Depeche Mode restart tour after tumour op

Dave Gahan returns to the stage in Germany

Depeche Mode resumed touring again last night (June 8) in Germany, after they were forced to put their live plans on hold last month due to illness.

Frontman Dave Gahan had a tumour removed from his bladder in May, forcing the cancellation of a number of shows.

The band returned to performing in Leipzig last night, with the singer declaring afterwards: “I’m grateful to the fans for showing their support and thankful to my family, friends and all of the doctors who looked after me so well. Being back onstage is an incredible feeling and I’m looking forward to each and every show.”

Rescheduled dates for the cancelled shows are set to be announced soon.