Exclusive: Depeche Mode To Play SXSW Showcase Presented By Yahoo!
Yes, Depeche Mode will perform an exclusive Yahoo! show at Austin's shiny new venue Brazos Hall on Friday, March 15, taking the stage at 10pm. Doors will open at 7pm, with the other acts on the bill including psychedelic dream-pop combo Feathers, L.A. indie buzz band the Neighbourhood, and Swedish DJ Eric Prydz.
Due to incredible (and understandable) demand, South By Southwest will hold a ticket lottery, open to SXSW Platinum and Music badge-holders, beginning today, March 8, at 12pm central time. For full ticket details and show info, go to http://www.sxsw.com/ticket-drawings.
However, don't fret if you're unable to score tickets or simply aren't in Austin next week: Depeche Mode's SXSW performance will be available right here on Yahoo! Music on March 26--the same day that the band's hotly anticipated 13th studio album, Delta Machine, comes out on Columbia Records.
And if you are in Austin next week and just can’t get enough of Depeche Mode, be sure to check out the band's career-spanning panel discussion--moderated by Jason Bentley, music director of Los Angeles tastemaker radio station KCRW--on Wednesday, March 13 at the Austin Convention Center. The discussion will be open to anyone with a Music or Platinum badge or Artist Wristband.
For more South By Southwest coverage on Yahoo! Music, go to http://music.yahoo.com/sxsw/.