Depeche Mode announce first album in four years, ‘Spirit’

Posted on 12 October 2016

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Revered electronic music band Depeche Mode have revealed the title of their first album in four years: SpiritSpirit is expected to arrive in spring 2017, with a 32-date European tour to follow. The group’s travels will begin in Stockholm on May 5 and conclude in Cluj-Napoca on July 23. The Global Spirit Tour will then head to North and South America, though dates have not yet been announced.

“We’re working on the album with a new team: it’s produced by James Ford [of Simian Mobile Disco], and he’s helped us to make what we feel is a very incredible sounding record,” Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan told Rolling Stone. “He was able to really guide us.”

Like their last tour, a portion of the Global Spirit Tour’s proceeds will be donated to charity:water, a non-profit that seeks to make clean and safe drinking water more readily accessible to people in developing countries. In 2014, the band raised a whopping $1.4 million for the organization, which brought clean water to countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Ahead of Spirit’s release and their world tour, Depeche Mode will also unveil Video Singles Collection, a full compilation of their videography from 1981 to 2013.

Learn more about Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour here.

May 5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Friends Arena
May 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
May 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
May 12 – Nice, France – Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14- Ljubljana, Slovenia – Dvorana Stožice
May 17 – Athens, Greece – Terra Vibe Park
May 20 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Štadión Pasienky
May 22 – Budapest, Hungary – Groupama Aréna
May 24  – Prague, Czech Republic – Eden Aréna
May 27 – Leipzig, Germany – Festwiese
May 29 – Lille, France – Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Telia Parken
June 3 – London, United Kingdom – London Stadium
June 5 – Cologne, Germany  – RheinEnergieStadion
June 9 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
June 11 – Hannover, Germany – HDI Arena
June 18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadion
June 20 – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank-Arena
June 22 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
June 25 – Rome, Italy – Stadio Olimpico
June 27 – Milan, Italy – Stadio San Siro
June 29 – Bologna, Italy – Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara
July 1 – Paris, France – Stade de France
July 4 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins-Arena
July 6 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
July 8 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival
July 13 – St. Petersburg, Russia – SKK
July 15 – Moscow, Russia – Otkritie Arena
July 17 – Minsk, Belarus – Minsk-Arena
July 19 – Kiev, Ukraine – Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy

July 23 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania  – Cluj Arena

Via: Rolling Stone

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