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Devotional Tour

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Start date  19 May 1993
Legs  3
End date  20 December 1993
Associated album  Songs of Faith and Devotion
No. of shows  96 50 in North America 46 in Europe

The Devotional Tour was a 1993 concert tour by English electronic band Depeche Mode in support of the group's eighth studio album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, which was released in March 1993.

Contents

The tour began with an eleven-week European leg, which kicked off in Lille, France in mid-May and culminated in London in late July. In September 1993, the group began a North American leg, which commenced in Quebec City, Canada. The 50-date tour continued until early December, when it wrapped up in Mexico City. Later in the month, the band returned to Europe for a short tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The five date jaunt began in Dublin and ended, once again, in London.

The concerts in Barcelona, Liévin and Frankfurt were filmed, with the compiled footage issued later that year on a video release entitled Devotional. The video was reissued on DVD in 2004. Additionally, a live album entitled Songs of Faith and Devotion Live was released in December 1993. The album was a track-by-track live duplicate of Songs of Faith and Devotion. The release featured recordings from the concert in Liévin, although two of the tracks were recorded in Copenhagen and New Orleans respectively.

The group continued to promote Songs of Faith and Devotion the following year on the Exotic Tour/Summer Tour '94, which included an additional North American leg. Q magazine refers to Devotional Tour as "the most debauched rock tour ever".

Setlist

  1. "Higher Love"
  2. "Policy of Truth"
  3. "World in My Eyes"
  4. "Walking in My Shoes"
  5. "Behind the Wheel"
  6. "Halo"
  7. "Stripped"
  8. "Condemnation"
  9. Song performed by Martin Gore
  10. "Judas"
  11. "A Question of Lust"
  12. Song performed by Martin Gore
  13. "Death's Door"
  14. "One Caress"
  15. "Get Right with Me"
  16. "Mercy in You"
  17. "I Feel You"
  18. "Never Let Me Down Again"
  19. "Rush"
  20. "In Your Room"
  21. "Personal Jesus"
  22. "Enjoy the Silence"
  23. "Fly on the Windscreen"
  24. "Something to Do" (only known performance: 25 May 1993 Brussels)
  25. "Somebody" (song performed by Martin Gore)
  26. "Everything Counts"

Tour dates

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Belga Beach Festival

Depeche Mode

  • Dave Gahan – lead vocals
  • Martin Gore – guitar, synthesizers, samplers, lead and backing vocals
  • Alan Wilder – synthesizers, samplers, piano, drums, percussion pads, backing vocals
  • Andy Fletcher – synthesizers, samplers, backing vocals
  • Backup musicians

  • Hildia Campbell – backing vocals
  • Samantha Smith – backing vocals
  • Trivia

    The show in Rome was originally scheduled at the PalaGhiaccio, but the promoter moved it to the PalaEur a few weeks before the event.

    References

    Devotional Tour Wikipedia


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