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Electro-pop legends Depeche Mode play Athens in second stop of Delta Machine tour

British electro-pop legends Depeche Mode will play Athens on Friday night in the second show of their Delta Machine tour.

The band kicked off their latest tour in front of 35,000 fans in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, earning strong reviews. The tour, which will see them travel across 25 countries for more than 30 concerts, comes on the heels of their 13th studio album “Delta Machine,” the first since “Sounds of the Universe” released in 2009.

On Friday bandmates Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher will perform at Terra Vibe park in Malakasa, north of Athens. Their last gig there in 2009 was cancelled after Gahan, lead vocalist since the band’s start in Essex in 1980, fell ill and was rushed to hospital in the Greek capital. Gahan later underwent surgery to remove a tumor.

Depeche Mode is one of the most enduring bands to have emerged from the early 1980s. With 45 songs in the British singles chart, the band has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.

Tickets for the Athens concert start at 30 euros.