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Depeche Mode is one of the most successful, influential, longest-lived bands from the early 1980s. They have had forty-seven songs in the UK Singles Chart and #1 albums in UK, US and throughout Europe. According to EMI, Depeche Mode have sold over 75 million albums worldwide, as part of total worldwide record sales (including singles) in excess of 100 million, making them the most successful electronic music group in music history. Q Magazine calls Depeche Mode "The most popular electronic band the world has ever known". As reported by Billboard (magazine), Tour of the Universe has become one of the 25 most profitable in 2009. The list headed by U2 and Madonna compares gross revenues billed by artists who were on tour between 6 December 2008 and 21 November 2009. Depeche mode is located in 20th place in the list, with a total gross revenue of $45,658,648 in 31 concerts, generating an estimated audience of 690,000 viewers.

About Depeche Mode

The full album was leaked over the Internet on 26 March 2009, when it was sold ahead of time through iTunes Pass. Andy Fletcher says the idea for their iTunes Pass was a combination of the band's and iTunes': "I think the digital and record companies are starting to get their act together. They were very lazy in the first 10 years when downloads came in. Now they’re collaborating more and coming up with interesting ideas for fans to buy products."

"Peace" was the second single from Sounds of the Universe; it was released on 15 June 2009 as a European only single. Later that summer, "Perfect" was released as a promotional-only (non-commercial) single in the U.S.

On 14 May 2009, Depeche Mode announced they had been forced to cancel six shows on their Tour of the Universe due to further complications from singer Dave Gahan's severe bout of gastroenteritis. On 28 May 2009, Depeche Mode announced that Dave Gahan recovered from gastroenteritis after doctors found a "low-grade malignant tumour" in his bladder during tests and removed it. Also, doctors ordered him to rest until 8 June, when the band resumed touring starting in Leipzig, Germany.

On 9 July 2009, Gahan suffered a leg injury at a gig in Bilbao, Spain. This forced the band to cancel the final two shows of the European tour, one of which was scheduled for two days after, in Oporto, Portugal. In July 2009, the group commenced a tour of the U.S. and Canada, which featured a headline slot at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.

Again, the concerts are being recorded and made available in double CD format or as digital downloads under the generic name Recording the Universe.

On 30 September 2009, "Wrong" has been nominated in both the "Best Rock Video" category and the "Best Visual Effects In A Video" category! in the "UK MVA" Award.

"Fragile Tension / Hole to Feed", a double A-side single was released as the third single from Sounds of the Universe on 7 December 2009.

On 3 December 2009, "Sounds of the Universe" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album. They received a second nomination for the video "Wrong" : for Best Short Form Music Video at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

Perfect, the US-only promotional single hit #1 on the US Dance Chart, becoming the band's 9th #1 single on that chart.

Depeche Mode announced a Concert For Teenage Cancer Trust in the Royal Albert Hall the 17 February 2010.