Depeche Mode in Peru: ‘Thank you very much, Chile!’

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Dave Gahan thanks wrong country as the band play in South America

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan slipped up onstage this week, by thanking the wrong country during a recent show in Peru.

The band who were playing Peru‘s capital Lima on Tuesday (October 13) finished the gig with frontman Dave Gahan shouting “Thank you very much, Chile!” to 30,000 screaming fans.

The slip was particularly embarrassing since Peru and Chile are historical enemies, with a dispute between the neighbouring countries dating back to a 1879-84 war.

Gahan is not the first singer to make such a mistake – Canadian singer Alanis Morissette also thanked the wrong country while playing in Peru in 2003, shouting, “Thank you, Brazil!”