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
As announced previously and after some audio excerpts, French indie-rock / progressive outfit Perpetual Escape just released it new full-length record called 'Into My Dreams', and available right now for CD and digital on Bandcamp or through the main legal platforms (iTunes...).
In addition to the official release, the album is also available for entire streaming at the same location.
Get your physical / digital copy and / or stream the full album on Bandcamp.
For the record...
Somewhere between indie-rock and progressive music, Perpetual Escape is a five-piece collective from Strasbourg area (France) born in 2010 with he aim to combine its major influences to create its own musical path. A months after its birth, the band release its debut self-produced EP called 'Heavy face' before to take the road for some live shows and then to write and record a second EP released in 2012 ('In search of light')
On Spring 2016, after months of work and getting a bunch studio and live experiences, Perpetual Escape released its long-awaited debut full-length album called 'Into my dreams'.
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Man Is Not A Bird, an innovative Paris-based quartet, are preparing to make landfall in the U.S. with their first international release, "Life & Levity". The four track collection includes EP title track which Nothing But Hope & Passon claims, "post-rock lovers can expect epic and distinctive sounds that team up with hypnotic shoegaze elements." Expect five minutes of cinematic beauty that doesn’t need to hide from the genre’s big players like Explosions In The Sky.
The much-anticipated EP will officially be available via Splendid (in partnership with Believe Digital) on June 3, 2016. Preorder is available now. Listen to title track HERE
Last summer, the fearless rockers undertook a 10-show tour of the United Kingdom, culminating with a triumphant performance in London that impressed a variety of industry insiders drawn to the band’s obvious international potential.
From there, the band went straight back into the studio to write and record the tracks that have become "Life & Levity". Previously instrumental, these new songs now find the band exploring complex vocal arrangements, while retaining their distinctive post-punk sound.
The band continues to tour internationally, recently road-testing "Life & Levity" with two trips around Germany and eastern Europe, as well as a 5 day run in Spain just last week.
Last year also saw the release of Man Is Not a Bird’s critically acclaimed debut mini-album, "Survived The Great Flood". The album was prominently featured on MTV Pulse Europe and French channel D17, and has over 500,000 streams on Spotify France.
After a sold-out Parisian launch party for the album, the band was asked by British Rock Band, Ride, to open for them on certain dates during the European leg of their mega-reunion World Tour. The tour concluded with Man Is Not A Bird's first visit to the mythical Paris Olympia Music hall, playing in front of a capacity audience.
Look out for remixes from French Touch supremo, Alex Gopher, Italian chaos monger SBCR from the Bloody Beetroots, Toog & Roman Kouder.
With the release of their long-time-coming second LP, "Wild", out now via Solar Flare Records, and as their European tour in support of the album underway, French noise rock detachment Pord now let loose the entire album with an exclusive featured stream at US music webzine, Scene Point Blank. From the sprawling backwoods and farmlands of rural Lozère, Pord displays a caustic but cohesive style of noise rock output on "Wild", the album showing a renewed musical evolution since earlier recordings, and the band's raging delivery here hinting at straight rock and roll on a number of songs. With a faster pace and precise execution, their taut and aggressive delivery remains intact throughout the nearly forty-minute venture, which was recorded at Rec Studio in Geneva with Serge Morattel (Knut, Tantrum, Ventura).
American Doom / Rock outlet The Obelisk praised "Wild", issuing, "Not short on atmosphere but sacrificing nothing in terms of efficiency in their pummel, Pord unveil a vicious strain of noise that's anchored by deep low end and positioned sonically for righteous defiance."
American Aftermath hooked the album up as, "40 minutes of intense, noise laden rock and roll that would make Amphetamine Reptile blush... dirty, rumbling bass lines and sparse, dissonant guitars that eventually lead into a hard rock stampede hellbent on causing blunt-force trauma."
Last Rites webzine comes in heavy: "This French trio has been making blistering, grinding noise rock for a dozen years... Their longevity leads to a tightness only achievable through hundreds and hundreds of hours of playing; the jumps are sharp as knives, cutting time signatures and musical motifs like the deftest of surgeons... Wild is a dirty album in all the ways that make noise rock such a visceral and inviting listen."
For all of September, Scene Point Blank is featuring an exclusive stream of "Wild" on their front page HERE and RIGHT HERE.
With the first gig having taken place at Freakshow Festival this weekend past, the bulk of Pord's Wild European Tour kicks off late next week, running from September 12th straight through October 11th, with two final shows confirmed at the end of October / beginning of November.
Wild is available on CD HERE and on black or swamp green/bone splatter vinyl HERE.
PORD Wild European Tour:
9/12/2014 Black Sheep - Montpellier, FR
9/13/2014 Le Studio - Onet Le Chateau, FR
9/14/2014 La Machine à Coudre - Marseille, FR
9/20/2014 Freakout - Bologna, IT
9/21/2014 Parco Belgiardino - Lodi, IT
9/23/2014 Deep Inside - Dijon, FR
9/24/2014 CCL - Lille, FR
9/25/2014 London Calling - Bruxelles, BE
9/26/2014 La Case A Choc - Neuchatel, CH
9/27/2014 La Caffette - Bern, CH
9/28/2014 Le Cafe Francais - Vesoul, FR
9/29/2014 Point FMR - Paris, FR w/ Hammerhead
9/30/2014 Mac Daid's - Le Havre, FR w/ Hammerhead
10/01/2014 Socquette - Nevers, FR
10/02/2014 Pinky Bar - Nommay, FR
10/03/2014 MDQ Turenne - Reims, FR
10/04/2014 Le Jardin Moderne - Rennes, FR
10/06/2014 Le 108 - Orleans, FR
10/07/2014 Le Zinc - Poitiers, FR
10/08/2014 Pavillons Sauvage - Toulouse, FR
10/09/2014 Akoustic Café - Nimes, FR
10/11/2014 Les Capucins - Lyon, FR
10/31/2014 La Coope - Clermont-Ferrand, FR w/ Greys
11/01/2014 MCL - Gerardmer, FR
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