6/11/94…Depeche Mode with Stabbing Westward @ World Music Theatre, Chicago

Depeche Mode @ World Music Theatre 6/11/94

Depeche Mode @ World Music Theatre 6/11/94

This leg of D-Mode’s tour was called The Exotic Tour.  Since we had enjoyed the first leg so much in 10/93, we decided to go for the outdoor experience this time.  We had lawn seats, but I remember another friend of ours had seats in the pavilion and we snuck into those seats with her while Depeche Mode played.  Stabbing Westward was the opening band and was actually a Chicago band that we liked, so we made the effort to get there to hear them.  We hung out on the lawn for their set.  I was so excited for Depeche Mode.  This was my second night in a row celebrating my birthday weekend with live music.  And this band kicked it off with a bang for me.  Their first two songs were two of my all-time faves-the first from Songs of Faith and Devotion (the album they were currently promoting) and the second from Violator.  I couldn’t have been happier.  Check out the whole list…

  1. Rush
  2. Halo
  3. Behind the Wheel
  4. Everything Counts
  5. World in My Eyes
  6. Walking in My Shoes
  7. Stripped
  8. Condemnation
  9. I Want You Now
  10. In Your Room
  11. Never Let Me Down Again
  12. I Feel You
  13. Personal Jesus
  14. Encore:
  15. Somebody
  16. Enjoy the Silence
  17. Encore 2:
  18. A Question of Time

They stuck pretty much to the current release, but they snuck in some oldies too.  This was yet again, another amazing D-Mode show.  I remember all of them so fondly.  What I later found out was how much the band had been struggling at this time.  Andrew Fletcher actually didn’t even play this show.  And this would be Alan Wilder’s last show with the band.  Also Dave Gahan was having major drug problems.  I never knew any of this based on their performance.  I guess that’s a good thing.


  1. Jason says:

    I can’t believe this! I was just thinking about my first big show, and Googled this concert and this is the second thing to pop up. We were at the same show! Amazing. Thanks for hyping the Nameless Horses in Austin!


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