NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — National CineMedia and Live Nation premiered Depeche Mode’s new concert DVD Depeche Mode: Touring the Angel, Live in Milan, in 78 select movie theatres nationwide on September 25. The two-hour event featured 20 minutes of exclusive tour documentary footage that could only be seen at the big screen event at participating Regal, United Artists, Edwards, Cinemark, AMC and Georgia Theatre Company movie theatres across the country.
Recorded at Milan's Fila Forum on February 18 and 19, 2006 and directed by Blue Leach, who has previously worked with R.E.M., the concert DVD features more than 20 songs.
"Touring the Angel was probably the most enjoyable, rewarding live show we've ever done," says Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan. "The new material was just waiting to be played live. It took on a life of its own. With the energy of the crowds, it just came to life."
"It had been four years since the last tour, so we were ready to take the album on the road," adds band member Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher. "For us, everything came together–it was one of our definitive live moments, especially as we got to perform older, equally special tracks."
Tickets were $10.
Beginning September 26, the concert DVD will be sold as a special edition 3-disc digipak set, featuring the full-length live show and a host of exclusive extras on two DVDs and a live audio CD. The Milan concerts will also be available in a single disc DVD package. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner