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Depeche Mode Announce New ‘Spirit’ Album and Tour for 2017

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Depeche Mode have tentatively scheduled their 14th studio album, titled Spirit, for a spring 2017 release.

The band made the announcement at a heavily promoted press conference from Milan, broadcasting the news — as well as a few snippets of new music — live via their social media feeds. Tracked in Santa Barbara and New York with producer James Ford, the new LP reportedly features additional synth programming from techno star Matrixxman.

In addition to releasing Spirit, the veteran trio plan to hit the road for what they’re calling the Global Spirit Tour. The band revealed they’re beginning in Europe, with 32 shows in 21 countries from May through July. North and South American dates will be announced at a later date. A portion of the tour proceeds is being set aside to benefit the charity: water organization. For complete information, visit Depeche Mode’s website.

Depeche Mode’s Spirit announcement arrives several weeks after they shared the news of the impending arrival of Video Singles Collection, a triple-disc collection offering a career-spanning visual overview of their singles discography. That set, which offers 55 videos in all, is due Nov. 11.

News of a new Depeche Mode LP, while certainly exciting for fans, is not entirely unexpected. In January, band member Martin L. Gore predicted they’d return to the studio in April — and his comments came several months after singer Dave Gahan mused, “If we were to work in the same pattern that we have over the last, God knows how many years, I suppose our plan would be to go into the studio sometime next year and release an album some point in 2017. … I think we have more in us.”

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