Posted in music | tour dates on May 15, 2009

Good point: "WTF. BV still hasn't posted anything about Dave Gahan being hospitalized and DM cancelling concerts." [Anonymous]

Depeche Mode

WEDNESDAY:

Depeche Mode have been forced to cancel two shows on their 'Sounds of the Universe' tour, yesterday's show in Athens (May 12) and tomorrow's show in Istanbul (May 14), due to the illness of singer Dave Gahan.

Dave fell ill with a severe bout of gastroenteritis shortly before he was due onstage in Athens which resulted in his immediate hospitalization. At this stage, Dave's primary concern is to return to full health and resume the tour as soon as possible.

Fans in Athens and Istanbul have been advised to hold onto their tickets as an announcement will be made shortly with regard to rescheduled dates or cancellation.

THURSDAY:
Depeche Mode have been forced to cancel an additional four shows on their Sounds of the Universe tour due to further complications from singer Dave Gahan's severe bout of gastroenteritis. Dave is currently
undergoing further tests.

Depeche Mode apologizes to all their fans for this inconvenience and wish Dave a speedy recovery. Further information will be released in due course.

The following shows have been cancelled:

May 16th Bucharest, Romania, Izvor Park
May 18th Sofia, Bulgaria, Vasil Levski Stadium
May 20th Belgrade, Serbia, USCE Park
May 21st Zagreb, Croatia, Arena

Ticket holders for the above shows are advised to hold on to their tickets as an announcement will be made shortly in regard to rescheduled dates or final cancellation.

Get well soon Dave. Depeche Mode are scheduled to play two shows in NYC in August. All dates below....

May
10 - Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan Stadium (Israel)
12 - Athens, Terra Vibe Park (Greece)
14 - Istanbul, Santral (Turkey)
16 - Bucharest, Park Izvor (Romania)
18 - Sofia, Vassil Levski Stadium (Bulgaria)
20 - Belgrade, Usce Park (Serbia)
21 - Zagreb, Arena (Croatia)
23 - Warsaw, Gwardia Stadium (Poland)
25 - Riga, Skonto Stadium (Latvia)
27 - Vilnius, Zalgirio Stadionas (Lithuania)
30 - London, O2 Arena (UK)
31 - Landgraaf, Pinkpop Festival (Holland)
_
June
02 - Hamburg, HSH Nordbank Arena (Germany)
04 - Düsseldorf, LTU Arena (Germany)
05 - Düsseldorf, LTU Arena (Germany)
07 - Leipzig, Zentralstadion (Germany)
08 - Leipzig, Zentralstadion (Germany)
10 - Berlin, Olympiastadion (Germany)
12 - Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena (Germany)
13 - Münich, Olympiastadion (Germany)
16 - Rome, Stadio Olimpico (Italy)
18 - Milan, Stadio San Siro (Italy)
20 - Werchter, TW Classic Festival (Belgium)
22 - Bratislava, Inter Stadium (Slovakia)
23 - Budapest, Puskas Ferenc Stadium (Hungary)
25 - Prague, Eden Stadium (Czech Republic)
27 - Paris, Stade De France (France)
28 - Nancy, Zenith Amphitheatre (France)
30 - Copenhagen, Parken (Denmark)
_
July
02 - Bergen, Bergenhus Festning (Norway)
03 - Arvika, Arvika Festival (Sweden)
06 - Carcassonne, Esplanade Gambetta (France)
08 - Valladolid, Estadio Jose Zorrilla (Spain)
09 - Bilbao, BBK Live Festival (Spain)
11 - Porto, Superbock Super Rock Festival (Portugal)
12 - Sevilla, Estadio de la Cartuja (Spain)

July
24 - Toronto, Molson Amphitheater (ON)
25 - Montreal, Bell Centre (QC)
28 - Washington, Nissan Pavilion (DC)
31 - Boston, Comcast Center (MA)
_
August
01 - Atlantic City, Borgata (NJ)
03 - New York, Madison Square Garden (NY)
04 - New York, Madison Square Garden (NY)
10 - Seattle, Key Arena (WA)
12 - San Francisco, Shoreline Amphitheater (CA)
14 - San Diego, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (CA)
16 - Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl (CA)
17 - Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl (CA)
19 - Anaheim, Honda Center (CA)
20 - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Bowl (CA)
22 - Las Vegas, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms (NV)
23 - Phoenix, US Air Arena (AZ)
25 - Salt Lake City, UTE Center (UT)
27 - Denver, Red Rocks (CO)
29 - Dallas, Superpages Center (TX)
30 - Houston, Woodlands Pavilion (TX)
_
September
01 - Atlanta, Lakewood Amphitheater (GA)
04 - Tampa, Ford Amphitheater (FL)
05 - Ft. Lauderdale, Bank Atlantic Arena (FL)

October
01 - Guadalajara, Arena V.F.G. (Mexico)
03 - Mexico City, Foro Sol (Mexico)
08 - San Jose (Costa Rico)
10 - Bogota (Colombia)
13 - Lima (Peru)
15 - Santiago (Chile)
17 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)
22 - Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)
24 - Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Venue details will be added shortly.

October
31 - Oberhausen, KöPi Arena (Germany)
_
November
01 - Bremen, AWD Dome (Germany)
03 - Hannover, TUI Arena (Germany)
07 - Mannheim, SAP Arena (Germany)
08 - Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle (Germany)
10 - Geneva, Palexpo (Switzerland)
12 - Valencia, Feria de Valencia (Spain)
20 - Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi (Spain)
23 - Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier (France)
_
December
01 - Nuremberg, Arena Nürnberger Versicherung (Germany)
03 - Vienna, Stadthalle (Austria)
04 - Graz, Stadthalle (Austria)
06 - Zürich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
07 - Zürich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
10 - Dublin, The O2 (Ireland)
12 - Glasgow, SECC (UK)
13 - Birmingham, LG Arena (UK)
15 - London, O2 Arena (UK)
16 - London, O2 Arena (UK)
18 - Manchester, MEN Arena (UK)
_
February 2010
04 - St. Petersburg, SKK (Russia)
06 - Moscow, Olympisky (Russia)

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Comments (103)

thats a long ass tour

Posted by guy in a bad band | May 15, 2009 2:37 PM

Wrong!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:00 PM

Sounds worse than just stomach flu...they flew him back to NYC for more tests.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:01 PM

"Wrong!"

What is wrong?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:10 PM

once a junky, always a junky.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:25 PM

Gahan OD'd, did he? They are really trying to keep this one under wraps.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:58 PM

gastroMEHneteritis

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 4:16 PM

Gahan and Mark Lanegan have both gone to visit Dr. Jones.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 4:45 PM

There was definitely something wrong with them on Kimmel because they sounded crap, especially Gahan. You can bet the DM camp is scrambling to keep this relapse covered up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 4:49 PM

Really, if you had to sing "Personal Jesus" for that many shows, you'd want to do some smack as well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 5:00 PM

I'd imagine Marty is quite pissed at all the dough he'll have to spread around to keep Gahan's latest OD hidden from the press.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 5:10 PM

It's really insulting the kind of crap bands feed the press to cover up the obvious. Gahan has been giving a lot of interviews about how "clean" he is lately, which with him usually means he's covering up how fucked up he really is by snowing the gullible press corps. I'll bet Marty is livid with him.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 5:36 PM

OOOPs. Sounds like Dave did a little too much of his own personal jesus again!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 5:38 PM

Rod Stewart game proper

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 6:25 PM

"A severe bout of gastroenteritis?" Like the kind caused by a sudden withdrawal from opiates?
So Dave has to head back to NYC to find his dealer. Who are these DM PR clowns trying to kid?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 7:20 PM

OD, my Aryan ass. Notice that they played in Israel just before he got sick. It's the Mossad's doing!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 7:50 PM

"...they flew him back to NYC for more tests."

Yeah, I hear he went to see Dr. Benway and got fixed right up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 5:22 AM

He's gotta go back into rehab for a few weeks before the tour sets off. "Gastroenteritis" is caused by sudden opiate withdrawal, which means Dave couldn't score over in Turkey or whereever he was. So he's back to NYC for some emergency rehab. Meanwhile, the multimillion dollar DM PR machine has to keep spinning out half-truths and outright lies.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 7:12 AM

Gastroenteritis is a viral infection and is not caused by opiate withdrawal. However, the symptoms can be similar...and given Dave's history, it's no surprise that's the reason they're giving.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 9:28 AM

the Israelis infected him with greasy pigfluenza!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 9:30 AM

Depeche Meh.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 10:52 AM

Hello, everybody!

Posted by Dr. Nick | May 16, 2009 10:56 AM

You people are assholes. The man is ill, there is nothing to indicate he is using drugs. How about just some well wishes to a human being who is having health issues instead of childish remarks?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 11:10 AM

"You people are assholes. The man is ill, there is nothing to indicate he is using drugs." No, nothing at all. Just the start of a huge rock star level mega-tour with a guy whose smack use has made Keith Richards look like a model of moderation in the past. Dave Gahan overdo it bit on the eve of a big tour? How could anyone be so naive as to even consider it? Don't get me wrong, he was great when he was smacked out, so musically, at least, this could be a good thing. Songs of Faith & Devotion was a killer tour!

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 16, 2009 2:39 PM

Don't worry, they've flown Dave back to be under the care of myself, infamous croaker Dr. Benway, and I shall make sure that Dave's stomach doesn't act up any more during the tour. Opiates are great for curing stomach problems!

Posted by Doctor Benway | May 16, 2009 2:43 PM

The guy has been clean as a whistle for A LONG TIME...you guys are idiots for even thinking this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 6:11 PM

^^duped by the song "Clean" from Violator^^

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 6:51 PM

sMEHck

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 7:31 PM

Gastroenteritis=acute diarrhea.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 7:39 PM

once a junky, always a junky.
^^
once a ass always a assssss...

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 8:00 PM

^
once denying the obvious because you're a DM-tard, always denying the obvious because you're a DM-tard.

also, you're reminding me of that Britney weirdo on Youtube.

Face it...Dave's a junky...Santa Claus doesn't exist...and chances are, your parents are disappointed in you, despite what they say, and no, going to cosmetology school isn't going to change that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 8:07 PM

Dave "Pincushion" GahanstroMEHnteritis

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 8:36 PM

If Dave was still a junkie,he would have been arrested a hundred times by now.NYC has about 1000 times more pigs posing as slimebag pushers then actual slimebag pushers.

Just walking the street at night,you can sometimes see the fake junkies and dealers standing around,as men in suits wait in the darkened cars near by.I bet my left nut that they are all police (as they look nothing like the neighborhood,and the real junkies there).

There is no way Dave would not have fallen into one of the million undercover set up operations in the city.He is clean.He just has stomach problems.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 9:35 PM

WHY WON'T YOU PEOPLE LEAVE DAVE ALONE??? HE IS ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE EVERS ON EARTH!!! HE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS! U ARE ALL GELOUS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 10:31 PM

Yeah. You are all gelatinous.

Posted by Dr. Laura | May 16, 2009 10:43 PM

once denying the obvious because you're a DM-tard, always denying the obvious because you're a DM-tard.

also, you're reminding me of that Britney weirdo on Youtube.

Face it...Dave's a junky...Santa Claus doesn't exist...and chances are, your parents are disappointed in you, despite what they say, and no, going to cosmetology school isn't going to change that.
^^
tell me on average how many times are you wrong a day? all your presumptions are embarrassing and wrong you prick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2009 2:34 PM

Best wishes to the god like Gahan!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 7:33 AM

You can't imagine how much people get angry in Greece. I say Greece not Athens cause they travelled from whole our country to see them. Next thing to make us so upset is that they were selling tickets until 21:00, they lighted up the scene at 21:30 and instead of see them, we saw someone manager of DM saying about the cancellation. No respect to people at all... Even is really ill, Martin could appear and apologize... Also tha last information I have from a very trustworthy person in the production company is that Dave with his wife scored so much at Tel Aviv, then they fight and he beat her up so much so she went to the police and they arrested them... They never flew for Athens and never arrived... The production company were waiting until last minute police free Dave but..... It's a pitty for everyone...

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 7:34 AM

Pretty funny, Gahan and the wife fighting over the smack stash. Yep, Dave is "clean as a whistle" all right. And I think he's learned by now to let the DM flunkies go out and score for him, he doesn't need to do it himself.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 9:00 AM

Unfortunately it WAS all about drugs. I live in Athens and people who work in the hospital said that he was in a terrible condition…

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 9:48 AM

Gastroenteritis=acute diarrhea=need a shot of smack, pronto! No more diahrrhea!

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 18, 2009 9:51 AM

The really funny part is Gahan sitting there doing all these media interviews about how all he's into is "junk tv" or "yoga" or "kaballah" (just like Britney!) all the while being stoned out of his gourd while he's saying this malarkey. Bands have learned to *never* tell the rock media the truth when it comes to drugs these days, and who can blame them?

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 18, 2009 10:40 AM

Somehow I doubt they're flying Gahan back to NYC to get him some emergency yoga lessons or to pick up his kabbalah set. But then again, one of the most famous heroin addicts in history was also heavily into both yoga and kabbalah: Aleister Crowley!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 4:17 PM

whatever it happened to dave...i wish him all the best...to recover as soon as possible...even if it was about drugs... i am the one who is hitted by cancellation (serbia), but i would never let myself speak shit as many people do right now...

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 10:33 AM

He bought a stash of smack in Tel Aviv to keep him going for the first leg of the tour, and his wife stole it on him, leaving him going into heroin withdrawal as the band was about to take the stage. That's how Gahan got "gastroenteritis."

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:09 PM

LEAVE DAVE ALONE!!! WHAT HAS HE EVER DONE TO YOU??? HE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:16 PM

"LEAVE DAVE ALONE!!! WHAT HAS HE EVER DONE TO YOU??? HE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS!!!"

Are you that Britney freak from YouTube?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:37 PM

I hope all of you who have posted that Dave is back on drugs are happy. You are all assholes and now that it has been released that Dave has Stomach/Colon Cancer I hope you rot in hell for joking the way you have....

You all need to look in the mirror before accussing people before you know the facts...

This is a sad day for all DM Fans and for the Gahan family. I hope his Cancer is treatable and he battles it into remission. The only drugs Dave went back to NYC for is Chemo.

Not funny guys....Not funny at all

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:40 PM

No doubt yoga and kaballah go down a little easier with a nice shot of smack.

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 19, 2009 12:40 PM

NME is reporting that Dave Gahan passed away last night. I hope all of you haters are happy now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:52 PM

"NME is reporting that Dave Gahan passed away last night. I hope all of you haters are happy now."

Yeah? Got a link for that info?

Get outta here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:59 PM

I wish Dave all the best the universe has to offer. Get well soon
from Santa Barbara.

Posted by maureen murphy | May 19, 2009 1:00 PM

I think we have a Gahan version of the "leave Britney ALONE!" Youtube freak here.

Posted by LEAVE GAHAN-BASHERS ALONE!!! | May 19, 2009 1:03 PM

I hope Dave's family can find some peace & solace now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 1:07 PM

12:52...it is weird that news as big as that is not posted on the Depechemode.com page..strage isn't it. Not a funny thing to joke about.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 1:14 PM

"I hope Dave's family can find some peace & solace now."

As soon as Dave gets a speedball in his system, they will find plenty of peace and solace.

Posted by LEAVE GAHAN-HATERS ALONE!!!!! | May 19, 2009 1:15 PM

"I hope all of you who have posted that Dave is back on drugs are happy. You are all assholes and now that it has been released that Dave has Stomach/Colon Cancer I hope you rot in hell for joking the way you have....

You all need to look in the mirror before accussing people before you know the facts...

This is a sad day for all DM Fans and for the Gahan family. I hope his Cancer is treatable and he battles it into remission. The only drugs Dave went back to NYC for is Chemo."

Funny,, I haven't heard about this. All I heard was that his ex(?)-junkie wife stole the stash he bought in Tel Aviv to get him through the first leg of the tour and that he went into opiate withdrawal, causing severe "gastroenteritis" (the shits). They had a huge fight and ended up at the cop shop. Then Dave wanted to fly back to NYC to connect with his dealer. But I'm sure you're correct, right?


Posted by Dr. Benway | May 19, 2009 1:24 PM

You haven't heard about the Cancer check out the Polish News service. They cancelled the Warsaw gig and stated that he has been flown to NYC to have a biopsy.

I'll find the link. This is no joke and it's not made up or a rumor this is breaking news now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 1:31 PM

Here is the link...

Translated for you to English.

The Warsaw show has been pulled from Live Here and Now.

Polish radio also reporting Cancer.

Very reputable news source.

http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=n&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvnwarszawa.pl%2F-1%2C1600989%2C0%2C%2Ckoncert_depeche_mode_odwolany%2Cwiadomosc.html&sl=pl&tl=en&history_state0

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 1:41 PM

the show in Poland is not cancelled! they would put the "cancelled" on thier site if that's true!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:02 PM

Dave Gahan died from an overdose in Milan back in 2002. The 'Dave' you see these days is an impostor. Notice how his arms & cheekbones look different? I have this from a very reputable source...a newspaper in Sri Lanka.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:25 PM

"You haven't heard about the Cancer check out the Polish News service. They cancelled the Warsaw gig."

Cancer? Is that what Polish doctors call an opiate withdrawal now? How much did Marty pay them to call it that, because it seems to be bullshit as of now.

Posted by Meathead | May 19, 2009 8:02 PM

I think just like there used to be all those Saddam Hussein lookalikes, there are a bunch of Dave Gahans walking around and that the real one OD's back during the SOF&D tour. Be on he lookout for these fake Gahans, who can be seen scoring smack at a street corner near you!

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 19, 2009 8:08 PM

http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Cyprus/245710

Officially, the band's representative announced that the leading singer Dave Gahan is suffering from a virus and chances he will recover soon are good. He was hospitalized, according to the representative. However, as the details have been sketchy a lot of other rumors flourished. According to some sources, Gahan decided to cancel the concert after a quarrel with his wife. No confirmation for this report so far.

Posted by Junkie Dave | May 19, 2009 8:22 PM

Dave's wife is an ex-junky, or ex-ex junky, so maybe the smack they scored in Tel Aviv was too big a temptation and she took off with it, leaving poor Dave to suffer withdrawals right before a show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 8:25 PM

The following was posted today on the Discussion page of the Wikipedia article about Dave Gahan by someone identifying himself as Dave's brother, Phil:

As there are some false stories appearing here i just want to assure you Dave isnt back on any sort of drugs whatsover, nor has he returned to alcohol. He also has not had a row with, his wife Jennifer, who is constantly by his side at this time. There is a genuine medical reason Dave isn't able to perform at the moment. Please do not ask me to divulge any further information as I will not respond to those requests.

And please dont believe the crap being printed on fan forums, i remind you these are not official forums and any offical information will be delivered either on the DM website www.depechemode.com or from the offices of the band's management or publicist. Tour staff do not KNOW any information regarding his health.

For further show information please consult the DM website www.depechemode.com for further announcements.

Please be assured that Dave is very disappointed to let you , his DM fans down, and to keep hold of your tickets for any refunds or should the shows be rescheduled, they will allow you entry to the venues.

Please respect Dave's and our family's privacy at this time. He will be back performing at a venue near you very soon.

Thanks for your understanding.

Respect always, Phil

Posted by link | May 19, 2009 8:45 PM

"Phil" is really Marty Gore making up more lies to cover his multi-million-making band's arse. As if DepecheMode.com is going to come out and tell you that "YEP, DAVE IS BACK ON SMACK EVERYBODY, HE'S REALLY FUCKED UP!" What a pile of crap.

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 20, 2009 9:47 AM

That post by 'Phil Gahan' was originally posted the day after the Athens gig on May 13th.

From what I have heard, this has nothing to do with drugs, but a serious illness.

Posted by Me | May 20, 2009 5:38 PM

Further cancellations to be announced in the next couple of days from London onwards.

Posted by Me | May 20, 2009 5:45 PM

just stop - please - why would they release an album and start the tour at all if all they want to do is stay at home and shoot up ?
some people grow up and do worthwhile things with their lives, like make great music ... other people lurk around online, writing things about other people they don't even care about. I pity you.

Posted by anne onymouse | May 20, 2009 5:46 PM

Maybe Dave wants to just sit around and get high, rather than go out and make Marty richer on a never-ending tour where he has to sing "Personal Jesus" 100,000 times and pretend like he's actually enjoying himself.

Posted by Dr. Wackadoo | May 21, 2009 3:06 PM

Please, stop the rummours...
Dave is an excellent singer and he doesn´t deserve this.
Maybe it´s drugs (I don´t belive so) or maybe is his health (hope it is nothing very severe).
But Dr. Wackadoo is right: maybe the tour will push him to hard. It is a mega-tour, Dave has 47 and his body is not prepared to sing along "personal jesus" or "enjoy the silence" every 2 days!

Posted by Dr. Maria | May 21, 2009 10:24 PM

By the way...
Dr Benway.. aren´t you Alan Wilder, tortured by envy?

Posted by Dr Maria | May 21, 2009 11:05 PM

How are things, "Dr.Maria" Marty Gore, you talentless piece of dogshite? You've sucked ever since you booted me out, and that drives you crazy, poor sod.

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 22, 2009 3:18 PM

ha ha ha..
go on "Dr Benway" Alan Wilder..
by talentless piece of dogshit,you mean something like Recoil and his 5 listeners around the world?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQkwSf-U8QA
warmest regards..

Posted by Dr Maria | May 22, 2009 10:49 PM

oh both good doctors are full of shite.....

HOWEVER in a contest between Gore and Wilder...Gore wins at least he ( Gore) isn't surrounding himself in his old years with sycophants and brown nosers who think he can do no wrong and praise evrything he does and says even if it is total shite....

Posted by Hephzibah | May 23, 2009 1:31 PM

"Gore wins at least he ( Gore) isn't surrounding himself in his old years with sycophants and brown nosers who think he can do no wrong and praise evrything he does and says even if it is total shite...."

He doesn't? Then how does he put out crap like his latest album?

Posted by Winny Wackadoo | May 23, 2009 1:47 PM

SoF&D was the last great DM record. And it was the last one Alan Wilder was on. Just sayin'.

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 23, 2009 1:49 PM

U2 has been around as long as DM and they have put out some shite albums over the last few years and the lineup has not changed... do you think DM would still sound like the band they were in 1990 or 1993, they have been through so many changes in life ..it is mere speculation that if Alan were around they would have another masterpiece , who is to say Alan and Fletch wouldn't be two fat bickering drunks working on a god awful album...

Posted by Hephzibah | May 23, 2009 2:15 PM

if it was dope or an od, one date at most would have been missed, get real people.
the band is clean, if they werent, the new record would have surely been better than it is.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2009 4:40 PM

we love dave

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2009 5:21 PM

Dave's not here, man.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2009 11:08 PM

You people are freaks, like a bunch of animals who are about to get some fresh prey. Why don't you try a "better" version like Dave's been abducted by aliens or something like that? Dave is a HUMAN too. He's got a right to be ill. He isn't a boy of 20 and he's been through a lot of shit in his life, so thank god that he doesn't have bigger problems. When you "haters" have a fucking diarrhea, do people around you say "No, he doesn't have diarrhea, he's on drugs"? Damn, people, isn't THIS too much? Stop being jealous, do better and then you'll may have a right to say your fucked opinion.

Get well soon, Dave.

Posted by Ami | May 24, 2009 1:53 AM

Give Dave his opiates, he won't have the shits anymore. Even that stuff they sell in the pharmacy for shits, Loperamide, is an opiate. Dr. Benway knows all.

Posted by Dr. Benway | May 24, 2009 11:57 AM

Dr Benway,
It is obvious you are a little bit sick..
The hate and shit you spread around is not something from someone "normal".
Do you have a poisonous thorn stuck somewere?

Posted by Dr Maria | May 25, 2009 9:56 AM

Dr.Benway...

why are you so cuntish...

are you having E.D. issues and a mid-life crisis or maybe you have short man syndrome????
you should seek help

Posted by Hephzibah | May 25, 2009 9:18 PM

It is actually cancer

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 7:51 PM

Ami, well said!!!


Where do all of you get your information from..why is it when someone gets sick we have to say they are on drugs or have a life threatening illness? I'm so fed up with all these rumors. I've been worried for 2 weeks now. Dearest Dave, the stress on you must be horrible but I hope that you are feeling better!
We love you!

Posted by Kylie | May 26, 2009 10:14 PM

I don't know whether it's cancer or not, or anything else... (drugs? I doubt) but we deserve more official information or at least update.

Interesting thing will be to see whhat DM camp will come up with within few more days if not hours quickly approaching O2 gig this weekend.

Things are not pretty and I think it's far away to be an official explanation. I pray for Dave's health and worst comes to worse, if it is cancer, then whole tour should be cancelled immediatly.

Posted by Recoiler | May 27, 2009 4:06 PM

http://www.nme.com/news/depeche-mode/44940

Dave had a tumor removed. Tour resumes June 8th....

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 8:31 AM

i'd give it more time. surgery is not nothing. body needs more time than 2 weeks to heal properly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 11:37 AM

You Dr Benway-Alan Wilder-little piece of s.h.i.t:
hope you are satisfyed now.

Posted by Dr Maria | May 28, 2009 11:44 AM

Depeche Mode are pleased to announce they will restart their interrupted Tour Of The Universe in Leipzig, Germany on June 8th.

On May 12th, lead singer Dave Gahan suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis, leading to his hospitalization and the cancellation of the Athens concert. While in hospital, further medical tests revealed a low-grade malignant tumor in Dave's bladder, which has since been successfully removed. At doctors' orders Dave Gahan must take a break until June 8th, to ensure that he makes a full recovery. The Leipzig show on June 8th will be the first concert following Dave's recovery.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 12:07 PM

I stumbled upon this thread as I was looking for info about Dave's health a few days ago, and am now sincerely hoping that the bunch of brainless no lifers who found satisfaction in spreading trash about his supposed lies are right this second choking on their bullshit. To think that someone with the guy's talent and professionalism should be accused of "being a lying junkie like every other rock star" (how sharply observed), or that fans should be called "blind Gahan-lovers who simply refuse to admit the truth" (how profoundly analyzed), just makes you realize some people do deserve the shit music that the Mikas and Kid Rocks of this world inflict upon us. Enjoy your own mediocrity. And best wishes to Dave.

Posted by Michel J | May 28, 2009 3:20 PM

What does it matter to fight about if it was drug related or not. Either way something is wrong, and I wish a very, very talented man the best of luck with his health.

Posted by Tracey | July 6, 2009 12:52 AM

Wow! I really cant believe how many dumb ass people out there talk so much carbage about Dave Gahan " CAN U JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE" I wish you the best in your future dave gahan Thanks 4 Coming to NYC TAKE CARE DAVE AND THE BAND!!

Posted by John Chaupis | August 6, 2009 12:47 AM

your all a bunch of idiots. Grow up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 3:42 PM

Depeche Mode's latest cancellations were due to Dave's loss of his voice. He has thrush and acid reflux. I hope to God it's not what I think it is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2009 7:41 PM

Wow, Dave Gahan is a wonderful performer an artist, do you idiots actually think that he would go back to heroin after he said himself that being clean is the best for his family and music? Oh, and DM PR was great in the early 90's too. Remember SOFAD? And his suicide attempt before Ultra came out? DM care bout their fans and wouldn't lie to them. Anyway, he does have cancer, so it is NOT drugs and I'm NOT beig naive. I just want to defend a man whom I have been inspired by and wish him a complete and quick recovery.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2010 11:43 AM

i want to be annoynomous , Jenifer Gahan is focking up ! she nag's dave and started treating him very bad ! Dave and Jenifer were going to divorce , but jenifer wanted to work thing's out . Dave is fed up of Jenifer ! She has a jelious problem with Dave career . She nag's him . She only put's on a show for the public . I know her very well , i could even be a her family member ..." who know's ?"

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 3:55 PM

I would like to be annoymous again . Jenifer , I liked you before when you got married to Dave . I was even there at your wedding . Jenifer you have changed over the last few year's ! I don't even reconnise you anymore . You act as if you are better than us now ! Jenifer you are not at all pretty , you think that you are god's guift to mankind ! You are " OLD " Jenifer Gahan ! Stop treating Dave that way ! I am warning you ! David will get fed up ! He is already Fed up of you ! His fan's love him ! Why do you jelious him of that ! Please Jenifer ..." Stop nagging Dave ! "

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 4:08 PM

There's nothing more unattractive in a person than jealousy.
Firstly, his wife is beautiful! And as for 'nagging', Jesus Christ, don't we bloody all from time! In any case, what business is it of yours what goes on in a marriage? Keep your beak out of other peoples personal lives and live your own life. And another thing, just why on earth are you slagging off another woman's age?

These comments about 'once a junkie, always a junkie', are total bullshit! I know of people who were addicts, who are now sober, and who you’d never guess had a problem! Unfortunately, saying that, former addicts can never be known as 'recovered', but only as ‘recovering’. Mud sticks I guess; another price of drug abuse.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2013 12:26 AM

Well well well, after so many years the internet know it all's who don't know any of the people they talk about but yet know what is actually happening ... all those with the heroin overdose bullshit and other nonsense Gahan actually had a tumor removed, so the know it alls are wrong again. The internet made experts of people who prior got little attention with their comments

Posted by mahituna | September 4, 2014 12:51 PM

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