101 25th Anniversary
On the 18th of June 1988, Depeche Mode played a special tour ending show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
It was the 101st show of the Music For The Masses Tour, and coincided with the 10th birthday celebrations of KROQ-FM, long-time supporters of the band. They had coordinated the Concert For The Masses which also featured performances by OMD, Wire and Thomas Dolby.
The DM portion of the landmark concert was recorded and filmed by D.A. Pennebaker. Released a few months later, “101″ has since become a seminal live music album and tour/concert film.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the 101 concert, depechemode.com have compiled a special short documentary video. Containing rare and archive footage, it captures the band at the height of their powers on the day of a remarkable performance.