To add to the announcement that Iggy and The Stooges would be appearing (alongside 1,000s and 1,000s of other bands of varying abilities and popularity and buzz and…), Depeche Mode have confirmed their attendance at the annual Austin mega-fest. The legendary band have only confirmed a non-musical showing thus far, making their first-ever appearance at the Austin-based festival on March 13th, where they’ll participate in a discussion with KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley to “discuss the past, present and future of Depeche Mode,” where we’ll undoubtedly get a clearer picture of what fans have in store when they hear Delta Machine.
Mega-acts already included on the SXSW docket include Dave Grohl, Justin Timberlake, Green Day, The Stooges, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave, and Vampire Weekend already performing and here’s hoping Depeche Mode can find a shed or bar or alley or taco truck to play at. We know some kind folks in ATX who’d surely open the gates to their backyard.
Below, check out the band performing their new single “Heaven” in the studio.