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Andy Fletcher Remembered by Depeche Mode at “Memento Mori” Tour Kickoff — See the Setlist and Video

Depeche Mode descended onto the Sacramento stage on Thursday night, commencing the first show of their colossal Memento Mori tour. The band formed in Basildon four decades ago delivered a 23-song odyssey that unveiled five tracks from their new album, resurrected a song dormant for over a decade, and paid homage to their fallen comrade, Andy Fletcher.

Dave Gahan and Martin Gore set the mood of the evening with both of Memento Mori’s opening tracks, “My Cosmos Is Mine” and “Wagging Tongue,” before diving into a maelstrom of ’90s gems, including “It’s No Good,” “Walking in My Shoes,” “Sister of Night,” and “In Your Room.” The duo didn’t venture too deep into their early ’80s roots, with only a few pre-Black Celebration anthems such as “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Everything Counts” making the cut.

Gore’s traditional two-song serenade featured a revival of “A Question of Lust,” untouched since 2017 and last played by the full band in 2013, as well as the Memento Mori debut of  “Soul With Me.” During the encore, Gahan and Gore joined forces for a haunting rendition of Violator’s “Waiting for the Night,” a track unheard live since 2009.

In a poignant tribute to their lost brother Fletcher, who succumbed to an aortic dissection last year, the surviving duo performed “World in My Eyes,” one of his favorite Depeche Mode songs. Emotive images of Fletcher loomed on the screen behind them, with Gahan honoring him as “our friend, Andrew Fletcher” at the song’s close.

The tour rolls on to San Jose, California, on Saturday, marking the second of 10 North American stops before the band crosses the Atlantic for an extensive European leg running through August. A second, lengthier North American run commences in September, culminating in a four-night finale in Los Angeles.

Below, you’ll find the full setlist, a collection of videos, and the rest of the itinerary for Depeche Mode’s monumental tour.

Setlist: Depeche Mode, Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA — March 23, 2023

  1. “My Cosmos Is Mine”
  2. “Wagging Tongue”
  3. “Walking in My Shoes”
  4. “It’s No Good”
  5. “Sister of Night”
  6. “In Your Room”
  7. “Everything Counts”
  8. “Precious”
  9. “Speak To Me”
  10. “A Question of Lust”
  11. “Soul With Me”
  12. “Ghosts Again”
  13. “I Feel You”
  14. “A Pain That I’m Used To”
  15. “World in My Eyes”
  16. “Wrong”
  17. “Stripped”
  18. “John the Revelator”
  19. “Enjoy the Silence”
  20. “Waiting for the Night”
  21. “Just Can’t Get Enough”
  22. “Never Let Me Down Again”
  23. “Personal Jesus”












Depeche Mode “Memento Mori” World Tour 2023:

NORTH AMERICA

  • March 23, 2023: Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
  • March 25, 2023: San Jose, CA – SAP Center
  • March 28, 2023: Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
  • March 30, 2023: Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
  • April 2, 2023: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
  • April 5, 2023: Chicago, IL – United Center
  • April 7, 2023: Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
  • April 9, 2023: Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
  • April 12, 2023: Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
  • April 14, 2023: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

EUROPE

  • May 16, 2023: Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
  • May 20, 2023: Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis Antwerpen
  • May 23, 2023: Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
  • May 26, 2023: Leipzig, DE – Leipziger Festwiese
  • May 28, 2023: Bratislava, SK – Národný Futbalový Štadión
  • May 31, 2023: Bordeaux, FR – Matmut Atlantique
  • June 2, 2023: Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
  • June 4, 2023: Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
  • June 6, 2023: Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
  • June 9, 2023: Madrid, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
  • June 11, 2023: Bern, CH – Stadion Wankdorf
  • June 14, 2023: Dublin, IE – Malahide Castle
  • June 17, 2023: London, UK – Twickenham Stadium
  • June 20, 2023: Munich, DE – Olympiastadion
  • June 22, 2023: Lille, FR – Stade Pierre Mauroy
  • June 24, 2023: Paris, FR – Stade de France
  • June 27, 2023: Copenhagen, DK – Parken
  • June 29, 2023: Frankfurt, DE – Deutsche Bank Park
  • July 4, 2023: Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
  • July 7, 2023: Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion
  • July 12, 2023: Rome, IT – Stadio Olympico
  • July 14, 2023: Milan, IT – San Siro
  • July 16, 2023: Bologna, IT – Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
  • July 21, 2023: Klagenfurt, AT – Wörthersee Stadion
  • July 23, 2023: Zagreb, HR – Arena Zagreb
  • July 26, 2023: Bucharest, RO – Arena Națională
  • July 28, 2023: Budapest, HU – Puskás Aréna
  • July 30, 2023: Prague, CZ – Letňany Airport
  • Aug. 2, 2023: Warsaw, PL – PGE Narodowy
  • August 6: Tallinn, Estonia – Tallinna Lauluväljak
  • August 8: Helsinki, Finland – Kaisaniemen Puisto
  • August 11: Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena

North American Tour Dates:

  • September 21: Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
  • September 23: Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
  • September 29: Austin, Texas – Moody Center
  • October 1: Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
  • October 4: Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
  • October 7: New Orleans, Louisiana – Smoothie King Center
  • October 10: Orlando, Florida – Amway Center
  • October 12: Miami, Florida – Miami-Dade Arena
  • October 15: Atlanta, Georgia – State Farm Arena
  • October 19: Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena
  • October 21: Brooklyn, New York – Barclays Center
  • October 23: Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
  • October 25: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Wells Fargo Center
  • October 28: New York, New York – Madison Square Garden
  • October 31: Boston, Massachusetts – TD Garden
  • November 3: Montreal, Quebec – Centre Bell
  • November 5: Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena
  • November 8: Detroit, Michigan – Little Caesars Arena
  • November 10: Cleveland, Ohio – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • November 13: Chicago, Illinois – United Center
  • November 16: Denver, Colorado – Ball Arena
  • November 18: Salt Lake City, Utah – Vivint Arena
  • November 21: Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
  • November 24: Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
  • November 26: Seattle, Washington – Climate Pledge Arena
  • November 28: Portland, Oregon – MODA Center
  • December 1: Las Vegas, Nevada – T-Mobile Arena
  • December 3: San Francisco, California – Chase Center
  • December 6: San Diego, California – Pechanga Arena
  • December 8: San Diego, California – Pechanga Arena
  • December 10: Los Angeles, California – Kia Forum
  • December 12: Los Angeles, California – Kia Forum
  • December 15: Los Angeles, California – Crypto.com Arena
  • December 17: Los Angeles, California – Crypto.com Arena

 

 

 

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