Today Depeche Mode revealed their future plans at a press conference in Berlin.
Their 15th album “Memento Mori” will be released in the spring, more specifically “at the end of March”, according to Martin Gore. It’s their first without member Andy Fletcher and the first to be recorded at Martin’s place in California. They also used and Los Angeles studio. Most songs are more or less finished and they look forward to finish the recordings.
- We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time. After Fletch’s passing, we decided to continue as we’re sure this is what he would have wanted, and that has really given the project an extra level of meaning, Martin says.
- Fletch would have loved this album. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next year.
On March 23, Depeche Mode will embark on a 42 date tour of 41 cities. This time they will kick off in North America, followed by a summer tour of Europe including Stade de France in Paris, the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Twickenham Stadium in London and Friends Arena in Stockholm.
The press conference ended with laughters – when asked if they have considered unplugged shows, Dave replied:
- We can’t really unplug because we’re an electronic band.