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. They play London on June 3rd, 2017 at the London Stadium (Olympic Stadium).

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 3rd 2017, Otkritie Arena in Moscow, and Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European leg ends on July 23rd with a final stadium show in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Please see overleaf for full tour routing and information.

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. Spirit is 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 in full:

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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