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Depeche Mode cancel O2 Arena show (2009)

Depeche Mode

Story by Jack Foley

DEPECHE Mode’s concert at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, May 30 has been cancelled.

Following Dave Gahan’s severe bout of gastroenteritis, he has been told to rest under doctors’ orders.

The show will be re-scheduled to a new date, which will be announced shortly and ticket-holders should hold onto them until further notice.

Dave Gahan sincerely thanks his fans for their support, understanding and patience.

Depeche Mode deeply regret any problems or inconveniences the cancellations and postponements may have caused.

They will restart their interrupted Tour Of The Universe in Leipzig, Germany on June 8.

Gahan suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hospitalization and the cancellation of the Athens concert. While in hospital, further medical tests revealed a low­ grade malignant tumour in Dave’s bladder, which has since been successfully removed.

The Leipzig show on June 8th will be the first concert following Dave’s recovery.

Affected upcoming shows

May 30 – London O2 is postponed and will be rescheduled to a new date, which will be announced shortly. Tickets purchased will remain valid.

May 31 – Depeche Mode’s performance at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf is cancelled.

June 2 – The show at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg will now take place on July 1. Tickets purchased remain valid.

June 4 & 5 – The shows at Dusseldorf LTU Arena on June 4 and 5 will be rescheduled, however the exact dates cannot be determined until the 2nd Bundesliga releases its new schedule. Dates for the rescheduled shows are expected to be announced by early July. Ticket holders should retain their tickets for the rescheduled shows.

June 7 & 8 – Regrettably, the June 7 show in Leipzig must be cancelled due to doctors’ orders, however the June 8 show will occur as planned.

Tickets for the cancelled June 7 show may be exchanged for tickets to either the June 8 show in Leipzig or the June 10 show in Berlin (availability permitting) at the relevant box office.

July 2 – Bergen, Koengen has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the Vestlandhallen.

Shows taking place as originally planned


The following European shows are not affected and will take place as originally planned.

8 – LEIPZIG, Zentralstadion
10 – BERLIN, Olympiastadion
12 – FRANKFURT, Commerzbank Arena
13 – MUNICH, Olympiastadion
16 – ROME, Stadio Olimpico
18 – MILAN, Stadio San Siro
20 – WERCHTER, TW Classic Festival
22 – BRATISLAVA, Inter Stadium
23 – BUDAPEST, Puskas Ferenc Stadium
25 – PRAGUE, Slavia Stadium
27 – PARIS, Stade de France
28 – NANCY, Zenith Amphitheatre
30 – COPENHAGEN, Parken Stadium

1 – HAMBURG (rescheduled show)
3- ARVIKA, Arvika Festival
6 – CARCASSONNE, Esplanade Gambetta
8 – VALLADOLID, Jose Zorilla Stadium
9 – BILBAO, BBK Live Festival
11 – PORTO, Super Bock Super Rock Festival
12 – SEVILLE, Olimpic Stadium

Furthermore, all dates following Seville on the Tour of the Universe will proceed as originally planned.

Ticket holders for the previously cancelled shows listed below are encouraged to hold on to their tickets pending a further statement. Every effort continues to be made to reschedule these shows and more time is needed to resolve venue availability and routing.

A final decision is expected early next week, at which time a statement will be made with regards to either a re-scheduled date or final cancellation.

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