Depeche Mode is music’s strangest phenomenon. Every few years, the British synthpop legends pop up to inject the music industry with vital and pertinent music. In doing so, the pioneers of alternative rock demonstrate why Depeche Mode is recognized as one of the most influential and prosperous bands in music history. Then, after revolutionizing the music scene yet again, the innovative trio fade into anonymity once more, never to be heard from until the next album cycle.
Now, four years after their last studio effort, Depeche Mode have returned with their fourteenth album Spirit. Released on March 17, Spirit represents a striking return to form for the band, as the record is saturated with the brooding lyrics and experimental hooks that defined masterpieces such as 1990’s Violator and 1993’s Songs of Faith and Devotion. As the topical lead single “Where’s the Revolution” demonstrates, Depeche Mode have turned their potent commentary to the political landscapes in the United Kingdom and the United States on their new album. Spirit follows 2013’s Delta Machine, which topped the charts in 12 countries and received unanimous praise.
To support their latest LP, Depeche Mode are hitting the road for a 28-date trek that will visit venues such as Montreal’s Bell Centre, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, and Edmonton’s Rogers Place.
If there’s one thing we know about the members of Depeche Mode, it’s that they know how to put on a show like no other. Be prepared to sing along to major hits such as “Just Can’t Get Enough”, “See You”, “Enjoy the Silence”, and “New Life”. At these concerts, fans turn up in droves, so be sure to get your tickets to music’s strangest phenomenon as soon as possible.