Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees Depeche Mode have announced at a special event in Berlin 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 speaking about Memento Mori, Martin Gore commented: “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 we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next year.”
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, 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.
For further information on the tour routing and ticket on-sale dates, please go to depechemode.com.
Tickets go on general sale this Friday October 7 at 10am at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist-depeche-mode-3848
UK TOUR DATES
Saturday June 17 – Twickenham Stadium, London