Depeche Mode Convention at Avalon is the place for the U.K. group's most avid fans (those who, you know, just can't get enough) to gather in black celebration — on the dance floor and at vendor booths to buy collectibles and exclusive merch. Hosted by retro king/'80s DJ Richard Blade, the event will feature live music tributes by two bands, Devotional and San Francisco's For the Masses. Jay Tado will have Mode karaoke and DJs in addition to Blade will be spinning all night, including Alex Transistor, Steven Wayne, Larry G (Club Underground), LuvLee (Las Vegas) and DJ Jedi. Rare videos, contests, prizes and photo ops round out the fun for music fans who view Dave Gahan as their own personal Jesus and Martin Gore as master to their servant.
Few bands have inspired the kind of devotion Depeche Mode have, especially in L.A. The annual