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Saturday 27 December 2014

Depeche Mode denies concert faux pas

A representative of Depeche Mode denied reports that the British band's lead singer inadvertently shouted out to the wrong country at a concert in Peru.

The Peruvian media buzzed with the story after a video of Tuesday's performance was posted on YouTube.

In the clip, it sounds as though frontman Dave Gahan shouts: "Thank you very much, Chile!" to a sea of cheering fans.

But Depechemode.com web master Daniel Barassi denied the faux pas took place.

He said Gahan actually said: "Thank you very much, good night!" as he customarily does at the end of a show.

South American neighbours Chile and Peru are historic rivals who fought a 19th-century war and still argue over everything from their border to which country is the originator of pisco, a potent grape brandy.

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