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Depeche Mode Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 45



4.0 star rating Heather from Seattle, Washington


The first few songs were sluggish. I had read other cities set lists. I was kinda bummed to be honest. I felt like they did t do their popular ones. I also felt like it was short? Maybe because of the slow beginning. I would’ve like to hear Martin sing more than one at the beginning and one at the end. I missed hearing it’s no good. Strangelove!! Policy of truth. Dave didn’t dance as much! I loved it and had a great time. But I’ve seen them 8 times over 25+ years. And left lacking.

4.0 star rating Edward from Chicago, IL


The sound wasn't great, there setlist could have been better. With that said, they were awesome! Dave is 58 years old, how many of us can do anything for 2 + hours, with such energy. I thought his engagement of the audience was great, we enjoyed it immensely. Also, they did a great job with the Fletch tribute. Technically it wasn't there greatest, but I feel to expect a performance of days gone by, would be unrealistic. They left us wanting more!

4.0 star rating Aviation Enthusiast from Montreal, Quebec


The fact that they keep on coming out with new music and always evolving says something about their talent and why they are still standing after all these years. Let's face it who else from their era is still making new music? I really have to think hard on this one. Maybe 1 or 2. We saw them in Quebec City because there were no more good seats left in Montreal, and I have to say everyone in that venue was singing their hearts out. We had amazing seats, and had great view. We were so impressed that we bought more tickets for the Montreal November show. Obviously they can't play all the great songs they have written over the years. The show is a bit short because they have so many good songs. The quality of the sound was great, and you have to give it to them for putting on a great show. My only complaint is Ticketmaster bleeds you with their prices, we are all being gauged to the max.

3.0 star rating Cindy Stafford from Newport Beach


Mix in old and new - I’m not a big fan of your new music and really was disappointed by the lack of your greatest hits. Most people come to hear those too! Your new songs I need to be chilling on my couch to listen to - your greatest hits get you out of your seat. Wouldn’t go again if I knew what they were going to play. However his voice is still amazing- keep taking care of it!!!!

3.0 star rating Brad from Seattle, Washington


Hmm, third time seeing them live; I had seen set lists from other shows and Saturdays followed script. Dave shows amazing energy and flexibility for a mid 50's cat-- his vocal range is starting to narrow, but still is impressive- Martin is truly a skilled and talented man too. I could not help but yearn for their songs of my youth... I think Dave wants to "rock" more and viscerally enjoys the songs of his addiction experiences more then the music that built them. He puts more energy into that segment and it showed on stage. The tour in '88 is still the best I have seen followed by violator in 1990. Dear DM: most of us want to see and hear what we remember: the CURE do an excellent job of playing sets based on what made them. I do hope DM will tour again--and focus on the 1980's. It would be amazing and the energy and crowd will be there to support them. I remain disappointed that more of their old songs were passed over.

3.0 star rating Robert was robbed from Toronto, Ontario


I went mainly for the 80's and 90's hits. I was very disappointed. I understand that I have missed a bit of new stuff, but should have played the hits that got them there. Seen a lot of older people in the crowd too.

2.0 star rating Barbara from Vancouver, British Columbia


I love Depeche Mode and have seen every concert in Toronto since Violator in '90 and have been blown away every time....until now .Depeche has always had the perfect mix of old and new songs at their concerts with the crowd standing for most of it. Dave is amazing at bringing his crowds to their feet. This time around, they played very few classics at this concert and the newest songs were slow paced and almost boring. I brought my boyfriend and he was looking forward to finally seeing them live after my descriptions of previous concerts and wow, was he let down. I was shocked that it was that bad .I am and have been an avid concert goer since age 14 and it kills me to say this was the worst concert I have ever seen. Please guys, come back to T.O. and play what made us love you in the first place!!


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