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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Depeche Mode Cancels Tonight's Shoreline Show

Posted By on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:32 AM

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Depeche Mode announced that they have to cancel tonight's concert at Shoreline after doctors told front man Dave Gahan that he's gotta, ahem, enjoy the silence for a couple days. The singer can't go on belting them out night after night like he used to, and has been put on strict 48 hour rest. For those hoping to see the band once Gahan heals, you're gonna have to travel to another city. "Because of their busy schedule, a new Bay Area date will not be rescheduled this year," notes the group's Web site.

For his part, Gahan sounded a little sad to have to skip the Bay Area. "San Francisco is one of the most important cities to the band and

we are devastated that we have been forced to cancel this date," he said in a statement on the site.

As for opening act Peter Bjorn and John, well, we're sure they're a little bummed too. As of this morning  there was no change to their tour schedule, but if you're a fan I'd check back to see if they move the gig somewhere else last minute.

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