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The Live Nation -produced tour, which was announced in October Calling Calling - The Adicts - This Is Your Life Berlin,  kicked off with a warm-up show in Esch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg in May The tour was disrupted as lead singer Dave Gahan was struck by a severe bout of gastroenteritiswhich occurred before the band were to take to the stage in Athens.
Although a portion of the cancelled dates were rescheduled, the band's appearance at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands was pulled, while all remaining dates and one of two dates in LeipzigGermany were cancelled indefinitely due to "scheduling conflicts". In Junethe band played their first show following Gahan's illness in Leipzig, resuming a European leg which eventually wrapped up in BilbaoSpain.
The tour was cut short after Gahan tore a calf muscle, forcing the cancellation of two dates in PortoPortugal and SevilleSpain respectively. In Julythe group began a tour of the U. The leg, which featured Home - Depeche Mode - Tour Of The Universe : Barcelona 20/21.11.09 (DVD) headline slot at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago Home - Depeche Mode - Tour Of The Universe : Barcelona 20/21.11.09 (DVD),  started in Toronto and culminated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in early September.
In August, two dates in California were cancelled after Gahan received doctor's orders to serve a period of complete vocal rest.
In Octoberthe band returned to North America to play four dates in Mexico. The leg continued on to Costa Rica and South America, their first shows in these territories since the Exotic Tour in The group received attention in the media following the group's performance in Peru after it was reported that Gahan thanked the wrong country. According to reports, Gahan said: "Thank you very much, Chile " towards the end of the concert held in Lima. Later in the month, the act began a European leg of indoor venues, which kicked off in OberhausenGermany and culminated mid-December in ManchesterUnited Kingdom.
In Januarythe group commenced a third European leg in Berlin. The leg included five shows that were rescheduled following Gahan's illness in the summer of The tour also included a date as part of a series of concerts in aid of Teenage Cancer Trustwhich was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Additionally, during the encore, former band member Alan Wilder made a surprise appearance onstage, accompanying Martin Gore 's performance of " Somebody " on piano. Speaking about the event, Wilder said that he was "happy to accept" Gahan's proposal to join the group onstage and stated that "[they] were long overdue some kind of reunion of this sort".
In total, the band performed to more than 2. As reported by music industry publication Billboardthe tour was one of the most profitable inending 20th in the magazine's "Top Tours" list. Similar to the group's previous tour, Touring the Angelrecordings of some of the tour's concerts were Home - Depeche Mode - Tour Of The Universe : Barcelona 20/21.11.09 (DVD) available on double CD format or as a digital download under the generic name Recording the Universe. The "Super Deluxe" edition also includes a second DVD featuring the tour documentary, "Inside the Universe", as well as extra bonus materials.
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