On this day in history (October 17, 2005), Depeche Mode released their 11th studio album Playing The Angel in the UK. The following day, it was released in North America.
On this day in history (October 16, 1981), the British synthpop band Human League released their 3rd studio album called Dare.
Depeche Mode certainly is no stranger to box sets. Today, they have announced another called MODE which is a comprehensive collection of the bands work.
The nominee class of 2020 for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been announced, and it includes a few artists of interest to Strangeways followers.
OMD has announced two live albums from the upcoming 40th Anniversary Souvenir / Greatest Hits tour.
On this day in history (October 14, 1977), David Bowie released his 12th studio album Heroes. This album features the singles Heroes and Beauty And The Beast and features one of his most recognizable album covers.
As previously announced, on October 18 The Cure will release a double concert film that captures two of the historic 40th anniversary shows performed by the band in 2018.
On this day in history (October 11, 1998), Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan released her debut album titled Touch.
Showtime will air a documentary about our beloved New Order on the Showtime network starting November 8. Produced and directed by Mike Christie, the film will document the group during their series of shows at the Manchester International Festival that took place last June.
On this day (October 7, 1979) in history, Factory Records released the debut single for Joy Division – Transmission as a 7″ vinyl single.
Due to high demand, a-Ha is extending it’s European Hunting High And LowI tour to the fall of 2020. They will be adding additional dates in the near future. They have also announced that they will return to the USA for the first time in 10 years
Berlin is currently on tour with OMD and B52’s. Last night, the band performed in Washington DC and they were joined on stage by their good friend Thomas Dolby. Together, they played a surprise performance of Depeche Mode’s Never Let Me Down Again.