|Origin Vienna, Austria|
Name Christian Eigner
Associated acts Dave Gahan
|Born 3 March 1971 (age 44) (1971-03-03) |
Movies Touring the Angel: Live in Milan, One Night in Paris
Genres Alternative rock, Synthpop, Alternative dance, Electronica
Similar People Dave Gahan, Louie Austen, Karl Ratzer, Tim Simenon, Blue Leach
Christian eigner soundchecking his dw kit
Christian Eigner (born 3 March 1971 in Vienna, Austria) is a drummer, composer, live and session musician. He began drumming at the age of 4, and started his professional career aged 16 playing sessions and doing tours with various artists, across many genres. He has been performing with Depeche Mode since 1997, as their drummer. He has also co-written Depeche Mode tracks with lead singer Dave Gahan since 2005, most notably the Grammy-nominated Depeche Mode single "Suffer Well" from the album Playing the Angel. Most Recent tour: Global Spirit Tour 2017/18.
He also co-produced and co-wrote Dave Gahan's solo album "Hourglass" (2007).
Eigner uses dw drums, pedals, and hardware, Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.
Drumsticks: Vic Firth: