Depeche Mode Announce First Album, Tour In Over Five Years

Depeche Mode Announce First Album, Tour In Over Five Years

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Depeche Mode have announced that they will be releasing a new album and embarking on a world tour in 2023.

The Memento Mori Tour will support the band’s forthcoming 15th studio album, Memento Mori, due out in Spring 2023.

In a break from tradition, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore revealed that the Live Nation-presented tour will begin with a special, limited series of North American arena dates starting March 23, 2023, before the band heads to Europe for their summer stadium tour.

These limited North American dates will feature stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Chicago’s United Center, Los Angeles’ Kia Forum and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, among others. The band will then begin their European stadium tour on May 16, with noted stops including the Stade de France in Paris, Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Milan’s San Siro Stadium, and London’s Twickenham Stadium.

Speaking about Memento Mori, Gore said, “We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time. After Fletch’s passing, we decided to continue as we’re sure this is what he would have wanted, and that has really given the project an extra level of meaning.”

Gahan added, “Fletch would have loved this album. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next year.”

The Memento Mori Tour will be Depeche Mode’s 19th tour and their first in over five years.

(Photo: Anton Corbijn)

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