Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential artists, announced yesterday at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide lifelong fans and new fans alike with an opportunity to see the band’s ground-breaking and intensely emotive shows.
The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour will see Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe. The tour starts at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on May 5th 2017, and the band will play fan-favourite venues including Paris’ Stade de France, San Siro in Milan, and Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Additional tour stops include new stadiums for the band such as London Stadium on June 3rd 2017, Otkritie Arena in Moscow, and Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European leg ends on July 23rd with a final stadium show in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Please see overleaf for full tour routing and information.
Depeche Mode play:
Sat 3rd June 2017 LONDON, London Stadium
Tickets are priced at £70, £60, £55, £40 and go on general sale
Friday 14th October 2016 at 9AM.
Spirit will be the musical pioneers’ 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Delta Machine, which reached a top five chart position in 26 countries and the number one position in 12 countries. Spirit is being produced by James Ford, founding member of the band Simian Mobile Disco, whose recent production work includes albums by Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys. Spirit will be released in early 2017 via Columbia Records worldwide.
Speaking in Milan, Dave Gahan commented, “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.”
Following the European tour dates in Summer 2017, the Global Spirit Tour will continue with shows in North and South America. The Global Spirit Tour will be the band’s 18th tour and will mark their first live performances in over three years. The band’s last tour, the Delta Machine Tour, played to over 2.5 million fans at sold-out shows across Europe and North America and was one of 2013’s largest and best selling tours. On the Global Spirit Tour the band will continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for Charity: Water toward their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.
Having sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode refuse to become complacent, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and critics celebrating them as “still blazing trails” and “becoming more and more significant as time passes”. Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue this history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.
The Global Spirit Tour – Summer 2017 European Tour Dates
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
German hardcore outfit Today Forever are about to release their new EP, "Derangement".
Scheduled to be released on July 15th via Bastardized Recordings / Membran, "Derangement" is a genuine mix of melody and aggressiveness which will feature 9 brand new tracks!
A video teaser has been uploaded at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY2Z-HPplBc
"Derangement", which was nominated as "Album Of The Week" on Music Scan, can be ordered below:
Bundle (T-Shirt + CD + Sticker): http://www.emp.de/today-forever-derangement/art_335558/
25-year-old London born chanteuse Jones announces details of her highly anticipated, debut album ‘New Skin’ and that it will be released 7th October on 37 Adventures.
‘New Skin’ has come together thanks to Jones' work with some incredible studio talents; Lana Del Rey collaborator Justin Parker, Savages producer and xx mixer Rodaidh McDonald, Sam Smith co-writer Tourist, Two Inch Punch, XO, Oceaan and the enigmatic A.K. Paul and Honne. Working with these disparate talents got Jones exploring new ground, but also hardened her vision of what her songs should really be: moments to lift people out of their lives, however difficult. “What I want to put across is that it’s OK to be where you are, wherever you are, to learn from this. We all need the sad songs sometimes, but it’s good to have optimism too, to free your mind of things that make you unhappy” says Jones about her melancholic but optimistic album.
The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Jones who not only made her debut on Later…With Jools Holland but was also announced as one of Spotify's Spotlight Artists For 2016 and her previous single ‘Hoops’ has been streamed over 5 million times and was play-listed at BBC 1Xtra. Jones’ current single ‘Melt’ is a starkly modern, electronic soul offering which has already had over ½ Million streams and will have remixes from Lithuanian born producer / DJ Embody and Jay Prince.
After standout shows at SXSW, The Great Escape and her own sold out London shows, Jones is pleased to announce an October headline tour that will include Oslo in London.
UK / EU LIVE DATES
1st July - Blissfields Festival
15th July - Latitude Festival
16th July - Somerset House w/ St Germain
30th July - Standon Calling Festival
20th September - Indiestad Festival (Amsterdam)
24th September - Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg)
12th Oct - Glasgow @ St Luke's
13th Oct - Leeds @ Headrow House
14th Oct - Birmingham @ Hare + Hounds
15th Oct - Bristol @ The Small Horse
18th Oct - London @ Oslo
Enter Shikari have unveiled a live video for recent single ‘Redshift’, recorded at the bands biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace.
You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww
Whilst plans were afoot to release the whole show visually in some way or another, technology had other ideas; and so the band members jumped in to salvage what they could, in the DIY fashion that has become their stock-in-trade.
We’ll let frontman Rou Reynolds elaborate :
“After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather a whole show, but we hope this'll give you's an idea of the energy on the night. As I edited the video, Rory and our engineer / foxy hunk Tim Morris edited the audio too. Being such a DIY tour - programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example - it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.
Full audio from the show does, however, exist. It is currently at mixing stage and will move into the “what are we doing with it now we have it?” stage very soon.
Enter Shikari are spending the summer appearing at various European festivals (including a one-off 5000 capacity outdoor headline show in Budapest, Hungary), and will end their working year with tours of Japan & Australia, while demoing new material filling in the gaps in the diary.
Tues 5th - Czech Republic - Rock For People
Fri 15th - Romania - Electric Castle
Sat 30th - Russia - Amber Beach
Thur 11th - Latvia - Kubana
Fri 19th - Ukraine - Zaxidfest
Sat 20th - Germany - Rock Am See
Mon 22nd - Austria - And There Come The Wolves
Wed 24th - Hungary - Budapest Babanegra Track (headline show)
Thur 25th - Poland - Czad Festival
Sat 3rd - Italy - Home Festival
Tues 6th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Thur 8th - Japan - Osaka (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Fri 9th - Japan - Nagoya (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Sat 10th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Mon 19th - Australia - Melbourne (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Tues 20th - Australia - Brisbane (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Wed 21st - Australia - Sydney (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Thur 22nd - Australia - Adelaide (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Sat 24th - Australia - Fremantle (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Jamie Lee cast a spell over a million viewers when she won the season’s finale of 'The Voice of Germany' last December. The schoolgirl from Hanover will represent Germany with her winning song "Ghost" in the Eurovision Song Contest on May 14th in Stockholm.
After her outstanding success in 'The Voice of Germany', Jamie Lee was able to win over the hearts of the viewers of the ESC’s German pre-selection. The competitors were left behind as she drew all the attention with her multifaceted voice and her original dress sense. She will now be representing Germany in Stockholm. This Miss Manga, the bubbly public’s favourite, has more than demonstrated how much she loves being in the limelight whilst in the 'The Voice' team of Michi Beck & Smudo (Die Fantastischen Vier), these star qualities will prove very useful to her on an international level.
This fascinating, independent and exceptional artist doesn’t take herself too seriously, dreams of taking a trip to Korea, lives as a vegan and is an absolute fan of the japanese 'Decora Kei' style, as anyone can easily see in the playful, extrovert and colourful Manga looks that she wears. A style, with which Jamie Lee is already setting a trend: her eye-catching outfits have already become hot topics on social networks and no doubt all eyes will be on her in Stockholm.
Through her music, Jamie Lee expresses her preference for the Comics aesthetics from the Far East. With her pop ballad "Ghost" Jamie Lee takes us into the secret meanders of her fantasy realm. "Ghost" is a rather sad love song, which depicts a story that anyone can relate to.
"I am an emotional being. I might sometimes appear a little loud or provocative, but I am also a very deep person. I need the ups and downs of life. Tough times are needed too, they make us enjoy the good times more."
Fans should look forward to an explosive appearance in front of an estimated 200 million television viewers on May 14th, when Jamie Lee will present her mystical song "Ghost" in a breathtakingly dreamy scenery to the worldwide audience of the ESC. The 'Team Fanta' pendent that she received as a present from her role models and coaches of 'The Voice of Germany', Michi Beck and Smudo, her best good luck charm, will be with her of course ! Nothing can stop the Manga-Pop Princess Jamie Lee Kriewitz now. "It is a huge honour to have been chosen to participate in the ESC and to represent Germany in Stockholm. Taking part in this contest is for me an amazing opportunity to bring people closer to my music. Music is my life; it was always my absolute dream to perform in front of a large audience. I so look forward to it!"
Let us hope together with her for a Miss Manga miracle !
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