Depeche Mode denies concert faux pas
Published 16/10/2009 | 05:09
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.