Watch Depeche Mode play final show of ‘Memento Mori’ world tour

Depeche Mode have played the final show of their extensive ‘Memento Mori’ tour earlier this week. See footage and the setlist below.

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The tour consisted of 112 shows in support of the band’s 15th studio album ‘Memento Mori’ and saw them perform to well over 2million fans. This marked their first record and tour since losing longtime bandmate and close friend Andy Fletcher.

Yesterday (April 8), the synth-pop legends wrapped up their massive tour at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. The show saw them draw on a similar setlist throughout FROM the run, but naturally ended with an emotional climax and farewell from the band.

The setlist for Depeche Mode’s show in Cologne was:

‘My Cosmos Is Mine’
‘Wagging Tongue’
‘Walking in My Shoes’
‘It’s No Good’
‘Policy of Truth’
‘In Your Room’ (Zephyr Mix)
‘Everything Counts’
‘Precious’
‘My Favourite Stranger’
‘Strangelove’ (Acoustic; sung by Martin)
‘Somebody’
‘Ghosts Again’
‘I Feel You’
‘A Pain That I’m Used To’ (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
‘World in My Eyes’ (Dedicated to Andrew Fletcher)
‘Black Celebration’
‘Stripped’
‘Behind the Wheel’
‘Enjoy the Silence’
‘Waiting for the Night’ (Peter & Christian on keyboards)
‘Just Can’t Get Enough’
‘Never Let Me Down Again’
‘Personal Jesus’

In a glowing four-star review of Depeche Mode’s huge show at London’s Twickenham Stadium last summer, NME described the gig as as showing the band “at the top of their game and bonded in fraternity”.

Coldplay might insert LEDs into your gums while Muse recreate War Of The Worlds with some balls-out bombast, but there’s an effortless cool to Depeche Mode’s stadium approach,” it read. “The Anton Corbijn stage design is sparse and simple, with just the giant M lettering of the new record and some tastefully simple visuals, leaving everything else down to the songs and personality with no pyro or pratting about.

“They may be demigods to their leather-clad cult, but tonight Depeche Mode have never seemed so human.”

Speaking to NME last year, Depeche Mode members Dave Gahan and Martin Gore opened up about what’s next for them following the end of tour.

“The most important thing is to be putting out good music and that people like it,” said Gore. “Once we finish this tour we’ll take a break, then we’ll see if and when we feel like doing it again. Up until now we always have. You never know, and I’m not saying that in a negative way. We just take each project as it comes.”

Gahan opened up about his compulsion to rejoin the group dispite being so vocal about his frequent reluctance, saying: “That is a good word. It was like that; I was compelled. Just when I thought I was out, they dragged me back in!”

He added: “Losing Fletch made that feeling more real. Everything will come to an end. I don’t know when that is. After Fletch passed and we had to continue I said, ‘Try to enjoy what you’ve got to do here and do the best you can’. You really don’t know if you’re going to be doing it again.”

In other news, the band marked the end of their ‘Memento Mori’ tour by sharing a new music video and huge remix package for ‘People Are Good’.

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