Depeche Mode live in Pavilhão Atlântico, in Lisbon! Year 2009

MEO Arena, Lisbon

Author: dynamosquito

Depeche Mode, in 2009, were on an extensive tour in support the album Sounds of the Universe. The concert in Lisbon took place in the Pavilhão Atlântico (Parque das Nações), on the 14th of November, 2009.

Depeche Mode began their ‘Tour of the Universe‘ on May 10th in Israel and finished the first European leg in July. Due to an injury sustained by the lead singer Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode cancelled some dates of their European tour, including the Bessa Stadium in July. With Dave Gahan recovering well, Depeche Mode reorganised their tour dates and confirm the concert in Lisbon,in November.

Originally a product of Britain’s new romantic movement, Depeche Mode went on to become the quintessential electro-pop band of the 1980s. One of the first acts to establish a musical identity based completely around the use of synthesizers, Depeche Mode began their existence as a bouncy dance-pop outfit but gradually developed a darker, more dramatic sound that ultimately positioned them as one of the most successful alternative bands of their era.

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St. George’s Castle (Castelo de São Jorge)

Located on one of the highest hills in Lisbon, a charming place near the river Tagus, the St. George Castle (Castelo de São Jorge) stands on the riverside landscape of Lisbon’s downtown.

The castle is a living memory of various events that marked the history of Portugal, having been in the hands of Romans, Suevians, Visigoths and Muslims. It was rebuilt in the 1940s and has recently been renovated.

From the castle you can look down upon the city and see Baixa (the city’s traditional shopping district), Rua Augusta (the main artery of the Baixa Pombalina) Terreiro do Paço (known as Black Horse Square by the English),and the beautiful Praça do Rossio (Praça Dom Pedro V).

St. George's Castle (Castelo de São Jorge)

St. George’s Castle (Castelo de São Jorge)

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