Depeche Mode's Ongoing Global Spirit Tour Has Played to Over 2.3 Million Fans

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Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode performs onstage during the opening night of the 2018 North American 'Global Spirit Tour' at Honda Center on May 22, 2018 in Anaheim, Calif. 

The trek has earned more than $187 million since its launch in May 2017.

Depeche Mode has recently kicked off the final stretch of North American dates on its Global Spirit world tour that has grossed more than $187 million since launching just over a year ago. $46 million of that total comes from concerts that have occurred since the beginning of 2018 on the English band’s treks through Europe and, most recently, Latin America. That gross from the first quarter of the year earns the tour the top slot on the most recent weekly tally of Hot Tours (see below).   

The European jaunt earlier this year was booked in arenas through the end of February, but the tour’s March swing through Latin markets - set primarily in stadiums - produced the top grossers. Sold out stadium shows in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Santiago are the tour’s top earners so far in 2018, led by Foro Sol in the Mexican capital city. The venue topped $7 million in revenue from a two-show stint on March 11 and 13. Venues in the other two cities hosted the tour for a single night, logging sales in the $4 million range.    

Depeche Mode began the world tour on May 5, 2017 in support of its 14th studio album Spirit. The opening leg included shows set in both arenas and stadiums in European cities. The first North American leg followed, running from late August through the end of October, and the second European trek began on Nov. 15. After the current swing through North America wraps on June 11, the group will begin the tour’s final leg, playing festivals in Europe during June and July.   

Even with two months remaining, the Global Spirit trek has already surpassed the $149 million take from the band’s previous touring effort: the Delta Machine world tour that included 99 headlining performances. Running from May 2013 until March of the following year, more than 1.9 million tickets were sold on three continents. The current tour has already drawn more than 2.3 million fans to 103 concerts, according to box office counts reported to Billboard.   

In its inaugural year, the Global Spirit tour earned a slot on the list of Top 25 Tours of 2017 – ending the year ranked No. 5 based on $123 million earned during its first year on the road.

 HOT TOURS - MAY 22, 2018
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported May 15-21
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 Jan.9-March 27
 Royal Arena, Copenhagen (1/1)
 Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (1/1)
 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)
 Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/1)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (2/2)
 Arena Nuremberg (Germany) (1/1)
 Bordeaux (France) Métropole Arena (1/1)
 Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy (2/2)
 O2 Arena, Prague (1/1)
 Papp László Sportaréna, Budapest, Hungary (1/1)
 Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna (1/1)
 Tauron Arena, Kraków, Poland (1/1)
 Atlas Arena, Lódz, Poland (1/1)
 Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland (1/1)
 Minsk-Arena, Minsk, Belarus (1/1)
 Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, Finland (1/1)
 Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia (1/1)
 Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania (1/1)
 Olimpiyskiy, Moscow (1/1)
 Foro Sol, Mexico City (2/2)
 Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia (1/1)
 Estadio Nacional, Lima (1/1)
 Estadio Nacional, Santiago (1/1)
 Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (1/1)
 Allianz Parque, São Paulo (1/1)
 558,048 (558,048)
 April 24-May 14
 SAP Center, San Jose (2/2)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
 Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla., (1/1)
 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
 Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
 160,012 (160,012)
 Jan. 6-April 28
 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)
 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
 König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/0)
 TUI Arena, Hannover, Germany (1/0)
 GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany (1/0)
 Arena Leipzig (Germany) (1/0)
 Arena Trier (Germany) (1/0)
 SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (1/1)
 Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
 Chemnitz (Germany) Arena (1/0)
 Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany (1/0)
 Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany (1/1)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (1/0)
 Arena Nuremberg (Germany) (1/0)
 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (1/1)
 Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (1/0)
 Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Germany (1/0)
 Ratiopharm Arena, Neu-Ulm, Germany (1/0)
 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany (1/0)
 Olympiahalle, Munich (1/0)
 Donau-Arena, Regensburg, Germany (1/1)
 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (6/6)
 Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv (4/0)
 Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/0)
 Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany (1/0)
 221,505 (246,530)
 April 15-28
 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (7/7)
 67,340 (67,340)
 April 28-May 12
 State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas (1/1)
 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/1)
 Bellco Theatre, Denver (1/1)
 Mandalay Bey Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)
 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix (1/1)
 Bojangles' Coliseum, Charlotte (1/0)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
 49,753 (54,044)
 May 9-10
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 33,152 (33,152)
 April 19-21
 Radio City Music Hall, New York (5/5)
 28,312 (28,312)
 May 15-19
 North Charleston (S.C.) Coliseum (1/1)
 Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum (1/1)
 Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (1/1)
 25,088 (25,088)
 March 27-28
 Manchester (England) Arena (2/2)
 32,433 (32,433)
 April 9-28
 Manchester (England) Arena (1/1)
 Brisbane (Australia) Entertainment Centre (1/1)
 24,136 (24,136)


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