Welcome to Dave Gahan Devotion! This is a fan website devoted to singer/songwriter Dave Gahan.



Dave Gahan is the lead singer of Depeche Mode and Soulsavers. He is also a successful solo artist. He has collaborated with many other artists including Humanist, Goldfrapp, and Null + Void to name a few. With a musical career spanning over 40 years, this site aims to cover all aspects of that long and illustrious journey. While he is a key member of Depeche Mode, a band that deserves its own full fan treatment of epic proportions, this site focuses mainly on Dave.



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Happy Birthday to us!

January 17, 2022


Dave Gahan Devotion is now 1 year old, so I just wanted to celebrate by first thanking my visitors, readers, and friends that I have made through this website.  To think that I started from literally nothing exactly 1 year ago is kind of mind-boggling.

Next, what is in store for this website in the coming year?  Well, of course we will be following whatever Dave does professionally this year, including further Soulsavers and Depeche Mode news if any.  I also would like to continue the "Creators and Shapers" series with at least 1 more article, and I would also like to start spotlighting all of the men in Dave's life, from fellow band members, family members, and friends in a new series for which a title has not been decided yet.  Thus, stay tuned for all of the exciting things to happen in DGD's second year!

Lastly, I have not forgotten about my resolution to start a new DGD social media account this year, but I still need your help in deciding on a platform!  So far, Instagram seems to be winning, but I will keep the poll open until the end of the month.  If you have not cast your vote yet, please do so!



New Musikexpress articles

January 15, 2022


I have uploaded a couple of print articles from the November 2021 issue of German magazine, Musikexpress, for you to read!  I also included English translations of both articles.  Read them here.



New Imposter Tour show review

January 07, 2022


I have posted my review of the Dave Gahan bei den Telekom Street Gigs concert, which can be found here and also linked on the Shows > Imposter page.  This was the show that was originally livestreamed on the MagentaMusik website from Admiralspalast in Berlin on December 13, 2021.



"Saw Something" music video tidbit

January 05, 2022


It is a little known fact that the music video for "Saw Something" (Hourglass, 2007) was filmed at the historic Hotel Chelsea in New York, a place known to have housed famous musicians like Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, and many others.  It is also notorious for several mysterious deaths occurring there, including the murder of Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious, in 1978.

So, why am I mentioning this now?  Well, it was recently discovered by Instagram user @ChelseaHotelNYC that the video was actually filmed in the very hotel room where Nancy was murdered.  Whether this was known to Dave at the time or not is unclear, but it does give a whole new dimension to the already-haunting video, doesn't it?

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by @ChelseaHotelNYC (@chelseahotelnyc)



New magazines posted, one in French with English translation

January 03, 2022


There are 3 new magazine articles posted in the Print Articles section- 2 are Depeche Mode interviews from MOJO (November 2005 and May 2013, respectively) and the other is an interview with Dave about Hourglass from the November/December 2007 issue of D-Side, a French music magazine.  For the French magazine, I not only included pictures of the article, itself, but I also included a transcription of the original French as well as an English translation!  I am hoping to eventually give a similar treatment to the other non-English magazines in that section, as well.  I could use some help doing that, though, so if that is something you are interested in helping out with, please get in touch with me!



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