Depeche Mode Reveal 'Spirit' Album and World Tour

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Depeche Mode attend a photocall to launch the Global Spirit Tour on Oct. 11, 2016 in Milan, Italy. 

Depeche Mode announced the upcoming release of their 14th studio album, Spirit, during a press conference from Milan on Tuesday morning (Oct. 11). The follow-up to 2013's Delta Machine -- the veteran group's first for Columbia Records -- is slated for an as-yet-unannounced date in spring 2017. The album is being produced by James Ford. 

Delta Machine debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The group has racked up nine top 40-charting albums in its career, with seven of those reaching the top 10. 

Watch the press conference announcing the album and tour below:

The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour is slated to kick off on May 5 with a gig at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden and wind its way across Europe through a July 23 date at the Cluj Arena in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with North and South American shows to be announced at a later date.


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