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
Major news from the Belgian electronica act Metroland, known for their updated Kraftwerk sound. The band’s 2012 song “The Passenger” has been selected to appear as main song for the official Swedish Stockholm underground promo video.
The song accompanies the video which was made by the Swedish visual art company Familjenpangea for the official Swedish Stockholm underground. They won a gold award at this years Golden Egg Awards for the new Visual Identity for SL (Stockholm Public Transport). This can be compared to winning a Red Dot award internationally or a Grammy (speaking in music terms).
You can view the video on YouTube.
“The Passenger” is taken from the “Mind the gap” album which was released 4 years ago. You can order the normal CD version here (the 2CD boxset is since long completely sold out).
In further news, Metroland recently released the single “Synthetic Sound” (in 2 versions), and now they launch a full blown remix contest for a brand new single: “Brothers”. The single will be last single to be taken of the “Things will never sound the same” album.
The bands who want to pay their own personal final homage to Louis Zachert can now remix the “Brother” song. The best remixes will be chosen for the official remix single. Interested? Then download the stemms, midi-file and conditions right here. Make sure to send your files back and this before June 30, 2016.
Epictronic in cooperation with Pole DigitalPix and Firmline Network are proud to announce that Jamie-Lee Smit's official video for the song "Revivre" is out today via Vevo!
Video was directed by Pole DigitalPix, 'Revivre' is taken from "Mon Amour Monique" (CD/DIGITAL - Out Now!)
Belgian singer and model Jamie-Lee Smit; best known for being the vocalist of Gothic Metal band Azylya, is preparing to unveil her debut solo album. Her album "Mon Amour Monique", which was written, composed and produced by Riccardo Daga, will be released via Wormholedeath / Titans Lab
The record will be released worldwide in cooperation with a very strong label that will be announced soon.
The track-list is as follow:
Bye Bye You
L'amour De Freddy
Comme Un Soldat
Sur La Piste Des Elephants
Histoire De Serpent
Waiting For My Ghost
"Mon Amour Monique" is developed through an emotional mix of Indie Rock and New Wave deeply rooted in dreamy landscapes and narrating an heartfelt concept massively enhanced by dramatic French lyrics.
Azylya have released a critically acclaimed album and performed at big festivals like Metal Female Voices Festival, PPM Festival, Damen Of Darkness Festival and many more.
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