After a somewhat acrimoniously worded letter of departure some 14 years ago, Alan Wilder has returned to Depeche Mode for a one-off show at London’s Royal Albert Hall benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. The keyboardist and occasional drummer (and probably the most natural musician of the group) took to the stage to play piano on the Martin Gore-penned classic “Somebody.” Wilder told NME that singer Dave Gahan reached out to him and assured him that the entire band was welcoming of the idea. A fan captured the reunion on his phone, so the quality is somewhat lacking:
There is no word on any future plans for the quartet to work together again. The last album the band completed as a foursome was 1993’s Songs of Faith and Devotion.