Depeche Mode surprises its fans with a new album and a concert in Belgium

Depeche Mode returns to business four months after the death of Andrew Fletcher. His fifteenth album “Memento Mori” is due out in the spring, before a tour that will pass through Belgium.

© Anton Corbijn

A photo of Martin Gore and Dave Gahan in the studio posted on Facebook. A video of the duo, all smiles, waiting for a Los Angeles-Berlin flight this Monday.… It was enough for Depeche Mode fans to get carried away on the Web. But since this Tuesday, October 4 at 2 p.m., the craziest speculations have led to concrete results. It is now official. Just over four months after the disappearance ofAndrew Fletcherco-founder of the group who died at the age of sixty on May 26 in St John’s Wood, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan have just announced their return to business.

A visit to Antwerp

Depeche Mode will launch on March 23, 2023 in Sacramento in the United States its world tour The Memento Mori Tour to promote its fifteenth album, “Memento Mori”, expected for next spring. After a few North American dates, the electro-pop group formed in Basildon in 1980, will start the European leg of their journey on May 16. If the stadiums (Stade de France in Paris, Mauroy in Lille, San Siro in Milan, etc.) are privileged in Europe, the meeting with their many Belgian fans will take place indoors, on Saturday May 20, at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. . This Memento Mori Tour is the nineteenth of Depeche Mode, five after the Global Spirit Tour which took place in 2017 and 2018. And necessarily the first without the late Andrew Fletcher.

This information was revealed on Tuesday, October 4 by Martin Gore and Dave Gahan during a press conference held in Berlin. In United City, Dave Gahan shared some details about the new album. “We started working on this record at the start of the pandemic. The themes of the songs are directly inspired by this period. After the death of Flecth (Andrew Fletcher, – editor’s note), we decided, Martin and Me, to continue the project. We’re sure that’s what Fletch would have wanted. Needless to say, his passing gave a whole new dimension to the record. He would have liked the end result.

Ticket sales start Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. via

In the Mosquito of October 12, we will offer you an interview with Martin Gore conducted in Berlin. He will return to the disappearance of Andrew Fletcher and lift a corner of the veil on the tour, the fifteenth album of Depeche Mode and his new working relationship with Dave Gahan.

Depeche Mode launches a tour that passes through Antwerp

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *