russian dates at the beggining of September ! This has to be confirmed by MUTE. The dates are Moscow 5-th of September, St.Petersburg - 7th.

5 June 98 - Click here for possible lyrics of "Only When I Lose Myself". (Sorry no MP3's now - i will put them all back as soon as solve some tech problems)

20 May 98 - A new Depeche Mode Mailing List is running. It's called Sacred, it's in russian, and if you want to subscribe - Click here. Don't forget to type in your e-mail address.

9 May 98 - Dave Gahan goes 36 !! Happy Birthday Dave !!! We celebrated his birthday in "Kreiser" club. The party was OK. Best time was from 01:00 to 05:00 am. Photos and a more detailed report will follow shortly. Greetings to everyone who had been there.

30 April 98 - Feelee Records announced that possibly there is going to be a russian Depeche Mode tribute album. Bands that have already agreed to take part in the compilation: Mumiy Troll`, Bravo, Tequilajazzz, Taivox, Triplex, Compas-Wrubel`,Deadushki. Agatha Christie are considering this possibility.

21 April 98 - Official news from Mute Web Site :

Depeche Mode return to the road this autumn. The band embark on an extensive two-month UK and European tour in September and October, with further dates in the US to follow in November and December. The new tour is entitled 'The Singles Tour 86-98'. This is the first time Depeche Mode have been seen in concert since the summer of 1993, when their 'Devotional' tour was seen by over two million people around the world.

The European shows, full details of which are attached, coincide with the release of a new singles compilation album, which will also include new material the band are currently recording with producer Tim Simenon in London.

A new single, an as yet untitled new song, will be released as a prelude to the release of the new album.

Tickets for the UK dates go on sale on Thursday 23 April and are priced at #19.50 (London #21). For ticket bookings, call the box office on 0181 902 0902 (Wembley), 0121 780 4133 (Birmingham), 0161 930 8000 (Manchester).

Dates are listed in date - city (venue) format

September 1998 

Wed 9 - Helsinki (Hartwall Arena)  
Fri 11 - Copenhagen (Multi Hall)  
Sat 12 - Gothenburg (Scandinavium)  
Sun 13 - Stockholm (Globe)  
Tue 15 - Prague (Sports Hall)  
Wed 16 - Vienna (Stadthalle)  
Fri 18 - Munich (Olympiahalle)  
Sat 19 - Berlin (Waldbuhne)  
Sun 20 - Erfurt (Messehalle)  
Tue 22 - Brussells (Forest National)  
Wed 23 - Stuttgart (Schleyerhalle)  
Fri 25 - Zurich (Hallenstadion)  
Sat 26 - Bologna (Palasport)  
Sun 27 - Milan (Forum)  
Tue 29 - London (Wembley Arena)
October 1998 

Fri 2 - Manchester (Nynex) 
Sat 3 - Birmingham (NEC) 
Mon 5 - Cologne (Cologne Arena) 
Wed 7 - Paris (Bercy) 
Fri 9 - Hannover (Messehalle) 
Sat 10 - Leipzig (Messehalle) 
Sun 11 - Frankfurt (Festhalle) 
Tue 13 - Marseille (Dome) 
Thu 15 - Zaragoza (Sports Hall) 
Fri 16 - Barcelona (Palau St Jordi) 

Other Dates - To  Be Announced

20 March 98 - Dave Gahan preformed "A Song for Europe" as a tribute to "Roxy Music".Click here for lyrics. To download the song in MP3 click here.

15 January 98 - Vince Clarke and Andy Bell from Erasure preformed their version of "Just Can't Get Enough". Click here to listen to "Erasure Rare Tracks". Click here to download the song in MP3.

31 December 97 - "It's No Good" goes No.11 at Radio Maximum Top 100 of 1997 !!! "Barrel of A Gun" - No.26 and "Home" at No.49. Depeche Mode became the "Band of The Year 1997" !!!

20 November 97 - "Useless" is released ! Click here to view the video. Featuring videos of "Barell Of A Gun" and "It's No Good" for PC and MAC CD-ROM. More Info here

7 August 97 - "Home" is No.1 in Russia !!! Click here to view the video. This is Depeche Modes third single from "Ultra" to reach No.1 in Russia.

12 July 97 - "Ultra" is down to No.2 after 12 weeks at No.1 !!!! Unbelievable !

1 June 97 - Alan Wilder birthday . Celebration of his birthday in Russia went the ususal way ... I'm afraid I can't add anything else here ...

30 May 97 - "Ultra" Is still No.1 in Russia followed by U2s "Pop" ( According to Cadbury chart published in "Ya Molodoy" ). ING down at No.9 .

13 May 97 - The Offical Depeche Mode site is working !

9 May 97 - Dave Gahan Birthday ! Massive celebration at Aquatoria - 800+ people ( I think more than that !! ) The Party was great - though there were no air conditioners !!! Happy Birthday DAVE !!!!

4 May 97 - It's No Good goes No.1 on Radio Maximum top 20 ! Followed by Whitetown " Your Woman" and Madonna "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" ...

12-13 April 97 - Radio Maximum and FEELEE records launch the "Depeche Mode" weekend ! All the songs from "Ultra" are played , around 40 "Ultra" CD's are given away , lots of DM songs played - but it wasn't only "DM weekend". It was "The Weekend of Good Music for People With Taste" . Well Done !

10 April 97 - "Ultra" arrives in Moscow - CDStumm148 RUS* - licenced to FEELEE records .* For sale in Russia only !

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