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101 25th Anniversary

Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 in live, tour, video | 2 comments

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, 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.


  1. The 101 album was my introduction to DM. Haven’t regretted a moment of our 25 year love affair since!

  2. What a great video! Thomas Dolby mentioned on Twitter that it’s the only film of him performing at the Rose Bowl show that he has ever seen. And he had never seen it before now.

    “101″ – both the album and the movie – are classic pieces of rock history now. But I’ve just been listening to the album again now and it still sounds fantastic.

    Dave still oozes as much yummy, sexy, sexy, sex appeal now as he did all those years ago. Grrrrrrrr!

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