Depeche Mode Returns to Soothe Israel's Soul

Andrew 'Fletch' Fletcher, co-founder of the classic synth-pop band, tells Haaretz about the group's dark days, its bluesy new album and performing in proximity to bombs.

By the time Depeche Mode lead singer David Gahan, stripped down to his waist Tuesday night, sweat pouring down his tattooed torso, and crooned "Never Let Me Down" to 35,000 revelers in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park, the band had pretty much made good on that promise.