Depeche Mode ställde in turnén när sångaren Dave Gahan blev plötsligt sjuk och tvingades uppsöka sjukhus. Det visade sig att han hade fått cancer (fast godartad). Men nu har ett pressmeddelandet kommit som säger att turnén startar igen 8 juni.
Vilket förstås alla som köpt biljetter till Arvikafestivalen lär vara lyckliga över. Depeche Mode är det stora dragnumret till den festivalen.
Pressmeddelandet som kom idag:
Depeche Mode are pleased to announce they will restart their interrupted Tour Of The Universe in Leipzig, Germany on June 8th.
On May 12th, lead singer Dave Gahan suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis, leading to his hospitalization and the cancellation of the Athens concert.
While in hospital, further medical tests revealed a low grade malignant tumour in Dave’s bladder, which has since been successfully removed.
At doctors’ orders Dave Gahan must take a break until June 8th, to ensure that he makes a full recovery.
The Leipzig show on June 8th will be the first concert following Dave’s recovery.
Dave Gahan sincerely thanks his fans for their support, understanding and patience.
Depeche Mode deeply regret any problems or inconveniences the cancellations and postponements may have caused.
AFFECTED UPCOMING SHOWS
May 30th London O2 is postponed and will be rescheduled to a new date, which will be announced shortly. Tickets purchased will remain valid.
May 31st Depeche Mode’s performance at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf is cancelled.
June 2nd The show at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg will now take place on July 1st. Tickets purchased remain valid.
June 4th & 5th The shows at Dusseldorf LTU Arena on June 4th and 5th will be rescheduled, however the exact dates cannot be determined until the 2nd Bundesliga releases its new schedule. Dates for the rescheduled shows are expected to be announced by early July.
Ticket holders should retain their tickets for the rescheduled shows.
June 7th & 8th Regrettably, the June 7th show in Leipzig must be cancelled due to doctors’ orders, however the June 8th show will occur as planned.
Tickets for the cancelled June 7th show may be exchanged for tickets to either the June 8th show in Leipzig or the June 10th show in Berlin (availability permitting) at the relevant box office.
July 2nd Bergen, Koengen has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at the Vestlandhallen.
SHOWS TAKING PLACE AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED
The following European shows are not affected and will take place as originally planned.
8th LEIPZIG, Zentralstadion
10th BERLIN, Olympiastadion
12th FRANKFURT, Commerzbank Arena
13th MUNICH, Olympiastadion
16th ROME, Stadio Olimpico
18th MILAN, Stadio San Siro
20th WERCHTER, TW Classic Festival
22nd BRATISLAVA, Inter Stadium
23rd BUDAPEST, Puskas Ferenc Stadium
25th PRAGUE, Slavia Stadium
27th PARIS, Stade de France
28th NANCY, Zenith Amphitheatre
30th COPENHAGEN, Parken Stadium
1st HAMBURG (rescheduled show)
3rd ARVIKA, Arvika Festival
6th CARCASSONNE, Esplanade Gambetta
8th VALLADOLID, Jose Zorilla Stadium
9th BILBAO, BBK Live Festival
11th PORTO, Super Bock Super Rock Festival
12th SEVILLE, Olimpic Stadium