In connection with Violator, Anton Corbijn created a masterpiece with one of the songs on the record, Enjoy the Silence. The world's most beautiful song with the amazingly beautifully filmed music video.
In the same way, he also created a video for the last song on the album. The song clean … I've always dreamed of making a Martin! How to get my version of the video to Clean ...
Was it fun to make this video? YES! Was it exciting? YES! Was my wife skeptical? YES! Was it good? YES! I would like to thank my wife for always having been there for 24 years ... Thank you for daring to participate in the film! I am full of admiration for your courage! Start the tape ... https://youtu.be/Nn4mD8yoIJw
"In a few days in January, I loaded my orange speakers into the car"
Depeche Mode for me is the perfect group. Dave with his amazing nice voice! Martin with his sick beautiful lyrics! Andy with his happy mood that meant more than you think! And then Alan, the man who created the sound landscape ... Then, of course, we have many other people who meant a lot to DM's success. But one person I have to mention is Anton Corbijn.
In a few days in January, I loaded my orange speakers into the car and drove around the landscape and photographed and filmed them in different environments.
Some of the photos are taken close to where I live in southern Sweden, but most are from an island called Öland in the Baltic Sea. Here the soul can really get calm, and it is where my ancestors worked and made for their livelihood as fishermen. At this place, my grandfather died, so it's really sacred ground for me.
When I mounted my speakers, something happened magically! It was as though they saw the landscape itself and became so powerful and moody. Here they stood orange the speakers in the landscape and I just got so stupid to see them move in the wind ... See when the rain and the snow hit the surface … I closed my eyes and felt the music that pumped out of the speakers in my imagination. Never let me down again ... Behind the Wheel ... Little 15 ... Nothing … The memories rinsed over me ... It's strange that ... How DM's music becomes one with life ... Please enjoy! Here they come orange speakers in different environments
Start the Tape....
Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! My name is Ola Pettersson, 48 years old and I come from the southern part of Sweden called Skåne. 1982 when I was 12 years old I sat watching a program on Swedish television called the Måndagsbörsen. DM appeared and I was fascinated by, above all, how Alan Wilder played on his keyboard. One of the songs they played was See You who stuck in my head. During my first time, I was literally fighting for my music taste. In Sweden at this time, you were either Synthare ... Or hard rockers. 1984 November 17th I finally met the group that meant so much in my life ... Even today, over 34 years later, if I close my eyes ... Then I can feel the amazing atmosphere. Goosebumps!
My DM take over the day in Love! Love to DM and to my wife & my 4 daughters. In the center of events, the iconic orange speaker from Music for the Masses will be ... Start the tape!
Other than working on the May/June North American tour, today was also a travel day from Krakow to Łodz, Poland. I took a few pictures along the way to show you what a normal travel day looks like.
See you tomorrow in Łodz.
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Tuesday, May 22 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Thursday, May 24 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Sunday, May 27 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Tuesday, May 29 - Tulsa, OK - BoK Center
Friday, June 1 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Sunday, June 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, June 6 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Saturday, June 9 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Monday, June 11 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
I'm Gooch -- DM's tour manager. I'll be taking over today and giving a couple behind the scenes views of a travel day on tour.
As the TM, my job is to get the band from point A to point B every day, get them on and off stage, to handle the daily logistics like hotels, vans, etc., and a multitude of other random tasks that are passed to me each day. It's all about organization.
I started working with DM in 2009 on the Tour of the Universe, and my life has never been the same...I'm working on some important things today -- stay tuned.
I've accumulated lots of memorabilia over the decades. FAR too much to for one photo. But these are my most 'precious and fragile things'.
The first DM record I ever owned. A promo 12" of "Everything Counts" given to me by uncle who was also a DJ (RIP)
An Anton Corbijn photo book, autographed by Martin. A CD sleeve for the first RECOIL project, signed by Alan. A very rare (framed) shirt from the World Violation tour at Dodgers Stadium in L.A.. Lastly, what is now my oldest remaining tour shirt from the historic "For The Masses" tour of 87.