Depeche Mode announce new album and tour for 2017


From Rolling Stone

Depeche Mode announced their new album Spirit will be released in spring 2017. The group will follow the release of the LP with a 32-date European Global Spirit Tour, which begins May 5th in Stockholm, Sweden and ends July 23 in Cluj, Romania.

“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,” said Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan. “He was able to really guide us.”

Proceeds from the tour will raise money forcharity:water. “If you don’t know charity:water, you should,” guitarist Martin Gore said. “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.”

On November 11th, Depeche Mode will also release Video Singles Collection, a retrospective that compiles the group’s entire videography from 1981 to 2013. “It’s been amazing to go back and relive all the experiences and memories these videos evoke after all these years,” the band said in a statement. “It’s incredible to have all our videos finally together in one place, and we’re hoping our fans enjoy this journey through time as much as we did.”

Read more at Rolling Stone

Here’s a clip from their press conference in Milan

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