The Singles Tour

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The Singles Tour
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Poster advertising the Depeche Mode concerts held in Sweden.
Concert tour by Depeche Mode
Associated album The Singles 86>98
Start date 2 September 1998
End date 22 December 1998
Legs 2
Shows 65
33 in North America
32 in Europe
Depeche Mode concert chronology
Exotic Tour/Summer Tour
(1994)
The Singles Tour
(1998)
Exciter Tour
(2001)

The Singles Tour was a 1998 concert tour by English electronic band Depeche Mode in support of the act's singles compilation album, The Singles 86>98, which was released in September 1998.[1]

The tour, which was officially announced in Cologne, Germany in April 1998, was the group's first since the Exotic Tour/Summer Tour in 1994. A year prior, the group opted not to tour in order to promote Ultra, their ninth studio album, after issues surrounding the band following the lengthy tours in support of Songs of Faith and Devotion. This was the first tour without keyboardist Alan Wilder since he joined the group in 1982; Wilder left the band indefinitely in 1995 citing an "imbalance in the distribution of the workload".

The tour began with a European leg, kicking off in Tartu, Estonia in early September and culminating in San Sebastián, Spain in mid-October. Later in the month, the band commenced a tour of North America, beginning in Worcester, Massachusetts. The eight week jaunt included an appearance at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in Los Angeles. Billy Corgan, lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins, performed the song "Never Let Me Down Again" with Depeche Mode at this concert. The tour eventually wrapped up in Anaheim, California in late December.

The tour marked the debut of two of the group's backing musicians: keyboardist Peter Gordeno, who replaced Wilder, and drummer Christian Eigner, who previously performed with the band in 1997 for two Ultra Parties concerts.

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Painkiller" (Intro)
  2. "A Question of Time"
  3. "World in My Eyes"
  4. "Policy of Truth"
  5. "It's No Good"
  6. "Never Let Me Down Again"
  7. "Walking in My Shoes"
  8. "Only When I Lose Myself"
  9. Song performed by Martin Gore
  10. Song performed by Martin Gore
  11. "Condemnation"
  12. "In Your Room" (Zephyr Mix version)
  13. "Useless"
  14. "Enjoy the Silence"
  15. "Personal Jesus"
  16. "Barrel of a Gun"
    encore 1
  17. Song performed by Martin Gore
  18. "I Feel You"
    encore 2
  19. "Just Can't Get Enough"



Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
2 September 1998 Tartu Estonia Tähtvere Puhkepark
3 September 1998 Jūrmala Latvia Tenisa Centrs Lielupe
5 September 1998 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy
7 September 1998 Saint Petersburg SKK Peterburgsky
9 September 1998 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
11 September 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
12 September 1998 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
13 September 1998 Stockholm Stockholm Globe Arena
15 September 1998 Prague Czech Republic Sportovní Hala
16 September 1998 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
18 September 1998 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
19 September 1998
20 September 1998 Erfurt Messehalle
22 September 1998 Brussels Belgium Forest National
23 September 1998 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
25 September 1998 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
26 September 1998 Casalecchio di Reno Italy PalaMalaguti
27 September 1998 Assago Forum di Assago
29 September 1998 London England Wembley Arena
30 September 1998
2 October 1998 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
3 October 1998 Birmingham NEC Arena
5 October 1998 Cologne Germany Kölnarena
6 October 1998
7 October 1998 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
9 October 1998 Hanover Germany Messehalle Hanover
10 October 1998 Leipzig Leipziger Messehalle
11 October 1998 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
13 October 1998 Munich Olympiahalle
15 October 1998 Zaragoza Spain Pabellón Príncipe Felipe
16 October 1998 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
17 October 1998 San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
North America
27 October 1998 Worcester United States Worcester Centrum
28 October 1998 New York City Madison Square Garden
29 October 1998
1 November 1998 Philadelphia First Union Spectrum
5 November 1998 Toronto Canada SkyDome
6 November 1998 Montreal Centre Molson
8 November 1998 Cleveland United States Gund Arena
9 November 1998 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
11 November 1998 Fairfax Patriot Center
13 November 1998 Orlando Orlando Arena
14 November 1998 Miami Miami Arena
15 November 1998 Tampa Ice Palace
18 November 1998 Houston Compaq Center
19 November 1998 Dallas Reunion Arena
20 November 1998 San Antonio Alamodome
22 November 1998 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
24 November 1998 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
25 November 1998
29 November 1998 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
1 December 1998 Salt Lake City Delta Center
2 December 1998 Nampa Idaho Center Arena
4 December 1998 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
6 December 1998 Portland United States Rose Garden
7 December 1998 Seattle KeyArena
9 December 1998 Sacramento ARCO Arena
11 December 1998 Oakland The Arena in Oakland
12 December 1998[A] Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium
14 December 1998 Phoenix America West Arena
15 December 1998 San Diego Cox Arena as Aztec Bowl
18 December 1998 Inglewood Great Western Forum
19 December 1998
20 December 1998 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
22 December 1998
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

Support acts[edit]

  • Purity (2 September – 17 October 1998)
  • Stabbing Westward (27 October – 22 December 1998)
  • Tim Simenon (DJ set) (2 September – 17 October 1998)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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