WIN SOME DEPECHE MODE SHIT! : New DVD/CD set “Tour of The Universe”


If you thought that the members of Depeche Mode were dead, you were wrong.  Dead wrong… but they probably should be (not mentioning the facts that front man, Dave Gahan has made it through heroin addiction, a suicide attempt, a speedball overdose, and a heart attack).  Now pushing 50, the members of the most successful electronic band in history embarked on a beyond strenuous 102 show tour in 40 countries, beginning in May of 2009 and wrapping it up this February.  Yeah, 102 shows… and that’s still with 17 of them being canceled due to Gahan suffering from a contraction of gastroenteritis and having a tumor removed from his bladder.  After selling over 100 million albums, the first of which was released 30yrs ago, Gahan, Martin Gore, and Alex Fletcher have earned more than enough money, fans, and success to retire comfortably… so why haven’t they?  I think that the answer to that question is equal parts “because they don’t have to” and “because they just can’t bring themselves to do it“.  They’ve been doing this thing since they were mere teenagers and their fanbase remains astronomical.  In fact, they are still playing venues like Madison Square Garden and selling out arenas worldwide (Rolling Stones-level shit).  What isn’t entirely “astronomical” was the tour itself; misleadingly titled, “Tour of the Universe“, when they never actually left the planet even once!

Now the documentation of the Depeche Mode Tour of the Universe has been released on DVD/CD formats and we’re offering youz bastards a chance to win a prize pack.  Peep out the details about the release below and/or scroll to the bottom to find out how to enter.

Depeche Mode

‘Tour of the Universe – Live In Barcelona’

DVD and Blu-ray released November 9th

Playing 102 shows in 40 countries, Depeche Mode’s acclaimed Tour Of The Universe saw Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andrew ‘Fletch’ Fletcher performing to over 2.7 million people.

Their epic trip across the globe was one of the most successful tours of recent history and saw them playing a host of stunning material spanning their impressive 30 year history.

‘Tour Of The Universe – Live In Barcelona’ contains 21 tracks recorded over two sold out nights at the Palau St Jordi in Barcelona on November 20th and 21st 2009, both shows being highlights of the celebrated tour.

Released on Mute, this spectacular DVD comes with a host of bonus content including four bonus tracks recorded across the two nights, a tour documentary – Inside The Universe – two tracks
filmed at tour rehearsals in New York and Anton Corbijn’s specially created ‘screen films’ for seven tracks plus further bonus montages created from the on-stage screens.

In addition, the four promotional videos from 2009’s acclaimed ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ album including the Grammy nominated Wrong, directed by Patrick Daughters, are included.

’Tour of the Universe – Live In Barcelona’ comes in three formats:

Super deluxe 4-disc version (2xDVD, 2xCD):
DVD1 (a 21 track live performance plus four bonus tracks)
DVD2 (extra bonus content including documentary and promo videos)
2 x CD (audio of the 21 tracks from DVD1)

Deluxe version (1 x DVD, 2 x CD):
Contains DVD1 and the two audio CDs

Blu-ray (2x Blu-ray discs)

Depeche Mode – Tour Of The Universe Barcelona 20/21:11:09

1. In Chains
2. Wrong
3. Hole To Feed
4. Walking In My Shoes
5. It’s No Good
6. A Question Of Time
7. Precious
8. Fly On The Windscreen
9. Jezebel
10. Home
11. Come Back
12. Policy Of Truth
13. In Your Room
14. I Feel You
15. Enjoy The Silence
16. Never Let Me Down Again
17. Dressed In Black
18. Stripped
19. Behind The Wheel
20. Personal Jesus
21. Waiting For The Night

-Bonus tracks
World In My Eyes
Sister Of Night
Miles Away / The Truth Is
One Caress


-Inside The Universe
Tour documentary with subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Hungarian and Czech.

-Tour Of The Universe / Screens
In Chains
Walking In My Shoes
Come Back
Policy Of Truth
Enjoy The Silence
Personal Jesus

-Tour Of The Universe / Rehearsals
Walking In My Shoes

-Bonus tracks

Hole To Feed
Behind The Wheel
Never Let Me Down Again

-Sounds Of The Universe – Videos
Hole To Feed
Fragile Tension


first off., here’s…


– One “deluxe” version of  Depeche “Tour of the Universe”
– One Depeche Mode “Tour of the Universe” poster


Mixing up the contests, yet again, we’ve decided to use a randomizer to choose the winner this time around.

*  Just link directly to the Depeche Mode “Tour of the Universe” image on our facebook page (LINK HERE).
*  Then just leave a comment below it.

The Fine Print

All entries must be received by 11.59pm on Thursday, Nov. 18th 2010

U.S. residents only

One entry per contestant, please.

Good luck, jerks!

Dead C

Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details. "I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."

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