Depeche Mode Will Release New Album And Tour In 2017
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:36:35
Depeche Mode has announced they will be releasing a new album, entitled Spirit, in 2017, and will also be heading out on tour. Singer Dave Gahan told Rolling Stone, "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. He was able to really guide us.""
The 32-date tour will begin May 5th in Stockholm, Sweden and come to an end July 23rd in Cluj, Romania. The concert series will benefit charity:water. Guitarist Martin Gore told Rolling Stone, "If you don't know charity:water, you should. 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."
Depeche Mode is also releasing Video Singles Collection on November 11th, which will provide fans with a complete videography of the band’s work 1981 to 2013. In a joint statement, the band said, "Videos have always played an essential part in how we wanted to present Depeche Mode's music to the world. It's been amazing to go back and relive all the experiences and memories these videos evoke after all these years. 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 ARTISTdirect Staff