Depeche Mode – Moda Center – Portland, Oregon

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.

$17.50?! I think I paid nearly 10x that to sit in the nosebleed section in 2023 but it would’ve been worth it at triple the price.