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Old 10-11-16, 09:47 PM   #1
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Depeche Mode - Spirit and World Tour - Spring 2017

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Depeche Mode announce new album, world tour & Nos Alive headline set

The synth-pop heroes return with 'Spirit'

Andrew Trendell, 11th October 2016

Depeche Mode have announced details of their new album 'Spirit' - along with a world tour, a headline set at Nos Alive festival and a show at London Stadium.

Next Spring, the synth-pop heroes will release their 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013's 'Delta Machine' in early Spring. Announcing the record and tour at a livestreamed event from Milan, the band revealed that it was an 'incredible sounding recording' produced by James Ford.

"We’re exceptionally proud of Spirit’s sound and energy, and we’re excited to get back on tour to share it with our fans around the world," said frontman Dave Gahan.

As well as adding that they'll be working with legendary photographer and director Anton Corbijn on the visuals for the album and tour, they'll be hitting the road to take in 32 shows in 21 countries throughout the year.

Among the shows, they'll be headlining one of Europe's finest festivals at Portugal's Nos Alive - topping the bill on the closing day of Saturday 8 July. The rest of the line-up is yet to be announced, but Nos Alive 2016 saw incredible performances from the likes of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Pixies, Chemical Brothers, Biffy Clyro, Robert Plant, Wolf Alice and many more. For tickets and more information on Nos Alive 2017, visit here.

Depeche Mode's full upcoming 2017 tour dates are below - with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 14 October.

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
Glad I saw them last time around, because the US isn't even on the list!

Looking forward to hearing what the new record brings.

Also shame on Daytripper for not being johnny on the spot with this news!

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They will be adding North American dates for Summer 2017.

I will most definitely be checking out a show.
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I was disappointed with Delta Machine (only studio album of theirs I haven't purchased) so I am hoping this one is better. Depending on the venue and timing I could end seeing them again. They always seem to include the Seattle area on their tours. Haven't seen them since the Singles 98 tour.
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Saw them in 1988, still remember how painfully loud it was- reason I haven't been to many concerts since then. But I'll buy a concert BD if they put one out. Looking forward to their upcoming "Greatest Hits" DVD too.
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Glad I saw them last time around, because the US isn't even on the list!

Looking forward to hearing what the new record brings.

Also shame on Daytripper for not being johnny on the spot with this news!

Yah. I do believe this is the first time I haven't started a Depeche Mode thread here. It's been a busy week or I would have. They are coming to the both North and South America late Summer and early Fall. Here are short samples of three songs off the new album. As a huge and long time fan, these do absolutely nothing for me. Production-wise they are pretty good. But the songs are so "meh" and pedestrian. The first is probably the most un-DM sounding I've ever heard. The second is absolute filler. And the last song is borderline terrible. Those lyrics, "Where's the revolution? Come on people you're letting me down" (?). Ugh. I love this guys. But they have truly lost their mojo in the studio. And it's been gone for well over a decade.

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Old 10-22-16, 07:27 AM   #6
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I love this guys. But they have truly lost their mojo in the studio. And it's been gone for well over a decade.
Can't agree there. Sounds Of The Universe came out in '09, and that is one of my favorite Depeche Mode recordings.
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Old 10-27-16, 05:27 PM   #7
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"Always" the bonus song on Delta Machine was better that all of the stuff on the album.

Just hope it is better and not as boring as Exciter.
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Old 01-19-17, 11:26 PM   #8
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I have a friend who has ties with the band, and he sent this to me:

I've heard the new album in its entirety. As a whole, it sucks. Most of the songs lack even choruses. Most do not have any synth chords even. It's very reminiscence of Delta Machine. The only highlights for me were the 2 tracks that Martin sings. Here's some of the track listings:

Poorman
Move
Poisoned Heart
Revolution (this will be the first single)
Backwards
Worst Crime
Fail (Martin on lead vocals)
Scum
So Much Love
Eternity (Martin on lead vocals)

I thought having a new Producer, James Ford, would help, but he's no better than Ben Hillier. {sigh} but I'm not surprised. I gave up after Playing The Angel. Here's what most people don't realize and you can quote me on this because I have talked to Mr Wilder himself....People say, "Oh but Ultra and Exciter were decent and that was after Alan left." Any musician knows that at any given time, they(in this case Martin) has a good 20+ song ideas in his head from the past decade or more. He had these ideas for songs that never yet materialized but stayed in his head. Martin and Alan had already worked on song ideas past SOFAD, before Alan left. Martin had already given him some demos of songs (that ended up on Ultra specifically) that Alan already gave his feedback on. That's why Ultra still sounds decent because it still had Alan's influences on it. Same goes for Exciter to a lesser degree. I asked Alan why does It's No Good sound like it could've been a b-side to Enjoy The Silence or Policy of Truth and he smiled, and simply replied "It could have been."
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I thought Sounds of the Universe was better than Ultra, about on par with Exciter. I don't have high hopes for this one though.
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Any word on US dates?
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Wow, those songs on that clip sounds like horse shit. They're claiming "this is a follow up to Delta Machine"!?! They should try and distance themselves from that steaming pile as far and as fast as they can. I haven't listened all the way through one single song on Delta. It's the only Depeche album I despise more than Exciter. The lyrics on Delta are especially comical, "I come to your house and break down the door" wtf is that? They've lost the struggle that once made them great. I swear that sunny Santa Barbara weather has made Gore's brain mush. Not only that , but they are nothing without Alan Wilder... I mean, they are something, a live act that can no longer produce a hit record.

And, since a Wilder reunion is out of the question they really should step outside the box and hook up with someone like Trent Reznor, for god sake do something! Gore's ego has gotten in the way of the bands ability to make great music that we once expected - he might pen a good lyric (past tense), but he absolutely blows ass in comparison to Wilder when it comes to building/engineering a great sounding song. Gore probably thinks he's as good if not better than Wilder in that department too.

Before people crap on the Reznor idea, listen, music sales for both Depeche and NIN will never ever get to levels that they once both knew. So, instead of just churning out the same bullshit why not mix it up, literally.

Granted, Reznor is more of an "artist" much like Wilder in my opinion so that "artist" ego might get in the way of Trent wanting to stoop to Depeche's level and visa versa. He doesn't need them, but Depeche needs somebody. Love or hate NIN, Reznor can compose, and Gore can't, Gahan can't, and Fletcher is a glorified button pusher just lucky to be in the band. Without a collaboration with a guy like Reznor, Depeche will just continue to trudge along churning out uninspired crap every couple of years.

Also, can we ditch the live drums. Hit the reset button and take it back old school synth! I would love to see Depeche do a tour where they play the entire Music for the Masses or Violator albums much like U2 is doing for The Joshua Tree. But sans the live drummer of course.
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I have everything up through Violator, and then I kind of lost interest. The only album since then that really grabbed me and that I love beginning to end is Playing the Angel.

I haven't seen them live since the Violator tour--I'd be up for checking them out again.
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Wow, those songs on that clip sounds like horse shit. They're claiming "this is a follow up to Delta Machine"!?! They should try and distance themselves from that steaming pile as far and as fast as they can. I haven't listened all the way through one single song on Delta. It's the only Depeche album I despise more than Exciter. The lyrics on Delta are especially comical, "I come to your house and break down the door" wtf is that? They've lost the struggle that once made them great. I swear that sunny Santa Barbara weather has made Gore's brain mush. Not only that , but they are nothing without Alan Wilder... I mean, they are something, a live act that can no longer produce a hit record.

And, since a Wilder reunion is out of the question they really should step outside the box and hook up with someone like Trent Reznor, for god sake do something! Gore's ego has gotten in the way of the bands ability to make great music that we once expected - he might pen a good lyric (past tense), but he absolutely blows ass in comparison to Wilder when it comes to building/engineering a great sounding song. Gore probably thinks he's as good if not better than Wilder in that department too.

Before people crap on the Reznor idea, listen, music sales for both Depeche and NIN will never ever get to levels that they once both knew. So, instead of just churning out the same bullshit why not mix it up, literally.

Granted, Reznor is more of an "artist" much like Wilder in my opinion so that "artist" ego might get in the way of Trent wanting to stoop to Depeche's level and visa versa. He doesn't need them, but Depeche needs somebody. Love or hate NIN, Reznor can compose, and Gore can't, Gahan can't, and Fletcher is a glorified button pusher just lucky to be in the band. Without a collaboration with a guy like Reznor, Depeche will just continue to trudge along churning out uninspired crap every couple of years.

Also, can we ditch the live drums. Hit the reset button and take it back old school synth! I would love to see Depeche do a tour where they play the entire Music for the Masses or Violator albums much like U2 is doing for The Joshua Tree. But sans the live drummer of course.
Preach! I've been bitching about those fucking live drums in concert for years. It completely changes the dynamics of their songs. Especially the older material. Did you hear how they destroyed "Black Celebration" live!? BTW, Martin might think he's another Alan Wilder (he's sooooo not), but Dave's ego is bigger than his. He's the reason we have those stinkin' live drums in the first place. Makes him feel like a rock n' roll star. Dave is also a horrible song writer. He insisted on sharing those responsibilities from "Playing the Angel" forward. The band can still sell out stadiums in Europe, but their market has been steadily shrinking in America over the past decade. Their album sales are shrinking worldwide too. It's because of the sub par music. Did you know "Delta Machine" didn't spawn a single top 40 hit anywhere in the world? That's definitely a first for the band. And you heard the samples of new music from that clip above. Sounds like this new album will be hit free too. I just don't get it. They used to be the most exciting band to me. What the fuck happened!? I love your suggestion of Trent Reznor. That is a brilliant idea. I think DM need NIN more than the other way around. NIN's last album and tour were pretty huge. It was a great album too. Trent's also a lifetime DM fan. So he would take care of them. But in closing, back to Alan Wilder. Why on earth won't they work with him again? I just don't get that either.
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Didn't Wilder choose to leave? Does he even want to come back?
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That's a shame. I've always had Ultra as that gem that is really firing on all cylinders. After Exciter DM just sounds like noise (which adding the overrated Reznor to would just be horrible) There are some good songs after Exciter but they would hardly fill a whole album.

I wish Wilder would just rejoin. Hed make a shit load of money. Itd be like Iron Maiden!! lol
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Didn't Wilder choose to leave? Does he even want to come back?
He did. But only because he felt like he was the only one who gave a shit about the band at that point. And felt like he was doing almost everything on his own with zero appreciation. I don't think Alan is doing well financially. A few years ago, he had a DM auction (http://auction.recoil.co.uk/). Leaving many to think he was broke. I bet he would jump at the chance to make magic again with Depeche Mode.
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Wilder should team up with NIN.
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Ugh. It's worse than I could have imagined.


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Wow. That was shit. Awful.

The train is coming, the train is coming, the train is coming. Get on board, get on board, get on board.

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Wow. That was shit. Awful.

The train is coming, the train is coming, the train is coming. Get on board, get on board, get on board.

Ugh.
The song is a mess. It's embarrassing. The band have completely lost their mojo. I need to go listen to "Black Celebration" and "Music for the Masses" now.
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On first listen, that's a very tuneless tune.
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Wheres the rhythm and hooks?
Come on Depeche Mode youre letting me down.
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Finally!


Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour - Fall 2017 North American Tour

August 23 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
August 27 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
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I'm definitely trying for one of the Garden shows.
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I'm definitely trying for one of the Garden shows.
Will be there on 9/9 with a lot of fun friends/fans if you want to meet up before and after.
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