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Depeche Mode to Return to Chile

Depeche Mode to Return to Chile
March 22
13:13 2013

The British band, about to release its new album “Delta Machine” on March 26, announced their plans to tour South America.

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Depeche Mode’s 2009 Chile show drew a crowd of over 45,000. Photo: Mirror.co.uk

BERLIN, GERMANY — Depeche Mode may visit Chile for the third time now, according to keyboardist Andrew Fletcher, after announcing that the iconic electro band is planning a new tour of South America. The tour would be part of the promotion of their new album “Delta Machine” which will be released on March 26.

“We have planned it, don’t know exactly when, probably early next year, maybe in the (European) spring,” said Fletcher, who is in  Berlin to promote the band’s 13th album.

Remembering the Food and Wine

Depeche Mode has performed twice before in Chile. The first time was in 1994 in the National Stadium, the second one was in 2009, with more than 45,000 people coming to see them at Club Hípico.

According to Fletcher, the band is aware of the huge number of fans in South America and remembers their previous tour here as “a great success”.

“We want to come back”, said Fletcher. “Every show in South America was amazing, with amazing voices from the audience, who really sang just about every song.”

Another reason to come back, he said, is to get some more of the wine and food in Chile, which he describes as “fantastic”.

Fletcher dismiss the idea of a split

“Unless something terrible happens, we don’t have plans for this being our last album or tour… Knock on wood,” said Fletcher, denying rumors that the band could be thinking of calling it quits in the near future.

According to the musician, the band has never said anything about retirement. “I think a lot of fans are wondering if this is our last album. I don’t think so,” he stated.

The new album will also feature, along with the standard CD format, an exclusive deluxe version including 13 songs from the album plus four bonus tracks. It will also include a picture book of about 28 pages designed by Dutch photographer and producer Anton Corbijn, who has been a long time collaborator with the band.

Translation by Jennifer Caro

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Matt Niner

Matt lived in Chile for nearly two years before receiving a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego. He spent two years teaching English in Japan and a year studying in Brazil, but says that Chile is where he feels most at home.

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