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Depeche Mode joined by former band member at Teenage Cancer Trust show

Alan Wilder returns to perform with the synth veterans after nearly 14 years

Depeche Mode onstage at the Benicassim Festival, July 2006. Pic: Phil Wallis
Depeche Mode were joined by former band member Alan Wilder at a one-off show at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (February 17) for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The keyboardist and drummer made his first appearance with the group since he quit nearly 14 years ago, playing the piano on encore opener 'Somebody', a 1984 single.

Depeche Mode performed 20 tracks from their back catalogue, including their classic hits 'Enjoy The Silence', 'Personal Jesus' and 'I Feel You'.

Watch footage of the gig by clicking below.

Wilder quit the band on his birthday in June 1995 "due to increasing dissatisfaction with the internal relations and working practices of the group".

Speaking about his return to the group, he said: "Dave contacted me a few weeks back and asked if I'd be willing to join them onstage.

"He assured me that everyone in the band was into the idea. I was very happy to accept, especially as it was all in a good cause and we were long overdue some kind of reunion of this sort. It was great to see everyone again and catch up a bit, and it was also the first time I have actually 'seen' Depeche Mode perform."

Depeche Mode played:

'In Chains'
'Wrong'
'Hole To Feed'
'Walking In My Shoes'
'It's No Good'
'A Question Of Time'
'Precious'
'World In My Eyes'
'One Caress'
'Home'
'Come Back'
'Policy Of Truth'
'In Your Room'
'I Feel You'
'Enjoy The Silence'
'Never Let Me Down Again'
'Somebody'
'Stripped'
'Photographic'
'Personal Jesus'


Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys and Them Crooked Vultures are among the acts set to play Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at the venue soon.





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