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
Enter Shikari last night shocked fans with an unexpected “drop" of a totally brand new track.
‘Hoodwinker’ received its worldwide premier play courtesy of Daniel P Carter on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, and then appeared on streaming and download services immediately after.
Initial recording of the track was started at the same time as January’s one-off ‘Redshift’ single, then completed during free time between summer festival performances. A video (DIY in creation, epic in vision) was shot in August, utilising family resources (Rob’s brother, Rou’s uncle. for example) and friends who didn’t mind getting wet.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qCpoH4VO9Y
On the subject of ‘Hoodwinker’, frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say:
"Every now and then, outside of album releases and their attendant “campaigns”, it's nice to release a song into the wild, out-of-the-blue. To bowl it full force at the faces of the general public without prior warning. ‘Hoodwinker’ is the current incoming projectile.
It is Enter Shikari angrily calling out your God as an imposter. Which I'm afraid he is. I know you thought all the others were imposters and yours was in fact the real one, but I'm afraid he is a phoney too. We have clear evidence of false paperwork and forged documents. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Please enjoy this piece of angry music though. I hope its frustration and righteous indignation will go some way to dampening the annoying news.”
Enter Shikari release the sixth in their “Bootleg Series” of albums with the release of ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’ on coloured vinyl double LP and a double CD, as well as on all streaming / download services, on November 11th.
More details of the release can be found here: https://goo.gl/dybdWm
A video for ‘Redshift (Live at Alexandra Palace)’ was released earlier in the summer: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww
Lauluyhtye Rajaton julkaisee uuden albumin ”Salaisuus” 4. marraskuuta. Uutta suomenkielistä musiikkia sisältävä albumi on yhtyeen viidestoista. Rajattoman albumit ovat myyneet maailmanlaajuisesti yli 400 000 kappaletta, ja Suomessa yhtye on saanut Suomessa yhden tuplaplatina-, kaksi platina- ja kahdeksan kultalevyä.
Rajaton viettää ensi vuonna 20-vuotisjuhlaansa, jota kohti yhtye suuntaa uuden albumin ja perinteisen joulukiertueen voimin:
”Olemme erittäin innoissamme 15. albumimme ”Salaisuus” julkaisusta. Levyä on työstetty koko vuosi ja vihdoin saamme jakaa sen muiden kanssa. Levy sisältää uutta suomenkielistä musiikkia, jota ovat meille tehneet eturivin suomalaiset ja ulkomaiset laulunkirjoittajat. Kaikki sovitukset ovat yhtyeen jäsenten käsialaa ja tuotantokin - yhdessä pitkäaikaisen äänimiehemme Ilkka Herkmanin kanssa.
Tavoitteenamme oli löytää uutta kulmaa tekemiseemme niin, että kuulostamme silti Rajattomalta ja mielestämme olemme siinä onnistuneet. Rajaton täyttää ensi vuonna 20 vuotta ja olemme erittäin ylpeitä saadessamme suunata kohti juhlavuottamme tämän levyn siivittämänä”, kuvailee yhtyeen Jussi Chydenius.
Helsingissä vuonna 1997 perustettuun lauluyhtyeeseen kuuluvat Essi Wuorela, Virpi Moskari, Soila Sariola, Hannu Lepola, Ahti Paunu ja Jussi Chydenius. Kuusijäseninen a cappella-lauluyhtye on esiintynyt ympäri maailmaa niin konserttisaleissa, jazzfestivaaleilla kuin kirkoissakin ja laulanut kaikkea hengellisestä musiikista jazziin ja poppiin.
Albumin ennakkomyynti on käynnissä Levykauppa Äxässä: https://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/lauluyhtye_rajaton/salaisuus/#492777
Norwegian pop singer Line Mari is back with a brand new single, following her previous infectious pop anthem ‘Crush’.
The exciting new single, ‘Haters’, sees her laying her gorgeously wispy vocals over brooding pianos before erupting into a soaring chorus to a backdrop of tropical-tinged synths.
Stream ‘Haters’ here:
Line was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.
A highly versatile musician, Line not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments including guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.
‘Haters’ and previous single ‘Crush’ are set to appear on Line’s upcoming album, which fans can grab hold of this November. The album was recorded at the legendary Abbey Roads studio, recorded with major producer Rob Cass and electronica producer Pearse MacIntyre.
The single ‘Haters’ is out 14/10/16
Sweet Home, Go! is the stunning ninth studio album from Chinese experimental post-rock collective Wang Wen.
Wang Wen's music narrates stories of their inward journey, sometimes gentle and joyful, sometimes bitter and mournful. Sweet Home, Go! was composed over the past three years and completed in early January under the supervision of producers Wouter and Lode Vlaminck. The new experience of working with external and European producers forged a fine balance between the creative yearning to explore new threads, contradictions, conflicts, and the producers' desire for clarity. The resulting tracks - including an a cappella number recorded in an abandoned factory - sees WANG WEN continuing their seventeen-year-long journey to understand themselves and the outside world through sound and texture.
Sweet Home, Go! will be released via Pelagic Records in Europe on October 7th followed by a US street date of October 28th. For CD pre-orders go HERE. For 2xLP pre-orders go HERE.
As a precursor to its release, Ghost Cult is currently streaming the record's brooding title track at THIS LOCATION where you can also via the band's mini album documentary.
And if you missed it, sample the poignant sounds of "Red Wall And Black Wall" at THIS LOCATION.
In an extensive investigation of the record, China's CityWeekend reflects,
"It feels like there has been a spring tensioned on the bow of time in the past several years. The rapidly lapsing time gets people excited, but also chokes them. Decades as a counting unit are outdated. Life as we experience it is fast, and sliding out of control ... Is Sweet Home, Go! about surpassing the gulf of time? Yes, but a different kind of gulf. Music is always light and heavy, but it should never just be a quick energy fix or a mood enhancer.... what if the powerful flow of music could stop time and shoot us out of this cold abyss into the heavenly skies above, then drop us to our deaths. This is what the Dalian-based band Wang Wen says about their ninth studio album... It's grand, thoughtful, with sounds from everything in the world. Life is not immortal but sound can be. Wang Wen came up with the idea, were flexible with their creation process, and came out with a record that captures life and makes it eternal with their music."
Issues the band:
"Over the last few years, it feels like time has been spinning out of control. As time speeds by, it makes people feel an indescribable excitement but also a feeling of suffocation. Just as we become used to the ways of today, things change in a flash. The Internet has seemingly brought people closer together, but in fact, is has plunged us into the many deep cracks of space and time."
The packaging of Sweet Home, Go! is equally alluring boasting two different inner sleeves (printed on the inside and outside) showing through the die cut hole of an outer box sleeve, printed on special fabric paper and creating a total of four different front cover impressions, depending on which sleeve and which side is up. An additional 30×30 cm art book comes with the vinyl edition. This kind of attention to detail is indicative of a band that take outstanding care not only about their music, but also about the visual and haptic aspects of their art. WANG WEN professes a holistic approach to art, focused (but not solely limited) on their extraordinary music. A fitting listen for fans of Mogwai, Radiohead, PG.Lost, Sigur Rós, Explosions In The Sky, This Will Destroy You, Cult Of Luna, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
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