I am asking. I don't follow the band much, at all actually, but I do know they are actively touring in the U.S. this year, so i don't feel it's too out of the realm of possible. I also don't see how this won't be awesome on the farm.
Hook. Can't tell you how it affects the show, however... I'd be down for seeing them, anyway, but I would definitely prefer Peter to be with them. I mean, he just created so many great bass hooks, pun pretty damn well intended.
I had a vision of a Friday night with Depeche Mode on What leading to a New Order LN in This/That. Unfortunately in my vision I missed most of the shows because I was in the fetal position in the mud crying tears of joy.