New Video: Dave’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

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A new higher-quality bootleg recording of Dave’s 2011 MusiCares performance of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” has surfaced on YouTube. Aside from some unusual glowing effects, the video seems nearly pro-shot (steady camera, minimal crowd noise) and is taken at stage-level, off to Dave’s left. The audio is fairly clear for a bootleg, though obviously not crystal pro-quality. I really loved that Dave did this when I saw Miss House Girl’s awesome original audience recording, so I was pretty excited when @Ultra_Depeche sent another my way. Check it out!


Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.