Depeche Mode Flaunt Virile Live Show in 'Should Be Higher' Video

New wave titans celebrate 'Delta Machine' LP and North American tour

Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Having recently conquered the European continent, Depeche Mode are kicking off their North American tour in Detroit tonight, then heading overseas all over again. We've recently seen the synth-pop giants in the studio ("Goodbye"), plus heard them mashed up with Kanye West and covered by Ghost B.C., but there's a reason the Delta Machine dudes are booked clear into 2014. Above, witness Depeche Mode in their element, performing "Should Be Higher" to a rapturous audience.

"Your eyes are more attractive than the truth," Dave Gahan sings after a sassy bout of hip-switching and hand-flipping. His wiry frame highlighted by guyliner, hair gel, and copious amounts of sweat, the man exudes virility as the screen behind the band simulates a hail of fire and sparks. Revered photographer and director Anton Corbijn (whose director's cut of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" video recently hit the Vevo for the first time) helms the footage.

Depeche Mode tour dates:

August 22 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
August 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
September 1 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
September 3 – Montreal, QC @ Belle Centre
September 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
September 8 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
September 10 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
September 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 14 – Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
September 15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
September 18 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 20 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
September 22 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
September 24 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
September 26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre
September 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
September 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
October 6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
October 8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion
November 7 – Belfast, Ireland @ Odyssey
November 9 – Dublin, Ireland @ Odyssey
November 11 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Hydro Arena
November 13 – Leeds, U.K. @ Arena
November 15 – Manchester, U.K. @ MEN Arena
November 17 – Lille, France @ Stadium
November 19 – London, U.K. @ O2 Arena
November 23 – Hannover, DE @ TUI Arena
November 25 – Berlin, Germany @ O2 World
December 1 – Erfurt, Germany @ Messehalle
December 3 – Bremen, Germany @ OVB Arena
December 5 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Kopi Arena
December 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
December 13 – Oslo, Norway @ Telenor Arena
January 12 – Montpellier, France @ Arena
January 23 – Lyon, France @ Tony Garnier
January 25 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
January 27 – Birmingham, U.K. @ LG Arena
February 2 – Strasbourg, France @ Zenith
February 4 – Mannhein, Germany @ SAP Arena
February 8 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
February 12 – Dresden, Germany @ Messehalle
February 24 – Lodz, Poland @ Lodz Arena

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