DEPECHE MODE TOURS




Depeche Mode 'New Life Tour' 1981



Depeche Mode


Name tour:  

New Life Tour


Tour dates:  

Start: 01 June 1981 / End: 26 August 1981


Total executed:  

13 songs


Total show:  

16



DEPECHE MODE:


Dave Gahan:  

lead vocals


Martin Gore:  

synthesizers, backing vocals


Andy Fletcher:  

synthesizers, backing vocals and bass


Vince Clarke:  

synthesizers, backing vocals, lead vocals, electric guitar




TOUR SETLIST


SETLIST





01. Intro - Shout! (Instrumental)


02. Television Set


03. Boys Say Go!


04. New Life


05. Puppets


06. Ice Machine


07. Big Muff


08. Just Can’t Get Enough


09. What’s Your Name?


10. Tora! Tora! Tora!


11. Photographic


12. The Price Of Love


13. Dreaming Of Me




TOUR GREAT BRITAIN


GREAT BRITAIN



01.06 - London (UK) - The Bridgehouse


02.06 - London (UK) - Hammersmith Palais


11.06 - London (UK) - Evening Show with Richard Skinner (BBC Radio 1 - "Boys Say Go!", "Big Muff", "Photographic", "Tora! Tora! Tora!")


27.06 - Rayleigh (UK) - The Crocs


09.07 - Chadwell Heath (UK) - Regency Suite


16.07 - London (UK) - BBC Tops Of The Pops


23.07 - London (UK) - The Victoria Venue


25.07 - Den Haag (Netherlands) - Zeiders Park (Parkpop Festival)


30.07 - Slough (UK) - Alexandra's


02.08 - Brighton (UK) - Jenkinsons (two concerts)


05.08 - Manchester (UK) - Rafter's Club (two concerts)


06.08 - Leeds (UK) - Warehouse (two concerts)


07.08 - Edinburgh (UK) - Nite Club (two concerts)


26.08 - London (UK) - I.C.A.





EXTRA INFORMATION:



29.05.1981. New Life - single release. Half a million copies will be delivered in the summer.


The "New Life" Tour. It is a tour that can only be called with great goodwill, as there were just over a dozen shows on the promotional tour. However, this is the first time the team has toured with a pre-recorded song script, which means the same setlist. Double gigs in August, 5:00 for Under-18s, 8:00 for over-18s.


11.06.1981. Richard Skinner show a BBC Radio London studios; 4-many live radio broadcasts-are the first in the band's life.


25.06.1981. "Top Of The Pops" TV-show a BBC London studio; playback recording on the most popular music TV show of the era - also for the first time in the life of the band.


23.07.1981. London, The Victoria Venue. The first very successful concert with a full house, on the day of Martin Gore's twentieth birthday.


25.07.1981. Den Haag (Netherlands), Zeiders Park. The first foreign show.


29.07.1981. London, The Bridgehouse. So-called secret gig, which was not officially recorded on the tour. The band was featured on the posters entitled 'Modepeche Return: Dreaming Of A: New Life'. The band celebrated their third "Top Of The Pops" "New Life" performance at home.


26.08.1981. London, I.C.A.. Full concert. 3-many LIVE FM radio broadcasts. "Boys Say Go!", "The Price Of Love" (cover), "Dreaming Of Me".





VIDEO


Depeche Mode - BBC Tops Of The Pops, London (UK) 16.07.1981



Debut on TV, with the single "New Life"






Depeche Mode - The Victoria Venue, London, England (23.07.1981)





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