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Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan To Embark on Solo Tour

Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan will embark on his first solo U.S. tour in support of his debut album Paper Monsters, due June 3 on Mute/Reprise Records. Gahan will launch the summer-long North American tour July 18 in Atlanta, GA after completing his 22-date European tour. Performing songs from Paper Monsters and various Depeche Mode songs, Gahan will be backed on the road by guitarist Knox Chandler, bassist Martyn Lenoble, keyboardist Vincent Jones and drummer Victor Indrizzo. Gahan wrote all of the album’s 10 tracks with multi-instrumentalist Chandler, whose credits include playing on Depeche Mode’s Exciter, as well as albums by R.E.M. and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Lenoble has played with Porno for Pyros and Janes Addiction; Jones has recorded with Sarah McLachlan and Cowboy Junkies; and Indrizzo has worked with Beck, Macy Gray, The Vines and Liz Phair.

Although Gahan has fronted Depeche Mode for 22 years, Paper Monsters marks his debut as a fully-fledged songwriter. Before now, career commitments, distractions and personal confidence barriers kept him from finding his true voice. “Hence the title of my album,” he says, “because I’d created these monsters which have got bigger and bigger over the years. But in the last few years I realized that it’s only myself that has created them.”

Dave Gahan tour itinerary:

June 5 Zurich, SWI Volkshaus

June 7-8 Nurburgring, GER Rock Am Ring

June 10 Berlin, GER Columbiahalle

June 12 Hultsfred, SWE Hultsfred Festival

June 14 Imola, ITA Heineken Jammin Festival

June 15 Seinajoki, FIN Provinssirock

June 17 Saint Petersburg, RUS New Ice Arena

June 18 Moscow, RUS Olympiski

June 20 Kiev, UKR Palace of Sports

June 23 Budapest, HUN Budapest Arena

June 24 Prague, CZE T-Mobile Arena

June 26 Roskilde, DEN Roskilde Festival

June 28 Werchter, BEL Rock Werchter Festival

June 29 Pilton, UK Worthy Farm

July 1 Leipzig, GER Haus Auensee

July 2 Hamburg, GER Stadtpark

July 4-5 Paris, FRA Olympia

July 6 Belfort, FRA Eurockennes Festival

July 9-10 London, UK Shepherd's Bush Empire

July 12 Manchester, UK Move Festival

July 13 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall

July 20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

July 21 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

July 23 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

July 26 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom

July 29 Montreal, QUE Metropolis

July 30 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus

August 1 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom

August 2 Detroit, MI State Theatre

August 5 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

August 6 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

August 7 Grand Prairie, TX Next Stage at Grand Prairie

August 9 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

August 14 Vancouver Queen Elizabeth

August 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

August 16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater

August 18 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

August 21 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall

August 22 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

August 23 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
August 25 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern