Depeche Mode, British pioneers of synthetic pop, will release a new album in 2023 followed by a world tour, the first in five years.
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Orphaned by their founding member Andy Fletcher, who died at 60 last May, Depeche Mode will be released next March. Memento mori their 15th studio album, singer Dave Gahan announced on October 4 in Berlin.
Inspired by both the pandemic and the loss of Fletcher, the album will precede a tour, the band’s 19th, which begins in March in California, Sacramento. “We have the opportunity to make music and play it for you, hoping to bring you a sense of joy and solidarity, on a small scale, in a world that seems to be constantly in the throes of some form of turmoil.“Explained Gahan during a press conference.
Depeche Mode have sold over one hundred million records worldwide. Among his greatest hits, I just can not get enough, Everything matters, Never let me down againWhere is it walking in my shoes. Pioneers of synthetic pop in the early 80s, they developed this genre to get rid of it by opening up to guitars in the early 90s.
The group had immense success with the album Violator (1990), which notably includes tubes Personal Jesus And Enjoy the silence. Originally, the band consisted of Vince Clarke (keyboardist and songwriter), Martin Gore (guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter, sometimes also singer), Andy Fletcher (keyboardist) and Dave Gahan (singer and songwriter). Vince Clarke left the band in late 1981 and was replaced two years later by Alan Wilder.
Depeche Mode’s latest studio album, Spiritwas released in 2017 and was also followed by a tour of Europe and the Americas.
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