3/31/2017

DEPECHE MODE’S "SPIRIT" DEBUTS AT NO. 1 IN MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

DEPECHE MODE’S SPIRIT DEBUTS AT NO. 1 IN MULTIPLE COUNTRIES 

UPCOMING GLOBAL SPIRIT TOUR SELLING OUT ACROSS EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA, WITH SOUTH AMERICAN DATES JUST ANNOUNCED
Spirit, the 14th studio album from iconic, multi-platinum selling musical pioneers Depeche Mode debuted at No. 1 in multiple countries including Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and Denmark. Proving to be not only a fan but critic favorite, Spirit has debuted in the Top 10 in 15 countries, including coming in at No. 5 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Entertainment Weekly raves, “…an impressive new album that strikes a timely note…” while Under the Radar notes that, “the perennial group has hit yet another career peak.”

The album, available both digitally and physically, was released globally via Columbia Records on March 17. Spirit is available as a standard 12-track album. The band has also released a 2-CD Deluxe version of the album featuring a 28-page booklet of exclusive artwork and photos, along with five remixes created by Depeche Mode, Matrixxman and Kurt Uenala, collectively entitled the “Jungle Spirit Mixes.” The vinyl version of Spirit was released on two 180 gram LPs, featuring the standard album and a special Spirit etching on the fourth side. Fans can purchase Spirit from online retailers here:smarturl.it/Spirit.

Spirit (STANDARD):
Going Backwards             
Where's the Revolution                                 
The Worst Crime                              
Scum                     
You Move                            
Cover Me                            
Eternal                                 
Poison Heart        
So Much Love                     
Poorman            
No More (This is the Last Time)                                   
Fail  

Spirit (DELUXE):
DISC 1
Going Backwards             
Where's the Revolution                                 
The Worst Crime                              
Scum                     
You Move                            
Cover Me                            
Eternal                                 
Poison Heart        
So Much Love                     
Poorman            
No More (This is the Last Time)                                   
Fail          

DISC 2 – Jungle Spirit Mixes
Cover Me (Alt Out)                        
Scum (Frenetic Mix)       
Poison Heart (Tripped Mix)      
Fail (Cinematic Cut)                       
So Much Love (Machine Mix)     

Depeche Mode celebrated release day with an intimate live show for Telekom Street Gigs in the legendary Funkhaus Berlin. Fans across the globe joined the event via HD live stream; the entire launch event was streamed on Depeche Mode’s Facebook and Twitter (a worldwide-trending and world first global Twitter concert live stream), as well as on Telekom Street Gigs’ website in both 360-degree and 4K formats.

Prior to the release day event, Depeche Mode also performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and sat down with The New York Times chief music critic Jon Pareles for a Times Talk in front of a sold out audience at the NYU Skirball Center; view the conversation online here:http://www.timestalks.com/detail-event.php?event=depeche_mode.

Spirit marks the band’s first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) and serves as the follow-up to the band’s blockbuster 2013 album Delta Machine. Long time visual collaborator Anton Corbijn directed the video for lead track, “Where’s The Revolution,” viewable online here: http://smarturl.it/WTRvideo.

Depeche Mode will support the release of the LP with an extensive global tourgiving fans around the world a chance to experience the band’s stunning live shows. The Global Spirit Tour will see the band play to over 3 million fans in Europe, North America and South America. The tour kicks off May 5 in Stockholm, Sweden, stopping at stadiums across Europe before continuing on to North America in late August. Tickets for the European and North American legs are on sale now. The tour will then continue to Latin America in March 2018, with stadium shows just announced in six countries. Tickets for the Latin American tour are on sale soon. For more details and to sign up to receive announcements about upcoming tour dates, visit www.depechemode.com.

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