1994-06-14 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA

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Notes

Stabbing Westward and Primal Scream were the support acts.

As reported in the September 1994 issue of British 'Select' magazine:

Just three songs into [Primal Scream's] support slot with Depeche Mode at the Merriwether Post Pavillion, in Columbia, Maryland, everything had fallen apart. Four bars of the intro to 'Movin' On Up' vanished into the band's programming equipment and Bobbie was singing the first verse when the chorus backing tracks chimed in. Furious, he'd rammed his mikestand into the nearest monitor, slung the mike into the wreckage and stormed off, leaving Denise Johnson to hold the fort. When he slouched back on, the Mode crowd - notoriously blasé US alternative types - had heckled him half-heartedly. Citizen Caned's reply? "Shut your fuckin' mouths!" And they were locked out of their dressing room when the lights went down and the roar went up for the Mode.

Here is Daryl Bamonte's entry for the famous Devotional Tour Diary, published in Bong magazine in 1994:

The Primals’ camp is a bit tense tonight. I think the tour manager’s upset Throb, and he’s refusing to go on. I reasoned with him that if they went on late, then we would go on late and we would run over time and the union would pull the plug on us. Lo and behold, he got up and went on stage. It shows what a bit of gentle coaxing can do (and a case of red wine…)

Set list

  1. Rush
  2. Halo
  3. Behind The Wheel
  4. Everything Counts
  5. World In My Eyes
  6. Walking In My Shoes
  7. Stripped
  8. Condemnation (*)
  9. I Want You Now (*)
  10. In Your Room
  11. Never Let Me Down Again
  12. I Feel You
  13. Personal Jesus
  14. Somebody (*)
  15. Enjoy The Silence
  16. A Question Of Time

Sources

  • Source 1 is a decent audience recording; it's a little muffled, and there's a ringing noise throughout.