Great news for all fans of Depeche Mode: the cult band has announced their first tour in five years! Accompanied by the release of the new album of the same name, the "Memento Mori" world tour will start at the end of March 2023. The tour will then take them to Germany in the summer, where they will make a stop at Frankfurt's Deutsche Bank Park on June 29.
In a departure from previous traditions, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore announced at a press conference that the tour, presented by Live Nation, will kick off with a special limited run of North American arena dates in late March ahead of the European stops. The limited North American dates will include stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. The band will then begin its stadium tour of Europe on May 16, with stops including the Stade de France in Paris, Berlin's Olympic Stadium, Milan's San Siro Stadium and, of course, Frankfurt's Waldstadion.
Memento Mori's Martin Gore commented as follows: "We started working on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time. After Fletch's death, we decided to move on because we're sure that's what he would have wanted, and that really added meaning to the project." 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 share it live at shows next year."
The Memento Mori Tour is Depeche Mode's 19th tour and first in over five years. The previous Global Spirit Tour 2017/2018 was the band's longest concert run to date and one of the biggest-selling tours of the year, within which Depeche Mode played to more than three million fans at 130 shows in Europe and North America.
Memento Mori is Depeche Mode's 15th studio album and the follow-up to 2017's critically acclaimed Spirit, which reached #1 in 11 countries and charted in the Top 5 in more than 20 others. Memento Mori will be released worldwide by Columbia Records in Spring 2023.
With more than 100 million records sold, as well as performances to more than 35 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode remains an ever-evolving and uniquely influential musical force. An indelible inspiration to fans, critics and artists alike. Depeche Mode continues to forge ahead, with the Memento Mori album and tour marking the opening of a new chapter in an unparalleled and enduring legacy.
For more information on the tour and pre-sale, visit:https://www.depechemode.com/
UPDATE: Due to high demand, a second concert on 01. July 2023 confirmed