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Depeche Mode announce new album and tour for 2017

English band is working with James Ford on new LP, Spirit, with a European tour set for next summer

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    Depeche Mode will reconvene next year for a new album and a massive world tour. The album, entitled Spirit, is tracking for a spring 2017 release, which will be followed by the band’s Global Spirit Tour. Update – February 1st: A release date has been set for March 17th through Columbia Records. The first single, “Where’s the Revolution”, is due out this Friday, February 3rd.

    Spirit finds the English new wave outfit working with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine) for the first time. “…He’s helped us to make what we feel is a very incredible sounding record,” frontman Dave Gahan told Rolling Stone. “He was able to really guide us.”

    Following the album’s release, Depeche Mode will embark on a 32-date European tour. Beginning in Stockholm, Sweden in early May, the trek leads throughout the continent — including Russia — before capping off in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in late July. According to a press release, the band will also tour North and South America in the near future.

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    A portion of the tour’s proceeds will go to support chartiy:water, an organization that provides access to clean, safe drinking water for people in need. Depeche Mode’s 2013-2014 tour behind Delta Machine raised over $1.4 million for the non-profit.

    More info on Spirit is forthcoming, but you can find the European Global Spirit Tour schedule below.

    Spirit Artwork:

    Spirit Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode 2017 Tour Date:
    05/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Friends Arena
    05/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    05/09 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
    05/12 – Nice, FR @ Stade Charles-Ehrmann
    05/14- Ljubljana, SI @ Dvorana Stožice
    05/17 – Athens, GR @ Terra Vibe Park
    05/20 – Bratislava, SK @ Štadión Pasienky
    05/22 – Budapest, HU @ Groupama Aréna
    05/24 – Prague, CZ @ Eden Aréna
    05/27 – Leipzig, DE @ Festwiese
    05/29 – Lille, FR @ Stade Pierre-Mauroy
    05/31 – Copenhagen, DK @ Telia Parken
    06/03 – London, UK @ London Stadium
    06/05 – Cologne, DE @ RheinEnergieStadion
    06/09 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion
    06/11 – Hannover, DE @ HDI Arena
    07/12 – Hannover, DE @ HDI Arena
    06/18 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadion
    06/20 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank-Arena
    06/22 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion
    06/25 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
    06/27 – Milan, IT @ Stadio San Siro
    06/29 – Bologna, IT @ Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara
    07/01 – Paris, FR @ Stade de FR
    07/04 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins-Arena
    07/06 – Bilbao, ES @ BBK Live Festival
    07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    07/13 – St. Petersburg, RU @ SKK
    07/15 – Moscow, RU @ Otkritie Arena
    07/17 – Minsk, BY @ Minsk-Arena
    07/19 – Kiev, UA @ Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
    07/21 – Warsaw, PL @ PGE Narodowy
    07/23 – Cluj-Napoca, RO @ Cluj Arena

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    Prior to the new album and tour, Depeche Mode will release a compilation of their entire videography from 1981 to 2013 called simply Video Singles Collection. Available on November 11th via Sony Music Entertainment, the three-DVD anthology includes 55 music videos, four alternate videos, and over two hours of band commentary.

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