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 for charity: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."
The last Depeche Mode album, Delta Machine, came out in 2013.
Depeche Mode Tour Dates
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