Bigger than Bieber! British group Depeche Mode have already sold an incredible 1.3 million concert tickets in 2017 - more than rivals Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and pop prince Justin (and have never even topped the US charts)

  • Depeche Mode is selling more concert tickets than some of the biggest stars
  • They became the first act to sell out four consecutive shows at Hollywood Bowl
  • Depeche Mode are an electronic band who formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980
  • The band are set to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival in 2018

British pop group Depeche Mode, that's never released a No. 1 song in the U.S., is selling more concert tickets than some of the biggest names in the business.

The band has astonishingly outdone people such as Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber after selling 1.27 million tickets through the first nine months of 2017.

They smashed a record in October after they became the first act to sell out four consecutive shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

British pop group Depeche Mode, that's never released a No. 1 song in the U.S., is selling more concert tickets than some of the biggest names in the business (Dave Gahan pictured here)

British pop group Depeche Mode, that's never released a No. 1 song in the U.S., is selling more concert tickets than some of the biggest names in the business (Dave Gahan pictured here)

Dave Gahan (left) and Martin Gore (right) of Depeche Mode perform live at the 3Arena Dublin

Dave Gahan (left) and Martin Gore (right) of Depeche Mode perform live at the 3Arena Dublin

The band, who formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980, are on their second tour through Europe and they're later headed to Latin America in 2018.

'Every time we go out and tour, we're playing to more people,' guitarist and lead songwriter Martin Gore, 56, said.?

'It's just incredible at this stage in our career,' he said, according to Bloomberg.

Depeche Mode in Berlin in July 1984, top left Dave Gahan, top right Alan Wilder, bottom right Andrew Fletcher and bottom left Martin Gore

Depeche Mode in Berlin in July 1984, top left Dave Gahan, top right Alan Wilder, bottom right Andrew Fletcher and bottom left Martin Gore

The band has astonishingly outsold people such as Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber (above)
The band has astonishingly outsold people such as Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber (above)

The band has astonishingly outsold people such as Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber (above)

Depeche Mode have even sold more concert tickets than Ed Sheeran (pictured here)

Depeche Mode have even sold more concert tickets than Ed Sheeran (pictured here)

Depeche, who have been around 32 years, Mode and Liam Gallagher are set headline the Isle Of Wight Festival in 2018 along with?The Killers and Kasabian as the music festival marks its 50th anniversary.

The epic event will take place between June 21-24, at Seaclose Park, Newport.

Depeche Mode's Gore said: 'We are looking forward to seeing you at The Isle of Wight Festival in 2018,' according to Team Rock.

Depeche Mode: ?A musical success story spanning four decades

Depeche Mode are an English electronic band that formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980

The group consists of founders Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andy Fletcher?

Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981

Original band member Vince Clarke?(keyboards, guitar), left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Fame

Some of their most popular songs include Enjoy The Silence from Violator (1990), Never Let Me Down Again from Music For The Masses (1987) and?Stripped from Black Celebration (1986)

Depeche Mode have had 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and seventeen top 10 albums in the UK chart

They have sold over 100 million records worldwide?

In December 2016 Billboard magazine named Depeche Mode the 10th most successful dance club artist of all time??

In October 2017 it was announced Depeche Mode is one of the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018?

The band have released a total of 14 studio albums, 10 compilation albums, six live albums, eight box sets, 13 video albums, 71 music videos, and 54 singles.

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