That’s all there is: A conversation with Kevin May about Depeche Mode
March 5, 2020
19:00 - 19:30
Hall 4.1 / ITB Center Stage (Big Stage)
“Let me take you on a trip” is the opening line of one of the most ground-breaking alternative albums of all time. Released in March 1990, Depeche Mode’s Violator combined electro-synth, rock and industrial sounds into hook-laden pop songs that pushed the band into the music mainstream. Music videos for hit songs from the album such as “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence” and “World In My Eyes” preserved the band’s edgy visual style and reputation.
On the evening of Thursday, 5 March 2020, ITB offers you something to do at the end of the business day and to celebrate the fact that Violator turns 30 on 19 March: an intimate Q&A with Kevin May, co-author of HALO, a forthcoming book about the landmark Violator album by Depeche Mode. Leave your talk of travel tech, distribution and personalization behind and switch into a Depeche mode.
Depeche Mode’s music is not only recognizable to many, but revered by young and old and the subject of many books, films, tribute bands, cover songs and other unique projects. Over four decades the band has developed an extensive international network of fans who express their devotion through travel to countless gigs across the world. Depeche Mode’s most recent accolade is induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. HALO is a book that explores Depeche Mode’s Violator era and its broader cultural and commercial contexts through the stories of those close to the band and album.
The Q&A with HALO co-author Kevin May will be followed by a Depeche Mode listening and dance party. Everyone can come if they want to.
Mr. Kevin May
Editor in Chief, PhocusWire
Ms. Wendy Morrill
Depeche Mode fan
Head of Research & Education, WYSE Travel Confederation