depeche mode athens statement


depeche mode have been forced to cancel two shows on their 'sounds of the universe' tour, yesterday's show in athens (may 12) and tomorrow's show in istanbul (may 14), due to the illness of singer dave gahan.

dave fell ill with a severe bout of gastroenteritis shortly before he was due onstage in athens which resulted in his immediate hospitalization. at this stage, dave's primary concern is to return to full health and resume the tour as soon as possible.

fans in athens and istanbul have been advised to hold onto their tickets as an announcement will be made shortly with regard to rescheduled dates or cancellation.



on tuesday, may 12th, 2009, at 9pm (local time), the sudden feeling of physical discomfort that hit the singer of depeche mode, dave gahan, just a few minutes before going on stage for the band's performance, resulted in his immediate transfer to the hospital and the postponement of the band's show.

even though everyone hoped for the singer's speedy recovery and the rescheduling of the band's show for today, may 13th, 2009, according to the information received by the band's management and the doctor on duty, the artist's health condition does not allow it.

shortly, a new announcement will follow that will regard either a new date for the show of depeche mode, or its final cancellation.

the show's organizers kindly request that all you ticket holders keep your tickets as these will guarantee you your entrance if a new show date is scheduled or will allow you to get a refund in the event that the show is cancelled altogether.

thank you all for your understanding.


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