Thursday, April 9, 2009

Depeche Mode "Touring the Angel"

Depeche Mode's new album Sounds Of The Universe will debut a new service on iTunes. The band was the first to sign onto iTunes Pass, Apple’s very first venture into anything resembling subscription music.

The idea behind iTunes Pass is, for a fee, fans can, within a limited time period, snag extra tracks, remixes and whatever else the artist and/or label decides to put in the mix.

In Depeche Mode’s case, this means a new single called “Wrong,” as well as the Black Light Odyssey dub remix of another new track – “Oh Well.” Fans signing up for a Depeche Mode iTunes Pass will also receive the band’s new album – Sounds Of The Universe – one week before it hits stores April 20 (UK) and April 21 (US). Plus, other exclusive tracks will be also included in the iTunes Pass.

Interested? You’ll need $18.99 to sign up (US iTunes Store).

“The relationship between Depeche Mode and their fans has always been our top priority,” band manager Jonathan Kessler said. “We are thrilled to be the first to participate with Apple in giving fans the kind of deep musical experience they expect from Depeche Mode.”

Depeche Mode - "Wrong" (official music video)

Touring the Angel global tour dates include North America. The venues for this summer’s Canada and US tour includes all the arenas and amphitheatres you’d expect a top live act like Depeche Mode to play.

Canadian tour stops include Toronto's Molson Ampitheatre July 24 and Montreal's Bell center July 25.

Some outdoor venue stops include the Shoreline for the San Francisco market on August 12; two nights at the Hollywood Bowl on August 16 & 17; Denver’s Red Rocks on August 27 and Atlanta’s Lakewood on Sept. 1.

For those who feel it isn’t a big concert unless it happens in a place where basketball backboards hang from the rafters, look for the band to play NYC’s Madison Square Garden August 3; Seattle’s KeyArena August 10 and Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center August 23.

Access global tour dates and tickets at


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