Dave Gahan and Martin Gore announce Depeche Mode tour and album in 2023
Copyright: Sven Darmer, 04.102.2022




Depeche Mode have announced details of their 15th studio album, Memento Mori, set to be released next spring in advance of a major world tour.

In a break from tradition, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore revealed at a press event in Berlin that the Live Nation-presented tour will begin with a special, limited series of North American arena dates on 23 March, before the band heads to Europe for their summer stadium jaunt. The album and shows will be the first emergence of Depeche Mode since the death of Andy Fletcher in May.

The North American shows feature dates 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 16 May, with noted stops including the Stade de France in Paris, Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Milan’s San Siro Stadium and London’s Twickenham Stadium on 17 June – Buy London tickets here. For further information on the tour routing and ticket on-sale dates, visit depechemode.com. The full listing of dates, cities and venues is detailed below.

Speaking about the new album, Memento Mori – the follow-up to 2017’s critically-acclaimed Spirit LP – Martin Gore explained: “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.”

Dave Gahan added: “Fletch would have loved this album. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and 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 first in over five years. The band’s most recent outing, the 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour was its longest to date and was one of the year’s highest grossing tours, with the band playing to more than three million fans over the course of 130 shows across Europe and North America.

Dave Gahan and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode

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Memento Mori Depech Mode World Tour 2023

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March 23 – Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
March 25 – San Jose, CA SAP Center
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
March 30 – Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

April 2 – San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
April 5 – Chicago, IL United Center
April 7 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
April 9 – Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
April 12 – Montreal, QC Centre Bell
April 14 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden

May 16 – Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
May 20 – Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis Antwerpen
May 23 – Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
May 26 – Leipzig, DE Leipziger Festwiese
May 28 – Bratislava, SK Národný Futbalový Štadión
May 31 – Bordeaux, FR Matmut Atlantique

June 2 – Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival
June 4 – Dusseldorf, DE Merkur Spiel-Arena
June 6 – Dusseldorf, DE Merkur Spiel-Arena
June 9 – Madrid, ES Primavera Sound Festival
June 11 – Bern, CH Stadion Wankdorf
June 14 – Dublin, IE Malahide Castle
June 17 – London, UK Twickenham Stadium
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June 20 – Munich, DE Olympiastadion
June 22 – Lille, FR Stade Pierre Mauroy
June 24 – Paris, FR Stade de France
June 27 – Copenhagen, DK Parken
June 29 – Frankfurt, DE Deutsche Bank Park

July 4 – Lyon, FR Groupama Stadium
July 7 – Berlin, DE Olympiastadion
July 12 – Rome, IT Stadio Olympico
July 14 – Milan, IT San Siro
July 16 – Bologna, IT Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
July 21 – Klagenfurt, AT Wörthersee Stadion
July 23 – Zagreb, HR Arena Zagreb
July 26 – Bucharest, RO Arena Națională
July 28 – Budapest, HU Puskás Aréna
July 30 – Prague, CZ Letňany Airport

August 2 – Warsaw, PL PGE Narodowy
August 6 – Tallinn, EE Tallinna Lauluväljak
August 8 – Helsinki, FI Kaisaniemen Puisto
August 11 – Oslo, NO Telenor Arena

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