Depeche Mode announces new album, world tour

Depeche Mode music lovers rejoice! On Tuesday (Oct. 11), the British band announced plans to release a brand new record in 2017. Taking to Facebook, the trio unveiled that the new record, their 14 studio album, will be titled Spirit and is set for a 2017 projected release date; the specific date has not been revealed.

“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,” lead singer Dave Gahan explains of the new music. “He was able to really guide us.”

In support of the upcoming record, the band has also announced a massive world tour. The trek, which has been named the “European Global Spirit” tour, will kick off on May 5 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden and wrap up a month-and-a-half later on July 23 at the Cluj Arenain in Cluj, Romania. Proceeds from the tour will raise money for the charity, charity:water.

“If you don’t know charity:water, you should,” guitarist Martin Gore begins. “They’re an amazing organization whose goal is to bring clean, safe drinking water to everybody on the planet. On the last tour, with our fans’ help, we were able to raise over $1.4 million for charity:water. Those funds specifically brought clean water to people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.”

Before Spirit is set to hit stores next year, the band will release a compilation titled Video Singles Collection. The collection features the group’s entire videography from 1981 to 2013. The compilation is set to hit stores on Nov. 11.

For now, the complete list of tour dates can be found below. Spirit is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, Delta Machine.


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