Depeche Mode's Global Spirit Tour will reach North American soil this fall, when the group kicks off a new leg of arena and amphitheater dates in Salt Lake City. Before then, though, they'll be offering a taste of what the tour holds with a performance Wednesday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Tickets for the tour, which wraps in Canada in October, will go on sale March 10th. The band is asking fans interested in pre-sale tickets to register on their website; those tickets will be available on March 6th. The band reports that the European leg of their Global Spirit Tour has already sold more than 1.5 million tickets, with many shows sold out. It will announce dates for a Latin American leg soon.
The tour ties into the release of Spirit, the group's first album in four years and 14th overall. Many of the songs on the album – including the recently released single "Where's the Revolution?" – address a devolution in civility that they've seen around the world in recent years. "I wouldn't call this a political album," frontman Dave Gahan recently told Rolling Stone, "because I don't listen to music in a political way. But it's definitely about humanity, and our place in that."
Gahan added that it was a sentiment reflected in the album title. "We called the album Spirit, because it's like, 'Where's the spirit gone?' or 'Where's the spirit in humanity?'" Gahan said. "We considered calling it Maelstrom – that was a bit too heavy metal."
Depeche Mode Tour Dates
August 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 25 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 27 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 30 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 1 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
September 3 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 5 - Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
September 7 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
September 9 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 11 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 13 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 15 - Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
September 18 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
September 20 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 - Amphitheatre
September 22 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
September 24 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
September 30 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
October 2 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl
October 6 - San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 8 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
October 10 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 21 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
October 23 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
October 25 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
October 27 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place