Christian Eigner

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Christian Eigner
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Background information
Born (1971-03-03) 3 March 1971 (age 46)
Origin Vienna, Austria
Genres Alternative rock, synthpop, alternative dance, electronica
Associated acts Depeche Mode
Dave Gahan

Christian Eigner (born 3 March 1971) is an Austrian drummer. He began drumming aged 4, and started his professional career aged 16 playing sessions and doing tours with various artists, across many genres, he has been performing with Depeche Mode since 1997, as their drummer. He has also co-written Depeche Mode tracks with lead singer Dave Gahan since 2005, most notably the Grammy-nominated Depeche Mode single "Suffer Well" from the album Playing the Angel. Most Recent tour: Global Spirit Tour 2017/18.

He also co-produced and co-wrote Dave Gahan's solo album "Hourglass" (2007).

Eigner uses dw drums, pedals, and hardware, Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.


  • Eigner will alter his setup depending on the artist, but with Depeche Mode he usually sports a drumkit comprising four cymbals, one hi-hat, two bass drums, three or four rack toms, two floor toms, and one acoustic snare and electronic drum pads

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