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2018/03/19


Last year Depeche Mode launched a Facebook Fan Takeover series and selected a different fan each day to share their thoughts, memories, and love on the official Depeche Mode page. Yesterday was the final day of the takeover and Depeche Mode saved their most influential fan and biggest supporter for last - Daniel Miller.

Miller signed Depeche Mode to Mute Records in 1981 and gave them a launching pad for their career. He went on to co-produce several of their albums, offered guidance and helped develop the band artistically. During Miller's takeover yesterday, he posted several pictures of Depeche Mode from his collection and revealed that one of his big regrets is that he didn't document the band's early years enough. Check out Miller's introductory comments about Depeche Mode below and view all his posts on Facebook.

Meanwhile today Martin Gore officially wrapped up the takeover series by posting a video of himself thanking all the fans and those who participated in the fan takeover. Gore reveals the band enjoyed all the postings and stated that the other members of Depeche Mode will also be posting some comments about the series shortly.

UPDATE: Andy Fletcher has posted a thank you video and Dave Gahan posted a picture of his handwritten thank you letter to fans.






Daniel Miller comments on Depeche Mode:

"Hi, my name is Daniel Miller.

After studying film, a stint as an editor and doing some travelling and DJ'ing, I started Mute Records. That was 40 years ago this year. During those years I've had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and important artists of the era including Erasure, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Moby, Goldfrapp and many others including of course, Depeche Mode with whom I've collaborated for over 35 years co-producing their first five albums and then watching their evolution and artistic growth from the comfort of my Mute office desk, lending a hand in the studio whenever needed.
Over that time I’m seen them grow from supporting Fad Gadget at the Bridgehouse pub in the east end of London playing to 15 people to the incredible place they are today. To say its been a ‘journey’ would be the greatest understatement when its been such a life changing and enhancing experience for me personally.

Mute is still going strong and although the band are no longer ‘on' the label I continue to remain close to the guys and still help out a bit in the studio which continues be a great pleasure for me.

I'm going to post some photos today that show the band at work and play.

One of my regrets is that i didn’t document the early years nearly enough- maybe i was too focused on the job in hand, but i hope you find these interesting and they give you a little insight."

Depeche Mode - North American tour

May 22 -- Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
May 24 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
May 27 -- San Antonio, TX @ AT & T Center
May 29 -- Tulsa, OK @ BoK Center
Jun 01 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jun 03 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jun 06 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Jun 09 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jun 11 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

Published March 19th, 2018