Depeche Mode are pleased to announce they will restart their interrupted Tour Of The Universe in Leipzig, Germany on June 8th.
On May 12th, lead singer Dave Gahan suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis, leading to his hospitalization and the cancellation of the Athens concert. While in hospital, further medical tests revealed a low grade malignant tumour in Dave's bladder, which has since been successfully removed. At doctors' orders Dave Gahan must take a break until June 8th, to ensure that he makes a full recovery. The Leipzig show on June 8th will be the first concert following Dave's recovery.
Dave Gahan sincerely thanks his fans for their support, understanding and patience. Depeche Mode deeply regret any problems or inconveniences the cancellations and postponements may have caused.
AFFECTED UPCOMING SHOWS
May 30th: London O2 is postponed and will be rescheduled to a new date, which will be announced shortly. Tickets purchased will remain valid.
May 31st: Depeche Mode's performance at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf is cancelled.
June 2nd: The show at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg will now take place on July 1st. Tickets purchased remain valid.
June 4th & 5th: The shows at Dusseldorf LTU Arena on June 4th and 5th will be rescheduled, however the exact dates cannot be determined until the 2nd Bundesliga releases its new schedule. Dates for the rescheduled shows are expected to be announced by early July.
Ticket holders should retain their tickets for the rescheduled shows.
June 7th & 8th: Regrettably, the June 7th show in Leipzig must be cancelled due to doctors' orders, however the June 8th show will occur as planned.
Tickets for the cancelled June 7th show may be exchanged for tickets to either the June 8th show in Leipzig or the June 10th show in Berlin (availability permitting) at the relevant box office.
July 2nd: Bergen, Koengen has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at the Vestlandhallen.
SHOWS TAKING PLACE AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED
The following European shows are not affected and will take place as originally planned.
8th: LEIPZIG, Zentralstadion
10th: BERLIN, Olympiastadion
12th: FRANKFURT, Commerzbank Arena
13th: MUNICH, Olympiastadion
16th: ROME, Stadio Olimpico
18th: MILAN, Stadio San Siro
20th: WERCHTER, TW Classic Festival
22nd: BRATISLAVA, Inter Stadium
23rd: BUDAPEST, Puskas Ferenc Stadium
25th: PRAGUE, Slavia Stadium
27th: PARIS, Stade de France
28th: NANCY, Zenith Amphitheatre
30th: COPENHAGEN, Parken Stadium
1st: HAMBURG (rescheduled show)
3rd: ARVIKA, Arvika Festival
6th: CARCASSONNE, Esplanade Gambetta
8th: VALLADOLID, Jose Zorilla Stadium
9th: BILBAO, BBK Live Festival
11th: PORTO, Super Bock Super Rock Festival
12th: SEVILLE, Olimpic Stadium
Furthermore, all dates following Seville on the Tour of the Universe will proceed as originally planned.
CANCELLED SHOWS STILL TO BE DETERMINED
Ticket holders for the previously cancelled shows listed below are encouraged to hold on to their tickets pending a further statement. Every effort continues to be made to reschedule these shows and more time is needed to resolve venue availability and routing. A final decision is expected early next week, at which time a statement will be made with regards to either a rescheduled date or final cancellation.
12th: ATHENS, Terra Vibe
14th: ISTANBUL, Santral Istanbul
16th: BUCHAREST, Parc Izvor
18th: SOFIA, Vasil Levski
20th: BELGRADE, USCE Park
21st: ZAGREB, Arena
23rd: WARSAW, Gwardia Stadium
25th: RIGA, Skonto Stadium
27th: VILNIUS, Zalgirio Stadionas