Rockers Depeche Mode have scrapped the first date of their US comeback tour due to power problems created by Hurricane Wilma.

The British trio was planning to launch the tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida tonight (02NOV05), but they've literally pulled the plug on the gig.

The group claims that power outages and curfew limitations make the planned difficult to stage.

Depeche Mode's North American tour will now begin in St Petersburg, Florida on Thursday (03NOV05).

The trio warmed up for the tour with a rare club show last Friday (28OCT05) at New York City's Bowery Ballroom.