Wednesday, September 14, 2005


In a bid to try and persuade people to pay up for proper copies of the new album (which seems to be not-quite-a-return-to-form, but a step in the right direction), Depeche Mode, iTunes and Ticketmaster have come together to give people the chance to pre-order live tickets for gigs when they buy the album.

Apparently, they're pushing the wire. So says their manager, Jonathan Kessler:

"Depeche Mode is once again pushing the wire for its fans and utilising cutting edge technology to lead toward a better and faster way for fans to access new music and concert tickets."

Pushing the wire? Is this like pushing an envelope while going down to the wire?