Depeche Mode announces new album and tour

And then there were two. But they’re still going.

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Depeche Mode–that is, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan–announced their 15th studio album at a press conference in Berlin today (October 4), their first after the death of co-founder Andy Fletcher back in May. Called Memento Mori (Latin for “remember that you must die”), it doesn’t have a release date yet because they’re still working on it in California and New York. There does, however, seem to be a vague target for spring 2023.

Writing and record had begun a couple of years ago. And before you ask, the title of the album had been decided before Fletch died.

“It sounds very morbid, but I think you can look at it very positively as well,” said Gore at the press conference, “in that [you should] live each day to the max. I think that’s how we like to interpret it too.”

A world tour begins in Sacramento, California on March 23. There are three Canadian dates.

April 7: Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
April 9: Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
April 12: Montreal, QC Centre Bell

Ticket sales start Friday at 9am through Ticketmaster starting at a very reasonable $49.50.

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