Tour Of The Universe Update
An official announcement was posted today on depeche mode dot com regarding the cancelled shows. You can read the full tour update announcement below:
Depeche Mode resumed their ‘Tour Of The Universe’ on Monday June 8th in Leipzig, Germany following singer Dave Gahan’s recent illness. They followed up their return with a spectacular 65,000 sell out success in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on June 10th, and their European summer tour will now continue as per the original schedule.
Unfortunately, Depeche Mode are not able to reschedule 8 of the cancelled shows due to scheduling conflicts. Despite efforts to find a window in which to reschedule these dates, it has proven unfeasible to do so.
The eight cancelled shows are:
- May 12th – Athens Terra Vibe
- May 14th – Istanbul Santral Istanbul
- May 16th – Bucharest Parc Izvor
- May 18th – Sofia Vasil Levski Stadium
- May 20th – Belgrade USCE Park
- May 23rd – Warsaw Gwardia Stadium
- May 25th – Riga Skonto Stadium
- May 27th – Vilnius Zalgirio Stadionas
Ticket holders should return their tickets to the point of purchase for a refund.
Depeche Mode have been able to reschedule the 4 shows listed below, which are indoor venues, for later in the year.
These rescheduled shows are:
- May 21st – Zagreb Arena
- May 30th – London O2 Arena
- June 4th – Dusseldorf LTU Arena
- June 5th – Dusseldorf LTU Arena
Information regarding the new, rescheduled dates will be announced shortly. More time is required to resolve venue availability and routing issues, before new dates can be announced. Ticket holders are advised to hold onto to their original tickets, which will be valid for the rescheduled shows.
THE BAND WOULD LIKE TO REASSURE FANS THAT THEY ARE 100% COMMITTED TO REPLAYING THESE 4 SHOWS AND ASK FANS TO BEAR WITH THEM A LITTLE LONGER UNTIL THE NEW DATES CAN BE RESOLVED.
Depeche Mode would like to apologise to their fans for any inconvenience this has caused and thank them for their support and patience during this time.
Also, as previously advised in a statement issued on May 28th:
The shows below have already been rescheduled.
June 2nd – Hamburg HSH Nordbank Arena
This show has been rescheduled to July 1st, 2009. All original tickets remain valid for this new rescheduled date.
July 2nd – Bergen Koengen
The show has been rescheduled to January 28th, 2010 at the Bergen Vestlandshallen. All original tickets remain valid for this new rescheduled date.
Source: depeche mode dot com