Devotional Tour

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The Devotional Tour
DevotionalTourPoster.jpg
Poster advertising the Depeche Mode concert held in Dortmund, Germany.
Concert tour by Depeche Mode
Associated album Songs of Faith and Devotion
Start date 19 May 1993
End date 20 December 1993
Legs 3
Shows 96
50 in North America
46 in Europe
Depeche Mode concert chronology
World Violation Tour
(1990)
Devotional Tour
(1993)
Exotic Tour/Summer Tour '94
(1994)

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.[1]

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".[2]

Setlist[edit]

  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. Song performed by Martin Gore
  11. "I Feel You"
  12. "Never Let Me Down Again"
  13. "Rush"
  14. "In Your Room"
    encore 1
  15. "Personal Jesus"
  16. "Enjoy the Silence"
    encore 2
  17. "Everything Counts"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
19 May 1993 Lille France Salle Espace Foire
21 May 1993 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
24 May 1993 Brussels Belgium Forest National
25 May 1993
27 May 1993 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
28 May 1993 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
29 May 1993 Stockholm Stockholm Globe Arena
31 May 1993 Garbsen Germany Sportpark Garbsen
1 June 1993 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
3 June 1993 Lausanne Switzerland Patinoire de Malley
4 June 1993 Milan Italy Forum di Assago
7 June 1993 Rome Palasport di Roma
8 June 1993 Florence Palazzetto dello sport di Firenze
10 June 1993 Nancy France Zénith de Nancy
11 June 1993 Nuremberg Germany Frankenhalle
12 June 1993 Mannheim Maimarkthalle
14 June 1993 Dortmund Westfalenhallen
15 June 1993
16 June 1993 Berlin Waldbühne
18 June 1993 Prague Czech Republic Letná Stadium
19 June 1993 Leipzig Germany Leipziger Festwiese
21 June 1993 Munich Olympiahalle
23 June 1993 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
25 June 1993 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
26 June 1993 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
29 June 1993 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
30 June 1993
3 July 1993 Brest Parc des expositions de la Penfeld
5 July 1993 Bordeaux Patinoire de Mériadeck
7 July 1993 Toulon Zénith Oméga de Toulon
10 July 1993 Porto Portugal Estádio do Futebol Clube do Porto
11 July 1993 Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade
13 July 1993 Pontevedra Spain Estadio Municipal de Pasarón
15 July 1993 Madrid Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
17 July 1993 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
21 July 1993 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
22 July 1993 Cologne Sporthalle Köln
24 July 1993[A] Zeebrugge Belgium Belgische Kust
27 July 1993 Budapest Hungary Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium
29 July 1993 Liévin France Stade Couvert Régional
31 July 1993 London England Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
North America
7 September 1993 Quebec City Canada Colisée de Québec
8 September 1993 Montreal Montreal Forum
10 September 1993 Worcester United States Worcester Centrum
12 September 1993 Landover Capital Centre
14 September 1993 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
15 September 1993 Toronto SkyDome
17 September 1993 Pittsburgh United States Civic Arena
18 September 1993 Philadelphia The Spectrum
21 September 1993 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
23 September 1993 New York City Madison Square Garden
24 September 1993
25 September 1993 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
27 September 1993 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
28 September 1993 Chapel Hill Dean Smith Center
29 September 1993 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
1 October 1993 Gainesville O'Connell Center
2 October 1993 Miami Miami Arena
3 October 1993 St. Petersburg Florida Suncoast Dome
5 October 1993 Orlando Orlando Arena
8 October 1993 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
10 October 1993 Houston The Summit
11 October 1993
13 October 1993 Dallas Reunion Arena
14 October 1993
15 October 1993 Austin Frank Erwin Center
17 October 1993 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
20 October 1993 Champaign Assembly Hall
22 October 1993 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
23 October 1993
26 October 1993 Richfield Township Coliseum at Richfield
28 October 1993 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
29 October 1993
30 October 1993 Minneapolis Target Center
2 November 1993 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
4 November 1993 Salt Lake City Delta Center
6 November 1993 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
7 November 1993 Seattle United States Seattle Center Coliseum
8 November 1993 Portland Memorial Coliseum
12 November 1993 San Jose San Jose Arena
13 November 1993 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
14 November 1993 Sacramento ARCO Arena
16 November 1993 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
18 November 1993 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
20 November 1993 Inglewood Great Western Forum
21 November 1993
23 November 1993
24 November 1993
26 November 1993
2 December 1993 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
3 December 1993
Europe
12 December 1993 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
14 December 1993 Birmingham England NEC Arena
17 December 1993 Manchester Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre
18 December 1993 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
20 December 1993 London Wembley Arena
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Belga Beach Festival

Personnel[edit]

Additional:

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

Trivia[edit]

The show in Rome was originally scheduled at the PalaGhiaccio, but the promoter moved it to the PalaEur a few weeks before the event.[3]

References[edit]

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