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Exciter Tour

2001

premier et dernier concerts

24.03.2001 Londres, Angleterre The London Studios

05.11.2001 Mannheim, Allemagne Maimarkthalle

legs de la tournée

Exciter TV Promotion
Exciter Tour Warm Up Performances
Canada & USA 2001
Europe 2001

pays visités

Allemagne, Angleterre, Autriche, Belgique, Canada, Croatie, Danemark, Espagne, Estonie, Finlande, France, Grèce, Hongrie, Italie, Lettonie, Lituanie, Norvège, Pologne, République Tchèque, Russie, Suède, Suisse, Turquie, USA

musiciens sur scène

Martin Gore

Dave Gahan

Andrew Fletcher

Christian Eigner

Peter Gordeno

Georgia Lewis

Jordan Bailey

informations générales

époque

Exciter Era

en chiffres

audience de la tournée

1.701.872 spectateurs potentiels

1.599.760 spectateurs estimatifs

concerts et géographie

85 concerts

24 pays visités

75 villes visitées

77 lieux visités

1 concerts annulés

chansons et périodes

29 chansons jouées

1722 titres interprétés

histoire

Une fois n'est pas coutume, Depeche Mode joue un Warm-up show devant 500 et quelques privilégiés au Roxy de Los Angeles.

L'Exciter Tour prend son envol au Canada, avec Christian Eigner et Peter Gordeno tenant respectivement leur poste à la batterie et aux claviers. La scène est à nouveau l'oeuvre d'Anton Corbijn. Plus minimaliste que jamais, elle propose un seul écran géant et quelques fioritures lumineuses, qui ne rivalisent pas, loin s'en faut, avec les débauches visuelles précédentes.

La tournée américaine estivale comprend quelques concerts géants, et un concert quasiment privé, au Hard Rock Hotel de Las Vegas devant 1,500 personnes, pour lequel le casino de l'hôtel avait fait frapper des jetons promotionnels.

Depeche Mode débarque en Europe à la fin août avec des concerts devant 25,000 personnes en moyenne. Les concerts allemands explosent les records : 76,000 personnes à Hambourg, 90,000 personnes à Leipzig. C'est à Paris qu'Anton Corbijn filmera pour le groupe, les concerts des 9 et 10 octobre à Bercy pour une sortie en DVD.

Autre fait notable de cette tournée, la présence de Fad Gadget (aka Frank Tovey) en première partie des concerts européens. Il s'agit ni plus ni moins du groupe dont Depeche Mode assurait la première partie en 1980.

Cette tournée était celle du renouveau, après la période transitoire des Singles.

liste des dates

Exciter TV Promotion

24.03.2001 Londres, Angleterre The London Studios

Exciter Tour Warm Up Performances

04.06.2001 Los Angeles (CA), USA The Roxy

11.06.2001 Quebec, Canada Colisee Pepsi Arena

13.06.2001 Ottawa, Canada Corel Center

Canada & USA 2001

15.06.2001 Montreal, Canada Molson Centre

16.06.2001 Toronto, Canada Molson Amphitheatre

19.06.2001 Saint Paul (MN), USA XCEL Energy Center

20.06.2001 Milwaukee (WI), USA Marcus Amphitheatre

22.06.2001 Chicago (IL), USA World Music Theatre

23.06.2001 Clarkston (MI), USA DTE Energy Music Theatre

24.06.2001 Cleveland (OH), USA Blossom Music Centre

27.06.2001 New York (NY), USA Madison Square Garden

28.06.2001 New York (NY), USA Madison Square Garden

30.06.2001 Philadelphie (PA), USA First Union Center

01.07.2001 Mansfield (MA), USA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

03.07.2001 Wantagh (NY), USA Jones Beach Amphitheatre

05.07.2001 Columbia (SC), USA Merriweather Post Pavilion

07.07.2001 Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA National Car Rental Center

08.07.2001 Tampa (FL), USA Ice Palace

09.07.2001 Atlanta (GA), USA Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre

13.07.2001 Nouvelle Orleans (LA), USA UNO Lakefront Arena

14.07.2001 Houston (TX), USA Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

15.07.2001 San Antonio (TX), USA South Texas Amphitheatre

17.07.2001 Dallas (TX), USA Smirnoff Music Center

19.07.2001 Las Cruces (NM), USA Pan American Center

20.07.2001 Albuquerque (NM), USA Journal Pavillion

21.07.2001 Denver (CO), USA Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

23.07.2001 Salt Lake City (UT), USA E Center

27.07.2001 Portland (OR), USA Rose Garden Arena

28.07.2001 Vancouver, Canada Pacific Coliseum

29.07.2001 Seattle (WA), USA Gorge Amphitheatre

01.08.2001 Sacramento (CA), USA Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre

03.08.2001 Concord (MA), USA Chronicle Pavilion

04.08.2001 Mountain View (CA), USA Shoreline Amphitheatre

05.08.2001 Santa Barbara (CA), USA Santa Barbara Bowl

08.08.2001 Las Vegas (NV), USA The Joint

10.08.2001 Phoenix (AZ), USA America West Arena

11.08.2001 San Diego (CA), USA Coors Amphitheatre

14.08.2001 Los Angeles (CA), USA Staples Center

15.08.2001 Los Angeles (CA), USA Staples Center

18.08.2001 Anaheim (CA), USA Arrowhead Pond

19.08.2001 Anaheim (CA), USA Arrowhead Pond

Europe 2001

28.08.2001 Tallinn, Estonie Song Festival Grounds

29.08.2001 Riga, Lettonie Skonto Stadium

31.08.2001 Vilnius, Lituanie Vingis Park

02.09.2001 Varsovie, Pologne Horse Race Track

04.09.2001 Prague, République Tchèque Paegas Arena

05.09.2001 Berlin, Allemagne Waldbuhne

06.09.2001 Berlin, Allemagne Waldbuhne

08.09.2001 Hambourg, Allemagne Trabrenbahn Am Volkspaark

09.09.2001 Leipzig, Allemagne Festwiese Am Zentralstadion

11.09.2001 Vienne, Autriche Vienna Stadthalle

12.09.2001 Budapest, Hongrie Kisstadion

16.09.2001 Moscou, Russie Olimpiski

18.09.2001 Saint Petersbourg, Russie SKK Arena

19.09.2001 Helsinki, Finlande Hartwall Arena

21.09.2001 Stockholm, Suède Globen

22.09.2001 Oslo, Norvège Spektrum

23.09.2001 Copenhague, Danemark Parken Stadium

25.09.2001 Amneville, France Galaxie

26.09.2001 Cologne, Allemagne Koln Arena

27.09.2001 Cologne, Allemagne Koln Arena

29.09.2001 Munich, Allemagne Olympiahalle

30.09.2001 Munich, Allemagne Olympiahalle

02.10.2001 Nuremberg, Allemagne Eishalle

03.10.2001 Stuttgart, Allemagne Martin Schleyer Halle

04.10.2001 Zurich, Suisse Hallenstadion

06.10.2001 Oberhausen, Allemagne Oberhausen Arena

07.10.2001 Anvers, Belgique Sportpaleis

09.10.2001 Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Bercy

10.10.2001 Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Bercy

11.10.2001 Francfort, Allemagne Festhalle

13.10.2001 Barcelone, Espagne Palau Sant Jordi

14.10.2001 Madrid, Espagne Palacio De Vistalegre

17.10.2001 Londres, Angleterre Wembley Arena

18.10.2001 Londres, Angleterre Wembley Arena

20.10.2001 Manchester, Angleterre M.E.N. Arena

21.10.2001 Birmingham, Angleterre N.E.C.

23.10.2001 Lyon, France Halle Tony Garnier

24.10.2001 Milan, Italie Fila Forum

25.10.2001 Bologne, Italie Palamalaguti

28.10.2001 Athènes, Grèce Basket Ball Arena

30.10.2001 Istambul, Turquie Abdi Ipecki Arena

03.11.2001 Zagreb, Croatie Dom Sportova

05.11.2001 Mannheim, Allemagne Maimarkthalle

concerts annulés

14.09.2001 Kiev, Ukraine Palace of Sports

informations

tous les titres interprétés

Black Celebration, Breathe, Clean, Condemnation, Dream On, Dressed in Black, Easy Tiger, Enjoy the Silence, Freelove, Halo, Home, I Feel Loved, I Feel You, In Your Room, It Doesn't Matter Two, It's No Good, Judas, Never Let Me Down Again, Personal Jesus, Sister of Night, Somebody, Surrender, The Bottom Line, The Dead Of Night, The Sweetest Condition, Waiting for the Night, Walking In My Shoes, When The Body Speaks, World Full Of Nothing

artistes en premières parties

P.O.E., Fad Gadget, Technique, Brainstorm

top 5 pays

Exciter Tour

USA

36 concerts

Allemagne

13 concerts

Angleterre

5 concerts

Canada

5 concerts

France

4 concerts

occurences titres

Exciter Tour

86 Dream On
84 Breathe, Enjoy the Silence, Halo, I Feel You, In Your Room, Personal Jesus, Walking In My Shoes, When The Body Speaks
83 Freelove, Home, It's No Good, Never Let Me Down Again, The Dead Of Night, The Sweetest Condition, Waiting for the Night, Easy Tiger
82 Black Celebration
76 Clean
50 I Feel Loved
26 Sister of Night
21 The Bottom Line
20 Surrender
8 Condemnation, It Doesn't Matter Two
4 Judas
3 Dressed in Black
1 Somebody, World Full Of Nothing

histoire

Une fois n'est pas coutume, Depeche Mode joue un Warm-up show devant 500 et quelques privilégiés au Roxy de Los Angeles.

L'Exciter Tour prend son envol au Canada, avec Christian Eigner et Peter Gordeno tenant respectivement leur poste à la batterie et aux claviers. La scène est à nouveau l'oeuvre d'Anton Corbijn. Plus minimaliste que jamais, elle propose un seul écran géant et quelques fioritures lumineuses, qui ne rivalisent pas, loin s'en faut, avec les débauches visuelles précédentes.

La tournée américaine estivale comprend quelques concerts géants, et un concert quasiment privé, au Hard Rock Hotel de Las Vegas devant 1,500 personnes, pour lequel le casino de l'hôtel avait fait frapper des jetons promotionnels.

Depeche Mode débarque en Europe à la fin août avec des concerts devant 25,000 personnes en moyenne. Les concerts allemands explosent les records : 76,000 personnes à Hambourg, 90,000 personnes à Leipzig. C'est à Paris qu'Anton Corbijn filmera pour le groupe, les concerts des 9 et 10 octobre à Bercy pour une sortie en DVD.

Autre fait notable de cette tournée, la présence de Fad Gadget (aka Frank Tovey) en première partie des concerts européens. Il s'agit ni plus ni moins du groupe dont Depeche Mode assurait la première partie en 1980.

Cette tournée était celle du renouveau, après la période transitoire des Singles.

programme de la tournée

présentation

Après la transition de la phase Singles en 1998, Depeche Mode revient avec une tournée plus importante, l'Exciter Tour. Le programme revient lui aussi aux fondamentaux : les photographies et le design sont à nouveau signés Anton Corbijn. Malgré tout, 8 ans se sont écoulés depuis le Devotional Tour, et le gigantisme de l'époque semble désormais révolu. Le programme suit cette tendance et se montre plus 'sage', avec des photographies assez emblématiques, mais moins marquées par le sceau de l'icône et du symbole, que les sessions de 1993. On y découvre cependant des Depeche Mode qui semblent avoir gagné en matûrité, et surtout en autodérision, avec plusieurs séries de photos ou les mises en scène ne se prennent pas du tout au sérieux. A noter également sur le programme, une pochette ouvrante à plusieurs volets, et une retrospective discographique de plus de 20 ans de carrière.

texte du tourbook

Exciter Tour 2001

Frank Sinatra was an only child with a mangled ear, a physique like an old Christmas tree and a last name some had difficulty pronouncing. Elvis Presley was a truck driver who knew about ten chords on the guitar, had no real formal education and whose family were so poor, dinner usually consisted of whichever animal failed to outrun the aforementioned truck. But of all the outside bets, who would've put money on a group of jamming school mates with a style born of musical despondency at the tail end of the 70's, becoming - in ten short years - world famous stadium fillers, and another ten years on, still making challenging, vital music?

Depeche Mode's career has seen them progress from those school mates in Basildon, to becoming the world's first stadium synth band and an acknowledged influence, not only on the evolving House/Techno scenes of 1980s Detroit and Chicago, but a whole host of bands too numerous to mention here. From their very first single release, Dreaming of Me, back in 1981, to their latest album Exciter, Depeche Mode have continued to plough a decidedly individual furrow, and along the way have given us, through the force of their words and music, some of those truly rare, memorable moments in pop. It's the reason we're still interested in them after all this time and probably why you're here tonight to experience them live.

I first met the band at a Radio One In Concert recording session back in 1982, on a double bill that also featured Talk Talk. Far from being intimidated by their older counterparts, the instinct of their tuneful optimistic brand of synth pop impressed not only the audience, but also myself and everyone involved in the show.

Andy: When it comes to music, our early influences were bands like Kraftwerk, early Human League and also punk. We were inspired by the punk ideal that you didn't have to be a brilliant musician technically, you just had to have great ideas.

Not long after the release of the band's debut album, Speak & Spell, founder member Vince Clarke announced that he was quitting the band, leaving Martin Gore to take over the unenviable role of songwriter, and the following albums, (Construction Time Again and Some Great Reward) began to take on a much darker edge than the earlier recordings.

Martin: I think most of my songs are about relationships in some form or other, but not in a bland way. There's always a twist to the songs, and there's always some kind of suffering. They're not just out-and-out pop songs.

Out-and-out pop songs or not, from the mid eighties with the release of the guitar driven Black Celebration, Depeche Mode's popularity continued to grow out of Britain, across Europe, and climaxed in 1988 (following the breakthrough album Music for the Masses) in a sold out, record-breaking, open air concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, which was captured memorably by the D.A. Pennebaker directed film 101, and the live album of the same name.

Dave: For me, the image of the Rose Bowl that comes to mind is one point in the song Never Let Me Down Again where I noticed a couple of people in the audience waving their arms around. So I joined in, and suddenly, there were 70,000 people doing the same thing, and it was totally overwhelming. I felt the tears rolling down my face, but it was just joy. I thought, you don't get better than this!

A huge following on either side of the Atlantic ensured platinum status for the following albums Violator and Songs of Faith & Devotion, and the rare accolade, for a British band, of Stadium Rock Gods. However, internal touring pressures throughout most of the nineties led to Dave Gahan's growing dependency on the rock and roll lifestyle, whilst the departure of Alan Wilder added to the growing fragility within the band. However, reports in the music press of the band's demise, were unfounded, and 1997 saw Depeche Mode return with the well-received Ultra album. From the outside looking in, it appeared the band had come to a point of resolve. Ultra was a more mature sound, both lyrically and musically, reflecting perhaps the band's new outlook on life, the long and winding road to domesticity. However, few realised how close Ultra came to being the Depeche Mode swansong.

Martin: I think the last year on Ultra was the worst, and we've spoken quite a lot about that in the past. I remember us having so many crisis meetings during that period, wondering how we were going to carry on, and it was a bit of a nightmare. I think in some ways though, we thrive on misery. Maybe somehow it helps!

Andy: I think it was a case of over-excess in every way, and there were times when if I'd got a phone call saying Dave had passed away, I wouldn't have been surprised. When you get to that situation, and you're trying to work and concentrate on things, it's very difficult. We were really on the edge during those times, but we got through it, and I'm glad to say we're enjoying it again.

Dave: I think we're very strong characters, but there were times when it was tough, because someone, usually me, was falling by the wayside. At the time though, I never felt I wasn't going to get through it, although there were a couple of occasions when I lost faith and hope in myself. I think everybody goes through that, and when you're in a band, that can be a real problem. There was a time when I was nothing but negative, to myself and everything around me. There's too much of that in the world. As I said before, I feel really blessed. I fell like I've got my soul back and I'm ready to share it.

Martin: I think we all realise we've created something special, and the elements work. Vince left very early on - I think he told us he was going to leave before the first album came out - so we just carried on after that, and with Alan, I think we did create a kind of legacy, so when he decided to leave, we didn't really think about ending it there. We thought; this is too special.

So, on to the tenth Depeche Mode studio album, Exciter, which, on first hearing captures the band in full flight...slipping effortlessly from the bluesy electronica of Dream On to the heavy old school sound of The Dead of Night to the fifties torch beauty of Breathe. This time round the band called on the production services of Mark Bell, whose input cannot be underestimated.

Martin: I think when we started looking around for producers, we realised that there aren't many people who are suitable for us. We need somebody who's good with electronics, and works well with songs. When you have those kind of parameters, it narrows your choices. We particularly liked the sound of the work that he'd done with Bjork. He doesn't do anything in a cliched way, and that very good for the band because he pushes us.

For many DM fans, Exciter may prove to be a surprise addition to their collection. If Ultra began the journey out of the dark, then Exciter, in some ways, is carrying the torch. Certainly the band feel it's a departure from the usual mix of enigmatic twisted pop.

Andy: I'd say its much more optimistic than our previous albums. Having said that, I played The Dead of Night to a friend of mine, who's not really a fan, and he said That's the darkest song I've ever heard in my whole life! yet I find it really uplifting. However, I think it's a lot brighter and more melodic than Ultra. I think it's going to be regarded as one of the best Depeche Mode albums ever.

Dave: Well first of all, I think it's a better selection of songs, and we've worked a lot harder at it. I can only speak for myself, but I've been in much better shape and really wanted to do my best. I've worked hard at that. I think there are a lot of influences in there from our past, like different phases of what we've done lyrically, which I think is nice.

Martin: I think we've always made weird pop, and I think it's a great example of that. I don't think it fits into a defined musical category, but we never have, so that's not a particular worry. I just like being able to make music that's different, and if it's successful as well, then that's good. The main difference this time is that we're actually getting on. Maybe people would like to hear that we hate each other and that we fight all the time, but we've actually got on much better over the making of this record.

Dave: I'm very proud of the work that I've contributed to this record, and I want people to hear it. I've really enjoyed singing on this album too, and I've enjoyed it more because I'm in a good place, I feel really content. Yes, I want it to sell millions of copies, I'd love to pick up a Grammy next year, and get an MTV award. I'd like to pick up a Brit award - I'd be lying if I said I didn't - but if it doesn't happen, c'est la vie...we've made a great record and we're going to go out and tour. I know our fans are really loyal and they'll be coming out to see us. There's not much else you can really ask for. I'm doing what I want to do in my life.

Proud they should be. Exciter stakes a claim for Depeche Mode's continuing excellence. Always one of music's most unusual, fascinating and pioneering bands, their reputation has been built on their memorable, yet eclectic body of work. Exciter continues that tradition and is an experience not to be missed.

Gary Crowley Interview - January 2000

les lieux de la tournée

Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre

Atlanta, USA

19000 spectateurs

Abdi Ipecki Arena

Istambul, Turquie

12500 spectateurs

Palais Omnisports de Bercy

Paris, France

20300 spectateurs

Basket Ball Arena

Athènes, Grèce

15000 spectateurs

National Car Rental Center

Fort Lauderdale, USA

20763 spectateurs

Blossom Music Centre

Cleveland, USA

19200 spectateurs

Chronicle Pavilion

Concord, USA

15000 spectateurs

Colisee Pepsi Arena

Quebec, Canada

15176 spectateurs

Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

Mansfield, USA

19900 spectateurs

Corel Center

Ottawa, Canada

20500 spectateurs

Coors Amphitheatre

San Diego, USA

19492 spectateurs

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Houston, USA

17000 spectateurs

Dom Sportova

Zagreb, Croatie

6400 spectateurs

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Clarkston, USA

15274 spectateurs

Eishalle

Nuremberg, Allemagne

8200 spectateurs

Globen

Stockholm, Suède

16000 spectateurs

Festhalle

Francfort, Allemagne

13500 spectateurs

Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

Denver, USA

18000 spectateurs

Galaxie

Amneville, France

12200 spectateurs

Gorge Amphitheatre

Seattle, USA

15000 spectateurs

Halle Tony Garnier

Lyon, France

16500 spectateurs

Hallenstadion

Zurich, Suisse

14000 spectateurs

Hartwall Arena

Helsinki, Finlande

15000 spectateurs

World Music Theatre

Chicago, USA

28739 spectateurs

Arrowhead Pond

Anaheim, USA

18900 spectateurs

Horse Race Track

Varsovie, Pologne

15000 spectateurs

Jones Beach Amphitheatre

Wantagh, USA

15000 spectateurs

Journal Pavillion

Albuquerque, USA

15000 spectateurs

Kisstadion

Budapest, Hongrie

16800 spectateurs

Oberhausen Arena

Oberhausen, Allemagne

13000 spectateurs

Koln Arena

Cologne, Allemagne

20000 spectateurs

N.E.C.

Birmingham, Angleterre

15643 spectateurs

Madison Square Garden

New York, USA

20000 spectateurs

Maimarkthalle

Mannheim, Allemagne

15000 spectateurs

M.E.N. Arena

Manchester, Angleterre

21000 spectateurs

Marcus Amphitheatre

Milwaukee, USA

25000 spectateurs

Martin Schleyer Halle

Stuttgart, Allemagne

15500 spectateurs

E Center

Salt Lake City, USA

12000 spectateurs

Fila Forum

Milan, Italie

12000 spectateurs

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Columbia, USA

19316 spectateurs

Rose Garden Arena

Portland, USA

15000 spectateurs

Molson Amphitheatre

Toronto, Canada

16000 spectateurs

Molson Centre

Montreal, Canada

15000 spectateurs

Olimpiski

Moscou, Russie

25000 spectateurs

Olympiahalle

Munich, Allemagne

15500 spectateurs

Pacific Coliseum

Vancouver, Canada

17500 spectateurs

Palacio De Vistalegre

Madrid, Espagne

15000 spectateurs

Palau Sant Jordi

Barcelone, Espagne

24000 spectateurs

Pan American Center

Las Cruces, USA

12482 spectateurs

Parken Stadium

Copenhague, Danemark

38065 spectateurs

Festwiese Am Zentralstadion

Leipzig, Allemagne

90000 spectateurs

Santa Barbara Bowl

Santa Barbara, USA

4562 spectateurs

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mountain View, USA

22500 spectateurs

SKK Arena

Saint Petersbourg, Russie

25000 spectateurs

Skonto Stadium

Riga, Lettonie

33000 spectateurs

Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre

Sacramento, USA

18500 spectateurs

Song Festival Grounds

Tallinn, Estonie

50000 spectateurs

South Texas Amphitheatre

San Antonio, USA

20000 spectateurs

Spektrum

Oslo, Norvège

9700 spectateurs

Sportpaleis

Anvers, Belgique

18500 spectateurs

Staples Center

Los Angeles, USA

20000 spectateurs

Smirnoff Music Center

Dallas, USA

20111 spectateurs

Ice Palace

Tampa, USA

21500 spectateurs

The Joint

Las Vegas, USA

4000 spectateurs

The London Studios

Londres, Angleterre

300 spectateurs

The Roxy

Los Angeles, USA

500 spectateurs

Paegas Arena

Prague, République Tchèque

13150 spectateurs

Trabrenbahn Am Volkspaark

Hambourg, Allemagne

90000 spectateurs

Palamalaguti

Bologne, Italie

10000 spectateurs

UNO Lakefront Arena

Nouvelle Orleans, USA

10000 spectateurs

America West Arena

Phoenix, USA

19000 spectateurs

Vienna Stadthalle

Vienne, Autriche

16000 spectateurs

Vingis Park

Vilnius, Lituanie

100000 spectateurs

Waldbuhne

Berlin, Allemagne

25000 spectateurs

First Union Center

Philadelphie, USA

17500 spectateurs

Wembley Arena

Londres, Angleterre

12500 spectateurs

XCEL Energy Center

Saint Paul, USA

12999 spectateurs