Depeche Mode Announce New Album, Tour, in 2023
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Depeche Mode are hitting the road in 2023, the band announced today.
The group–who recently lost band member Andy Fletcher in May–will kick off the tour in April, with a show set for April 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Memento Mori Tour will support the band’s forthcoming 15th studio album, Memento Mori, due out in Spring 2023.
“We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time,” says Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore. “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.”
“Fletch would have loved this album,” adds frontman Dave Gahan. “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.”
The Memento Mori Tour will be Depeche Mode’s 19th tour and their 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 3 million fans over the course of 130 shows across Europe and North America.
For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit DepecheMode.com.