by / October 15th, 2009 /

Depeche Mode in need of geography lesson

In what could well be remembered as a slip-up of Spinal Tap proportions, Depeche Mode’s David Gahan wrapped up a recent show in Peru with the words “Thank you very much, Chile!”. It’s fair to say that a good portion of the 30,000 fans in the Peruvian captial Lima on Tuesday (October 13) were a tad miffed at this – Peru and Chile are not the most neighbourly of neighbours, a remnant of a dispute dating back to a 1879. Peru, it seems, has rotten luck in this regard. When Alanis Morissette played there in 2003, she shouted “Thank you, Brazil”.