I first saw Depeche Mode WAY back in 1988 on the Music for the Masses tour. They were my favorite band at the time but if you asked me back then I would’ve given them a solid 7.5/10. Depeche Mode in 2023 is probably the best arena act in the world, at least in my opinion. Blown. The. Fuck. Away.
40+ years into their career they’re still the most underrated band I can think of.
As expected, they were nothing short of amazing. Still one of my favorite bands, live or recorded, after all these years.
Based on some quick research, it would appear that the other two times I saw Love and Rockets were:
December 11, 1987, at the Paramount Theater w/Jane’s Addiction
June 12, 1989, at the Seattle Center Arena w/The Godfathers
Pro-tip: If you can find it, get yourself a copy of “Lift,” their final album. It was released in 1998 and is still probably ahead of its time. It’s not available on Apple Music, Spotify, etc. for whatever reason, but Amazon usually has CDs of it for relatively cheap. It’s worth every penny.