Synthpop memories - Depeche Mode and Erasure tributes at Warehouse in Leeds

By Nigel Booth
Friday, 15th July 2022, 12:42 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2022, 9:42 am
Back in their 1980s heyday are (from left) Dave Gahan, Vince Clarke and the late Andy Fletcher (photo: Christopher Lund)
Back in their 1980s heyday are (from left) Dave Gahan, Vince Clarke and the late Andy Fletcher (photo: Christopher Lund)

1981 all over again so get your tickets now

Legendary pioneer of Synthpop, Vince Clarke celebrates his 62nd birthday this week.

Back in their 1980s heyday are (from left) Dave Gahan, Vince Clarke and the late Andy Fletcher (photo: Christopher Lund)

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    Pictured here with Dave Gahan (left) & the late Andy Fletcher (right), who sadly passed away recently.

    The picture was taken by Christopher Lund when Depeche Mode played at Leeds Warehouse on Aug 6th 1981.

    Concentration for Depeche Mode members at the Warehouse in Leeds in 1981 (from left) Vince Clarke, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher (photo: Christopher Lund)
    Depeche Mode and Erasure tributes with the original Warehouse Synthpop lineup undereneath from 1981

    Exactly 41 years later to the day, a special night is taking place at the same iconic venue with live performances from Black Celebration and A Little Respect, tributes to Depeche Mode and Erasure, the duo which Vince Clarke formed with Andy Bell back in 1985 after disbanding his former duo, Yazoo with Alison Moyet aka Alf.

    In concert, Depeche Mode tribute, Black Celebration
    Tribute to Depeche Mode, Black Celebration
    Erasure tribute, A Little Respect

    Expect lengthy sets from both bands as the back catalogues are huge from both artists.

    Doors open at 7pm with the show starting promptly.

    The music continues after the show with the best of the 1980s from DJ Mutant Movement to keep you dancing, details can be found at www.mutantmovement.com website.