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Just found out that Depeche Mode played the Limit Club in 1981 

There's such a lack of photos/information about early Limit gigs in general so not holding much hope out of anything from this show

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DEPECHE MODE LIVE AT THE LIMIT CLUB SHEFFIELD
1981-02-03 Limit Club, Sheffield, England, UK

From DM Live - the Depeche Mode live encyclopedia for the masses


Notes

This concert was part of the 'Some Bizzare' evenings run by Stevo Pearce. Eric Random (assisted by Stephen Mallinder as the mixer) and The Loved One were the support acts.

Fletcher and Gahan remember this gig and the Leeds gig in the 1981-10-24 issue of 'Look In': 

 

Andy: "Sometimes I don't enjoy gigs. Up North it's such a struggle. They're different to Southern audiences. They don't react because they don't know our stuff. They go wild at the end though."

Dave: "I think it's just the way Northern people are. They listen to it more, take it in more. But in London they just go mad from the start!"

 
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The Limit Club in Sheffield played host to an eclectic mix of live bands. Some of them went on to conquer the charts and some even achieved the 'legend' status.

Here's just a few of the bands you could have seen at The Limit who went on to bigger things

  • Joy Division
  • U2
  • Depeche Mode
  • Erasure
  • Ramones
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  • Def Leppard
  • The Human League
  • Echo and the Bunnymen
  • Cliff Richard
  • Level 42
  • Pulp
  • Marillion
  • Blancmange
  • Altered Images
  • The Selecter
  • The Police
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U2 played The Limit club twice on the 1980 Boy Tour

First show was on September 23rd 1980 and then again pretty much straight away after that on November 13th 1980

The November show was recorded and bootleg live recordings of the show are available

 

SETLIST FOR U2 AT THE LIMIT SHEFFIELD
November 13th 1980

  • The Ocean
  • 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
  • I Will Follow
  • Touch
  • An Cat Dubh
  • Into The Heart
  • A Day Without Me
  • The Electric Co.
  • Things To Make And Do
  • Stories For Boys
  • Boy-Girl
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