Concert Review: Portland Catches Up With Depeche Mode

The bigger question is where have you been? Synth-pop masters Depeche Mode returned to Portland for the first time in 17 years on Monday playing to a packed Moda Center as part of their worldwide Global Spirit Tour supporting their 14th studio album Spirit released in March. The 22-song, two hour-plus set brought a welcome exercise in efficiency as band founders David Gahan, Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher along with two touring musicians wasted little time, did not keep the audience waiting and powered through some old songs, rarities and a solid selection off the latest album. Indeed, it was … Continue reading Concert Review: Portland Catches Up With Depeche Mode