Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode
Alternative rock
Official Website: depechemode.com
Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke. Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, Speak & Spell, bringing the band onto the English new wave scene....

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The Breakdown

  • General
  • Albums
  • Appearances
  • Awards
  • Influence
  • Articles
  • General Information

  • Aliases
    Depech Mode

About

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke. Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, Speak & Spell, bringing the band onto the English new wave scene. Clarke left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Alan Wilder officially joined the band afterward, replacing Clarke, while Gore took over lead songwriting duties, establishing a line up that would continue for the next thirteen years.

The band's last albums of the 1980s; Black Celebration and Music for the Masses established them as a dominant force on the mainstream electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band's concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people. In the new decade, Depeche Mode released Violator, catapulting them to massive mainstream success. The subsequent album, Songs of Faith and Devotion and the supporting Devotional Tour exacerbated tensions within the band to the point where Alan Wilder quit in 1995, leading to intense media and fan speculation that the band would split. Now a trio once again, the band released Ultra in 1997, recorded at the height of Gahan's near-fatal drug abuse, Gore's alcoholism and Fletcher's depression. The release of Exciter confirmed Depeche Mode's willingness to remain together, the subsequent, and very successful, Exciter Tour being their first tour in eight years since the Devotional Tour.

  • Awards Won

  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group
    2006 / 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards
  • Brit Award for British Single
    1991 / Enjoy the Silence / 1991 BRIT Awards
  • 2002
  • Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group
    2010 / Sounds of the Universe / 2010 Echo Awards
  • Nominations

  • Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album
    2009 / Sounds of the Universe
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Video
    2009 / Wrong
  • Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording
    2001 / I Feel Loved
  • Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording
    2006 / Suffer Well
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Film
    1994 / Devotional
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Group
    1993 / I Feel You
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Post-Modern Video
    1990 / Personal Jesus
  • World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act
    2013
  • World Music Award for World’s Best Album
    2013 / Delta Machine
  • World Music Award for World’s Best Group
    2013
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