Depeche Mode announce European stadium tour, North American arena shows and new album Memento Mori

Depeche Mode, 2022
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Depeche Mode have announced a huge European stadium tour, plus a set of North American arena shows, to promote their forthcoming 15th studio album, Memento Mori.

The dates and album title were announced at a press conference event in Berlin, Germany today (October 4).

Discussing the group's new album, their first since the passing of founding member, Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher in May, Martin Gore says, “We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time. 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.”

Vocalist 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 present it to you live at the shows next year.”

The band will kick off their world tour in support of Memento Mori in Sacramento, California on March 23 next year. Their first show in Europe will take place in Amsterdam on May 16, after which the duo will play a mixture of festivals, arena dates, and stadium shows, including their sole UK show, at London's Twickenham Stadium on June 17.

The full list of dates announced today are as follows:

Mar 23: Sacramento CA Golden 1 Center, USA
Mar 25: San Jose CA SAP Center, USA
Mar 28: Los Angeles CA Kia Forum, USA
Mar 30: Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena, USA

Apr 02: San Antonio TX AT&T Center, USA
Apr 05: Chicago IL United Center, USA
Apr 07: Toronto ON Scotiabank Arena, CAN
Apr 09: Quebec City QC Videotron Centre, CAN
Apr 12: Montreal QC Centre Bell, CAN
Apr 14: New York NY Madison Square Garden, USA

May 16: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, HOL
May 20: Antwerp Sportpaleis Antwerpen, BEL
May 23: Stockholm Friends Arena, SWE
May 26: Leipzig Leipziger Festwiese, GER
May 28: Bratislava Národný Futbalový Štadión, SLO
May 31: Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique, FRA

Jun 02: Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival, SPA
Jun 04: Dusseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, GER
Jun 06: Dusseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, GER
Jun 09: Madrid Primavera Sound Festival, SPA
Jun11: Bern Stadion Wankdorf, SWI
Jun 14: Dublin Malahide Castle, IRE
Jun 17: London Twickenham Stadium, UK
Jun 20: Munich Olympiastadion, GER
Jun 22: Lille Stade Pierre Mauroy, FRA
Jun 24: Paris Stade de France, FRA
Jun 27 Copenhagen Parken, DEN
Jun 29: Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park, GER

Jul 4: Lyon Groupama Stadium, FRA
Jul 7: Berlin, DE Olympiastadion, GER
Jul 12: Rome Stadio Olympico, ITA
Jul 14: Milan San Siro, ITA
Jul 16: Bologna, IT Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, ITA
July 21: Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion, AUS
July 23: Zagreb Arena Zagreb, CRO
July 26: Bucharest Arena Națională, ROM
July 28: Budapest Puskás Aréna, HUN
Jul 30: Prague Letňany Airport, CZE

Aug 02: Warsaw, PL PGE Narodowy, POL
Aug 06: Tallinn Tallinna Lauluväljak, EST
Aug 08: Helsinki Kaisaniemen Puisto, FIN
Aug 11: Oslo Telenor Arena, NOR

Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 7. Tickets for London and Dublin will be available here: US tickets will be sold here.

Depeche Mode world tour 2023

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