Depeche Mode cancels concert in Minsk, singer Dave Gahan hospitalized! (UPDATE)

Kurt Uenala aka Null + Void may not be a familiar name for many music fans, but chances are you've heard his work. The Swiss-born New Yorker is the kind of prodigious musician you'd call a "lifer": no matter where he is or what he's doing, music is the focus. He first made his name in 2003, debuting as Kap10Kurt on the essential compilation The Sound Of Young New York. His song "Die Sleeping" was an early classic of dreamy, club-ready synth pop, and it caught the attention of fans and artists around the world. It eventually landed him a gig recording with Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan, not to mention a long list of major acts such as Moby and The Kills. The collaboration with Dave was especially fruitful—the two became friends, and it wasn't long before Kurt began writing original songs for Depeche Mode. His love for vintage synthesizers, dark electronic music, and exploring unusual chord structures was a natural fit. The more Kurt worked with Dave and Depeche Mode, the more time he spent at his Manhattan studio. He started writing his own shadowy, melancholic songs, filling them with angular beats and moody atmospheres. After a while, the basis of Kurt's new solo project, Null + Void, took shape.
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Update: Dave Gahan’s condition has improved last night and the band will be continuing onwards to Ukraine today for the show in Kiev tomorrow night. To the fans who had tickets to last night’s show in Minsk, there will be more information in the next few days.

The British band Depeche Mode is currently on a huge tour around the world (first leg of the Global Spirit Tour). Unfortunately today’s concert had to be cancelled due to serious illness of singer Dave Gahan. A first statement was posted on the official website here.

First rumours on local social media report that the singer poisoned himself or has gastro-enteritis. The band will give an update during the next days. At this moment it is not sure if the next concerts in Kiev (July 19) and Warsaw (July 21) will take place.

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