Exotic Tour/Summer Tour '94

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The Exotic Tour
Concert tour by Depeche Mode
Associated album Songs of Faith and Devotion
Start date 9 February 1994
End date 8 July 1994
Legs 4
Shows 63
37 in North America
10 in Africa
5 in Oceania
4 in Asia
4 in South America
2 cancelled
Depeche Mode concert chronology
Devotional Tour
(1993)
Exotic Tour/Summer Tour '94
(1994)
The Singles Tour
(1998)

Exotic Tour/Summer Tour '94 was a 1994 concert tour by English electronic group Depeche Mode in support of the act's eighth studio album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, which was released in March 1993. The tour is an extension of the Devotional Tour in 1993, which reached Europe and North America.[1] The tour visited territories which the band had never performed in or had not toured in for some time, reaching Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. The tour commenced in Johannesburg, South Africa in early February. As of 2013, this was the last tour the group visited Australia, Southeast Asia or South Africa. In May 1994, the group visited North America on the "Summer Tour, '94". This was the second leg of North American dates promoting Songs of Faith and Devotion and took place mostly in outdoor venues and amphitheatres.

The tour marked a tumultuous time for the group, with keyboardist Andrew Fletcher taking leave from touring duties after two months due to "mental instability" and lead singer Dave Gahan's continuing issues with drug addiction. Fletcher was replaced by Daryl Bamonte on all dates from April. This is the last ever tour with Alan Wilder as a member of Depeche Mode.

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Rush" (Alan Wilder on drums)
  2. "Halo" (Alan Wilder on drums)
  3. "Behind the Wheel"
  4. "Everything Counts"
  5. "World in My Eyes"
  6. "Walking in My Shoes"
  7. "Stripped" (Alan Wilder on drums)
  8. "Condemnation" Song performed by Martin Gore, excluding Johannesburg dates
  9. Song performed by Martin Gore
  10. Song performed by Martin Gore
  11. "In Your Room" (Alan Wilder on drums)
  12. "Never Let Me Down Again" (Alan Wilder on drums)
  13. "I Feel You" (Alan Wilder on drums)
  14. "Personal Jesus" (Alan Wilder on drums)
  15. "Enjoy the Silence"
  16. "A Question of Time" (Alan Wilder on drums)

Note: Setlists differed between dates, with rotated songs (denoted above) and song omissions.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Africa
9 February 1994 Johannesburg South Africa Standard Bank Arena
11 February 1994
12 February 1994
14 February 1994
15 February 1994
18 February 1994 Cape Town Good Hope Centre
19 February 1994
23 February 1994 Durban ICC Durban Arena
25 February 1994 Johannesburg Standard Bank Arena
26 February 1994
Asia
1 March 1994 Kallang Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Australia
5 March 1994 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
7 March 1994 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
8 March 1994 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
10 March 1994 Brisbane Brisbane Festival Hall
12 March 1994 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
Asia
16 March 1994 Hong Kong China Hong Kong Stadium
18 March 1994 Manila Philippines Folk Arts Theater
19 March 1994
North America
25 March 1994 Honolulu United States Blaisdell Arena
26 March 1994
South America
4 April 1994 São Paulo Brazil Olímpia
5 April 1994
8 April 1994 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
10 April 1994 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional de Chile
North America
14 April 1994 San José Costa Rica Gimnasio Nacional
16 April 1994 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Fundidora
12 May 1994 Sacramento United States Cal Expo Amphitheater
14 May 1994 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
15 May 1994 Concord Concord Pavilion
17 May 1994 Las Vegas Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts
18 May 1994 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
20 May 1994 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
21 May 1994 San Bernardino Blockbuster Pavilion
24 May 1994 Park City Park West Amphitheatre
28 May 1994 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
29 May 1994 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheatre
31 May 1994 San Antonio HemisFair Arena
1 June 1994 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
3 June 1994 Dallas, TX Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
5 June 1994 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
8 June 1994 Charlotte Carowinds Palladium
9 June 1994 Atlanta Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre
11 June 1994 Tinley Park World Music Theatre
12 June 1994 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
14 June 1994 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
16 June 1994 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
17 June 1994
20 June 1994 Vaughan Canada Kingswood Music Theatre
21 June 1994 Montreal Montreal Forum
23 June 1994 Mansfield United States Great Woods Performing Arts Center
24 June 1994 Holmdel Township Garden State Arts Center
28 June 1994 Philadelphia The Spectrum
29 June 1994 Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheatre
1 July 1994 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
3 July 1994 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
4 July 1994
6 July 1994 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
7 July 1994 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
8 July 1994 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
26 May 1994 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Date cancelled.
26 June 1994 Saratoga Springs, New York Saratoga Performing Arts Center Date cancelled.

Support acts[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Daryl Bamonte – keyboards (April–July dates)
  • Hildia Campbell – backing vocals
  • Samantha Smith – backing vocals

References[edit]

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