Maybe it’s just an obsession, but last year at Lollapalooza, when Depeche Mode dazzled thousands with an on-the-money rendition of “Enjoy the Silence”, it felt like a genuine religious experience — this is coming from someone who doesn’t even believe in god. To think, that wasn’t even the full original line up, either. However, that’s about to change… maybe.
According to Yahoo News, original keyboardist Alan Wilder considers a full-on reunion a possibility. After performing with the group this past February — his first time in over a decade — at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, it seems the keyboardist feels nostalgic:
“It was nice to see the lads again. I’ve had a lot of good feedback. It was a really good day. It felt really important for me. Going back on stage was like I’d never been away. It was all there as I remembered it, the whole circus. I wouldn’t rule it out happening again in the future.”
Given Depeche Mode’s knack for taking some time between records, it’s a shame all this nostalgia couldn’t have happened sometime in 2008. But let’s hope the good ideas keep brewing for a possible 2011 or 2012 run-through of dates.