Published Oct 16, 2009In what has to be one of the weakest and most unfounded internet rumours in quite some time, Peruvian news media is claiming Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan gave shout-outs to a rival country at the end of Tuesday night's (October 13) live performance in Peru.
Some of the country's news outlets claimed Gahan shouts, "Thank you very much, Chile!" at the end of the band's set, but a YouTube clip clearly shows Gahan saying, "Thank you very much, good night! We'll see you next time!"
A band representative has quickly chimed in and denounced the Peruvian reports, according to the Associated Press. Depeche Mode webmaster Daniel Barassi confirmed that Gahan ended the set with his customary "thank you very much, good night" sign-off, and he's confused as to how the Peruvians got the word "Chile" out of that.
Hmm, perhaps it has something to do with the two countries being longtime rivals and that war they fought against each other back in the 19th century. Or maybe it's the constant arguing over who invented pisco grape brandy. But dragging Dave Gahan into this age-old batch of sour grapes? Seriously lame.
Here's the video of the alleged slip-up so you can judge for yourself: