Depeche Mode, now a duo since the death of Andrew Fletcher in May, announced their return to the stage in March 2023.
A tribute to Andy Fletcher
Depeche Mode fans will be reassured. Many feared the end of the group after the death of Andy Fletcher. But on the contrary, the group of Dave Gahan and Martin Gore will pay tribute to Andy Fletcher, who died in May, by continuing the Depeche Mode adventure. The band will return in 2023 with a new album, soberly titled « Memento Mori » (which can be translated as « remember that you must die ») and above all with a major world tour.
A world tour
The news was announced on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at a press conference in Berlin. On September 25, the two acolytes had already shared a photo on Instagram where you could see a microphone. Nothing more to let fans think the band was back in the studio producing new songs. And who says new opus, says new tour. Depeche Mode has also announced its return to the stage with a world tour – the « Memento Mori World Tour » – which will stop several times in France in 2023. In Paris, the British group intends to set the Stade de France on fire on Saturday June 24, 2023 . In addition to the capital, the group will give concerts in the cities of Bordeaux (Matmut Atlantique) on Wednesday May 31, Lille on Thursday June 22, and Lyon (Groupama Stadium) on Tuesday July 4, 2023. For the rest of this 42-date world tour, Depeche Mode will travel through the cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Stockholm, Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Oslo, Milan and from Prague.