British band Depeche Mode kicked off their world tour in Israel marking the release of their 13th studio album. Sarah Mills reports.
British pop band Depeche Mode kicked-off their worldwide tour in Israel's capital Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Following the release of their 13th studio album the trio are on the road and set to perform a series of shows across Europe and North America. At their opening night gig there was plenty of excitement, with fans gathering hours in advance: SOUNDBITE (English) Depeche Mode fan, saying: "We're anticipating and waiting for this moment to come. We're really excited. we saw already thousands of fans really eager to see them on stage and that's it. We're waiting for that." SOUNDBITE (English) Depeche Mode fan, saying: "I think they are amazing. I'm very thankful for them for doing this because there are some other artists that are afraid, they are not coming. And they still come and again and again." As well as treating the happy crowd to some of their hits, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher also played tracks from new record 'Delta Machine'. Since their debut in 1981 Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and their success looks likely to continue.