Depeche Mode announce ‘Global Spirit Tour’ and new album ‘Spirit’…

Depeche Mode announce 'Global Spirit Tour' and new album 'Spirit'...

Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential artists, announced today at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide lifelong fans and new fans alike with an opportunity to see the band’s ground-breaking and intensely emotive shows.

The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour will see Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe. The tour starts at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on May 5th 2017, and the band will play fan-favourite venues including Paris’ Stade de France, San Siro in Milan, and Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Additional tour stops include new stadiums for the band such as London Stadium on June 3rd2017, Otkritie Arena in Moscow, and Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European leg ends on July 23rdwith a final stadium show in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Please see overleaf for full tour routing and information.

Depeche Mode play:
June 2017
Sat 3rd                                     LONDON, London Stadium

Tickets are priced at £70, £60, £55, £40 and go on general sale
Friday 14th October 2016 at 9AM.

Spirit will be the musical pioneers’ 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Delta Machine, which reached a top five chart position in 26 countries and the number one position in 12 countries. Spiritis being produced by James Ford, founding member of the band Simian Mobile Disco, whose recent production work includes albums by Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys. Spirit will be released in early 2017 via Columbia Records worldwide.

Speaking in Milan, Dave Gahan commented, “We’re exceptionally proud of Spirit’s sound and energy, and we’re excited to get back on tour to share it with our fans around the world.”

Following the European tour dates in Summer 2017, the Global Spirit Tour will continue with shows in North and South America. The Global Spirit Tour will be the band’s 18th tour and will mark their first live performances in over three years. The band’s last tour, the Delta Machine Tour, played to over 2.5 million fans at sold-out shows across Europe and North America and was one of 2013’s largest and best selling tours. On the Global Spirit Tour the band will continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for Charity: Water toward their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.

Having sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode refuse to become complacent, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and critics celebrating them as “still blazing trails” and “becoming more and more significant as time passes”. Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue this history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.

The Global Spirit Tour –  Summer 2017 European Tour Dates
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

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