Depeche Mode’s new album Memento Mori out now and the world tour underway!
Legendary British band Depeche Mode has released its eagerly anticipated 15th studio album Memento Mori and kicked off the world tour in support of the new record with a sold-out show at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center.
Produced by James Ford, with additional production work by Marta Salogni, Memento Mori’s gestation took place during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in themes inspired directly by that period. The album’s 12 tracks chart a vast expanse of moods and textures, from its ominous opening to its closing resolve-running the gamut from paranoia and obsession to catharsis and joy and hitting myriad points between.
Early reaction to Memento Mori has been unanimously positive, with The New York Times citing the band’s “exquisite darkness,” Rolling Stone praising the album’s “characteristic musical beauty and lyrical depth,” while the NME and Uncut labeled Memento Mori “majestic and band’s most powerful work this century, respectively.”
Reception to the Memento Mori tour has been also overwhelming with shows quickly selling out across Europe and North America and over two million tickets already sold. Due to popular demand, the tour recently added dozens of new dates, including three nights at Foro Sol in Mexico City, shows at Madison Square Garden and Barclay’s Center in New York City and more, concluding with a multi-night run in Los Angeles at the Kia Forum and Crypto.com Arena.
The 81 date tour is on track to be one of Depeche Mode’s largest to date and is also well on its way to being one of the largest worldwide tours of 2023. For full listing of dates and tickets, please go to www.depechemode.com and/or www.fb.com/depechemode.