Depeche Mode pull opening world tour show

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Hurricane Wilma forces the band to cancel their opening night in Fort Lauderdale

Depeche Mode have cancelled the opening date of their North American arena tour in Fort Lauderdale tonight (November 2)in the wake of Hurricane Wilma.

The band pulled the show at the BankAtlantic Centre following area power outages and curfew limitations caused by the hurricane.

Manager Jonathan Kessler said: “Depeche Mode were excited to launch the tour in South Florida. However, they’re not willing to jeopardise the safety of their fans, who would be putting themselves at risk travelling to and from the event under dangerous conditions.”

Tickets for the show will be honoured for their gig at St Petersberg‘s Times Forum tomorrow (November 3), where the four-piece will now open their world tour, showpiecing tracks from their new album ‘Playing The Angel’.

Refunds will be available for fans that purchased Fort Lauderdale tickets but are unable to attend the St Petersberg show.

Depeche Mode will play:

St Petersburg St. Pete Times Forum (November 3)

Atlanta Gwinnett Center (5)

Houston Toyota Center (7)

Dallas American Airlines Arena (8)

San Antonio SBC Center (9)

Denver Magness Arena (11)

Salt Lake City E Center (12)

Vancouver GM Place (15)

Seattle Key Arena (16)

San Jose HP Pavilion (18)

San Diego ipayOne Center (19)

Los Angeles Staples Center (21)

Phoenix Glendale Arena (25)

Las Vegas The Joint (26)

Chicago Allstate Arena (29)

Auburn Hills The Palace (30)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (December 1)

Atlantic City Borgata (3)

Montreal Bell Centre (4)

New York Madison Square Garden (7)

Fairfax Patriot Center (8)

Dresden Messenhalle (January 13)

Hamburg Color Line Arena (15)

Berlin Velodrom (18)

Dusseldorf LTU Arena (20)

Prague Sazka Arena (23)

Erfurt Messenhalle (24)

Frankfurt Festhalle (26)

Antwerp Sports Paleis (29)

Geneva Arena (31)

Marseille Le Dome (February 1)

Toulouse Zenith (3)

Lyon Tony Garnier (4)

Madrid Palacio Deportes (6)

Lisbon Pavilhao Atlantico (8)

Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi (10)

Munich Olympiahalle (14)

Vienna Stadthalle (16)

Milan Forum (18)

Paris Bercy (21)

Copenhagen Parken Stadium (25)

St. Petersburg SKK (March 3)

Moscow Luzhniki (4)

Stuttgart Schleyerhalle (9)

Friedrichshafen Messenhalle (10)

Mannheim SAP Arena (11)

Graz Messenhalle (13)

Katowice Spodek (14)

Tallinn Saku Arena (16)

Riga New Arena (17)

Vilinus Siemens Arena (18)

Budapest Arena (21)

Ljubljana Hala Tivoli (22)

Amneville Galaxie (24)

Douai Gayant Expo (25)

Rotterdam Ahoy (26)

Zurich Hallenstadion (28)

Manchester MEN Arena (30)

Birmingham NEC (31)

London Wembley Arena (April 2/3)

For UK ticket availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.