Dave Gahan & Soulsavers
Release Acclaimed New Album IMPOSTER Today; Listen HERE
Play Sold Out Show At London Coliseum on 5th December 2021
New Show Added at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 7th December
Due to Phenomenal Demand
Multi-platinum selling, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted recording artist and songwriter Dave Gahan, along with long time musical partner Soulsavers (Rich Machin), proudly present their anxiously awaited, acclaimed new album Imposter, available today. It can be heard here.
Following the announcement of their exclusive, intimate performance of Imposter at the historic London Coliseum on 5 December 2021, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers have added an extra date at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 7 December 2021, due to phenomenal demand.
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers play the following UK dates. Tickets are on sale HERE.
Sun 5th LONDON, London Coliseum SOLD OUT
Tues 7th LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire
On Imposter, Gahan takes listeners on a personal journey of 12 meticulously chosen reimagined songs from across genres and time periods, including selections from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Lanegan, amongst others. One would be remiss to refer to Imposter as a cover album. Rather, Imposter is a story of songs, which Dave Gahan & Soulsavers listened to, studied, absorbed, and gave a new life. All of the songs have deep meaning to Dave, making Imposter a reflection of Dave’s life – a story told by others, but in his own distinct voice.
Right out of the gate, Imposter has incited critical applause. The Sun gave the album 4*, with The Timesnoting in a 4* review that “it all adds up to presenting Gahan, the dark prince of rock, as a sequinned crooner. It’s a look that suits him” and Blackbook referred to Imposter as “arguably the most perfectly realised covers album ever.” Clash described the band’s version of “Always On My Mind” as “a towering, accomplished, pivotal moment…” in their 9/10 review and the album as one “that positions Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan’s voice in new and unexpected ways, exuding a diverse array of complex, unfamiliar emotions and revealing an artist able to effortlessly switch direction.”
Regarding Imposter, Gahan noted, “When you’re taking a song that somebody else has already made magical, the most important thing is if you’re going to cover it as a group of musicians you’ve got to find your sound for it. It’s got to be you. Otherwise, you won’t believe it. We made it ours.”
The recording of Imposter was done live as a ten-member band at the famed Shangri-La Recording Studio in Malibu, CA in November of 2019. This allowed for not only a more intimate collaboration than on previous Dave Gahan and Soulsavers projects, but let them truly absorb the atmosphere and have the space to breathe a different spirit into the tracks.
Imposter is the collaborators’ third album, following their critically acclaimed 2015 release Angels & Ghosts and their first release, 2012’s The Light the Dead See.