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The synth-pop heroes return with 'Spirit'

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Depeche Mode have announced details of their new album ‘Spirit’ – along with a world tour, a headline set at Nos Alive festival and a show at London Stadium.

Next Spring, the synth-pop heroes will release their 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Delta Machine’ in early Spring. Announcing the record and tour at a livestreamed event from Milan, the band revealed that it was an ‘incredible sounding recording’ produced by James Ford.

“We’re exceptionally proud of Spirit’s sound and energy, and we’re excited to get back on tour to share it with our fans around the world,” said frontman Dave Gahan.

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As well as adding that they’ll be working with legendary photographer and director Anton Corbijn on the visuals for the album and tour, they’ll be hitting the road to take in 32 shows in 21 countries throughout the year.

Watch the live-streamed event and announcement from Milan below.

Among the shows, they’ll be headlining one of Europe’s finest festivals at Portugal’s Nos Alive – topping the bill on the closing day of Saturday 8 July. The rest of the line-up is yet to be announced, but Nos Alive 2016 saw incredible performances from the likes of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Pixies, Chemical Brothers, Biffy Clyro, Robert Plant, Wolf Alice and many more. For tickets and more information on Nos Alive 2017, visit here.

Read more: The story of Nos Alive 2016

Depeche Mode’s full upcoming 2017 tour dates are below – with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 14 October.

May 5 Stockholm, Sweden Friends Arena
May 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
May 9 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
May 12 Nice, France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14 Ljubljana, Slovenia Dvorana Stožice
May 17 Athens, Greece Terra Vibe Park
May 20 Bratislava, Slovakia Štadión Pasienky
May 22 Budapest, Hungary Groupama Aréna
May 24 Prague, Czech Republic Eden Aréna
May 27 Leipzig, Germany Festwiese
May 29 Lille, France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31 Copenhagen, Denmark Telia Parken
June 3 London, United Kingdom London Stadium
June 5 Cologne, Germany RheinEnergieStadion
June 9 Munich, Germany Olympiastadion
June 11 Hannover, Germany HDI Arena
June 18 Zurich, Switzerland Letzigrund Stadion
June 20 Frankfurt, Germany Commerzbank-Arena
June 22 Berlin, Germany Olympiastadion
June 25 Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico
June 27 Milan, Italy Stadio San Siro
June 29 Bologna, Italy Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara
July 1 Paris, France Stade de France
July 4 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Veltins-Arena
July 6 Bilbao, Spain BBK Live Festival
July 8 Lisbon, Portugal NOS Alive Festival
July 13 St. Petersburg, Russia SKK
July 15 Moscow, Russia Otkritie Arena
July 17 Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena
July 19 Kiev, Ukraine Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21 Warsaw, Poland PGE Narodowy
July 23 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Cluj Arena