Longstanding Electronic Group Depeche Mode Announces Plans for New Album
The group whose 1997 album inspired the name of the popular festival brand known as Ultra Music Festival has another album on the way. Veteran electronic group Depeche Mode announced that their new album, Spirit, will arrive Spring 2017, along with a 32-date tour.
Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan shared a couple of new album details with 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."
In addition to Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, Berlin-based producer Matrixxman contributed to the album's production. The forthcoming LP will serve as their 14th studio album and the follow-up to their 2013 Delta Machine. On November 11th, the group will also be releasing their career-spanning music video anthology, Video Singles Collection.
The European Global Spirit Tour will kick off on May 5, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden and will wrap up on July 23 in Cluj, Romania. The tour will be raising money for charity:water.
"If you don't know charity:water, you should," guitarist Martin Gore told Rolling Stone. "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."
Peep the new album in the press conference preview below.