Thursday, 25 May 2017

Depeche Mode play Parken, Copenhagen May 2017

I have been to a few shows around the UK over the years now, so when their European tour was announced last year I decided to make my first trip abroad to see Depeche Mode. 

I was really just looking for anywhere I could get to quite easily from Glasgow, so Copenhagen it was.  Surprisingly after travelling the 650 miles from Glasgow to Scandanavia's third largest city I'm a fraction south of where I set off from.

Depeche Mode are playing at Parken, the football stadium for both Denmark and FC Copenhagen.With a capacity of around 50,000 for concerts,  I'm looking forward to seeing my biggest Depeche Mode show yet, with a crowd easily eclipsing the 36,000 that joined me at Crystal Palace in 1993.
It's testament to Depeche Mode's phenomenal popularity in Europe that this will be their 5th show here in the previous 20 years or so.

Depeche Mode at Parken, Copenhagen 2009

Parken was opened in 1992, on the same site as the previous national stadium Idrætsparken.  I'm hoping for a better time than most Scots who've been to this venue.  The last time a Scotland football team managed to beat Denmark in Copenhagen was in 1975, when Joe Harper scored the only goal. However the match was overshadowed by an 'altercation' in a night club later that night, and five Soctland players were given lifetime international bans following the incident.  I plan no such strain on international relations.

Depeche Mode play Copenahgen on Wednesday 31st May

1 comment:

  1. Great little article here. I'm so looking forward to seeing DM when they make it to North America, in October at the Hollywood bowl in Southern California. They'll be playing 4 consecutive shows.So excited to see them again!!♡♡♡


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