Depeche Mode Statement Issued


Gahan recovering, band rescheduling cancelled shows.



By Blurt Staff



Depeche Mode are pleased to
announce they will restart their interrupted Tour Of The Universe in Leipzig, Germany
on June 8th.

On May 12th, lead singer Dave
Gahan suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis, leading to his hospitalization
and the cancellation of the Athens
concert. While in hospital, further medical tests revealed a low-grade
malignant tumor in Dave’s bladder, which has since been successfully removed.
At doctors’ orders Dave Gahan must take a break until June 8th, to ensure that
he makes a full recovery. The Leipzig
show on June 8th will be the first concert following Dave’s recovery.

Dave Gahan sincerely thanks his fans for their support, understanding and
patience. Depeche Mode deeply regret any problems or inconveniences the
cancellations and postponements may have caused.


May 30th
London O2 is postponed and will be rescheduled to a new date, which will be
announced shortly. Tickets purchased will remain valid.

May 31st
Depeche Mode’s performance at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf is cancelled.

June 2nd
The show at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg
will now take place on July 1st. Tickets purchased remain valid.

June 4th & 5th
The shows at Dusseldorf LTU Arena on June 4th and 5th will be rescheduled,
however the exact dates cannot be determined until the 2nd Bundesliga releases
its new schedule. Dates for the rescheduled shows are expected to be announced
by early July. Ticket holders should retain their tickets for the rescheduled

June 7th & 8th
Regrettably, the June 7th show in Leipzig
must be cancelled due to doctors’ orders, however the June 8th show will occur
as planned. Tickets for the cancelled June 7th show may be exchanged for
tickets to either the June 8th show in Leipzig
or the June 10th show in Berlin
(availability permitting) at the relevant box office.

July 2nd
Bergen, Koengen
has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at the Vestlandhallen.

The following European shows are not affected and will take place as originally

June 8th LEIPZIG Zentralstadion
June 10th BERLIN Olympiastadion
June 12th FRANKFURT Commerzbank Arena
June 13th MUNICH Olympiastadion
June 16th ROME Stadio Olimpico
June 18th MILAN Stadio San Siro
June 20th WERCHTER TW Classic Festival
June 22nd BRATISLAVA Inter Stadium
June 23rd BUDAPEST Puskas Ferenc Stadium
June 25th PRAGUE Slavia Stadium
June 27th PARIS Stade de France
June 28th NANCY Zenith Amphitheatre
June 30th COPENHAGEN Parken Stadium
July 1st HAMBURG (rescheduled show)
July 3rd ARVIKA Arvika Festival
July 6th CARCASSONNE Esplanade Gambetta
July 8th VALLADOLID Jose Zorilla Stadium
July 9th BILBAO BBK Live Festival
July 11th PORTO Super Bock Super Rock Festival
July 12th SEVILLE Olimpic Stadium

Furthermore, all dates following Seville
on the Tour of the Universe will proceed as originally planned.

Ticket holders for the previously canceled shows listed below are encouraged to
hold on to their tickets pending a further statement. Every effort continues to
be made to reschedule these shows and more time is needed to resolve venue
availability and routing. A final decision is expected early next week, at
which time a statement will be made with regards to either a rescheduled date
or final cancellation.

May 12th ATHENS Terra Vibe
May 14th ISTANBUL Santral Istanbul
May 16th BUCHAREST Parc Izvor
May 18th SOFIA Vasil Levski
May 21st ZAGREB Arena
May 23rd WARSAW Gwardia Stadium
May 25th RIGA Skonto Stadium
May 27th VILNIUS Zalgirio Stadionas


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