Spirit, which couches its political messages in irresistibly seductive rhythms that shudder as much as they crackle and beckon. Depeche Mode are the first band ever to play four consecutive nights at the Hollywood Bowl, where their aurally and visually impactful, no-expense-spared Global Spirit Tour lands every other night for a weeklong stretch. Though they have a wealth of material to draw from, the group know to include their perennial favorites — at least as many as curfew will allow. Also Saturday, Oct. 14; Monday, Oct. 16; and Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Depeche Mode are always in fashion, consistently releasing albums that remain true to their patented synth-pop yet sound very much of the current time. This is certainly the case with their latest, the politically charged