1982-05-10 Stages, Chicago, IL, USA

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Notes

Club owner Joe Shanahan has said in 2003: "[Depeche Mode] were these little glammy boys tweaking their synthesizers, but the music was really just super-fresh at the time. They became a big radio band later on, but at the time they were like this underground thing, and it was something new and exciting." In 2016, he recounted that Dave Gahan was doing a yoga pose on his head backstage against the wall in a perfect lotus, saying: "I thought it was really impressive."

Tony Sarabia reported in 2012: "Even before [the famous R.E.M. show at this venue], there was Depeche Mode and Ministry sharing a bill at what was still called Stages Music Hall; I had never seen a group of guys singing to recorded music before that. The reel to reel tape machines were on stage behind them! What did we care? We were 18 years old and had gotten into a 21 and over show dancing to one of our favorite bands. And Ministry was in its earliest incarnations."

This club was called 'Cabaret Metro' four months later and is now simply known as 'Metro'. Alan Wilder performed here under his Recoil moniker in 2010.

The venue was asked by DMLiveWiki in 2018 if a recording from this concert might exist; they replied that they do not have a recording.

Set list

  1. Shout
  2. I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
  3. Boys Say Go!
  4. Puppets
  5. See You
  6. Big Muff
  7. Now, This Is Fun
  8. Ice Machine
  9. New Life
  10. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  11. The Meaning Of Love
  12. Just Can't Get Enough
  13. What's Your Name?
  14. Photographic
  15. Dreaming Of Me
  16. I Like It
  17. Television Set