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Title: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:39:01
This thread will contain all news items regarding Depeche Mode's upcoming album Spirit and its tour.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:39:33
2014-12-28 - Sitges Infoguia (Spain) - ENTREVISTA ANDY FLETCHER

http://sitgesinfoguia.com/sitges-anual-magazine-entrevista-andy-fletcher-depeche-mode/
http://sitgesinfoguia.com/en/sitges-anual-magazine-entrevista-andy-fletcher-depeche-mode/

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Infoguía: That's fantastic! Please tell us something about the future plans and projects.
ANDY: "Well as you know we finished the tour a few months ago and we are now taking us some time, which means you'll spend long periods here in Sitges and that's good! Probably we will meet next year to think about a new album and tour planning our next year ".
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:39:52
2015-04-01 - Clash Music (UK) - Europa Hymn: Martin Gore Interviewed

http://www.clashmusic.com/features/europa-hymn-martin-gore-interviewed

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Talk of Depeche Mode's last album inevitably brings us round to plans for the next stadium-bothering record from Gore's band, and in particular whether 'MG' offers any clues as to what a future Mode record might sound like. "We haven't even got as far as talking about any kind of concept or sound for the next Depeche Mode album," he insists, with one fell swoop crushing the dreams of legions of fans. "The most that we've done is talked to each other and talked to our manager about the possibility of a new Depeche Mode album, which we are all in favour of, but there's no timeline or anything. It's way too early to know anything about it just yet."
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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:40:05
2015-04-07 - M24 (Russia) - Лидер Depeche Mode Мартин Гор

http://www.m24.ru/articles/70435
http://depechemodequest.tumblr.com/post/115755583670/day61-7-april-alright-children-its-time-for-me

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Finally, traditional question: when will the new Depeche Mode album be released?
- I can answer easily to this one: we have been working for a long time, and based on the four-year release cycle, the next album is expected in 2017. Frankly, I’m looking forward to the moment when I’ll start writing songs again. I miss doing that.
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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:40:49
2015-05-06 - the Music (Australia) - Enjoying The Silence

http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2015/05/06/martin-gore-bryget-chrisfield/

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While promoting MG, Gore has already started writing Depeche Mode material and one song is already “coming together”. “It’s the first song that I’ve actually started writing since I finished the MG project so it’s always good to get one going and get one under your belt,” he shares.
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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:41:04
2015-05-12 - Vice (US) - Depeche Mode's Martin Gore Doesn't Want to Talk About Synths Anymore

http://www.vice.com/read/depeche-modes-martin-gore-doesnt-want-to-talk-about-synths-194

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Do you think you'll stay with that concept for the next thing or will you continue to try to surprise us?
The next thing I have to start thinking about is, I suppose, a Depeche Mode album. I mean, I'm already writing songs, I've actually started going into the studio and writing songs now, not writing these instrumentals. I've started on that path. Assuming we finish another album, and it comes out, and we do another tour and finish that, it would be nice to do something different. People keep asking when Counterfeit 3 is coming out. It'd be nice for it to come out when people least expect it.
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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:41:17
2015-06-04 - MusicOMH (UK) - Interview with Martin Gore

http://www.musicomh.com/features/interviews/depeche-mode-martin-gore

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Gore is a positive presence in conversation, and it is easy to imagine him juggling a few different projects, all the product of a busy mind. The reality is different, however. “I find it very hard to multitask,” he admits, “and I find it very distracting to do one thing and flip flop between different projects.” Is time off a necessity, then, so that he comes back fresher? “It can help,” he agrees. “I literally started writing songs two or three weeks ago, but at the same time I decided to change my computer set-up, and so I’ve just finished one song. The computer just came with Yosemite installed, so I had to sort it out. It’s been a bit of a two week struggle, so as we speak I’ve just finished one song for the band.” For the new album? “That’s right!”
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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:41:39
2015-09-14 - Pitchfork (UK) - Dave Gahan Talks New Album Angels & Ghosts and the Future of Depeche Mode

http://pitchfork.com/news/61159-dave-gahan-talks-new-album-angels-ghosts-and-the-future-of-depeche-mode/

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He’s been very supportive, and I hope he feels the same from me when it comes to him doing his solo projects. I think he’s sort of eager at the moment to at least get an idea of when he and I will start work on another record, you know? I think Martin is really enjoying that process right now, and he certainly really enjoys a lot more performing live.
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Pitchfork: Is there a timeline for Depeche Mode to get back in the studio or on the road?
DG: I saw Martin recently. It was really nice to see him, and I’m sure by the end of this year we’ll sit down together and talk about making another record. I know he’s began writing and loosely I’ve begun writing as well with Christian [Eigner] and Peter [Gordeno] from the band, and also Kurt [Uenala]. But that’s a long way off. Later in the year—I don’t know, in December or something—I’ll go out to his place or something and we’ll sit down and talk about it. It’s always a big challenge. You have to really sit down and you have to have an idea: "What kind of record do we really want to make? Who do we want to work with? Where do we want to take this? Do we want to go on the road?" All that kind of stuff, and I’m pretty sure it will happen, but there’s no plan at the moment.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 September 2015 - 19:41:55
2015-09-26 - Q Magazine (UK) - Let's Do Lunch With... Dave Gahan

https://twitter.com/davycorb/status/647806492893184001

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-09-26%20-%20Q%20Magazine%20UK%20-%20Lets%20Do%20Lunch%20With%20Dave%20Gahan.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-09-26%20-%20Q%20Magazine%20UK%20-%20Lets%20Do%20Lunch%20With%20Dave%20Gahan.jpg.html)

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Gahan has just arrived back in the city from California, a state he now has more love for especially, you sense, as it's also the home of Depeche Mode founding member and songwriter, Martin Gore. Although the pair have famously had a tumultuous dynamic over the years, Gahan admits happily that their relationship "has really changed".
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Twenty years on, Gahan has found salvation in sobriety. He and Gore are talking about the next Depeche Mode record (their 14th), he's about to release a collaboration with production and remix outfit Soulsavers and he has a stable family life with his wife and kids.
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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 04 October 2015 - 18:48:42
2015-10-03 - Reforma (Mexico) - PROMETE DEPECHE VENIR A MÉXICO

[Photo uploaded by Engel Smith in Facebook group Depeche Mode Mexico - de fans para fans. N.B.: Martin Gore has also said in April that he feels obliged to tour South America on the next tour: https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-04-30_WARP_magazine,_Mexico_City,_Mexico.]

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-10-03%20-%20Reforma%20Mexico%20-%20PROMETE%20DEPECHE%20VENIR%20A%20MEacuteXICO.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-10-03%20-%20Reforma%20Mexico%20-%20PROMETE%20DEPECHE%20VENIR%20A%20MEacuteXICO.jpg.html)

http://tabascohoy.com/2/notas/index.php?ID=272992

PROMETE DEPECHE VENIR A MÉXICO

Dave Gahan asegura que el grupo incluirá al País en su siguiente gira
Luis Carrillo

Dave Gahan sabe que Depeche Mode tiene una deuda con México y piensa saldarla.
Por cuestiones de logística, y para no estar tantos meses lejos de sus familias, el trío británico decidió no incluir a América Latina en su más reciente gira, The Delta Machine Tour, pero el frontman confía en que eso no se repita.
"Esperamos verlos pronto. Nos aseguraremos de que la próxima vez vayamos por allá y hagamos algunos shows", dice el frontman británico, en entrevista telefónica desde Nueva York.
Tras los 108 recitales de dicho tour que culminó en marzo del año pasado, Gahan ha aprovechado el receso del trío inglés para preparar su segundo disco con el proyecto Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts, a publicarse el próximo 23 de octubre.
"Cuando escribes canciones, te topas con piezas de la vida con las cuales has batallado antes, y un álbum nuevo como éste, súbitamente, contiene gran parte de ti. Eso provoca la música, me hace ver dónde estoy".
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, como se hace llamar la sociedad musical, liberó ya el sencillo "All of This and Nothing" y tiene agendados conciertos íntimos en Los Ángeles, Nueva York, Londres, Berlín, París y Milán.
Después, el músico retornará a Depeche Mode para engendrar un álbum nuevo y emprender una gira mundial.
"Vi a Martin (Gore, letrista) recientemente en California y ya empezó a escribir algunas cosas, al igual que yo. No tenemos un plan al momento, nos veremos a finales de año, discutiremos y planearemos lo necesario para empezar a grabar el próximo año.
"Él, al igual que yo, ama hacer música. Una gran bendición es trabajar con quien nosotros queramos. Esa es la belleza de Depeche Mode. Depende de nosotros elegir con quién entramos al estudio y qué tipo de disco deseamos hacer", asegura.
A nivel personal, Dave se dice motivado para emprender todos estos proyectos, alejado de los excesos que pusieron su vida en jaque en las últimas dos décadas.
"Encontré la paz en mi vida y hoy me siento realizado. Mi única ambición a estas alturas sólo es ser mejor en lo que hago", dice.
En 1993 sufrió un paro cardíaco en pleno show; en 1995 intentó cortarse las muñecas; en 1996 su corazón se detuvo dos minutos tras inyectarse heroína y cocaína, y en 2009, cuando iniciaba una gira mundial, le fue detectado un cáncer de vejiga que pudo superar tras ser intervenido.
"Me gusta trabajar, necesito crear, lo disfruto y para ser un mejor padre, esposo y todas esas facetas, hay que pasar más tiempo con los amigos, la familia, y hacer música con personas con las cuales realmente goce componer.
"(La música) ha salvado mi vida. Cuando era niño, muy chico, como a los 10 años, la música me permitió sentirme seguro y a salvo. Era una guarida a la cual acudía para sentirme apartado de mis problemas. Cuando estoy en el escenario experimento eso. Es como respirar. Con música todo me hace sentido", dice el músico de 53 años.

Comparte su talento
El nuevo álbum que lanzará con Soulsavers contiene neuve temas, para los cuales Dave aportó las letras.
En 2012 Gahan colaboró con este proyecto que lidera Rich Machin, a través del disco The Light The Dead See.
Gahan es fan del personaje de Mickey Rourke en el filme El Luchador, por su historia de calda y rendención.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 08 October 2015 - 00:53:47
2015-10-07 - Clash Music (UK) - Dave Gahan Talks New Depeche Mode

http://clashmusic.com/news/dave-gahan-talks-new-depeche-mode

Dave Gahan Talks New Depeche Mode
"We're much more of a team these days..."
ROBIN MURRAY

Dave Gahan is the middle of something of a creative purple patch.

Depeche Mode released their well-received studio album 'Delta Machine' in 2013, following hot on the heels of the singer's full length collaboration with Soulsavers.

Since then, the singer has completed an exhausting world tour - and hopped back in the studio. Working once more with Soulsavers, the project's new album 'Angels & Ghosts' will be released on October 23rd, and is set to be followed by a select batch of live performances.

Clash was granted the chance to chat to Dave Gahan, discussing 'Angels & Ghosts' and much, much more. As the conversation drew to a close, though, we couldn't help but ask about Depeche Mode's current plans...

"No plans at the moment but I'm not ruling out Martin (Gore) and I being back in the studio at some point next year," he explained. "I know he's started a bit of writing and I've started a little bit of writing as well. I did see him recently and we talked a little bit about getting together later this year just to sort of have a chat about what that might be."

"Look, there's going to be another Depeche record. We're not done," he insisted. "We always have that feeling... after a tour, you're like: I'm done. And then suddenly this feeling starts coming up again, like, well we could have made a better record or we could have worked with that guy or we could have done this or we could have done that. There's still that nagging feeling that I have with Martin. And I think that between us Martin and I are just starting to scratch at something that's a little different between us. We're much more of a team these days than we've ever been, which has taken a long time."

So there we have it. A full Dave Gahan interview will be live on Clash shortly.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 11 October 2015 - 16:42:33
2015-10-07 - The Interview People (Germany) - Interview Dave Gahan

http://www.theinterviewpeople.com/index.php?id=413&tx_eleoninpdb_list%5Baction%5D=list&tx_eleoninpdb_list%5Bmode%5D=normal&tx_eleoninpdb_list%5Binterest_id%5D=2

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Q: How does "Angels & Ghosts" fit into the picture? Is this part of the big journey then?

A: I think so. I think that's not completely obvious at the time, but I think it's part of the fabric of what goes onto become whatever the next work is from Depeche Mode. It's kind of like - you know, Martin just did a solo album. And I know he really enjoyed doing that. I'm sure he'll do more. And the same goes for me. And I know that we'll probably get together later this year and talk about making another record together. And I imagine probably sometime next year we'll be in the studio making a record together. But what's important with that is what kind of record do we want to make? Who do we want to work with? Who are we going to get to be the programmer on this? Who can we bring in interesting? You know, I think that we still haven't really explored the idea of bringing our band into the studio, i.e. Christian Eigner, Peter Gordeno. You know, going into the studio with a bunch of songs that we can maybe begin to record together in a different way.

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2015 - 17:22:28
2015-10-21 - Krone Zeitung (Austria) - Zuerst Soulsavers, dann Depeche Mode

http://www.krone.at/Musik/Dave_Gahan_Zuerst_Soulsavers._dann_Depeche_Mode-Krone-Interview-Story-477941

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"Krone": Es gibt Gerüchte, dass du mit Christian Eigner ohnehin schon an neuen Depeche-Mode-Songs arbeitest?
Gahan: Das stimmt. Christian, Peter Gordino und ich haben ein paar Ideen, die wir schon mal zusammengeworfen haben. Ich habe ihnen aber vor ein paar Monaten gesagt, dass ich diese Ideen derzeit nicht genau weiterverfolgen kann, weil mein Fokus am Soulsavers-Projekt liegt. Ich bin mir aber sicher, dass wir bis zum Jahresende zusammenfinden werden, um diese Gedanken zu präzisieren und zu erweitern. Ich arbeite auch mit Kurt Uenala, mit dem ich schon für "Delta Machine" Songs geschrieben habe, an neuem Material. Wir haben auch schon ein bisschen aufgenommen, aber ich bin momentan in der Phase, wo ich diese ersten rohen Demos mal zu Martin schicken und um seine Meinung dazu bitten werde. (lacht) Ich hoffe eben, dass Martin und ich heuer noch zusammenkommen, um das genauer zu diskutieren, aber es würde mich nicht überraschen, wenn wir nächstes Jahr für eine Albumaufnahme ins Studio gehen werden.

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 November 2015 - 03:10:05
2015-11-08 - Jeannie Mortensen on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/138361455200/permalink/10156294092590201/

[A fan attended Andy Fletcher's DJ set in Copenhagen on November 7th, and wrote that Andy said that DM would go back to the studio in March 2016. Thanks to Kimmie (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1152) for translating this comment for this forum.]

Depeche Mode går i studiet i marts 2016. De elsker at turnere, så der skal nok komme en mere. Andy forstår simpelthen ikke hvorfor Alan forlod bandet. Men han hader ham. Der blev sagt mange grimme ord om en mand som er min ven. Jeg blev sgu ked, og gal. Han spiste mindst fem bananer, pakkede sandwich sammen til morgenmaden, og drak masser af hvidvin. Han er uden tvivl en særling... Men historie i min bog :) DM 4 ever.

Translation:

Depeche Mode is going into the studios in March 2016. They love touring, so there will be on more. Andy just doesn't understand why Alan left the band. But he hates him. A lot of bad words were said about my friend here. I am angry and sad. He ate at least five bananas, got his sandwiches for brunch, and he drank a lot of white wine. He is a special kind of person, without a doubt... But a story in my book :) DM 4ever
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 December 2015 - 02:43:01
2015-12-05 - Radio Kiss Kiss (Italy) - Kiss Kiss Weekend

https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2015-12-05_Kiss_Kiss_Weekend,_Radio_Kiss_Kiss,_Naples,_Italy
http://kisskiss.it/ascolta-le-repliche/sermon/4620.html

(...) "At the moment we're preparing to make a new album next year, and hopefully go on tour the year after. So when I'm doing this as a DJ, I think the next two years is gonna be Depeche."(...)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 December 2015 - 00:45:04
2015-12-07 - Musikkpraksis (Norway) - Gahan's Andre Akt

[Go here (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=891.msg19426#msg19426) for the entire article. HOME member 'bongokid' translated this excerpt:]

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About the following years of Depeche Mode recording:
Dave Gahan: The question is who are we gonna record with. We have produced three records with Ben Hillier now - it's time to do something new. I am sure old names will be brought up - Flood for example. Probably they will say no, just like us they have moved on since last time. One thing I have been wanting to do for a long time, since Christian Eigner and Peter Gordeno started playing with us, is to create a recording team that includes them, as we have so much fun on tour. Why not extend that to the recording studio? The truth is anything can happen - it's like an open book. But I am sure we will agree in the end.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 December 2015 - 17:41:24
2015-12-08 - HOME - Martin Gore and Dave Gahan at annual Charity:water ball... in New York!

[I wrote the article so I'm not sure how to credit the source, LOL.]

http://www.depeche-mode.com/2015/12/09/martin-gore-and-dave-gahan-at-annual-charitywater-ball-in-new-york/

Martin Gore and Dave Gahan at annual Charity:water ball... in New York!

Twitter user Alessandro Bandini (https://twitter.com/bandox/status/674269770418667521) has spotted Martin Gore last night at the 10th annual Charity:water ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and could not help but take a photo. Martin was joined by Peter Gordeno, and according to photographic evidence from the same Twitter user, Dave Gahan and his wife were also there. Martin Gore and his wife were part of the host committee for this ball. As you might remember, Martin joined Charity:water’s cause in 2012, and Depeche Mode supported Charity:water throughout their 2013 Delta Machine tour.

While Martin Gore supporting a charity is great and all, the more egotistical fan will wonder… Does this mean that the first steps towards making a new Depeche Mode album are about to be made? I mean, not only is Martin in NYC, but Peter Gordeno as well, and Dave Gahan stated in October:

“[…] I’m sure by the end of this year we’ll sit down together and talk about making another record. I know [Martin]’s began writing and loosely I’ve begun writing as well with Christian [Eigner] and Peter [Gordeno] from the band, and also Kurt [Uenala]. But that’s a long way off. Later in the year—I don’t know, in December or something—I’ll go out to his place or something and we’ll sit down and talk about it.”

and

“You know, I think that we still haven’t really explored the idea of bringing our band into the studio, i.e. Christian Eigner, Peter Gordeno. You know, going into the studio with a bunch of songs that we can maybe begin to record together in a different way.”

The evidence is adding up! Now we just have to wait and see…
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 25 January 2016 - 23:53:47
2016-01-04 Michael Lyons on the HOME forum:

[Michael Lyons is the brother-in-law of Andy Fletcher.]

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg657815#msg657815

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[The next album meeting] has been scheduled. West coast, USA. I don't know the date, but I'd expect it to be within [late January or in the first two weeks of February] or so.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 26 January 2016 - 00:33:50
2016-01-25 - The RobCast #68 (US) - Interview with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode

http://robbell.podbean.com/e/episode-68-martin-gore-from-depeche-mode/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA-Ce-KAKVI/
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2016-01-25_The_RobCast,_Los_Angeles,_CA,_USA

[At the very end of the podcast:]

Rob: There will be another Depeche Mode album?

Martin: We are planning a meeting in the next few weeks, and we are hoping to get started in April, I believe.

Rob: And do you have stuff swirling around in your head or in your harddrive? Do you have overall themes or ideas, or just specific little [hooks à la It's No Good]?

Martin: [...] Of course I got some songs finished and demoed, Dave's had some songs demoed, so we're in a good place, ready to get started.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 26 February 2016 - 00:44:07
2015-02-23 - Mojo (UK) - ALSO WORKING

[Scan taken from a website that illegally uploads PDF files of magazines.]

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2015-02-23%20-%20Mojo%20UK%20-%20ALSO%20WORKING.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2015-02-23%20-%20Mojo%20UK%20-%20ALSO%20WORKING.jpg.html)

Dave Gahan tells MOJO that he and Martin Gore have been discussing a new Depeche Mode LP. Both he and Martin Gore were devastated by the death of Bowie, he says. "Martin was really shaken up. He doesn't show a lot of emotion that way but he told me he didn't sleep all night. So I told him we need to just write something, we need to express that, and he was like  'You're right'. "Its that English thing, you hold back your emotions but when someone opens the door and says 'we should say something' you go Yeah, of course we should".
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 April 2016 - 19:51:26
2016-04-12 - Depeche Mode have entered a studio in Santa Barbara:

A family member of Andy Fletcher has said on the HOME forum that DM would enter a studio in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, April 12th. On April 11th, Jennifer Sklias-Gahan uploaded on Facebook a photo of her and Dave's daughter Stella, in which she was shown giving Dave a "send off" cake because he was going away to work for a month. On the night of April 11th to 12th, Dave was spotted at JFK airport in NYC (see here (https://www.instagram.com/p/BEFa7Q1imMd/)) and at Santa Barbara airport (see here (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204966304191033&set=a.1756803133585.75534.1644184549&type=3)).

Update: some photos by fans of DM outside a studio in Santa Barbara emerged in the following month, and a fan who took a photo with Martin in Santa Barbara on May 6th has said that it was the final day of that first recording session.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 May 2016 - 20:16:14
2016-05-09 - HOME - Depeche Mode are back in the studio

http://www.depeche-mode.com/2016/05/09/depeche-mode-are-back-in-the-studio-2/

Depeche Mode are back in the studio

by PeterToo

We’re thrilled to finally report that Depeche Mode are back in the studio. Working with a new producer, the band have just finished the first string of studio sessions on what is to become their 14th album.

Sessions began in Santa Barbara on April 12th and wrapped this past weekend. Work will resume later this month.

Looking at the schedules for “Sounds Of The Universe” and “Delta Machine”, the timing could indicate a spring 2017 album release and tour.

This will be their first album since 2001s “Exciter” without Ben Hillier in the producer’s chair. Hillier helmed the sessions for “Playing The Angel”, “Sounds Of The Universe” and “Delta Machine”, producing more than 50 tracks for the band.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 May 2016 - 02:55:59
2016-05-11 - HOME via Twitter:

[HOME is denying some of the rumoured next producers:]

https://twitter.com/homemode/status/730496695348408321
https://twitter.com/homemode/status/730496637848698883
https://twitter.com/homemode/status/730472001891139584

It's not Eno.

It's not Hillier.

It's not Wilder.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 June 2016 - 23:53:37
2016-06-01 - Depeche Mode start their second studio session again in Santa Barbara:

A family member of Andy Fletcher has said on the HOME forum on June 2nd that DM had entered a studio in Santa Barbara again, the day before. This session would be shorter than the first session, he said.

On June 9th, an electronic gear company uploaded a photo of Martin Gore and Kurt Uenala in a studio in Santa Barbara: https://www.facebook.com/analogcraftsman/photos/a.362884183783455.81993.362518707153336/1102414889830377/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 10 June 2016 - 02:11:20
2016-06-09 - James Ford is the producer of Depeche Mode's upcoming album:

Twitter user @Ultra_Depeche spilled the beans by tweeting:

https://twitter.com/Ultra_Depeche/status/740809442141278212
Quote
"Depeche Mode are currently working on their 14th studio album with British producer "James Ford" #DM14 #DepecheMode"

Depechemode.de then copied this info, but did not credit @Ultra_Depeche as the source, and just presented it as fact: http://www.depechemode.de/james-ford-soll-neues-depeche-mode-album-produzieren-42603

Then Depeche-mode.com copied Depechemode.de's entire article: http://www.depeche-mode.com/2016/06/09/depechemode-de-james-ford-is-producing-the-next-album/

While this is not official confirmation, it seems that the two biggest DM fansites are very confident in copying @Ultra_Depeche's claim.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 June 2016 - 19:43:00
2016-06-12 - PeterToo on Twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/PeterToo/status/742018055631409152

"I heard a rumour" episode 1: Work on the new album is progressing at an unprecedented pace. Very productive sessions so far. #depechemode
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 15 June 2016 - 15:29:10
2016-06-15 - PeterToo on Twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/PeterToo/status/742942469176893440

"I heard a rumour" ep2: Trusted forum member Patrisha tells us key tour personnel has been asked to be available from May 2017. #depechemode

Patrisha on june 10th: http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg664572#msg664572

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Confirmed fact by Fletch's Bodyguard: tour starts in May 2017  8)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 25 June 2016 - 20:44:27
2016-06-23 - Depeche Mode's second recording session ends:

Oh June 23rd, mysterious twitter user @Ultra_Depeche tweeted that the second recording session in Santa Barbara had ended: https://twitter.com/Ultra_Depeche/status/746002068469653504

This was confirmed the next day, when Dave Gahan was spotted at a concert in NYC: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHDOjpCBqRS/
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 July 2016 - 19:54:19
2016-07-12 - Excitermode on the HOME forum:

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg666067#msg666067

Expect random twitter pics from the streets of new York to appear this week ;-)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 04 August 2016 - 22:31:55
2016-08-04 - Chris Urriola on Instagram:

[No further details about this event are known. @chrisurriola later removed this picture.]

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIqYlp3gvqs/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/th_2016-08-04%20-%20Chris%20Urriola%20on%20Instagram.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/2016-08-04%20-%20Chris%20Urriola%20on%20Instagram.jpg.html)

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On set w #depechemode
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 05 August 2016 - 20:11:23
2016-08-05 - Excitermode on the HOME forum:

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg667062#msg667062

WayneUK:
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"Apparently, they are recording a new album ;-)"

"That would be an incorrect assumption Wayne. Now if you had of said 'apparently they have recorded a new album' then factually that'd be correct."

c-you:
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"The have completed recording?????"

"I think that's what's being suggested. There may be mixing etc ahead though."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 13 September 2016 - 20:46:15
2016-09-13 - Depeche Mode on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKTijyXAIzL/
https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/photos/a.148688865328.141865.26101560328/10155046243875329/?type=3&theater
https://twitter.com/depechemode/status/775755502781280256

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001010/th_2016-09-13%20-%20Depeche%20Mode%20on%20social%20media.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001010/2016-09-13%20-%20Depeche%20Mode%20on%20social%20media.jpg.html)

Depeche Mode:
Stay tuned. More to come...
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 24 September 2016 - 23:58:43
2016-09-20 - Depechemode.com - Site changes

[It seems that, since September 20th, the official site is slowly turning upside down, and its features are disappearing. Could this mean that a new layout is appearing soon, to coincide with a new album announcement?]

www.depechemode.com

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001020/th_2016-09-20%20-%20Depechemode.com%20-%20site%20changes%201.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001020/2016-09-20%20-%20Depechemode.com%20-%20site%20changes%201.jpg.html)

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001020/th_2016-09-20%20-%20Depechemode.com%20-%20site%20changes%202.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001020/2016-09-20%20-%20Depechemode.com%20-%20site%20changes%202.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 26 September 2016 - 20:14:37
2016-09-26 - dmplus on the HOME forum:

[Fan dmplus has met Anton Corbijn at an exhibition in Stockholm and asked him a few questions. Anton confirmed to him that he is working on the album sleeve and stage design of the upcoming album and tour, and that he has been working on the upcoming Video Singles Collection, and that he is planning to work on Strange and Strange Too for a DVD release within a few years. For the full report, go to this topic on the HOME forum: http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=31101.0.]
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 September 2016 - 01:36:30
2016-09-27 - Depechemode.com - Site change

[The site shows a clock that is counting down. The source info of the page shows that the title of this page is called "Depeche Mode. Coming Soon." The clock is counting down to exactly 14 days from now, to October 11th, 11AM GMT.]

http://www.depechemode.com

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001021/th_2016-09-27%20-%20Depechemode.com%20-%20Site%20change.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001021/2016-09-27%20-%20Depechemode.com%20-%20Site%20change.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 September 2016 - 19:48:19
2016-09-29 - Ticketmaster.de/Eventim.de (Germany) - Contest for tickets for press conference in Milan

http://www.eventim.de/Tickets.html?affiliate=ETA&doc=feature%2Flottery%2Fcampaign&campaign=depechemode&device=t&referer_info=TA-TGS-EV-20160929_22971&xtor=EPR-1008-%5BT3ED-POM-TGS-MAN%5D
http://depeche-mode.ticketmaster.de/?utm_source=ticketmaster&utm_medium=spotlight&utm_campaign=depechemode-gewinnspiel

Gewinnen Sie die Teilnahme an einem besonderen
Depeche-Mode-Event in Mailand!

Am 11. Oktober sind Depeche Mode Gastgeber eines ganz besonderen Events in Mailand, zu dem nur geladene Gäste, Fans und Medien Zugang haben. Die mit Spannung erwartete Veranstaltung beginnt um 13 Uhr und wird live auf DepecheMode.com übertragen. Dort und auf facebook.com/depechemode finden Sie auch weitere Einzelheiten und Updates.

Unter allen Teilnehmern verlosen wir 5x2 Tickets für dieses einmalige Event in Mailand. Die Gewinner sind selbst für Anreise, Übernachtung etc. verantwortlich.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 30 September 2016 - 16:49:02
2016-09-30 - Depechemode.ch (Switzerland) - Contest for tickets for press conference in Milan

http://www.depechemode.ch/index.php?id=123

Verlosung : Spezielles Depeche Mode-Event am 11. Oktober in Mailand

Depeche Mode sind Gastgeber eines speziellen Events, ausschliesslich für geladene Gäste, Fans und Medien am 11. Oktober in Mailand. Beginn ist um 13.00 Uhr und das Ereignis wird live auf DepecheMode.com übertragen. Weitere Einzelheiten und Updates unter DepecheMode.com oder facebook.com/depechemode.
 
Für diesen Event verlosen wir 5x2 Einladungen unter den Bewerbern. Gewinner sind selbst für die Reise bzw. Hotelspesen verantwortlich.
 
Sende einfach ein Mail an Wettbewerb(att)depechemode.ch mit Deinem Namen, Vornamen und Deiner Wohnadresse.
 
Viel Glück!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 30 September 2016 - 19:48:31
2016-09-30 - RND (Germany) - Contest for tickets for press conference in Milan

http://www.neuepresse.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Depeche-Mode-in-Mailand
http://www.maz-online.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Gewinnen-Sie-zwei-Karten-fuer-Depeche-Mode
http://www.ln-online.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Kultur-im-Rest-der-Welt/Gewinnen-Sie-zwei-Karten-fuer-Depeche-Mode
http://www.haz.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Musik/Depeche-Mode-in-Mailand
http://www.lvz.de/Kultur/Kultur-Weltweit/Gewinnen-Sie-zwei-Karten-fuer-Depeche-Mode
http://www.dnn.de/Kultur/Kultur-Weltweit/Gewinnen-Sie-zwei-Karten-fuer-Depeche-Mode-Event
http://www.goettinger-tageblatt.de/Kultur/Depeche-Mode-in-Mailand
http://www.waz-online.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Depeche-Mode-in-Mailand
http://www.paz-online.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Uebersicht/Gewinnen-Sie-zwei-Karten-fuer-Depeche-Mode2

Gewinnen Sie zwei Karten für Depeche Mode in Mailand!

So hautnah haben Sie Depeche Mode noch nie erlebt.
Wir bringen Sie zu dem speziellen Depeche Mode-Event am 11. Oktober nach Mailand, Beginn 13.00 Uhr.
Seien Sie bei dem Event mit dabei, das ausschließlich für Medien und Fans bestimmt ist und für das es keine Tickets zu kaufen gibt.
Medien und Fans haben bei dem Event die Möglichkeit, ihre Fragen an Depeche Mode zu stellen.
 
Das Event wird live auf DepecheMode.com übertragen. Weitere Einzelheiten und Updates unter DepecheMode.com und facebook.com/depechemode.
Unter allen Teilnehmern verlosen wir 1 x 2 Tickets inklusive Anreise und Übernachtung.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 October 2016 - 02:35:23
2016-09-30 - Depechemode.de (Germany) - Contest for tickets for press conference in Milan

http://www.depechemode.de/sei-dabei-beim-depeche-mode-event-am-11-oktober-in-mailand-46259

Verlosung
Sei dabei beim Depeche-Mode-Event am 11. Oktober in Mailand!

Am 11. Oktober sind Depeche Mode Gastgeber eines ganz besonderen Events, zu dem nur Medien, geladene Gäste und Fans Zugang haben. Mit etwas Glück kannst Du live vor Ort dabei sein.

Die Veranstaltung beginnt um 13.00 Uhr und wird live auf depechemode.com übertragen. Dort sowie unter facebook.com/depechemode erfährst Du weitere Einzelheiten und Updates.

Verlosung
Für dieses Event verlosen wir zusammen mit Live Nation Deutschland unter allen Teilnehmern 15×2 Einladungen. Für An- und Abreise, Unterbringung und Verpflegung sind die Teilnehmer selbst verantwortlich. Sie sind ausdrücklich nicht Bestandteil des Gewinns und müssen selbst organisiert werden.
Um zu gewinnen, schreibe uns eine Mail mit dem Betreff „Mailand“ an contest@depechemode.de. In der Mail nenne uns bitte Deinen Namen und Deine Mail-Adresse sowie den Namen und die Mail-Adresse Deiner Begleitperson. Einsendeschluss ist Montag, der 3. Oktober 2016, um 18 Uhr. Mit der Teilnahme an der Verlosung erkennst Du unsere Teilnahmebedingungen an.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 October 2016 - 02:39:05
2016-09-30 - Depeche Mode on social media:

https://www.twitter.com/depechemode/status/781871054947966976
https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155130095870329&id=26101560328
https://www.instagram.com/p/BK-_7guBqyF

Please join us on our Facebook page or (link: http://depechemode.com) depechemode.com on October 11 at 1pm CET for a special announcement, live from Milan, Italy.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 October 2016 - 21:16:42
2016-09-30 - Memphis Team (Germany) - Contest for tickets for press conference in Milan

https://www.facebook.com/dmpftl/posts/10210777978510054

Wir verlosen 5 mal 2 Einladungen für das spezielle Event, jetzt mitmachen und gewinnen :
Spezielles Depeche Mode-Event am 11. Oktober in Mailand
Depeche Mode sind Gastgeber eines speziellen Events, ausschließlich für geladene Gäste, Fans und Medien am 11. Oktober in Mailand. Beginn ist um 13.00 Uhr und das Ereignis wird live auf DepecheMode.com übertragen. Weitere Einzelheiten und Updates unter DepecheMode.com oder facebook.com/depechemode.
Für dieses Event verlosen wir MEMPHIS-TEAM in Zusammenarbeit mit LIVE NATION Deutschland 5 x 2 Einladungen unter den Bewerbern.
Gewinner sind selbst für Ihre Reise bzw. Hotelspesen verantwortlich.
Bitte sendet uns eine E-Mail mit Namen / Vorname / Stadt an :
Elvis@memphis-team.com
Betreff : DM Special event – Mailand
Deadline : 03.10.2016 20H
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 October 2016 - 22:15:03
2016-10-01 - Depeche Mode Fanclub on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/DepecheModeFanclub/posts/10153894917771027:0

Spezielles Depeche Mode-Event am 11. Oktober in Mailand:

Depeche Mode sind Gastgeber eines speziellen Events, ausschließlich für geladene Gäste, Fans und Medien am 11. Oktober in Mailand. Beginn ist um 13.00 Uhr und das Ereignis wird live auf DepecheMode.com übertragen. Weitere Einzelheiten und Updates unter DepecheMode.com oder facebook.com/depechemode.

Für dieses Event verlosen wir 3x2 Einladungen unter den Bewerbern. Gewinner sind selbst für Ihre Reise bzw. Hotelspesen verantwortlich.

Wir sind nicht verantwortlich für diese Verlosung auf https://www.facebook.com/DepecheModeFanclub/ die Gewinner werden per E-Mail benachrichtig! Wir übernehmen keine Haftung!

Gewinnfrage:
Auf welchem Depeche Mode Album befindet sich der Song ''Enjoy The Silence'' ?

Antwort + Vor- und Nachname + Adresse + E-Mail uns hier über die Fanclub Seite als Nachricht senden! Von uns werden NUR die Gewinner Daten weiter gegeben!

Viel Glück

Depeche Mode Fanclub Germany
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 03 October 2016 - 23:24:08
2016-10-03 - R101 (Italy) - Contest for tickets for press conference in Milan

http://www.r101.it/news/r101-ti-porta-all-evento-speciale-dei-depeche-mode_992.shtml

R101 TI PORTA ALL'EVENTO SPECIALE DEI DEPECHE MODE

Sei un fan dei Depeche Mode?

Ascolta R101 dal 3 al 7 ottobre, non perderti i momenti gioco R101 GOLDEN PASS: se sarai fortunato avrai in regalo un pass per partecipare con un amico all'evento speciale che i Depeche Mode terranno a Milano l'11 ottobre.

R101 è radio ufficiale dei Depeche Mode.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 05 October 2016 - 18:01:21
2016-10-05 - Il Giorno (Italy) - Tutti i concerti dell'estate 2017 a San Siro: Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Ferro e gli altri

[Please note that these dates have not been confirmed yet. Fansite DMFan.ru has also claimed today (http://www.dmfan.ru/viewnews.aspx?id=1501) that DM will play in Moscow on 2017-07-15, and 101dm.pl claim today that (http://101dm.pl/2016/10/05/lamiaca-wiadomosc-koncert-w-warszawie-w-czerwcu/) DM will play in Budapest on 2017-07-16.]

http://www.ilgiorno.it/milano/cronaca/concerti-san-siro-1.2567543

(...)

Per Ferro sarà un ritorno al Meazza, dove nel luglio 2015 si è esibito con il suo mega-show «acrobatico». Anche i Depeche Mode hanno in programma un grande ritorno al Meazza. Per il gruppo di Dave Gahan e Martin Lee Gore sarà la "tripletta" nello stadio milanese, dopo le memorabili esibizioni del 2009 e del 2013. Le date opzionate dai Depeche Mode sono addirittura quattro, il 27, 28, 29 e 30 giugno, tra le quali sarà scelta quella dello show milanese. Su sito Internet e profilo Facebook della band, il 30 settembre si parlava di un annuncio speciale on line l’11 ottobre "live from Milan". I fan italiani e meneghini del terzetto inglese si segnino questa data, ci sono sorprese in vista, dopo l’anticipazione dell’uscita del dvd The Video Singles Collection.

(...)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 06 October 2016 - 20:55:53
2016-10-06 - Depeche-Mode.com - Here's your chance to attend the press conference!

http://www.depeche-mode.com/2016/10/06/heres-your-chance-to-attend-the-press-conference/

Here's your chance to attend the press conference!
by PeterToo

We’re giving a lucky winner (and a guest) the chance to attend Depeche Mode’s press conference next week in Milan. The event will be on Tuesday the 11th of October at 13.00. If you’re unable to make it, there’s still a chance to win some goodies.
So what do you need to do? Well, we want to be asking some good questions at the press conference, and we’d like your help. You can submit your questions via email to depechemode2017@gmail.com. The best submission will get a spot on the guest list for the event, and if you’re unable to make it, you can look forward to a souvenir from the event in your mailbox.
So dig deep, and come up with some great questions.

Rules:
1) Your submission can include two questions.
2) Include your FULL name, postal address AND TELEPHONE NUMBER (very important)!
3) Be sure to make it clear whether you’ll be able to make it.
4) Prize does NOT include transportation and/or accommodation.

The winner will be chosen Sunday, 22.00 CET, and will be notified directly.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 06 October 2016 - 20:57:11
2016-10-06 - Radio FFH (Germany) - Geheimnisvolle Pressekonferenz In Mailand

http://www.ffh.de/musik/hit-news/toController/Topic/toAction/show/toId/80938/toTopic/depeche-mode-geheimnisvolle-pressekonferenz-in-mailand.html

Geheimnisvolle Pressekonferenz In Mailand
Depeche Mode haben eine ganze Weile nichts von sich hören lassen, jetzt ist es wieder soweit: Am kommenden Dienstag, dem 11. Oktober gibt's in der norditalienischen Metropole Mailand eine geheimnisvolle Pressekonferenz, auf der Bedeutsames für Band und Fans verkündet werden soll.
Neues Album? Neue Tour? Neues Bandmitglied? Die Rückkehr von Vince Clark? Was genau ansteht, ist noch nicht bekannt. Aber die Fans seien beruhigt: Es wird wohl - bei diesem Anlauf, den Dave und Co zur Verkündigung nehmen - nichts Negatives sein...
Mit HIT RADIO FFH zur geheimnisvollen Pressekonferenz von Depeche Mode!
Du bist Hessens größter Depeche Mode-Fan? Dann bist du vielleicht live dabei, auf der exklusiven Pressekonferenz in Mailand. Was werden Dave Gahan, Martin Gore und Andrew Fletcher verkünden? Wir fliegen dich nach Italien – zu einer der erfolgreichsten Bands der Welt: Depeche Mode!
Ruf Freitag früh ab fünf in der FFH-Morningshow an: 069/19725. Wir losen unter allen Anrufern aus.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 08 October 2016 - 21:16:28
2016-10-08 - Ticketmaster.fr (France) - Tickets for Lille 2017 for sale

[Several fans have reported that for about two hours, they could buy concert tickets for Lille on Mai 29th 2017 on this site: http://www.ticketmaster.fr/fr/manifestation/depeche-mode-billet/idmanif/387185. The page has been taken offline since then. (In unrelated news, several Polish fansites stated today that they are sure that DM will play in Warsaw on 2017-07-21, such as this site (http://101dm.pl/2016/10/08/koncert-depeche-mode-w-warszawie-w-lipcu-to-juz-pewne).) Several fans have posted photos of their Lille ticket purchases.
Photo sources:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/119831635205/permalink/10158399936560206
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154976123538912&set=a.10150442405628912.366005.580983911&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/DepecheModeTatooDevotees/photos/a.485406314849922.105174.485404714850082/1245921698798376/?type=3

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/th_2016-10-08%20-%20Ticketmaster.fr%20France%20-%20Tickets%20for%20Lille%202017%20for%20sale%201.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/2016-10-08%20-%20Ticketmaster.fr%20France%20-%20Tickets%20for%20Lille%202017%20for%20sale%201.jpg.html) (http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/th_2016-10-08%20-%20Ticketmaster.fr%20France%20-%20Tickets%20for%20Lille%202017%20for%20sale%202.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/2016-10-08%20-%20Ticketmaster.fr%20France%20-%20Tickets%20for%20Lille%202017%20for%20sale%202.jpg.html) (http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/th_2016-10-08%20-%20Ticketmaster.fr%20France%20-%20Tickets%20for%20Lille%202017%20for%20sale%203.png) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/2016-10-08%20-%20Ticketmaster.fr%20France%20-%20Tickets%20for%20Lille%202017%20for%20sale%203.png.html)

[This local newspaper has reported on the incident:]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/devoteesoftheuniverse/permalink/1518810261478213/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001026/th_2016-10-09%20-%20La%20Voix%20Du%20Nord%20France%20-%20Comment%20une%20grosse%20erreur%20nous%20a%20reacuteveacuteleacute%20que%20Depeche%20Mode%20sera%20au%20Stade%20Pierre-Mauroy%20le%2029%20mai.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001026/2016-10-09%20-%20La%20Voix%20Du%20Nord%20France%20-%20Comment%20une%20grosse%20erreur%20nous%20a%20reacuteveacuteleacute%20que%20Depeche%20Mode%20sera%20au%20Stade%20Pierre-Mauroy%20le%2029%20mai.jpg.html)

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/56489/article/2016-10-08/comment-une-grosse-erreur-nous-revele-que-depeche-mode-sera-au-stade-pierre

VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ
Comment une grosse erreur nous a révélé que Depeche Mode sera au Stade Pierre-Mauroy le 29 mai
Par B. MASSEBOEUF

Les tickets pour le concert des Britanniques au Stade Pierre-Mauroy ont temporairement été mis en vente ce samedi après-midi sur un site de billetterie. Une grosse erreur, à deux jours et demi de l’annonce de la prochaine tournée mondiale, prévue en grande pompe mardi à Milan.

Damien Castelain, président de la Métropole Européenne de Lille, l’annonçait récemment : le grand stade allait vibrer en 2017, prédisant « quatre à six concerts de classe et de rayonnement internationaux », sans pouvoir en dire plus alors. Il attendait les annonces officielles dans les semaines suivantes.
Parmi elles, on peut déjà confirmer le nom de Depeche Mode, qui évoluera en configuration « boîte à spectacle », le lundi 29 mai, trois ans et demi après un premier rendez-vous manqué faute de chauffage. Les places, bientôt ouvertes à la vente, iront de 59 à 89,90€.

Énorme « fail »
Tout était pourtant calé pour la conférence de presse événement, organisée à Milan mardi 11. Un teasing soigné pour faire monter la pression, avec un mystérieux compte à rebours sur le site officiel du groupe.
C’est là et pas ailleurs que devaient être dévoilées aux fans et à la presse les dates de leur future tournée mondiale et, sans doute, la sortie d’un nouvel album.

Un énorme fail en a décidé autrement. Ce samedi, à 13h, des personnes « initiées » ont pu acheter des places pour le concert lillois du 29 mai, sur le site de Ticketmaster. La vente a fonctionné pendant près de deux heures, avant d’être fermée en milieu d’après-midi !
Cette énorme erreur a aussi permis d’en savoir plus sur le nom du futur album, « Global Spirit » avec la tournée « Global Spirit Tour » qui en découle.
Il y a dû avoir quelques noms d’oiseaux échangés du côté de Live Nation ces dernières heures...


[And this website reported on it in video format:]

http://www.vip.de/videos/vip-videos/depeche-mode-dumm-gelaufen-468825.html

Depeche Mode: Dumm gelaufen!
Eigentlich wollte die Band die Fans informieren
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 October 2016 - 01:45:43
2016-10-08 - New photo has been leaked:

[Looking scrutinously at the exact moment when this photo appeared on all social media, it seems that this Tumblr user has uploaded this photo first: http://lelikblaster.tumblr.com/post/151527562964.]

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001025/th_2016-10-08%20-%20New%20photo%20has%20been%20leaked.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001025/2016-10-08%20-%20New%20photo%20has%20been%20leaked.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 11 October 2016 - 23:42:49
2016-10-11 - Depeche Mode - Press Release

http://www.depechemode.com/article/the-global-spirit-tour

Depeche Mode Announce Global Spirit Tour

Tour to kick off May 5, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden Depeche Mode’s new studio album Spirit to be released in early 2017

MILAN, ITALY (October 11, 2016) – Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential artists, announced today at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide lifelong fans and new fans alike with an opportunity to see the band’s ground-breaking and intensely emotive shows.

The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour will see Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe. The tour starts at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on May 5, 2017, and will play fan-favourite venues including Paris’ Stade de France, San Siro in Milan, and Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Additional tour stops include new stadiums for the band such as London Stadium, Otkritie Arena in Moscow, and Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European leg ends July 23 with a final stadium show in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Please see below for full tour routing and information.

Following the European tour dates in Summer 2017, the Global Spirit Tour will continue with shows in North and South America. The Global Spirit Tour will be the band’s 18th tour and will mark their first live performances in over three years. The band’s last tour, the Delta Machine Tour, played to over 2.5 million fans at sold-out shows across Europe and North America and was one of 2013’s largest and best selling tours. On the Global Spirit Tour the band will continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for Charity: Water toward their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.

Spirit will be the musical pioneers’ 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Delta Machine, which reached a top five chart position in 26 countries and the number one position in 12 countries. Spirit is being produced by James Ford, founding member of the band Simian Mobile Disco, whose recent production work includes albums by Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys. Spirit will be released in early 2017 via Columbia Records worldwide.

Speaking in Milan, Dave Gahan commented, “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.”

Having sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode refuse to become complacent, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and critics celebrating them as “still blazing trails” and “becoming more and more significant as time passes”. Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue this history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.

The Global Spirit Tour – Summer 2017 European Tour Dates

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
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 11 October 2016 - 23:48:04
2016-10-11 - Depeche Mode - Press conference (livestream)

[It was first announced on DepecheMode.com that the livestream could be watched there, but its server quickly crashed. Luckily the press conference was also streamed live on Facebook, where it did not crash and where the video can still be watched. The press conference started with a teaser that had snippets of songs of the new album.]

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/videos/10155177520110329/

[Towncivilian (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=788) transcribed the entire livestream for this site: https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2016-10-11_Press_Conference,_Teatro_dell%27Arte,_La_Triennale_di_Milano,_Milan,_Italy.]

Andrew "Fletch" Fletcher: "Hi everyone."

Dave Gahan: "Ciao, Milano."

Audience member: "Dave sei unico." (Dave, you are unique!)

Dave: "Exactly!"

Dave: "So uhm... you have to bear with me, I have some cards here to help me get through this. So first we want to welcome all of the press, and the fans, and all the guests who are here with us today. And of course, to all the fans online watching this live now. We appreciate being here today, speaking for Martin and Fletch and myself. We're really happy to be here together."

Dave: "I'm excited to announce that we spent the last couple of years writing and recording a new record. Don't all applause at once!"

Dave: "We've been working together this year in Santa Barbara and in New York, and it's all coming together really well. We're really pleased with what we're doing. And we've brought a really small sample here of what we've been working on to just give you a little taste of what we're doing. And we'd like to play that for you now if that's alright. Should be a little film. So, enjoy it."

[album snippets play]

Dave: "Thank you. As you saw, the new album is going to be called 'Spirit', and we're working to get that album out early next Spring."

Dave: "We've been working on the album with a new team, it's been produced by James Ford, and he's helped us to make what we feel is a very incredible sounding record. We hope you like it, we're very proud of it. Right boys?"

Fletch and Martin Gore in unison: "We are."

Dave: "Alright, well, I think that's about it."

Fletch: "Haven't we forgot something else that's happening next year?"

Dave: "Uhh... let me think about that..."

Martin: "Was it about the hair dresser?"

Dave: "Oh yeah, we've got to announce that we don't have a hair dresser on the next tour."

Dave: "We want to announce that we will be going on the road, of course, once the album is released in the spring. And we're going to be calling the tour the 'Global Spirit' tour."

Dave: "At this point, I'd like to bring out our touring host here in Italy, Roberto Di Luca, and our dear friend, Marek Lieberberg from Germany, to talk a little bit more about the tour. So thanks."

Roberto Di Luca: "Thank you, grazie. [Italian dialog regarding tour]"

Marek Lieberberg: "Thank you Roberto. I will now translate this..."

Marek: "First and foremost, it's Triennale Theatre le Arte, almost three years later, more than three years, but it seems to be that's the rhythm... and of course we're very grateful and very excited that Depeche Mode will be going on the "Global Spirit" tour. The band is going to reach out to one-and-a-half million fans all over Europe. It's going to be 32 concerts, mostly open-air and stadiums, in 21 countries. The last tour that Depeche Mode did, the 'Delta Machine' tour, it had about 2.5 million people. So in this, leg by leg, step by step, we go on and Europe is one-and-a-half, so I think that is an amazing figure. The tour is going on sale this week, and I'd like to tell you it starts off in Stockholm, Sweden on May 5th, it then goes to Amsterdam, to Antwerp, Nice, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Athens, Bratislava in Slovakia, Budapest, Prague in the Czech Republic, then our first German show in Leipzig on May 27th, followed by Lille in France, Copenhagen, (who put together this tour plan? sorry, heh), London at the London Stadium I believe that is; Cologne, Germany; Munich, Germany; Hannover, Zurich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, Milano, and Bologna. Paris, France; Gelsenkirchen, Germany; Bilbao, Spain; Lisbon; St. Petersburg in Moscow; Minsk in Belarus; Kiev in Ukraine; Warsaw, Poland; and finishing up on July 23rd in Cluj, Romania. Quite amazing. As I said, the tour is going on sale at the end of this week or Thursday / Friday tickets will be on sale, but really we want to open this up now as usual to the floor with questions from the media, questions from the Internet, questions from fans... and before we open that up, really Martin, I have a question, and I think it's very important, very dear to all of you, Andy, and Dave, and that's charity: water; I think this tour also is going to be for charity: water, it's going to collect money for charity, it's going to raise awareness; maybe you'll tell us a little bit about your charity: water."

Martin: "Yes. I also have some notes, even though I only have a little bit to say. [laughter] We want to announce that we will be partnering with our friends at Hublot again to continue our support of charity: water. If you don't know charity: water, you should. They're an amazing organization whose goal is to bring clean, safe drinking water to everybody on the planet. On the last tour, with our fans' help, we were able to raise over 1.4 million for charity: water."

Martin: "Those funds specifically brought clean water to people in Kenya, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. We'll be announcing more information soon on this important project, and how you can get involved. There are still a lot of people in the world without clean drinking water. The end."

Dave: "I'd just like to say one more thing as well, just a big thanks of course to... he's not-often-mentioned, but he's sitting over there, Mr. Jonathan Kessler, our manager, and ....... have helped put this all together as well. Without them we wouldn't be sitting here, so I wanted to say thanks. And I guess we're now going to answer some questions."

Marek: "We explained already people are going to raise their hands, and then we're going to have our wonderful helpers to hand them over the microphone, it's one question per person, they'll attempt it to be in English, which is the language of our press conference, and now Mr. Roberto Di Luca, please would you choose a member of the cherished Italian press team to put the first question to the band."

Roberto: "Okay, let's start down there ... Luca ... are you there? Okay, here you are. Do you want to start?"

Luca: "Thank you for the start Roberto, and thank you for being here in Italy to start this trip that is going to be very very long. I would like to know something about the aesthetic of what we are going to see, because every three years almost you do a new album, now this is going to be out ... I just listened to maybe one of the songs, is it true that the title is, I wrote to myself, 'Western Revolution', as you sing in the song?"

Martin: "No."

Luca: "And anyway... what about the text and what about the ... we will see on the stage, it's going to be really different from 'Delta Machine', it's going to be a change also in the way that you want to show up during the live concerts, and can you tell us something about the aesthetic also of the inside of the album?"

Martin: "Well, for the tour, we haven't really got together with Anton yet, who will be doing the visuals again, but we are meeting up with him in November and shooting some films. And I believe we are doing a video with him too. So, we don't really know what those visuals are going to look like yet. It's still very early days, I mean we're not starting the tour until next May, we've got a long time to go before then to arrange everything."

Fletch: "We're sure as well, that it's going to be as good or better than the last tour, that's what we're aiming for all the time with Depeche Mode."

Martin: "I just want to make it clear that it didn't say 'Western Revolution'. It was 'where's the revolution?' [laughter]

Dave: "We're asking you!"

Roberto: "Okay, grazie Luca. Grazie millie. [Italian]"

[Journalist]: "What do you think about the rock, is it dead? Completely dead? And, do we need now a different, a new vision about music, about sound, about words, about ??"

Dave: "Well, yeah, I mean, for us, you know, we're alive and kicking here. We're still making music together that we're really proud of, and we still want to perform that music for you, and I think collectively we still believe that music is one of the, possibly only, forms that actually brings people together into one place and you're all there for one reason, and that's to experience something that is moving. And hopefully that's something that we still continue doing. So, I think there's great music out there, you really gotta just look for it."

Marek: "Thank you very much. From Facebook, we have Tish Liob, who's asking, 'are you coming to North America?'"

Dave: "Yes. We will be coming. Yea, we didn't mention that, did we? That will be part of the tour, and I'm hoping also to get down to South America as well. So those dates will eventually be announced, we're still working on that."

Marek: "Thanks a lot. Next question here."

[Journalist]: "Pretty obvious question, when it comes to the title of the record, how would you describe the spirit of the record? Is it comparable to 'Delta Machine', is it more harsh, is it more soft, is it more melancholic, is it more sex, is it more ... whatever?"

Fletch: "Definitely more sexy."

[audience cheering / laughter]

Fletch: "That was a joke, actually. Maybe. I mean, at the moment, we haven't finished the album, we're still working on it, but it's sounding very exciting at the moment, we're very proud of it, and we think it's gonna be as good or a lot better than the last album, which we try and do all the time."

Dave: "We worked with James Ford, it's different, we've been working with Ben Hillier as a producer for the past few records and it was time for us to change that up, so James really kind of came in fresh, he had no real agenda and he's not just a great producer, he's a great musician, so he was able to really kind of guide us. Martin had written some great songs and demo'd them, and I had too as well, so he kind of able to like take those songs and take them to another level. It was really interesting to be working with him."

[Journalist]: "Dave, your shoes are stealing the show."

Dave: "I know, aren't they? [waves shoes, laughter] I got good socks, too! Thank you, thank you."

Fletch: "He always tries to overdo us."

[Journalist]: "As a fan but also a journalist from Budapest, Hungary, I find it more than amazing that also on this tour, you stop by at this small Eastern Central-European country; you could have skipped it by saying you've been there nine times already, given ten concerts, which is a Hungarian record as far as a major act is concerned. There must be a special bond also from your side; is it so?"

Dave: "I would say yes; we're very fortunate that we have fans all over the world. The difficulty is always trying to reach all of them, and go to all these cities and places; the tours that we do could go on forever, to be honest. We're very fortunate, and our fan base seems to grow stronger and stronger every time we put a record out. We're very grateful for that."

Fletch: "Budapest was also one of the... we were fortunate enough when the Iron Curtain was still there, that we visited a lot of these countries and it was a great experience. The fans really liked it as well that we'd come."

Martin: "I think that we were one of the first bands, I think; we were there in 85, in Budapest, in Warsaw, and Prague... it was not done back then."

[Journalist]: "Hello, I'm Peter Fisher from the Dutch / Netherlands website writteninmusic.com, are you also planning to do festivals next summer, or is it still unsure, Martin?"

Martin: "I think that's still ... you mean, the following summer?"

[Journalist]: "The following summer, yeah."

Martin: "I think that's still unsure. Like we said, we haven't announced the American tour yet, or South America, so there will be more dates added. But we just don't know yet, what they will be. Maybe."

[Journalist]: "Hi guys, I'm Julia from Virgin Radio. Thank you for being here. The guy over there, we're talking about war. I was thinking of all the shit going on in the world, at the moment, at this period; did it affect your songwriting and the atmosphere of the new record?"

Martin: "I think it did, but we don't really want to get in to the new album too much at this point because it's not released until next spring. So we'll be coming back to do more promotion and to talk about that then."

[Journalist]: "Good afternoon gentlemen, Sir Igor from Kiev, Ukraine; thank you for great news. I would like to ask you, I guess it's really hard, you've got hundreds of released songs. So I think it's really hard to choose them to play them at live gigs. Which criteria does Depeche Mode use to update the next live set / tour; maybe your personal opinion, maybe expert opinion, or maybe you use focus groups? Thank you."

Fletch: "We have sort of a Eurovision song contest, where we vote for songs and the songs that get the most votes are more likely to get in the set. But there's only three of us, so it's difficult."

Dave: "I think as well, we... for instance, we have such a big choice, and you can only do so many songs, but predominantly, of course... we have the new album, we want to experiment and do new songs, and that's always a challenge and it's exciting, and then we'll find songs that work along side those as well. I'm sure we'll be doing all the favourites..."

Martin: "And I'm sure we'll upset a lot of you. [laughs]"

Dave: "We can't please all of you!"

[Journalist]: "Hi, my name is Gabby, I'm from Warsaw, Poland, and in terms of upsetting, my question would be: what irritates you most in the nowadays music industry?"

Fletch: "I find it frustrating that smaller bands find it more difficult to get to the top, with very low record sales, and radio stations not really playing much new stuff. So I think that's very frustrating and sort of makes us very lucky that when we were around, it was totally different."

Martin: "We still are around."

Fletch: "Yes we are."

[Journalist]: "Hello, I'm Max, and first time I see Depeche Mode concert was from Violator tour, and I remember amazing songs of course but ... an amazing work you did with Anton Corbijn, maybe for the first time; the previous tour was Masses tour, I think? Anyway, what about the next tour, I mean about working with Anton anyway?"

Dave: "I'm sorry, if you haven't had an album before "Violator", we can't answer your question cause you're obviously not a true fan. [laughs]"

Dave: "I'll answer your question. We are going to work with Anton, as Martin had said earlier, and we've worked with him earlier this year, doing some photographs and started discussing ideas; album artwork, and how we can incorporate that into what we do visually as well. And like Mart said, it's a work in progress. Anton is, of course, a very busy man, but he wants to of course do something that is beyond what he's done before, and there's a lot of things you can do with technology as well. It's moved on quite a lot even from when we did the last tour, so a lot of that will be incorporated as well, I should imagine."

Marek: "We'd like to take a question from the balcony please..."

Fletch: "Is there anybody up there?"

[Journalist]: "I'm here, I'm here! Thank you so much. I'm Sonya Multury (?) from Italy, and I'd like to ask if you can tell us something about very funny moments or special moments that happened during the recording of the album. Thank you so much, and welcome back."

Dave: "It's really hard when you can't see someone who's answering the question, but... if anyone's got a flashlight or something... where are you? Hi!"

Dave: "Well, you know, loads of great things happen when you're recording. For me, it's quite often when it's a bit spontaneous as well, like you get an unexpected surprise. There was one point during the recording when James Ford, the producer, discovered that there was a pedal steel guitar of Martin's, in the studio, and I think he taught himself how to play it within a day."

Martin: "I think it was an hour!"

Dave: "Yeah, and it found its way to quite a few of the songs. It's always exciting in the studio because Martin brings in a lot of his equipment from his own studio, so we have tons of stuff to play with. Like we said, we worked with a completely new team as well. When things come together, and they are coming together quite quickly with James, he likes to work fast, he likes to get ideas flowing fast, so there's plenty of moments."

Marek: "Thank you. We return now to the gentleman here..."

[Journalist]: "Hi guys, <name>, Italia. How would you describe the chemistry within the band after so many years of music, and are there some key factors that drove you to make this record, even some notable personal factors from all of you?"

Martin: "Like we said, it's difficult for us to talk too much about the new album without giving too much away, too early. We like making music, so that's why we get together and we make albums. We have fun doing it. That's about all we can say at this point."

Dave: "There's a chemistry that happens, and you're never sure of when you go back into the studio again, after all these years and all the music we've made together, you don't really know what's going to happen or if that the chemistry between us is still going to be there. It's not something you can really talk about; there is something ... music is magic, it can be, and when it all comes together, you feel it. And then once again when we take that to the next level and we go on stage and we perform that, it takes on another life, and of course you're involved in that, because we get to then all be part of something together. We're excited to see what's going to happen with this stuff."

Fletch: "It's quite nice, the two halves of our career. The first half, the creative part in the studio, and then followed by the tour, which is completely a different type of thing altogether. It makes being in a band really good."

Martin: "It's weird, because when we're making music, we're kind of isolated. And we actually jumped today when we came out of the hotel and there was a whole load of fans scream suddenly. We're not used to that, cause we've been away from it for quite a while. [laughs] But we'll get used to it again. [laughs]"

Marek: "Thank you very much. We return to fan from Leipzig! Here you go."

[Fan]: "Hello guys, my name is Bianca, I'm from Leipzig in Germany. My question is, especially to Dave and Martin too, sorry Fletch, have you already on stage forgotten the text from an old or a new song, and if yes, what do you do then? How do you react?"

Martin: [quietly to Dave] "Have you forgotten words to a song ..."

Dave: "Oh, yeah, lots. Fortunately, quite often, I can't see that far without my glasses on now... usually, the first few rows, they're singing everything anyway, so I just kind of copy them. Or make it up."

Marek: "The fans on the balcony, please, we can't see a thing, maybe we put a little light up there..."

[Journalist]: "Hello, I'm here, ... I'm Mr. Filpetti from <?>. I have two short questions: the first one being: what makes you keep making more new music after more than 35 years together? The second one is, in the industry, the new fashion seems to be the reunions of bands. So, is there any chance of Alan coming back with you? Thanks."

Dave: "That was a lot of questions, wasn't it? I forgot the first part already... yes and no!"

Dave: "We've been lucky; for the last almost 20 years now, we've had Peter Gordeno and Christian Eigner playing with us ... you can put the light on them, I think they're down there somewhere, there are a couple journalists that look suspiciously like Peter Gordeno and Christian Eigner, oh yeah, they are! ... so, that question's kind of redundant really, but we're very lucky to have them play with us for so long."

[Journalist]: "Okay, hello, this is Svetlana from Germany, Germany television... okay, to Dave: first of all, Andy and Martin, you look marvelous, ageless..."

Fletch: "Dave, you look a bit older..."

Dave: "I'm working on it, I'm sorry."

[Journalist]: "No, no... Dave, I wanted to ask you, because we are talking about forgetting, I am wondering if you are still able to make this move, you know, this shaking hip, swinging ... are you still able, I suppose a lot of ladies would like to see it. Would you, could you?"

Dave: "Well, you have it down pretty well, you can come up here and show everyone if you'd like. But no, I'm still in good form, I'm good to go."

Dave: "I'm glad you noticed though, thank you."

[Journalist]: "Hello, my name is Jenna from Germany. Nice to be here. I have a question: you've played with a lot of bands and supporting acts. My question is, is your taste of music an influence for the supporting acts, or are there bands who you'd like to say 'yes, I'd like to play with them!'"

Fletch: "I think there's a bit of both there, sometimes it's bands that we like, but it's bands that we choose. They're not bands that other people choose for us. And it can be dangerous if you're a support band for Depeche Mode, with our rabid fans."

Marek: "If you have further questions, just raise your hands, because we're sort of reaching the end of our ..."

Dave: "How about this gentleman right down here, he's had his hand up a few times... yeah, you, he'll be next, alright, you're next!"

[Journalist]: "Hi guys, I'm Roberto from Czech Republic. A lot of your fans are touring with you across Europe and across the world, including me. When I read their feedback on your shows, it's very positive, always. My feedback is always positive. Thank you for the shows. But a lot of them have one big wish: surprises during the show. Some changes in the set list. What are your plans for the next tour? I mean, changes such as 'Blasphemous Rumours', 'Something To Do', to add to your set list. Thank you."

Dave: "As we've said before, we'll be touring with the new album 'Spirit', and obviously we want to perform some songs from that album. And then we'll pick a bunch of songs that we would like to do. We usually rehearse a lot of songs, and once we've locked in to the set we want to do, it changes a little now and again. Especially if visuals are incorporated with certain songs, there's a reason for that; there's a reason that we're putting on a show in a certain way and that we want people to see that like that, because there's a performance that begins here, it has an arc, and that's where it ends. So, I think there's room within the set to sometimes alternate some songs that feel they're in the same tempo possibly. It's important that when we're presenting a show that we feel that it's to our strength and what we're doing. It's not like we're playing little clubs and we can change the set every night..."

Fletch: "We've got over 200 songs, and we can't play for six or seven hours. And we do try and incorporate some old songs, but we can't incorporate every old song, obviously."

Martin: "We have noticed though, there are quite a few fans that follow us around. In fact, wherever we are, we look out into the first few rows, and it's usually the same people! [laughs]"

[Journalist]: "Hi, my name is Martin. The sample we have heard sounds rather apocalyptic to me. Does the record reflect the state of the world as we know it now, or can we expect a political album..."

Fletch: "Or the way it will be ..."

Dave: "I think that you have to wait and see really, as we said, we're still forming that, but it's definitely I think, a very uplifting and thought-provoking feel and sound to this record."

Fletch: "There is a lot of things happening around the world at the moment, particularly now, and it's hard to completely ignore it completely."

[Journalist]: "My name is Teresa, I'm coming from Portugal. You're going back to Lisbon once again, you have fans there in Portugal from the 50th to the 15. So, with this kind of music, with this new album, are you looking for the youngest people, because it seems to be very powerful also."

Martin: "I think we've always been very fortunate that somehow, our music does appeal to young people as well as the people that have grown with us. We have no idea how that happens, we are very fortunate that it does. Maybe we've been around long enough now that people are just playing, you know, the older generation are playing it to their children, forcing it on their children... it's amazing, we look out into the audiences, and we have 15, 16, 17 year olds there, and that's great."

Marek: "Thank you so much, Dave, Martin, and Fletch, and thank you for being so open and answering all these questions. And by the way, there are some old things that Depeche Mode are carrying around, and that's me! I'm very grateful about that. Thank you very much guys. Thank you everybody here at Teatro dell'Arte. We'll see you on the tour, thank you!"
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 11 October 2016 - 23:58:03
2016-10-11 - Eventim/Ticketmaster/LiveNation (Germany) - Ticket Commercial

https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationGSA/videos/332821567072335/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9hh7tOB7TM
http://www.eventim.de/depeche-mode-Tickets.html?affiliate=ZEE&doc=artistPages%2Foverview&fun=artist&action=overview&kuid=144

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/M9hh7tOB7TM/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/M9hh7tOB7TM/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/M9hh7tOB7TM/3.jpg)
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 00:00:05
2016-10-11 - RTL2 (France) - Le Drive

[Mathilde Courjeau went to the press conference and says that she did an interview with Martin and Andy that day and will do an interview with Dave the next day.]

http://www.rtl2.fr/actu/ledrivertl2-du-11-octobre-2016-7785233115



2016-10-11 - Mixmag (UK) - DEPECHE MODE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WITH JAMES FORD AND MATRIXXMAN

http://mixmag.net/read/depeche-mode-announce-new-album-with-james-ford-and-matrixxman-news

DEPECHE MODE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WITH JAMES FORD AND MATRIXXMAN
'Spirit' is due this coming spring alongside a worldwide tour
SYDNEY MEGAN JOW

Synth masters Depeche Mode have announced their next album, 'Spirit', with a repertoire of impressive producers.
'Spirit' will be Depeche Mode's 14th studio album. This time around, the band has enlisted James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco as the lead producer, with the dark and intense Matrixxman giving his hand on a number of tracks.
The upcoming work will follow 2013's 'Delta Machine', produced by 140dB's Ben Hillier.
Depeche Mode plans to embark on a tremendous 32-show tour around the world, running parallel to the album's release. The Global Spirit series will stop at 21 stadium venues and kicks off this coming May.
'Spirit' is set to release in spring 2017 on Columbia Records.
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 00:07:38
2016-10-11 - P3 (Sweden) - Musikguiden i P3

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/790870?programid=4067

Depeche Mode - ett av världens mest inflytelserika band
Idag höll Depeche Mode en presskonferens och meddelade om nytt album och världsturné med start i Sverige. Ikväll kollar vi närmare på de brittiska synthlegendarerna och hur de influerat modern musik.
Det blir även livemusik med Shura från spelningen på Debaser och självklart godbitarna av den bästa nya musiken.
I studion: Tina Mehrafzoon och Jackie Zan.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 00:12:59
2016-10-11 - Sky (Italy) - Depeche Mode, un nuovo album e il Global Spirit Tour

http://video.sky.it/news/spettacolo/depeche-mode-un-nuovo-album-e-il-global-spirit-tour/v304642.vid
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 00:27:51
2016-10-11 - Concert.ua (Ukraine) - Depeche Mode. Global Spirit Tour. Kyiv, 19.07.2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2-1OQJdK0k
https://www.concert.ua/eventpage/depeche-mode

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/B2-1OQJdK0k/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/B2-1OQJdK0k/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/B2-1OQJdK0k/3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 00:32:14
2016-10-11 - DPA (Germany) - Depeche Mode kündigt neue Platte an

https://www.dpa-video.com/video/14654971/depeche-mode-kundigt-neue-platte-an
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/depeche-mode-kuendigt-neue-platte-an-1.3201077
http://video.mittelbayerische.de/detail/videos/aktuelles/video/5165290117001/depeche-mode-k%C3%BCndigt-neue-platte-an
http://www.wormser-zeitung.de/mediathek/videos/aktuelles/depeche-mode-kuendigt-neue-platte-an_5165145436001.htm
http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/mediathek/videos/aktuelles/depeche-mode-kuendigt-neue-platte-an_5165145436001.htm

Depeche Mode kündigt neue Platte an
Nach knapp drei Jahren will die britische Synthie-Pop-Band Depeche Mode im Frühjahr 2017 ein neues Album veröffentlichen. «Wir könnten immer weitermachen», sagte Frontmann und Sänger Dave Gahan bei einer Pressekonferenz in Mailand.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 00:50:32
2016-10-11 - LiveNation (Poland) - Ticket Commercial

https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationPL/videos/10154381854952631/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz9L_ASK8_w

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/mz9L_ASK8_w/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/mz9L_ASK8_w/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/mz9L_ASK8_w/3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 01:06:04
2016-10-11 - Antena 1 (Romania) - Observator

[There is an error with this video, because they uploaded a completely different report.]

http://observator.tv/eveniment/trupa-depeche-mode-va-concerta-la-cluj-187846.html
http://antenaplay.ro/v/JzFS1kJC8Tx

Trupa Depeche Mode va concerta la Cluj

E oficial! Trupa Depeche Mode pleacă în turneu la anul şi va concerta şi în România. Într-o conferinţă de presă care a avut loc azi la Milano, membrii formaţiei britanice au anunţat toate datele etapei europene a turneului "Global Spirit".
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 01:13:54
2016-10-11 - Rolling Stone (US) - Depeche Mode Plan New Album 'Spirit,' 2017 Tour

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/depeche-mode-plan-new-album-spirit-2017-tour-w444233

Depeche Mode Plan New Album 'Spirit,' 2017 Tour
Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford helped band create "incredible sounding record"

Depeche Mode announced their new album Spirit will be released in spring 2017. The group will follow the release of the LP with a 32-date European Global Spirit Tour, which begins May 5th in Stockholm, Sweden and ends July 23 in Cluj, Romania.

"We're working on the album with a new team: it's produced by James Ford [of Simian Mobile Disco], and he's helped us to make what we feel is a very incredible sounding record," said Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan. "He was able to really guide us."
Proceeds from the tour will raise money for charity:water. "If you don't know charity:water, you should," guitarist Martin Gore said. "They're an amazing organization whose goal is to bring clean, safe drinking water to everybody on the planet. On the last tour, with our fans' help, we were able to raise over $1.4 million for charity:water. Those funds specifically brought clean water to people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda."
On November 11th, Depeche Mode will also release Video Singles Collection, a retrospective that compiles the group's entire videography from 1981 to 2013. "It's been amazing to go back and relive all the experiences and memories these videos evoke after all these years," the band said in a statement. "It's incredible to have all our videos finally together in one place, and we're hoping our fans enjoy this journey through time as much as we did."
The last Depeche Mode album, Delta Machine, came out in 2013.
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 01:47:39
2016-10-11 - AFP (France) - Nouvel album, nouvelle tournée: Depeche Mode profite de sa "liberté"

http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/musique/rock/depeche-mode-partir-en-tournee-nous-a-manque-247227
http://www.lepoint.fr/culture/nouvel-album-nouvelle-tournee-depeche-mode-profite-de-sa-liberte-12-10-2016-2075241_3.php
http://www.la-croix.com/Culture/Nouvel-album-nouvelle-tournee-Depeche-Mode-profite-de-sa-liberte-2016-10-11-1300795598
http://actu.orange.fr/societe/culture/nouvel-album-nouvelle-tournee-depeche-mode-profite-de-sa-liberte-CNT000000v8id7.html

Depeche Mode : "Partir en tournée nous a manqué"
Par Culturebox (avec AFP)

Le groupe britannique Depeche Mode a annoncé mardi à Milan la sortie en 2017 d'un nouvel album baptisé "Spirit". Il sera assorti d'une grande tournée du 5 mai au 23 juillet en Europe, qui passera par Nice le 12 mai, à Lille le 29 mai et à Paris le 1er juillet. Martin Gore et Andy Fletcher éclairent cette actualité dans l'entretien ci-dessous.

Plus de 35 ans de carrière, un 14e album, qu'est-ce qui a changé ?
Martin Gore: Les 10 premières années, nous sortions quasiment un album par an et nous partions en tournée avec. Les tournées n'étaient pas si grandes, c'était un peu plus facile. Mais sortir un album par an, c'est beaucoup de pression. Cela requiert beaucoup de créativité et peut-être que tu peux le faire quand tu es plus jeune. Quand tu es plus âgé, tu as besoin de davantage de temps pour maintenir les standards de l'album. Nous avons toujours essayé de maintenir la qualité à un niveau élevé et d'enregistrer des chansons que nous aimions. Et nous avons de la chance car nous continuons de séduire les jeunes, pas seulement les gens qui ont grandi avec nous, les fans des années 1980.
Andy Fletcher: Il y a 30 ans, nous étions dans une situation très différente: nous essayions de faire quelque chose de toujours plus grand... Ces 20 dernières années, nous avons fait un album et une tournée tous les quatre ans, c'est plus sympa et relaxant. Je pense que nous sommes plus libres désormais. Nous avons une règle: chaque album doit être enregistré durant une élection américaine (rires), c'était le cas pour les quatre derniers albums.
 
Où et comment a été réalisé "Spirit"?
Andy Fletcher: Il a été réalisé pour moitié à Santa Barbara et le reste à New York. C'est là que nous avions enregistré les quatre derniers albums, parce que c'est là que Dave et Martin habitent. Nous n'avons pas encore fini d'enregister. Dave a apporté trois ou quatre chansons (...) très bonnes.
 Martin Gore: Nous travaillons comme un groupe en studio sur toutes les chansons, celles de Dave comme les miennes. Nous essayons de suivre tout ce qui se passe du point de vue de la technologie, nous utilisons tous types d'instruments,
nous sommes au courant de ce qui se passe et nous l'adoptons.
Andy Fletcher: (Maintenant, partir en tournée) nous a manqué. C'est chouette de jouer devant un public toutes les chansons sur lesquelles on a travaillé en studio. C'est très excitant.

Quelle influence avez-vous eu, selon vous, sur la musique?
Martin Gore: Nous avons aidé à rendre acceptable la musique électronique. Quand nous avons commencé, c'était une bataille permanente, les gens ne prenaient pas au sérieux la musique électronique. Ce n'était pas considéré comme de la vraie musique, mais comme quelque chose qui disparaîtrait très vite. Désormais, elle est tellement présente, pour le meilleur ou pour le pire, et nous avons contribué à cela. Une des choses dont je suis plutôt fier quand on parle de
notre héritage c'est que nous avons toujours séduit des gens venant de différents types de musique (...), du heavy metal, du blues, du rock....
Andy Fletcher: (Des grands comme Johnny Cash ont repris leurs morceaux) La version de Johnny Cash est très bonne. Martin était un grand fan de Johnny Cash et d'avoir votre héros qui fait une reprise de votre chanson, c'est plutôt spécial.
 
Vous êtes Britanniques, même si Martin et Dave vivent aux Etats-Unis. Quel a été votre sentiment face au Brexit?
 Andy Fletcher: Je suis très déçu, ça a été un vote très serré, quasi 50-50, c'est terrible.
Martin Gore: Le monde entier est en pagaille. Je pense que le Brexit s'est produit pour les mêmes raisons que celles pour lesquelles Donald Trump réussit si bien, et c'est effrayant: beaucoup de gens ne sont pas contents de leur vie et ne savent pas très bien comment l'exprimer, alors ils choisissent des options bizarres, qui ne sont pas forcément les bonnes.

(propos recueillis par Céline Cornu pour l'AFP)
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 01:59:32
2016-10-11 - Stirile Pro (Romania) - Depeche Mode va concerta din nou in Romania!

https://www.facebook.com/StirileProTV/videos/10154105451712266/

Depeche Mode va concerta din nou in Romania!
PRO TV va realiza un interviu in exclusivitate cu Dave Gahan, iar tu ai ocazia sa participi. SPUNE-NE intr-un comentariu, mai jos, ce vrei sa afli de la solistul trupei Depeche Mode, iar noi ii transmitem intrebarea ta.
"Everything counts!"

http://stirileprotv.ro/show-buzz/entertainment/depeche-mode-in-romania-2017.html
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 15:32:03
2016-10-11 - HR1 Radio (Germany) - Dave Gahan & Co. kommen auch nach Deutschland

http://www.hr-online.de/website/radio/hr1/index.jsp?rubrik=72203&key=standard_document_62224832&mediakey=hr1/20161011_depechemode_audio_128k&type=a
http://www.hr-online.de/website/radio/hr1/index.jsp?rubrik=72203&key=standard_document_62224832#titelnull

Dave Gahan & Co. kommen auch nach Deutschland
Depeche Mode auf Global Spirit Tour 2017

Seit dem Wochenende hatten sich die Gerüchte verdichtet, jetzt ist es raus: Die Band Depeche Mode kommt 2017 nach Europa und auch nach Deutschland. Alle Infos zur Global Spirit Tour gibt's hier.

Es gab ein kleines Datenleck bei einem Veranstalter, daher war bereits durchgesickert, dass es 2017 eine Tour geben wird. Das war zu erwarten, denn Depeche Mode hatte auch ein neues Album für 2017 angekündigt. Schon einige Minuten vor Beginn der Pressekonferenz in Mailand war sowohl die internationale, als auch die deutsche Homepage der Band dem Ansturm nicht mehr gewachsen. Im nächsten Jahr wird mit "Spirit" auch das 14. Studioalbum der Band erscheinen.

Depeche Mode spielen sieben Konzerte in Deutschland
Die Musiker um Dave Gahan werden ab dem 5. Mai 2017 in vielen europäischen Ländern gastieren, darunter Schweden, Belgien, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Polen, Ungarn, Italien, Spanien, Portugal und Deutschland. Am 20. Juni 2017 kommen Dave Gahan, Martin Gore und Andrew Fletcher nach Frankfurt.Weitere Konzerte sind in Leipzig, Köln, München, Hannover, Berlin und Gelsenkirchen geplant.


[Thanks to Kimmie (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1152) for translating this article for this forum.]

Dave Gahan & co are coming to Germany too
Depeche Mode on the Global Spirit Tour 2017

Only a rumour last weekend, now a reality: The band Depeche Mode comes to Europe in 2017 and also to Germany. For more information on the Global Spirit tour, click here.
 
There was a small mistake made by an organizer, so it had already been leaked that there will be a tour in 2017. That was to be expected, because Depeche Mode had also announced a new album for 2017. Just a few minutes before the start of the press conference in Milan, both the international and the German homepage of the band crashed. Next year, "Spirit" will also be the 14th studio album of the band.
 
Depeche Mode play seven concerts in Germany
The musicians will perform in many European countries from May 5 2017, including Sweden, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany. On June 20 2017, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher will come to Frankfurt. Further concerts are planned in Leipzig, Cologne, Munich, Hannover, Berlin and Gelsenkirchen.
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 15:37:33
2016-10-11 - LiveNation Sweden - Ticket commercial

http://www.livenation.se/artist/depeche-mode-tickets#video
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 15:42:12
2016-10-11 - Aftonblabet (Sweden) - Depeche Mode kommer till Sverige

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/musik/article23692445.ab

Depeche Mode kommer till Sverige
Världsturnén har premiär på Friends Arena

Depeche Mode kommer till Sverige.
De brittiska syntpionjärerna startar sin världsturné ”Global Spirit Tour” på Friends Arena i Stockholm den 5 maj 2017.
Bandet släpper också sitt fjortonde album nästa år.
Turnén inkluderar sammanlagt 32 städer och första stopp blir Stockholm och Sverige. Det är Depeche Modes första livespelning på tre år.
– Vi är otroligt stolta och glada att ett av världens absolut bästa liveband startar sin nya världsturné i Sverige, säger Kristofer Åkesson, pressansvarig på Live Nation.
Bandet delade med sig av de glada nyheterna på en presskonferens i Milano under tisdagen.
– Vi kommer att åka ut på vägarna och kalla turnén ”The Global Spirit Tour”, säger sångaren Dave Gahan.
Efter konserterna i Europa under sommaren fortsätter turnén i Nord- och Sydamerika.
Släpper nytt album
Depeche Mode släpper också sitt fjortonde studioalbum vid namn ”Spirit” i början av nästa år.
– Vi jobbar fortfarande på albumet och vi tror att det kommer bli lika bra, eller ännu bättre, än vårt förra. Vi hoppas att ni kommer att gilla det, vi är väldigt stolta över det, säger keyboardisten Andrew Fletcher.
Albumet är inspelat i USA.
– Vi har jobbat tillsammans i Santa Barbara och New York. Det är alltid spännande i studion, vi har jobbat med ett helt nytt team och saker har fallit på plats snabbt, säger Dave Gahan.
Biljetterna till turnépremiären släpps måndagen den 17 oktober klockan 10.00.
Sålt över 100 miljoner skivor
Depeche Mode består av Dave Gahan, Martin Gore och Andrew Fletcher och bildades i Basildon utanför London 1980. Sedan dess har gruppen sålt över 100 miljoner album och haft megahits som ”Just can't get enough”, ”Enjoy the silence” och ”Personal Jesus”.
Och än har de har inga planer på att lägga ner.
– Vi är alive and kicking och gör fortfarande musik som vi är väldigt stolta över och vill framföra. Vi tror fortfarande att musik är ett av få sätt att föra människor samman, säger Dave Gahan.
Bandet räknas som ett av världens mest betydelsefulla inom synt- och popgenren.
Senast Depeche Mode var i Sverige var i samband med ”Delta machine tour” vintern 2013. Då gav Nöjesbladets recensent Håkan Steen spelningen fyra plus. Turnén nådde både Stockholm, Göteborg och Malmö.
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 15:45:09
2016-10-11 - Radio Wissen (Germany) - Depeche Mode: Große Ankündigung auf Pressekonferenz

http://dradiowissen.de/beitrag/redaktionskonferenz-depressionen-fanclub-fingernaegel
https://twitter.com/DRadioWissen/status/785845549656379393

Depeche Mode: Große Ankündigung auf Pressekonferenz
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 15:50:37
2016-10-11 - WDR2 (Germany) - News

http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/audio/wdr2/audio-depeche-mode-mit-neuem-album-auf-europa-tour-100.html

Depeche Mode: Mit neuem Album auf Europa-Tour
Es wird ein neues Studio-Album geben: Im Frühjahr 2017 soll es veröffentlicht werden, gab Depeche Mode heute auf einer Pressekonferenz in Mailand bekannt. Und dann geht's auch wieder auf Europa-Tour - mit zwei Zwischenhalten bei uns im Westen.
Mit Stephan Laack.
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 15:55:45
2016-10-11 - RTP (Portugal) - News

http://www.rtp.pt/noticias/cultura/depeche-mode-confirmados-no-cartaz-do-alive-2017_v953287

Depeche Mode confirmados no cartaz do Alive 2017
Catarina Dias Ribeiro, José Rui Rodrigues - RTP

Atuam no Passeio Marítimo de Algés a 8 de julho do próximo ano.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 16:30:14
2016-10-12 - Press Association - Depeche Mode: UK stadium gig 'a risk'

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/depeche-mode-uk-stadium-gig-a-risk-35124116.html
http://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/showbiz-news/2016/10/12/depeche-mode-uk-stadium-gig-a-risk/
http://www.scotsman.com/news/depeche-mode-uk-stadium-gig-a-risk-1-4255571
http://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/depeche-mode-uk-stadium-gig-a-risk-35124114.html
http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/depeche-mode-uk-stadium-gig-a-risk-1-8176135
http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/depeche-mode-uk-stadium-gig-a-risk-1-7624857
http://jerseyeveningpost.com/features/showbiz-news/2016/10/12/depeche-mode-uk-stadium-gig-a-risk/

Depeche Mode: UK stadium gig 'a risk'

Depeche Mode have said their first UK stadium gig in more than 20 years feels like "a risk".

After revealing plans for a 14th studio album on Tuesday, the electronic music pioneers also unveiled a 32-date European tour for next year, including a June open-air performance at the 80,000-capacity London Stadium in Stratford.

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The tour also includes slots at Nos Alive festival in Portugal and BBK in Bilbao, Spain, but the trio ruled out making their first appearance at Glastonbury.

Speaking in Milan, Italy, Martin Gore - who formed Depeche Mode in Basildon in 1980 with Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher - said the band's first British stadium gig since 1993 would be a challenge but that it was "about time for us to take a risk".

Their popularity in Europe and North America has seen them perform several sell-out arena tours throughout their 36-year history but the group admitted they tend to opt for slightly smaller venues when touring the UK.

"It's a Saturday night so it should be interesting. Everyone thinks we can do it. We're really excited. It's a challenge. We normally play a few nights at the O2 so to go outdoors is a good challenge for us." said Fletcher.

Asked if he could see room for Glastonbury on the tour, Gahan told the Press Association that headlining at some stage would be "fitting" but that it would have to be after 2017.

The group had previously turned down a slot at the festival because the tour they were on "had fizzled out", said Gahan.

"There's talk about that (Glastonbury). I'm not ruling it out. If it was going to be any time it would be the following year.

"We've never headlined there and we're a British band that has had probably more top 10 or top 20 hits. It is kind of fitting that we should do something like that."

The album, Spirit, will be released in early spring and is being produced by Simian Mobile Disco founder James Ford, whose recent collaborations include the Arctic Monkeys and Florence and the Machine.

Gore said Spirit would encourage people to "think politically" before revealing he thinks the world is "heading closer to war" after Brexit.

He said: "Without going off about it at this stage… the main purpose (of the album) is to think about things a bit more…politically and globally and think about the world."

Gore added: "For me the European Union was like the world becoming one - one stage of the world becoming one. And then you would hope to take it further than that eventually. For the world to actually become one place.

"Now it's just becoming more and more fractured and we're just taking steps backwards.

"I think the closer we are to one world, the closer we are to like peace and I think we're heading closer towards war."

Gore, who lives in Santa Barbara, California, said the popularity of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is the "American version of Brexit", adding it is down to "a lot of anger and frustration and people don't know where to aim it".

The Global Spirit Tour will open in Stockholm on May 5 with the London Stadium gig on June 3.

Press Association
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 16:38:59
2016-10-12 - ‎Eventim‎ (Germany) - Depeche Mode / Global Spirit Tour

https://www.facebook.com/mawiconcert/videos/10154445039915479/
https://www.facebook.com/eventimDE/videos/10154588000542920/

Viele Grüße von Mr. Dave Gahan von Depeche Mode!
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 17:11:37
2016-10-12 - RTL (Germany) - Punkt 12

[Depeche Mode being interviewed on Punkt 12. A fan recorded the interview with her phone and posted it in a closed Facebook group.]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dmBlackBaron/permalink/1362977510386995/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3veUG98BwqI
https://www.facebook.com/dmforum.eu/videos/956203894486005/

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/3veUG98BwqI/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/3veUG98BwqI/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/3veUG98BwqI/3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 17:17:46
2016-10-12 - Rai3 (Italy) - News

[A short interview with Dave Gahan.]

http://www.tg3.rai.it/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-71526807-fe00-4c71-b7b8-b75c0662aca1-tg3.html
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 17:25:44
2016-10-12 - RTL (Germany) - Guten Morgen Deutschland

http://www.rtl.de/cms/news/guten-morgen-deutschland.html

So hört sich der neue Sound der Band an
Fans, aufgepasst: Depeche Mode gehen auf Weltournee
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 17:39:57
2016-10-12 - ZDF (Germany) - Morgenmagazin

A fan has reported that there was a report about the press conference on Morgenmagazin, but it does not appear to be online.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefans/permalink/1215629061832371
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 17:46:50
2016-10-12 - LiveNation France - TRAILER / Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour

https://www.facebook.com/livenationfrance/videos/10153973285182688/

TRAILER / Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour
12.05.17 Nice / Stade Charles Ehrmann
29.05.17 Lille / Arena - Stade Pierre Mauroy
01.07.17 Paris / Stade de France
Prévente Live Nation le 13 octobre, mise en vente générale le 14 octobre http://bit.ly/2dhndvx
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 18:01:23
2016-10-12 - Bigmir (Ukraine) - Мартин Гор приглашает на концерт Depeche Mode в Киеве

http://afisha.bigmir.net/concert_club/news/233494-Martin-Gor-priglashaet-na-koncert-Depeche-Mode-v-Kieve
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b7G27CbMqE

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Мартин Гор приглашает на концерт Depeche Mode в Киеве

Depeche Mode выступят на Олимпийском стадионе 19 июля 2017 года.
Клавишник и гитарист Depeche Mode Мартин Гор записал видеообращение для украинских поклонников.
Музыкант приглашает всех на концерт в Киеве:

Концерт состоится 19 июля 2017 года на НСК Олимпийский. Продажа билетов стартует 12 октября в 15:00 на сайтах anshlag.com.ua и concert.ua. Первые билеты будут стоить от 590 грн.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 18:55:14
2016-10-12 - Life (Russia) - Солист Depeche Mode рассказал Лайфу о любви к русской народной музыке

https://life.ru/t/%D0%BA%D1%83%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%82%D1%83%D1%80%D0%B0/915723/solist_depeche_mode_rasskazal_laifu_o_liubvi_k_russkoi_narodnoi_muzykie

Солист Depeche Mode рассказал Лайфу о любви к русской народной музыке
Иван Талачев

Группа Depeche Mode объявила о работе над новым альбомом Spirit и анонсировала весенний тур по Европе, в рамках которого "депеши" собираются навестить Москву и Санкт-Петербург. Лидер Depeche Mode Дэйв Гаан дал эксклюзивное интервью Лайфу, в котором рассказал о новой пластинке, поспорил, кто "тяжелее": Metallica или Depeche Mode, а также рассказал, что играет музыку для "странных" людей.

Вы назвали альбом Spirit ("Дух"). Почему именно такое название?
Идея названия пришла в голову Мартину (Мартин Гор, гитарист Depeche Mode. — Прим. Лайфа). Мы перебрали множество названий, пока работали. А слово "дух" звучит в одной из песен. И мне кажется, что оно просто подходит альбому. Как только оно появилось в обсуждении, мы сразу почувствовали, что "да, это оно". "Дух" может означать множество вещей. Душа, например. Или наш общий дух. Кем мы являемся. Что мы можем сделать. Что-то еле ощутимое. Простое чувство.

Что-то, к чему нельзя прикоснуться, но что просто существует?
Именно. Нам показалось, что это соотносится с происходящими в мире событиями.

 ваших интервью часто упоминается "единый дух мира". Насколько я знаю, вы приняли православие — религию России. Вы чувствуете перемены после принятия этой веры?
Понимаете, я не думаю о религии так... У всех есть душа, все понимают, что это такое. Это очень личное. Каждый из нас отвечает за свои действия, но не совсем может держать ответ за свои мысли.

Вы на сцене уже 35 лет. В чём секрет такого творческого долголетия?
Я не могу ответить на этот вопрос. Нам, наверное, просто повезло. И я думаю, что та музыка, которую мы пишем, она трогает людей. Люди соотносят себя с ней, с теми чувствами, про которые я пою. Когда я пою свои песни, я пробуждаю в публике определённые чувства.

Как будто вы разговариваете с ними?
Именно.

Кто написал тексты для песен с нового альбома?
В основном Мартин. Я написал четыре песни. Одну из них вместе с Мартином.

С 1997-го группа выпускает альбом строго каждые четыре года. Это совпадение или просчитанная стратегия?
Это наш метод. Между альбомом Delta Machine и Spirit Мартин записал сольный альбом, а я записался с группой Soulsavers. Мы продолжаем писать песни. Когда я пишу музыку за пределами Depeche Mode, это влияет на моё творчество и помогает мне расти внутри Depeche Mode. Надо время от времени работать и с другими людьми, чтобы получить новые впечатления, новые идеи.

В одном из интервью вы сказали, что "Metallica — тяжёлая группа, которая пишет поп-хиты". Как бы вы описали Depeche Mode?
Мы тоже довольно тяжёлая группа. (Смеётся.) По крайней мере, эмоционально. Мы поём о тяжёлых чувствах. Но в основном это тоже поп-песни. Но тут важна эстетика, в которой эти песни звучат. То, как мы их подаём. Но, как правило, с музыкальной точки зрения это всё те же популярные песни.

Музыкальная пресса часто пишет, что Depeche Mode стали со временем "темнее" или, по крайней мере, менее танцевальными. По их мнению, вы стали менее "попсовыми", более мужественными, стали "тяжелее". Вам самому так кажется?
Иногда да. Мне кажется, что наша музыка должна отражать то, какие эмоции мы испытываем сегодня, в данный момент нашей жизни. Люди растут и меняются. Меняются не в лучшую или худшую сторону, а просто становятся другими. Такие перемены — часть человеческой природы.

Вы находите вдохновение в чужой музыке?
Иногда. Я гораздо больше люблю кино, если честно.

Какое именно?
Самое разное. От старых чёрно-белых лент до современных фильмов, которые иногда ужасны. Но я всегда досматриваю их до конца.

Ужасные? Фильмы ужасов любите?
Люблю, да. Люблю и фантастику. Люблю и простые фильмы, которые показывают семью и как сложно быть её частью.

Семья много для вас значит?
Да, очень.

Вы иногда говорили, что ваша музыка обращена к странным людям. К людям, которые смотрят на вещи немного иначе. До сих пор так думаете?
Когда я рос, я всё время чувствовал себя немного странным. Даже когда был в окружении друзей. Меня всегда притягивали странности и странные люди. И мне кажется, что наши слушатели чем-то на меня похожи. Может быть, это те, над кем издеваются в школе или смотрят косо в жизни. Или те мальчики, которым нравятся мальчики. Или девочки, которым нравятся девочки. Просто немного другие. Таких людей всегда немного отталкивает общество, а наша музыка позволила мне, равно как и всем им, почувствовать себя частью чего-то большого, что они не одни. Музыка всегда позволяла мне чувствовать себя так, как будто я не один. Неважно, был ли это Дэвид Боуи или Ник Кейв.

Какую музыку вы слушаете?
Разную. С подросткового возраста и до нынешних дней очень люблю Дэвида Боуи. Последний альбом, который я купил, это новый альбом Ника Кейва Skeleton Tree, который меня очень впечатлил.

У вас очень много фанатов в России. Вы популярны у нас ещё с конца 80-х. Вам нравится приезжать в Россию?
Очень.

Вы знаете, что когда-то вы в России были иконой стиля?
Серьёзно? (Смеётся.) Ого.

В России мужчины стриглись "под Depeche Mode".
Я не думаю, что я прямо такой стильный. Мне нравится выбирать одежду ещё со времени моего студенчества. Я учился в колледже искусств, мне всегда казалось, что мода и музыка идут рука об руку.

Кстати, вы знаете каких-нибудь российских исполнителей? Хотели бы спеть с кем-нибудь вместе?
Я не очень знаком с современной русской музыкой. А вот народная мне нравится.

За помощь в подготовке материала Лайф благодарит Анну Черткову.
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 19:09:51
2016-10-12 - RTL (Germany) - Exclusiv

http://www.tvnow.de/rtl/exclusiv/sendung-von-12102016/player
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 19:27:03
2016-10-12 - ZDF (Germany) - Leute Heute

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/kanaluebersicht/aktuellste/182#/beitrag/video/2856884/Leute-heute-12102016

Schauspielerin ChrisTine Urspruch mit neuer Staffel "Dr. Klein" und privaten Veränderungen, Depeche Mode mit neuen Ankündigungen, der Prix Courage für Uschi Glas und Daniela Ziegler im Musical.

[The full interview:]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuo7avy0_uk

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[An excerpt from Leute Heute's interview with Dave about dancing:]

https://www.facebook.com/leuteheute/videos/1104939322888048/

Der Text: "Ich bewege mich zur Musik und kann gar nicht beschreiben, wie das aussieht. Ich sage immer, ich bin so eine Art überbezahlter Stripper. Ich genieße das, ich habe richtig viel Spaß. Und die Musik sagt mir, wie ich mich bewegen soll. Ich fühle mich dann ganz anders als sonst.
Musik spielte für mich schon immer eine wichtige Rolle. Bereits als kleines Kind. Wenn Sie meine Mutter fragen, wird sie ihnen erzählen, dass ich sofort auf den Beinen war, wenn die Rolling Stones im Fernsehen kamen. Schon im jungen Alter habe ich Mick Jagger nachgemacht.
Über die Jahre sind Eigenarten gewisser Künstler, wie Elvis Presley oder David Bowie, hängen geblieben."
Reporterin fragt: Der Hüftschwung ist von Elvis Presley?
"Vielleicht, ich vermute es. Es ist die Musik, auf die mein Körper reagiert. Das ist größer als das Leben. Musik ist das einfach. Das hat mich immer geprägt. Musik lässt mich immer genau wissen, wie ich mich fühle.
Wenn ich bestimmte Songs spiele, macht mich das glücklich."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 19:45:35
2016-10-12 - Atom Entertainment (Belarus) - Дейв Гаан приглашает белорусов на концерт Depeche Mode 17 июля

http://www.atomenter.by/ru/event/2017-07-17-july-17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgndTs87Ve4

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Дейв Гаан приглашает белорусов на концерт Depeche Mode 17 июля

Depeche Mode выступят в Минске в рамках Global Spirit Tour 17 июля 2017 года на «Минск-Арене». Начало в 20.00.
Группа презентует новый альбом Spirit, выход которого запланирован на начало 2017 года.
Чем еще удивят музыканты? Однозначно – ярким визуальным рядом: Depeche Mode славятся потрясающими шоу, каждое из которых совершенно не похоже на предыдущие.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 19:55:55
2016-10-12 - RTL2 (France) - Le Drive

http://www.rtl2.fr/actu/ledrivertl2-du-12-octobre-2016-7785254758

Martin Gore et Andrew Fletcher de Depeche Mode dans #LeDriveRTL2
REPLAY - A l'occasion de l'annonce de leur nouvelle tournée en partenariat avec RTL2, Mathilde Courjeau est allée interviewer le groupe à Milan.

Depuis deux jours Mathilde Courjeau est à Milan, afin d'interviewer l'un des plus grand groupe de Pop de tous les temps. Elle était hier avec Martin Gore et Andrew Fletcher de Depeche Mode, qui si ils n'ont visiblement pas encore envie de dévoiler des détails sur l'album Spirit qui devrait arriver au printemps, et dont un premier single devrait arriver bientôt, sont beaucoup plus loquaces sur le Global Spirit tour, avec 32 dates à travers l'Europe dont 3 en France, Lille, Nice et Paris. C'est Anton Corbijn le photographe qui les suit depuis 30 ans qui va réaliser les vidéos qui vont accompagner la tournée, et c'est d'ailleurs de lui que vient le nom Global Spirit tour, comme le raconte Martin Gore et Andrew Fletcher :

"C'est Anton qui a eu l'idée de rajouter Global au début de la tournée et ça m'a beaucoup plu, d'habitude il nous donne assez peu d'informations sur ces idées de vidéo avant les tournages, mais elle sont généralement liés à nos chansons, il a déjà écouté tous les morceaux que nous avons enregistré, et il s'en inspire autant que de sa propre vision du monde. Et il se passe tellement de choses en ce moment, l'élection américaine, la crise syrienne, les réfugiés, le Brexit, tous ces événements qui arrivent en même temps".

Au fil des ans Anton Corbijn est presque devenu un membre à part entière du groupe, et les thématiques de l'actualité mêlées au son presque apocalyptique qui a été révélé dans la bande annonce lors de la conférence de presse font pressentir un disque et une tournée électrique et engagée, à suivre demain avec l'interview de Dave Gahan dans #LeDriveRTL2.
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 20:14:30
2016-10-12 - MDR (Germany) - Brisant

[This episode is not online.]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefans/permalink/1215973491797928/
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 20:22:23
2016-10-12 - Vox (Germany) - Prominent

http://www.vox.de/videos/depeche-mode-kommen-wieder-auf-tour-469431.html
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 21:19:56
2016-10-12 - EITB (Spain) - Depeche Mode actuará por tercera vez en el Bilbao BBK Live

http://www.eitb.eus/es/cultura/videos/detalle/4441321/video-depeche-mode-actuara-tercera-vez-bilbao-bbk-live/
http://www.eitb.eus/eu/kultura/bideoak/osoa/4441191/bideoa-hirugarren-aldiz-izango-da-depeche-mode-bilbao-bbk-liven/

Depeche Mode actuará por tercera vez en el Bilbao BBK Live
ANE IRAZABAL

El integrante del grupo Martin Gore habla de su último disco y de lo que les transmite el público bilbaíno.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 21:44:58
2016-10-12 - NME (UK) - Seven Tantalising Things We Learned From Depeche Mode's Press Conference

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/seven-tantalising-things-we-learned-from-depeche-modes-press-conference

Seven Tantalising Things We Learned From Depeche Mode's Press Conference

When Depeche Mode announced their return yesterday (October 11), the response from fans was enormous. The band held a press conference in Milan to unveil plans for their new album ‘Spirit’, released in early 2017, and its accompanying tour, which will see the band performing to 1.5m fans across 32 dates and in 21 countries starting May 2017.

1. ‘Spirit’ is produced by James Ford
For their last three albums, Depeche Mode have worked with Ben Hillier, who’s produced Graham Coxon and Villagers in recent years. Now they’ve switched it up by working with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford, who had a huge hand in Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’, drums and produces with The Last Shadow Puppets, and produced Haim’s debut, Foals’ ‘What Went Down’ and worked on all three of Florence + the Machine’s albums so far.
Frontman Dave Gahan said the experience was “different. We worked with Ben Hillier as a producer on the last few records and it was time for us to change that up. James came in fresh, he had no real agenda. He's not just a great producer, he's a great musician. So he was able to guide us. Martin had written some great songs and demoed them and I had too, so he was able to take those songs and take them to another level." Sounds good to us.

2. The new album isn’t finished yet
So says keyboardist Andy Fletcher. "At the moment we haven't finished the album, we're still working on it, but it's sounding very exciting. We're very proud of it and we think it's going to be as good as, or a lot better than, the last album – which we try to do all the time."
Dave Gahan explained how serendipitous the process was: “There was one point during the recording when James Ford, the producer, discovered that there was a pedal steel guitar of Martin's in the studio and I think he taught himself to play it within a day. And it found it's way onto quite a few of the songs. There's a chemistry that happens and you're never sure really when you go back into the studio again, you don't really know what's going to happen. Music is magic, and when it all comes together, you feel it."

3. ‘Spirit’ is for fans old and new
Martin Gore says, “We've always been very fortunate that somehow our music does appeal to young people as well as the people that have grown with us. We have no idea how that happens, we're very fortunate that it does.”

4. Anton Corbijn will be doing boundary-pushing visuals for the Spirit Global Tour
Corbijn’s last big musical project was Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’. He’s a renowned Dutch director and photographer (with many an NME cover to his name) who has worked with Depeche Mode for ages, including many of their videos. Martin explained, "We are meeting up with him in November and shooting some films. We don't really know what those visuals are going to look like yet, so it's still very early days." Says Fletch: "We're sure as well that it's going to be as good or better than the last tour.”
Dave said Corbijn has already done some photography for their new stuff and is probably going to be doing one of their new videos. They’ve also been discussing ideas for album artwork, and how that will fit into the live visuals. “[Anton] wants to do something that is beyond what he's done before. There are a lot of things you can do now with technology, even from when we did the last tour. So a lot of that will be incorporated as well”

5. They’re very excited about touring again
Dave said: "We're alive and kicking here. We're still making music together that we're very proud of, and we still want to perform that music for you. Collectively we still believe that music is one of the only forms that brings people together.

6. The Depeche Mode tour will be extensive
They’ll be in North and possibly South America as well as Europe, but Martin says festival dates aren’t definite yet. "I think that's still unsure. We haven't announced the American tour, or South America, but you know, we just don't know yet what they will be." Glastonbury? Let’s wait and see…

7. The new tour's setlists are still up for negotiation
Dave said that they’ll want to “experiment and do new songs”, so it sounds like there’ll be the majority of ‘Spirit’ in the new setlists. “That's always a challenge and it’s exciting... we'll find songs that work alongside those as well. I'm sure we'll be doing all the favourites."
But what he added later about the setlist made it sound like it might not vary hugely once the visuals are set up. “We usually rehearse a lot of songs and then once we've locked into the set that we want to do, it changes a little now and again,” he said. “If visuals are incorporated with certain songs, there's a reason for that.
“There's a reason that we're putting on a show in a certain way and that we want people to see that like that, because there's a performance that begins here. I think there's room within the set to sometimes alternate some songs that feel that they're in the same tempo possibly. It's important that we feel that it's to our strength."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 22:26:58
2016-10-12 - Italia1 (Italy) - StudioAperto

http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/studioaperto/edizione_servizio/653513/il-nuovo-album-dei-depeche-mode.html

Il nuovo album dei Depeche Mode
A Milano i Depeche Mode hanno annunciato l'uscita del loro nuovo album e di un nuovo tour.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 October 2016 - 22:40:34
2016-10-12 - BBC6 Radio (UK) - Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show

[Matt Everitt reports on the press conference yesterday.]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xxqmg
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 13 October 2016 - 01:02:11
2016-10-12 - kcskino (Slovenia) - Depeche Mode Slovenia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQjjhjtvB6A

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 13 October 2016 - 01:04:44
2016-10-12 - Publika (Moldova) - News

http://www.publika.md/trupa-depeche-mode-va-lansa-un-nou-album-pe-care-il-va-promova-in-cadrul-unui-turneu-mondial_2773841.html

Trupa Depeche Mode va lansa un nou album pe care îl va promova în cadrul unui turneu mondial

Trupa britanică Depeche Mode va lansa în primăvară un nou album. Materialul discografic numit "Spirit" va fi promovat în cadrul unui turneu mondial, iar interpreții vor concerta în 32 de orașe. Depeche Mode va ajunge și în România.

Turneul, întitulat "Global Spirit Tour" va începe în Suedia, în 5 mai, și se va încheia în 23 iulie la Cluj-Napoca. Trupa va avea spectacole și în America de Nord și America de Sud.

"Spirit" este cel de-al 14-lea album de studio al Depeche Mode. Formația a fost fondată în 1980. 
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 13 October 2016 - 01:08:36
2016-10-12 - TV Evropa (Bulgaria) - Depeche Mode обявиха нов албум и турне през 2017 г.

http://tvevropa.com/bg/news/entertainment/view/118312?page=9

Depeche Mode обявиха нов албум и турне през 2017 г.

Британската група „Депеш Мод” издава нов албум и тръгва на световно турне през 2017 г. Това съобщиха музикантите на пресконференция в Милано. Албумът ще се нарича Spirit и се очаква да е готов през пролетта на 2017-та. За съжаление догодина Мартин Гор, Дейв Геън и Андрю Флечър няма да посетят България.

Британската ню уейв група Depeche Mode ще издаде нов албум и ще направи световно турне през 2017 г, съобщиха музикантите на пресконференция в Милано.
Spirit би трябвало да се появи през пролетта на 2017 г и следва излизането на антологията им с 55 видеоклипа, която ще се появи на пазара на 11 ноември тази година.
Турнето ще започне през май и ще включи 32 концерта на 21 места. За съжаление България не е сред тях. Най-близките градове, където почитателите на групата у нас ще могат да я видят, са Атина /17 май/, Будапеща /22 май/ и Клуж, Румъния /23 юли/. Първото шоу ще бъде в Стокхолм на 5 май.
Продажбата на билети ще започне по-късно през седмицата, а част от печалбата групата ще дари за благотворителност. Spirit е 14-ият студиен албум на Depeche Mode и първи от 2013 г насам.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 13 October 2016 - 23:44:35
2016-10-12 - AFP - Older and liberated, Depeche Mode readies new album

https://www.yahoo.com/news/older-liberated-depeche-mode-readies-album-211323961.html
http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/older-and-liberated-depeche-mode-readies-new-album

Older and liberated, Depeche Mode readies new album

Milan (AFP) - Readying a new album and stadium tour next year, Depeche Mode feels free. The group, which helped bring electronic music into the mainstream with a flurry of hits, finally is setting its own pace.

"Spirit," the first Depeche Mode studio album since 2013, will come out in the first half of 2017 with the group announcing a 32-city, 21-country tour across Europe starting in May.

The shows together could pull in more than 1.5 million fans, even before dates in North America and Latin America expected later next year. But the group is relaxed.

"I think there is more freedom at the moment," keyboardist Andy Fletcher told AFP as the group announced its plans in Milan, the site of one of Depeche Mode's numerous live albums.

Martin Gore, a fellow keyboardist and the group's main songwriter, said that Depeche Mode grew accustomed to cranking out albums annually in the early 1980s after the band's birth in Basildon, just east of London.

"To put an album out every year, that's quite a lot of pressure, you need a lot of creativity, and maybe you can do that when you're younger," said Gore, 55.

"I think, when you get older, you need more time if you want to keep the standards of the record," he said.

Amid rapid advances in electronic music, Gore said that Depeche Mode was attentive to staying up-to-date on technology -- and was proud of rejuvenating the group's fan base.

"We are fortunate that we keep appealing to young people. It's not just the people who grew up with us and were fans of us in the 1980s," Gore said.

- Made 'electronic music acceptable' -

Depeche Mode has not yet finished recording "Spirit," its 14th studio album.

The group is working out of studios in Santa Barbara, California, where Gore lives, and New York, the home of frontman Dave Gahan.

The band has taken advantage of breaks to work on side projects. Gahan, through solo albums and the group Soulsavers, has turned to a heavier, bluesy rock sound that is apparent on late Depeche Mode albums, while Gore in his solo work has experimented more widely with electronic form.

Depeche Mode triumphed with a string of hits in the 1980s and early 1990s such as "Just Can't Get Enough," "Everything Counts" and "Personal Jesus," at first becoming synonymous with danceable synthpop but gradually adopting a darker sound.

"We helped to make electronic music acceptable," Gore said.

"When we started out it was a constant battle. People didn't take electronic music seriously, it was considered like a novelty that wasn't real music and that would go away very soon.

"Now it's just so prevalent, for good or for bad, we've helped to get it to this point," he said with a laugh.

Depeche Mode sees one of its legacies as bringing over listeners of other genres, including rock fans who would have rarely stepped into a dance club.

"One of our legacies is to make electronic music popular to the masses," Fletcher said.

- World 'is in a mess' -

Fletcher, who has taken on a side career as a DJ during Depeche Mode's hiatus, joked that the group had a rule to record albums during every US presidential election.

Depeche Mode completed each of its last four albums amid US presidential campaigns, as evidenced by the four-year gap between each of them.

The group is rarely considered political although one of its best-known songs, "People Are People," takes on prejudice and the early album "Construction Time Again" tackles poverty and environmental degradation.

Gore and Fletcher again have questions about the world's direction. Both are distraught by Britain's shock June 23 vote to leave the European Union.

"The whole world is in a mess. I think Brexit happened for the same reasons Donald Trump is doing so well," Gore said.

"It's frightening -- there are a lot of people that are not happy with their lives and don't know quite how to express that, and they go to weird options that are not necessarily good options."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 02:18:30
2016-10-12 - VIP.de (Germany) - Fans, aufgepasst: Depeche Mode gehen auf Weltournee

[This report is identical to the reports on Exclusiv and Vox.]

http://www.vip.de/videos/vip-videos/fans-aufgepasst-depeche-mode-gehen-auf-weltournee-469119.html

Fans, aufgepasst: Depeche Mode gehen auf Weltournee
So hört sich der neue Sound der Band an
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 02:40:28
2016-10-12 - TV4 (Sweden) - Nyhetsmorgon

http://www.tv4.se/nyhetsmorgon/klipp/se-tildes-%C3%B6verraskning-till-peter-3565672

Se Tildes överraskning till Peter
Kärleksboom i studion när Tilde ger Peter den kanske finaste överraskning man kan få.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 02:44:01
2016-10-12 - PMI Show (Russia) - Depeche Mode в Санкт-Петербурге 13.07.2016

https://vk.com/depechemode_pmi?w=wall-130614857_2
https://spb.kassir.ru/kassir/event/view/77923
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UstvEmrxybg

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/UstvEmrxybg/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/UstvEmrxybg/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/UstvEmrxybg/3.jpg)

Depeche Mode в Санкт-Петербурге 13.07.2016
Depeche Mode в СПб 13 июля!
С новым альбомом Spirit

Ураган по имени Depeche Mode возвращается! Новый альбом Spirit выйдет весной, и уже в мае группа отправляется в мировой тур. Мы счастливы сообщить, что и Санкт-Петербург есть в календаре - 13 июля взрываем СКК аплодисментами и ждем новой встречи с легендарной группой!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 02:46:05
2016-10-13 - Týden (Czech Republic) - Depeche Mode míří do Prahy

http://www.tyden.cz/rubriky/kultura/hudba/depeche-mode-miri-do-prahy-a-zpivaji-o-revoluci_401321.html

Nové turné
Depeche Mode míří do Prahy. A zpívají o revoluci

Kapela Depeche Mode chystá na začátek příštího roku nové album s názvem Spirit. A na jaře vyrazí na světové turné, v jehož rámci vystoupí 24. května v Praze, informoval TÝDEN.CZ Petr Novák ze společnost Live Nation. Předprodej lístků na pražský koncert odstartuje příští týden v pátek.
"Where is the revolution?", tedy "Kde je revoluce?" zpívají Depeche Mode na novém albu, z něhož ukázku pustili exkluzivně TÝDNU.CZ v italském Milánu. "Když se podíváte, co všechno se právě děje ve světě, tak je jasné, že se politice úplně vyhnout nemůžete," říká člen kapely Andy Fletcher v rozhovoru, který vyjde v pondělním čísle časopisu TÝDEN.
V rámci první části turné vystoupí "depešáci" Dave Gahan, Martin Gore a Andy Fletcher před více než 1,5 milionem fanoušků ve 32 městech 21 zemí po celé Evropě. Fanouškům se představí na oblíbených místech včetně pařížského Stade de France, San Siro v Miláně a Olympiastadion v Berlíně, ale i na London Stadium, Otkritie Arena v Moskvě nebo Veltins-Arena v německém Gelsenkirchenu.

Miliony prodaných lístků
Cena lístků na koncert v pražské Eden Aréně se bude pohybovat od 1390 do 2190 korun. Předprodej vstupenek organizátoři spustí 21. října v 10.00.
V návaznosti na evropské turné bude Global Spirit Tour pokračovat v Severní a Jižní Americe. Je to již osmnácté turné Depeche Mode (na předchozím turné vystoupila kapela před více než 2,5 miliony fanoušků na vyprodaných koncertech po celé Evropě a Severní Americe) a půjde o první vystoupení kapely po více než třech letech.
Skupina Depeche Mode vznikla v roce 1980 v britském Basildonu. Po světě prodala přes 100 milionů desek, opakovaně dobyla čelo hitparád v Británii i dalších zemích a zasáhla několik generací fanoušků. Někdy bývá označována za "nejpopulárnější elektronickou kapelu, jaká kdy hrála". V České republice se Depeche Mode představili již několikrát, naposledy v únoru 2014.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 02:48:15
2016-10-13 - RIA (Russia) - мы счастливы, что наша музыка интересна молодым

https://ria.ru/interview/20161013/1479117058.html

Depeche Mode: мы счастливы, что наша музыка интересна молодым

Популярная британская группа Depeche Mode на этой неделе объявила о выпуске весной 2017 года нового студийного альбома Spirit и о европейском турне, в рамках которого в июле состоятся два концерта в России. Для своей презентации музыканты выбрали Милан, где с ними встретилась корреспондент РИА Новости в Италии Наталия Шмакова. В эксклюзивном интервью агентству Мартин Гор, написавший большую часть песен группы, и клавишник-басист Энди Флетчер рассказали о гастрольном туре, новом альбоме, планах на будущее и поделились своим мнением о Brexit.

— Почему вы решили объявить о своем новом альбоме и туре именно в Италии?
Мартин Гор: Нам приятно анонсировать свой европейский тур в центральной части Европы. Предыдущий тур Delta Machine мы представляли в Париже, до этого в Берлине, а теперь вот в здесь. Италия — особенное место, и поэтому было естественным шагом сделать презентацию на этот раз в Милане.
Энди Флетчер: И, конечно же, клубы, вкусная еда, ну ты понимаешь…

— В рамках предстоящего в 2017 году Global Spirit Tour в Италии и во Франции будет по три концерта, в Германии их пройдет целых семь, в России же всего два — в Москве и Санкт-Петербурге. Как принимается решение о том, в какой стране и сколько концертов давать?
М. Г.: Я думаю, что это зависит от спроса…
Э. Ф.: Это летний тур, и мы будем играть в главных городах России, Германии, Италии и так далее. Поэтому можно сказать, что это тур по самым основным городам.

— Но не хотели бы вы сделать концерты в других российских мегаполисах? Например, в Казани, Екатеринбурге или Новосибирске?
Э. Ф.: Мы пока не уверены, но, возможно, мы организуем еще и зимний тур и тогда проведем концерты в других городах… Может быть, действительно в Сибири?
М. Г.: Да, включим Сибирь в зимний тур (смеется).

— Впервые вы побывали с концертами в России в 1998 году. Затем состоялись концерты в 2001, 2006, 2010 и 2013 годах. И вот теперь 2017 год. Как, на ваш взгляд, за это время изменилась наша страна?
Э. Ф.: Первый раз, когда мы давали концерт в России, был просто катастрофой, потому что ограждение у сцены опрокинулось и полиции пришлось вмешаться, чтобы сдерживать толпу. Вообще, как мне кажется, Россия постоянно меняется, но на самом деле, когда мы приезжаем к вам, у нас получается увидеть совсем немногое. И да, мы не особенно лезем в политику, мы приезжаем просто для того, чтобы развлечь российскую публику.

— А что вы можете сказать о своих российских фанатах?
М. Г.: О, в этой связи я тоже могу вспомнить наш первый приезд в Россию. Тогда наши фанаты сходили от нас с ума не только на концертах. Как-то раз мы находились в микроавтобусе и поклонники сначала окружили его и потом начали раскачивать. Они были безумны.

— Мартин, 18 лет назад в одном из интервью вы, отвечая на вопрос об основных темах в своем творчестве, сказали: отношения, господство, похоть, любовь, добро, зло, кровосмешение, грех, религия и аморальность. Со временем тематика изменилась? О чем вам интересно писать сейчас?
М. Г.: Мир огромен, мы каждый день получаем массу информации, и я думаю, что именно благодаря этому и приходит вдохновение. Мне кажется, очень трудно смотреть по сторонам и игнорировать происходящее, не писать об этом в той или иной форме…

— Получается, что вы все же следите за политической ситуацией в мире?
Э. Ф.: Мы следим не только за политической ситуацией, а за всеми теми проблемами, которые существуют повсюду.

— Находят ли какие-то события отражения в ваших текстах?
М. Г.: Да, конечно. Знаете, предыдущие наши альбомы были своего рода самоанализом, построены на рефлексии. Новый же альбом скорее обращен вовне, во внешний мир.

— Я знаю, что вы не хотите говорить сейчас подробно о Spirit, но тем не менее попрошу вас тремя словами описать его? Какой он?
Э. Ф.: Он еще не закончен.
М. Г.: Мы им очень довольны. Думаю, людям понравится наш новый альбом. Мне кажется, в нем есть сырой звук, который весьма неплох.

— Мартин, Энди, вы являетесь британцами, и я не могу не задать вам вопрос про Brexit. Что вы думаете об итогах референдума в Великобритании?
Э. Ф.: Мы очень разочарованы, это безумие, потому что разница между теми, кто проголосовал за выход из ЕС, и теми, кто высказался за то, чтобы остаться, ничтожно мала — 51,9% против 48,1%. А это очень серьезное решение. Я думаю, что большинство людей в Великобритании проголосовали так по разным причинам, это практически протест, но отдают ли они себе отчет за что проголосовали?

Надо признаться, что я настроен очень проевропейски. Я бы хотел, чтобы Британия осталась в Евросоюзе в надежде, что за ближайшие пару лет в этой ситуации произойдет что-то хорошее и удастся избежать глобального разочарования.
М. Г.: Я согласен. Энди высказал здравую мысль. Такое решение нельзя доверять массе, потому что оно слишком сложное. Даже ведущие эксперты в области финансов не могут оценить все последствия. Но если все же такое решение давать на откуп публике, то его стоило принимать подавляющим большинством типа 60 против 40, а не 51 к 49. Это глупо.
Э. Ф.: Кстати, Лондон, который проголосовал против выхода из ЕС, это очень космополитичный город, с разными культурами и мэром- мусульманином. И именно это делает его таким привлекательным для жизни.

— Вернемся к музыке. Мартин, вы несколько раз выпускали сольный диск. Не планируете ли повторить этот опыт?
М. Г.: Когда у Depeche Mode перерыв между записью дисков и концертными турами, мы можем делать небольшие проекты на стороне. У меня их было несколько, если быть точнее, то таких проектов вне группы у меня было четыре. В прошлом году я выпустил инструментальный альбом. Повторю ли этот опыт в будущем? Да, возможно, у меня будут еще другие проекты.

— Вы создали группу, когда вам было по 18-19 лет. Сейчас вам по 55. Как вам удается на протяжении стольких лет сохранять популярность и быть актуальными? Может быть есть какой-то секрет?
Э. Ф.: Если вы решите быть актуальным целенаправленно, то это вряд ли получится. Это должно происходить естественным образом, только так это может произойти и никак иначе. Мы очень счастливы, что сейчас у нас есть юные фанаты, и для нас большой успех, что мы по-прежнему можем привлекать молодых людей и при этом оставаться интересными для своих давних поклонников.
М. Г.: Я думаю, что удача сопутствовала нам с самого первого дня, мы никогда не оказывались в ситуации, когда звукозаписывающая компания вмешивается в то, что мы делаем. Поскольку у нас был контракт с лейблом Mute, а это независимая компания, поэтому у нас за спиной никогда не стоял менеджер, который указывал бы нам: делайте это или делайте то.

— А вы никогда не подумывали о завершении карьеры? Или ваши поклонники и через 10-15-20 лет смогут попасть на концерты Depeche Mode?
Э. Ф.: Конечно, всем хочется думать, что когда тебе стукнет 65, ты уйдешь на покой и будешь спокойно отдыхать. Но я полагаю, что музыка как наркотик. Когда ты видишь группы вроде Rolling Stones, то думаешь: "В их-то возрасте я уже точно не буду давать концерты". Но это действительно как наркотик и очень сложно остановится.
М. Г.: Я влюбился в музыку, когда мне было около десяти лет, и, по сути, это единственная вещь, которая меня по-настоящему увлекает. Поэтому, даже если Depeche Mode прекратит существование, я, как мне кажется, все равно каждый день буду приходить в свою студию. И даже если я больше не выпущу ни одной записи, я все равно буду заниматься музыкой для своего удовольствия.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 02:54:57
2016-10-13 - Gaffa (Denmark) - David Bowie var blodåren, der bandt os sammen

http://gaffa.dk/artikel/111620/depeche-mode-pressemode-og-interview-i-milano-david-bowie-var-blodaren-der-bandt-os-sammen/

Depeche Mode-pressemøde og interview i Milano: – David Bowie var blodåren, der bandt os sammen
AF / Ras Bolding

Med, fristes man til at sige, vanlig sans for selviscenesættelse i den tunge ende af skalaen, holdt Depeche Mode hof på La Triennale De Milano Teatro Dell’Arte d. 11. oktober, for et indbudt publikum på nogle hundrede mennesker bestående af alskens presse og en gruppe fans. Pressekonferencen, for en sådan var det, havde reelt to egentlige punkter på dagsordenen, nemlig annoncering af nyt album til foråret næste år, med titlen Spirit, samt en efterfølgende Europaturné, som også siden vil blive fulgt op med datoer i resten af verden. Gruppen lægger vejen forbi København, Parken, den 31. maj.
Pressekonferencen var præget af god stemning, måske ikke mindst takket været de indbudte fans, for hvem det tydeligvis var oplevelse nok bare at se de tre stilfuldt sortklædte herrer, Fletcher, Gahan og Gore, tæt på. Og selvom det reelt var ret småt med informationer om det kommende album, så blev det alligevel til korte uddrag fra et par af de nye numre, som i hvert fald efter klapsalver fra salen at dømme var godkendt. Nu er det naturligvis lidt vanskeligt sådan at sige særlig meget på baggrund af tre korte uddrag, men første bid bestod af synkoperet bastromme og synthesizerklange, næste en slæbende sag med guitar og blues-feel og afsluttende omkvæd i 12/8-del med sequencerfigurer.
Herpå fulgte diverse spørgsmål, fra pressen, fra fans til stede og fra det store internet, og det var jo meget godt alt sammen, men jeg tog nu alligevel en snak med Dave Gahan på tomandshånd dagen efter for at blive klogere på det kommende album, den kommende turné og andet godt.

I udgiver nyt album næste år, Spirit, og jeg kan forstå, at I ikke kan sige så meget om det endnu, da det endnu ikke er helt færdigt?
– Det nærmer sig, det er næsten færdigt. Vi mangler lidt endnu i forhold til at arrangere numre og rækkefølge, men i det store hele er vi næsten i mål. Vi havde faktisk gang i flere numre, end vi kunne indspille, men vi følte, at 12 af dem fungerede godt sammen, som et helstøbt album. Personligt er jeg også nået dertil, hvor jeg ikke bryder mig stort om album med 18 numre på eller sådan, for vi er jo alle vokset op med plader, der havde en begyndelse og en slutning, en slags kurve, og sådan forholder det sig faktisk med alle mine favoritter, om det så er David Bowie, Nick Cave eller Sigur Rós. Så det var vigtigt at skabe en sammenhæng, og James Ford, produceren, ville faktisk oprindeligt have haft os ned på bare ti numre, men der var lidt uenighed i gruppen, og vi endte så med 12, og det synes jeg fungerer godt.

Så alle numre er færdige nu?
– Ja, de her 12 numre kommer på albummet.

Hvad angår stil, genre, etc., så kunne jeg næsten fornemme på pressekonferencen i går, at I godt vil holde det lidt hemmeligt endnu?
– Det var ret interessant, for der blev jo spillet små uddrag af tre-fire numre på pressekonferencen, og det havde jeg ikke hørt før. Der var et nummer skrevet sammen med Christian Eigner og Peter Gordeno (faste livemusikere, red.), det, der gik sådan lidt bam-dang-bam-bam-dang, og så Revolution og Scum.

Med synthesizer-stykket.
– Ja, det var Scum. Jeg vidste godt, at der ville blive præsenteret disse små klip, men jeg havde ikke hørt dem på forhånd, men jeg syntes virkelig det lød godt. Og jeg var også glad fordi jeg kunne fornemme variationen mellem numrene, de er forskellige, men de fungerede også sammen.

Ja, der var en overordnet lyd og produktion, som bandt dem sammen.
– Ja, jeg synes, James Ford har gjort et godt stykke arbejde i den henseende. Allerede efter vi havde indspillet et par numre med ham, følte jeg mig ganske tryg, for han vidste, hvad vi gik efter.

Hvordan faldt valget på ham; var det via Simian Mobile Disco?
– Ja, og så lyden på det seneste Arctic Monkeys-album, som han producerede, også Florence and the Machine. Her er selvsagt tale om helt andre musikalske udtryk end vores, men produktionen var spændende. Jeg lyttede intenst, for jeg ledte efter nogen, der kunne stå for indspilninger, og så er det jo også sådan, at når Martin Gore og jeg er i studiet, så handler det blandt andet om at stykke idéer sammen, og så er det vigtigt, at der er en slags ordstyrer af en art, en som kan skære lidt igennem og sige, at det og det er en god idé og lad os arbejde videre med den retning. James var god at arbejde med, fordi han kunne spille på alle mulige instrumenter og havde en rigtig god forståelse for alle de elektroniske af slagsen også; synthesizere, gamle trommemaskiner, den slags. Han vidste, hvordan man betjener dem. Det er der mange folk, der påstår, de kan, men det er så ikke altid tilfældet; de er måske i stedet stærke med softsynths.

Ja, hvordan får jeg lige mere release på denne her DX7?
– Ja, lige netop, haha!

I tager på turné næste år, og hvor meget kan du på nuværende tidspunkt afsløre omkring setup, hvilke musikere I tager med, hvilken form for scene og visuals, I benytter, etc.?
– Christian Eigner er med på trommer og Peter (Gordeno, red.) på tangenter, og de har jo efterhånden været med i små tyve år – jeg tror, deres første turné med os var i 1998, så ja, det bliver 20 år, inden denne turné er omme. Det er ret længe, så jeg ser dem som en del af helheden. Depeche Mode er to entiteter; det vi laver i studiet og det vi laver på turné, og der er ofte stor forskel. Der er selvsagt mere spontanitet, når vi turnerer, for her må man fange øjeblikket og dets følelser. Og så har jeg stor tillid til dem begge. Christian er jo som en maskine, han spiller som en maskine, han er der altid 100 procent, og Peter blomstrer virkelig, ofte i de mørke numre, og så er der jo Martin, Fletch og jeg selv, så det bliver opstillingen. Jeg har skrevet et par numre sammen med Christian og Peter og et enkelt sammen med Martin, som hedder Move. Anton Corbijn står for det visuelle, og vi har koblet en ny lysdesigner på ham, som også hjælper med scenedesign. Vi har planlagt at mødes med Anton i Miami i begyndelsen af november, vistnok, hvor vi skal bruge en uges tid eller sådan på at optage filmsekvenser. Og bare rolig, det kommer ikke til at ligne Miami.

I har ikke ringet til Don Johnson og Jan Hammer?
– Med Anton kan man optage en sekvens i sneen, og så ender det med at ligne en tur til stranden.

I ville med andre ord have kolde snelandskaber, så I hev Anton med til Miamis strande?
– Han ville gerne til Miami for at dyrke nogle lokationer, der har lidt Cuba over sig, nogle områder i midtbyen, der er knap så pæne og præsentable. Og så er det et sted, vi ikke rigtigt har afsøgt tidligere. Vi talte naturligvis også om L. A., New York og den slags oplagte steder, men Anton Corbijn kunne godt lide Miami som idé.

Hvordan forbereder I jer op til en turné, hvor meget øver i for eksempel inden?
– En hel del. Nok engang vil Martin, Fletch, Peter og Christian formentlig mødes i Santa Barbara, hvor Martin bor, og bruge en del tid i studiet på at udarbejde arrangementer til de numre, vi udvælger. Det der med at vælge numrene er ikke så svært endda, for der er jo nogle, som bare altid skal med, og så er der nogle nye, som man også gerne vil præsentere. Og derefter handler det om at udvælge materiale fra andre album også, som vil passe ind. Mellem os sagt, så har jeg allerede nogle idéer i den retning, numre som jeg helt sikkert gerne vil have med igen, såsom Barrel Of A Gun, In Your Room, og så ville jeg meget gerne hive Everything Counts ind igen også, for den fungerer virkelig, måske i en ny version, dens æstetik ville nemlig passe godt ind sammen med nye numre som Revolution.

Og så er det jo – desværre – en sang, der stadig er særdeles aktuel også den dag i dag.
– Lige netop! Og det relaterer nemlig i høj grad til det ny album, med arbejdstitler som Scum, Backwards, Worst Crime.

I går lidt goth igen? Skal du låne lidt af min make-up?
– Jeg har skam selv, jeg har jo min maske på på scenen, så at sige. Naturligvis. Du har din på også. Det er jo en god rustning.

Jeg har et spørgsmål til dig, som i virkeligheden er et håb om et godt trick – du er jo forsanger, og I kaster jer jævnligt ud i de her gigantiske turnéer, så hvad gør du for at undgå at slide stemmen og blive hæs undervejs?
– Det er virkelig en udfordring, faktisk en af de største, som jeg altid står overfor. Selv hvis jeg føler mig slidt ned, og min krop gør ondt, så går det, men uden min stemme er jeg intet, som en tom skal. Jeg skulle såmænd nok få slæbt mig på scenen med en brækket ankel, men har jeg ikke stemmen, så kan jeg ikke nyde det, for så kan jeg ikke give mig fuldt ud, og man skal huske på, at det der med at synge i to timer, det er faktisk lidt af en opgave.

Ja, ikke mindst fordi du jo bevæger dig meget.
– Jeg bevæger mig meget, ja, og som du ved, så kræver det sit at bevæge sig og synge samtidig. Men det er ikke alle, der forstår det, for man skal kontrollere sit åndedræt konstant, ellers kan det blive farligt. Hvis man skal op og ramme høje toner, bevæger sig meget og ikke får trukket vejret nok, så slider det på stemmen. Og det opdager man så dagen efter, når man vågner og kvækker.

Det er især slemt med falset, for her mister man bare tilfældige toner, som blokeres.
– Ja tak, de forsvinder bare. Det har jeg oplevet tit, og det er skræmmende. Man skal også passe lidt på med kold luft, for det kan også være hårdt for stemmebåndet. Det jeg selv gør – det lyder lige dele skørt og kedeligt – er at holde kæft; jeg taler bogstavelig talt ikke mellem koncerterne, holder min mund i et døgn.

Lidt ligesom Wagner-sangere.
– Ja, der er faktisk ikke andet at gøre, og jo ældre jeg bliver, jo mere er det sådan, der er ingen vej udenom. Det er det vigtigste for mig, så det er sådan, jeg prøver at gøre det. Syv, ni, tretten, når vi er på turné, så er det det eneste, der virkelig betyder noget for mig; er min stemme klar, så leverer jeg en god aften, og det kan man høre. Har jeg problemer med stemmen, så er det ren tortur, du ved, rammer jeg næste tone korrekt? Og så begynder jeg at tænke videre til næste nummer, jeg er ikke helt til stede i øjeblikket.

Lad os fortsætte lidt ad dunkle stier; David Bowie gik bort tidligere i år, og havde det ikke været for Bowies ”Heroes”, så var du måske aldrig endt i Depeche Mode, så hvad betyder Bowie for dig personligt og for Depeche Mode?
– Du har ret, det er korrekt. Først og fremmest var Bowie den blodåre, der bandt Martin Gore og jeg sammen, måske Iggy Pop også, og Kraftwerk, må jeg sige, for ellers lyttede vi til ret forskellig musik. Men Bowie var der altid hos os, og ”Heroes” var velsagtens den sang, der bragte mig ind i Depeche Mode. Vi lavede faktisk en version af nummeret til en session i New York, i et filmstudie, hvor vi optog fire-fem numre fra det kommende album, og det skal I nok få at se alt sammen. Vi legede med en trommemaskine og nogle synth-idéer, Fletcher på tangenter, Martin på guitar, jeg på vokal og lidt trommemaskine. Så vi spillede et par numre fra det kommende album og så altså en udgave af ’Heroes’, som virkelig blev vellykket. Der skete noget, da jeg sang det nummer, som sendte mig direkte tilbage til det lille øvelokale for mere end tredive år siden. Jeg lyttede faktisk til ’Heroes’ her i morges, og det er et nummer, jeg aldrig bliver træt af.

Og er man vokset op med Den Kolde Krig, så rammer det følelsesmæssigt hver gang.
– Ja, det slides ikke ned, og jeg har jo været så heldig at indspille i samme studie, som Bowie benyttede til ’Heroes’, Hansastudiet i Berlin, som lå lige op ad Muren, så den sang har været hos mig og båret mig gennem mange stunder i mit liv.

Det samme her. Men nu tror jeg, der bliver banket på, vores tid er inde og vi må føres til Hades. Tak for musikken gennem alle årene og held og lykke med det ny album og turnéen.
– Haha, tak skal du have.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 02:58:07
2016-10-13 - Kommersant (Russia) - «Нет такой цели — быть в каждом шоу»

http://kommersant.ru/doc/3114250

«Нет такой цели — быть в каждом шоу»
Дейв Ган о новом мировом туре Depeche Mode

На недавней пресс-конференции в Милане группа Depeche Mode объявила даты своего европейского турне в поддержку нового альбома «Spirit», который выйдет в начале 2017 года. В рамках турне 13 июля группа сыграет в петербургском СКК, а 15 июля — в Москве на стадионе «Открытие Арена». После пресс-конференции БОРИС БАРАБАНОВ поговорил с фронтменом группы ДЕЙВОМ ГАНОМ о нынешнем статусе группы, о его вероисповедании и любви к Дэвиду Боуи.

— Дейв, Depeche Mode планируют большой европейский тур, но вы до сих пор ни разу не были хедлайнером фестиваля «Гластонбери». Все фанаты ждут новостей о новом альбоме, как манны небесной, журналисты съехались сюда со всего мира, но у вас нет ни одной Grammy, и на BRIT Awards вас тоже не жалуют. Вы согласны, что группа остается белой вороной в музыкальной индустрии?
— Если посмотреть историю The Rolling Stones и Led Zeppelin , у них тоже с Grammy не складывалось. Столько лет тусоваться в бизнесе и в итоге получить что-то вроде награды «за жизнь в искусстве»… Короче, мы в хорошей компании. Сколько я помню Depeche Mode, нас никогда не могли втиснуть в какой-либо тип музыки, ни на радио, ни в прессе. И нам ничего не оставалось, кроме того, чтобы создать свой собственный мир. По прошествии лет я понимаю, что вокруг нас достаточно людей, которым интересно то, что мы делаем, и в принципе, это уже большое достижение. Мы добились этого, потому что постоянно прилагали максимум усилий, чтобы писать хорошие песни, работать с первосортными продюсерами, звукоинженерами. Много лет у нас прекрасный менеджер — Джонатан Кесслер. Все эти люди росли вместе с нами. Это настоящая команда — столько людей, вовлеченных в то, что мы делаем. Отдельное везение — тот факт, что много лет назад судьба свела нас с фотографом и кинематографистом Антоном Корбейном, который выразил суть Depeche Mode визуальными средствами.

— То есть, вы никогда не жалеете о том, что не предпринимаете никаких популистских шагов — не записываете дуэтов или синглов по каким-нибудь общественно важным поводам, не создаете достаточно инфоповодов для масс-медиа помимо музыки?
— У нас нет такой цели — быть в каждом шоу, на каждой церемонии вручения наград. Но нас не то чтобы так часто туда приглашали. Видимо, у нас сложился образ группы, которая не особо ведется на такие истории. Это не та игра, в которую мы любим играть.

— Слушайте, ну, когда Канье Уэста приглашают играть хедлайнерский сет в Гластонбери, а вас нет, неужели совсем нет никаких чувств по этому поводу?
— Нас приглашали, много раз. Я играл там как сольный исполнитель. Когда наступит правильный момент, Depeche Mode там непременно выступят.

— C каждой сольной записью вы все ярче проявляете родство с блюзом, ваши записи с группой Soulsavers — пример качественной «американы», это очень живая музыка. Скажется ли это каким-либо образом на звуке грядущего диска Depeche Mode «Spirit»?
— Во всем, что я делаю, есть ростки чего-то, что будет потом, каждая запись — ступенька, ведущая к новой творческой стадии. Я привношу в музыку Depeche Mode все, что в моих силах. А в Soulsavers я делаю то, что свойственно Soulsavers. Так что все зависит от того, с кем я работаю в конкретный момент времени. Если я записываю песни Depeche Mode, для меня не важно, моя это песня или песня Мартина Гора (гитарист, автор большей части песен Depeche Mode.— “Ъ”), я как основной певец делаю то, что нужно для Depeche Mode, в традиции, которая свойственна этой группе. Мартин, со всем его багажом знаний о студийном звуке, о синтезаторах, об аранжировках, гораздо лучше представляет себе, что нужно Depeche Mode в целом, как творческой единице. Для меня очень важно, что Depeche Mode — это самодостаточная творческая группировка, которая не останавливается в своем развитии, ищет новые пути, новых продюсеров. С продюсером Джеймсом Фордом, с которым записывался «Spirit», мы определенно сделали шаг вперед. С его помощью мы объединили все, в чем силен каждый из нас, вокруг одной идеи. Джеймс Форд — фантастический музыкант. Он умеет играть, кажется, на всех инструментах, он легко переключается с баса на гитару, за пару часов он освоил pedal steel, и с такой же легкостью играет на барабанах. И все это органично сочетается с нашей электронной основой. Это и есть Depeche Mode — сочетание сонграйтинга, инструментовки, программирования. И каждый играет свою важную роль.

— В следующем году вам предстоит писать сет-листы для концертов очередного тура, и наверняка ни в одном из них не обойдется без «Personal Jesus» , «Enjoy The Silence» и прочих любимых поклонниками вещей. Каждый раз, когда я смотрю, как артист в сотый или, может быть, тысячный раз исполняет свой хит, всегда есть подозрение, что этот процесс доведен до полного автоматизма, и в этот момент вы можете думать о чем-то совершенно постороннем.
— Эти две песни, как и еще несколько важных вещей в репертуаре Depeche Mode, накрепко связаны с определенными моментами в жизни. Но довольно часто эти песни видоизменяются в зависимости от конкретного места и текущего момента. А бывает, что ты и хотел бы вернуть к жизни песню, которую написал много лет назад, но понимаешь, что просто не в состоянии это сделать. В прошлом турне мы исполняли «Just Can’t Get Enough» впервые за много-много лет. Мы наконец-то нашли для нее идеальное место — ближе к самому концу, как большое спасибо фанатам. А другие известные песни совсем не работают в соседстве с новым материалом. Но «Walking In My Shoes», «In Your Room», «Never Let Me Down», «I Feel You» — бесперебойный двигатель хорошего сета Depeche Mode. В моем представлении наш концерт — как путешествие. Или еще можно сравнить его с хорошим фильмом. Который, кстати, нередко бывает затянут! Но все же он держит зрителя в напряжении. Что будет дальше? Сентиментальный лирический фрагмент? Или эмоциональный пик? И на роль каждой из этих сюжетных точек вполне годятся несколько песен, так что у нас есть простор для маневра.

— Я совершенно неожиданно обнаружил в «Википедии» информацию о том, что по вероисповеданию вы православный христианин. Это так?
— Я не практикую ни одну из религий. В детстве — да, помню, лет в десять меня насильно загоняли в церковь. Сейчас — нет. Но моя жена Дженнифер — гречанка, и когда я женился на ней, а это было почти 20 лет назад, для меня важно было, чтобы обряд прошел в церкви, так что я крестился в православие.

— Когда вы были в последний раз в Москве, вы устроили вечеринку в честь именной коллекции часов Depeche Mode, то есть мы открыли вас как часового дизайнера. Есть еще какие-то скрытые таланты, о которых мы не знаем?
— Я всегда интересовался фотографией. Но до персональных выставок дело пока не дошло.

— Последние двенадцать месяцев отмечены потерями. Дэвид Боуи, Принс, Лемми — этот список, к сожалению, можно продолжить. Для меня 2016-й — год, когда мы простились с иллюзией вечной жизни в поп-музыке. Как вы себя чувствуете в это грустное время?
— Их всех безумно жаль. Лично для меня уход Дэвида Боуи — огромная потеря, мне сложно передать, насколько сильно он на меня повлиял и продолжает влиять. Я всегда его слушал несколько по-своему, как мне кажется. Последний альбом — один из лучших в его жизни. Но музыка остается с нами, это, знаете, напоминает мне предсмертные слова Эйнштейна: «Моя миссия здесь выполнена, я сделал все, что мог».
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:04:28
2016-10-13 - Live Nation Denmark - Dave Gahan siger det!

https://www.facebook.com/livenationdenmark/videos/10157579596165182/

Dave Gahan siger det!
Husk billetsalget til Depeche Modes "Global Spirit Tour" der kommer til Telia Parken 31. maj, begynder i morgen fredag kl. 10.00 via ticketmaster.dk
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:06:06
2016-10-13 - Live Nation Poland - Dave Gahan zaprasza na koncert DM w Warszawie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Yk1E8Dwro

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/M2Yk1E8Dwro/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/M2Yk1E8Dwro/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/M2Yk1E8Dwro/3.jpg)

Dave Gahan zaprasza na koncert DM w Warszawie

Depeche Mode - PGE Narodowy, Warszawa - 21 lipca 2017
Przedsprzedaż biletów startuje 19 października o godz. 10.00 i potrwa do 20 października do 20.00 na http://www.livenation.pl.
Sprzedaż ogólna rusza 21 października o godz. 10.00.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:07:51
2016-10-13 - Live Nation Belgium - Depeche Mode Sportpaleis, Antwerp 2017!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEFqwnxoX0s

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/oEFqwnxoX0s/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/oEFqwnxoX0s/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/oEFqwnxoX0s/3.jpg)

Depeche Mode will bring their 'Global Spirit Tour' to the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, on 9 May! Tickets & info: https://goo.gl/cD4Wbr

Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:17:07
2016-10-13 - Stirile Pro (Romania) - "Pur si simplu s-a potrivit foarte bine"

http://stirileprotv.ro/show-buzz/entertainment/interviu-exclusiv-cu-dave-gahan-despre-concertul-depeche-mode-de-la-cluj-din-2017-pur-si-simplu-s-a-potrivit-foarte-bine.html
http://stirileprotv.ro/video/interviu-exclusiv-cu-dave-gahan-despre-concertul-depeche-mode-de-la-cluj-din-2017-pur-si-simplu-s-a-potrivit-foarte-bine/61840100
http://stirileprotv.ro/video/interviu-exclusiv-cu-dave-gahan-despre-concertul-depeche-mode-de-la-cluj-din-2017-pur-si-simplu-s-a-potrivit-foarte-bine/61840212

Interviu EXCLUSIV cu Dave Gahan despre concertul Depeche Mode de la Cluj, din 2017: "Pur si simplu s-a potrivit foarte bine"

Dave Gahan abia asteapta sa cante la Cluj - dupa cum a spus intr-un interviu exclusiv pentru Stirile Pro TV.

Depeche Mode pleaca anul viitor in turneu mondial, iar din Romania au ales Transilvania pentru ca ... geografic, se potriveste mai bine cu restul turneului.
Solistul de 54 de ani a vorbit cu Cristian Leonte despre cantece noi si vechi, concerte, dar si despre cancerul pe care si l-a descoperit in precedentul turneu.
Iar un concert si la Bucuresti, "nu l-ar mira" pe Dave Gahan.
Pe scena este un solist exploziv, puternic, admirat, dansator si seducator. In interviu, Dave e mai degraba retras, introvertit, dar si modest si recunoscator fanilor.

David Gahan: "Muzica noastra a a atras intotdeauna oameni care poate s-au simtit un pic diferiti, nu se integreaza cu prietenii, familia, scoala, munca, un pic ciudati in viata. cand am crescut noii, era evident, eram exclusi pentru ca eram diferiti.

Zambetul revine doar cand vorbeste despre noul turneu:
"Va fi interesant sa vedem ce se intampla in turneu. Am anuntat spectacole mari, (zambeste) si chiar se intampla, din nou."
"Cu siguranta devii fan Depeche Mode daca vii la unul dintre concertele noastre. Concertele au fost foarte importante pentru supravietuirea noastra."

In Romania, artistii de la Depeche Mode vor canta la Cluj. De ce?!
David Gahan: "Pentru oportunitatile pe care le ofera spatiul de concert, perioada aleasa, locul, pur si simplu s-a potrivit foarte bine si geografic. Cand avem asa multe spectacole in Europa, e ca o operatiune militara. Calatoresti cu o suta de oameni, camioane mari, autocare, avioane, echipamente si trebuie sa ai timp sa pregatesti fiecare spectacol."

Cristi Leonte: Ce fel de spectatori sperati, va doriti, sa aveti in Cluj?
Dave: "Oameni carora le place muzica noastra, de preferat... " (rade).

Cristi Leonte: "Ai apucat sa vizitezi ceva din Bucuresti?"
Dave: "Ceva, dar ca sa fiu sincer, imi petrec ziua in camera, incuiat, cu gura inchisa, ca sa pot canta. E cel mai important lucru pentru mine. Sunt foarte norocos ca pot vizita multe orase frumoase, dar in mare parte a timpului ma concentrez la reprezentatie."

Depeche Mode isi vor lansa in primavara viitoare albumul "Spirit" si turneul mondial. Vor canta piese noi, alaturi de cele clasice.
David Gahan: "Sunt multe cantece importante despre care cred ca e foarte important sa fie in concertele noastre si sa le prezentam in forma noua. Anumite cantece, I Feel You, Walking In My Shoes, Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, cantece care sunt ca niste ancore pentru mine. Never Let Me Down."

In 2009, Depeche Mode au anulat cu doar cateva zile inainte concertul de pe Arena Nationala. Cateva saptamani mai tarziu, aflam si motivul:
"Am avut noroc. M-am simtit rau o perioada, chiar si inainte de turneu, nu neaparat rau, dar nu aveam energie si nu puteam sa duc energia unde voiam. Am vazut la repetitiile pentru turneu.. Eram epuizat la sfarsitul zilei, mai mult ca de obicei. Dupa ce am inceput, ce credeam ca sunt doar dureri de stomac s-a dovedit a fi cancer la vezica. Am fost foarte norocos ca am tratat-o si am indepartat-o, am mers la control acum cateva saptamani si mi-a zis ca sunt bine, si nu trebuie sa merg la control decat peste 6 luni."

Vesti bune! Iar daca prima parte a turnelui va merge bine, ar putea canta si la Bucuresti?
David Gahan: "Nu m-ar mira daca ne-am intoarce pentru inca niste spectacole."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:22:53
2016-10-13 - VK.com/depechemode (Russia) - VK Live: Depeche Mode

[This is a promotional page run by SAV Entertainment. Fans could ask Dave questions live during the chat.]

https://vk.com/depechemode?z=video-125927592_456239058%2Fe4b6c97db9b49b1054%2Fpl_post_-125927592_1118

Прямая трансляция начнется в 21:30 по московскому времени.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:24:11
2016-10-13 - Bilbao BBK Live - saludo de Martin Gore para bbklive17

https://www.facebook.com/bilbaobbkliveoficial/videos/10154705020432932/

Aquí os dejamos el saludo de Martin Gore para el #bbklive17!! Depeche Mode está preparado para la visita a Kobetamendi, y tú?
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:26:33
2016-10-13 - Corriere (Italy) - «Trump? Come Hitler. Le droghe? Per scappare dal rumore»

http://video.corriere.it/i-depeche-mode-trump-come-hitler-droghe-scappare-rumore/0e4e3636-9177-11e6-ac33-c191fa0a3477

I Depeche Mode: «Trump? Come Hitler. Le droghe? Per scappare dal rumore»

La band inglese è a Milano per presentare il nuovo album «Spirit»: «Brexit? Una stupida idea. Giudici ai talent? Non li faremo mai» - Matteo Cruccu /CorriereTV
I Depeche Mode sono a Milano per presentare il nuovo album «Spirit» e il conseguente tour che toccherà anche l'Italia. E i due fondatori Dave Gahan e Martin Gore si confessano a 360 °, non disdegnando i grandi temi d'attualità. Da Brexit(«Una stupida idea») a Trump («Parla come Hitler»), dalle droghe («Ne facevamo uso per scappare dal rumore») ai Talent («Non li faremo mai»), a quando, nel 1980, la band partì in una chiesa di Basildon fino ai progetti per il futuro: («Smetterò di cantare quando non ce la farò più«)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:29:25
2016-10-13 - Repubblica (Italy) - "In tempi di divisione la musica può unirci"

http://video.repubblica.it/spettacoli-e-cultura/dave-gahan-e-il-nuovo-album-dei-depeche-mode-spirit--in-tempi-di-divisione-la-musica-puo-unirci/255300/255533

Dave Gahan e il nuovo album dei Depeche Mode 'Spirit': "In tempi di divisione la musica può unirci"

Nuovo album e tour mondiale (con tre date in Italia) per i Depeche Mode, che hanno scelto Milano per presentare i loro nuovi progetti. Nella nostra intervista, Dave Gahan ha parlato del Nobel a Bob Dylan (“Fico, spettacolare che posso dire? Quando un amico da New York mi ha mandato un messaggino ho esultato. Ma non la metto neanche sul discorso della musica che viene premiata come se fosse letteratura: Dylan è letteratura, è poesia, e come tale ha avuto questo riconoscimento”, raccontando poi qualche particolare poi del nuovo album 'Spirit': “Nelle canzoni le parole sono sempre influenzate da quello che succede, che sia su Internet, che sia l’attualità, che sia qualcosa di intimo, a volte addirittura è qualcosa di insensato, semplicemente. Stavolta ci siamo guardati intorno, sì, e in fondo il titolo 'Spirit' vuol dire proprio questo, il chiederci dov’è lo spirito, l’anima, dove siamo finiti tutti, abbiamo come la sensazione che qualcuno ci voglia tenere divisi, separati, e la musica è invece qualcosa che unisce le persone”. Sull’Italia, Gahan ha confermato di avere un rapporto speciale con il nostro Paese: “Credo che sia la passione della gente in tutto, nel cibo, nella musica… E siccome voi siete passionali apprezzate il fatto che noi tre, e io quando canto, diamo davvero tutta la nostra anima sul palco”.

Intervista di Luigi Bolognini
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:38:24
2016-10-13 - Studio Brussel (Belgium) - "Met Depeche Mode op Torhout Werchter '85 spelen was carrièrebepalend"

http://stubru.be/music/metdepechemodeoptorhoutwerchter85spelenwascarrierebepalend

"MET DEPECHE MODE OP TORHOUT WERCHTER '85 SPELEN WAS CARRIÈREBEPALEND"

Depeche Mode kondigde deze week een nieuw album en een tournee aan. Op 9 mei 2017 speelt de groep in het Antwerpse Sportpaleis.
Stijn trok naar Milaan voor een babbel met frontman Dave Gahan. De twee hadden het onder andere over de nieuwe plaat, de producer, die Gahan via zijn dochter liet kennen, de speciale band met België en de beste Depeche Mode-cover.
Geen tijd om het interview van bijna 6 minuten te bekijken? Stijn vat het hieronder in 34 seconden samen.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:47:26
2016-10-13 - RTL2 (France) - Le Drive

[Interview with Dave Gahan from the day before.]

http://www.rtl2.fr/actu/ledrivertl2-du-13-octobre-2016-7785272718

Dave Gahan : "Je donne beaucoup de moi-même pour recevoir tellement en retour"
Mathilde Courjeau du #DriveRTL2 a rencontré Dave Gahan de Depeche Mode à Milan, le lendemain de l'annonce de leur tournée, le Global Spirit Tour.

En plus de l'annonce de la tournée européenne qui comprend 32 date, Depeche Mode a aussi annoncé une tournée au États-Unis, en Amérique Latine et quelques festivals, du coup Mathilde Courjeau à demandé à Dave Gahan comment il se préparait à un tel marathon ?

"Quoique je fasse, je ne suis jamais vraiment prêt à monter sur scène et enclencher une telle tournée, et surtout je ne suis jamais prêt à ressentir cette fatigue intense après mes premiers concerts. Je m'implique énormément dans mes prestations scéniques, je ne sais faire que ça. Je donne beaucoup de moi-même pour recevoir tellement en retour ! Je dois creuser très profondément en moi  pour proposer une performance unique, une sorte d'introspection qui va de plus en plus profondément au fur et à mesure de la tournée. Au fur et à mesure de la tournée ça fatigue, alors physiquement avant je dois faire pas mal de sport, je fais du stretching et du yoga."

Mais est-ce Dave Gahan ressemble à ce qu'il voulait être sur scène quand il a commencé et qui sont les idoles scéniques ?

"Ça m'a pris 15 ou 20 ans de concerts, pour arriver au point où je me suis dit, là je crois que j'y arrive, je crois que je ressemble à peu près à ce que je voulais. Il faut savoir révéler une partie intime de soi-même, c'est assez difficile, et tout ça pour être meilleur. Mais quand tu y arrive cela t'aide à vraiment montrer ce que tu veux sur scène. Ça prend du temps pour devenir un bon performer, et effectivement il y en a qu'on peut voir sur scène et c'est une espèce d'évidence, Nick Cave par exemple, est incroyable, sur scène il devient son œuvre, ses chansons, sa musique, il devient même ses paroles, je l'ai vu beaucoup sur scène et pour moi il est très impressionnant. Et David Bowie bien sûr, c'est l'artiste qui a eu le plus d'influence sur moi. "

Le nouvel album est déjà enregistré mais pas encore fini et les membres de Depeche Mode ne veulent pas encore en parler, tout ce que l'on sait c'est qu'il se nomme Spirit, qu'il sortira au printemps prochain et il y aura probablement un extrait avant Noël.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 03:50:58
2016-10-13 - BBC6 Radio (UK) - Shaun Keaveny's Breakfast Show

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xxqpd
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04bvt14
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04bvsr8
https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/videos/10155885464510329/

Matt Everitt has a WORLD EXCLUSIVE interview with Depeche Mode. Andy Fletcher Martin Gore & Dave Gahan will chat about their new album and upcoming tour. Recorded in Milan yesterday, Matt chats with all three members about the upcoming album Spirit.
Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan chats with BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitt about the new album, the upcoming tour and how he needs Martin Gore to bounce song writing ideas off of.
Martin Gore & Andy Fletcher chat with BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitt about the new album, the upcoming tour & how they're not quite sure what Anton Corbijn has planned for their live show.

[A summary about this interview made by the NME:]

http://www.nme.com/news/depeche-mode/97089

Depeche Mode tease intimate warm-up shows and US tour
The band release new album 'Spirit' next year

Depeche Mode have teased that they may play a series of intimate warm-up shows ahead of their massive 'Spirit' world tour.
This week saw the synth-pop icons announce details of their 14th studio album as well as a run of massive arena and stadium dates. Now, it looks like fans may get the chance to see them much more up close and personal.
"We haven't ruled that out," frontman Dave Gahan told BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt about the possibility of warm-up shows. "We're kicking off in Sweden but you never know - we might end up doing something in that time or before the whole tour, even. There's a possibility we'll do something where we maybe play some new songs and a few old ones in some smaller places just to feel it out a bit."
He also revealed that US and South American tour dates would be announced soon: "I think we've set the bar pretty high this time. We've decided to announce these shows in Europe - we're going to shortly announce some North American shows and possible some down in South America too."
Speaking about their new album 'Spirit', Gahan continued: "Making records can be really prickly with a group of people, because you're a team and you might have an idea about how you think something should sound and the person sitting next to you does not hear it like that. The thing about Martin and I, is that's not something we often talk about. We don't really sit and discuss, we just kind of start getting on with it. It's tricky navigating your way around a Depeche Mode record but that's what makes it interesting.
"I wouldn't say it's an easy experience, but there's definitely a start, a middle and an end to it. It's the gravitas of the work too...we have a high standard of what we should be doing and where it should be. Martin has predominantly been the songwriter of this band from day one...I'm on the bench most of the time. I get a few minutes here and there to play, and that's OK. I'm lucky to be a part of that. Martin certainly shows up as much for my songs as he does his own. It doesn't necessarily work the other way if I have an idea about one of Martin's songs, but that's OK - because he's much more accomplished than I as a songwriter.
He added: "As a complete songwriter, I actually can't formulate an idea unless I'm bouncing off someone else. As a person that likes to really not communicate with people that well, it's the one way I actually can."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 16:26:07
2016-10-13 - Právo (Czech Republic) - Depeche Mode: Nové album bude víc elektronické

https://www.novinky.cz/kultura/417387-depeche-mode-nove-album-bude-vic-elektronicke.html
http://www.pravo.cz/p240a10f.php

Depeche Mode: Nové album bude víc elektronické
Britská skupina Depeche Mode oznámila v úterý na tiskové konferenci v italském Miláně, že na jaře 2017 vydá album Spirit a vyjede na turné, při kterém se 24. května představí v Praze. Andy Fletcher, jeden ze členů kapely, poskytl Právu rozhovor.

Vydání nového alba je pro fanoušky událost. Je jeho nahrávání událost pro vás?
Nahrávání alba je vždycky v pohodě. Když jsme na turné, jsou okolo nás stovky fanoušků, zatímco ve studiu jsme sami. Není tam nikdo cizí. To je moment, kdy musíme přijít s něčím výjimečným, něčím, co se lidem bude líbit. Postavit si kariéru na cyklu nahrávání a absolvování turné je vlastně docela příjemné.

Dokázali byste novou desku přirovnat k nějaké vaší starší, nebo alespoň k určitému období vaší tvorby? Nebo je to album s úplně novým zvukem?
Neřekl bych, že na něm bude úplně nový zvuk. Toho je těžké dosáhnout, protože Martin Gore skládá určitým způsobem a Dave Gahan určitým způsobem zpívá. Ale pořád je to pro nás vývoj. Minulá deska byla bluesovější, tahle je více elektronická. Novinku produkoval James Ford.

Po vydání alba vyrazíte na turné, v Praze zahrajete v květnu příštího roku. Máte už představu, jak bude show vypadat?
Zhruba za měsíc odletíme do Miami, kde budeme natáčet dva filmy, které se na turné v rámci vizuálu objeví. Zároveň se bude vymýšlet pódium. Dosud jsme ty nápady viděli jenom na papíře.

V listopadu vydáte videokolekci vašich pětapadesáti klipů. Které z nich jsou vám osobně nejbližší?
Úplně ty nejstarší. Dnes působí docela komicky, protože to byla doba, kdy videoklipy jako formát začínaly a každý byl přesvědčen, že hudebníci jsou také herci. Brzy ale bylo jasné, že k tomu mají daleko. Když jsme potom začali spolupracovat s Antonem Corbijnem, udělal z nás bezva chlapíky. Je zodpovědný za změnu naší image, což bylo dobré.

V kolekci videoklipů budou čtyři alternativní. Podle jakých kritérií děláte alternativní videa k písničkám?
Jsou alternativní v tom smyslu, že jsme natočili pár klipů pro USA a nikdo v Evropě je neviděl.

Je zajímavé, že skupina vaší velikosti nedostala příliš hudebních cen. Je nějaká, po které byste toužili?
Ano, jako kapela jsme mnoho ocenění nezískali. Ano, máme zlaté a platinové desky, ale nikdy nám hudební průmysl nevyjádřil respekt jinak, což je škoda. Já bych si třeba přál získat Grammy.

Ale na druhé straně naše kariéra je něco neuvěřitelného. Je to splněný sen. Nikdy bych nevěřil, že budu v kapele, která bude populární i po pětatřiceti letech. A to je nejlepší důkaz našeho úspěchu.

Martin Skřivan, Milán
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 17:45:35
2016-10-13 - Rockol (Italy) - 'La nostra chimica si ricrea all’istante, ogni volta'

http://www.rockol.it/news-664026/depeche-mode-intervista-il-nuovo-album-spirit

Depeche Mode, l’intervista: 'La nostra chimica si ricrea all’istante, ogni volta'

I Depeche Mode sono a Milano per qualche giorno. Ci ricevono in un albergo milanese, dopo la conferenza stampa internazionale di martedì 11 ottobre, in cui hanno annunciato il nuovo album “Spirit” e le date europee del “Global Spirit Tour”. E come due giorni fa, i fan li seguono ovunque: fuori, in strada, un gruppetto li attende fiduciosi sotto la pioggia. Come al solito, si dividono i compiti: Dave fa qualche videointervista, mentre Fletch e Martin - le menti musicali del gruppo - chiacchierano con altri giornalisti. Si scusano subito di non poter parlare di “Spirit”, che non è ancora finito, e promettono di tornare a marzo o aprile per spiegare i dettagli. Ma abbiamo provato comunque a farci raccontare come lavorano oggi i Depeche Mode e come, a tre anni di distanza da “Delta Machine” si è rimessa in moto una delle più grandi macchine musicali contemporanee. Ecco cosa ci hanno detto.

Alla conferenza stampa di martedì avete fatto sentire qualche frammento di musica nuova. L’unica parte vocale vedeva Dave cantare “Where’s the revolution?”. E’ il titolo di una canzone o un ritornello? A quale rivoluzione fate riferimento?
Fletch. La parola “rivoluzione” può voler dire molte cose, ovviamente… Non possiamo svelare molto ancora ora - il disco non è ancora finito, e preferiamo parlare di queste cose quando avrete potuto ascoltare tutto, così potrete fare domande più circostanziate.

Facciamo questo lavoro da molto tempo, siamo abituati a questa routine. Adesso c’era la necessità di annunciare il tour con molto anticipo, per poter mettere in vendita i biglietti.
Martin: Fare dischi è ancora importante per noi, per questo ne vogliamo parlare più avanti.

Parliamo allora del processo di lavorazione e di come avete ricominciato a lavorare assieme dopo “Delta machine”. I Depeche Mode sono un grande e complesso ingranaggio, oggi. E’ complicato rimetterlo in moto?
Martin: no, in realtà. Quando finisce un tour ci separiamo per un po’ di tempo. A quel punto hai passato 2 anni in compagnia del resto della band, e fa bene non vedersi e sentirsi- e comunque ormai viviamo tutti in parti del mondo diverse. Ad un certo punto io ricomincio a scrivere canzoni, e anche Dave scrive qualcosa. Quando sentiamo di avere abbastanza materiale, fissiamo un meeting con il nostro manager Daniel Miller.  In questo caso, per “Spirit”, abbiamo coinvolto da subito James Ford, il produttore. Ascoltiamo assieme i brani, e da lì ripartiamo: facciamo piani, parliamo dei tempi. Ma ci conosciamo da così tanto tempo che la chimica si ricrea all’istante.

E’ la prima volta che lavorate con James Ford. Avevate bisogno di un cambiamento in produzione o di suono?
Fletch: E' difficile che i Depeche lavorino per molto tempo con lo stesso produttore, e gli ultimi album sono stati più l’eccezione che la regola. E’ sempre importante per noi avere idee fresche sul suono. James ha lavorato bene con altri artisti e, a differenza dei Depeche che sono lenti, è molto veloce. E’ stata una collaborazione interessante.

C’è qualcosa del suo lavoro precedente, per esempio con i Last Shadow Puppets o con Florence & The Machine, che vi ha portato a lui?
Martin: ce l’ha suggerito Daniel Miller, il nostro manager. Avevano già lavorato insieme, e pensava che fosse adatto alla nostra chimica. Abbiamo poi ascoltato gli album che ha prodotto, e la cosa impressionato è che riusciva sempre ad ottenere un gran suono pur lavorando su generi tra loro molto diversi…
Fletch: … e inoltre, arriva dall’elettronica con i Simian Mobile Disco, oltre ad aver lavorato molto con il rock. Un mix che fa al caso nostro.

Con tutti questi anni di carriera ed esperienza alle spalle, quanto avete ancora bisogno di un produttore e di qualcuno di esterno?
Fletch: è sempre buono avere un boss che qualcuno che ci dica cosa fare…
Martin: scherzi a parte, è fondamentale avere qualcuno che coordini il progetto. Noi tendiamo a rinchiuderci nei nostri spazi e ci vuole qualcuno che abbia una visione complessiva.

Quando riniziate a lavorare assieme, iniziate anche a pensare al tour?
Fletch: Non del tutto. Ovviamente si fa la prima programmazione in termini temporali. Ma prima pensiamo al disco, incidiamo le canzoni. E solo dopo pensiamo a come portarle dal vivo. Vederle rinascere su un palco, vedere le reazioni della gente di fronte a quello che scrivi, è una delle cose più belle dello stare in una band.

E solo dopo pensiamo anche alla produzione: anche in questo caso ci affideremo ad Anton Corbijn per i visual, ma ci penseremo più avanti. E’ più Dave che si occupa di questa parte, e siamo in buone mano, perché Anton è davvero un genio.

Martin, negli anni è cambiato il tuo modo di scrivere canzoni?
Martin: No, per la verità è rimasto abbastanza simile a quello che uso da sempre. Inizio con chitarra o piano, o su un beat o una linea di basso creata al computer. E da lì, da quell’atmosfera, inizio a cantare, a cercare una linea melodica.

E quanto è cambiata l’importanza che date ai tour?
Fletch: da sempre consideriamo lo studio e il tour come le due metà complementari della nostra carriera. Sono di uguale importanza. Abbiamo iniziato facendo musica elettronica, e per noi è sempre stato importante dimostrare come sul palco suoniamo bene e sappiamo essere eccitanti come una rock band. Oggi i pesi economici forse sono cambiati, soprattutto per le band più giovani, che si sostengono con i concerti, ma noi siamo fortunati: vendiamo ancora bene la nostra musica, e i concerti vanno bene, per cui rimangono in equilibrio e ugualmente importanti.

Tornerete a suonare anche nei palazzetti?
Fletch: per ora abbiamo annunciato gli stadi europei, poi faremo anche quelli americani. I Depeche Mode sono una grande band anche indoor, probabilmente anche più brava in quelle situazioni, quindi ci penseremo sicuramente.
Martin: ma il punto rimane lo stesso. E' il concerto di una band. Cerchiamo, in questa ottica, di non dare troppa importanza anche ai visual. Addirittura ricordo che ad un certo punto, durante il tour di “Songs of Faith and Devotion”, abbiamo ridotto gli schermi, perché la gente guardava più quelli che noi.

A Milano avete registrato “Violator”. Nel 2009 qua avete presentato alla stampa mondiale “Sounds of the universe” e il relativo tour, come avete fatto con “Spirit” martedì. C’è qualcosa che vi lega in particolare a questa città?
Martin: Abbiamo un rapporto così speciale che non ci ricordiamo neanche di queste cose (ride…).
Fletch: Siamo fortunati: ovunque andiamo abbiamo grandi pubblici, tra loro diversi. Essendo a Milano dovrei dire che gli italiani sono i migliori, ma il fatto è che voi siete grandi cantanti, i tedeschi invece applaudono e tengono il tempo, e così via. Comunque il punto è che Londra è diventata una città noiosa. Pubblico a parte, quindi, è importante  stare in città che abbiano una buona “vibe”. Oggi magari siamo più sobri, non facciamo più party come una volta. Ma si dice che il luogo del backstage è sempre importante quanto quello del concerto…

Gianni Sibilla

[Translation by loop on the HOME forum:]

'Our chemistry recreates instantly, every time'
 
Depeche Mode are in Milan for a few days. They meet us in a city hotel, after the International Press Conference of Tuesday 11 October during which they announced their new album “Spirit” and the European dates of the “Global Spirit Tour”. And exactly like two days ago, their fans follow them everywhere: outside on the street, a small group of them is confidently waiting for the band under the rain. As usual, duties are distributed among Depeche Mode members: Dave holds some videointerviews, while Fletch and Martin - the musical minds of the band - chat with other journalists. They immediately apologize for not being able to talk about “Spirit”, which is not yet complete, and they promise to return in March or April next year to explain the details of the record. We have nevertheless tried to have them disclose how Depeche Mode work nowadays and how, three years after “Delta Machine”, one of the biggest contemporary music machines has ignited again. Here’ s what they told us.
 
During Tuesday’ s press conference you have anticipated some snippets of new songs. In the only vocal part that was heard Dave sings “Where’s the revolution?”. Is it the title of one of the songs or are they just the lyrics to the chorus? What revolution are you referring to?

Fletch. The word “revolution” can mean many things, of course… We cannot anticipate much now - the album is not finished yet, and we would prefer to talk about these subjects when you guys will have had the chance to hear all of it, and will be able to ask more focused questions.
We have been doing this job for a long time, we are used to this routine. Now it was necessary to announce the tour quite in advance in order to start selling the tickets.
Martin: Making records is still important for us, this is why we want to talk about it later.
 
So let’ s talk about your work process and of how you have started to work together again after “Delta Machine”. Today Depeche Mode are a large and complex mechanism. Is it difficult to start it up back again?
Martin: No, actually. When a tour ends we go our own ways for some time. At that point you have passed two years with the rest of the band, and it is healthy not to see each other for a while - and in any case we all live in different parts of the world. At a certain point I start writing songs again, and Dave also writes something. When we feel we have enough material, we fix a meeting with our manager Daniel Miller. In the case of “Spirit”, we have involved producer James Ford from the very beginning. We listen to the tracks together, and from there we start again: we make plans, we talk about time schedules. But we have known each other for so long that the chemistry between us recreates instantly.
 
It’ s the first time you work with James Ford. Did you need a change in production or in sound?
Fletch: It is difficult to see Depeche work for a long time with the same producer, and the last albums have been more the exception than the rule. It is always important for us to have fresh ideas on the sound. James has worked well with other artists and, differently from Depeche who are slow, he is very fast. It has been a very interesting collaboration.
 
Is there something in his previous work, for example with The Last Shadow Puppets or with Florence & The Machine, that led you to him?
Martin: Our manager Daniel Miller suggested him to us. They had already worked together, and he thought he was right for our chemistry. We then listened to the albums he has produced, and what impressed us was that he always managed to obtain a great sound even though working on genres that were very different one from the other…
Fletch:… And also, he comes from electronic music with Simian Mobile Disco, in addition to having worked a lot with rock music. A combination which suits us well.
 
With all these years of career and experience behind you, how much do you still need producers and external collaborators?
Fletch: it is always good to have a boss and someone who tells us what to do…
Martin: Seriously, it is fundamental to have somebody who coordinates the project. We tend to close ourselves in our own spaces and we need someone who has an overall view of the project.
 
When you start working together again, do you also start thinking about the tour?
Fletch: Not completely. Obviously we do the first planning in terms of time. But first we think about the record, we record the songs. And only after that we think of how to bring them out live. To see them be reborn on stage, to see people’ s reactions to what you write, is one of the best things about being in a band. That’ s when we think about live production: also for this album we will rely on Anton Corbijn for the visuals, but we will get into the details later. Dave is the one who takes care of this part the most, and we are in good hands since Anton is a real genius.

Martin, during the years has your songwriting method changed in some way?
Martin: No, to tell you the truth it has stayed quite similar to the one I have always used. I start with a guitar or a piano, or with a beat or bassline created on my PC. And from there, from that atmosphere, I start singing, looking for a melodic line.
 
And how much has the importance you give to touring changed?
Fletch: We have always considered the studio and the tour as the two complementary halves of our career. They are of equal importance. We started by making electronic music, and for us it has always been important to demonstrate how well we play on stage, and that we can be as exciting as a rock band. Today the economic priorities have changed, especially for younger bands who must support themselves with concerts, but we are lucky: we still sell our music well, and gigs go well, so they remain in balance and equally important.
 
Will you play in sports halls again?
Fletch: for the moment we have announced the European stadiums, then we will go on to the ones in the US. Depeche Mode are a great band also for indoor venues, probably even better in that context, so we will definitely think about playing in those locations.
Martin: But the point remains the same. It is a band concert. From this perspective, we try not to give too much importance to the visuals. I remember that at a certain point, during the “Songs of Faith and Devotion” tour, we reduced the screens because people were looking at them more than they were looking at us.
 
You recorded “Violator” in Milan. In 2009 you presented “Sounds of the universe” and the relevant tour to the international press here, as you did for “Spirit” on Tuesday. Is there something in particular that binds you to this city?
Martin: We have such a special relation with the city that we do not even remember about these previous events… (laughs)
Fletch: We are lucky: wherever we go we have great audiences, that are different from each other. Being in Milan I should say that Italians are the best, but the fact is that you guys are great singers, the Germans instead clap and keep the beat, and so on. Anyway the point is that London has become a boring city. Therefore audience aside it is important to be in cities that have a good “vibe”. Maybe today we are more sober, we do not party as much as we used to. But we tend to think that the backstage location is always as important as that of the concert…
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 17:48:24
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 17:52:10
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 17:53:56
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 17:54:46
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 17:56:58
2016-10-14 - Standard (UK) - Maybe it would be the death of us if we suddenly started being recognised

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Depeche Mode, interview: Maybe it would be the death of us if we suddenly started being recognised
Depeche Mode have sold 100 million albums and play the Olympic Stadium next June, but they still see themselves as a cult band, they tell David Smyth

When most bands announce a new tour, adverts and emails will suffice. When it’s Depeche Mode, Europe’s media is summoned to a theatre inside the towering design museum in Milan — journalists in the stalls, while whooping fans occupy the balcony — to hear the news in person from chief songwriter Martin Gore, 55, lizard-like frontman Dave Gahan, 54, and keyboardist-slash-Easter-Island-statue Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, 55. Everything, from the bustling queues to obtain a silver octagonal admission lanyard to the rock-star gleam of Gahan’s ludicrous golden shoes, seems designed to remind you that this veteran group remain a very big deal.

Any fans who watched the event live on a Facebook stream on Tuesday will know that these things are sent to try us. The upbeat trio must tackle a Hungarian journalist who wants to know about their love of Hungary, an Italian who wishes to enquire whether “the rock” is “now completely dead”, and a member of the German press who just wants to see Gahan dance. For we Brits, the real news is easy to spot: next summer Depeche Mode will perform at the London Stadium in the Olympic Park, their first UK stadium appearance since a lesser event at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in 1993. Tickets go on sale today.

“Crystal Palace was 23 years ago. It’s another life,” Gahan tells me later. After the masses have gone, he’s giving a handful of one-to-one interviews in a curtained-off room backstage, while Gore holds court in another along the corridor. “It was suggested by our manager that it’s time for us to do something a bit bigger in England, maybe out in the open. My son Jack lives in London and is a West Ham supporter, so he was quite thrilled.”

The band, who emerged from Basildon in Essex at the start of the Eighties synthpop boom, have long been slightly prickly about the esteem in which they are held in their home country. Both Gahan and Gore have lived in the US for many years, in New York and Santa Barbara respectively, and it’s commonly mentioned that their menacing, tortured brand of electronic rock is far bigger in America and the rest of Europe, especially Germany, than it is here. When a map is displayed on the theatre’s screen with stars indicating the places they’ll visit on next year’s tour — 32 shows, everywhere from Lisbon to Minsk — the single London star looks rather lonely.

“I don’t think there will ever be as much adulation in Britain as there is in the rest of Europe but we have a loyal fanbase there,” says Gore. The band have been regulars at the O2 Arena since 2009, and Wembley Arena before that, so they’re hardly shadowy obscurities. “It wouldn’t be a wise decision for us to play five stadium shows in Britain. But it is time for us to play one at least.”

Gore, dressed all in black right up to his carbon-fibre wedding ring, says Depeche Mode still see themselves “as a cult band”. Selling more than 100 million albums while seeming like outsiders is a neat trick. On albums such as their biggest, 1990’s Violator, and their most recent, Delta Machine from 2013, they summon a spiritual turmoil and a dark physicality — a world in which sexiness is next to godliness — that sits far from the bright lights of the mainstream despite those sales figures. With no Grammys to their name and just one Brit Award (Best British Single for Enjoy the Silence in 1991), I mention that they’ve never had much official recognition. “Virtually none!” Gore laughs. “At the same time it doesn’t really bother us that much. Maybe it would be the death of us if we suddenly started being recognised.”

What they have got is a proper, globe-straddling rock star for a singer, which never hurts. Dave Gahan could only be more of a textbook rock and roller if he was dead, which he was for several minutes in 1996, following an accidental overdose of cocaine and heroin. Clean since then, in 2009 he had an operation to remove a cancerous tumour on his bladder and must now undergo regular intrusive checks. “I’m very good, thank you for asking,” he says when I enquire after his health. “I just recently had all my check-ups done that need to be done.” There’s one positive, he says, that he can credit to his old life as an addict: “I have a great strength, which is a denial of what’s really going on! I use that to my advantage with this. I just put it to the side until it comes around.”

Nevertheless, he needs this tour to be slightly less mammoth than the ones that have gone before, especially as there are North and South American dates still to be announced. “My one stipulation about this tour was we have to do fewer shows each week. I don’t bounce back like I used to. I really give it my all in a show. Once I’m up there, I’m in another world and I enjoy that place, but the next day I wake up to reality. The spirit is young but the body is starting to decay, let’s put it that way.”

In contrast to Gore, who wants to get questions answered as quickly as possible and whose day’s catchphrase has become “We’re not here to talk about the new album”, Gahan is a delight to chat to — fidgety and energetic and happy to ramble away, even about the new album. Next spring the band will release Spirit, their 14th. It isn’t finished yet but they can play us a minute or so of snippets which sound like a computer apocalypse, boiling over with electronic clanks, scrapes and buzzes. After three albums in a row with Ben Hillier, it’s being produced by James Ford, known for his work on albums by Arctic Monkeys and Florence + the Machine. “He’s a real sound master,” says Gore when coaxed briefly onto the subject. Gahan says: “Working with James was really refreshing. We needed it. It was time to do something different.”

The clip of new material only contains one lyric: “Where’s the revolution? Come on people you’re letting me down.” I ask if that’s the key message, as it’s the one they’re revealing right at the start. “I would say it is. It’s quite a linchpin on the album. We’re really asking that question of ourselves and of the world,” says the singer. “What’s happening? What’s happening? We’re all feeling it and none of us seems to have the answer. I would say that this album definitely reflects what’s going on outside more than what’s going on inside. And the outside world is becoming too much.”
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 17:59:04
2016-10-14 - Repubblica (Italy) - "Per molti siamo uno stile di vita"

http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/musica/2016/10/14/news/martin_gore_per_molti_siamo_uno_stile_di_vita_-149725983/

Depeche Mode, l'intervista. "Per molti siamo uno stile di vita"
di LUIGI BOLOGNINI

A colloquio con Dave Gahan e Martin Gore. Il nuovo album, la band di sempre . E il calore del pubblico italiano
MILANO. Martin Gore, principale autore dei Depeche Mode, non vuol parlare troppo del disco Spirit, che uscirà a primavera 2017, per un ottimo motivo: è ancora in fase di scrittura.

Però Gore quel poco che avete fatto ascoltare ha colpito per la frase "Dov'è la rivoluzione? Dai, ci state deludendo". Siete diventati dei rivoluzionari?
"Il mondo è un tale casino che è davvero difficile, sedendosi a scrivere canzoni, evitare di parlarne in qualche modo. Di certo non sarà intimistico. Ma è davvero troppo presto per dire qualcosa, anche sul sound: per Delta Machine era facile, l'avrei accostato a Violator e Songs of faith and devotion. Qui davvero è presto".

Definirvi leggende pop non è esagerato: oltre 100 milioni di dischi venduti, concerti spesso sold out, facilmente lo saranno anche quelli italiani di giugno 2017 (25 Roma, 27 Milano, 29 Bologna). Dove trovate motivazioni, voglia, forza?
"Parlo per me, ma credo anche per Dave e Fletch, ed è semplice: mi piace far musica, mi diverto ancora. Anche quando non sono in fase di composizione vado ogni giorno nel mio studio, suonicchio qualcosa, mi svago. E poi crediamo di avere ancora molto da dire, non ci sentiamo a fine carriera in nessun senso".

La vostra amicizia vi aiuta?
"Dopo 36 anni insieme siamo semmai tre fratelli. Certo, quando finisce un tour ognuno se ne va per i fatti propri, magari stiamo anche un anno senza parlarci. Ci dobbiamo disintossicare: quando iniziamo un progetto nuovo stiamo a contatto strettissimo per due anni almeno".

E avete ancora l'emozione di salire su un palco, di uno stadio tutto esaurito? Oppure riesce a essere routine?
"Non scherziamo, non c'è niente come salire su un palco davanti a decine di migliaia di spettatori che cantano tutte le parole delle tue canzoni, e conoscono ogni nostro riff. Il nostro pubblico è il più grande di tutti. Quello italiano poi ama cantare: spesso finiamo una canzone e quello va avanti, e probabilmente continuerebbe tutta notte se noi non lo fermassimo".

Colpisce quanto siate ancora popolari tra le nuove generazioni.
"Siamo piacevolmente sorpresi dalla giovane età media del pubblico, quando andiamo in giro a suonare. Molto è merito dei nostri fan di allora che hanno avuto figli ancora giovani e li hanno cresciuti col nostro sound. Ed è fantastico quanto in tutto il mondo la nostra musica sia suonata alle feste. Per molti fan i Depeche Mode non sono una band, ma uno stile di vita".

Per quel poco che si capisce al momento, Spirit sarà un disco di forte cambiamento per i Depeche Mode. E il cantante Dave Gahan spiega perché.

Cominciamo col divorzio dal produttore Ben Hillier: dopo 3 dischi ecco James Ford.
"Con Ben avevamo lavorato bene, ma il nostro rapporto aveva dato quel che poteva dare. E James era in cima alla lista delle preferenze per rimpiazzarlo: ci piaceva assai quel che aveva fatto nei dischi di Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Last Shadow Puppets. E fa parte dei Simian Mobile Disco, di cui mi ha colpito un album inciso all'aperto nel deserto (è Whorl, registrato al Joshua Tree National Park, ndr): era musica elettronica, ma vibrante e viva, direi umana. Ci siamo incontrati e il feeling è stato immediato".

E i brani come sono nati?
"Abbiamo iniziato a pensarci un annetto fa circa: era comunque l'ora di un nuovo album dei Depeche visto che Delta Machine era del 2013. Io e Martin ci siamo ritrovati a scrivere indipendentemente senza neanche bisogno di parlarci e non sapevo neppure se queste canzoni sarebbero state per i Depeche, per il mio progetto con i Soulsavers, o per me come solista. Ma è bastato ascoltare il tutto per capire che era perfetto per noi".

Si può definire "Spirit" un disco impegnato?
"Stavolta ci siamo guardati intorno, sì: e il titolo Spirit è un modo di chiederci dov'è lo spirito, l'anima, dove siamo finiti tutti. Abbiamo come la sensazione che qualcuno ci voglia tenere divisi, separati, e la musica è invece qualcosa che unisce le persone".

A giugno tre date italiane: ne ricorda qualcuna in particolare tra le passate?
"Non dei Depeche: sono ancora emozionato pensando al Fabrique di Milano, a novembre 2015, coi Soulsavers. Era tutto intimo, naturale, quella sera".

Trova differenze nel suonare e cantare con Depeche Mode e Soulsavers?
"Coi Soulsavers è più spontaneo, immediato, è un progetto anzitutto live. Coi Depeche tutto è più studiato, a partire da scenografie ed effetti speciali, per non dire naturalmente i dettagli nella scrittura delle canzoni nuove, per questo ci mettiamo 2-3 anni per un disco. Sono progetti complementari e sono molto fortunato a non doverne scegliere uno".

Impossibile non chiudere col Nobel a Dylan.
"Fico, spettacolare che posso dire? Non la metto neanche sul discorso della musica che viene premiata come se fosse letteratura: Dylan è letteratura, è poesia, e come tale ha avuto questo riconoscimento".
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 19:37:12
2016-10-14 - Live Nation Czech Republic - Martin Gore zve na pražský koncert DM

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Depeche Mode, jedni z nejvlivnějších umělců moderní hudby, dnes oznámili na speciální akci v Miláně, že v květnu 2017 vyrazí na světové turné na podporu svého nové studiového alba Spirit, které má vyjít na začátku roku 2017. Krátce po vydání alba vyrazí na Global Spirit Tour a poskytnou celoživotním i novým fanouškům příležitost vidět skupinu v rámci průlomové a silně emotivní show.
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Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 19:55:07
2016-10-14 - Il Giornale (Italy) - "I dj rockstar? Per carità"

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/spettacoli/riecco-i-depeche-mode-i-dj-rockstar-carit-1318996.html

Riecco i Depeche Mode. "I dj rockstar? Per carità"
La band parla di disco e tour. E conferma di essere ancora vecchio stile: «Sui social siamo molto pigri»
Paolo Giordano

Visti così, sul divanetto di un super hotel come il Four Seasons, Martin Gore ed Andrew Fletcher non sembrano due leggendarie rockstar ma solo ricchi turisti inglesi un po' eccentrici.

Invece. In trentasei anni hanno accumulato cento milioni di dischi venduti, sono i padri fondatori dell'elettropop e ogni volta che vanno in tour riempiono gli stadi in tutto il mondo. Al prossimo giro, dice uno dei promoter di Live Nation, saranno circa tre milioni e mezzo, tutti già in attesa del disco Spirit (in uscita in primavera) e pronti a comprare i biglietti per i concerti (il 25 giugno all'Olimpico di Roma, il 27 a San Siro e il 29 al Dall'Ara di Bologna). «Ma non abbiamo ancora completato neppure il disco, quindi è difficile avere un'idea esatta di come sarà il concerto», spiegano loro due che, insieme con il cantante Dave Gahan, sono il prototipo della rockstar vecchia maniera: puntuali, educati, corretti.

Oltretutto non è facile rispondere alle domande: presentano un giro di concerti dei quali si conoscono soltanto le date e un disco del quale si conosce bene solo il titolo. Più mistero di così non si può. Però quando, durante l'incontro dell'altro giorno alla Triennale con un po' di stampa europea e molti fan, hanno fatto ascoltare pochi secondi di un brano (intitolato Where's the revolution?) si è confermato ciò che era nell'aria: la vaga aderenza ai codici blues del precedente Delta Machine è già evaporata e i Depeche Mode sono ritornati chiaramente sui binari dell'elettropop più corposo. Intanto mettono le mani avanti: «La parola rivoluzione può voler dire molte cose». Come a dire: evitate i soliti titoli scontati. E poi confermano ciò che ormai è sempre più raro: «I dischi sono ancora importanti per noi, quindi ne vogliamo parlare più avanti». La musica innanzitutto. Dopotutto la musica è il loro vero marchio di fabbrica, stentoreo e squadrato come da lezione dei Kraftwerk ma pure legato alle melodie tipicamente new wave. «All'inizio della nostra carriera eravamo sostanzialmente una delle prime band a portare in giro l'elettronica ed era divertente far capire al pubblico che l'elettronica poteva essere divertente», spiega Andrew Fletcher detto Fletch per qualche milione di amici, alcuni dei quali lo aspettano fuori dall'hotel sotto la pioggerella milanese.

Adesso che sono una delle più colossali macchine del pop mondiale devono fare i conti con la convivenza forzata. Le band, dopotutto, sono come matrimoni: alla lunga devono cercare nuovi equilibri per non scoppiare. E così, dopo tour mondiali lunghi quasi due anni, è giusto prendersi una vacanza. Difatti loro tre vivono in parti diverse del mondo e si guardano bene dal frequentarsi fuori dal lavoro. «Fa sicuramente bene non vedersi e sentirsi, e comunque ormai viviamo tutti così lontani. A un certo punto - spiega Martin - io ricomincio a scrivere canzoni, e anche Dave scrive qualcosa. Poi quando sentiamo di avere abbastanza materiale, fissiamo un meeting con il nostro manager Daniel Miller».

E lì nasce il nuovo progetto, immancabilmente destinato a occupare i primi posti delle classifiche in tutto il mondo. Un processo inalterato da tre decenni. Nonostante l'esplosione dei social network e la conseguente mutazione del pubblico: «Sui social in realtà siamo molto pigri», minimizzano loro. In fondo, sono pionieri. E punti di riferimento. Ad esempio, molti brani di edm, la electronic dance music di Guetta, Skrillex e altri, denunciano l'influenza dei Depeche Mode. «I deejay riempiono gli stadi. Ma considerarli come le nuove rockstar mi sembra un tantino azzardato», dice Fletch. E, diciamola tutta, ha solo ragione.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 20:20:40
2016-10-14 - Live Nation UK - Ticket commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0RGF1XU5xQ

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Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour | Live Nation UK
Depeche Mode embark on their UK tour in June 2017. Don't miss out!
Book your tickets here: http://livenation.uk/Bjn2ea
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 20:36:24
2016-10-14 - R101 (Italy) - Martin Gore dei Depeche Mode a R101

http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/r101/clip/martin-gore-dei-depeche-mode-a-r101_654188.html
http://www.r101.it/news/martin-gore-dei-depeche-mode-a-r101_1064.shtml

Martin Gore dei Depeche Mode a R101
Martin Gore dei Depeche Mode ci parla del nuovo disco e del tour della band.

LE INTERVISTE DI R101
MARTIN GORE DEI DEPECHE MODE A R101

Dopo aver annunciato l'uscita del nuovo album "Spirit" e del tour "Global Spirit" (leggi l'articolo del nostro Francesco Allegretti (http://www.r101.it/news/depeche-mode-annunciano-nuovo-album-e-tour_1021.shtml)), di cui saremo radio ufficiale, i Depeche Mode si sono confessati ai nostri microfoni.
In particolare, Martin Gore ha parlato con noi del nuovo album, del tour e di molto altro... scoprite tutto guardando la videointervista.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 20:41:50
2016-10-14 - RTL2 (France) - Le Drive

[Part two of Mathilde Courjeau's interview with Dave Gahan.]

http://www.rtl2.fr/actu/ledrivertl2-du-14-octobre-2016-7785292900
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 23:40:24
2016-10-14 - RTBF1 (Belgium) - News

http://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_scandale-des-tickets-en-ligne?id=2150778

Scandale des tickets en ligne
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 October 2016 - 23:42:45
2016-10-14 - RTBF1 (Belgium) - News

http://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_depeche-mode?id=2150774

Depeche Mode
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 15 October 2016 - 00:07:23
2016-10-14 - 96.9 Rock FM (Greece) - Interview with Dave Gahan

https://www.facebook.com/969rockfm/photos/a.121713774548526.43497.117256394994264/1114793261907234/?type=3

[Interview with Dave, recorded on the 12th, aired on Αλέξανδρος Βραχωρίτης's morning show. Unfortunately this interview is not online.]
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 15 October 2016 - 00:14:58
2016-10-14 - TV JOJ (Slovakia) - Topstar

[Interview with Martin and Andy.]

https://www.joj.sk/top-star/epizody/2016-10-14-top-star
https://topstar.noviny.sk/hudba/168262-depeche-mode-miluju-bratislavu-v-ramci-turne-pridu-aj-na-slovensko

Depeche Mode milujú Bratislavu. V rámci turné prídu aj na Slovensko
MILANO / Depeche Mode. Svetová kapela, ktorá sa do Bratislavy vracia so železnou pravidelnosťou. A príde zas.
Členovia kapely Depeche Mode milujú Bratislavu. Naše hlavné mesto dokonca uprednostnili aj pred metropolou ako je Viedeň.
"Viedeň je fajn, ale myslím, že tam nie sme tak populárni ako v Bratislave," prezrádza člen kapely Andy Fletcher.
V druhej polovici mája zavítajú do bratislavy a svoj koncert v rámci Global Spirit Tour odohrajú na futbalovom štadióne.
"V iných mestách je okolo Depeche Mode vždy veľký rozruch. Fanúšikovia stoja pred hotelom, u vás je to iné. Máte krásne centrum mesta," dodáva.

Aj staré, aj nové
Najväčší rozruch je momentálne okolo zoznamu skladieb, ktoré by mali na koncertoch odznieť.
"Ešte sme o zozname skladieb nehovorili. Je to veľmi ťažká vec, lebo máme veľa hitov," priznáva Andy Fletcher.
Navyše Depeche Mode už majú nahratý nový album. "Sme čiastočne limitovaní tým, že na koncertoch by mali odznieť aj nové skladby," vysvetľuje.
Aké sú, vedia len autori. "Všetci fanúšikovia chcú úplne iné piesne. Takže musíme zahrať Enjoy The Silence, Personal Jesus a ďalšie," dodáva.
Depeche Mode bude v Bratislave 20. mája 2017.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 15 October 2016 - 21:35:41
2016-10-14 - Live Nation GSA (Germany) - Exklusive Eindrücke von der Pressekonferenz in Mailand

http://www.lntvglobal.com/de/article/depeche-mode-global-spirit-tour-exklusive-eindruecke-von-der-pressekonferenz-in-mailand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LCTR4yKjVo
https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationGSA/videos/334733593547799/

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DEPECHE MODE – GLOBAL SPIRIT TOUR -- EXKLUSIVE EINDRÜCKE VON DER PRESSEKONFERENZ IN MAILAND

Depeche Mode – Global Spirit Tour:
Exklusive Eindrücke von der Pressekonferenz in Mailand
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 16 October 2016 - 00:09:29
2016-10-14 - Rolling Stone (Germany) - Viele Depeche-Mode-Fans sind stinksauer

https://www.rollingstone.de/vorverkauf-der-global-spirit-tour-depeche-mode-fans-sind-stinksauer-1140059/

Vorverkauf der “Global Spirit”-Tour: Viele Depeche-Mode-Fans sind stinksauer

Am Donnerstag startete der "RTL Pre-Sale", am Freitag der "Pre-Sale" bei Eventim. Und schon zu Beginn dieses heutigen Pre-Sale waren viele der besten Plätze weg. Fans von Depeche Mode sind wütend.

Das “Pre-Sale”-System im Vorverkauf der “Global Spirit”-Tour von Depeche Mode wirkt tatsächlich etwas kompliziert: Ab Donnerstag konnte man im “RTL Online Pre-Sale” Karten für die sieben Konzerte der Band, die 2017 nach Deutschland kommt, kaufen.

Wer dort Tickets erwerben wollte, wurde auf die Seite des Anbieters Eventim umgeleitet. Der Vorverkauf begann um 10 Uhr, um 11 Uhr waren beispielweise für das Berliner Olympiastadion viele der besten Karten schon, zumindest laut “Saal”- bzw. “Stadionplanung” weg: Front Of Stage 1, Front Of Stage 2, sowie die unteren Ränge direkt links und rechts von der Bühne.

Als dann der “zweite” Vorverkauf begann, am Freitag ab 10 Uhr auf Eventim, bekamen viele Fans schnell das Gefühl, dass man zu spät gekommen ist. Manche haben vom RTL-Angebot auch einfach nichts mitbekommen. Viele Anhänger der Band sind nun sauer (s.u.).

Da für den “RTL Tickets”-Vorverkauf an sich keine Voranmeldung oder ähnliches notwendig war (man wurde direkt an Eventim weiter geleitet), der Pre-Sale dieses Anbieters jedoch hierzulande nicht so bekannt ist wie etwa der von Eventim, sind möglicherweise viele Depeche-Mode-Fans davon ausgegangen, dass die von der Sendergruppe angeboten Karten nur einem exklusiven Kreis vorbehalten sind.

Einige beschweren sich auch darüber, dass der so genannte “Ticket-Alarm” von Eventim, die Erinnerung per E-Mail, nicht auf das Angebot von RTL hingewiesen hätte.

Dementsprechend war die Überraschung groß, als man am Freitag “zu spät” kam.

Auf der Facebookseite von depechemode.de schreibt ein User:

“Sowas von sauer. Finde es eine absolute Frechheit den VVK für die Depeche Mode Tour auf Freitag 10 Uhr anzukündigen und dann startet, nicht für alle erkennbar, schon heute ein Vor-VVK. Viele Gute und begehrte Plätze damit schon weg.”

In den Kommentarspalten der Homepage von depechemode.de äußern Fans ihren Unmut :

“Bin ich jetzt ein schlechter Fan, nur weil ich nicht wusste, dass es bei RTL (…) Konzertkarten gibt???”

“Man muss kein RTL-Konsument sein, um die Karten erwerben zu dürfen (…). Mir ist es egal, welchen Namen der Geldeintreiber/ Ticketvertreiber trägt, Hauptsache ich bekomme eine Karte.”

“Ich habe mir heute vormittag extra Zeit genommen, um FOS tickets zu erhalten und lese dann im Kleingedrucktem, dass gestern schon über RTL ein presale war. Unfassbar, dann brauche ich auch keinen eventimreminder.”

“Wenn das heute der Vorverkauf sein soll, was ist dann überhaupt noch am Montag zum offiziellen Verkaufsstart zu haben? Gestern waren bei eventim über RTL schon Karten zu haben. Die Besten waren dann natürlich gleich weg. Wohl dem, der Zeit hatte, regelmäßig die gängigen Foren zu durchforsten. (…) Für was, bitte schön, brauche ich dann überhaupt noch einen ticketalarm? (…) Einziger Trost für mich, dass ich zufällig gestern schon bei RTL vorbeigeschaut habe.”

“Ich habe auch nur durch Zufall mitbekommen, dass man bei rtl die Tickets bereits ab Donnerstag, 10:00 Uhr bekommen kann. Habe mich auf der Seite umgeschaut und gesehen, dass die Tickets über eventim verkauft werden. Von eventim kenne ich es aus der Vergangenheit so, dass man sich für den Presale vorher anmelden muss (Ticketalarm). Ich habe auf der Seite von rtl vergeblich hiernach gesucht und war mir nicht sicher, ob ich die Karten einfach so am Donnerstag im Presale kaufen kann.”

Übrigens: Der “allgemeine” Vorverkaufsstart beginnt dann am Montag, 17. Oktober, 10 Uhr.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 16 October 2016 - 21:20:17
2016-10-14 - Origo (Hungary) - Rumli van a világban

http://www.origo.hu/kultura/quart/20161012-interju-a-depeche-mode-tagjaival.html

Rumli van a világban – Interjú a Depeche Mode-dal
Pálfi Károly

Miért lógnának Churchill-lel és Donald Trumppal? Miért voltak szerencsések fiatalon? Fent vannak-e a Facebookon? És egyáltalán, mit csinálnak, amikor nem zenélnek? Az Origo Milánóban faggatta a Depeche Mode tagjait, Andy Fletcher billentyűst és Martin Gore gitárost.

Ha lehetőségük lenne együtt lógni bárkivel a történelemből, kit választanának?
Andy: Nagyon sokan vannak. Talán Churchill lenne az első. Ő egy fazon volt. Whisky, szivar, de persze a lényeg, hogy mekkora hatása volt a történelemre. Aztán ott van még Elvis, már a fiatal Elvis és Frank Sinatra.
Martin: David Bowie-val. Ő az én legnagyobb bálványom. Két-három alkalommal találkoztam vele, de csak ilyen fél percekre. Soha sem tudtam leülni vele beszélgetni.

És a maiak közül?
Andy: Szívesen találkoznék Obamával. Őt nagyon tisztelem. Meg néhány focistával.
Martin: Én meg Donald Trumppal. De csak hogy megkérdezhessem tőle: „Ember! Mi a nyavalyát csinálsz?”

Mit javasolnának egy kezdő bandának? Mire figyeljenek?
Andy: Nehéz manapság. Nagyon kevés lemezt adnak el.

Szóval szerencsések vagyunk. Talán az elektromos zenészeknek könnyebb dolguk van. Egy rockbandának lényegesen nehezebb előretörni, mint annak idején. És a kevesebb lemezbevétel miatt nehezebb a turnékat is megfinanszírozni. A fiataloknak meg azt javasolnám, hogy a dalok a legfontosabbak. És sose higgyék el, hogy a legutóbbi daluk a legjobb daluk. Mindig az lebegjen a szemük előtt, hogy jobb és jobb számokat írjanak.
Martin: Szerintem az a legfontosabb, hogy találjanak valami egyedi dolgot. Legyen saját arcuk. Én sok mai zenét hallgatok. De nagyon sok banda szól ugyanúgy, még az énekesek is. Egyedinek kell lenni.

Mit gondolnak, miben változott meg leginkább a világ, amióta a pályán vannak?
Andy: Nagyon más lett minden. Főleg az elmúlt 4 évben. Sok baj van a világban. Ott vannak a háborúk, meg a nacionalizmus, ami mindenhol erősödik. Még az olyan helyeken is mint Franciaország. És akkor ott van még a brexit, meg ez a furcsa elnökválasztási hajrá Amerikában.
Martin: Nagy a rumli mindenhol. A brexit szerintem szörnyű dolog. Olyan, mintha egyre nagyobb hasadékok választanák szét a világot. Nem egészséges, ami zajlik. Borzasztóan terjed a rasszizmus. Nincs jó passzban az emberiség.

Az okostelefonokról és a közösségi oldalakról mit gondolnak? Átrajzolták a világ arcát?
Andy: Igen, méghozzá nagyon gyorsan. Mindenki állandóan a telefonján lóg, meg az interneten. Őrület. Emlékszem azokra az időkre, amikor még nem volt telefonom. Gyakrabban találkoztam az ismerőseimmel.
Martin: Nekem még Facebookom sincs. Okostelefonom persze van. Állandóan csatlakozva vagyok, és újra meg újra felcsekkolok ide-oda. Szerintem ez valahol nem egészséges. És a világon sem segít. Amikor lezajlott az arab tavasz, mindenki azt mondta, hogy a Facebook jobbá tette a világot, most meg nézzük meg, hogy mi lett az egészből.

Egész egyszerűen túl gyorsan zajlanak a dolgok.

Mik a kedvenc könyveik és filmjeik?
Andy: Nem is tudom. Szeretek olvasni. Van egy Kindle-öm. Elég sok amerikai noir krimit olvasok az ötvenes-hatvanas évekből. Most épp egy Raymond Chandler-könyvet. Szeretem a sötét humort, ami benne van. Nem sok modern filmet nézek, jobban szeretem a dokumentumfilmeket.
Martin: A kedvenc filmem a My Life As a Dog, ha nem láttad még, nézd meg mindenképp. Nem is tudom megmondani, mi a kedvenc könyvem. Arra emlékszem, mik voltak az elsők, amik tetszettek. Kafka művei.

Nehéz váltogatni a turnék és az otthoni lét között?
Andy: Mi egy nagyon szerencsés zenekar vagyunk, mert nem vagyunk celebek.

Lejárok a környező kocsmákba, éttermekbe, meg néha mozizni. Aztán amikor turnéra indulok, megőrül minden. Ez durva váltás, de szeretem, kell az őrület. A celebeknek viszont az egész életük ez az őrület. Ez nem hiányzik.
Martin: Manapság nehezebb turnéra indulni, mint visszaállni az otthoni létbe. Elszokunk ettől a cirkusztól. Teljes sokk volt most megérkezni Milánóba. Mindenhol látni a rajongókat. Jó ideje nem irányult ránk reflektorfény. Szóval hazatérni sokkal könnyebb. A régi időkben ez fordítva volt. Akkoriban úgy turnéztunk mondjuk másfél évig, hogy minden egyes éjszaka buliztunk.

Én egész otthonülős vagyok. Megházasodtam újra, van egy hét hónapos kislányom. Szeretek otthon lenni.

És mennyire tartják a kapcsolatot, amikor nem turnéznak, vagy nem vesznek fel lemezt?
Andy: Olyanok vagyunk, mint a testvérek. Ha turné van, másfél, két évig mindennap együtt vagyunk. De utána inkább csak a telefon van. Martin 11 éves korom óta a legjobb barátom. De ő Kaliforniában él, én meg Londonban. Ezt még telefonnal is nehéz áthidalni, ő akkor kel fel, amikor én lefekszem.
Martin: Szerintem egészséges, hogy nem találkozunk sokat. Tényleg nagyon sok időt töltünk együtt a stúdióban és a turnékon. Szóval ezek után mindig külön utakon indulunk el, és ez jól is van így.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 16 October 2016 - 23:35:17
2016-10-14 - Jyskebank.TV (Denmark) - Depeche Mode er tilbage

https://jyskebank.tv/nyt-album-og-stor-turne-depeche-mode-er-tilbage-1
https://www.facebook.com/jyskebanktv/videos/10154474359362860/

Nyt album og stor turné: Depeche Mode er tilbage

Med journalister og fans i hundredevis som gæster, løftede det elektroniske band Depeche Mode tirsdag sløret for deres kommende album Spirit og deres forestående turné Global Spirit Tour ved et stort anlagt pressemøde i La Triennale de Milano i det nordlige Italien.

Jyskebank.tv fik fornøjelsen af, at få en uformel snak med Martin Gore og Andy Fletcher fra bandet, om udgivelsen af den nye plade, deres kreative proces, og deres fremtid.

Køb billetter til turnéens danske stop i Parken d. 31. maj her: http://www.livenation.dk/artist/depeche-mode-tickets
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 16 October 2016 - 23:46:05
2016-10-14 - Rolling Stone (Italy) - «Siamo ancora la classe operaia»

http://www.rollingstone.it/musica/interviste-musica/depeche-mode-siamo-ancora-la-classe-operaia/2016-10-14/

Depeche Mode: «Siamo ancora la classe operaia»
Martin Gore e Andy Fletcher raccontano come stanno lavorando al nuovo album, quanto tempo dedicano ai social (poco) e cosa vuol dire fare elettronica da stadio, ieri e oggi
di MATTEO ZAMPOLLO

«Benvenuti, abbiamo appena finito di mangiare», dicono Martin Gore e Andy Fletcher, seduti in una calda stanza di un hotel di Milano. La città è stata scelta dalla band per dare un annuncio a sorpresa: c’è un nuovo album in arrivo, Spirit, nella prossima primavera. E, chiaramente, c’è anche un tour in ballo, che toccherà l’Italia in tre date a giugno.
Sono chiacchieroni e felici di essere in Italia. Lo dicono con sincerità, visto che definiscono Londra «un po’ noiosa ormai», anche perché ormai hanno cambiato abitudini: «siamo molto più sobri, non facciamo più festa come prima. Tutti dicono che il backstage party è sempre più importante del concerto. Diciamo che ora ci dedichiamo al 100% a quello che succede sul palco».
Sono passati quattro anni da Delta Machine, dopo il quale la band si è presa un periodo di respiro per godersi anche un po’ di libertà. Quando i pezzi hanno iniziato a maturare, ha chiamato James Ford (ovvero il produttore di Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine, oltre ad essere metà di Simian Mobile Disco) a guidare la macchina verso Spirit.
«Non è molto difficile per noi riprendere in mano il lavoro», dice Gore. «Quando finisce un tour ci separiamo sempre, viviamo in luoghi diversi del mondo, non ci parliamo neanche troppo l’uno con l’altro. Poi io ricomincio a scrivere, Dave ricomincia a scrivere e quando abbiamo abbastanza materiale facciamo un meeting. Questa volta abbiamo scelto James Ford che ci ha aiutato a stendere un calendario».
«James è molto bravo, lavora molto velocemente», prosegue Fletch. «Siamo noi che siamo lenti. Abbiamo ascoltato i suoi album e anche se sono di generi diversissimi hanno tutto un ottimo sound. È interessante il fatto che sia un produttore rock ma faccia parte di un duo elettronico». Ma davvero ai Depeche serve ancora un produttore? Non hanno imparato a fare da soli ormai? «Siamo classe operaia, in fondo. Dobbiamo avere un boss!», ride Fletch. Un’altra cosa che non faranno mai da soli è la parte visuale, visto il legame storico che li lega ad Anton Corbijn, che non esitano a definire un «genio».
L’argomento del giorno è il Nobel a Bob Dylan. «Sicuramente lui è felicissimo», scherza Fletcher. «Tutti i musicisti hanno avuto influenze da Dylan», più serio, Gore. «Qualsiasi genere è stato influenzato dal suo lavoro».
Il mega tour (per ora europeo, ma sicuramente ci saranno tappe anche in America e in altre zone del mondo) è un momento fondamentale per ogni band. È vero che i soldi arrivano principalmente da lì, che non si vendono più album eccetera eccetera? «Per molte band è così», ammette Fletch. «Ma noi siamo abbastanza famosi da vendere dischi in tutto il mondo. Album e tour sono due metà ugualmente importanti della nostra carriera. All’inizio, essendo una band elettronica, è stato importante far vedere al mondo che potevamo essere divertenti e coinvolgenti dal vivo». Soprattutto nell’est Europa, per la quale la band ha sempre avuto un occhio di riguardo. «Abbiamo girato per anni senza guadagnare niente», ricordano. «Ora ci prendiamo le nostre rivincite, siamo famosissimi da quelle parti, più di altre band».
L’inizio, per i Depeche Mode, vuol dire 36 anni fa. No streaming, quindi, ma anche no cellulari, no internet, no social. Com’è cambiato il mondo? «Siamo fortunati», dice Fletch. «I social ci aiutano a raggiungere i più giovani. Lo notiamo dal vivo, quando in prima fila ci sono i ragazzi e dietro quelli più adulti. È un grande risultato. Ma non ci sforziamo troppo… we don’t twitter…(tweet, lo corregge Gore, nda) ogni secondo». Ed è un grande risultato anche perché i giovani sono abituati ormai ad altro. Per fare un discorso da “anziani bacchettoni”, a dj armati di laptop che suonano davanti a folle incredibili. «Lo trovo strano!», dice Gore. «Un tizio con un laptop che occupa un palco intero, in un’arena o in uno stadio. Credo non capiscano quanto siano fortunati!».
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 17:57:30
2016-10-16 - BILD (Germany) - Was kannst du an Martin NICHT leiden, Dave?

[Unfortunately this interview can be read by subscription-holders only. Thanks to Alexander Schuster for sending in screenshots of the interview, which I then converted into text using OCR.]

http://www.bild.de/bild-plus/unterhaltung/musik/depeche-mode/bild-trifft-die-briten-popper-in-mailand-48307734,view=conversionToLogin.bild.html

DEPECHE MODE IM BILD-INTERVIEW!
Was kannst du an Martin NICHT leiden, Dave?
Von Enrico Ahlig

Es war DIE Musik-Überraschung der Woche: Depeche Mode kommen zurück auf Tour - mit einem neuen Album!
Wenn Depeche Mode etwas anpacken, dann muss es groß sein. Eine normale Presse-Mitteilung über ein neues Album und eine Tour, Nicht mit den Synthie-Pop-Legenden.
Daher sind die Briten extra nach Mailand geflogen, haben ein Museum gemietet und ihre Pläne live der ganzen Welt vorgestellt.
"Spirit" wird das neue Album heißen. im Frühjahr erscheinen - danach geht es auch große Welttournee.
BILD hat die beiden Köpfe von Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan (54) und Martin Gore (55), in Mailand getroffen.

BILD: Willkommen zurück! Dave, wo sind deine goldenen Schuhe?
Dave Gahan: Haha, ich habe gehofft, dass die Schuhe gut ankommen würden. Ich hatte nie gedacht, dass sie SO gut ankommen würden. Jeder fragt mich danach.

Und Jeder fragt nach der Tour und dem neuen Album.
Dave: Ich bin noch gar nicht richtig angekommen. Wir waren bis eben noch im Studio und sind noch gar nicht fertig mit dem Album - aber jeder will über die Tour reden. Das ist schon seltsam.
Martin Gore: Ja, das stimmt. Aber es ist aufregend wieder ins Tageslicht zu kommen. Wir waren schließlich wie weggeschlossen im Studio die letzten Monate.

Was macht euch nervöser: ein neues Album zu veröffentlichen oder auf die Bühne zu gehen?
Martin: Ich bin immer etwas nervös, wenn ich auf die Bühne gehe. Aber man gewöhnt sich dran. Wenn ich nicht nervös wäre, wäre aber irgendwas falsch. Bei einem Album haben wir auch gelernt, dass es immer Menschen gibt, die gewisse Songs einfach nicht mögen. Ich könnte dir jetzt schon die Namen der Songs auf "Spirit" verraten, die die Kritiker hassen und die die Fans mögen. (lacht)
Dave: Ich würde das neue Album sagen. Denn wenn ich auf der Bühne stehe, ist meine einzige Sorge, dass meine Stimme versagt.

Wie sehr freut es euch, dass die Fans so ausflippen?
Martin: Es gibt uns jede Menge Energie, ein tolles Gefühl.
Dave: Jeder Musiker will Aufmerksamkeit. Aber es ist immer gut, auch mal für ein paar Jahre weg zu sein. Denn damit bleibt der Künstler interessant. Die Reaktionen geben uns recht. (lacht)

Wie sehr braucht ihr diese Reaktion? Gibt es euch Befriedigung?
Martin: Ja, es ist schon sehr nett. (lacht) Wenn du im Studio bist und für Monate immer die gleichen Gesichter siehst, freust du dich logischerweise, wenn plötzlich die Fans vor deinem Hotel die Zelte aufschlagen.

Im Studio kann es sehr langweilig sein. Womit lenkt ihr euch ab?
Martin: Früher haben wir einen Tisch-Kicker gehabt - aber er wurde uns verboten.

Wieso das denn?
Martin: Weil er uns pro Tag zwei Stunden geraubt hat. Wir waren so versessen drauf, dass wir kleine Turniere veranstaltet haben, mit verschiedenen Teams. Jedes Team musste gegen alle anderen spielen - früh, mittags und abends.

Klingt doch toll.
Martin: Im Grunde schon. Aber wir kamen wirklich kaum noch zum Musik produzieren. (lacht)

Die Reaktion auf das neue Album war gigantisch. Freut es euch, dass eure Fans nicht nur die alten Hits hören wollen, sondern auch hungrig auf neues Material sind?
Martin: Ja, wir haben Glück, dass nicht nur die alten Fans mitgezogen sind, sondern das immer wieder neue und junge Fans dazukommen.
Dave: ... weil wir nicht nur Tourneen spielen, sondern regelmäßig neue Alben aufnehmen. Bands wie die Stones machen das nicht. Da ist es dann kein Wunder, dass die Fans nur die alten Sachen hören wollen. Wir sind nach so vielen Jahren immer noch eine ganz normale Band, die Alben aufnimmt, sich über Songs streitet und auf Tour geht.

Würde es Depeche Mode ohne die Aussicht auf ein neues Album überhaupt noch geben?
Dave: Nein. ich glaube nicht. Neue Musik ist weiterhin unser Treibstoff.

Geld habt ihr ja sicher genug.
Dave: Natürlich kostet eine Tour Geld - und auch ein Event wie der in Mailand kostet Geld. Hey, das Wasser was du grad trinkst, kostet fünf Euro die kleine Flasche. Aber du hast Recht, es ist die Musik die uns zum Glück antreibt, nicht das Geld.

Danke für das Wasser.
Dave: Gerne. Wir haben Glück, dass wir in einer Situation sind, in der wir nur die Musik machen, die wir machen wollen. Außerdem kann ich nebenbei noch meine eigenen Solo-Sachen verwirklichen.

Helfen dir deine Solo-Alben für Depeche Mode?
Dave: Oh ja, meine Solo-Sachen beeinflussen Depeche Mode immens - weil ich mich als Songschreiber ausprobieren kann und viel lerne. Das kommt auch Depeche Mode zu gute.

Wenn Depeche Mode morgen plötzlich nicht mehr existieren würden und ihr würdet als ganz normale Typen aufwachen. Was würdet ihr zuerst machen?
Dave: Ich wäre traurig, dass die ganze tolle Musik plötzlich weg wäre. Ich bin wirklich sehr stolz auf das von uns erschaffene.
Martin: Ich würde wohl anfange, Musik zu schreiben.

Wieder ganz von vorne anfangen?
Martin: Das nicht. Aber ich würde einfach Musik machen. Ohne Plan. Das ist mein Leben.

Ist es manchmal belastend, berühmt zu sein?
Martin: Ich muss sagen, dass wir in unserem Privatleben heutzutage keine Probleme deswegen haben. Wenn wir nicht gerade nach Mailand kommen und eine neue Tour ankündigen, leben wir normale Leben. Wenn ich mit meiner Familie privat nach Mailand kommen würde, müsste ich höchstens ab und an mal ein Foto signieren oder für ein Foto posen.
Dave: Ich habe darüber noch nie nachdenken müssen, da wir ohne Pause arbeiten. Selbst wenn die Fans mal drei Jahre nichts von uns hören, heißt das nicht, dass wir nur am Strand rumliegen. Außerdem lebe ich in New York - da interessiert sich niemand für mich. (lacht)

Was ist eure Motivation nach so vielen Jahren weiter Musik zu schreiben und auf Tour zu gehen?
Martin: Musik. Ganz einfach. Klar, eine Tour ist nicht immer ein Zuckerschlecken. Es gibt Momente in denem man Heimweh hat und sich vor Augen halten muss, dass man noch sechs Monate davon entfernt ist. Das ist aber normal, denke ich.
 
Ist das die Schattenseite der Tour?
Dave: Ja, das Reisen ist nicht immer angenehm. Aber hey, die Konzerte gleichen es wieder aus.
Martin: Natürlich macht es Spaß, um die Welt zu reisen und Konzerte zu spielen. Aber man ist eben doch weg von zu Hause und der Familie.

Aber mit Facetime, Skype und Co. ist es doch sicher einfacher als früher den Kontakt zu halten?
Martin: Schon, aber ich habe eine sieben Monate alte Tochter zu Hause. Da nützt Facetime nicht viel. (lacht) Aber es stimmt schon. Heute ist man ein Klick entfernt von der eigenen Küche. Früher war man da viel weiter weg. Man war völlig auf sich allein gestellt...

Habt ihr eine Marotte auf Tour?
Dave: Als ich noch rauchte, habe ich auf Tour immer kleine Zigaretten-Boxen gekauft. Dann kam der Krebs und ich habe sofort mit dem Rauchen aufgehöft. Besser so. (lacht)
Martin: Ich habe früher Musikinstrumente auf Tour gesammelt. Wenn wir einen freien Tag hatten, bin ich in einen Gitarrenladen gerannt und habe mir eine Gitarre gekauft. Aber die Zeiten sind vorbei.

Warum?
Martin: Weil mein Haus irgendwann voller Gitarren war. Unter dem Bett, auf dem Schrank, überall.

Da freut sich die Ehefrau...
Martin: Das kannst du laut sagen. Sie war nicht der größte Fan meiner Sammelleidenschaft.

Was mögt ihr untereinander eigentlich am anderen am liebsten?
Martin: Ich mag an Dave seine Leidenschaft. Er ist so hartnäckig und will immer alles perfekt machen. Wenn wir ins Studio gehen, macht er jeden Tag Gesangsübungen. Wenn ich ihm Demo-Songs schicke, übt er sie solange, bis er sie im Schlaf singen könnte. Ich weiß nicht, wie viel Zeit er aufbringt, aber es ist immer perfekt. Er kennt die Songs dann besser als ich.
Dave: Haha, danke! Ich finde toll an ihm, dass er immer noch so ein Mysterium für mich ist.

Wie meinst du das?
Dave: Wir öffnen uns nicht immer voreinander, haben viele Geheimnisse voreinander. Das ist aus musikalischer Sicht großartig, denn unsere wahren Gefühle kommen erst mit der Musik zum Vorschein.

Was magst du am wenigsten an Dave?
Martin: Als Frontmann musst du ein gewisses Ego haben. Deswegen sind wir auch so erfolgreich. Aber manchmal ist es anstrengend.

Und du an Martin?
Dave: Ich weiß, es ist schwer für ihn, immer all seine Gefühle in Worte zu packen. Er ist da manchmal sehr scheu. Daher kommunizieren wir beide am besten durch die Musik.

Wenn man sich die Tourdaten anschaut, fällt auf, dass Deutschland die meisten Konzerte ergattern konnte. Warum?
Dave: Deutschland war von den ersten Alben an eines unserer wichtigsten Länder. Die Fans dort haben uns immer verstanden, vor allem unsere düstere Seite.

Erinnert ihr euch an eure erste Show in Deutschland-Show?
Martin: Oh, könnte Hamburg gewesen sein.
Dave: Hamburg, ja.

Hamburg klingt immer sexy. Gefühlt hat jede große ausländische Band zuerst in Hamburg gespielt.
Martin: Haha. Genau, die Beatles, die Stones und natürlich wir.
Dave: Es könnte aber auch Hannover gewesen sein. Wir haben damals in vielen Militär-Basen gespielt, weil viele britische Soldaten bei euch stationiert waren.

Habt ihr ein Ritual vor den Konzerten?
Martin: Wir stellen uns zusammen, umarmen uns alle und dann schreien wir ganz laut.

Und was passiert unmittelbar nach der Show?
Martin: Jeder geht seinen Weg. Dave zieht sich einen Mantel an und sprintet sofort ins Auto, um ins Hotel duschen zu fahren. Ich selber gehe Backstage und spiele Tisch-Kicker.

Und duschst erst am nächsten Tag?
Martin: Einmal die Woche reicht. (lacht)

Wenn ihr nach einer langen Tour nach Hause kommt, was macht ihr als erstes?
Martin: Lass mich überlegen... Ich gehe einkaufen. In die Drogerie. Ich switche sehr schnell in mein normales Leben. Und das gefällt mir.
Dave: Sobald ich aus dem Flieger steige und mit dem Taxi nach Hause fahre, bestelle ich eine Pizza. Immer Pizza.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 18:00:24
2016-10-16 - SonntagsBlick (Switzerland) - «Der Tod lauert hinter jeder Ecke»

https://reader.ringier.ch/sonntagsblick/20161016/40
https://reader.ringier.ch/ZH/20170104/12

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http://www.blick.ch/people-tv/international/dave-gahan-saenger-von-depeche-mode-im-exklusiv-interview-der-tod-lauert-hinter-jeder-ecke-id5613822.html
https://www.facebook.com/blick/videos/10154686825018919/

Dave Gahan, Sänger von Depeche Mode, im Exklusiv-Interview
«Der Tod lauert hinter jeder Ecke»
Er ist einer der grössten Rockstars der letzten Jahrzehnte: Dave Gahan spricht über sein wildes Leben - und die anstehende «Global Spirt»-Tournee mit Depeche Mode.
Dominik Hug

Er hat sich die Pulsader aufgeschnitten - und überlebte. Dann verpasste er sich eine Überdosis, war mehrere Minuten klinisch tot. 2009 bekam er auch noch einen Blasentumor. Heute ist Dave Galan (55) topfit. SonntasgBlick hat den Sänger, der mit Depeche Mode mehr als 100 Millionen Alben verkauft hat, in Mailand getroffen. Gahan sitzt lässig auf einem Sofa, er ist dünn wie ein Schlaks, trinkt Mineralwasser.

SonntagsBLICK Einen prächtigen Ring haben Sie da am Finger...
Dave Gahan: Oh ja. Ein Freund von mir hat ihn entworfen. Es ist ein Totenkopf - auf mich gerichtet.

Nur an ein Accessoire oder hat der Ring auch eine Bedeutung?
Er steht als Mahnung dafür, dass der Tod hinter jeder Ecke lauert. Ich hatte ja bekanntlich schon meine Erlebnisse mit ihm. Der Ring erinnert mich daran, dass man jeden Moment bewusst erleben sollte. Das Leben kann sehr schnell vorbei sein.

Für dass Sie dem Tod schon mehrmals von der Schippe gesprungen sind, sehen Sie hervorragend aus. Wie halten Sie sich fit?
Ich gehe regelmässig ins Gym, renne ich wie ein Verrückter auf dem Trainer rum. Das hilft mir, den Kopf frei zu bekommen. Ich mag es, gepusht zu werden. Ausserdem mache ich seit fünfzehn Jahren Yoga, mindestens viermal die Woche. In meinem Alter sollte man sich schon ein bisschen Mühe geben (lacht).

Bereitet Ihnen das Alter Sorgen?
Manchmal wundere ich mich schon, wenn ich in den Spiegel schaue. Wer ist bloss dieser Kerl mit all den Falten? Innerlich fühle ich mich noch immer ziemlich jung. Aber das geht wohl den meisten Menschen so: Der Geist altert nicht simultan zum Körper.

Wo spüren Sie die Jahre am meisten?
Die Augen! Ich bin seit längerem kurzsichtig. In letzter Zeit habe ich aber auch Mühe, ohne Brille zu lesen. Nach zwei Stunden auf der Bühne können auch die Knie ein bisschen schmerzen. Ansonsten kann ich nicht klagen. Das Alter bringt auch Angenehmes mit sich.

Zum Beispiel?
Man ist weniger gehetzt. Man wird genügsamer, auch einfühlsamer. Ich habe viele Platten gemacht, einige waren gut, andere weniger, aber alle waren wichtig für mich. Ich habe drei Kinder grossgezogen, die beiden Jungs wohnen inzwischen nicht mehr zu Hause, einer ist sogar schon verheiratet. Die Tochter ist 17 und geht nächstes Jahr auf College. Das Leben ist weniger dramatisch heute.

Und das freut Sie?
Oh ja, ich habe keine Lust mehr auf Dramen. Meine Jugend war hart, die ersten zwanzig Jahre mit Depeche Mode ebenso: Ich kam mir vor wie in einem Rennen, andauernd fragte ich mich, wann wir endlich das verdammte Ziel erreichen. Ich bin froh, dass ich die Dringlichkeit von früher weg ist. Damit schwand auch mein Pessimismus.

Sie galten jahreland als Ober-Pessimist...
Richtig. Doch heute ist der Himmel blau, die Sicht klar. Die dunklen Wolken habe ich hinter mir gelassen. Ich weiss mittlerweile, was ich kann. Ich weiss aber auch, wo meine Grenzen sind. Ich muss niemandem mehr etwas beweisen, am wenigsten mir selber. Ich muss niemandem mehr gefallen.

Jetzt gehen Sie wieder auf Welt-Tournee. Es ist bereits Ihre 18. mit Depeche Mode. Was wollen Sie noch toppen?
Hierbei geht es nicht darum, etwas zu toppen. Ich habe einfach das Gefühl, dass unser Job mit Depeche Mode noch nicht getan ist. Wir haben unser Werk noch nicht vollendet. Im übrigen sind solche Tourneen für uns auch spirituell sehr bereichernd. Millionen Menschen kommen zusammen und feiern. Es ist wie ein riesige, weltumspannende Familie, die sich wieder einmal trifft. Das geht weit darüber hinaus, wer wir drei von Depeche Mode individuell sind.

Sie und Martin Gore sind aber immer noch keine Freunde, oder?
Nein. Wir sind eher wie Brüder, mal kommen wir gut aus, dann reden wir wieder ein Jahr nicht miteinander. Ich glaube, dass dieser Kampf zwischen uns viel zu unserer Musik beiträgt, sie interessanter macht, als wenn wir immer perfekt harmonieren.

Sind Sie eigentlich jemals erstaunt über Ihre Karriere?
Sicher. Ich weiss, wie privilegiert mein Leben ist. Ich habe drei Geschwister, meine Mutter zog uns allein auf. Ihr erster Mann haute ab, der zweite starb früh. Ich hatte während meiner Jugend miese Jobs, landete auch mal im Gefängnis. Heute ermögliche ich meiner Mutter ein bequemeres Leben. Sie wird sich nie mehr Sorgen machen müssen über eine Rechnung oder ein kaputtes Hausdach.

Was ist Ihr grösster Luxus?
Die Wahl haben zu können. Diese Freiheit haben die allerwenigsten Menschen. Das gilt auch für Depeche Mode: Wir müssten eigentlich nichts mehr. Doch was bleibt dann noch zu tun? Zu Hause rumzuhängen und aus dem Fenster zu starren, ist keine Option. Wäre es übrigens auch für meine Frau nicht. Die ist froh, wenn ich ab und zu aus dem Haus bin (lacht).

Haben Sie nach 35 Jahren mit Depeche Mode nie Lust auf etwas anderes?
Natürlich, ich bin ja keine Maschine. Ich habe nie aufgehört, mein Leben zu hinterfragen. Aber jetzt plötzlich noch Gärtner zu werden, wäre irgendwie auch komisch. Ich habe kürzlich ein Interview mit U2 gesehen. Darin sagte Bono, es sei sehr einfach gewesen, mit U2 anzufangen. Aber aufzuhören, sei schier unmöglich. Dasselbe gilt für uns.

Warum denn?
Musik berührt mich bis heute, ich stehe auch noch immer gerne auf der Bühne. Zu erkennen, wo das Glück liegt, ist das Geheimnis des Lebens. Ich habe endlich Frieden gefunden. Und das ist alles, wonach ich mein Leben lang gesucht habe.

Worauf sind Sie am meisten stolz?
Dass ich überlebt habe. Und dass ich ein guter Vater und einigermassen erträglicher Ehemann geworden bin. Ich bin viel stärker, als ich immer geglaubt habe.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 18:58:06
2016-10-16 - RTP (Portugal) - Música

http://www.rtp.pt/noticias/cultura/depeche-mode-em-entrevista-a-rtp_v954690

Depeche Mode em entrevista à RTP
Teresa Nicolau, Manuel do Santos, Vanessa Brízido - RTP

Os Depeche Mode vão estar em Portugal em Julho do próximo ano.
O grupo apresentou esta semana a nova tournée e falou aos enviados especiais da RTP Teresa Nicolau e Manuel dos Santos.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 19:04:01
2016-10-17 - TT Nyhetsbyrån (Sweden) - Stockholm en perfekt stad för oss

https://issuu.com/metro_sweden/docs/20161018_se_stockholm

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http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/depeche-mode-stockholm-en-perfekt-stad-for-oss/

Depeche Mode: Stockholm en perfekt stad för oss

Depeche Mode inleder sin världsturné i Sverige. Nu avslöjar frontmannen Dave Gahan att bandet kommer att ha Stockholm som bas inför premiären i maj.

– Det är en perfekt stad för oss, säger han till TT.

Depeche Mode avslöjade förra veckan att de återvänder med ett nytt album och en ny världsturné under 2017. Bandets förra platta, "Delta machine", släpptes 2013 och den efterföljande turnén pågick en bit in i 2014.

Trots att det har gått ett par år sedan dess har sångaren Dave Gahan inte saknat livet på vägarna.

– Nej. Det krävs en armé för att producera en Depeche Mode-turné och allt som följer en sådan. Det är så mycket planering, det går bortom bara bandet, förklarar han på telefon från Italien.

Men nu börjar Gahan och bandkompisarna Martin Gore och Andy Fletcher trots allt känna att det snart är dags igen. Och "Global spirit tour", som världsturnén ska heta, inleds alltså i Sverige med en konsert på Friends Arena utanför Stockholm den 5 maj.

– Vi letade efter ett ställe att börja på där vi också skulle kunna produktionsrepa och då dök den här möjligheten upp tack vare Thomas Johanson (på konsertarrangören Live Nation), berättar Dave Gahan.

Det innebär också att Depeche Mode kommer att tillbringa en hel tid i Stockholm i vår för att finslipa sin scenshow.

– Det kommer att bli ett par veckor innan vi gör den första spelningen. Men vi känner att det är en perfekt stad för oss och det är också lite annorlunda jämfört med vad vi har gjort tidigare, säger Dave Gahan.

Depeche Mode har också en långvarig och tajt relation med de svenska fansen.

– Ja, ända från början av 80-talet och den har bara vuxit med åren. Vi gjorde ett av våra första tv-framträdanden i Sverige, vi var med i något hemskt tv-program ("Måndagsbörsen", 1982), minns Dave Gahan.

I vår kommer också bandets nya album "Spirit". Något officiellt releasedatum finns ännu inte men enligt Dave Gahan är planen att det ska släppas "i slutet av mars".

– Jag skulle säga att vi vet vilka låtar som ska hamna på skivan. Nu måste vi bara färdigställa dem och det är inte helt klart ännu, säger han.

I övrigt vill han inte avslöja särskilt mycket om hur skivan låter. Klart är dock att Depeche Mode har bytt producent efter tre album med Ben Hillier. "Spirit" produceras i stället av Simian Mobile Disco-medlemmen James Ford, som tidigare har jobbat med bland andra Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Klaxons och Florence and the Machine.

– Jag kände att det var dags för något nytt, man måste göra kreativa förändringar för att det ska fortsätta vara utmanande och intressant. James Ford är en helt annan slags producent, han vill jobba mycket snabbare än vad vi är vana vid. Han går i gång på spontana idéer snarare än på att grotta ner sig i enskilda ljud, säger Dave Gahan.

[Translation by Ringflower on the HOME forum:]

Depeche Mode revealed last week that they return with a new album and a new world tour in 2017. The band's last album, "Delta Machine", was released in 2013 and the subsequent tour lasted well into 2014.

Although it's been a few years since then, the singer Dave Gahan not missed life on the road.

- No. It takes an army to produce a Depeche Mode tour and everything that follows such. It is so much planning, it goes beyond just the band, he explains on the phone from Italy.

But now Gahan and the band mates Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher nevertheless feel that it is almost time again. And "Global Spirit tour," which world tour should be called, begins thus in Sweden with a concert at the Friends Arena outside Stockholm, May 5.

- We were looking for a place to start, where we also could scratch the production and then appeared this opportunity up thanks to Thomas Johanson (the concert promoter Live Nation), says Dave Gahan.

It also means that Depeche Mode will spend a lot of time in Stockholm this spring to hone his stage show.

- There will be a few weeks before we make the first gig. But we feel it is a perfect city for us and it is also a bit different from what we have done before, says Dave Gahan.

Depeche Mode also has a long and tight relationship with the Swedish fans.

- Yes, from the beginning of the 80's and it has only grown with the years. We made one of our first TV appearances in Sweden, we were in something bad TV shows ( "The Monday Stock Exchange," 1982), remembers Dave Gahan.

In our will also be the band's new album 'Spirit'. No official release date is not yet available, but according to Dave Gahan's plan it will be released "in late March."

- I would say that we know which songs will end up on the disc. Now we just need to finalize them and it's not entirely clear yet, he says.

Otherwise, he does not want to reveal much about how the album sounds. It is clear, however, that Depeche Mode has changed producer after three albums with Ben Hillier. "Spirit" is produced instead of Simian Mobile Disco member James Ford, who has previously worked with, among others, the Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Klaxons and Florence and the Machine.

- I felt it was time for something new, you have to make creative changes for it to continue to be challenging and interesting. James Ford is a completely different kind of producer, he wants to work a lot faster than what we are accustomed. He goes in again and spontaneous ideas rather than to cave down into individual sounds, says Dave Gahan.
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Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 19:08:10
2016-10-17 - Eventim.de (Germany) - Zusatzshow Hannover

http://www.eventim.de/depeche-mode-zusatzshow-hannover-Tickets.html?affiliate=ETA&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&key=1756097%248954662&jumpIn=yTix&kuid=144&from=erdetaila

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 19:39:18
2016-10-17 - EFE (Spain) - "Aún disfrutamos haciendo música"

http://www.lavanguardia.com/cultura/20161017/411065640285/larga-vida-a-depeche-mode-aun-disfrutamos-haciendo-musica.html
http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2864895/0/depeche-mode-entrevista-nuevo-disco-spirit/
http://euroefe.euractiv.es/1314_videos/4105766_depeche-mode-es-un-error-terrible-que-el-reino-unido-decidiera-abandonar-la-ue.html

LLEVAN 35 AÑOS EN ACTIVO
Depeche Mode: "Aún disfrutamos haciendo música"
La banda liderada por Dave Gahan se reencontrará con el público en la gira "Global Spirit Tour", con la que aterrizará en el festival Bilbao BBK Live!.

El final de Depeche Mode tras más de 35 años en activo abriendo nuevos senderos a la electrónica parece más lejano de lo que ellos mismos apuntaban hace no tanto. Como prueba, las palabras de Martin Gore, su cerebro no tan en la sombra, ante su próximo disco y la colosal gira mundial que lo acompañará.

"Aún disfrutamos haciendo música", asegura el guitarrista y teclista de Dagenham (Inglaterra) en una charla con Efe solo unas horas después del multitudinario acto que hace una semana les llevó a convocar a medios de todo el mundo en Milán (Italia), ciudad de paso de su "Global Spirit Tour", que tendrá el festival Bilbao BBK Live! como única parada española.

Las razones de esta exhibición de fuerza, dice, son sencillas. Tras meses de encierro preparando su decimocuarto disco de estudio, que llevará por título "Spirit", tenían ganas de desentumecerse con un gran reencuentro público.

"Nos gusta realizar eventos como este ante una gira así, porque es una gran gira", afirma ante su próxima visita a estadios emblemáticos como San Siro en Milán o el Stade du France de París.

Solo en Europa, donde echará a andar el 5 de mayo en Estocolmo, contará con 32 conciertos en 21 países del Viejo Continente. Eso en plena era "postbrexit".

"Estoy abatido por el hecho de que Reino Unido decidiera abandonar la UE. Es un error terrible. No creo que la decisión debiera recaer en el pueblo, porque es un asunto complicado y, de hacerse, debió salir adelante con una mayoría suficiente", opina.

Sobre si asuntos como aquel o el empuje (ahora en retroceso) en EE.UU. de un candidato a presidente tan conservador como Donald Trump dibujaron para ellos un escenario falto de valores y eso propició el título del nuevo disco, se encoge de hombros.

"Ni siquiera ahora está claro para nosotros por qué lo llamamos así, más allá de que es una palabra con un significado muy fuerte", responde, antes de señalar sus dudas no implican que no haya un hilo conceptual.

Lo que sí asegura que es tienen "mucha confianza" en un álbum que está "prácticamente terminado" y que ha contado con la producción de James Ford, miembro de Simian Mobile Disco, conocido sobre todo por su toque en los discos de Arctic Monkeys.

"Fue Daniel Miller (fundador del sello Mute Records, precursor de la música electrónica y "mentor" de Depeche Mode) quien nos sugirió a Ford. Lo que nos gustaba de él es que ha hecho álbumes muy diferentes en géneros muy distintos y todos suenan realmente bien", explica.

Muy enigmático, solo anticipa que el disco estará en la calle probablemente en marzo y que su primer sencillo debería empezar a sonar "unas seis semanas antes".

"Spirit", que llegará al mercado tras "Delta machine" (2013), completaría la cuenta de "dos discos más" que comentó el bajista Andrew Fletcher en una charla con Efe en 2011, cuando fantaseaba con un posible retiro de Depeche Mode. Gore conjura ese final con sus palabras.

"Grabar y tocar son los dos lados de una misma moneda y disfrutamos ambos. En lo que a mí respecta, solía ponerme más nervioso antes cuando saltaba al escenario. Ahora me lo paso mucho mejor", cuenta.

Gore concibe su música como "una forma de arte" que, para esta gira, volverá a unirles al fotógrafo y realizador Anton Corbijn, responsable de muchos de sus videoclips (los cuales, por cierto, se editan de manera integral el 11 de noviembre en un triple DVD).

El próximo mes se reunirán para preparar los diseños y visuales de la gira. Habrá que componer, además, el repertorio, "una tarea cada vez más complicada", sin poder soslayar bombazos como "Enjoy the silence" o "Personal Jesus", ambas compuestas por él.

"Nunca me canso de nuestros grandes éxitos. El público los disfruta tanto que siempre es gratificante percibir esa emoción en la multitud", asegura.

En ese sentido, afirma que "siempre es divertido tocar en España", donde recalarán el 6 de julio dentro del festival Bilbao BBK Live!, tras su visita en 2013.

¿Por qué un grupo capaz de llenar estadios toca en festivales? "Solemos mezclar ambos. Aunque normalmente prefiero los primeros, a veces resulta muy interesante ver quién más toca contigo en los segundos", indica.

"Global Spirit Tour" tendrá un componente social, ya que recaudará fondos para proveer de agua potable a zonas donde el acceso está restringido.

"Creo que implicarse en campañas solidarias puede marcar una diferencia. Si la música logra que la gente piense, que se conciencie, quizás podremos cambiar el mundo, aunque sea mínimamente", apostilla.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 21:58:12
2016-10-17 - Aftonbladet (Sweden) - ”Det är som en annan planet”

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/musik/article23731987.ab

Dave Gahan: ”Det är som en annan planet”
Berättar om inspirationen bakom nya låtar

Apokalyptiskt och som på en ny planet.
I en exklusiv intervju med Nöjesbladet berättar Dave Gahan i Depeche Mode om varifrån han får inspiration till ny musik.
– Det är som en annan värld, säger Dave Gahan.

På en presskonferens i Milano avslöjade bandet Depeche Mode att de åker på världsturné år 2017. Nöjesbladets Markus Larsson fick en exklusiv intervju med sångaren Dave Gahan, 54. Där berättade han bland annat att bandet hittar mycket inspiration i det rådande världsläget när de skriver sin musik.
– Det är ganska apokalyptiskt. Det är något riktigt påtagligt i det. Något i luften, jag vet inte vad det är, säger han.
”En annan värld”
Han berättar också att flera av låtarna handlar om att han vill befinna sig på en annan plats.
– Mycket jag skriver just nu handlar om att leta efter någon annanstans att vara.
För att du bor i USA och Donald Trump vill bli president?
– Det är som en annan planet. Det är vad jag brukade höra i David Bowies musik. Det är som en annan värld, säger Dave Gahan innan han sträcker sig efter sin espresso.
Depeche Modes världsturne har världspremiär i Sverige den 5 maj 2017 på Friends Arena.

 Louise Åström
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 22:50:16
2016-10-17 - VK.com/Depechemode (Russia) - Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) for VK

https://vk.com/wall-125927592_1642

Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) for VK
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 October 2016 - 22:50:32
2016-10-17 - Vanity Fair (Italy) - «La musica di oggi? Tutta come Il Re Leone»

http://www.vanityfair.it/show/musica/16/10/17/depeche-mode-nuovo-album-concerti-intervista-martin-gore

Depeche Mode, Martin Gore: «La musica di oggi? Tutta come Il Re Leone»
Martin Gore ci racconta il rapporto d'amore della band con l’Italia, qual è la grande differenza tra l’essere una rockstar a 25 e a 55 anni e che cosa ne pensa della Brexit e di Trump...

In attesa del nuovo album Spirit, in uscita in primavera, e del tour che li porterà a suonare anche in Italia, abbiamo chiacchierato con Martin Gore, la mente geniale che sta dietro ai grandi successi dei Depeche Mode.

Gore, voi avete esordito negli anni ’80. Oggi ci sarebbe stato spazio per una band come la vostra?
Quando abbiamo firmato il nostro primo contratto l’abbiamo fatto con una casa discografica indipendente, la Mute Records, quindi non abbiamo avuto un manager che ci diceva cosa dovevamo fare ma abbiamo potuto sviluppare i nostri tempi. Era molto più semplice avere il controllo allora: l’industria musicale, come anche il resto del mondo, è un po’ incasinata al momento e credo sia molto difficile sfondare per le band, ottenere un contratto discografico: è molto più semplice fare musica elettronica nella propria camera da letto, con pochi soldi.
Segue la musica pop di oggi?
Ne ascolto molta, di solito alla radio quando sono in macchina, e devo dire che a volte non sento la differenza in quello che ascolto: ci sono almeno venti band che mi sembrano tutte uguali, dalla voce dei cantanti e da come cantano, alle musiche, che spesso sembrano uscire da un tema del Re Leone.

I suoi figli le danno consigli su cosa ascoltare?
Non ricordo nomi in particolare, ma mia figlia di 25 anni mi prepara delle playlist ogni tanto e qualcosa devo dire che mi piace, ma lei non è una venticinquenne qualunque: ha un ottimo gusto musicale e suona anche in una band.

Spesso si ha la sensazione che i DM siano poco considerati dalla stampa e a volte anche dal pubblico inglesi e venerati costantemente dal resto d'Europa e dagli Stati Uniti. Per questo farete un solo concerto nel vostro paese col prossimo tour?
È più di una sensazione, è un fatto: abbiamo molti fan in Inghilterra ma non sono così numerosi come in Italia, Germania, Francia o Spagna. Abbiamo pensato fosse venuto il momento di fare un concerto in uno stadio, a Londra, ma è comunque rischioso, perché ha una capienza di 60 mila persone, e non è un posto dove in passato ci è andata così bene. Recentemente abbiamo suonato 3 date alla O2 Arena di Londra ma lì c’erano molti fan accaniti che venivano ogni sera.

Davvero esiste un legame speciale tra Italia e DM? Onestamente sono rimasto scioccato durante l’ultimo tour dalla devozione dei fan italiani che campeggiavano di fronte al nostro hotel cercando di avvicinarci ogni volta che uscivamo, era una lotta ogni volta che cercavamo di raggiungere la nostra macchina. È stata la cosa più folle di tutto il tour.

Che ricordi ha del periodo che passaste a Milano per le sessioni in studio di Violator nel 1989? Ovviamente Violator è considerato il nostro disco più importante e ci siamo divertiti moltissimo durante la produzione di quell’album: uscivamo ogni sera, andavamo in giro per i club tornando tardissimo … è un miracolo che l’album sia venuto fuori così bene!

Quali sono le differenze tra essere una rockstar a 25 anni e a 55?
È completamente diverso. Era bello fare musica allora, ma ora è tutta un’altra cosa: per esempio non mi sveglio più con i postumi di una sbronza ogni giorno.

Da inglese che vive negli Stati Uniti, che cosa ha pensato del voto sulla Brexit e che cosa pensa delle prossime elezioni americane? Vivo in Usa da 16 anni ma ero davvero triste la Brexit: l’Europa dovrebbe essere unita, non ha senso per me e credo che la gente che ha votato per fare uscire la Gran Bretagna dall’Unione Europea sia uguale a quella che negli Stati Uniti voterà per Trump alle prossime elezioni. Forse si tratta di cittadini scontenti, che si sentono abbandonati mentre altri se la passano bene, e che per questo vorrebbero abbattere il sistema. È un periodo pericoloso.

Voterai alle prossime elezioni americane?
Ho deciso di non diventare cittadino americano, sono esclusivamente un cittadino inglese e non posso votare negli Stati Uniti.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2016 - 02:33:50
2016-10-17 - Ecuavisa (Ecuador) - Televistazo

[With interview footage from Stirile Pro's interview with Dave.]

http://www.ecuavisa.com/ajax-noticiero/nojs/204211
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2016 - 20:36:43
2016-10-17 - Atom Entertainment (Belarus) - Мартин Гор приглашает белорусов на концерт Depeche Mode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EgYL3lwrzY

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/-EgYL3lwrzY/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/-EgYL3lwrzY/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/-EgYL3lwrzY/3.jpg)

Depeche Mode выступят в Минске в рамках Global Spirit Tour 17 июля 2017 года на «Минск-Арене». Начало в 20.00.
Группа презентует новый альбом Spirit, выход которого запланирован на начало 2017 года.
Чем еще удивят музыканты? Однозначно – ярким визуальным рядом: Depeche Mode славятся потрясающими шоу, каждое из которых совершенно не похоже на предыдущие.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2016 - 20:40:21
2016-10-17 - Radio 24 (Switzerland) - Ufsteller

[Interview with Martin Gore.]

http://www.radio24.ch/podcasts/ufsteller

DEPECHE MODE KOMMEN NACH ZÜRICH - WIR HABEN SIE ZUM INTERVIEW GETROFFEN
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2016 - 21:16:23
2016-10-18 - Aftonbladet (Sweden) - ”Vi har alltid existerat vid sidan av mainstreamscenen”

https://www.facebook.com/depechemodeisverige/photos/a.431003433691582.1073741829.425978047527454/592439180881339/?type=3

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001043/th_2016-10-18%20-%20Aftonbladet%20Sweden%20-%20rdquoVi%20har%20alltid%20existerat%20vid%20sidan%20av%20mainstreamscenenrdquo.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001043/2016-10-18%20-%20Aftonbladet%20Sweden%20-%20rdquoVi%20har%20alltid%20existerat%20vid%20sidan%20av%20mainstreamscenenrdquo.jpg.html)

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/musik/article23737690.ab

”Vi har alltid existerat vid sidan av mainstreamscenen”
Markus Larsson träffar Depeche Mode i Milano

MILANO. Depeche Mode är aktuella med en ny skiva och turné nästa år.
Men de pratar hellre om kriser och överdoser som fick bandet att gå i bitar.

– Den med Phil Collins?
Martin Gore, chefsingenjören i Depeche Mode som skrivit de flesta av bandets största låtar, börjar skratta. Han minns sitt första möte med svenska tv-publiken i programmet ”Måndagsbörsen”, 1982.
Gruppen befann sig på Grand Hotel i Stockholm tillsammans med Phil Collins som var aktuell med hitsingeln ”In the air tonight”. Det var ett av Depeche Modes första internationella tv-framträdanden. Sångaren Dave Gahan gjorde en kort och tidstypiskt stel skämskudde-intervju. Han var 20 år gammal men såg ut som en slipskvävd fjortis.
– Åh, Gud, det där vill jag inte titta på igen. Konstig show. Sverige har historiskt sett varit bra för oss. Men vi hade det svårt i början. På den tiden verkade svenskarna mest gilla amerikansk rock. Eftersom vi använde elektronik och synthar gjorde vi inte riktig musik. Nu är det precis tvärtom. I dag är ett band med två gitarrer, bas och ett trumset udda, säger Dave Gahan.

Vill inte säga för mycket om turnén
Depeche Mode träffar Aftonbladet på hotellet Four Seasons i Milano. Meningen är att de ska berätta om den nya turnén som startar i Stockholm i maj och det nya albumet ”Spirit” som släpps till våren. Men på presskonferensen dagen innan vill bandmedlemmarna inte säga för mycket om turnén. Det projektet är fortfarande i sin linda. Och albumet? Tack, men det sparar de helst till nästa pr-tillfälle.
Ok.
Det blir ännu bättre när en av bandets många assistenter säger att intervjun på Four Seasons bör fokusera på turnén, och helst inte på något annat.
Kanon. Första frågan måste därför handla om hur den nyskrivna musiken låter och hur Depeche Mode, en av de mest stilbildande synthbanden, gör för att inte kännas daterade 2016.
– På något sätt har vi alltid existerat vid sidan av mainstreamscenen. Så länge vi har koll på teknikutvecklingen behöver vi inte oroa oss för att låta omoderna. Jag tycker att vi har ett eget sound. Tack vare Daves röst låter det Depeche Mode oavsett vilka instrument vi använder, säger Martin Gore.
Dave Gahan fyller i:
– Om en idé inte kommer fram snabbt är den förmodligen inte särskilt bra. Varför ska man krångla till något som låter bra från början? Jag tror aldrig att vi har spelat in en skiva lika snabbt som ”Spirit”. Musiken låter angelägen, intensiv. Dessutom finns det en apokalyptisk känsla i världen som säkert också märks på skivan.
Tajmingen kunde inte vara bättre
Den amerikanska presidentkandidaten Donald Trump. Brexit. Kriget i Syrien. Högerpopulisternas växande makt i Europa i form av bland andra den franska partiledaren för Front National, Marine Le Pen. Den galopperande främlingsfientliga nationalismen överallt. Tajmingen för en dystopisk och mörk Depeche Mode-skiva kunde inte egentligen vara bättre.
– Utan att avslöja för mycket vore det märkligt om vår musik inte påverkades av soppan ute i världen, säger Martin Gore.
– För mig som bor i England var Brexit sorgligt, säger Andy Fletcher. Krigen, det bisarra amerikanska valet — självklart påverkas man av det. Vi har försökt att hålla oss borta från politiken. Men det är svårt att ignorera det helt och hållet, särskilt nu.
Skulle ni undvika att spela i ett land av politiska skäl?
– Av säkerhetsskäl, ja. Den här gången valde vi exempelvis bort Turkiet. Men av politiska skäl — nej. Om Le Pen vinner franska valet kommer vi ändå att spela i Paris och Lyon. Det bor fortfarande goda människor där, säger Andy Fletcher.
– Vi ställde in en konsert i Israel en gång. De krigade mot Libanon. Vi skulle spela i Tel Aviv och raketer flög över staden. Arenan kändes som ett tänkbart mål och vi ville varken utsätta oss själva eller publiken för några faror, säger Martin Gore.
Andy, vad är lågvattenmärket i Depeche Modes karriär?
– Det finns ett, efter ”Devotional”-turnén när vi precis hade börjat spela in skivan ”Ultra”. Jag fick ett nervöst sammanbrott. Dave var illa ute. Martin var väl ok då...
– Inte direkt, säger Martin Gore och skrattar.
– I vilket fall, vi åkte till New York och Dave skulle försöka att lägga sång och det fungerade inte. Efteråt undrade jag och Martin på allvar om bandet var slut. Allt hängde på Dave och han hade just överlevt en svår överdos. Men Dave kom tillbaka på ett ofattbart sätt och vi kunde fortsätta.
– Sedan fick han dras med oss i stället, två riktiga vrak, i Gud vet hur många år, säger Martin Gore.

”Det var ingen kris”
Under den perioden lämnade även Alan Wilder gruppen 1995. Enligt Dave Gahan var Wilder anledningen att Depeche Mode en gång blev ett fungerande och framgångsrikt band. Många fans hävdar att Depeche inte har varit sig likt sedan han försvann.
– Men det var egentligen ingen kris, säger Andy Fletcher. Vi hade redan varit en trio förut.
– Jag tycker nog att det var en kris, säger Martin Gore. Jag tänkte även då att det var över. Det vara bara 1995 och jag undrade vad jag skulle göra med resten av mitt liv.
Konceptet är populärt i dag. Men kommer Depeche Mode någonsin att göra en farvälturné?
– Ha ha, det beror på hur de kommande konserterna säljer, säger Andy Fletcher. I värsta fall måste vi väl säga att det är vår sista turné.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2016 - 22:02:25
2016-10-18 - TUT.by (Belarus) - "У вас очень мелодичный язык"

http://afisha.tut.by/news/culture/516315.html

"У вас очень мелодичный язык". Вокалист Depeche Mode Дэйв Гаан о Беларуси, Корже и Солодухе
Евгений Карпов

На прошлой неделе на пресс-конференции в Милане музыканты культовой британской группы Depeche Mode объявили о выходе нового альбома Spirit и о начале нового мирового тура Global Spirit Tour в его поддержку. Группа объедет 21 европейскую страну, а 17 июля музыканты дадут большой концерт на «Минск-Арене». Энди Флетчер назвал готовящуюся к выходу пластинку «более сексуальной», а в кулуарах ее сравнивают с самой успешной работой группы — Violator. TUT.BY встретился с вокалистом Depeche Mode Дэйвом Гааном и поговорил о впечатлениях от предыдущих аншлаговых визитов в Беларусь.

Ваш предыдущий мировой тур Delta Machine получил очень хорошие отзывы. Чем он больше всего запомнился лично вам?
Конечно, интереснее всего было посещать места, в которых ты никогда до этого не бывал. И очень здорово обнаруживать там людей, которым интересна и нравится твоя музыка. Хотя сначала это очень волнующее чувство. До конца никогда не знаешь, как люди будут реагировать. Иногда это будто вызов. Но, когда стоишь на сцене и видишь огромное количество людей, которые слушают песни… Знаешь, когда ездишь много лет в одни и те же места — это одно. С Delta Machine мы посетили много мест в Восточной Европе, куда другие группы вряд ли поехали бы. Мы их открываем и ищем возможность отыграть там концерт. Я думаю, очень важно положить начало.

Что вы чувствуете перед новым большим Global Spirit Tour?
Нам еще предстоит о многом подумать. Нужно поддерживать себя, чтобы выступления проходили на высоком уровне. Нужно беречь себя и держать в тонусе. Я как вокалист в первую очередь очень много думаю о голосе. Должно пройти несколько концертов, чтобы я почувствовал всю силу его звучания. Тогда я буду чувствовать себя лучше. Я очень беспокоюсь, что могу потерять голос.

В Беларуси, как вы смогли убедиться, у вас много поклонников, но впервые к нам вы приехали спустя 33 года со дня основания Depeche Mode.
Прежде у нас никогда не было возможности. Если бы мы ее нашли раньше, обязательно приехали бы раньше. Важно учитывать и логистику тура. Когда мы играем концерты сейчас, мы можем сыграть немного больше, но все равно у нас жесткое ограничение по времени. По длительности самого шоу. Чтобы оно хорошо смотрелось и звучало. Например, я бы хотел выступить в таких странах, как ЮАР, Таиланд, Индия, но мы должны делать осторожный выбор стран.

В странах Западной Европы и в США Беларусь — Terra Incognita. Помните ли вы, о чем думали, когда самолет приземлился в Минске?
Мне кажется, все концерты похожи и люди похожи. Люди есть люди, фанаты есть фанаты. В каждом городе я прежде всего пытаюсь себя настроить на двухчасовое шоу, и чтобы оно понравилось зрителям. Все, что я делаю, пытаюсь дать людям возможность почувствовать себя сбежавшими из мира, где они живут. На два часа.

Первый концерт Depeche Mode в Минске стал завершением первой части вашего европейского тура. Была ли у вас возможность отпраздновать это в столице Беларуси?
Нет, серьезно. Обычно к этому времени все хотят отправиться по домам (смеется).

А вот ваши британские коллеги, группа Hurts, были так впечатлены, что одну из песен альбома Surrender написали о девушке из Минска со словами: «В Беларуси она была ночной бабочкой и танцевала по ночам гоу-гоу для буржуазии».
Периодически я тоже пишу строки о местах и людях, которых встречаю. Беларусь — хорошее слово. Оно звучит хорошо и смысл хороший (смеется).

К тому же белорусский язык считается одним из самых мелодичных в мире.
Да, вы даже можете пропеть название страны. У вас очень мелодичный язык, это точно.

Перед первым вашим визитом в Беларуси ходила довольно популярная первоапрельская шутка, что на разогреве у Depeche Mode выступит белорусский певец Александр Солодуха. К слову, ему и другому белорусу — Максу Коржу удавалось выступить на «Минск-Арене». Посмотрите их клипы и скажите, хотели бы вы их видеть перед собой на сцене в Минске?
Я посмотрю, но не люблю комментировать то, что быстро послушаю. Мне нужно проникнуться.

Alexandr Soloduha - Vinograd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pEEc8DQevI

Я ненавижу это. Ужасно (смеется). Звучание ужасно. Давай следующего, это не моя тема вообще.

Макс Корж - Бессонница: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBGrVwCeYkk

Кажется, я слышал этого парня раньше. У него интересный голос. Но я не понимаю, о чем он поет. Обычно разогревающих артистов нам предлагают местные промоутеры, и наш менеджмент их рассматривает. Поэтому, если он хочет, пусть обращается к организаторам.

В одном из интервью вы говорили, что в последнее время не слушаете современную музыку. Только ту, что советует вам дочь.
Я слушаю, но немного. К тому же я очень избирателен. Слушаю только то, что мне нравится. Ник Кейв, Sigur Ros, Марк Ланеган, что-нибудь вроде Black Keys, — то, что я могу порекомендовать из того, что я слушаю. Я люблю старый блюз, госпел, классическую инструментальную музыку. Считаю, что Моцарт был первой рок-звездой (Смеется).

Для белорусских музыкантов настоящая проблема стать популярными в Британии и США.
Я уверен, что язык — главная проблема.

Также считается, что артистам из стран вроде Беларуси и Украины сложно пробиться на Запад, потому что шоу-бизнес этих стран довольно закрыт. Что бы вы могли им посоветовать, как эксперт?
Сейчас моя дочь понемногу интересуется созданием музыки. Это очень сложно. Нужно «конкурировать с Шопеном». Прежде всего необходимо создать свой сайт, страницу на Soundcloud и использовать всевозможные другие способы, чтобы донести до людей свою музыку. Старые пути могут работать, но сейчас много молодых музыкантов, которые создают свой мир, чтобы заявить о себе. Я думаю, это очень сложно.
Это было сложно и тогда, когда мы начинали. Когда радиостанции были очень влиятельными, брали песни в ротацию и люди их слушали. Сейчас люди слушают очень выборочно. Потоковая музыка создала большую конкуренцию, чем это было 20 лет назад. Тогда тоже была конкуренция, но разные подходы. Думаю, что главный совет в данной ситуации — писать и записывать музыку, снимать клипы и как можно больше выступать.
Да, это не быстрый путь. Когда мы начинали выступать, в пабе собиралось пять человек и собака (смеется). И это не шутка. Мы выступали каждую неделю шесть месяцев в одном из лондонских пабов. Затем на нас приходило шесть человек, позже десять, двадцать… Нужно много работать.

Стало ли сложнее создавать музыку и ездить в мировые туры, когда вы стали семьянином и отцом?
Да, безусловно. Было много времени, которое я пропустил. Мои дети выросли, совершали поступки, во время которых я не мог быть рядом. Это сказывается. Мне нужно много работать и при этом поддерживать семью, быть постоянно с ними на связи, держать диалог открытым. Каждый день мы общаемся через интернет. И очень здорово, что сейчас технологии позволяют мне каждый день видеть всех членов моей семьи.

Вас можно назвать счастливым человеком?
Я счастлив, безусловно. Я очень благодарен за это Depeche Mode. Я живу жизнью, в которой могу делать собственный выбор во многих моментах, помогать моим детям делать свои выборы. Между Depeche Mode я могу создавать собственные вещи, могу работать со Soulsavers, записывать сольные альбомы. Да, они не такие популярные, как Depeche Mode, но для меня это больше не имеет значения. Я очень счастлив сейчас.
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Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2016 - 22:12:45
2016-10-18 - Yandex Afisha (Russia) - специальное оформление Яндекса

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqJ5wsNaZP4

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Depeche Mode — специальное оформление Яндекса

Начинайте день с Depeche Mode, установите специальное оформление главной страницы Яндекс сейчас!
https://www.yandex.ru/themes/depechemode

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 18 October 2016 - 22:30:28
2016-10-18 - Live Nation Poland - Martin & Andy zaprasza na koncert DM w Polsce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZlsyuwTnLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKnMSVsg0yE

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Martin Gore zaprasza na koncert DM w Polsce
Andy Fletcher zaprasza na koncert DM w Polsce

Bilety na www.LiveNation.pl
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2016 - 00:53:42
2016-10-18 - Onliner (Belarus) - «Dipi Shmot? Вы серьезно?»

https://people.onliner.by/2016/10/18/depeche-mode-7

«Dipi Shmot? Вы серьезно?» Репортаж из шикарного миланского отеля, где Depeche Mode говорят о белорусском футболе и вспоминают поход по минским барам
Автор: Александр Чернухо.

Милан мало чем удивишь. Количество знаменитостей и просто одетых с иголочки богачей на квадратный метр здесь серьезно шкалит. Но на днях город, кажется, встрепенулся, а в глазах местных снобов загорелся мальчишеский огонек: на севере Италии показались британцы Depeche Mode. Совсем скоро группа отправится в большой европейский тур, а накануне Onliner.by встретился с музыкантами и поговорил о белорусском футболе, шутке про Dipi Shmot и, конечно же, деньгах.
Бойкого вида дамы, переживавшие разудалую молодость примерно в тот период, когда мир только начинал сходить с ума от «Персонального Иисуса», кучковались возле элитного миланского отеля. Им было наплевать на пламенеющую готику Миланского собора и слепящую роскошь громады модных бутиков. В руках женщины теребили плакаты, диски и майки и покорно ждали, готовые в любой момент пчелами облепить парадный вход Four Seasons. Верзилы-охранники терпеливо наблюдали за этим немым актом фанатизма, готовые в любой момент преградить им дорогу к кумирам.
Прошел день, и возле отеля грибочками выросли прекрасные молодые итальянки: заступив на вахту, они так же терпеливо ожидали, пока на узкой улочке появятся трое немолодых мужчин, ради которых все это затевалось. В Милане гостят Depeche Mode, которые на днях объявили о своем намерении отправиться в большой европейский тур, и по этому случаю обычно снобистская публика с севера Италии превратилась в маленьких детей с горящими глазами.
«Вестники моды» будто бы в подтверждение своему имени прилетают рассказать о предстоящем турне в мировую столицу моды, щеголяют в золотых сапожках, много шутят и выглядят достаточно бодрыми, словно и не было долгих месяцев напряженной студийной работы над новым альбомом. Можно сказать, у «депешей» прекрасный миланский уик-энд: 10 дней в роскошном отеле в бывшем женском монастыре XV века, в котором номера украшены богатыми фресками того времени, а цена за ночь в самом скромном номере стартует от €700.
Наталья работает в Four Seasons четвертый месяц. Вернее, проходит практику. Девушка из Минска поступила в магистратуру University of Milan (смеется, когда вспоминает, что в МГЛУ попасть было сложнее) и теперь имеет дело со знаменитостями.
— Такое количество звезд я не видела за всю свою жизнь, — улыбается Наталья. — У нас недавно проходила «Неделя моды», поэтому среди гостей отеля было достаточного много известных людей: Маноло Бланик, Карл Лагерфельд, знаменитости с постсоветского пространства — Анастасия Заворотнюк, Владимир Соловьев.

К приезду каждого VIP-гостя здесь организуют отдельное совещание: все подразделения Four Seasons скрупулезно изучают информацию, чтобы не дай бог не «накосячить».
— В каждом из отделов обсуждается, какие для высокопоставленных гостей будут преференции, — рассказывает Наталья. — Допустим, если это еда и напитки, то первым делом выясняется, какие блюда предпочитает гость и нет ли у него аллергии на определенные продукты. Если речь идет о комнате, то обсуждаются вещи вплоть до того, какие он любит подушки. На ресепшене получают информацию о том, как называть гостя, а как лучше не стоит, куда ставить ударение.

В общем, может показаться, что работа в элитном отеле не из простых. Хотя Гаан, Гор и Флетчер, например, из тех персон, иметь дело с которыми достаточно просто. В отеле говорят, что люди они скромные, тихие и достаточно приятные в общении.
— Заселялись музыканты, когда я была в отпуске в Минске. Потом вернулась, они зашли в наш ресторан, и оказалось, что это очень приятные и приветливые люди, — говорит Наталья. — Мне удалось немножко поговорить с «депешами»: беседовали о Милане, об итальянской еде. Насколько я поняла, им здесь очень нравится. Хвалили местную кухню. Наш ресторан очень известен в городе, у шеф-повара есть мишленовская звезда, и мы обсуждали, насколько в Италии вкусно. Гурманы!

У самой группы абсолютно адекватные требования: я не заметила ничего особенного. Разве что сейчас начался сезон итальянских трюфелей, и музыкантов это очень интересовало.
Фанаты действительно поджидают «депешей» повсюду, демонстрируя чудеса находчивости и начисто забывая про возраст и прочие барьеры. Вылавливают их в самых неожиданных местах — но кого это остановит?
— Особенно после конференции была настоящая эпидемия, — смеется Наталья. — Пытались пройти в отель, прятались в туалете, чтобы выловить кумиров там. В номер не прорывались, но кругами вокруг отеля ходили. Наша служба безопасности была начеку и наблюдала за милыми дамами в возрасте, молодыми итальянцами, которые караулили Depeche Mode.

Трое британцев надежно спрятаны от посторонних глаз в люксовых номерах отеля. Стоимость таких апартаментов здесь стартует от €1600 за ночь. Сейчас у них выдались горячие деньки: тур, приуроченный к выходу альбома Spirit, будет проходить в 21 стране, и теперь Гаан, Гор и Флетчер попеременно отвечают на вопросы журналистов, категорически запрещая себя фотографировать, лениво ворочая языком и стараясь обойтись минимумом дежурных фраз и повторов.
— Знаете, это не проблема. Это приятные хлопоты, ведь Depeche Mode популярны в большом количестве стран. Мы работали в студии весь последний год, поэтому для нас эта поездка — приятный перерыв, что-то новое, — поудобнее устраивается в мягком кресле Энди Флетчер, усугубляя полумрак гостевой комнаты темными очками.

— В прошлый раз вы объявляли даты тура в Париже, в этот раз — Милан. Depeche Mode поддерживает статус «вестника моды»?
— Нам нравится путешествовать и бывать в совершенно разных местах. Я не исключаю, что в следующий раз подобную глобальную пресс-конференцию мы устроим в Минске. Почему бы и нет? Нам нравится что-то новое.

Дэйв Гаан, когда разговор заходит о мировых музыкальных трендах, просит повторить вопрос о топ-артисте с севера Лондона Скепте.
— Я понятия не имею, что это такое, — разводит руками Дэйв. — Не думаю, что Depeche Mode когда-либо действительно вписывались в конкретный тренд. Думаю, наша музыка находится вне текущих тенденций или вещей, которые приходят и уходят. Мы существуем на протяжении 35 лет. Конечно, слушаем современную музыку и анализируем этот материал, но у нас есть наш собственный звук.

Первый минский концерт Depeche Mode проходил жарким летом, а спустя полгода британцы снова выступили на «Минск-Арене», но уже в конце зимы. Гаан долго думает, но все-таки отдает предпочтение минскому июлю.
— Думаю, летний Минск лучше. Когда мы выступали, было по-настоящему жарко, и мне это нравится.

Флетчер со временем года не определился, зато вспомнил про отличный бархоппинг во время своего визита в Беларусь с диджейским сетом.
— Да, это было здорово!

Мы очень сильно рискуем, но все же показываем музыкантам популярный мем про группу Dipi Shmot. Флетчер снимает очки и удивленно разглядывает надпись.
— Dipi Shmot? Вы серьезно? На самом деле я думаю, что в Африке, Азии и Китае, Монголии… Да, наверное, половина мира не знает о нашем существовании, и я, если честно, не могу сказать, хорошо это или плохо.

Гаан тоже проявляет чудеса дипломатии и весьма лаконично реагирует на дурацкую картинку.
— В мире живет очень много людей, которые не знают о нашем существовании. Но в то же время нам очень повезло, что большое количество слушателей любит музыку Depeche Mode. Поэтому мы с нетерпением ждем новый тур, чтобы увидеть на шоу множество фанатов.

Энди Флетчера знают не только как музыканта, но и как заядлого футбольного фаната. Когда говорим о последних результатах национальных сборных Беларуси и Англии, мистер Флетчер заметно оживляется.
— Белорусские футболисты чуть бо́льшие неудачники, чем англичане? Ха-ха-ха! На самом деле у Беларуси сильная сборная. Я знаю, что Александр Глеб очень хороший игрок. Хотя сам болею за «Челси». Вот Мартин — фанат «Арсенала», лучше об этом спросить у него.

— Признайтесь, кто вам понравился больше: Исландия или Англия на Евро-2016, «Лестер» или «Челси» в прошлом сезоне английской Премьер-лиги?
— Все-таки я фанат «Челси» и сборной Англии. Должен признать, что Исландия была очень хороша! Несмотря на то, что там живет всего 300 тыс. человек, они обыграли сборную Англии, в которой живет 50—60 млн. Это было что-то невероятное!

— Вам не кажется, что раньше футбол, как и музыка, был более честным? Можно было наблюдать за футболистом, который зарабатывает тысячу фунтов в неделю, и получать искреннее удовольствие от его отдачи на поле. Или прийти на концерт в небольшой клуб и выйти оттуда полуживым.
— Должен сказать, что, даже несмотря на то, сколько сегодня зарабатывают футболисты, они продолжают полностью выкладываться на поле. И я не против того, чтобы они получали большие деньги. Игроки заслуживают этого: у них очень короткие карьеры, которые чаще всего заканчиваются в 30—31 год. Но я знаю музыкантов, которые делают музыку уже очень давно, и они гораздо более честные, чем современные. Различий слишком много. Мне кажется, что сейчас людям сложнее делать музыку из-за низких продаж — этим не так просто зарабатывать на жизнь. А с другой стороны, есть футбол, где зарабатываются миллионы, поэтому я не вижу сходства.

— Тем не менее гастроли топ-групп превращаются в сплошной концертный конвейер. В вашем новом туре 21 страна, 32 города… В таких случаях музыканты отвечают, что каждое выступление для них особенное, а каждый город — открытие. Но в реальности вам не кажется, что во время таких глобальных гастролей пропадает возможность совершить пусть и небольшой, но концертный подвиг, сделать что-то действительно яркое?
— Честно говоря, у Depeche Mode просто великолепная аудитория! Особенно в Восточной Европе. Поэтому мы всегда с удовольствием приезжаем в Минск, Братиславу, и часто там нам нравится даже больше, чем в Париже. Но каждый наш концерт важен, и мы выкладываемся на 100%. Неважно где: в Беларуси, во Франции или в Лондоне, — тактично отвечает Флетчер.
— Все наши концерты отличаются друг от друга, но в то же время похожи. Многое зависит от того, как вы себя ощущаете, когда выходите на сцену. Например, иногда я очень хорош: мой голос работает, я могу прекрасно двигаться и чувствую себя отлично — тогда концерт проходит замечательно. Но если у меня проблемы с голосом, мое тело болит, то возникают трудности. Я стараюсь изо всех сил и все время думаю об этих проблемах, поэтому не могу наслаждаться выступлением. Если все гладко и меня ничто не тревожит, получается отличный концерт. Неважно, где он проходит. Люди везде одинаковые, просто говорят на разных языках, — говорит Гаан.

О новом шоу, как и о грядущем альбоме, музыканты пока говорят в общих чертах. Еще на пресс-конференции они рассказывали о том, что над новым полноформатником работала отличная команда, а материалом Depeche Mode искренне гордятся.
— Что касается нового шоу, оно будет сильно отличаться от предыдущего. Весь следующий месяц мы будем работать над программой и, конечно, заинтересованы в том, чтобы представление прошло хорошо. Мы хотим, чтобы Global Spirit Tour отличался от нашего предыдущего шоу. Я уверен, что так и будет. У нас есть новые песни, и мы очень волнуемся перед тем, как показать их, — говорит Флетчер.

Global Spirit Tour стартует весной 2017 года, а 17 июля Depeche Mode в третий раз выступят на «Минск-Арене» с новой программой. Угадать сет-лист группы достаточно проблематично, но на концерте однозначно прозвучат композиции из нового альбома, который должен выйти незадолго до начала тура, и еще с два десятка песен из обширной дискографии коллектива. Билеты на минский концерт британцев будут стоить от 80 до 320 рублей.
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Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2016 - 21:39:41
2016-10-19 - Classic 21 (Belgium) - Interview exclusive de Dave Gahan de Depeche Mode

https://www.rtbf.be/classic21/article_depeche-mode-l-interview?id=9432382
http://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_interview-exclusive-de-dave-gahan-de-depeche-mode?id=2151702
https://www.facebook.com/RTBFauvio/videos/10157644809870296/

Interview exclusive de Dave Gahan de Depeche Mode
Le chanteur évoque la prochaine tournée européenne qui aura lieu en 2017 et 2018.

Dave Gahan, chanteur du groupe Depeche Mode, sera en Belgique pour son 55ème anniversaire (et il ne les fait pas).
Alors, si vous avez la chance de le croiser ce jour-là, il vous dit tout sur le cadeau qu'il voudrait recevoir.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2016 - 21:47:21
2016-10-19 - Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - “El nuevo es un disco sexy y más crudo”

https://issuu.com/mondosonoro/docs/mondosonoro_enero17

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001020/th_2016-10-19%20-%20Mondo%20Sonoro%20Spain%20-%20El%20nuevo%20es%20un%20disco%20sexy%20y%20ms%20crudo.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001020/2016-10-19%20-%20Mondo%20Sonoro%20Spain%20-%20El%20nuevo%20es%20un%20disco%20sexy%20y%20ms%20crudo.jpg.html)

http://www.mondosonoro.com/entrevistas/depeche-mode/

DEPECHE MODE
“El nuevo es un disco sexy y más crudo”
Texto: Daniel Mesa

El pasado martes 11, los padres del synth rock sentaron a la prensa internacional para comunicar su nuevo tour mundial, cuya primera fecha será en mayo de 2017 en Estocolmo. Los seguidores españoles de Depeche Mode podrán verlos por estos lares en el mes de julio, dentro del marco del festival Bilbao BBK Live, donde ya fueron cabezas de cartel cuatro años atrás, coincidiendo con la gira de su anterior trabajo ‘Delta Machine’ (Mute/Sony, 2013).

Pero esto no es todo. Aunque con menos énfasis y casi cogido por pinzas, Martin Gore, Dave Gahan y Andy Fletcher desvelaron la noticia que muchos estaban esperando, la inminente publicación de nuevo material inédito. El largo, que llevará por nombre ‘Spirit’, será el 14º álbum de estudio de los británicos y, aunque poco se sabe hasta el momento del contenido del mismo, Andy Fletcher ha asegurado que será ‘tan bueno como su precedente’, pero ‘más sexy’. Hablamos con Fletcher sobre el futuro inmediato de la banda y aprovechamos para indagar en lo que nos depara este ‘Spirit’.

Acabáis de anunciar las fechas del ‘Global Spirit Tour’. Cuéntanos un poco, ¿tenéis ya algo en mente sobre cómo será esta nueva gira?
Por el momento no estamos muy seguros. Es muy pronto para dar detalles, el próximo mes nos pondremos a grabar los nuevos vídeos que proyectaremos en los conciertos y a trabajar en la escenografía. Queremos montar algo grande. Estamos también muy ilusionados con tocar los nuevos temas, por lo que creo que esty convencido de que todo irá bien.

¿Cómo afrontáis esta nueva etapa después de cuatro años sin girar?
Hemos aprovechado todo este tiempo para descansar y pasar tiempo con nuestras familias, por lo que estamos muy ansiosos de sacar el nuevo álbum y ponernos en marcha. Es importante para nosotros seguir cuidando nuestra carrera y seguir haciendo lo que nos gusta.

¿Puedes adelantarnos algún spoiler sobre lo que encontraremos al interior de ‘Spirit’?
Esta vez hemos contado con la ayuda de un nuevo productor, James Ford [mitad de Simian Mobile Disco]. Es un tipo muy bueno y muy rápido trabajando. Normalmente en Depeche Mode nos tomamos demasiado tiempo con las producciones y esta vez el proceso fue más frenético. Sin duda, ha sido una experiencia muy interesante y excitante. Si tuviera que definirlo de algún modo, diría que se trata de un disco sexy y más crudo que otros a nivel de letras. Por ahora no puedo desvelar mucho más.

¿Dónde lo habéis grabado?
Toda la grabación la hicimos en Santa Bárbara y Nueva York, en el mismo estudio en el que producimos nuestros anteriores tres trabajos.

Cómo se consigue mantener la frescura después de 35 años sin que parezca que vuestras reuniones están justificadas por un mero interés económico. Digamos que a otras bandas de vuestra generación –que no vamos a nombrar aquí–, se les ha visto en más de una ocasión el plumero.
No sé, Simplemente intentamos divertirnos haciendo música. No es algo que nos sintamos forzados a hacer. Supongo que es la clave para conservar esa frescura de la que hablas. El hecho solamente de pensar cómo van a reaccionar nuestros fans con la nueva dirección que hemos tomado en el nuevo disco ya nos tiene ilusionados.

¿A veces sentís que vuestro público está demasiado anclado en vuestros grandes hits del pasado? ¿No os cansáis de tocar una y otra vez temas como ‘Personal Jesus’ o ‘Enjoy the Silence’?
Nunca nos cansaremos de tocar temas como ‘Personal Jesus’ o ‘Enjoy the Silence’ (Risas). Ambas son canciones fantásticas y nos encanta volver a tocarlas cada vez que haga falta.

¿La mejor parte de la gira?
Los conciertos. Estar tanto tiempo de aquí para allá llega a cansar a veces.

¿Y la peor?
Dormir siempre en hoteles, viajar… y las entrevistas, claro. (Risas)

¡Gracias! ¿Qué formación llevaréis en estos conciertos?
Seguiremos los mismos que fuimos en la anterior gira. Cinco personas en el escenario en total.

En julio pasáis por España con una sola fecha en Bilbao. ¿Qué recuerdos tenéis del público español? Se baila más aquí que en Inglaterra, ¿no?
¡El público español está loco! En el buen sentido, claro. Nos divierte mucho tocar allí y estamos muy contentos de volver al BBK en Bilbao. Es uno de nuestros sitios favoritos. También nos gusta mucho Madrid, Barcelona y Valencia. Quizás más tarde programemos otras fechas por otras ciudades. Es siempre guay pasar unos días por allí.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 19 October 2016 - 22:55:43
2016-10-19 - Kiss FM (Romania) - „Dacă nu lucram la bancă, nu eram azi aici!”

https://www.kissfm.ro/article/8910/Interviu-EXCLUSIV-Martin-Gore-Dac-nu-lucram-la-banc-nu-eram-azi-aici
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEiGHMLrMc0

Interviu EXCLUSIV Martin Gore – „Dacă nu lucram la bancă, nu eram azi aici!”

Pe data de 11 octombrie a avut loc la Milano, Italia, o conferință de presă specială. Băieții din legendara trupă Depeche Mode au susținut o conferință de presă în care au strâns jurnaliști din toate colțurile lumii pentru a le da o super veste: anul viitor pornesc într-un nou turneu mondial. Și DA, România se află pe harta celor 21 de țări pe care le vor vizita.
„The Global Spirit Tour” va porni pe data de 5 mai la Stockholm, Suedia și se va termina pe data de 23 iulie la Cluj, România. Acesta va promova cel de-al 14-lea album de studio al trupei, „Spirit”, care este încă în lucru, după cum au declarat Dave, Martin și Andy.
Colegul nostru Robert Diaconeasa a participat la evenimentul din Milano și a avut ocazia să-i ia un interviu face to face lui Martin Gore, de la care a aflat o mulțime de lucruri interesante. Press PLAY!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 20 October 2016 - 18:54:32
2016-10-20 - Best 92.6 FM (Greece) - Ούτε οι Depeche Mode έχουν ξεχάσει εκείνη την επεισοδιακή επίσκεψή τους στην Αθήνα. Ευτυχώς.

https://www.mixcloud.com/theodosis-michos/20102016-οι-πρωινοί-του-best-926-o-andy-fletcher-των-depeche-mode-2nd-hour/
http://popaganda.gr/depeche-mode-interview/

ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ: ΣΥΝΕΝΤΕΥΞΗ
Ούτε οι Depeche Mode έχουν ξεχάσει εκείνη την επεισοδιακή επίσκεψή τους στην Αθήνα. Ευτυχώς.
Αποστολή στο Μιλάνο: o Θεοδόσης Μίχος ήταν παρών στα αποκαλυπτήρια της νέας περιοδείας -ο δρόμος θα τους φέρει στην Αθήνα στις 17/5 για ένα εγγυημένα σαρωτικό live- και μίλησε με τον πιο τυχερό από τους τρεις. Δεν το λέμε εμείς. Εκείνος το λέει.
Θεοδόσης Μίχος

Η σχέση μας δεν υπήρξε ποτέ πολύ έντονη, γιατί δεν υπήρξα ποτέ ορκισμένος φαν, όμως το -με διαφορά- πιο έντονο από ποτέ (αλλά όχι και καθοριστικό, τελικά) σημείο της μέχρι σήμερα είχε το έντονο αρνητικό πρόσημο ενός ναδίρ, και μάλιστα συλλογικού, αφού ήμουν μόλις ένας από τις δεκάδες χιλιάδες κόσμου που την Τρίτη 12 Μαϊου 2009, λίγο πριν το ρολόι δείξει την ενάτη βραδινή, προσπαθούσαμε να επεξεργαστούμε όσο πιο ψύχραιμα μπορούσαμε (κυρίως γιατί ξέραμε ότι είχαμε μπροστά μας τον δύσκολο, πολύωρο δρόμο της επιστροφής, μια ταλαιπωρία που προμηνυόταν μεγαλύτερη από εκείνη του πηγαιμού στη Μαλακάσα, αν μη τι άλλο και λόγω ψυχολογικού comedown) τη μοιραία ανακοίνωση που θα έβαζε άδοξο τέλος στη μεγάλη βραδιά, ότι οι Depeche Mode δεν θα έβγαιναν στη σκηνή «λόγω ξαφνικής αδιαθεσίας του τραγουδιστή του συγκροτήματος, Dave Gahan» – κάτι που πυροδότησε αυτοστιγμεί μία δικαιολογημένη μεν (λόγω σύγχυσης και πρότερου ζόρικου βίου του αντικειμένου της), ακατάσχετη δε φημολογία που φυσικά περιστράφηκε γύρω από τον άξονα ότι ο Gahan έπαθε OD. Ακόμη και σήμερα γνωρίζω μερικούς που δυσκολεύονται να πιστέψουν ότι η βραδιά τους πήγε στράφι λόγω ενός «στομαχόπονου», έστω και αφόρητου, που όμως γρήγορα αποδείχτηκε ότι ήταν κάτι πολύ πιο σοβαρό. Ήταν καρκίνος.
Τέσσερα χρόνια αργότερα, βέβαια, οι Depeche Mode θα επέστρεφαν στην Αθήνα, και η σαρωτική τους εμφάνιση θα επούλωνε την όποια ανοιχτή πληγή με τους Έλληνες fans – που τουλάχιστον στον πυρήνα τους, εκεί που χτυπάει η καρδιά του Hysterika fan club, είναι από τους πιο ταγμένους ανά τον κόσμο – αλλά όπως και να το κάνουμε, μια μικρή ουλή έχει μείνει, ίσως πλέον κιόλας εν είδει παράσημου («ήμουν κι εγώ εκεί όταν οι Depeche Mode δεν βγήκαν ποτέ στη σκηνή» και πάει λέγοντας), ενώ η όλη ιστορία έχει πια βρει τη θέση της στο πάνθεον των εγχώριων επεισοδιακών συναυλιακών βραδιών – κι ας μην έγινε συναυλία.
Τα σκεφτόμουν όλα αυτά έχοντας μπροστά μου τους Depeche Mode να ανακοινώνουν ότι στις αρχές της άνοιξης του 2017 θα κυκλοφορήσουν το νέο τους δίσκο (Spirit) και ότι λίγο πριν το τέλος της ίδιας εποχής θα ξεκινήσουν το ευρωπαϊκό σκέλος της παγκόσμιας περιοδείας τους (Global Spirit) με στάσεις σε 32 πόλεις 21 χωρών, και με τα προβλεπόμενα κομμένα εισιτήρια να ξεπερνούν το 1,5 εκατομμύριο (μερικές δεκάδες χιλιάδες εκ των οποίων θα τα κόψουμε εμείς εδώ στην Αθήνα, βεβαίως βεβαίως, γιατί οι Depeche επιστρέφουν στο Terra Vibe στις 17 Μαϊου).
Καθώς έβλεπα, όμως, τον Dave Gahan να υποστηρίζει με άνεση, και όπως ελάχιστοι έχουν καταφέρει μετά τους Roxy Music, ένα ζευγάρι χρυσές μπότες «βουτηγμένες» στο glitter (και να διαχειρίζεται με σεμιναριακού επιπέδου στυλ ακόμη και «ενοχλητικές» ερωτήσεις συναδέλφων από την ανατολική Ευρώπη για τον Vince Clarke – μα που τον θυμήθηκαν;!) και τον Martin Gore με περιβολή μεσήλικα, αμετανόητου γότθου να κάνει φιλότιμες προσπάθειες να κρύψει ότι θα προτιμούσε να βρίσκεται οπουδήποτε αλλού εκτός από αυτή τη σκηνή, μπροστά από δημοσιογράφους, σκεφτόμουν και κάτι άλλο, τη φήμη που ακολουθεί το τρίτο, και πιο «κανονικό», τουλάχιστον εξ όψεως, μέλος των Depeche Mode, και δεν εννοώ το κατά πόσο είναι «διακοσμητική» η παρουσία του στη μπάντα (κάτι που έχει συζητηθεί ακόμη και σε forum), αλλά κάτι άλλο που γράφεται συχνά για εκείνο το μέλος της μπάντας για το οποίo γενικά έχουν γραφτεί τα λιγότερα τις τελευταίες τέσσερις, σχεδόν, δεκαετίες. Σκεφτόμουν το πρώτο πράγμα που θα ρωτούσα τον Andy Fletcher όταν θα τον συναντούσα μόνο του για μία τετ α τετ συνέντευξη μετά από λίγες ώρες…
Μπορεί να μη γράφεις τα τραγούδια αλλά μιας και δεν έχεις απασχολήσει κιόλας τα media με «παρα-μουσικά» καμώματα, αναρωτιέμαι μήπως είσαι τελικά η κόλλα που κρατάει αυτή τη μπάντα ενωμένη. Έλα τώρα…νομίζω ότι υπερβάλλεις. Και οι τρεις είμαστε η κόλλα σε αυτό το συγκρότημα.

Μπορεί να μη γράφεις τα τραγούδια αλλά μιας και δεν έχεις απασχολήσει κιόλας τα media με «παρα-μουσικά» καμώματα, αναρωτιέμαι μήπως είσαι τελικά η κόλλα που κρατάει αυτή τη μπάντα ενωμένη.
-Έλα τώρα…νομίζω ότι υπερβάλλεις. Και οι τρεις είμαστε η κόλλα σε αυτό το συγκρότημα.

O Paul Morley νομίζω ότι το έχει πει καλύτερα από μένα, στα liner notes μιας παλιάς συλλογής των Depeche Mode: «Ο ακλόνητος σημαιοφόρος Andy, όπως πάντα κοντά, βλέποντας και ακούγοντας, πάντα έτοιμος να βοηθήσει, να σκουπίσει το αίμα αν χρειαστεί». Δεν μου ακούγεται και πολύ εύκολη δουλειά…
-(Γελώντας δυνατά:) Και ο Paul υπερβάλλει! Πρέπει να θυμάσαι ότι για το μεγαλύτερο κομμάτι της καριέρας μας δεν είχαμε μάνατζερ, οπότε ασχολήθηκα περισσότερο από τους άλλους δύο με αυτό το κομμάτι. Ήθελα να το κάνω, δεν μου το φόρτωσε κανείς. Ο καθένας έχει το ρόλο του σε αυτή την υπόθεση. Και όλοι μαζί είμαστε οι Depeche Mode.

Μόλις ανακοινώσατε, λοιπόν, την επόμενη περιοδεία σας. Μετά από τόσα χρόνια, ο παράγοντας άγχος υπάρχει καθόλου στην εξίσωση των Depeche Mode ή δεν σας αφορά καν;
-Τα πράγματα είναι αρκετά καλά αυτή τη στιγμή, κυρίως γιατί προχωράνε πιο γρήγορα απ’ όσο περιμέναμε οι ηχογραφήσεις του νέου δίσκου. Ήμασταν προετοιμασμένοι, πάντως, ότι η κατάσταση θα ήταν πολύ ζόρικη μέχρι τα Χριστούγεννα, για να ξεκινήσουμε αμέσως μετά τις πρόβες για τις συναυλίες. Είναι όμως μια συναρπαστική μέρα για εμάς, γιατί ήμασταν κλεισμένοι στο στούντιο για περίπου έξι μήνες, οπότε και μόνο το ότι μας δίνεται η ευκαιρία να μιλήσουμε με δημοσιογράφους και -κυρίως- με μερικούς fans, να βγούμε λίγο στον έξω κόσμο, μας χαλαρώνει, ξεχνιόμαστε.

Είχες πει κάποτε ότι όταν ξεκίνησε η μπάντα, είχατε προσλάβει ένα λογιστή για να σκαρφιστεί ένα τρόπο να μην πληρώνετε πολλούς φόρους, και ότι το σχέδιό του ήταν βασισμένο στην υπόθεση ότι οι Depeche Mode δεν θα άντεχαν περισσότερα από τρία χρόνια. Τελικά συνεχίσατε και συνεχίσατε… Πότε συνειδητοποιήσατε ότι η μπάντα είχε αρχίσει να γίνεται πολύ μεγαλύτερη απ’ όσο φανταζόσασταν;
-Την εποχή που ξεκινούσαμε, το 79-80, δεν ήταν λίγες οι μπάντες που έκαναν ένα-δύο hits και μετά εξαφανίζονταν από το χάρτη, οπότε ο λογιστής δεν είχε κανένα σοβαρό λόγο να πιστέψει ότι εμείς ήμασταν διαφορετικοί. Ξεκινήσαμε στη Mute Records, και εννοείται ότι δε βγάζαμε πολλά λεφτά, φαντάσου ότι είχαμε ακόμη τις δουλειές μας και παράλληλα παίζαμε στο Top of the Pops, τέτοια πράγματα, και την επόμενη μέρα που πηγαίναμε στο γραφείο, όλοι μας χειροκροτούσαν, έκαναν πλάκα, μας έλεγαν σταρ… Υποθέτω λοιπόν πως όταν μπορέσαμε να αφήσουμε τις δουλειές μας, συνειδητοποιήσαμε ότι οι Depeche Mode θα ήταν μια full-time ασχολία.

Και ολόκληρη «βιομηχανία», αν μου επιτρέπεις, εδώ και πολλά χρόνια. Το ενδιαφέρον, όμως, για μένα είναι ότι αν και είστε μία από τις μεγαλύτερες μπάντες εκεί έξω, διατηρείτε ένα ορκισμένο και καθόλου αποστασιοποιημένο fan base που νιώθει πραγματικά κοντά σας, Κάτι που νομίζω ότι δεν συμβαίνει με τους U2 για παράδειγμα. Κάτι που όμως σίγουρα συμβαίνει με τον Bruce Springsteen.
-Είμαστε σαν τον Springsteen;! Να κάτι που δεν έχω ξανακούσει. Λες να έχει να κάνει με το ότι τα έχουμε καταφέρει αρκετά καλά και στην Αμερική;

Πάντως όπως και με τον Springsteen, έτσι και στη δική σας περίπτωση υπάρχουν κάμποσοι «τρελοί» που σας ακολουθούν σε πολλούς σταθμούς κάθε περιοδείας σας. Όποτε μπαίνετε στο στούντιο ή βγαίνετε στο δρόμο έχετε στο μυαλό ότι πρέπει να αποδείξετε τους εαυτούς σας στους χιλιάδες, σκληροπυρηνικούς ή μη, fans;
-Δε νομίζω ότι έχουμε να αποδείξουμε τίποτα σε κανέναν άλλο πέρα από τους εαυτούς μας. Δεν σκεφτόμαστε τους fans όταν ετοιμάζουμε ένα δίσκο, πρέπει απλά να πείσουμε τους εαυτούς μας ότι αυτό που κάνουμε αξίζει τον κόπο, δεν υπολογίζουμε τι θα αρέσει στον κόσμο. Αλήθεια, δεν γίνεται με τίποτα να κάνεις ένα δίσκο που θα ευχαριστήσει τους πάντες. Δεν είναι όλοι οι fans ίδιοι. Κάποιοι δεν μπορούν να ξεκολλήσουν από τα πρώτα χρόνια των Depeche Mode, κάποιοι άλλοι παραμένουν φανατικοί της μεσαίας περιόδου, και σε κάποιους αρέσουν περισσότερο όσα κάνουμε τα τελευταία χρόνια.

Είστε συμφιλιωμένοι με αυτό, λοιπόν. Είστε συμφιλιωμένοι και με το ότι οι πολλοί από τους fans σήμερα δεν είχαν καν γεννηθεί όταν γνωρίσατε το πρώτο κύμα επιτυχίας;
-Ομολογώ ότι είναι λίγο περίεργο να βλέπω – όταν ο δυνατός φωτισμός το επιτρέπει, όχι πολύ συχνά δηλαδή – τους δεκαεξάχρονους στις πρώτες γραμμές των συναυλιών μας. Αλλά είναι κάτι που αποδεικνύει ότι οι Depeche Mode είναι ένα άχρονο πράγμα.

Έχεις μετανιώσει ποτέ που είσαι ένας από τους Depeche Mode; Ή που γενικά είσαι μουσικός και δεν ζεις μια «κανονική» ζωή;
-Νιώθω τυχερός που ενώ είμαι σε μια τόσο διάσημη μπάντα, όποτε τελειώνουν οι περιοδείες και επιστρέφω στο Λονδίνο, ζω μία εντελώς κανονική ζωή. Πηγαίνω στην pub, βολτάρω στους δρόμους… Σε πολύ λίγες περιπτώσεις με αναγνωρίζουν. Ευτυχώς! Δεν νομίζω ότι θα μου άρεσε να με περικύκλωναν όπου κι αν πήγαινα. Όπως και να ‘χει, οι Depeche Mode είναι music stars, όχι celebrities. Δεν απασχολούμε τα media με ανοησίες.

Κάθε φορά που ξεκινάτε μία νέα περιοδεία, πόσα gigs σας παίρνει μέχρι να αρχίσετε να το διασκεδάζετε πραγματικά; Και όταν επιστρέψετε στα σπίτια σας πόσο καιρό χρειάζεστε για να αποσυμπιεστείτε;
-Κάνουμε αυτό που κάνουμε τόσο καιρό, που πλέον γενικά μας είναι πιο εύκολο. Βοηθάει και το ότι πια είμαστε πολύ πιο νηφάλιοι. Τα πράγματα ήταν πολύ πιο δύσκολα τον παλιό καιρό, τότε που τελείωνε μια περιοδεία, είχαμε κάνει χίλια πάρτι, και δεν μας χωρούσε ο τόπος στο σπίτι. Μπορεί να ακούγεται ξενέρωτο αυτό που σου λέω, ότι είμαστε νηφάλιοι και ήρεμοι, όμως τώρα είμαστε περισσότερο επαγγελματίες, και οι εμφανίσεις μας πολύ καλύτερες και πιο έντονες…

Και όλο αυτό χωρίς να χρειαστεί να υποστείτε το comedown την επόμενη μέρα.
-Ακριβώς. Τα πράγματα είναι καλύτερα τώρα. Ή τουλάχιστον δεν είναι τόσο ξενέρωτα όσο σου ακούγονται. Αν κάτι μας δυσκολεύει, είναι όχι τα live, αλλά οι διαρκείς μετακινήσεις, το να ζεις σε δωμάτια ξενοδοχείων, όλα αυτά…

Έτσι πάει, τα πάντα έχουν ένα τίμημα. Μεγαλώνεις και ηρεμείς. Ηρεμείς και κουράζεσαι…
-To 1993, την περίοδο του Songs of Faith And Devotion, έπαθα νευρικό κλονισμό. Εκείνη την εποχή είχε και ο Dave μπλεξίματα. Έμαθα, όμως, πολλά από αυτή την περιπέτεια. Μέχρι τότε πίστευα ότι ήμουν άτρωτος, ότι τίποτα δεν μπορούσε να με ρίξει. Έπαθα το breakdown και αναγκάστηκα να μάθω κάποια πράγματα που βελτίωσαν τη ζωή μου. Όχι κάτι φοβερό. Ξεκίνησα yoga, σταμάτησα να μεθάω κάθε βράδυ…

Έχει υπ’ όψιν σου το electro-pop ντουέτο των Marsheaux;
-Ναι, φυσικά!

Έχεις ακούσει τη διασκευή τους στο A Broken Frame; (σ.σ. Το 2015 η Μαριάνθη και η Σοφία κυκλοφόρησαν μία track by track διασκευή του δεύτερου δίσκου των Depeche Mode).
-Αλήθεια, έκαναν τέτοιο πράγμα; Είναι πολύ πιθανό να το έχω κάπου στο σπίτι μου, συνέχεια λαμβάνω CD από διάφορες μεριές.

Ο σύζυγος της μίας από τις δύο Marsheaux έχει και κομβικό ρόλο στο Hysterika fan club…
-Αλήθεια;! Είχαμε πολύ καλή σχέση με τα παιδιά. Μια φορά είχαμε πάει και για φαγητό στην ταβέρνα που έχει ο πατέρας ενός παιδιού από το fanclub.

Αυτόν εννοώ! (σ.σ. Ο «σεσημασμένος» Γιώργος Γερανιός).
-Χαίρομαι πολύ, θυμάμαι ότι είναι πολύ καλά παιδιά όλοι τους.

Έχουν περάσει οχτώ χρόνια από «εκείνη» την…παραλίγο συναυλία σας στην Αθήνα. Τελικά τι συνέβη;
-Ω ναι! Στην Ελλάδα είχαμε και «εκείνο» το περιστατικό. Ήταν τόσο αλλόκοτη βραδιά. Νομίζω ήταν η δεύτερη συναυλία της περιοδείας. Είκοσι λεπτά πριν βγούμε στη σκηνή, είμαστε όρθιοι με τον Martin στα παρασκήνια, πίνουμε κρασί, έχουμε λίγο άγχος γιατί είναι μόλις η δεύτερη συναυλία της περιοδείας, και ξαφνικά έρχεται ο μάνατζερ και μας λέει: «ο Dave είναι άρρωστος». Και μετά άρχισε να φωνάζει: «Πρέπει να φύγετε από εδώ τώρα. Κάποιος θα βγει σε λίγο να κάνει την ανακοίνωση, ο κόσμος θα αγριέψει». Ελπίζω να επανορθώσαμε την επόμενη φορά που ήρθαμε στην Αθήνα. Αυτό θα κάνουμε και αυτή τη φορά. See you in May you crazy Greeks!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 20 October 2016 - 20:33:23
2016-10-20 - TV Prima (Czech Republic) - Top Star magazin

[Interview with Andy Fletcher and Martin Gore.]

http://play.iprima.cz/top-star-magazin/top-star-magazin-2016-42
https://www.facebook.com/TomasKraust.tv/videos/10211018155596803/
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 20 October 2016 - 21:45:37
2016-10-20 - Live Nation GSA (Germany) - Das exklusive Interview mit Dave Gahan in Mailand!

http://www.lntvglobal.com/de/article/depeche-mode-global-spirit-tour-das-exklusive-interview-mit-dave-gahan-in-mailand/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationGSA/videos/338466006507891/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb7ubevsJJo

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/Eb7ubevsJJo/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/Eb7ubevsJJo/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/Eb7ubevsJJo/3.jpg)

Depeche Mode – Global Spirit Tour: Das exklusive Interview mit Dave Gahan in Mailand!
Schaut euch das exklusive Interview mit Dave Gahan in Mailand auf www.lntvglobal.com/de an.
Sichert euch Tickets unter: www.livenation.de/artist/depeche-mode-tickets
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 20 October 2016 - 22:27:03
2016-10-20 - Onet (Poland) - nacjonalizm to choroba

http://muzyka.onet.pl/rock/andrew-fletcher-z-depeche-mode-nacjonalizm-to-choroba-wywiad/dc4vbz

Andrew Fletcher z Depeche Mode: nacjonalizm to choroba
Paweł Piotrowicz

Z klawiszowcem jednego z najpopularniejszych zespołów świata rozmawiamy o nowej trasie, płycie i polskich fanach, o próbie przed koncertem na Torwarze w 1985 roku, której przysłuchiwało się 2 tysiące milicjantów i żołnierzy, o wyższości wódki nad złotówkami, największej bzdurze na temat Depeche Mode, zaklęciach, rytuałach i upływie czasu, a także o zabójczym gazie CS, który rozpylono na koncercie grupy w Niemczech. I wreszcie o współczesnych problemach, jak Brexit, nacjonalizm czy próby całkowitego zakazania aborcji. – To jakieś szaleństwo. Przypominają mi się lata 30. i naziści – mówi Andrew Fletcher.
"Global Spirit Tour" – taki tytuł będzie nosić przyszłoroczna trasa Depeche Mode, promująca czternasty album zespołu "Spirit", który ukaże się na wiosnę. Grupa ogłosiła to 11 października, potwierdzając, że jeden z 32 koncertów europejskiej części tournee odbędzie się w Polsce – Dave Gahan, Martin Gore i Andrew Fletcher wystąpią 21 lipca na Stadionie Narodowym w Warszawie. Przedsprzedaż biletów w cenie od 179 złotych rusza 19 października o godzinie 10 na www.livenation.pl i www.ticketmaster.pl.
Dzień po konferencji prasowej w Teatro Dell'Arte w Mediolanie spotkałem się w hotelu Four Seasons na piętnastominutowej rozmowie z klawiszowcem Andrew Fletcherem. Zanim się rozpoczęła, zostałem poproszony przez osobę koordynującą wywiady, bym nie pytał o album "Spirit". Na szczęście Andrew sam zdradził pewne istotne szczegóły na temat krążka, chętnie odpowiadał też na pytania dotyczące polskich fanów czy pogarszającej się sytuacji na świecie.

Paweł Piotrowicz: Skoro w przyszłym roku wydajecie płytę "Spirit" i wyruszacie na "Global Spirit Tour", to czy możesz powiedzieć, jaki jest obecny "duch" Depeche Mode?
Andrew Fletcher: Jest dobry.

Trwająca już tyle lat historia zespołu pokazała, że nie zawsze tak było.
Powiedzmy, że od dawna jest taki sam, choć wpływają na niego różne bodźce. Teraz na przykład jesteśmy zamknięci w studiu. Klucze dzierży nasz menadżer, a naszym zadaniem jest wyjść z gotowym albumem. Miło jest więc doświadczyć pewnej odmiany i przyjechać tu na kilka dni, by zobaczyć tych wszystkich krzyczących przed hotelem fanów i udzielić wywiadów. Zawsze lubimy takie działania. Trudniej robi się wtedy, mówiąc o naszym zespołowym duchu, kiedy ruszamy na tournee. Trasa potrafi dać w kość, naprawdę wykończyć, przede wszystkim fizycznie. Nie mam tu na myśli samych koncertów, one są wspaniałe, ale podróże, lotniska, hotele. Codziennie się przemieszczamy, a przecież jesteśmy nieco starsi niż kiedyś. Szybciej się męczymy. Zdajemy sobie oczywiście sprawę, że wielu naszych fanów pracuje znacznie ciężej niż my.

Uprzedzono mnie, bym nie pytał o "Spirit" - na konferencji w Teatro Dell'Arte również wypowiadaliście się na temat płyty bardzo enigmatycznie, podkreślaliście jednak, że jesteście z niej bardzo zadowoleni. Rozumiem, że nie chcecie zdradzać zbyt wcześnie wielu szczegółów, ale nie sądzisz, że to właśnie one najbardziej emocjonują fanów?
Do premiery pozostało pół roku, więc będzie jeszcze czas, by o tym porozmawiać. Jesteśmy bardzo zadowoleni z tego, co się zrodziło i rodzi, ale teraz ogłaszamy trasę i na tym chcemy się skupić.

Czy taki zespół jak Depeche Mode ma wypracowane jakieś rytuały, którym hołduje przed koncertami? Zestawy ćwiczeń, rozmowy, a może jakieś specjalne, w cudzysłowie, zaklęcia?
[śmiech] Tak, mamy zaklęcia. Życzymy sobie, by wszystko poszło dobrze, bo zdarzały nam się w przeszłości sytuacje, nad którymi nie panowaliśmy. Ale oczywiście każdy z nas ma swoje rytuały, które nie różnią się bardzo od tego, co robią przed meczem piłkarze - jakieś ćwiczenia rozgrzewające i rozciągające. Nic nadzwyczajnego.

Co to były za sytuacje, nad którymi nie panowaliście?
Różne straszliwe koncerty, kiedy na przykład padły dźwięk czy oświetlenie. Tak się stało dawno temu, skądinąd we Włoszech, na scenie umiejscowionej w wielkim namiocie. Ktoś przeciął kabel zasilający. Ucichła muzyka, zgasły światła, zapanowała całkowita ciemność. Ale to wcale nie jest najgorsze, co się może przytrafić. Kiedyś w Niemczech rozpylono gaz CS [chlorobenzylidenomalononitryl – aut.]. Graliśmy wtedy bis i nagle zauważyliśmy, że pod sceną nikogo nie ma, a dalej jest wielki zamęt. To było naprawdę przerażające, bo nie dość, że wybuchła panika, to jeszcze wiele osób wylądowało w szpitalu.
Złapali sprawcę?

Dwóch – to byli żołnierze amerykańskiej armii, która tam stacjonowała. Straszna głupota.
Polscy fani lubią przeprowadzać różne specjalne akcje na waszych koncertach – wypuszczają baloniki, podnoszą kartki z napisem "Welcome to Poland", zapalają zapalniczki. Zauważacie to w ogóle?

Oczywiście. Wychodzimy z założenia, że publiczność jest integralną częścią koncertu, szczególnie w przypadku Depeche Mode. To właśnie fani sprawiają, przygotowując takie małe niespodzianki, że koncert jest ekscytujący. To bardzo miłe i wzruszające, że im się za każdym razem chce coś takiego robić.

Pamiętasz pierwszy koncert w Polsce, w 1985 roku? [odbył się na warszawskim Torwarze, 30 lipca – aut.]
Jak najbardziej. Muszę przyznać, że było to dziwne doświadczenie, piękne, ale i surrealistyczne. W trakcie próby dźwięku na płycie hali znajdowało się około dwóch tysięcy żołnierzy i policjantów [milicjantów – aut.]. Zwykle nikomu nie pozwalamy być na próbie dźwięku, hala musi być wtedy pusta, ale trudno jest to powiedzieć wojsku i policji. "Hej, wy tam, wynocha!" [śmiech]. Dlatego pamiętamy tamten koncert bardzo dokładnie. Publiczność była cudowna, a my czuliśmy ekscytację, bo niewiele brytyjskich zespołów grało za żelazną kurtyną. Spędziliśmy wtedy sporo czasu w Berlinie Wschodnim, więc mieliśmy świadomość, ilu mamy fanów w Europie Wschodniej. Pamiętam też, że nie dostaliśmy w Polsce dolarów, a wyłącznie lokalne pieniądze, dla nas bezużyteczne. Graliśmy więc za darmo.

Osiemnaście lat wcześniej Stonesi dostali zapłatę w wódce.
Słyszałem, że Sting wyjechał skądś ze skrzynkami dżinu [śmiech]. Nam niestety tego nie zaproponowano, ale za to zaspokoiliśmy swoją ciekawość i potrzebę znalezienia się w komunistycznych krajach, a to było bezcenne.

Przypominasz sobie największą głupotę na temat Depeche Mode, jaką słyszałeś?
Nie wiem… Może to, że to tak naprawdę nie my gramy, a maszyny, bo jesteśmy zespołem syntezatorowym. W związku z tym nic nie robimy [śmiech].

Wielu waszych fanów zastanawia się, dlaczego nie wydaliście jeszcze na jednej płycie kolekcji odrzutów, stron B singli i innych rarytasów. Sporo się tego ukazało na przestrzeni lat, może więc warto byłoby pomyśleć o osobnym wydawnictwie?
Takie piosenki zawsze powstawały szybciej niż utwory, które trafiały na regularne albumy, i dlatego są one często dziwniejsze, zupełnie inne. Wydaliśmy je wcześniej w specjalnym boxie ["The Complete Depeche Mode" z 2006 roku, dostępnym jedynie cyfrowo – aut.], być może zrobimy to na osobnej płycie. Zgadzam się, że coś takiego by nam i fanom nie zaszkodziło. Nie wykluczam, że wkrótce taki projekt zrealizujemy.

A nie myśleliście o nagraniu płyty z waszymi wersjami utworów innych wykonawców?
Zdradzę ci coś, co ma być niespodzianką. I już nią nie będzie – na "Spirit" znajdzie się bonus w postaci coveru Davida Bowiego "Heroes". Jesteśmy jego wielkim fanami i kiedy umarł, poczuliśmy, że powinnyśmy to zrobić. Poza tym to był utwór, który Dave śpiewał na koncercie jako nastolatek, zwracając tym samym naszą uwagę – to przez "Heroes" zaprosiliśmy go do zespołu. A więc jest bardzo ważny dla Depeche Mode także z tego powodu. Kto wie, co by się z nami działo, gdyby nie ta piosenka. Martin nagrał już kiedyś fajny album z coverami, "Counterfeit²", a i my na początku grywaliśmy różne przeróbki. Wolimy jednak skupiać się na własnych piosenkach. Mamy ich tak dużo, że i tak trudno jest nam wybrać te, które chcemy grać na koncertach. Musi być przecież nowy materiał, musi być kilka najbardziej znanych utworów. Gdzie to wszystko zmieścić?

A masz ulubioną przeróbkę waszej piosenki?
Myślę, że najbliższy sercu naszej trójki jest "Personal Jesus", nagrany przez Johnny’ego Casha krótko przed jego śmiercią [na album "American IV" z 2002 roku – aut.]. Szczególnie uszczęśliwił Martina, który jako dziesięciolatek zakochał się w muzyce Casha dzięki kolekcji płyt swoich rodziców. To naprawdę wyjątkowa wersja.

Na konferencji prasowej zaprezentowaliście fragmenty trzech piosenek z nadchodzącej płyty - myślę, że trzecia z nich, kiedy Dave śpiewa "Where's the revolution? C'mon people, you're letting me down", spokojnie mogłaby trafić do repertuaru Marilyna Mansona, który swego czasu też nagrał "Personal Jesus". Oczywiście słyszałem jedynie refren.
[śmiech] No właśnie, nie znasz reszty. Myślę, że ludzie będą bardzo zaskoczeni tym albumem.

Przypuszczam, że jesteście świadomi tego, jak bardzo wasza muzyka wpłynęła na tysiące fanów, styl ich życia, świadomość. Czujecie związaną z tym odpowiedzialność? Cokolwiek powiecie, jest przez wielu z nich uznawane za świętość.
Trudno mi na to pytanie odpowiedzieć. Śpiewamy głównie o życiu i ludziom się to podoba, o różnych problemach, relacjach, rozczarowaniach. I naprawdę nie wiem, jak udało nam się zdobyć tak nieprawdopodobne oddanie i lojalność fanów. Zwłaszcza że żadni z nas celebryci, za nikogo takiego się nie uważamy. Mnie nawet nikt nie rozpoznaje na ulicy.

Dave Gahan chyba by tego o sobie nie powiedział.
Jako frontman bywa oczywiście rozpoznawalny, ale nie oznacza to, że od razu ustawia się za nim sznurek paparazzi. Przypuszczam, że nasi fani doceniają, iż jesteśmy inni, i za to nas w jakiś sposób podziwiają. Mamy fantastyczną publiczność, szczególnie w Polsce, otrzymujemy od niej mnóstwo wsparcia. Widzimy, jak wielu polskich fanów podróżuje na nasze koncerty do innych krajów, zabierając ze sobą flagi. Są dumni z tego, że są Polakami. I powinni. Poza tym sporo twoich rodaków mieszka w Wielkiej Brytanii i również przychodzą na koncerty. Bardzo nas to cieszy.

W samej Wielkiej Brytanii nie dzieje się ostatnio dobrze – czeka ją realizacja Brexitu, emigranci, w tym Polacy, czują się coraz bardziej niechciani. Dochodzi do różnych incydentów.
Brexit to tak naprawdę zwycięstwo głosu nacjonalizmu. Wiele się dzieje niedobrego, nie tylko w Wielkiej Brytanii, choć niektóre tendencje są u nas przerażające. Kiedy usłyszałem, że rząd Theresy May chce tworzyć specjalne imienne listy zatrudnionych w brytyjskich firmach obcokrajowców, pomyślałem, że coś takiego mógłby zrobić Hitler. W jakim celu miałaby powstać taka lista? Na szczęście rząd się z tego wycofuje, pod naporem krytyki, ale nie zmienia to faktu, że taki pomysł padł.

Na konferencji prasowej powiedziałeś, że na świecie wiele się dzieje, szczególnie teraz, więc trudno te wydarzenia kompletnie ignorować – była to odpowiedź na pytanie, czy album będzie bardziej polityczny.
Bo nie możemy. I tak, będzie.

Co jest twoim zdaniem największym zagrożeniem dla świata, dla ludzkości?
Świat wygląda teraz inaczej niż w trakcie I czy II wojny światowej. Jest wiele dużych problemów, które się kumulują. Konflikty zbrojne, głód, ISIS, uchodźcy, nawet ten Brexit, który może rozpocząć dezintegrację Unii Europejskiej. Cały czas mieszkam w Anglii, w przeciwieństwie do Dave’a i Martina [Dave w Nowym Jorku, a Martin w Santa Barbara – aut.], więc widzę z bliska, co się dzieje. Widzę też, już z daleka, kampanię wyborczą w Ameryce, gdzie są dwie kandydatury, których ludzie nie lubią.

Kto jest gorszy – Hilary Clinton czy Donald Trump?
Mam nadzieję, że Clinton wygra, ale ona jest tak niepopularna, że wcale mnie to nie cieszy. Wyobraź sobie, co się stanie, jeśli jednak w Białym Domu zamieszka Trump, jak niebezpieczne dla świata to będzie. Właśnie w kontekście tego, co się dzieje na świecie, choćby w Syrii. Ale powtórzę, największą bolączką jest to, że tych problemów mamy tak wiele. I nie da się nad nimi zapanować.

Słyszałeś o tym, że skrajne prawicowe ruchy w Polsce wspierają pomysł, by całkowicie zakazać aborcji, nawet kiedy ciąża zagraża życiu matki, jest efektem gwałtu albo płód jest tak chory czy zdeformowany, że nie ma szansy przeżyć choćby godziny po porodzie?
Oczywiście czytałem. To jakieś szaleństwo. Przypominają mi się lata 30. i naziści. No ale znowu wracamy do wzrostu chorych nacjonalistycznych tendencji w Europie, widocznego właściwie w każdym kraju.

Historia uczy nas, że "zapomnieć znaczy powtórzyć".
I to się właśnie dzieje. Dobrze jest być patriotą, to bardzo piękne, ale nie widzę nic dobrego w byciu nacjonalistą. To dwa zupełnie różne określenia, mające przeciwstawne znaczenie. Patriota może być dumny z tego, że jest Polakiem czy Anglikiem, a nacjonalista będzie przeciwko każdemu, kto nie jest taki jak on.

Wracając do Depeche Mode… Niewiele jest zespołów, które przetrwały tak długo jak wy, do tego na samym szczycie. Jaki jest wasz sekret?
Na pewno pomaga nam to, że piszemy dobre piosenki. To znaczy Martin i Dave piszą, gdyż ja się do tego procesu nie mieszam. Otaczają nas świetni ludzie, jak Jonathan Kessler, nasz menadżer, albo James Ford, nowy producent. Ciężko pracujemy przez dwa lata, a potem bierzemy sobie rok wolnego, by naładować baterie. I to się doskonale sprawdza. Prawdę mówiąc, kiedy zaczynaliśmy, nie mieliśmy pojęcia, że tak długo przetrwamy. "Nagramy płytę, może dwie, a potem zajmiemy się czymś innym". Depeche Mode to spełnienie naszych marzeń.

Czy przed przystąpieniem do pracy nad każdą kolejną płytą macie dylemat w rodzaju: "Jak tu znowu wymyślić koło"?
Nie. Bo wiemy, że nie musimy tego robić. Mamy swoje brzmienie, a w związku z tym swoje ograniczenia, nie potrzebujemy wymyślać siebie na nowo. Najważniejsze są dobre piosenki i oddająca ich potencjał przestrzeń brzmieniowa. I to właśnie brzmienie jest jedynym elementem, przy którym staramy się za każdym razem podnosić poprzeczkę.

Wyobrażasz sobie koncert zespołu na przykład w 2030 w roku? Nie pytam tylko w kontekście tego, co się może wydarzyć na świecie, ale przede wszystkim przez pryzmat muzyczny. W którą stronę pójdziecie? Czy nadal będziecie zapełniać stadiony? A może wtedy dacie już sobie spokój z graniem?
Jesteśmy dziś trochę starsi, a wtedy będziemy odrobinę bardziej [śmiech]. Trudno odpowiedzieć na to pytanie. Lubię czasem myśleć, że kiedy będę miał siedemdziesiątkę, wreszcie sobie na tej emeryturze odpocznę. Tylko że muzyka to narkotyk, i to tak silny, że nie jest łatwo z niego zrezygnować. To właśnie dlatego Stonesi nadal grają koncerty. Przecież oni nie potrzebują więcej pieniędzy. Po prostu nie mogą z tym skończyć. Może my też nie będziemy mogli.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2016 - 18:32:04
2016-10-20 - Sábado (Portugal) - Dave Gahan, dos Depeche Mode, fala de Bowie, cancro e música

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Dave Gahan, dos Depeche Mode, fala de Bowie, cancro e música
Entrevista ao cantor, em Milão, a propósito do novo disco e da próxima digressão da banda, que passa pelo NOS Alive. Leia na SÁBADO
Rita Bertrand

Foi numa sala mal iluminada, do luxuoso hotel Four Seasons, em Milão, em Itália, que Dave Gahan, o sex symbol e vocalista dos Depeche Mode, reis absolutos da pop de feição electrónica, recebeu a SÁBADO, no seu blazer azul-royale.
Aos 53 anos, mantém a silhueta enxuta e a boa figura, mas o pescoço flácido e as rugas em torno dos olhos indiciam o passado de toxicodependência e o cancro na bexiga a que sobreviveu – duas das temáticas de uma conversa curta, mas animada, que começou por abordar Spirit, o 14.º álbum da banda, que chega em Março e dará o tom à próxima digressão dos Depeche Mode, que passa por 32 cidades da Europa, entre Maio e Julho de 2017, incluindo a noite de encerramento do NOS Alive, o mesmo festival que os recebeu com grande entusiasmo em 2013.
Saiba também como foi a conferência de imprensa que os Depeche Mode deram no palácio da Trienalle de Milão, na véspera desta entrevista, a anunciar o novo disco e a digressão. Estiveram lá 450 pessoas e só metade eram jornalistas: os restantes eram fãs, que venceram passatempos e às 10h da manhã já faziam fila à porta, para o evento que começava às 13h.

O título do novo disco, Spirit, remete para algo espiritual, ou mais para o termo espirituoso?
Queremos estimular o pensamento. E, para isso, levantamos várias questões. A mais importante é: Onde está o espírito de união? É essencial pensarmos sobre isto, porque hoje vivemos num mundo que potencia a separação. É preciso pararmos e vermos que já passámos por isso, por estas divisões...

É preciso juntarmo-nos?
Exacto. É como a pergunta da canção que escrevl e que apresentámos na conferéncia de imprensa, Revolution. Onde é a revolução? A ideia é levar as pessoas a fazer a revolução, o que significa ir por outro caminho. Em vez de estarmos sempre a reparar nas diferenças, que tal juntarmonos todos e festejarmos as nossas semelhanças? Claro que umas pessoas estão melhor que outras, algumas precisam de ajuda,  mas qual é o sentido de construirmos muros? Estamos a viver o regresso dos muros,  a perpetuação das guerras. Não vivemos já isto?

Será que não aprendemos nada?
A Indignação é óbvia e é com ela que o cantor justifica outros títulos - ainda não definitivos, mas prováveis, segundo confidenciou à SÁBADO - que compõem o novo álbum: "Poison Heart, Scam, Fail, Worst Crime, Backwards, Eternity, No More, Cover Me." Surpresa: mais de metade tem autoria ou co-autoria do próprio Gahan, que durante décadas não escreveu uma linha, limitando-se a dar voz (e carisma] às canções criadas por Martin Gore, outro vértice do trio que se completa com Andrew Fletcher.

No início, não escrevia nem compunha. O que é que o empurrou para o trabalho criativo?
Não tinha essa necessidade, sentiame satisfeito com ser um intérprete. E o que se passou foi que, há uns 15 anos, por volta do ano 1999 ou 2000, depois de uma grande digressão da banda e antes de recomeçar a gravar, calhou de conhecer um tipo em Nova Iorque com quem, muito naturalmente, comecei a escrever. Era o Ken Thomas, que foi o produtor de Paper Monsters, a minha estreia a solo, de 2003. Não sei explicar... Simplesmente cheguei a um ponto em que já não podia ser só o cantor dos Depeche Mode e das canções do Martin. Comecei a sentir o desejo de expressar os meus próprios sentimentos e ideias.

A idade tornou-o mais introspectivo?
Sempre fui. E atenção: lá por não as escrever, não quer dizer que não sentisse as canções como pessoais. Ao cantá-las torno-as minhas... ainda hoje. Dá-me muito prazer cantar os êxitos de sempre da banda, criados pelo Martin, mas agora já não chega... Tenho coisas minhas para dizer e quero dizê-las, tanto com os Depeche Mode como a solo.

E com os Soulsavers, o projecto de Will Oldham e Mark Lanegan com que já gravou dois álbuns?
Sem dúvida: os Soulsavers eram uma pequena rua que se tornou uma espécie de grande avenida no meu caminho.

É para continuar?
É um projecto muito diferente de tudo o que fiz antes e gostava de continuar. Com eles, a música simplesmente acontece, nem sei explicar. As canções surgem com mais facilidade... Nos Depeche Mode, talvez por causa do êxito massivo, há uma pressão maior, que não é consciente mas acaba por influenciar o processo. De qualquer modo, seja em que formação for, é evidente que a música é a minha forma de comunicar. Sou melhor a expressarme quando canto do que quando falo, por exemplo.

A música dos Depeche Mode é geralmente alegre, mas as letras são tristes. Essa mistura será o segredo do vosso sucesso?
Acredito que sim, que as pessoas percebam que falamos da vida e que a vida é isso, tem esses dois lados opostos. Tão depressa é profundamente triste como quase explodimos de prazer. Em música, podemos misturar as duas coisas, para conseguir um efeito estimulante, para provocar pensamentos. Não são meros truques: nós tentamos ser nós próprios, que a nossa música reflicta o que somos.

David Bowie foi o seu ídolo de juventude. O que é que a morte dele o fez sentir?
Uma profunda tristeza, um enorme sentimento de perda... logo que, na quela manhã de Janeiro, me ligaram a contar. Sabia que já não estava bem há algum tempo, mas não tinha noção de que fosse tão grave. Fiquei em choque: ele sempre foi uma grande influência, um exemplo, um modelo a seguir.

E continua a ser?
Sim, o meu sonho é que a vida me permita manter-me criativo até ao fim, tal como o David, que editou aquela obra brilhante, Blackstar, em vésperas de morrer. Contudo, ele já era mais que um ídolo. Nos últimos 10 anos, em Nova Iorque, a minha filha (Stella, hoje com 17 anos) andava na mesma escola que a filha dele  (Alexandria, com 16 desde Agosto) e estávamos sempre a encontrar-nos. Já era uma relação de pai para pai, quase só falávamos da família, das miúdas. Portanto foi como perder um familiar próximo.

Tem pânico de que o cancro volte?
A morte do David Bowie fez-me pensar muito... Claro que tenho medo de morrer, é normal,  mas ao mesmo tempo sou muito bom a viver em negação. Acho que distrairme da minha mortalidade me torna mais forte. É uma protecção muito útil na vida, conseguir não pensar.

Mas tem de estar vigiado, certo?
Sim, vou regularmente ao hospital para fazer análises. Ainda lá estive há duas semanas e fiz um check-up completo. Tive sorte, porque está tudo bem e só tenho de lá ir outra vez daqui a seis meses.

Consegue não pensar nisso até lá?
Bom, uma doença como esta passa a fazer parte da vida. É como o alcoolismo ou as drogas: um tipo sal daquilo, mas as marcas ficam Iá e, sem prevenção, facilmente se volta a cair no mesmo... mas não é preciso estar sempre a pensar nisso. O segredo é mantermo-nos ocupados e criativos, fazermos o que gostamos.

Portanto, o cancro é como a toxicodependência?
Um pouco. São coisas que, sendo do passado, influenciam o presente. Temos de as aceitar e lidar com elas, continuando a viver.

Que cuidados diários tem?
Tento levar uma vida saudável, todos os dias. Já não fumo cigarros, jã não  bebo álcool,  já não consumo drogas... Por outro lado, vivo em Nova Iorque, que é capaz de ser a cidade menos saudável do mundo, cheia de poluição e boémios...

Muitas vezes, as pessoas engordam quando largam as drogas. Como é que mantém a forma?
Sou exigente com a alimentação e tento manter o corpo activo. Pratico ioga e bebo uns três litros de água por dia.

E cuidados com a voz, tem?
Claro - sobretudo quando preciso mais dela, como agora, que estamos em processo de gravação. Faço exercícios para alongar os músculos das cordas vocais e pratico escalas, para manter a voz quente.

Nada de chás especiais?
Isso dos chás é um mito, não noto grandes efeitos. Só noto que alguns me ajudam a descontrair. Na verdade, o melhor para a voz é mesmo o silêncio, é preservá-la e usá-la apenas quando é necessário.

Tem tido sorte, não só por ser um sobrevivente, mas também  porque, em tantos anos, a sua banda nunca passou de moda. Costuma agradecer a Deus?
Não sou praticante de nenhuma religlão (ao contrário do que diz a Wikipedia, que o define como cristão ortodoxo), mas tenho a minha fé e às vezes agradeço ao universo.

Mas não crê em Deus?
Creio em algo espiritual, em alguma coisa maior do que eu, nem que seja a própria energia do universo, e sinto uma presença imaterial comigo, que me ajuda todos os dias. Mas não sei o que é e não acredito que possa estar escondido em alguma ideologia religiosa ou em algum livro escrito por homens.

Qual foi a lição mais importante que a vida lhe ensinou?
Cada dia traz uma lição diferente, por  pequena que seja, mas a grande revelação foi ter percebido que não sou responsável por quem sou, nem pelos pensamentos que tenho. Só sou responsável pelos meus actos e são eles que importam, porque têm efeitos no mundo. Devemos te cuidado com a marca que deixamos, mas não temos a culpa de não sermos bons o tempo todo.


Translation:

It was in a dimly lit room with floral sofas where Dave Gahan, the sexy symbol and lead singer of Depeche Mode – the kings of electronic pop – welcomed the SÁBADO magazine in his royal-blue blazer. He’s 53 and keeps the good posture, but his flaccid neck and the wrinkles around his eyes show the marks of the drug addiction past and the bladder cancer which he survived to – two of the topics of the short interview mainly about Spirit, to be released on March followed by a tour that will take the band throughout 32 European countries between March and July 2017, ending at the NOS Alive festival.

The new album title, Spirit, what’s the concept behind it? Is it something spiritual?
We want to stimulate the critical thinking by raising issues. The most important of them is: where’s the spirit of unity? It is fundamental that we think about it because we live in a world that potentiates segregation. We need to stop and realize that we’ve been there before, these divisions…

We need to stick together?
That’s right. It’s like the question on the song I’ve written that we teased in the press conference, Revolution. Where is the revolution? The idea is to make people start it all, which means, to choose another path. Why not celebrate our differences instead of judging them? It’s obvious that some persons are in better positions than others, but what’s the point in building walls? We’re watching the perpetuation of wars, but why do we act like we’ve never seen this before? Did we learn anything from it at all?

You can clearly see the indignation, which goes in hand with some of the new title songs - not definitive yet, but likely: Poison Heart, Scam, Fail, Worst Crime, Backwards, Eternity, No More and Cover Me. Furthermore: more than half of them were written or co-written by Gahan himself, who didn’t write any lyrics for more than a decade, only providing vocals (and charisma) for the songs created by Martin Gore, his band mate alongside Andrew Fletcher.

In the beginning, you didn’t write or compose any song. What have made you get involved with the creation process?
I didn’t feel the need. I was cool with just being a singer. Fifteen years ago, around 1999 or 2000, after a world tour and before the recording process has begun, I met this guy in New York, and I started to write with him naturally. His name is Ken Thomas, producer of my debut solo album, Paper Monsters, released in 2003. I don’t know how to explain… I just got to the point where I couldn’t be just the lead singer of Depeche Mode anymore. I started to feel the need of expressing my own ideas.

Aging has made of you a more introspective person?
I have always been. And for the record: even though I didn’t write any of those songs in the past, they were personal to me. When I sing them, I make them mine. It’s a pleasure to perform the songs of the band written by Martin, but, at this point, it’s not enough anymore. I have things to say and I want to, be it with Depeche Mode or as a solo artist.

And what about Soulsavers, the Will Oldham and Mark Lanegan’s project you already released two records with?
Definitely: the Soulsavers were a street that became this large avenue in my life.

Is it to be continued?
It’s a very different project from anything I’ve ever done before, and I’d like to keep going with it. With them, music just happens. Don’t even know how to explain. The songs come up easily… With Depeche Mode, there’s more pressure involved. Anyways, music is my way to communicate no matter the project. When I’m singing I express myself better than talking.

Depeche Mode songs in general are happy, but the lyrics are sad. Is it the secret for your success?
I guess people realize we’re singing about life and life is what it is, these two opposite sides. In music, we can mix both worlds to get a stimulating effect, to provoke thought. There are no tricks: we’re just ourselves, our music is set to reflect what we are.

David Bowie has been your idol since you was a teenager. How did his death make you feel?
I felt deeply sorrow, an enormous feeling of loss. They called me that January morning. I was aware he wasn’t doing well for a while but I couldn’t imagine it was that serious. I got devastated: he has always been an influence, a role model.

And he still is?
Yeah, I wish life would allow me to be creative to the end, just like David was when he created that masterpiece, Blackstar, before he passed away. In the last ten years, in New York, my daughter (Stella, 17) has gone to the same school as his daughter (Alexandria, 16), so we used to meet all the time. It was a father-father relationship, we were talking about family, children. So it was like losing a close relative.

Do you fear that one day the cancer might come back?
David’s death made me think about it a lot… Of course I’m afraid of dying, it’s normal, but I’m living in denial and I’m pretty good at it. Not thinking about death makes me feel stronger. It’s a very useful protection in life.

But you have to be alert and watchful, right?
Yes, I usually go to the hospital for some tests. I even went there two weeks ago to get a full check-up. I got lucky, because everything is just fine and I will only be back there in six months.

Until then, can you not think about that?
Well, when you got cancer, it becomes part of your whole life. It’s like alcoholism or drugs: the marks remain there and, if you don't prevent yourself, it’s easy to come back for these bad habits. But there’s no point in thinking about it all the time. The secret is to keep yourself busy and productive, just doing the things we like to do.

So, cancer is like drug addiction?
Kind of, yeah. Both things, as part of your past, may affect your present. You have to learn how to deal with them and just keep going with your life.

How do you take care of yourself?
I try to have a healthy life, every day. I don’t smoke, or drink alcohol, or do drugs anymore… But I live in New York, probably the less healthy city in the world, full of pollution and drunk people.

Most of the times, people who quit drugs get fat. How do you keep in shape?
I’m strict with feeding and I try to keep my body active. I practice yoga and drink over three liters of water a day.

And do you take care of your voice?
Of course - especially when I need it the most, like now that we recording new stuff. I do exercises to stretch the vocal cords' muscles and I practice scales, to keep it warm.

No special teas?
That’s a myth, I don’t see any effects. It just helps to get distracted. Actually, the best medicine for voice is silence, using it only when it’s required.

You're fortunate, not only for being a survivor, but for the fact that your band is still relevant after all these years.
I'm not religious (even though Wikipedia says he’s an Orthodox Christian), but I have my faith and sometimes I thank to the universe.

But don’t you believe in God?
I believe in something spiritual, something bigger than me, the energy of universe itself, and I feel this immaterial presence, that helps me every day. But I don’t know what it is and I don’t believe it’s something that can be explained by man or any religious ideology.

What is the greatest lesson life has taught you?
Each day brings a different lesson, no matter the importance, but the greatest perception I’ve had is that I’m not responsible for who I am, not even for the thoughts I have. I’m responsible for my attitudes and they’re what really matter, because they have effects on world. We must be aware of the mark we leave behind, but it’s not our fault if we cannot be good all the time.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2016 - 20:03:17
2016-10-21 - En Lefko 87.7 (Greece) - Interview Andy Fletcher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sczj5H4n1LQ
http://enlefko.fm/blog/personalities/o-andy-fletcher-ton-depeche-mode-mila-ston-en-lefko-877
http://enlefko.fm/producers
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2016-10-21_En_Lefko_87.7,_Athens,_Greece

Ο Andy Fletcher των Depeche Mode μιλά στον En Lefko 87.7

Ο Andy Fletcher των θρυλικών Depeche Mode είχε μια συνάντηση με τη Διευθύντρια του En Lefko 87.7 Αλεξάνδρα Δασκαλοπούλου στο Μιλάνο. Ακούστε και διαβάστε τι μοιράστηκε μαζί μας γύρω από το νέο άλμπουμ, και ποιες είναι οι σκέψεις του γύρω από την τεχνολογία, τη μουσική, τη δισκογραφία, τη διασημότητα, την Ελλάδα, το Brexit.

Το ίδιο το συγκρότημα τον χαρακτηρίζει "η ραχοκοκαλιά των Depeche Mode". Είναι εκείνος στον οποίο οφείλουν σε μεγάλο βαθμό οι Depeche Mode την ύπαρξή τους, εκείνος που βοήθησε να διατηρήσει η μπάντα τη συνοχή της στις δύσκολες περιόδους κι εκείνος που ανά καιρούς αναλαμβάνει διάφορους ρόλους για χάρη του συγκροτήματος, από τη διευθέτηση νομικών ζητημάτων μέχρι keyboards και back vocals. Μία μέρα μετά τη Συνέντευξη Τύπου των Depeche Mode στο Μιλάνο, ο Andrew "Fletch" Fletcher μας παραχώρησε μία συνέντευξη.

Ακούστε παρακάτω τι είπε στην Διευθύντρια του En Lefko 87.7, Αλεξάνδρα Δασκαλοπούλου. (ακολουθεί ελεύθερη μετάφραση)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sczj5H4n1LQ

Έχεις πει σε συνεντεύξεις -το ανέφερες και χθες- πως οι Depeche Mode προσπαθούν να είναι καινοτόμοι όσον αφορά τη μουσική και την τεχνολογία, κάτι που ως τώρα έχουν καταφέρει. Να περιμένουμε το ίδιο και από το νέο σας album;
Το ελπίζω. Συνεργαστήκαμε με νέο παραγωγό, τον James Ford, ο οποίος δουλεύει με διαφορετικό τρόπο, κινείται πολύ γρήγορα. Το έχουμε σχεδόν τελειώσει και σας παίξαμε μερικά αποσπάσματα από τα κομμάτια, ενδεικτικά του ήχου του. Φαντάζομαι θα είναι κάπως εκνευριστικό για εσάς, θα θέλατε ιδανικά να ακούσετε όλο το υλικό για να μας ρωτήσετε γι’αυτό -και το σεβόμαστε αυτό- ευτυχώς μέχρι στιγμής είμαστε πολύ ικανοποιημένοι.

Ό,τι ακούσαμε ήταν πολύ δυνατό, μας κινήσατε την περιέργεια!
Ίσως πρέπει να γράψουμε ένα album με 30” από όλα τα κομμάτια.

Η είδηση είναι online στα site και τα social media μας από χθες που το ανακοινώσατε εδώ στο Μιλάνο, και το ελληνικό κοινό έχει ενθουσιαστεί με την επερχόμενη Global Spirit Tour περιοδεία σας -έχετε πολλούς fans στη χώρα μας. Τι ανυπομονείτε να ξαναζήσετε κατά την επίσκεψή σας στην Ελλάδα και τι όχι;
Δεν υπάρχει κάτι αρνητικό. Βέβαια είχαμε εκείνη την καταστροφή με τον Dave (Gahan) που ήταν ένας εφιάλτης, αν σκεφτείς ότι ήμασταν έτοιμοι να βγούμε στη σκηνή, με ένα ποτήρι κρασί στο χέρι, και ξαφνικά μας είπε ο μάνατζερ ότι έπρεπε να φύγουμε. Ήταν απογοητευτικό για εμάς, και φυσικά για το κοινό. Αλλά, άλλο τόσο ευχάριστο ήταν το γεγονός ότι τελικά στην επόμενη περιοδεία καταφέραμε όντως να πραγματοποιήσουμε τη συναυλία στον συγκεκριμένο χώρο -και ήταν μια καταπληκτική βραδιά.

Υπάρχει κάποιο μέρος που σου αρέσει να επισκέπτεσαι όταν έρχεσαι στην Ελλάδα; (είναι αγαπημένη ερώτηση Ελλήνων αυτή).
Νομίζω η Αθήνα, το ιστορικό κέντρο της. Μένουμε σε ένα ξενοδοχείο με τρομερή θέα, κοιτάζεις έξω και νιώθεις ότι είσαι στο κέντρο του πολιτισμού, με όλα αυτά που έφερε στον κόσμο πριν τόσα χρόνια. Είναι υπέροχο. Και φυσικά υπάρχουν και άλλα ωραία μέρη, όπως τα νησιά. Σε ελληνικό νησί έκανα τις πρώτες διακοπές μόνος, στα 18 μου, με τους κολλητούς μου, είχαμε πάει στην Κέρκυρα. Όλος ο κόσμος μιλάει για τα ελληνικά νησιά. Είστε τυχεροί, η Ελλάδα είναι πανέμορφη χώρα.

Τι σε έκανε νε πρωτοασχοληθείς με τη μουσική, και το κίνητρο αυτό υπάρχει ακόμα; 35 χρόνια μετά;
Ήμασταν τυχεροί γιατί η punk είχε μόλις εμφανιστεί, γύρω στο 1976, όταν εμείς ήμασταν έφηβοι. Ήταν μια εποχή που σε ενέπνεε να φτιάξεις ένα συγκρότημα. Ξεκίνησε από χόμπι, αλλά εμείς αγαπούσαμε τη μουσική και το να αγοράζουμε δίσκους, και είναι φοβερό που μετατρέψαμε αυτό το χόμπι σε καριέρα. Το ότι έχουμε φτάσει από εκεί ως εδώ είναι μεγάλο επίτευγμα για εμάς.

Έχεις ακόμα λοιπόν την ίδια όρεξη; Να βγαίνεις σε περιοδεία και να κλείνεσαι στο studio για ηχογραφήσεις;
Είναι κάπως διαφορετικό, γιατί το κίνητρο τότε ήταν να κάνουμε την ηλεκτρονική μουσική δημοφιλή. Υπήρχε και κάποιος ανταγωνισμός με τη ροκ. Ενώ σήμερα δεν είναι ακριβώς κίνητρο, είναι η ίδια μας η ζωή. Και είμαστε τυχεροί που έχουμε αυτή τη ζωή, γιατί δεν είμαστε διασημότητες, έχουμε τη δυνατότητα να ζούμε σαν κανονικοί άνθρωποι, και ξαφνικά μια μέρα να αποφασίσουμε να βγούμε σε περιοδεία και να βιώσουμε την τρέλα. Οπότε παίρνουμε τα καλά και από τους δύο κόσμους.

Πιστεύεις πως η σημερινή κυριαρχία του Internet και οι ολοένα και περισσότερες μουσικές πλατφόρμες που εμφανίζονται κάνουν τα πράγματα ευκολότερα ή δυσκολότερα για τους νέους καλλιτέχνες;
Όπως είπα και στη Συνέντευξη Τύπου, είναι πάρα πολύ δύσκολο για νέα συγκροτήματα- οι πωλήσεις δίσκων είναι τόσο χαμηλές και η υποστήριξη για να κάνεις περιοδεία, κάτι που εμείς είχαμε στο ξεκίνημά μας, δεν υπάρχει πλέον. Νομίζω πως με την ηλεκτρονική μουσική είναι διαφορετικά, γιατί οι ηχογραφήσεις είναι τόσο φθηνές (μπορείς να ηχογραφήσεις στο σπίτι) και οι περιοδείες πιο απλές.

Πιστεύεις πως οι δισκογραφικές είναι ακόμα αναγκαίες στον DIY (do it yourself) μουσικό κόσμο του σήμερα;
Περισσότερο από ποτέ! Εμείς ήμασταν πολύ τυχεροί που διαλέξαμε ένα μικρό label, και είναι ίσως και ένας από τους λόγους για τους οποίους γνωρίζουμε ακόμα επιτυχία. Τώρα βέβαια είμαστε στη Sony, αλλά ακόμα υπάρχει δεσμός με τον Daniel Miller (Σ.σ: παραγωγός και ιδρυτής της Mute Records) -συμμετέχει ακόμα σε συζητήσεις κτλ. Ναι, πιστεύω πως σήμερα ο ρόλος των δισκογραφικών είναι ακόμα πιο σημαντικός. Και μπορείς να κάνεις πολλά πράγματα με μικρό κόστος. Το μειονέκτημα το έχουν κυρίως οι συμβατικές μπάντες... Είναι πολύ πιο δύσκολο, γιατί είναι 4 ή 5 άτομα, οι περιοδείες είναι πολύ ακριβές και τα έσοδα παραμένουν πολύ χαμηλά.

Οι Depeche Mode πάντα ήταν πρωτοπόροι. Πιστεύεις πως υπάρχει κάποιο σχήμα σήμερα που "αλλάζει το παιχνίδι" και που θα έπρεπε να έχουμε υπόψιν μας οι ραδιοφωνικοί σταθμοί και οι ακροατές;
Όχι στ'αλήθεια. Για να είμαι ειλικρινής, φέτος άκουγα κυρίως Depeche Mode. Αλλά και πέρσι, που δούλευα ως Dj, άκουσα χιλιάδες dance κομμάτια, και θεωρώ πως το 99% ήταν τραγικά, οπότε θα 'λεγα πως δεν είμαι ο κατάλληλος άνθρωπος να απαντήσει αυτήν την ερώτηση! Ωστόσο, λίγο πριν συναντηθούμε μιλούσα στο τηλέφωνο με την κόρη μου και λέγαμε για την Viva (Gore) -η κόρη του Martin παίζει σε ένα συγκρότημα, είναι βέβαια ακόμα σε "βρεφικό στάδιο", αλλά ειναι πολύ καλοί.

Μπορείτε να μοιραστείτε μαζί μας μία αγαπημένη σας στιγμή από συναυλία σε οποιαδήποτε χώρα, οποιαδήποτε εποχή;
Υπάρχουν πολλές στιγμές, αλλά μία ζωτική στιγμή για το σχήμα ήταν όταν παίξαμε στο Rose Bowl στην Pasadena (της Καλιφόρνια). Βρισκόμασταν σε τόσο παράξενη φάση, ήμασταν μεν πολύ δημοφιλής, αλλά κανένα μας άλμπουμ δεν είχε βρεθεί στο top 40 και το ραδιόφωνο εκείνη την περίοδο, μεταμορφωνόταν από "ροκ ραδιόφωνο" σε "εναλλακτικό ραδιόφωνο". Όταν δώσαμε εκείνη τη συναυλία, παίρναμε ένα πολύ μεγάλο ρίσκο, δεν γνωρίζαμε αν θα γινόταν sold out κτλ. Θυμάμαι να έχω τρομερό άγχος, αλλά τελικά η συναυλία ήταν φανταστική. Και από τότε, το αμερικανικό ραδιόφωνο άλλαξε -μετά ήρθαν οι Nirvana κτλ, οπότε ήταν πολύ σημαντικό εκείνο το live για εμάς.

Και τότε, στο ξεκίνημά σας, τι συνέβαινε όταν παίζατε σε μέρη όπως το Nashville όπου η country μουσική είναι τόσο δημοφιλής;
Σίγουρα είχαμε μια κάποια ανησυχία όταν παίξαμε εκεί, αλλά τελικά πήγε μια χαρά! Σίγουρα το κοινό ήταν πολύ παράξενο. Αλλά τη θυμάμαι σαν μια πολύ καλή συναυλία και εκείνη. Δε θα 'λεγα πως άλλαξε την καριέρα μας βέβαια!

Κάποτε είχαμε πάρει συνέντευξη από τον μπασίστα των Metallica και μας έλεγε πως η προετοιμασία για μια παγκόσμια περιοδεία μοιάζει πολύ με την προετοιμασία που κάνει ένας αθλητής πριν από έναν μεγάλο αγώνα. Πώς προετοιμάζεστε εσείς σωματικά και πνευματικά για μια παγκόσμια περιοδεία;
Σίγουρα πλέον είναι διαφορετικά σε σχέση με τις πιο "ξέφρενες" μέρες μας. Τότε συνηθίζαμε να πίνουμε πολύ όταν κάναμε πρόβες και γενικά βγαίναμε και ξενυχτούσαμε συνεχώς. Τώρα πλέον, είμαστε σε αρκετά καλή φυσική κατάσταση, γυμναζόμαστε και προσπαθούμε να παραμένουμε νηφάλιοι, έτσι ώστε να μπορούμε να δώσουμε το 100% σε κάθε συναυλία. Και σήμερα αυτό είναι το πιο σημαντικό για εμάς. Παλιά τα parties που συνέβαιναν στα παρασκήνια μπορεί να ήταν και πιο σημαντικά από το live! (γέλια)

Σε γενικές γραμμές, έχετε όρεξη να βγείτε σε περιοδεία; Υπάρχουν κάποιες πτυχές του touring που έχετε βαρεθεί; Όπως... αυτές οι συνεντεύξεις για παράδειγμα;
Κι όμως, είναι απαραίτητες οι συνεντεύξεις. Όταν θέλεις τη μουσική σου να την ακούσει πολύς κόσμος, είναι αναγκαίο. Δεν είναι και το πιο διασκεδαστικό πράγμα στον κόσμο...! Το να ανεβαίνεις στη σκηνή είναι υπέροχο συναίσθημα, αλλά όσο μεγαλώνουμε σίγουρα τα ταξίδια γίνονται όλο και πιο κουραστικά. Δεν είναι οι συναυλίες που μας κουράζουν, αλλά όλη αυτή η διαδικασία: τα ξενοδοχεία, οι ώρες στο δρόμο, τα πάνω-κάτω, όλα αυτά. Γιαυτό και είναι σημαντικό να βρισκόμαστε σε καλή φυσική κατάσταση και να φροντίζουμε τους εαυτούς μας.

Ο Dave και ο Martin ζουν στην Αμερική. Εσύ γιατί επέλεξες να μείνεις στην Αγγλία -στο Λονδίνο συγκεκριμένα- και τι σημαίνει για σένα το Brexit;
Εκείνοι παντρεύτηκαν Αμερικανίδες! Εγώ παντρεύτηκα ένα κορίτσι από την πόλη μου, μια κοπέλα από την Ιρλανδία, γιαυτό και παρέμεινα στην πατρίδα μου. Το Brexit είναι μια τεράστια απογοήτευση...

Το περίμενες;
Όχι. Είναι τραγικό για την Αγγλία. Η ζωή στο Λονδίνο -αυτή τη στιγμή- είναι μια υπέροχη εμπειρία, είναι ένα τόσο κοσμοπολίτικο μέρος, με τόσες πολλές διαφορετικές εθνικότητες, γνωρίζεις άτομα από όλον τον κόσμο... Δεν είναι τυχαίο που στο Λονδίνο η μεγάλη πλειοψηφία ψήφισε να παραμείνουμε στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Ελπίζω και εύχομαι μετά τις διαπραγματεύσεις, να διατηρηθεί η τωρινή τάξη πραγμάτων.

Μη χάσετε αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο 22 και 23 Οκτωβρίου το αφιέρωμα του En Lefko 87.7 στους Depeche Mode! Μείνετε συντονισμένοι και ακούστε στο ξεκίνημα κάθε ώρας αποσπάσματα από την παραπάνω συνέντευξη και τα κομμάτια των DM που εσείς επιλέξατε! Οι Depeche Mode εμφανίζονται live στο Terra Vibe την Τετάρτη 17 Μαΐου. Η προπώληση έχει ξεκινήσει. Περισσότερα εδώ.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2016 - 21:49:35
2016-10-21 - Bilbao BBK Live (Spain) - Interview Dave Gahan

https://www.facebook.com/bilbaobbkliveoficial/videos/10154734078227932/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKZ5NZwHmIg

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/cKZ5NZwHmIg/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/cKZ5NZwHmIg/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/cKZ5NZwHmIg/3.jpg)

Feliz Viernes!!! Aquí os dejamos la entrevista que le han hecho nuestros compañeros de myfest a Dave Gahan de Depeche Mode. Muy felices de que vuelvan a elegir Bilbao como parada dentro de su tour mundial, en lo que promete ser una noche épica!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2016 - 22:33:00
2016-10-21 - CNN Türk (Turkey) - Depeche Mode'dan yeni albüm müjdesi

http://www.cnnturk.com/video/kultur-sanat/muzik/depeche-modedan-yeni-album-mujdesi

Depeche Mode'dan yeni albüm müjdesi
İngiliz müzik grubu Depeche Mode, yeni albümünü 2017'nin bahar aylarında yayınlayacağını açıkladı.

Depeche Mode, "Sprit" isimli 14. stüdyo albümünü 2017'nin bahar aylarında yayınlayacak. Albümün geliri Kenya, Etiyopya, Ruanda'da susuzlukla mücadele eden insanlar için kullanılacak.
İngiliz topluluk basın toplantısında albüm haberinin yanı sıra 2017 ilkbaharında bir Avrupa turnesine çıkacaklarının haberini de verdi. Türkiye'nin yer almadığı "Global Spirit Tour"un ilk durağı Stockholm olacak.
Depeche Mode, yeni albümle birlikte farklı projelere de imza atacak. Topluluk, 11 Kasım'da 1981-2013 yıllarındaki tüm videolarını içeren "Video Singles Collection" isimli 3 DVD'lik bir derleme yayınlayacak. DVD'de grupla yapılan 2 saatlik bir röportaj da yer alacak.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 October 2016 - 22:34:18
2016-10-21 - Antena 1 (Romania) - Observator

http://observator.tv/eveniment/fanii-isi-pot-cumpara-bilete-pentru-concertul-depeche-mode-din-romania-188518.html
http://antenaplay.ro/v/xLetVsEF1OQ

Fanii îşi pot cumpăra bilete pentru concertul Depeche Mode din România
Depeche Mode vine în România în iulie. Asta ştiţi deja, probabil. Ce nu ştiu dacă ştiţi este că fanii îşi pot cumpăra deja biletele.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 22 October 2016 - 23:47:36
2016-10-22 - Blikk (Hungary) - "Szerencsém volt a házassággal"

[Thanks to Zoltán Vaár-Nagy for scanning this here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodehungary/permalink/502797326511461.]

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001047/th_2016-10-22%20-%20Blikk%20Hungary%20-%20Szerencseacutem%20volt%20a%20haacutezassaacuteggal%201.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001047/2016-10-22%20-%20Blikk%20Hungary%20-%20Szerencseacutem%20volt%20a%20haacutezassaacuteggal%201.jpg.html)(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001047/th_2016-10-22%20-%20Blikk%20Hungary%20-%20Szerencseacutem%20volt%20a%20haacutezassaacuteggal%202.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001047/2016-10-22%20-%20Blikk%20Hungary%20-%20Szerencseacutem%20volt%20a%20haacutezassaacuteggal%202.jpg.html)

http://www.blikk.hu/sztarvilag/sztarsztorik/andy-fletcher-szerencsem-volt-a-hazassaggal/q9fd7pv

Exkluzív interjú a Depeche Mode alapító tagjával: "Szerencsém volt a házassággal"

Szép Zoltán János
Mintha egy sörözőben diskurálna az ember a régen látott haverjával

Az immár 36 éves Depeche Mode alapító tagja ráadásul kedveli is Budapestet, de Londonban is van magyar ismerőse. Interjúnkban a Brexit és a hosszú házasság titka is szóba került. A közismert zenésszel a milánói sajtónapon találkoztunk, ahol bejelentették, 2017 május 22-én a budapesti Groupama Arénában is koncertet adnak.

Mi az első gondolata Magyarországról?
A villanyfényes ebéd. Azóta sem volt hasonló élményem. Most is látom magam előtt azt a rengeteg fekete ruhás fiatal magyar Mode-rajongót, akik miután megláttak minket az üvegtáblákon keresztül, úgy körbeállták az Intercontinental ebédlőjét 85 júliusában, hogy alig láttunk, és fel kellett kapcsolni a lámpákat, pedig a nap is besütött, amikor asztalhoz ültünk.

És konkrétan Budapestről?
Gyönyörű város. A várban többször is sétálgattam, és egyszer a Dunán is hajókáztam, hiszen már sokszor voltunk ott, de élmények vonatkozásában a pártállami korszakban tett látogatások maradtak meg bennem a legerősebben. Mi Budapesten voltunk először az úgynevezett vasfüggöny mögött, és tapasztaltuk is ezt a bizonyos kelet-európai hangulatot, főleg a különféle üzletekben.

Van esetleg magyar származású ismerőse?
Londonban nem egy vendéglőben, és sörözőben csodálkoztam már rá, hogy a pincér avagy a pultos magyar, mert amikor akcentust hallok, udvariasan rá szoktam kérdezni az illető származására. Nemrég egy felszolgáló hölggyel társalogtam arról, hogy ő Budapestről jött, és elmondtam neki, azt a várost magam is nagyon szeretem.

Apropó! A Brexitről mi a véleménye?
Nagyon csalódott vagyok. Londoniként szomorúan vettem tudomásul a népszavazás eredményét, hiszen magam is az EU-ban maradásra szavaztam a fővárosiak többségéhez hasonlóan. Elképesztő döntés, de kis győzelemnek érzem. Nem volt nagy a különbség, és még mindig nem tudni, mi lesz a vége.

Amikor 85-ben először nálunk járt, akkor még Basildonban, a Depeche Mode szülővárosában lakott?
Nem. Akkor már Londonban. Ma is ott élek, méghozzá egy zeneileg meglehetősen különleges helyen, a St. Johns Wood utcában, két sarokra a legendás Abbey Road hangstúdiótól. Izgalmas környék, ezt állíthatom. A sok ezer Beatles-zarándoknak is köszönhetem, hogy magam is sokat gondolok a Beatles-re. Új arcot adtak a szórakoztató zenének.

Tele van a háza platinalemez tablókkal, és szintetizátorokkal?
Dicsőségtablóból csak néhányat tettem ki a falra, a szintetizátorokat pedig sosem gyűjtöttem. Martin (Gore, a Depeche Mode vezetője, és fő dalszerzője - a szerk.) annál inkább! Neki több száz is van. Nekem ilyesmire nem is lenne helyem. Otthon csupán egy mini-Moog-om van. Mondhatni, csak hosszas nézelődés után lehet észrevenni, hogy a Depeche Mode egyik alapító tagja lakik a házunkban.

Az első szintijét sem őrzi?
Csak az emlékeimben. Az a Moog Prodigy annak idején a világot jelentette nekem, és rengeteget kellett rá spórolnom, de tárgyakhoz nem kötődöm, arról nem is beszélve, hogy a szintetizátorok elképesztő fejlődésen mentek keresztül.

Ön a Depeche Mode egyetlen Angliában maradt tagja. Visz néha Basildon felé az útja?
Gyakorlatilag, csak évente egyszer, mert még vannak ott barátaim, és rokonaim, gondolatban viszont annál többször, ugyanis Basildon mellett él az anyukám, és hozzá gyakran el szoktam látogatni. Ilyenkor maguktól jönnek az emlékek, de mosolyogni főleg azért szoktam, mert annak idején elképesztően nagy távolságnak tűnt az az ötven kilométer, ami Basildon és London központja között volt.

Igaz, hogy a feleségét is ott ismerte meg?
Igen, méghozzá egy sörözőben. Épp akkor jött ki az első kislemezünk, de nem volt biztos benne, hogy én azonos vagyok-e azzal a fickóval a borítón. Sosem felejtem, ahogy odajött hozzám, és rákérdezett. Mellesleg, ide Milánóba is elkísért, most az előbb köszöntem el tőle, mert még ma visszerepül Londonba.

Az annyi mint 35 év, és 25 éve házasodtak. Megosztaná olvasóinkkal a hosszú showbiznisz-frigy titkát?
Megtanultam megbecsülni a szerencsémet. Ebben a szakmában valóban ritkán tartanak évtizedeken át a házasságok, és számomra is mindig furcsa tapasztalat volt a találkozás az önmagukat felajánló groupie-lányokkal, de Gráinne-vel nekem valóban mázlim volt. Mellesleg, Charlie Wattshoz (a Rolling Stones dobosa - a szerk.) képest sehol sem tartunk, aki – ha jól tudom – már ötven éve van együtt a feleségével.

Mesélne kicsit a felnőtt lányáról és fiáról?
Hát, az a bizonyos alma valóban nem esett annyira messze a fájától. Meghan lányom egy koncertszervező cégnél dolgozik, és pont a múlt héten csinálta az első promócióját. Egy klubban szervezett énekes-dalszerző estet. Az még fura, hogy már csak munka után avagy a szabad napján láthatjuk, de ennek így kell lennie. Joe fiamat pedig rabul ejtette a zongora, de még nem tudni, mi lesz belőle.

Amikor Londonban koncertezik a Depeche Mode, minden rokonnak ad jegyeket?
Ó, igen. Az mindig szörnyű. Azt szoktam mondani, hogy a londoni Depeche Mode-koncert olyan, mint az esküvő: Az unokatestvéreknek is kell „meghívót” küldeni. Viccesnek hangzik, de tényleg olyan a hangulata, főleg, amikor néhányan a színpad mögé is bekéredzkednek, és úgy sétálgatnak, mintha nekem nem is kellene rögtön színpadra lépnem.

Londonban bizonyára sokan felismerik, de külföldön is?
Igen, de ez alkalomszerű, és eddig csak kedves emberek szólítottak meg. Ismert vagyok, mégis normális életet élhetek, amit kiváltságnak tartom. Eddig csak egyetlen alkalommal álltak lesifotósok a házam előtt, amikor Liam Gallagher (az Oasis rockbanda egykori énekese - a szerk.) volt nálunk vendégségben.

Milyen egy átlagos napja?
Aránylag korán kelek, és délelőtt nagyot sétálok, a napi programom változó, de estefelé elő szoktam fordulni valamelyik környékbeli sörözőben. Nagy a baráti kör, és gyakran csatlakozom hozzájuk néhány korsóra. Számomra, ez jelenti a lazítást.

Álmodta már valaha, hogy tomboló tömeg előtt zenél?
Érdekes módon, még sosem, de a valóságot néha álomnak érzem. Például, amikor a tomboló tömeg elé lépek, vissza szoktam gondolni arra, amikor kamaszfiúként a zuhanyrózsába énekeltem, és azt képzeltem, egyszer nagy rocksztár lesz belőlem. Persze, mindenkinek jobb, hogy a Depeche Mode-ban Dave énekel, de ezek az ábrándos hangulatok mindig megbizsergetnek. Ma reggel például megint azt éreztem, hogy az álmomat élem, amikor felébredtem Milánó szívében egy csodálatos hotelben (Négy évszak - a szerk.), és lélekben erre a nemzetközi sajtónapra készülődtem.

Ön a legbiztosabb pont az együttesben. Miként élte meg Dave és Martin szenvedélybetegségeit?
Nehezen, de ezeken nekik keresztül kellett menni. Dave nagyon komoly drogfüggésből tért vissza, Martin pedig hatalmas csatát vívott az alkohollal, ami nekem azt az élményt adta vissza, hogy milyenek voltak egykor. Most mind a ketten tiszták, és egészségesek.

Szoktak együtt lógni?
Stúdiózás után rendszerint együtt szoktunk vacsorázni, és ilyenkor sok régi sztori is terítékre kerül. Ahogy mondani szoktuk, a poénok mindig ugyanazok. Ebben még benne is vagyunk, hiszen még nem fejeztük be Spirit címmel jövőre megjelenő lemezünk munkálatait.

Látta már fucsa helyen a Depeche Mode nevét?
Kétszer is! Sok évvel ezelőtt családi üdülésen voltam Mauritius szigetén, és rácsodálkoztam, hogy az ottani piacon van egy indiai ruhaüzlet azzal a névvel, hogy Depeche Mode. Hat évvel később visszatértem, és még mindig ott volt. Úgy tűnt, ez a név ott is működik, bár egyetlen Depeche Mode-pólót sem árult, csak indiai ruhákat.

Voltak materiális vágyai, amelyeket meg tudott valósítani?
Volt egy éttermem bárral, amit végül eladtam, de most újra belevágnék. Jó dolognak tartanám.

Még mindig nincs jogsija?
Nincs, és valószínűleg nem is lesz soha. Vezetni viszont szoktam. Van biciklim.

Önből árad a nyugalom. Ugye, ez nincs mindig így?
Maradjunk annyiban, hogy akik azt állítják, a vörös hajú emberek hajlamosak a felrobbanásra, azok igazat beszélnek. Turnékon szokott előfordulni, hogy a vita hevében exponálom magam, de utána mindig megnyugszom, és olyan vagyok, mint most.

Érvényben lehet még néhány azon szerződések közül, amelyeket a Sun Life biztosítótársaság alkalmazottjaként kötött?
Nem ügynök voltam, hanem irodista, és első sorban nyugdíjszámításokat végeztem. A legerősebben egy sportklub maradt meg bennem, mert több alkalmazott nyugdíját is én számoltam, de nem értem a végére, mert közbejött a Depeche Mode.

Szokott gondolni az alternatív valóságra?
Meglepően sokszor, főleg, ahogy járok-kelek Londonban, és a korosztályomat látom. Gyakran merül fel bennem a kérdés, hogy ma hol tartanék, ha ott maradok a Sun Life-nál. Ma már lenne saját irodám vagy számítógépre cserélték volna az állásomat? Persze, nincs válaszom, de az valószínű, hogy egy kanmuri erejéig Budapestre is átruccantam volna.

Haverokból lett banda
Középosztálybeli család első gyermekeként született 1961 július 8-án az észak-angliai Nottingham városában, de két éves korában átköltöztek a London melletti Basildonba. A későbbi Vince Clarke (56), azaz Vincent Martin lett a legjobb haverja, akivel No Romance In China néven duót alakítottak. Martin Gore (55) csatlakozása után ebből lett a Composition Of Sound, Dave Gahan (54) érkezése után pedig Depeche Mode, és ezek után az irodista állását felmondta. A többi szintirocklegenda. Házas, Gráinne Mullan nevű feleségével két gyermekük született: Meghan (25) és Joe (22).
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2016-10-24 - Týden (Czech Republic) - Problémy jsme překonali

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Problémy jsme překonali
Jan Škoda, Milán

Má nejméně rozpoznatelnou tvář z členů Depeche Mode, ale jedna z nejslavnějších kapel všech dob by se bez něho možná už několikrát rozpadla. I o tom, o drogách a poměrech v současném showbyznysu mluví ANDY FLETCHER v exkluzivním rozhovoru pro časopis TÝDEN. Skupina právě oznámila novou desku i turné, v jehož rámci přijede do Prahy.
Váš koncert v Praze v březnu 1988 byl obrovskou událostí. Byli jste první velkou kapelou ze Západu, která v komunistickém Československu po letech hrála. Jak jste to tehdy vnímali?
Stejně silně jako fanoušci v Československu. Natočili jsme předtím několik alb v Berlíně, takže jsme o situaci ve východním bloku něco věděli. A také jsme věděli, že zde máme spoustu fanoušků, pro které jsme chtěli zahrát. Když za pár měsíců padla železná opona, což jsme bedlivě sledovali, byla to skvělá tečka.
Na vaši show ve Sportovní hale se tehdy nacpalo třináct tisíc lidí, podle pořadatelů bylo ale zájemců okolo čtvrt milionu. Veřejné bezpečnosti z toho vstávaly vlasy hrůzou na hlavě.
Nějací policisté a vojáci byli i na zvukové zkoušce. My ale vzpomínáme hlavně na štěstí z toho, že lidé říkali, že na náš koncert do konce života nezapomenou.
Dramatická byla i vaše druhá návštěva Prahy v roce 1993 spolu s fotografem a režisérem Antonem Corbijnem.
K této návštěvě se váže docela vtipná historka. Já, Martin (zpěvák Martin Gore) a Anton jsme chodili po nábřeží, kde jsme se měli fotit. Martin nějak nastoupil do tramvaje, tak jsme na něho volali, ať vystoupí na další zastávce, že za ním hned přijedeme. Kolem se ale najednou vyrojilo ohromné množství fanoušků a my jsme i s Antonovým fotografickým vybavením museli utíkat. Holky brečely a nějaká starší paní se na nás obořila: "Co to těm děvčatům děláte?" Nastal hrozný zmatek, Martin nastoupil do jiné tramvaje než my a trvalo nám hodinu a půl, než jsme se zase sešli.Martina jsme našli na nějakém mostě obklopeného asi padesáti lidmi, zkrátka nebylo kam uniknout a ty fotky udělat. (smích)

Zase jste ale asi viděli hodně z města...
To vidíme vždycky, když jsme v Praze. Celkem jsme u vás byli už asi devětkrát a s Antonem jsme Prahu prošli kompletně. Máte ohromné štěstí, že jste za druhé světové války nebyli bombardováni, takže si město drží svoji původní tvář. Zvlášť centrum je ohromující.

V roce 1988 jste koncertovali poprvé nejen v Československu, ale také jste prorazili v Americe. Nepřekvapilo vás, že i tam máte vyprodané haly a davy fanoušků?
To víte, že ano. Mysleli jsme, že na nás lidé slyší pouze v Evropě. Měli jsme ale štěstí. A také jsme se k úspěchu tvrdě dopracovávali.

Máte dvě děti, dcera Megan se narodila v roce 1991, syn Joe v roce 1994. Poslouchají Depeche Mode?
Joe hraje pořád na piano, občas i něco od nás. Oba jsou na mě pyšní. Pubertální léta už mají za sebou.

Kdybyste si mohl vybrat, nechtěl byste s kariérou v hudebním byznysu začínat raději teď než v osmdesátých letech?
Myslím, že jsme začínali v dobré době. Teď je to pro mladé kapely strašně těžké, protože prodeje desek stále klesají a klesají. A když nemáte stabilní příjem peněz, těžko se můžete věnovat něčemu naplno. A jezdit na šňůry. My jsme měli štěstí v tom, že jsme začínali v menších klubech a postupně rostli.

Dnes jsme často také svědky sporů různých hudebních celebrit. Zpěvačka Taylor Swift se třeba pře s raperem Kanyem Westem... Co si o tom myslíte?
 Je nová doba. Doba celebrit. A i takhle se můžete prodávat. Ale znovu, myslím, že máme štěstí, neboť fanoušci si stále kupují naše desky a důležitá je pro ně hudba. Všichni už máme rodiny a chceme žít úplně normální životy. Nikoli životy celebrit. I internet používáme střídmě.

Vím o vás, že rád hrajete šachy a že vám to jde. Vyzvete někdy k partii Davida Gahana nebo Martina Gorea?
 Šachy hraju hlavně on-line. Ovšem ne s umělou inteligencí, ale s reálnými lidmi z celého světa. Takže jsem možná někdy hrál i s vámi. Ale s Davem ani Martinem ne. Nemyslím si, že jsou zdatní šachisté (smích).

Dave Gahan má rád spíše filmy, že?
Jo, vidí jich fakt hodně.

Dokážou vás Dave Gahan a Martin Gore po těch skoro 'čtyřiceti letech ještě něčím překvapit? Lidsky nebo umělecky? Dave mě neustále překvapuje na jevišti. Když za ním hraju a poslouchám ho, občas si jenom říkám: „Wow!" A Martin mě překvapuje tím, jak vytváří jednotlivé songy. Mám štěstí, že jeho umění slyším v průběhu práce ve studiu.

V rámci kapely máte reputaci jakéhosi „rozhodčího sporů" mezi Gahanem a Gorem. Prý Jste takový uklidňující element. Jste na to pyšný?
No, spíš je třeba říct, že takhle to v rámci kapely nefunguje. Jsme tři. Každý má právo na svůj názor. A někdy jsme já s Davem proti Martinovi a někdy Dave a Martin proti mně. Kdybychom byli čtyři, nastávaly by mnohem horší, patové situace (smích).

Vážně nikdy nenastal moment, kdy jste Depeche Mode opravdu musel držet nad vodou? Co třeba v polovině 90. let, kdy měl Gahan velké problémy s drogami?
Nejtemnější část naší kariéry pokrývá období, kdy byl Dave velmi nemocný. Byli jsme v New Yorku, Dave měl zpívat, ale nebyl toho schopný. S Martinem jsme si říkali, že to je konec. Ale Dave je od takřka fatálního předávkování čistý. Překonané problémy vás učiní silnějšími, to se stalo i nám.

Jak často se vy tři vůbec vídáte, když nenahráváte novou desku ani nejste na turné?
Moc ne. Žijeme každý na jiném místě: Dave v New Yorku, Martin v Kalifornii, já v Londýně. Ale pak se během dvouletých příprav nové desky vidíme každý den, což se děje právě teď. S Martinem se navštěvujeme i mimo tyhle pracovní měsíce.

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Jaké bude chystané album Spitit?
V tenhle moment ho dokončujeme, počítáme, že do Vánoc budeme hotovi. Z toho, co jsme zatím nahráli, máme radost. Cítíme, že by to mohlo být lepší než minulé album. Což je ostatně něco, o co se snažíme pokaždé. Prozradím, že Spirit bude méně bluesový a více elektronický a že na něm spolupracujeme s producentem Jamesem Fordem, který dělal na skvělých albech Arctic Monkeys nebo Florence and the Machine a který je při své práci neuvěřitelně rychlý.

Jaké album Depeche Mode máte vy osobně nejradši?
Myslím, že Black Celebration z roku 1986. Má skvělý zvuk, neobsahovalo však moc velkých hitů. O čtyři roky později přišla deska Violator, ta je také perfektní.

Pořád objíždíte kluby i jako sólo DJ?
Loni jsem dýdžejoval hodně málo. Byl jsem líný (smích).

Máte jako kapela někoho, kdo vám vybírá oblečení na koncerty?
Dříve jsme si všechno pořizovali sami, teď mám ale stylistku, která mě občas bere po obchodech a pomáhá mi s výběrem. A vím, že Dave a Martin mají spoustu věcí ušitých přímo na tělo.

Je vůbec možné, že byste odešli do důchodu? Neříkám, že byste měli. Ale pomýšlíte na to?
Nevím. Hudba je droga. Můžete si mys-let, že s tím seknete, až vám bude šedesát. Nebo šedesát pět. Ale je to velmi, velmi těžké. Naštěstí.


Jak se dělá rozhovor s Depeche Mode
Můžu tam jít s vámi? Řeknete třeba, že  jsem vaše matka, řiká mi malá ltalka před vchodem do milánské galerie, kde za chvilku začne netrpělivě očekávaná tiskovka Depeche Mode.  ,,Ne, nemyslím, že by to povolili," odpovídám a ukazuji na odznáček na krk s nápisem Media a číslem, který mě opravňuje ke vstupu. ,,Tak babička?“, zkouší to asi třicetiletá fanynka neoblomně. Je jednou z desítek lidí, kteří čekají, zda je pořadatelé nepustí na neobsazená místa v sále, kde budou Depeche Mode za chvíli mluvit o nové desce a turné. Zda se tam nakonec dostala, nevím. Každopádně když na pódium vešli Dave Gahan, Martin Gore a Andy Fletcher, spustil se z fanouškovského ochozu jekot. A pak také bučení, když se někdo z novinářů zeptal na bývalého člena kapely Alana Wildera. Žádné dotazy ale zakázány nebyly, a to ani při mém samostatném interview s Fletcherem v zákulisí. Trvalo přesně patnáct minut, ani o sekundu déle, přičemž během čtrnácté minuty za mnou přišel agent a významně na mě kývl, že mám končit. Kývali na mé pak i fanoušci před galerií, kteří chtěli, 'abych jim dal zmíněný odznáček na krk. Na eBay se po tiskovce dražil za 500 eur.

Andy Fletcher (55)
Britský klávesista, producent, DJ a především jeden ze zakládající. členů  „nejpopulárnější elektronické kapely, jaká kdy hrála“ - Depeche Mode. Je znám pod přezdívkou Fletch. S Martinem Gorem začal hrát v roce 1980, Dave Gahan se k nim přidal později a navrhl jméno Depeche Mode (další zakládající člen Vince Clarke naopak odešel do kapel Yazoo a Erasure). Depeche Mode postupné vydali třináct studiových alb (například A Broken Frame, Black Celebration, Violator nebo Ultra), jichž po světě prodali přes 100 milionů kusů a se kterými se opakovaně prosazují v hitparádách mnoha zemí. Velmi populární byli v 80. letech v Československu, kde se fanoušci chmurné a přitom výrazně melodické elektronické hudby nazývali ,,depešáci" a odívali se do černé kůže, nezřídka zdobené kovovými přívěsky. Nyní Depeche Mode chystají již čtrnácté album a světové turné, v jehož rámci přijedou v květnu do Prahy. Andy Fletcher žije v Londýne, má dvě děti.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 October 2016 - 23:25:44
2016-10-27 - Phantomaz on the Depechemode.de forum - Poster with info on second Cologne concert

http://www.depechemode-forum.de/thread/33071-der-tour-ger%C3%BCchte-thread/?postID=2860800#post2860800

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Das Bild ist quasi von mir. Habe es aber nicht bei HOME gepostet.
Hängt hier so in Bonn seit über einer Woche schon.
Auf anderen Plakaten habe ich den Zusatz (auch in Köln) noch nicht gesehen.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2016 - 00:32:51
2016-10-27 - RTL2 (France) - Le Drive

[This video is part of the interview that Le Drive aired on October 13th and 14th, see here (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=924.msg19701#msg19701) and here (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=924.msg19717#msg19717).]

http://www.rtl2.fr/culture/video-dave-gahan-depeche-mode-devenir-une-vraie-bete-de-scene-prend-du-temps-7785441457
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoMNe79vMXQ

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Dave Gahan en interview : "Devenir une vraie bête de scène prend du temps
RTL2 a interviewé le chanteur de Depeche Mode à Milan, le 11 octobre, lorsque le groupe a annoncé une nouvelle tournée mondiale, "Global Spirit Tour".

Le groupe Depeche Mode ne serait pas devenu une telle légende sans leurs tournées titanesques, et des concerts d'anthologie. Même plus de 35 années de carrière, le trio de synth-pop refuse de prendre sa retraite, et c'est tant mieux. Le 11 octobre, il a annoncé la première partie de sa nouvelle tournée des stades, Global Spirit Tour, qui passe par 3 villes françaises, dont Paris, au Stade de France, le 1er juillet 2017. RTL2 a rencontré Dave Gahan à cette occasion. Le chanteur est notamment revenu sur son rapport à la scène.

Il a ainsi confié que "l'un de ses concerts les plus mémorables" s'est déroulé au Stade de France, il y a quelques années. Alors qu'il sortait d'un séjour à l'hôpital, le performeur a repris du poil de la bête face à la ferveur du public : "J'ai senti que tout le monde me soutenait". À 54 ans, Dave Gahan confie qu'il "travaille beaucoup" pour préparer ses concerts, avec du sport, du yoga et du stretching : "Ça m'a pris bien 15, 20 ans de concerts pour en arriver là. (...) Ça prend du temps de devenir une vraie bête de scène".

Dave Gahan est aussi revenu sur son rapport à Martin L. Gore, principal compositeur et parolier de Depeche Mode, à ses côtés depuis le début du groupe. "C'est très difficile de travailler avec Martin (Gore) même après toutes ces années, c'est de façon positive, il continue à me surprendre avec ses morceaux, à quel point ses mélodies sont bonnes, sa manière de me pousser à chanter hors de ma zone de confort, il me fait travailler plus fort, parce qu'il met la barre très haut, ça continue de me surprendre qu'à chaque fois qu'on travaille ensemble, cette magie se passe, même encore après toutes ces années. C'est vraiment passionnant."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 October 2016 - 23:51:20
2016-10-28 - Daily Mirror (UK) - Fighting Spirit

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mirror/20161028/textview

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Fighting Spirit
Cancer survivor Dave Gahan gears up for another tour while mourning David Bowie

The Basildon-bred, 100 million-selling electro pop legends Depeche Mode have come to Milan to launch their next album and stadium tour. In his hotel interview suite, Dave Gahan, 54, wears the same powder blue jacket he sports on early promotional shots for the still-in-preparation Spirit.
Due next spring, the album is Depeche’s 14th since forming in March 1980.
“You know the Bowie album David Live, the jacket Bowie wears on the cover of that?” he asks. “This is my tribute.”
Gahan got to know Bowie in his final NYC years and he remains a key figure in the singer’s life and career.
Like Lazarus, the biblical character that gave title to one of Bowie’s extraordinary farewell songs, Gahan returned from the dead after overdosing during his drug-taking years – twice.
Most recently, Gahan survived cancer when in 2009 he had a tumour removed from his bladder. It’s the disease that killed his idol, and Gahan still feels Bowie’s departure keenly.
“I’ve never felt that kind of loss, I’ve got to say. The morning my wife told me the news, I just kind of broke down. “It still gets me worked up. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. Bowie sort of enabled me to feel like I wasn’t a total freak, especially in my teenage years. Then punk rock came along which made it possible for me to do something as I had no musical skills whatsoever.”
The pair crossed paths as parents attending events at the NYC school both their daughters attended.
“I saw him quite a few times with his daughter in school,” Dave recalls. “The winter concert with the kids performing on stage. I’d see him, we’d nod and say ‘Hi’, but I never said thanks to Bowie, and I regret that.”
After the 2009 operation, Dave had chemotherapy, and with the major tour coming up he still has regular checks. “I just had a bunch of procedural stuff done to see if I’m all good and the doctor said, ‘You don’t have to come back for six months’, so that’s always great to hear.
“I have a good sort of denial system that’s got me in trouble for many years but it’s also helped me to push on and get on with the next thing.”
Does he ever miss the high he got from taking drugs?
“No, but I miss being able to shut everything out – just having that ability to switch it all off.
“When the committee is going off up there [he points to his head] it can be pretty maddening, but over the years I’ve found ways to quiet it down.
“I’ve been in New York for the best part of 20 years. Unlike LA, where it’s easy to isolate yourself, you are forced to be part of life.
“I can just go out and walk around the city because it’s nuts there. So I fit right in!”
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2016 - 00:00:37
2016-10-28 - Stirile Pro (Romania) - Interviu exclusiv cu David Gahan de la Depeche Mode

[This is the full version of the interview. A part of the interview was broadcast and uploaded two weeks ago, see here (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?topic=924.msg19695#msg19695).]

http://stirileprotv.ro/show-buzz/entertainment/interviu-david-gahan-depeche-mode-piesa-despre-care-spune-mi-e-greu-sa-o-cant-in-spectacole-aduce-cu-ea-multe-emotii.html

Interviu exclusiv cu David Gahan de la Depeche Mode. Piesa pe care cu greu poate canta in concerte din cauza emotiilor

Depeche Mode vine la Cluj-Napoca pe 23 iulie anul viitor. Concertul din cadrul turneului Global Spirit se va tine pe Cluj Arena, dar pana atunci prezentatorul Stirilor Pro TV Cristian Leonte s-a intalnit cu vocalistul David Gahan, la Milano.

Cristian Leonte: "David Gahan, salut!"
David Gahan, vocalist Depeche Mode: "Salut!"

Cristian Leonte: "Multumesc pentru acest interviu acordat Stirilor Pro TV, Romania. Vesti excelente, sunteti din nou in turneu, cum va simtiti? Fanii vostri sunt entuziasmati! Voi cum sunteti?"
David Gahan: "Si noi suntem entuziasmati. Avem un nou corp de lucru, pe care aproape l-a terminat, si abia asteptam sa vi-l prezentam. Va fi interesant sa vedem ce se intampla cand vom pleca in turneu. Am anuntat spectacole mari, si ni se intampla cu adevarat, din nou! Am stat incuiat in studio in ultimul an, aproximativ, e placut sa iesi din nou afara."

Cristian Leonte: "In precedentul turneu ati cantat in Romania la Bucuresti, in fata a 35.000 de oameni, erati in turneul “Delta Machine”. Iti amintesti ceva din acel turneu, 35.000 de oameni cantand impreuna cu voi fiecare dintre cantecele formatiei? Inclusiv pe cele noi, inclusiv “Should Be Higher”, iti amintesti?"
David Gahan: "Da! Fanii nostri vor sa auda cantece noi, lucruri noi, nu raman cantonati in munca noastra din trecut. Desi sunt multe cantece importante despre care eu cred ca e foarte important sa fie prezente in concertele noastre si sa le prezentam intr-o forma noua. Cred ca sunt anumite cantece ca “I Feel You”, “Walking In My Shoes”, “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy The Silence”, aceste cantece sunt ca niste ancore pentru mine, “Never Let Me Down Again”, “In Your Room”. Dar sunt si alte cateva pe care mi-ar placea sa avem ocazia sa le cantam live, caci nu le-am cantat niciodata in intreg turneul, cum ar fi “Barrel Of A Gun”. Cred ca ar merge foarte bine impreuna cu noul material."

Cristian Leonte: "Ai apucat sa vizitezi ceva din Bucuresti, ultima data cand ai fost in Romania?"
David Gahan: "Ceva, dar ca sa fiu cinstit, imi petrec mai toata ziua in interior, incuiat, si imi tin gura inchisa, ca sa pot canta. Acesta e cel mai important lucru pentru mine. Sun foarte norocos sa vizitez toate aceste orase minunate, dar de cele mai multe ori ma concentrez la reprezentatie."

Cristian Leonte: "Am cateva intrebari de la fanii vostri, de pe pagina noastra de Facebook. Una dintre ele este, ce stii despre Romania? Veti canta acolo a treia oara."
David Gahan: "Stiu ca este un loc frumos, cu multa istorie. E o tara care cred ca… nu stiu, e un loc interesant."

Cristian Leonte: "Charles, Printul de Wales, sprijina modul rural de viata din Transilvania. Te intereseaza sa vizitezi Transilvania? E una dintre principalele destinatii promovate de site-urile geografice."
David Gahan: "Da, e multa istorie acolo, si multa istorie mitica – parte care ma intereseaza."

Cristian Leonte: "Hei, de fapt vei vizita Transilvania, pentru ca in Romania veti canta la Cluj, nu in capitala Bucuresti, veti canta la Cluj-Napoca, mai exact. De ce ati ales Clujul, e al treilea oras ca marima, dar nu Capitala?"
David Gahan: "Cred ca pentru ca ocazia de a folosi stadionul era buna, si sincronizarea, locul, s-au potrivit bine, geografic vorbind. Cand cantam multe concerte in toata Europa, e ca o operatiune militara. Calatoresti cu 100 de oameni, camioane mari, autobuze, avioane, echipamente si trebuie sa avem suficient timp ca sa pregatesti fiecare spectacol."

Cristian Leonte: "Ce fel de spectatori sperati, va doriti sa atrageti la Cluj?"
David Gahan: "Oameni carora le place muzica noastra!"

Cristian Leonte: "De preferat…"
David Gahan: "Da, de preferat… Dar cred si ca nu trebuie neparat sa iti placa tot ce facem noi. Muzical, cu siguranta poti deveni fan Depeche Mode daca vii la unul dintre concertele noastre. Concertele au fost foarte importante pentru supravietuirea si dezvoltarea formatiei. Unele dintre concertele noastre au fost experiente foarte emotionante. Ceva se intampla la concertele Depeche Mode, ceva inexplicabil…"

Cristian Leonte: "Cum atrageti generatia tanara? Vedem la concertele voastre copii la 14-15-16-17 ani."
David Gahan: "Cateodata, da."

Cristian Leonte: "Cum reusiti sa ii atrageti?"
David Gahan: "Nu stiu. Cred ca muzica noastra li s-a parut intotdeauna interesanta oamenilor care poate se simteau putin diferiti. Oameni care simteau ca nu se potrivesc cu prietenii, familia, la scoala, la munca, putin ciudati in viata. Cand cresteam, aceste lucruri erau evidente la noi si eram oarecum exclusi pentru ca eram diferiti, iar muzica ne-a ajutat sa supravietuim. Si cred ca asa se intampla si acum, pentru ca muzica noastra nu e neaparat genul pe care il auzi la radiourile populare…"

Cristian Leonte: "...cateodata va auzim…"
David Gahan: "...cateodata ne auziti, dar sunt si multe alte lucruri la mijloc. Mai cred ca noi am fost o formatie care a facut intotdeauna albume, o opera completa. De-a lungul anilor, oamenii, fanii, ne-au ascultat muzica, iar acum au imbatranit, au familii, copii si poate – cum a spus si Martin ieri, la conferinta de presa – ei au auzit muzica si au devenit interesati."

Cristian Leonte: "Ai mentionat mai devreme felul diferit in care cantata cantecele mai vechi, le reinventati, incercati sa le reorchestrati. V-am vazut cantand tot mai tare, de la un turneu la altul, mai multe instrumente live, mai multe batai, mai mult rock. Ne poti da o idee despre cum veti suna in acest nou turneu, in acest nou concert la Cluj?"
David Gahan: "Cred ca o mare parte a acestui album la care am lucrat este compus pentru a fi cantat live. James Ford, care a produs albumul, prefera interpretarea live. Albumul se simte ca unul intepretat live, asa ca eu cred ca multe dintre cantece vor merge foarte bine live. Se potrivesc foarte bine cu acea atmosfera. Si mai sunt si momente de atmosfera, mai lente, pe album si cu care va fi interesant sa ne jucam. Dar cu adevarat, cel mai important pentru mine este ca, atunci cand construiesc setlist-ul, lista de cantece pe care le vom canta, sa construiesc o reprezentatie de la inceput la sfarsit, ca sa poti capta interesul oamenilor, dar in acelasi timp sa-i lasi sa aiba momente intense si mai relaxate. Asa fac eu pe scena, sar intr-o intepretare si imi place sa devin una cu cantecul. Iar cum cantecele sunt diferite, trec prin emotii diferite in timp ce cant."

Cristian Leonte: "Fanii tai vor sa stie asta, si poate vorbesti in numele intregii formatii. Fanii sunt entuziasmati sa va vada in turnee. Dar de ce continuati sa faceti turnee?"
David Gahan: "Pentru mine, interpretarea live, si mai ales interpretarea live a muzicii Depeche Mode, este unul dintre motivele fundamentale pentru care inca suntem aici. Cred ca am fost un fel de secret, am continuat de-a lungul anilor, in ciuda genurilor si tendintelor diferite. Depeche Mode a supravietuit si cred ca fanii nostri, cei care vin la concerte, vor vedea un spectacol care – speram – le va delecta asteptarile, dar care ii va si misca, le va oferi o experienta. A fost important intotdeauna, calitatea muzicii – noi credem – ca a fost pastrata intotdeauna la un standard inalt."

Cristian Leonte: "In 2009, urma sa cantati la Bucuresti, si cu trei sau patru concerte inainte ati fost obligati sa anulati. Erati in turneul “Playing The Angel”, din cauza gastroenteritei, si ulterior ai descoperit mai multe probleme de sanatate. Spune-ne cum te simti, care e starea ta de sanatate acum."
David Gahan: "Am avut, intr-un fel, noroc. M-am simtit rau o perioada, chiar si inainte de turneu. Nu neaparat rau, dar simteam ca nu am energie si nu puteam sa duc energia unde o voiam, cu siguranta in timp ce repetam pentru acel turneu. Eram epuizat la sfarsitul zilei, dincolo de epuizarea pe care o simteam de obicei. Cand am inceput turneu, ceea ce credeam ca este o durere de stomac s-a dovedit a fi cancer la vezica. Am fost foarte norocos ca l-am tratat si l-am indepartat in New York, am fost dus acasa cu avionul. Mi-a luat o perioada sa ma pun pe picioare si sa fac tratamentul, dar m-am intors in turneu sase saptamani mai tarziu, impotriva ordinelor oncologului meu. Astazi merg la consultatie o data la cateva luni, trecem prin diferite proceduri, si ma simt bine, sanatatea mea e buna. Am fost la el la consultatie acum cateva saptamani si mi-a spus ca sunt bine si ca nu e nevoie sa ne vedem decat peste sase luni. Am fost foarte multumit sa aud asta."

Cristian Leonte: "Si noi suntem fericiti sa auzim vestile."
David Gahan: "Da, multumesc!"

Cristian Leonte: "Din nou, intrebare de la fanii tai: Care e cel mai bun cantec pe care l-ai inregistrat?"
David Gahan: "Cantec nou, sau orice cantec? Sunt unele piese de pe “Songs Of Faith And Devotion” care simt ca au surprins un moment. “Condemnation” e unul dintre ele. Mi-e greu sa il cant in spectacole, aduce cu el multe emotii. Si “In Your Room”, de pe acelasi album, cred ca este unul dintre preferatele mele pentru spectacole live."

Cristian Leonte: "Veti canta in Cluj, nu in Bucuresti, Capitala. Daca va exista o a doua parte a turneului european, luati in considerare sa cantati si la Bucuresti, din nou in Romania?"
David Gahan: "Cred ca daca primele date pe care le-am anuntat sunt un succes, nu as fi surprins daca ne-am intoarce sa mai cantam in cateva spectacole. Cred ca intotdeauna e placut ca, dupa ce ai cantat in aer liber undeva, e placut sa canti in interior, cu o perspectiva diferita asupra spectacolului. Dar va trebui sa vedem ce se intampla."

Cristian Leonte: "Ne apropiem de sfarsitul interviului, asa ca, te rog, transmite-le mesajul tau celor care vor veni sa va vada la Cluj, anul viitor, pe 23 iulie."
David Gahan: "Salut! Sunt Dave Gahan de la Depeche Mode si abia astept sa va vad anul viitor, vara viitoare, la Cluj!"
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2016 - 00:06:30
2016-10-28 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - 11.10.2016 Mailand Pressekonferenz

[Thanks to kfdm (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=940) for scanning this for Depeche-mode.be.]

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2016 - 00:08:54
2016-10-29 - TVN (Poland) - Dzień Dobry

http://dziendobry.tvn.pl/wideo,2064,n/dave-gahan-gdyby-nie-depeche-mode-zostalbym-kryminalista,215832.html

Dave Gahan: "Gdyby nie Depeche Mode, zostałbym kryminalistą"

Depeche Mode to jeden z największych gigantów muzycznych na świecie. Powstali w 1980 roku i od tego momentu sprzedali ponad 100 mln płyt. Z wokalistą grupy Davem Gahanem spotkała się dziennikarka Dzień Dobry TVN Gabi Drzewiecka. Rozmawiali o przeznaczeniu, dorastaniu, pierwszych występach oraz córce piosenkarza. Co powiedział psychiatra, którego wzięli na jedną z tras? Jaki jest Dave Gahan, kiedy nikt nie widzi?
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 October 2016 - 00:40:13
2016-10-29 - Sláger 103.9 FM (Hungary) - Dave Gahan interview

http://www.slagerfm.hu/hir.php?news_id=916
https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/2016-10-29_Sl%C3%A1ger_Party,_Sl%C3%A1ger_103.9FM,_Budapest,_Hungary

EXKLUZÍV INTERJÚ A DEPECHE MODE FRONTEMBERÉVEL A SLÁGER FM

Exkluzív interjút adott Dave Gahan a 103.9 Sláger FM műsorvezetőjének, Fehér Mariannak, október 11-én Milánóban. Egy nagyszabású sajtótájékoztatón bejelentették, hogy a Depeche Mode 2017 tavaszán megjelenteti új albumát, mellyel azonnal európai turnéra is indul. A Global Spirit Tour 2017. május 22-én érkezik Budapestre, ahol ezúttal a Groupama Arénában lép fel az együttes.

„Ha Magyarországon járunk, mindig eszem egy jó gulyást. Imádom. Megnyugtató, olyan mint otthon. Ez jut elsőként eszembe Budapestről” - mesélte mosolyogva Dave Gahan, majd hozzátette, a magyarországi rajongók különösen kedvesek számukra. „Nagyon régóta járunk Magyarországra, szeretjük a magyar közönséget, a lelkesedésüket és a kitartásukat. Számomra ez jó érzés, mert velük együtt nőttünk fel, segítettük egymást az őrült dolgokon át, és még mindig itt vagyunk” - tette hozzá az együttes frontembere, aki élete legkeményebb időszakáról is nyíltan vallott. "Sok évet azzal töltöttem, hogy csak próbáltam átvergődni a dolgokon, csak hogy ne érezzek semmit, de megtanultam magamtól, hogy jobb itt lenni, és éberen tudatában lenni mindannak, ami történik. Az érzések - a jó és a rossz -, minden változik, de türelmesnek kell lenni, mert ez sohasem azonnal történik meg, sohasem akkor, amikor szeretnéd; legalábbis én így tapasztalom, de ha nem vagyok éber, akkor lemaradok róla" - fejezte be Dave Gahan.

"Büszke vagyok rá, hogy a 103.9 Sláger FM lett a magyarországi koncert rádiós partnere. Tekintve, hogy már 11 évesen ott voltam a budapesti Depeche Mode koncerten. Mondhatom, hogy igazán nagy élmény volt találkozni és beszélgetni Dave Gahannel, aki kedves volt és közvetlen, úgy éreztem igazán őszintén beszél mind a zenélésről, mind pedig élete nehezebb pillanatairól” - árulta el a Sláger FM műsorvezetője.

A teljes exkluzív interjút szombaton (október 29-én) 20 és 21 óra között a rendhagyó Sláger Party című műsorban hallhatják a 103.9 Sláger Fm hallgatói, és a koncert előtt természetesen jegyeket is nyerhetnek nálunk a rajongók.” – fejezte be Fehér Mariann.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 03 November 2016 - 00:29:06
2016-10-31 - Rock & All (Czech Republic) - Spiritistická sceance v Milánu

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DEPECHE MODE
Spiritistická seance v Milánu
DEPECHE MODE JSOU TROJROZMĚRNÝM ZHMOTNĚNÍM RADOSTNÉHO OČEKÁVÁNÍ NĚČEHO
NOVÉHO A PŘÍJEMNÉHO POCITU, ŽE JE VŠE, JAK BYLO.
MARTIN SKŘIVAN

Depeche Mode se pokoušejí zastavit čas. Utkvěli v 80. a 90. letech minulého století a pečlivě konzervují svůj odkaz. Ano, mají nové desky, někdy lepší, někdy ne tak dobré, ale pro generaci dnešních čtyřicátníků a padesátníků, především těch evropských, nikoliv britských, jsou soundtrackem jejich životů a dospívání víc než kdo jiný. A daří se jim to maximálně – takovým masovým kultem se může chlubit málokterá dodnes tvořící kapela s počátky sahajícími do roku 1980, kdy vznikli.

Krituálům Depeche Mode patří okázalé tiskové konference na různých místech Evropy oznamující nové turné nebo vydání alba. Rok 2017 přinese po čtyřech letech nové studiové album s názvem Spirit, již jejich čtrnácté, a rozsáhlé světové turné, které v Evropě naplní stadiony a arény 32 měst v 21 zemích. Dostane se i 24. května do Prahy a pak v červnu i třikrát do Itálie. Jen v Německu odehrají víc koncertů, a to pět. Možná proto se místem konání tiskové konference 11. října stal Milán, konkrétně nádherná budova muzea designu a umění La Triennale Di Milano s divadlem Teatro Dell’Arte.
Konference začíná v jednu hodinu, ale již dopoledne je muzeum obleženo desítkami fanoušků v černém – organizátoři akce totiž prostřednictvím médií vybrali kolem stovky fanoušků, kteří měli možnost se tiskovky zúčastnit na balkoně divadla, přičemž přízemí zůstalo vyhrazené novinářům. Po dvacetiminutovém fotografování v přilehlém salonku a úvodu německého agenta a italského promotéra přicházejí Andy Fletcher, Martin Gore a Dave Gahan na pódium za hlasitého skandování „Depeche Mode!“, které se ozývá z balkonu. Vypadají skvěle, jsou opálení a elegantní, usedají do křesílek a Dave k překvapení všech z miniaturních papírků začíná předčítat, jak jsou rádi, že jsou v Miláně atd. atd. Naštěstí nečte dlouho a předá slovo Martinovi, který z papírků stejné velikosti přečte pár slov o charitativní organizaci Charity: water, která má za cíl zajistit pitnou vodu pro všechny obyvatele planety. Za nimi září nové logo kapely z dílny Antona Corbijna a fotografie, na které se Dave Gahan opírá o perlík nikoliv nepodobný tomu z obalu druhého alba Construction Time Again.
Po krátkém úvodu přichází čas na otázky z pléna a hned jedny z prvních oceňují zlaté kozačky Davea a žádají ho, aby předvedl svůj slavný pohyb pánví. Ocenění bot Dave bere s úsměvem, nic však předvést nehodlá a zůstává sedět zabořen do křesílka.
Víc neprozradíme! Brzy je jasné, že se publikum o albu příliš nedozví – je sice puštěn asi dvacetisekundový vzorek složený snad ze tří skladeb, nebo je to možná jen jedna? Dave zpívá „Where’s the revolution“ (perlík na fotografii dostává smysl), ale veškeré dotazy na desku jsou odbyty úsečným komentářem nebo tajnůstkářskou odpovědí. Zdá se, že deska je z většiny hotová, bude pravděpodobně elektroničtější a tanečnější díky Jamesu Fordovi, který je v současnosti vyhledávaným producentem (Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Florence And The Machine) a zakládajícím členem elektronických Simian Mobile Disco. Tahle tisková konference je ale především o turné a za zády souboru se vzápětí objevuje mapa s červenými puntíky označujícími místa konání koncertů v dobyté Evropě.
Po padesáti minutách vše končí a Depeche Mode odcházejí z pódia. Rozjaření novináři jsou nasměrováni na terasu místní restaurace na opulentní recepci, odkud je krásný výhled na sluncem ozářený Milán.
V rozhovorech pro média jsou hudebníci trochu sdílnější, nicméně o albu víc neprozradí. Skladba Revolution z alba, jejíž kousek na tiskovce zazněl, je reakcí na současný stav světa, pod názvem Spirit si můžete představit vlastně cokoliv, což kapele vyhovuje, a perlík z obalu druhého alba skupiny byl kašírovaný z papíru, takže nevážil vlastně nic.
Depeche Mode jsou prostě Depeche Mode. Tuhle formaci snad nemůžete nemilovat, už jen proto, že v dnešní křiklavé šedi září jejich osmdesátková černá jak diamant. V květnu vás stoprocentně dostanou do Edenu...



2016-11-01 - Rock & Pop (Czech Republic) - Hlad Po Černi

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 05 November 2016 - 01:00:27
2016-11-04 - Live Nation Czech Republic - Andy Fletcher zve na pražský koncert DM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BwvY7nueyk

Andy Fletcher zve na pražský koncert DM

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DEPECHE MODE
24. 5. 2017 PRAHA, EDEN ARENA
VSTUPENKY V SÍTÍCH www.TICKETPRO.cz a www.TICKETPORTAL.cz
CENY VSTUPENEK: 1390 – 2190 KČ
Depeche Mode, jedni z nejvlivnějších umělců moderní hudby, dnes oznámili na speciální akci v Miláně, že v květnu 2017 vyrazí na světové turné na podporu svého nové studiového alba Spirit, které má vyjít na začátku roku 2017. Krátce po vydání alba vyrazí na Global Spirit Tour a poskytnou celoživotním i novým fanouškům příležitost vidět skupinu v rámci průlomové a silně emotivní show.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 05 November 2016 - 21:46:23
2016-11-04 - France 2 (France) - Alcaline, Les News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6mBmTuWNlw
http://www.france2.fr/emissions/alcaline/videos/alcaline_les_news_du_411_avec_depeche_mode_03-11-2016_1342345

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Alcaline, Les News du 4/11 avec Depeche Mode en tournée!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 08 November 2016 - 01:22:41
2016-11-07 - El Mundo (Spain) - "Nos gustaría pensar que somos cada vez mejores"

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http://www.elmundo.es/cultura/2016/11/07/581fccb146163f3d188b4617.html

Entrevista con Dave Gahan y Martin Gore
Depeche Mode: "Nos gustaría pensar que somos cada vez mejores"

SORAYA MELGUIZO
Milán
Han pasado casi cuatro años desde Delta Machine y, tras un periodo de descanso, Depeche Mode vuelve con un nuevo disco de estudio, el decimocuarto de su carrera, que publicará la próxima primavera y que todavía están terminando. "Será más provocativo" y "los sonidos electrónicos" volverán a ser protagonistas, explican Dave Gahan, Martin Gore y Andrew Fletcher, que sorprendieron a sus fans con el anuncio del lanzamiento en Milán. La banda británica abrirá el festival BBK Live de Bilbao en julio del año próximo y recorrerá más de 30 ciudades europeas con The Spirit World Tour. "Después estaremos en Norteamérica y Sudamérica. Pero si volvemos en invierno a Europa, por supuesto que haremos más conciertos en España", asegura Gore a EL MUNDO.

¿A qué suena el nuevo disco? ¿Tiene algo que ver con sus trabajos anteriores?
Dave Gahan: El título del álbum será Spirit. Y creo que es un buen título, que encaja perfectamente con lo que el álbum se pregunta: ¿Dónde está nuestro espíritu de unión? ¿dónde está nuestro espíritu común de humanidad? ¿Por qué tratamos de separarnos? Todavía seguimos construyendo muros... Así que es más provocativo, incluso líricamente, que nuestros discos anteriores. No tan introspectivo. Hemos tratado de reflexionar sobre lo que está pasando en el mundo. Y respecto al sonido, será electrónico... seguramente.
 Martin Gore: Creo que es bastante electrónico. No tiene nada que ver con Delta Machine. También habrá guitarras, baterías... pero el sonido es básicamente electrónico. No se parece a ninguno de nuestros trabajos anteriores.

Dave: en solitario y con los Soulsavers actúa en pequeños teatros y clubs. En la próxima gira con Depeche Mode lo harán principalmente en grandes estadios. ¿Qué prefieren como artistas?
D. G: Me gustó mucho actuar en sitios pequeños. Con Soulsavers fue realmente un reto porque es una música muy diferente a la de Depeche Mode. Es más espontáneo, más improvisado. Y mucho más en directo. Pero por lo que respecta a mi trabajo puedo decir que es un poco parecido. La atmósfera de Depeche Mode es diferente. Pero quizá cuando salga el disco, cuando empecemos a ensayar, podremos probar a tocar en espacios más pequeños.
M. G: Tenemos mucha suerte con nuestros seguidores, da igual dónde toquemos. Al principio de nuestra última gira hicimos conciertos sorpresa en Los Ángeles para 300 personas o menos. Pero después te subes a un estadio delante de 16.000 personas que se saben cada palabra de tus canciones y es fantástico.

Después de más de 30 años juntos, ¿qué ha cambiado en Depeche Mode?
D. G: Nuestras actuaciones en directo. Me gustaría pensar que somos cada vez mejores.
M.G: Creo que las cosas han cambiado mucho desde 1980. Los instrumentos que usamos son muy diferentes, nuestra puesta en escena ha cambiado mucho, sobre todo Dave. Creo que ya era bueno encima del escenario hace 30 años, pero ahora es aún mejor.

¿Cuál es la relación entre los miembros de la banda?
D.G: En realidad, no pasamos mucho tiempo juntos entre disco y disco. Martin vive en Santa Bárbara, Andrew en Londres y yo en Nueva York. Pero somos como una familia. Para lo bueno y para lo malo.
M. G: Ésa es la mejor forma de describirnos. Somos como una familia y hemos estado juntos durante 36 años, pero creo que es muy sano que cuando acabamos la gira cada uno se vaya por su lado. Y cuando es el momento de comenzar un nuevo proyecto, volver a juntarnos.

¿Cómo ha influido en la música de Depeche Mode las experiencias que han vivido personalmente? La enfermedad de Dave, las adicciones...
D. G: Todo lo que me ha pasado está en mis canciones. La música ha sido siempre lo que me ha permitido vivir, trabajar, experimentar. Creo que seguiré cantándolas durante mucho tiempo.

¿Cuál es la mejor canción que han grabado en su carrera?
D. G: Fue un período difícil para mí, pero creo que Condemnation. Fue gracias a esa canción que fui consciente de que era un cantante de verdad.
M. G: Me gustan mucho mis canciones y no podría elegir sólo una.

¿Sería fácil para un grupo como Depeche Mode sacar hoy un primer disco?
M. G: Creo que la industria musical está viviendo un momento complicado. Pero es que el mundo está en un momento complicado. Es muy difícil empezar, tener un contrato discográfico, sobre todo si eres un grupo de rock. Antes era mucho más fácil tener el control de tu propia carrera. Cuando firmamos nuestro primer contrato lo hicimos con una discográfica independiente. No teníamos un manager que nos dijera qué teníamos que hacer y podíamos seguir nuestro propio ritmo.

Y de la música actual, ¿qué grupo o artista les gusta? ¿Quiénes podrían ser los nuevos Depeche Mode?
D. G: Es una pregunta difícil... Pero hay algunas cosas que me gustan mucho, como, por ejemplo, Algiers. Los estuve viendo hace 15 días en Nueva York y son simplemente increíbles.
M. G: No lo sé. Desde hace como un año y medio no escucho casi nada de música. Hace siete meses tuve una hija y no he estado muy interesado en nada más. Pero cuando voy en el coche y escucho la radio, todo me suena un poco igual.


[Thanks to SomeKindOfSign (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=957) for translating this to English:]

Nearly four years have passed since the release of Delta Machine and, after a period of rest, Depeche Mode return with a new studio album, the fourteenth of their career, that will be released next spring and is still being completed. “It will be more provocative” and “electronic sounds” will again be the focus, explain Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andrew Fletcher, who surprised their fans with the announcement of the release in Milan. The British band will open the BBK Live in Bilbao festival in July of next year and will travel to more than 30 European cities with The Spirit World Tour. “Afterwards we will be in North America and South America. But, we will return to Europe in winter, of course we will play more concerts in Spain” assures Gore.

Q: What does the new album sound like? Does it have anything in common with your past works?
A. Dave Gahan: The title of the album will be Spirit. I think it is a good title, that fits perfectly with what it asks: “Where is our spirit of union?” “Where is our common spirit of humanity?” “ Why do we try to separate ourselves? We continue to construct walls….So it is more provocative than our past albums, including lyrically. No so introspective. He have tried to reflect on what is happening in the world. With respect to the sound, it will surely be electronic…
Martin Gore: I think it is quite electronic. It has nothing to do with Delta Machine. There will also be guitars, drums… But, the sound is basically electronic. It is not similar to any of our previous works.

Q: Dave: You play small theaters and clubs solo and with Soulsavers. Will the upcoming Depeche Mode tour be primarily in big stadiums? What do you prefer as artists?
A: Dave: I very much like performing in small venues. It was a real challenge with Soulsavers because the music is very different compared to Depeche Mode. It’s more spontaneous, more improvised, and much more direct. But, in respect to my job I can say that it is a bit similar. The atmosphere of Depeche Mode is different. But, perhaps when the album is released, when we begin to rehearse, we can try to play in smaller spaces.
Martin: We are very lucky with our fans, they don’t care where we play. At the beginning of our last tour we did a surprise show for 300 or less people in Los Angeles. But, afterwards you play in a stadium in front of 16,000 people that know every word of your songs and it’s fantastic.

Q: What has changed in Depeche Mode after 30 years together?
A: Dave: Our performances. I would like to think that we are better every time.
Martin: I believe that things have changed very much since 1980. The instruments we use are much more different, our stage presence has changed very much, especially Dave. I think that he was already good on stage 30 years ago but, now he is even better.

Q: What is the relationship like between the band members?
A: Dave: In reality, we don’t spend much time together between albums. Martin lives in Santa Barbara, Andrew in London, and I live in New York. We are like a family. For better or worse. Martin: That is the best way to describe us. We are like a family and we have been together for 36 years, but, I think it is very healthy for us to go our separate ways at the end of a tour and when it is time to begin a new project we come together again.

Q: How has Depeche Mode’s music been influenced by personal experiences? Dave’s illness, addictions…
A: Dave: Everything that has happened to me is in my songs. Music has always been what has permitted me to live, work, experiment. I think that I will continue to sing them for quite a long time.

Q: What is the best song you have recorded in your career?
A: Dave: It was a difficult time for me, but I think Condemnation. Thanks to that song I became conscious that I was a actual singer.
Martin: I like my songs very much and I could not choose only one.

Q: Would it be easy for a band like Depeche Mode to release a debut album now?
A: Martin: I think the music industry is going through a complicated time. But, the world is going through a complicated time. It is very difficult to begin, especially if you are a rock band. Before, it was much easier to have control of your own career. When we signed our first contract we did it with an independent label. We did not have a manager to tell us what we needed to do and we could follow our own rhythm.

Q: And today’s music - Which band or artist do you like? Who could be the new Depeche Mode?
A: Dave: It’s a difficult question… but there are a few things that I like very much, like, for example, Algiers. I saw them in New York 15 days ago and they are simply incredible.
Martin: I don’t know. I haven’t listened to hardly any music for a year and a half. I had a daughter 7 months ago and I haven’t been very interested in anything else. But, when I’m in the car I listen to the radio, everything sounds mostly the same.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 17 November 2016 - 21:19:39
2016-11-17 - Bigmir (Ukraine) - Наша музыка по-прежнему воодушевляет молодежь

http://afisha.bigmir.net/concert_club/articles/234376-Nasha-muzyka-po-prezhnemu-voodushevljaet-molodezh-

Наша музыка по-прежнему воодушевляет молодежь
Интервью с лидером Depeche Mode Дэйвом Гааном.
Беседовал – Michele Bisceglia

Летом 2017 года Depeche Mode снова выступят в Киеве. Концерт состоится 19 июля 2017 года на НСК Олимпийский.
Группа едет в Киев в рамках своего мирового тура Global Spirit Tour в поддержку нового студийного альбома Spirit, релиз которого состоится в начале весны 2017 года.
Основанная в 1980 году в Эссексе, Великобритания, Depeche Mode считается "самой популярной электронной группой всех времен в мире", но их влияние выходит далеко за рамки электронной музыки: они также являются вдохновителями многих рок-исполнителей.
Мы встретились с Дэйвом Гааном в отеле Four Seasons в Милане: 54-летний певец одет в черный костюм и золотые сапоги (и то, и другое – от Saint Laurent) и отвечает на наши вопросы, иногда прерываясь на глоток негазированной воды.

Когда вы были подростком, вы могли себе представить, что станете поп-звездой?
[Дэйв смеется] Нет... Задолго до Depeche Mode, когда я впервые стал действительно интересоваться музыкой и посещать живые выступления – вероятно, в начале 70-х годов, это были концерты Дэвида Боуи, T-Rex и тому подобное – я не мог даже предположить, что стану поп-звездой. Но меня очень занимали вопросы о том, что это за люди, откуда они, чем они живут и занимаются. Я следил за ними на телевидении, в особенности за Дэвидом Боуи, благодаря которому я ощущал, что я мог бы приобщиться к этой музыке. Но первая группа, которую я действительно увидел вживую и почувствовал, что, возможно, мог бы сделать что-то похожее на их музыку, были The Damned: Дэвид Вэниан вселил в меня веру в то, что я могу делать то же, что и он.

Принимая во внимание выход нового альбома, а также – 35-летнюю карьеру с таким большим количеством выпущенных синглов – как вам удается составлять свой set-list для живых выступлений?
Я много работаю над своим ощущением того, каким в действительности должно получиться шоу. В начале шоу я пытаюсь понять, какой должна быть атмосфера, какой должна быть первая песня, и, как правило, склоняюсь к мысли, что лучше всего начинать с чего-то из нового альбома: это как способ презентации того, что для нас актуально. Потом я перехожу к песням, которые очень важны как для группы, так и для наших поклонников: I Feel You, In Your Room, Barrel of a Gun, Never Let Me Down Again, Enjoy the Silence, Personal Jesus... Все эти песни обязательно должны оказаться в сете. В середине выступления, мы исполняем песни, которые хотел бы спеть Мартин. Это, так сказать, мой личный антракт, который мне необходим! [смеется]. Мартин обожает такие моменты и, между прочим, они несут положительный эффект, так как, зачастую, это – композиции очень акустические и, довольно часто, песни в середине сета не связаны с общей концепцией выступления. Поэтому Мартин и Питер [Питер Гордено, концертный клавишник Depeche Mode] могут выбрать какую-нибудь композицию из числа тех, которые мы не исполняли уже много лет.

Есть ли у Depeche Mode в репертуаре такая композиция, которую вы бы в жизни не исполнили, но просто вынуждены играть, потому что вы знаете, что ваши поклонники от нее в восторге?
Нет! Мы исполняем только те песни, которые хотим исполнить.

Как проходит ваша жизнь в дороге? Вы просыпаетесь утром и...
Я выпиваю пару чашек кофе! Мне нравится читать газеты и следить за новостями. Разумеется, это зависит от того, чем я занят и как мой день складывается в целом, но мне очень нравится заниматься чем-то, что очищает разум и что приводит в форму мое тело, например, какие-то упражнения.

Вы всегда в отличной форме! У вас есть личный план тренировок?
Я просто постоянно в движении, а также провожу много времени, занимаясь растяжкой и успокоением мышц тела, различными формами медитации, например, йогой.

У вас остается время посмотреть города, в которых у вас туры?
На самом деле, нет. Я слишком сосредоточен на шоу. Иногда получается это сделать в выходной день, но это – очень редкие случаи. Обычно, выходные дни заняты переездами.

А как вы проводите время в Нью-Йорке?
Я прожил там последние 20 лет, я люблю этот город, люблю просто гулять по нему.  Я иду от своего дома в студию, в Челси. Там встречаю моего друга Курта Инала. Он почти всегда в студии. Мы садимся работать, писать песни...

Учитывая то, что Мартин и Энди живут в других городах, сколько времени у вас уходит на репетиции и подготовку к мировым турам?
Наша группа – Флетч, Мартин, Питер, Кристиан [Айгнер, концертный барабанщик] – и другие участники нашей команды собираются в Санта-Барбаре (Калифорния), где живет Мартин. Они начинают работать над некоторыми из песен, которые мы планируем исполнять, а я нахожусь в Нью-Йорке, в моей студии, разогреваю связки. Потом они прилетают в Нью-Йорк. Таким образом, они обычно проводят две-три недели в Калифорнии, а затем мы работаем вместе две-три недели в Нью-Йорке.

Бывает такое, что вы ошибаетесь на сцене? Плохой звук, неудачный тайминг, текст забыли…
Конечно!

А как вы с этим справляетесь, зная, что перед вами - тысячи людей?
Стараемся все быстро исправить и продолжить исполнять песню! [смеется] Конечно, мы допускаем ошибки. И их много. Всех не припомнишь. Но наша аудитория нам очень помогает!

Вы получаете удовольствие от своей работы, от записи песен, от живых выступлений?
Да, я получаю огромное удовольствие от того, чем занимаюсь! И я очень рад своей работе с Depeche Mode и моей сольной карьере с Soulsavers... Я творческий человек и я действительно наслаждаюсь своей работой.

Что для вас значит иметь влияние на такое огромное количество людей, в особенности, если большая часть из них - намного моложе вас?
Это здорово, что людям нравится то, что мы делаем: это означает, что мы актуальны и наша музыка по-прежнему воодушевляет молодежь создавать музыку и восхищаться живыми выступлениями групп, похожих на нас.

У вас – трое детей (двое сыновей и дочь). А их друзья – поклонники Depeche Mode?
Нет, я так не думаю!

А какую музыку слушают Ваши дети?
Я не знаю, что они на самом деле слушают! Джеку 29 лет, я думаю, что он слушает какую-то неформатную музыку, инструментальную и какую-то электронную. Джимми – 24 и он слушает Ника Кейва и тому подобное. Моя дочь, Стелла Роуз (17 лет) любит Florence And The Machine, The Black Keys, Adelle... разное.

Как бы вы описали музыку Depeche Mode тому, кто о вас никогда не слышал?
Это непросто! Я думаю, что это – рок-музыка, это – мощная музыка, это – музыка, которая заставляет задуматься. Я думаю, что это – музыка, которая дает Вам пищу для размышлений, и преподносит Вам испытания. Не думаю, что это та музыка, которую легко слушать. [смеется]
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 22 November 2016 - 21:09:44
2016-11-22 - Eventim (Germany) - Additional concert in Dresden

http://service.eventim.de/ov?mailing=1XXCKA5S-TOS1EB3&m2u=1XYSRQ3M-1XXCKA5S-21A3H8

Liebe/r Ticketalarm-Abonnent/in,
am Freitag, 25. November um 10 Uhr startet bei EVENTIM der Vorverkauf für Depeche Mode! Wegen der immensen Nachfrage spielt die legendäre Sythie-Pop-Band eine Zusatzshow am 07. Juni 2017 in Dresden. Greifen Sie am Freitag sofort zu und sichern Sie sich hier Ihre Original-Tickets!

Achtung: Der Vorverkauf für den Zusatztermin am 07.06.2017 in Dresden startet am Freitag, 25.11.2016, 10:00 Uhr.
Bitte beachten Sie die folgende Bedingung des Veranstalters: Die Anzahl der Tickets pro Bestellung ist auf sechs (6) beschränkt.

05.06.2017   Köln – RheinEnergieSTADION   
07.06.2017   Neu: Dresden – Ostragehege   
09.06.2017   München – Olympiastadion   
12.06.2017   Hannover – HDI Arena   
04.07.2017   Gelsenkirchen – VELTINS-Arena

http://www.eventim.de/tickets.html?affiliate=eta&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&erid=1756097&action=tickets&xtor=EPR-1008-%5BT3ED-POM-TGS-MAN-PRE%5D&referer_info=TA-TGS-EV-20161122-152214466672
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 November 2016 - 23:44:05
2016-11-23 - eMagic (Romania) - Martin Gore isi sarbatoreste ziua de nastere la Cluj

http://emagic.ro/martin-gore-isi-sarbatoreste-ziua-de-nastere-la-cluj/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ISZUKvxNk

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/E6ISZUKvxNk/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/E6ISZUKvxNk/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/E6ISZUKvxNk/3.jpg)

MARTIN GORE ISI SARBATORESTE ZIUA DE NASTERE LA CLUJ!

Concertul trupei Depeche Mode din 23 iulie 2017 va fi unul cu adevarat special, atat pentru publicul ardelean, cat si pentru artisti. Show-ul nu marcheaza doar prima vizita a trupei in Cluj-Napoca, ci si aniversarea lui Martin Gore, dupa cum insusi martiriseste intr-un mesaj video dedicat fanilor din Romania. Se pare ca fanii romani nu vor sa rateze sansa de a-i ura artistului „La multi ani!” din primele randuri, biletele din categoria Golden Circle fiind SOLD OUT la doar o luna de la punerea in vanzare.
Martin Gore a marturisit intr-un mesaj video inregistrat recent ca asteapta cu entuziasm show-ul pe care il va sustine la Cluj, acesta fiind programat chiar de ziua lui. Artistul isi va sarbatori asadar cea de-a 56-a aniversare in Romania, alaturi de colegi, de prieteni, dar mai ales alaturi de fani. Organizatorii promit ca vor marca insemnatatea zilei inclusiv in backstage, insa detalii despre programul zilei respective nu vor fi facute publice momentan. „Desi este in turneu si nu isi permite sa sarbatoreasca altfel decat prin munca, ii vom pregati cateva surprize lui Martin astfel incat sa simta ca este cu adevarat ziua lui”, a declarat Laura Coroianu, Director General Emagic.
Fanii sunt de asemenea incurajati sa isi surprinda artistul preferat, avand acum la dispozitie 250 de pachete Early Entry, ce asigura accesul cu prioritate in zona de concert. Pachetul Early Entry poate fi achizitionat la pretul de 199 de lei si este valabil doar impreuna cu un bilet Golden Circle sau Gazon. Un pachet include: acces cu 30 de minute inainte de ora oficiala de deschidere, check-in pe stadion cu un membru al echipei de organizare si un suvenir oficial. Comenzile pentru pachetele Early Entry se fac pe adresa gasca@emagic.ro.
Categoria Golden Circle pentru concertul Depeche Mode din 23 iulie mai 2017 este epuizata, insa fanii mai au la dispozitie bilete in urmatoarele categorii de pret: 131 lei – Gazon, 153 lei – Peluza,  251 lei – Tribuna Inel II, 311 lei – Tribuna Inel I si 487 lei la Tribuna VIP. Biletele pot fi achizitionate de pe www.eventim.ro, cat si din magazinele partenere, respectiv: Orange, Vodafone, Germanos, librariile Carturesti si Humanitas, magazinele Carrefour si benzinariile OMV.
Dupa doua evenimente de succes la Bucuresti, legendara trupa Depeche Mode sustine pe 23 iulie 2017 primul concert in Cluj-Napoca, ce face parte din noul turneu european. Global Spirit Tour debuteaza in luna mai la Stockholm si cuprinde show-uri in 32 de orase din 21 de tari. Turneul promoveaza viitorul album, Spirit, ce va fi lansat la inceputul anului viitor.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 25 November 2016 - 01:34:15
2016-11-24 - SITA (Slovakia) - Do Bratislavy sa vždy tešíme

http://archiv.netky.sk/clanok/skupina-depeche-mode-sa-tesi-na-koncert-v-bratislave
http://www.24hod.sk/andy-fletcher-z-depeche-mode-do-bratislavy-sa-vzdy-tesime-cl477597.html
http://hudba.zoznam.sk/spravy/24-11-2016-andy-fletcher-z-depeche-mode-do-bratislavy-sa-vzdy-tesime/

Andy Fletcher z Depeche Mode: Do Bratislavy sa vždy tešíme
V sobotu 20. mája si môžete v Bratislave na futbalovom štadióne Pasienky užiť novú skvelú koncertnú šou kapely Depeche Mode.

Krátko po ohlásení turné na októbrovej milánskej tlačovej konferencii sme sa stretli s Andym Fletcherom, hráčom na klávesy a jedným zo zakladajúcich členov Depeche Mode. Prezradil nám, že na Slovensko sa kapela vždy rada vracia a dúfa, že sa im v Bratislave podarí ukradnúť deň voľna na oddych a prehliadku mesta.

„V Bratislave som hral niekoľkokrát sám ako DJ a samozrejme sme tu koncertovali s Depeche Mode. Vždy sme tu zažívali pekné chvíle, máte krásne centrum. Už sa nám podarilo mať deň voľna práve v Bratislave, snáď sa to opäť podarí,“ hovorí Andy Fletcher.

Veľká sláva mladej kapely Depeche Mode neobišla v 80. rokoch ani vtedajšie Československo, hoci západné kapely boli v komunistickom režime tabu. Do pamäti 13-tisíc fanúšikov sa nezabudnuteľne vryl dátum 11. marec 1988, kedy Depeche Mode odohrali svoj prvý koncert v Prahe. Veľmi dobre vedeli, aký režim vládne v Československu.

„V polovici 80. rokov sme nahrávali albumy v západnom Berlíne a naše štúdiu bolo hneď pri Berlínskom múre. Hrali sme v Československu, Maďarsku, Poľsku a veľmi sme vnímali situáciu, aká tam v tej dobe vládla. Vždy sme sa do týchto krajín radi vracali, cítili sme s ľuďmi, prežívali sme to s nimi. Myslím, že  práve preto sme tu takí obľúbení, ten pocit vždy znova zažívame aj na Slovensku,“ tvrdí Fletcher.

Prvý československý koncert kapely sprevádzali mnohé obavy. Organizátori sa báli, že Sportovní halu nevypredajú. Lístok stál 150 Kčs a hoci to v tom čase bola veľká suma, záujem bol ohromný. Platne Depeche Mode kolovali vtedy potajomky z ruky do ruky, v rádiu Depeche Mode, samozrejme, nehrali a ani jeden ich klip sa nevysielal v televízii. Azda preto sa na Slovensku okolo kapely Depeche Mode utvoril doslova kult a dodnes je počet ich fanúšikov u nás enormný. A pribúdajú ďalšie generácie mladých milovníkov Depeche Mode.

„Neviem, či poznáme to tajomstvo, čo je za tým. Každopádne, je to neskutočné a máme z toho ohromnú radosť. Vidieť na koncertoch známe tváre a k nim pribúdajúce nové... Cítime veľkú zodpovednosť, keď stojíme na pódiu. Obzvlášť Dave je vždy veľmi nervózny, no nič na ňom nevidno,“ prezradil „Fletch“ na speváka Dava Gahana.

Počas bratislavského koncertu kapela odohrá aj skladby z nového štúdiového albumu Spirit, ktorý vydáva začiatkom roka 2017. Dave Gahan, Martin Gore a Andy Fletcher budú v rámci Global Spirit Tour hrať pre vyše 1.5 milióna fanúšikov v 32 mestách a 21 krajinách naprieč Európou. Popri Paríži, Berlíne, Miláne či Moskve Depeche Mode opäť zavítajú aj do Bratislavy!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 November 2016 - 17:41:31
2016-11-28 - Music Week (UK) - Reconstruction time again

[Only subscribers can read Music Week, but you can register for a 4-week trial account. The article was made public on 2017-03-17.]

http://www.musicweek.com/interviews/read/reconstruction-time-again-inside-depeche-mode-s-latest-reinvention/066705
http://content.yudu.com/web/2cz8/0A1vlbc/MWNov2816/html/index.html?page=16
http://www.musicweek.com/interviews/read/reconstruction-time-again-inside-depeche-mode-s-latest-reinvention/066705

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001047/th_2016-11-28%20-%20Music%20Week%20UK%20-%20Reconstruction%20time%20again.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001047/2016-11-28%20-%20Music%20Week%20UK%20-%20Reconstruction%20time%20again.jpg.html)

Reconstruction time again: inside Depeche Mode's latest reinvention
by Daniel Gumble

Very few bands can still find ways of challenging themselves after more than 100 million album sales and 35 years in the game. But then, Depeche Mode are no ordinary band.

Despite the famously turbulent relationship between the band’s creative driving force, Martin Gore, and snake-hipped vocalist Dave Gahan – Music Week is speaking to each separately in the resplendent environs of Milan’s Four Seasons hotel - the line-up, which also includes synth/keys player Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher, has not only weathered the past three-and-a-half decades but almost unwaveringly balanced multi-million selling records with consistent critical acclaim.

Their last album, 2013’s Delta Machine, reached No.2 in the UK albums chart and has sold 68,437 copies to date, according to the Official Charts Company.

Next year sees the band set out on tour once again, in support of new album Spirit. The tour will see them grace stadiums across the continent, including the London Stadium, marking their first UK stadium show since 1993, when they headlined at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

“It’s the right time in our career to make that step up,” Gore tells Music Week. “We’ve played stadiums all across Europe, and it seemed a great shame we don’t do it in our home country, so it’s worth the risk to make that move.”

For Gore, the thrill of performing live remains strong as ever, despite decades of touring and fractious
inter-band relations.

“We’re all excited about it,” he continues. “We’ve all been writing songs and recording, and you’re quite isolated when you’re doing that.

It’s great going out on stage in front of tens of thousands of people and having them sing every word. You couldn’t dream of anything more.”

One of the biggest changes the band has seen affect the live industry during their career is the rise of secondary ticketing; an issue that has grown from a few individuals flogging tickets outside the venue to an industrial-scale digital operation.

“It is a massive problem, and one that’s very difficult to control,” Gore says. “I was shocked when my wife was trying to buy a ticket for a friend for Adele in America.

We were looking at the prices and for a half-decent seat it was $700. But what do you do? The one thing we can do to take it away from the touts is to try and keep those tickets ourselves. Does that solve the problem?

It stops the touts making the money, so maybe it helps the fans a little.”

While Gore is reluctant to talk too much about the as-yet-unfinished new album, Gahan is far more forthcoming.

The singer cites the James Ford-produced Spirit as a creative high point for Depeche Mode, and the writing and recording process as one of their most challenging to date.

“We’re pretty much finished apart from the track order, but we’ve finally agreed on the songs that will be on the record,” Gahan explains.

“That was difficult. When we were working on the last session James said, At the end of this, you guys come up with what you think should be on the album, then I’ll come up with what I think should be on the album. So he came up with an order and a few toys went out the pram.

“Depeche Mode records are a prickly experience, but that’s what makes it interesting,” he continues. “We’re different people; we like different things and the difficult part is, we don’t talk about it.

James made Mart and I face each other and talk some stuff out. He sat there and refereed. It was quite difficult and emotional. But we cleared the air.”

The resulting album may well be something that surprises both fans and detractors.

“James said, I’m trying to make a record that would appeal to someone that’s maybe not a Depeche mode fan,” Gahan says.

“I’m making my first record with you, so I want to say, Hey, maybe there are people out there who’d written you off.”

As talk turns to the future, Gahan suggests that every new project feels as though it could be their last. And, if Spirit does prove to be their last hurrah, he believes it would be a fitting way to bow out.

“It is a special album,” he declares. “If this was the last one we made, I’d be pretty happy. The good ones are always harder to make: Songs Of Faith And Devotion, Music For The Masses.

What I learnt on this record is that it was definitely worth showing up for, even if my gut feeling was, What the fuck am I doing here?

I don’t need to do this anymore. But there was a bigger voice inside my head going, Actually, I think you do.”
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 November 2016 - 17:50:15
2016-11-28 - Colta (Russia) - «Все, что нам нужно, — это хорошая кровать»

http://www.colta.ru/articles/music_modern/13197

Энди Флетчер: «Все, что нам нужно, — это хорошая кровать»
УЧАСТНИК DEPECHE MODE О ТОМ, КАК ИМ НЕ ДАЛИ ВЫСТУПИТЬ В СОВЕТСКОМ СОЮЗЕ, О НОВОМ МИРОВОМ ТУРЕ И РУССКИХ ФАНАТАХ
текст: Денис Бояринов

В июле 2017-го в Россию приедет Depeche Mode, чтобы дать два концерта в рамках Global Spirit Tour, посвященного выходу нового альбома «Spirit». Денис Бояринов встретился с одним из основателей знаменитой британской группы Энди Флетчером, чтобы обсудить ее гастрольную историю.
— Несколько недель назад мне попалась на глаза занятная история о человеке, который был парикмахером группы и нашел на антресолях запись с одним из первых выступлений Depeche Mode.
— Да, я читал про это. Честно говоря, я не помню этого парня. И запись эту я не слышал. Пока не услышу — не могу сказать, правда это или утка.

— Но это может быть правдой?
— Да. Поклонники записывали наши выступления начиная с самых первых лет существования группы. Думаю, что таких записей немало.

— А вы помните свое первое выступление — еще не как Depeche Mode, а как Composition of Sound?
— Конечно. В Composition of Sound играли я, Мартин и Винс (Кларк. — Ред.). Потом мы услышали, как Дейв поет в репетиционной комнате, и познакомились с ним. Первый концерт Composition of Sound с Дейвом состоялся в нашей школе. Мартин выступил дважды за вечер — с нами и с группой, которая играла перед нами. Они назывались French Look. Я помню, что Дейв очень волновался, выходя на сцену в первый раз. А в зале, как мне помнится, было около 150 человек.

— Немало народа.
— Да, но они все были нашими друзьями (смеется). Им не пришлось платить за билет.

— А какие прически у вас тогда были? У нас стрижки под Depeche Mode всегда были очень важной составляющей культа группы.
— Вот этого не вспомню. Нас иногда называли «группой причесок». Мы их все время меняли и доходили до крайностей — какие-то шипы на голове. Ну и наши фанаты от нас не отставали.

— Вы помните, как Depeche Mode поехали в первый мировой тур — это было в 1982-м?
— Это не был настоящий мировой тур, лишь некое его подобие. Мы сыграли в нескольких странах Европы, мы дали первый концерт в США, и — возможно, это прозвучит странно — мы сыграли концерт в Таиланде, куда мы просто решили съездить на неделю отдохнуть. Концерт состоялся в одном из отелей Бангкока, а потом мы рванули на Пхукет. Нам было по 20 лет — безумные тайские каникулы.

— Как и все начинающие группы, вы в то время жили в дешевых отелях и летали бюджетными авиалиниями?
— Разумеется, мы прошли через все это. По Европе мы ездили на автобусе, в котором жили и спали. Когда впервые поехали в Америку, мы повезли с собой инструменты, сдали их в багаж, а он по дороге потерялся. Очень нервная была история.

— Поскольку мы с вами разговариваем в шикарных апартаментах миланского Four Seasons, не могу не спросить о самом кошмарном отеле, в котором приходилось останавливаться Depeche Mode за годы гастролей.
— Да, тут как в оранжерее, но это не мой номер (смеется). Каких только отелей мы не повидали. Поначалу — самые дешевые, с крошечными номерами. Как во время нашего первого тура по Англии. Мы называем такие гостиницы «bed&breakfast». Это крошечные отели — в обычных домах, на 7—10 номеров. Но Depeche Mode и сейчас не гоняются за роскошью. Все, что нам нужно, — это хорошая кровать.

— Я слышал байку, что в 1985 году Depeche Mode были готовы приехать и выступить в Советском Союзе, но что-то помешало.
— Нам не позволили сделать концерт советские власти. А в то время ничего нельзя было сделать без разрешения официальных лиц. У нас был в том году тур по Восточной Европе — мы выступали в Польше, в Венгрии, в Чехословакии и Восточном Берлине. Мы могли бы сыграть и в России, но нам запретили. Для нас это стало большим разочарованием: ведь мы знали, что у нас в вашей стране много поклонников.

— В 1985 году Советский Союз все еще выглядел закрытой и недружелюбной страной в глазах иностранцев. Вам не было бы страшно ехать за железный занавес?
— Нет. Страны Восточной Европы тогда были тоже не слишком дружелюбными. Я помню наш первый саундчек в Польше: мы выходим на сцену, а под ней где-то 2000 человек в униформе — полиция, солдаты. Это был шок. Как правило, мы просим, чтобы на саундчеке в зале не было ни одного лишнего человека. Мы не были готовы увидеть там армию.
А на нашем первом концерте в России люди в зале так завелись, что снесли ограждения у сцены, и полицейские выстроились в живую цепь, чтобы сдерживать толпу. Вот это выглядело жутковато.

— Это было в 1998-м. А что еще вам запомнилось после этой гастроли?
— Мы впервые оказались в Москве и Санкт-Петербурге. Я интересуюсь историей, поэтому для меня было очень сильным впечатлением впервые увидеть Кремль и попасть за его стены. Концерты были безумными по энергетике. Перед концертом фанаты осадили наш отель и после еще долгое время не расходились.

— У нас бытует миф, что русские поклонники Depeche Mode — самые преданные. А вы что об этом думаете?
— Самое простое было бы сказать, что русские поклонники Depeche Mode — самые лучшие или немецкие — самые лучшие. Нам повезло, у нашей группы в каждой стране есть фантастически преданные фанаты. Есть русские поклонники, которые путешествуют вместе с нами по миру — и их немало. Некоторые из них посещают по 30 концертов за тур — мы видим их в первых рядах, облаченных в специальную униформу. Они стали нашими друзьями.

— Когда вы составляете сет-лист выступления, вы принимаете во внимание национальный вкус — какие песни предпочитают поклонники из этой страны?
— Нет. Для нас важна общая картина. Скажем, на ближайших концертах в Москве и Санкт-Петербурге мы сыграем новые песни и знаменитые песни. Но мы не можем играть по шесть часов, поэтому всегда найдутся фанаты, оставшиеся разочарованными тем, что их любимая песня не прозвучала.

— А какая будет общая картина у нового тура — у вас уже есть представление?
— Пока нет. В ближайшие недели мы поедем встречаться с Антоном Корбайном, чтобы снять видео для концертных шоу. Он разрабатывает дизайн и сценографию. Пока мы не очень много знаем о том, как будут выглядеть наши новые шоу. И это нас тоже будоражит.

— Шоу и гастроли сейчас — самая прибыльная часть музыкального бизнеса. Вы следите за тем, что происходит на этом поле? Что делают коллеги?
— Не совсем. Мы делаем то, что мы делаем. Мы не смотрим на U2 или Coldplay. Мы делаем свои шоу самыми лучшими, насколько это возможно.

— На чьи концерты вы ходили в последнее время?
— У меня не было возможности ходить на концерты в последнее время. Было совсем не до того — мы писали альбом в Калифорнии. Мои дети часто ходят на концерты. Вместо меня.

— Я недавно брал интервью у Моби.
— Я знаю его, мы знакомы.

— Он только что записал новый альбом, на котором совершил поворот к социально ответственному постпанку. Моби заявил мне, что он решил отказаться от тура и это дало ему возможность записать такой альбом, какой он хочет, а не такой, который нужен.
— Вероятно, Моби устал от гастролей. Он очень много выступал в свое время. Значительно больше, чем Depeche Mode. Вот и выдохся. Вот увидите, на следующий год он точно поедет в тур (смеется).

— За исключением «Ultra», после каждого альбома Depeche Mode следовал тур. Возможна ли для группы такая ситуация, что вы запишете альбом вроде как для души, а в гастроль не поедете?
— Не думаю. Начиная с 1981 года наша карьера делится на две равнозначные половины — работа в студии и концерты. Мне кажется, проблема электронной музыки состоит в том, что в ней очень легко уйти с головой в студийную работу и забыть о том, как это будет звучать на концертах. Для Depeche Mode всегда было очень важно именно то, как наша музыка звучит на концертах. Мы можем поехать в гастроль без альбома, как однажды было с туром The Greatest Hits. Но наоборот — вряд ли. Потому что две самые восхитительные вещи, ради которых стоит завести группу, — это записывать новые песни в студии и слышать, как они звучат со сцены.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 November 2016 - 20:31:46
2016-11-29 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - „Global Spirit Tour“ sprengt alle Rekorde

[Especially this sentence is important: "Laut Live Nation handelt es sich dabei jedoch definitiv um das letzte Zusatzkonzert."]

http://www.sonic-seducer.de/index.php/3319-depeche-mode-global-spirit-tour-sprengt-alle-rekorde.html

Depeche Mode: „Global Spirit Tour“ sprengt alle Rekorde

Dass die Ankündigung eines neuen Albums von Depeche Mode in Kombination mit einer Tournee gleichbedeutend mit dem Ausbruch allgemeinen Wahnsinns ist, daran hat man sich mittlerweile gewöhnt. Und dennoch erstaunt diese mit dieser Wucht in der Musikwelt quasi einmalige Begebenheit immer wieder, und auch die aktuelle Pressemitteilung des Veranstalters Live Nation sollte nicht als Selbstverständlichkeit betrachtet werden.
Demnach sind ein gutes halbes Jahr vor Start der „Global Spirit-Tour“ bereits mehr als 450.000 Tickets allein in Deutschland und in der Schweiz verkauft worden. Hier wird in Kürze ein neuer Rekord aufgestellt. Die acht ursprünglich angesetzten Stadion- und Open Air- Konzerte waren nicht ausreichend, um alle Fanwünsche zu erfüllen, weshalb nach einem Zusatztermin in Hannover vorige Woche zudem noch eine Show in Dresden in den Vorverkauf ging. Laut Live Nation handelt es sich dabei jedoch definitiv um das letzte Zusatzkonzert.

Die Shows in Leipzig, Berlin, Frankfurt und das erste Konzert in Hannover sind bereits restlos ausverkauft. Für die übrigen gibt es noch Restkarten. Hier werdet Ihr noch fündig.
http://sonic-seducer.adticket.de/Depeche-Mode.html
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 November 2016 - 20:34:21
2016-11-29 - Kommersant (Russia) - «Мы хотим заставить людей думать и задавать вопросы»

http://kommersant.ru/doc/3156461
https://player.vimeo.com/video/193503593
https://player.vimeo.com/video/193505027

«Мы хотим заставить людей думать и задавать вопросы»
Видеоинтервью с участниками Depeche Mode

В прошедшем октябре группа Depeche Mode объявила о решении отправиться в очередное европейское турне. Поводом для гастролей станет новый альбом «Spirit», выход которого запланирован на весну 2017 года. Турне начнется 5 мая в Стокгольме, а 15 июля группа выступит на столичном стадионе «Открытие Арена» (билеты на этот концерт продаются на сайте «Яндекс.Афиша»). БОРИС БАРАБАНОВ встретился с Дейвом Ганом, Мартином Гором и Энди Флетчером, чтобы узнать хоть какие-нибудь подробности о новом альбоме, выяснить детали турне и попытаться понять, в чем же состоит феномен Depeche Mode.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 December 2016 - 00:22:31
2016-11-29 / 2016-12-07 - Excitermode on the HOME forum:

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30856.msg677123#msg677123
Talking about the Music Week interview a few posts prior:
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Very revealing article this. Talking about internal tensions, being specific about disagreements is a departure for this band and their normal 'toe the line', 'we're getting on great', 'it was very enjoyable' mantra. Notice it's Dave putting these stories out into the media. Also, there are hints both in what he and James has had to say and what Martin has previously said that will become very clear in March, possibly before. Strap yourselves in folks, I hope the 'home' hosts/servers are ready...

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30856.msg677594#msg677594
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Can I refer you to recent comments from both Dave and Martin about how 'different' this album is, how it has a sound all of its own? Therein lies the hint, don't compare it to anything that has gone before...it's pointless.

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30856.msg677752#msg677752
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I wouldn't consider the instrumentation used on the record to be any different than normal or any radical departure from anything they've done before. It is different yes, both Martin and Dave have said so, but it's not different in instrumentation.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 19 December 2016 - 23:18:36
2016-12-06 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - DM Special

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 December 2016 - 00:45:27
2016-12-15 - Synthetics (Germany) - Das Fan Magazin

[Thanks to Anne (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=380) for scanning this for this forum!]

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 December 2016 - 00:47:24
2016-12-17 - Uncut magazine (UK) - 2017 albums preview: Depeche Mode

[Downloaded from a website that illegally uploads magazines as PDF files.]

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2017 albums preview
One album contains “Jimi Hendrix electric fiddle”. Another features Robert Wyatt on trumpet. A third promises “heavy noise pummel” while a fourth is an “empowering battle cry for the people who are being pushed out”. Welcome, then, to Uncut’s extensive survey of 2017’s most anticipated releases. Paul Weller, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Waterboys, Ray Davies, Laura Marling, Gregg Allman, Real Estate, Kevin Morby, Thurston Moore, Grandaddy, Depeche mode and others reveal all…

(...)

DEPECHE MODE
Title: Spirit
Label: To be confirmed
Release date: March
Basildon’s finest tackle issues on timely 14th studio album
Dave Gahan: “We’ve just been out in LA for a few days working on a video with Anton Corbijn for a song called ‘Revolution’ – which is very apt at this point in time. Martin [Gore] is very affected by what’s going on around him in the world. There are titles like ‘Backwards’, ‘Poisoned Heart’, ‘Scum’. We wrote for most of last year – Martin tucked away in his studio, me in my place in new York. Sonically it’s got a fatter sound than Delta Machine. We were lucky to get James Ford to produce. He made us work a lot faster. We’d got a bit self-indulgent over the years with time in the studio. Sometimes it can work against you. You have too much time to think about it. There are 12 songs on the album. There could have been a lot more. Between us, there were at least 20 songs that were all good enough to be on the album. But James was very keen on making an album that was much more concise.”
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 22 December 2016 - 02:15:33
2016-12-20 - Live Nation Poland - Merry Christmas from Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgBuKtGkgwY

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Merry Christmas from Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)

Bilety na www.LiveNation.pl
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 29 December 2016 - 21:35:00
2016-12-21 - TV JOJ (Slovakia) - Depeche Mode hľadajú starého známeho známu

https://www.joj.sk/zazi-viac/172136-depeche-mode-hlada-stareho-znameho-pomozte-ho-najst-a-vyhrajte-listky-na-ich-koncert

Depeche Mode hľadajú starého známeho - známu: Pomôž v pátraní a vyhraj lístky na ich koncert!

Zažite legendy na vlastnej koži.
Legendárna kapela Depeche Mode zavíta už o 5 mesiacov do Bratislavy a vy môžete byť pri tom. Presne 20. mája vystúpia so svojimi najznámejšími skladbami na bratislavských Pasienkoch a je veľmi pravdepodobné, že aj tento koncert bude beznádejne vypredaný. Vy sa však nemusíte obávať, že sa vám neujde miesto. Máme pre vás lákavú súťaž.

Stačí, ak nám pomôžete nájsť Shane – dievča, ktoré pozná Martin Gore z kapely Depeche Mode a pozdravuje ju aj v našom videu: „Chcel by som pozdraviť Shane. Je to niekto, koho som poznal a presťahoval sa do Bratislavy.“ My ju však, žiaľ, nepoznáme a preto vás prosíme o pomoc a kontakt na ňu. Je to on alebo ona? Pomôžte pri hľadaní a získajte 2 lístky na ich koncert. Súťaž potrvá až do Valentína.

Píšte na dm@joj.sk
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 30 December 2016 - 14:42:33
2016-12-23 - Entertainment Weekly (US) - First Look Music: Spirit

https://www.facebook.com/groups/130941290266350?view=permalink&id=1574713255889139

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Depeche Mode
SPIRIT
SPRING

Like the American electoral process, Depeche Mode have been operating on a four-year-cycle - not just exactly on purpose. "It looks as if we planned it that way, but we really didn't," says guitarist Martin Gore of the synth-rock gods' last six releases being so evenly spaced. "I actually think it's a nice healthy length of time, though. In the '80s we were putting out albums pretty much every year - and you can't keep up that pace, on all kinds of levels." Instead, the group settled in with a new producer, James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine), and turned out tracks, such as "Where's the Revolution," that are more topical than they intended: "The songs were written before things like Brexit and Trump happened. but there were a lot of hints the world was in a mess before that. And I think it's very fitting with the times."
- Leah Greenblatt
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 January 2017 - 17:04:30
2016-12-30 - Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland) - Duch, wspólnota i Depeche Mode

Łukasz Jesionka in Facebook group Depeche Mode POLAND:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/25226374952/permalink/10151167963049953/

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http://cojestgrane24.wyborcza.pl/cjg24/1,13,21182744,146946,Dave-Gahan-o-albumie--Spirit---smierci-Bowiego--ws.html
http://cojestgrane24.wyborcza.pl/cjg24/1,13,21182744,0,Dave-Gahan--frontman-Depeche-Mode-o-albumie--Spiri.html

Dave Gahan o albumie "Spirit", śmierci Bowiego, wspólnocie i Depeche Mode
ŁUKASZ KAMIŃSKI

Wierzę, że nasza muzyka dotyka ludzkich dusz, trafia głębiej, mocniej. Ci, którzy tego doświadczają, są z nami związani, jest między nami porozumienie - mówi Dave Gahan, który wraz z Depeche Mode wystąpi 21 lipca na Stadionie Narodowym w Warszawie.
Zespół odwiedzi Polskę w ramach trasy promującej nowy album „Spirit” .
Premiera nowego albumu grupy planowana jest wiosną. Nad jego powstaniem grupie pomagali producent James Ford, brytyjski muzyk, znany m.in. z grupy Simian Mobile Disco, współpracownik Arctic Monkeys i Klaxons oraz artysta wideo, fotograf, reżyser Anton Corbijn.

Łukasz Kamiński: 2016 rok był czasem wielu pożegnań. Czy odejście Bowiego, Lemmy’ego, Prince’a i wielu innych doskonałych muzyków oznacza kres pewnej ery?
David Gahan: Mocno przeżyłem odejście Bowiego. Znaliśmy się, nasze córki chodziły do tej samej szkoły. Myślałem o nim wielokrotnie, o jego śmierci, o tym, co jest naprawdę ważne, czyli o rodzinie, przyjaciołach, o tym, ile czasu spędzam bez bliskich z powodu podróży, koncertowania. Te wszystkie tematy chodziły mi po głowie jeszcze przed przystąpieniem do nagrania najnowszej płyty Depeche Mode. Wracając do twojego pytania. Nie jestem pewien, czy możemy mówić o końcu pewnej ery. Śmierć Bowiego sprawiła, że więcej myślę o przyszłości niż przeszłości, nie oddaję się rozpamiętywaniu przeszłości.

Do pracy nad płytą i nadchodzącą trasą po raz kolejny zaprosiliście, reżysera, fotografa, artystę wizualnego Antona Corbijna. Czego szukacie w scenografii i stronie wizualnej, czego nie możecie przekazać muzyką?
– Gdy się poznaliśmy, Anton był już uznanym fotografem, współpracował m.in. z magazynem NME, znany był z niezwykłych zdjęć Joy Division i innych artystów. On nam pomógł zdefiniować wizualną stronę Depeche Mode, to jak nas ludzie widzą. Od samego początku miał jasny, wyraźny pomysł na to, jak przetłumaczyć naszą muzykę na obraz. My nagrywaliśmy muzykę, która brzmiała jak nic innego, on przymierzał się do swoich pierwszych teledysków, pragnął poeksperymentować z nowym medium. To błogosławieństwo móc pracować z Antonem już tyle lat, łączy nas wielka przyjaźń, jesteśmy jak stare dobre małżeństwo.

Współpracujecie od trzydziestu lat czyli, na swój sposób, Anton jest czwartym członkiem Depeche Mode?
– Tak, jak najbardziej. On podobnie jak my doskonale rozumie potrzebę zmieniania się, poszukiwania, intrygowania, prowokowania do ciekawości. Oswoiliśmy się, poznaliśmy na tyle, że mamy do niego pełne zaufanie, zgadzamy się na rzeczy, które odmówilibyśmy jakiemukolwiek innemu fotografowi, reżyserowi. Niezwykłe jest też to, że jego pomysły, wizje nie ograniczają się jedynie do teledysku czy okładki na płytę, tylko łączą wiele elementów w całość, klipy wiążą się ze zdjęciami, ze scenografią koncertową.

Czy rozmawiając z nim posługujesz się takim samym językiem jak podczas rozmowy z innymi muzykami Depeche Mode?
– Nie, skąd. Przez tyle lat wypracowaliśmy własne porozumienie. Tak naprawdę Martin i Andy pozostawili mi pertraktacje, rozmowy z Antonem, wybór zdjęć, pomysły na teledyski. Oczywiście ostatecznie wszyscy muszą wyrazić zgodę, ale na etapie samej pracy jesteśmy najczęściej we dwójkę.

Zatytułowaliście swój nadchodzący album „Spirit”, czyli duch.
– Przyznasz, że to mocny, wyraźny tytuł. Oddaje nie tylko nastrój nowej płyty, ale jakoś mam wrażenie, że pasuje do całej naszej twórczości. Wierzę, że nasza muzyka dotyka ludzkich dusz, trafia głębiej, mocniej. Ci, którzy tego doświadczają, są z nami związani, jest między nami porozumienie.

Czy tytuł też oddaje w jakiś sposób, nomen omen, ducha naszych czasów, w których trwają zapasy między technologią a duchem właśnie?
– Jak najbardziej pasuje do dzisiejszej rzeczywistości. To jedno z ważnych haseł, słów kluczy, które są niesłychanie ważne – duch, wspólnota, społeczeństwo, spokój.

Mieszkasz w Nowym Jorku, jednym z najbardziej żywotnych, zmieniających się, dynamicznych miejsc na świecie. Naprawdę sądzisz, że możesz tam osiągnąć spokój ducha?
– Kocham Nowy Jork za to, że to miasto jest wyluzowane, że się nie bardzo przejmuje. W Nowym Jorku można się zgubić, rozpłynąć, schować. To miasto jest tyglem narodów, wyznań, tradycji, kultur. Oczywiście każdy ma swoje problemy, ale zawsze widziałem Nowy Jork jako wzór, przykład tego, jak mógłby wyglądać współczesny świat.

Współczesny świat zamiast się łączyć, rozpada się, czego przykładem niech będzie Brexit.
– Sporym zaskoczeniem dla wszystkich było to, jak bardzo równo rozłożyły się głosy za pozostaniem w Unii i za jej opuszczeniem. Uważam, że popełniliśmy błąd, że wiele osób głosujących za opuszczeniem Unii nie do końca zdawało sobie sprawę z tego, czym UE jest, jak funkcjonuje, co reprezentuje. Ludzie tak wybrali, bo się bali, dali sobie wmówić, że powinni się bać. A wielką część winy za to ponoszą media.

Ty się boisz?
– Denerwuję się, bo jestem ojcem. Martwię się o swoje dzieci. Ale też jakoś mam wiarę w młode pokolenia.

A jaka jest w tym wszystkim twoja rola jako artysty?
– To, że mogę robić coś, co łączy ludzi, co buduje jakąś społeczność. Muzyka zbliża ludzi, to banalne, ale bardzo prawdziwe.

Podczas jednego z wywiadów powiedziałeś, że przeżyłeś kilka razy w życiu takie obezwładniające uczucie spełnienia. Opisz je, proszę.
– To ten moment, kiedy czujesz całym sobą, że jesteś we właściwym miejscu o właściwym czasie. Kiedy czujesz, że dopisują ci siły fizyczne i psychiczne. Kiedy wyraźnie rozumiesz sens tego, co robisz. To jest jak koniunkcja, nie zdarza się zbyt często. Ale kiedy przytrafia się na scenie, kiedy w tej chwili uczestniczy tłum, który wspólnie z tobą śpiewa, to jest to niezwykłe uczucie. Takiego uczucia spełnienia doświadczałem też po prostu spacerując ulicą, ale temu koncertowemu nic nie może się równać.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 04 January 2017 - 20:12:31
2016-12-31 - Brian Lucey on Twitter:

[Brian Lucey is a mastering engineer based in LA.]

https://twitter.com/brianlucey411/status/815238474655641600

'Spirit' by @depechemode to be released this Spring. Fun record to work on.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 14 January 2017 - 02:46:19
2017-01-04 - DasErste (Germany) - Brisant: Prominent

[A report on concerts this year, including Depeche Mode. A fan recorded the TV screen with her phone while watching the report.]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/384297624976232/permalink/1323999204339398/

Depeche Mode im Interview: Konzertereignis 2017 - Kultband geht dieses Jahr wieder auf Tour
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 15 January 2017 - 21:34:26
2017-01-13 - Q Magazine (UK) - 2017 Preview: Depeche Mode

[Scans obtained from a website that uploads magazines as PDF illegally. HOME user NikacP0kac transcribed it.]

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http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=31206.msg679643#msg679643

DEPECHE MODE
With Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford acting as a referee between Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, the electro-pop veterans deliver their most charged record in years.
Tom Doyle

Making a Depeche Mode album can be an intense affair, as singer Dave Gahan admits, mainly because of the sometimes fraught creative relationship between himself and multi-instrumentalist/chief songwriter Martin Gore. “Martin comes with a bunch of songs that he feels very cocksure about and rightly so,” Gahan notes with a laugh. “I come along with a bunch of my own demos and basically we duel it out.”
While Gore has been the band’s main songwriter since 1981, Gahan has been co-writer since 2005 album Playing The Angel. For the recording of their upcoming 14th LP, Spirit, due in the spring, produced James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine) sat the pair down to talk through their collaborative differences.
“I would say with this record there was a lot more tension in some ways,” the singer admits. “James was great at mediating, making us sit together, making us talk it out, making us see the strengths. He was basically like, ‘From what I know, it’s Martin’s songs and your voice and the two things come together.’”
As a result, Spirit will be made up of mostly Gore’s songs, interspersed with a few choice Gahan tunes. “I’m kind of on the bench,” quips the singer. “Martin gets to play full-time, and I get a few minutes here and there, and that’s alright. I appreciate that more and respect it more, rather than it getting weird. It certainly got weird for a little bit and then it got better.”
Spirit was recorded in spring and summer 2016 at Sound Design Studios in Santa Barbara and Jungle City Studios in New York, with its 10th-level floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the High Line on Manhattan’s West Side.
“We were kind of in a dungeon in Santa Barbara,” says Gahan. “Even though we were in the beautiful sunshine it’s one of those studios that’s got no windows. It’s buried away. When we were in New York it was the complete opposite. Jungle City is full of light. I like working in New York because I just feel like the city feeds what you’re doing. You get some buzz and energy.”
Combined with the fact that the band are working with Ford for the first time after a trio of albums with producer Ben Hillier, Spirit has turned out to be the most energised Depeche Mode album in years. “It kind of attacks you,” Gahan enthuses. “It feels like a very confident Depeche Mode album. James was very enthusiastic. He gave us the shot in the arm that we needed. He kept us on our toes.”
The first track to be released will be the rallying Revolution with its hookline: “Where’s the revolution?/Come on people you’re letting me down.” Gahan says that there is also a socio-political theme to other songs on Spirit, such as Poison Heart, Scum and No More. “I mean, you can’t not be affected by what’s going on in the world,” he reasons. “I think it’s crept on to the record, definitely. We’re all quick to jump on the liberal buttons, but let’s ‘ave some! Where’s the action?”
That’s not to say that the band are now an angry political beast. “It’s all good, y’know,” says Gahan. “We’re trying to be positive. And, of course, the bottom line is we are here to entertain you, my friends.”
In other words, it’s business as usual for the partnership of Depeche Mode: settling their differences for over three-and-a-half decades to produce top quality pop.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 24 January 2017 - 20:18:30
2017-01-17/24 - @suinakashima/@jennyatwoodsmith on Instagram

[Model Sui Nakashima and make-up artist Jenny Smith have uploaded photos of themselves on Instagram within a few days' time. Sui has worked with Tomothy Saccenti a lot, including in 2013 for Depeche Mode's special showcase screen projections. This Judging by Jenny's description, Timothy Saccenti has directed a new music video for DM, which will be released in August, meaning that the video is probably made for the third single. Jenny Smith deleted her photos a few hours later.]

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPXegrQh4ub/?taken-by=suinakashima
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I met Mr. Dave from Depche mode recently after appearing in some of their music video. #depechemode #legend #dreamcametrue #musicvideo #modeling #model #actress #portrait #blackandwhite #nycmodel #nyc

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Beyond super grateful and excited to share that I got to work with Dave Gahan last week! Depeche Mode has gotten me through some of my best times & some of my hardest times in life and continues to effect me in such a meaningful way. Music holds a special place in time in our lives and our hearts. So many treasured times of dancing the night away to Depeche Mode! The new video should be out in August! #justcantgetenough #DaveGahan #DepecheMode

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Onset the other day with Dave Gahan like, "Do you have a side?" #DaveGahan #DepecheMode #casual
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 24 January 2017 - 20:24:05
2017-01-24 - Fredrik Strage on Facebook - Invitation to Spirit listening party for Swedish press

[Fredrik Strage is a Swedish journalist (and DM fan). Highly reputable HOME user excitermode has also just reported that there was a listening party in London last week.]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/682313208556201/permalink/1199197540201096/

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I just got this invite to a listening party at a non-disclosed location on the 2nd of February. I feel more nervous than cynical so I guess I'm still a fan.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 24 January 2017 - 20:47:58
2017-01-24/25/26 - Channel 5 (Ukraine) - Showbill (Dave Gahan interview)

[Igor Panasenko did this interview for Channel 5, Stereobaza, and Playboy Russia.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P220RfgteWI
https://promodj.com/Stereoigor/radioshows/6226729/STEREOBAZA_238_Stereoigor_INTERVYu_s_DAVE_GAHAN_Depeche_Mode_Simian_Mobile_Disco_Emika_Cherokey_UA_Horse_Thief

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https://issuu.com/shumshu/docs/plb_04_2017

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http://www.5.ua/kultura/depeche-mode-muzyka-ta-pisni-mozhut-donesty-do-tebe-te-shcho-ty-naspravdi-vidchuvaiesh-137243.html

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DEPECHE MODE: МУЗИКА ТА ПІСНІ МОЖУТЬ ДОНЕСТИ ДО ТЕБЕ ТЕ, ЩО ТИ НАСПРАВДІ ВІДЧУВАЄШ

Учасник гурту Depeche Mode Дейв Гаан розказав про відбір продюсерів, створення композицій, а також про джерела свого натхнення

Ігор Панасенко, журналіст Stereobaza на "Просто Ради.О" надав "5 Каналу" інтерв'ю із учасником гурту Depeche Mode Дейвом Гааном. Розмова була проведена у Мілані 12 жовтня 2016 року.
Артист розповів про процес створення композицій, відбір продюсерів та композицій для виконання на концертах, а також про джерела натхнення.

Дейв, на прес-конференції, де ми бачилися, Енді Флетчер пожартував, що саунд майбутньої платівки Mode "Spirit" – "секс". Якими словами ти б описав звучання і настрій майбутнього альбому?
– Це було кумедно (забавно)…Ну так, він сексуальний. І це рух. Рух до енергії. Хотілося б думати, що в музичному і ліричному плані він змушує замислитися. Він просить нас бути почутими. Прийняти те, що відбувається навколо нас у світі. Підштовхнути до дії. І я думаю, це буде дуже важливий запис.

Для продюсування нового запису Depeche Mode ви вибрали Джеймса Форда. Яке з "втілень" вам сподобалося найбільше: власний проект Джеймса – Simian Mobile Disco, роботи з Florence & the Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Foals, Last Shadow Puppets? Що саме?
– Все з цього. Тому що це все дуже різні музиканти. І тому мені був цікавий Джеймс Форд, його різноманітність. Те, як він може переключатися від Simian Mobile Disco до Arctic Monkeys або Florence & the Machine. І кожен запис певного артиста, над яким він працював, має відмінне звучання, добре спродюсований. Від початку і до кінця – це довершені, закінчені альбоми, а не просто набір багатьох пісень.
Він був у мене головним претендентом для такої співпраці. І він також був основною кандидатурою у Деніела Міллера.

 А можеш сказати, хто ще був у списку таких кандидатів?
– У цьому списку фігурувало багато людей: аж до Аттікуса (Росса), який працював з Трентом Резнором. Знову ж – Флад, звісно, і він завжди у мене на приметі. Багато різних людей – Брайян Іно, Деніель Лануа.
Я розмірковував над різними продюсерами, які зможуть представити музику Depeche Mode під новим кутом. Які зможуть впоратися з тим, щоб зібрати всі ідеї разом і утримати Depeche Mode цільними: це я, Мартін і Флетч у студії, плюс також уся команда програмістів і звукорежисерів.
Чимало людей беруть участь у створенні запису, але робота Джеймса з групою виявилася дуже дієвою. У нього були ідеї щодо того, як щось має звучати, і він дозволив дуже добре оформити пісні: мені – співати найкращим чином, занурюючи мене в обстановку, де мені буде комфортно; Мартіну – грати на гітарі, Флетчеру – вправлятися з синтезаторами, і так далі. Таким чином, атмосфера вийшла дуже креативною.

Концертні версії Depeche Mode завжди звучать чудово. Зі старими піснями все зрозуміло – ви берете їх і адаптуєте під сучасне звучання. А як ви чините з новими піснями? Ви пишете їх, тримаючи в голові й те, як це все буде звучати наживо?
– Просто зараз я це роблю, так. Я вже почав думати про те, як розпочати шоу, чим його потім завершити. Що повинно відбуватися, які пісні треба буде заспівати Мартіну, і як це все зробити. Яка пісня краще спрацює, коли я йду зі сцени, які пісні, коли я знову повертаюся. Що краще виконувати, якщо ми маємо виходити на біс.
Я про це все думаю, і коли перебираю деякі старі пісні для виконання, я порівнюю, як це буде працювати разом із новим матеріалом.

Чи можемо ми очікувати щось несподіване від Global Spirit Tour? Можливо, якісь ранні пісні? Я пам'ятаю, ти колись казав, що ви кілька років тому жартували про ідею грати "Lie to Me" в турі. Може, ви додасте її або, скажімо, "Stories of Old"?
– Насправді, це досить важко – вибирати пісні. Певні пісні дуже добре звучать в запису та "працюють" в альбомі. Але вони недостатньо добре працюють наживо. Іноді буває, що деякі фани кажуть: "О, хотілося б почути ту чи іншу пісню", але ти не можеш зіграти все.
Кожна повинна за ритмом і за відчуттями працювати у зв'язці з нинішнім матеріалом. Тому потрібно переносити всі пісні в поточний контекст.
Деякі пісні, які я виконував на наших записах – та сама "Stories of Old" або "And Then" з альбому "Construction Time Again" – можливо, міг би виконати Мартін. Або пісні, які співав Мартін, можливо, наживо міг би виконати я. І є деякі пісні, які я вже відчуваю, будуть добре поєднуватися з нашим новим матеріалом, такі як "Everything Counts", "Barrel of A Gun", "In Your Room".

Ви майже в кожному турі виконуєте "Just Can not Get Enough" – що в ній такого особливого? Це данина поваги і пошани до автора і колишнього учасника-співзасновника Depeche Mode Вінса Кларка?
– Ні, справа не в цьому. Нам просто весело її грати. Здавна було нелегко змусити її працювати всередині сету, і вона придатна для виконання на біс або як така, знаєш, екстра-пісня. Це тому що важко вписати її в наш новий матеріал. Але ти знаєш, її цікаво виконувати на концертах, як це було в нашому останньому турі.

Понад 10 років тому Мартін Гор пережив болісне розлучення, і це послугувало певним поштовхом для запису альбому "Playing the Angel", який ви самі на обкладинці назвали "біль і страждання в різних темпах". Ти справляєш враження щасливої людини у своїх сімейних стосунках. Що для тебе є мотивом для творення нових пісень?
- Ну, схожі речі. Ти знаєш, життя. Стосунки. Світ. Те, що щодня впливає на тебе. Що проникає в твою душу, надихає тебе і знаходить вихід в піснях.
І досить часто, коли я пишу пісню, я не помічаю цього, не усвідомлюю її сенс до кінця, але пізніше, наприклад, коли я виконую її на концертах, раптом починаю щось відчувати в її словах – те, чого ніколи не передбачав. Я думаю, музика й пісні можуть донести до тебе, що ти насправді відчуваєш.

Скільки твоїх пісень, швидше за все, увійде до майбутнього альбому "Spirit" Depeche Mode?
– Я думаю, чотири, в тому числі одна, яку я написав разом з Мартіном, з'являться в альбомі.

З чуток, під час рекорд-сесій для вашого альбому Black Celebration, у вас там був такий напівжартівливій сайд-проект Toast Hawaii: ви там начебто записували кавер-версії на пісні інших груп і музикантів. Чи правда це, і де зараз може бути цей запис?
– Цей легендарний Toast Hawaii. Насправді, був один день або одна ніч, коли Флетч виконав кілька кавер-версій, а хтось це записав, там жахливо звучать інструменти.

Так а хто там точно співав?
– Це був Флетч. Цей запис десь є, і я впевнений, запис жахливий.

Деніель Міллер зізнався після виходу Delta Machine: "Я думаю щодо трьох останніх альбомів Depeche Mode, що є один запис, яким я, швидше за все, найменше задоволений: "Sounds of the Universe" – це, безумовно, хороша робота, але я не думаю, що вона настільки хороша, як альбоми "Playing the Angel" або "Delta Machine". Яким із записів Depeche Mode або своїх сольних робіт ти задоволений найменше? Чи є щось, що тобі хотілося б перезаписати заново?
– Я, мабуть, погоджуся з тобою. Я думаю, в "Sounds of the Universe" є хороші моменти. Але, по-моєму, "Delta Machine" вийшов краще. Я думаю, після кожного альбому завжди є відчуття, що в записі можна було щось зробити інакше. Але ти робиш те, що можеш в той момент, коли записуєш. Деякі альбоми – це та робота, яка повинна бути зроблена до того, як ти запишеш щось, можливо, відмінне. Знаєш, потрібно постійно продовжувати працювати над речами, і в певний момент якісь музичні твори ведуть тебе туди, куди потрібно. Для цього треба попрацювати. У кожного є своя думка, що подобається, а що не подобається, але ми просто робимо свою справу. Комусь подобається матеріал, комусь – ні.

Depeche Mode – абсолютний світовий чемпіон за кількістю реміксів, як офіційних, так і неофіційних. У 2011-му я брав інтерв'ю в Енді Флетчера, і він зізнався мені, що ви також, буває, слухаєте і любительські бутлег-версії ваших пісень, які з'являються в Мережі, і деякі вам навіть подобаються. Можливо, я помиляюся, але не думаю, що у вас досить часу, та й бажання, щоб слухати кожен новий ремікс, навіть офіційні. Хто у вас відповідає? Може, Мартіну це найцікавіше, може, Деніел Міллер з цим допомагає?
– Я не знаю. Тобі краще запитати про це в них. Мене це зовсім не цікавить. У мене просто немає на це часу.

Навіть на офіційні ремікси?
– Офіційні – це інша справа. Але так багато є бутлегів, якщо ми будемо все це слухати, у нас просто не залишиться часу, щоб створювати нове.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 January 2017 - 17:57:24
2017-01-24 - BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Interview with Simian Mobile Disco (including James Ford)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04qm4x4

Simian Mobile Disco live in session
The synth duo perform live in the studio and talk to Lauren about touring, producing Depeche Mode, building studios, remembering how to play the music they've written! Plus their latest release - Welcome to Sideways.

[Typed out by me:]
Lauren Laverne: And Depeche Mode, what were they like to work with?
James Ford: I was pretty bonkers, yeah. I mean, obviously, they're heroes. There's lots of stories that I'm probably too salacious to say right now. But yeah, I had a great time they're lovely guys.
Lauren: You had a lot of fun. And what it's like to get the call/email from the Mode, to say "We think you're the man"?
James: Yeah, it was pretty... In fact, it was this time last year, and it was pretty exciting, yeah. It's just kinda surreal to suddenly be in a room with those guys, but yeah, I really, really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 January 2017 - 18:01:31
2017-01-26 - Laut.de (Germany) - "Spirit" von Depeche Mode

[German music site lists the release date of Spirit as the 17th of March:]

http://www.laut.de/Depeche-Mode/Alben/Spirit-105980

DEPECHE MODE
"Spirit"
VÖ: 17. März 2017
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 January 2017 - 20:41:03
2017-01-27 - K-Mag (Poland) - Najnowszy kawałek Depeche Mode jest rewelacyjny

http://k-mag.pl/artykul/depeche-mode-2/

Najnowszy kawałek Depeche Mode jest rewelacyjny. Mógłby być politycznym manifestem

Część z was zapewne wie, jak wielką czcią otaczamy w naszej redakcji zespół Depeche Mode. W 2009 roku poświęciliśmy mu całe wydanie K MAG-a, a przed konferencją w październiku 2016 wyłączyliśmy telefony żeby na spokojnie móc obejrzeć transmisję. Cztery lata po „Delta Machine” Brytyjczycy wracają z nowym materiałem.
W atmosferze napięcia i niepewności grupa szykuje się do premiery nowego krążka. „Spirit” zostanie udostępniony nagle i bez zapowiedzi. Fani snują domysły na temat daty udostępnienia singla, w sieci podobno już krąży tekst nowej piosenki. Jedno jest pewne – płyta jest już gotowa i szczęśliwi pracownicy m.in. polskiego oddziału Sony Music wiedzą, co znajduje się na albumie. Po podpisaniu własną krwią klauzuli tajności i zamknięciu wszystkich urządzeń nagrywających w sejfie wydawnictwa, my również otrzymaliśmy możliwość posłuchania nowego materiału.
Nadchodzący kawałek Depeche Mode to powrót do korzeni zespołu, ale w fantastycznej i nowoczesnej oprawie. Silnie uzależnia, mocno wpada w ucho i ma typowe, zmysłowe brzmienie Depeszy.  Tekst piosenki jest bardzo aktualny, z łatwością odnajduje się w obecnej światowej sytuacji politycznej.
Nie możemy zdradzić, czy jest bardziej elektroniczny czy gitarowy, ale jedno jest pewne – to zupełnie coś innego niż „Heaven”, który w 2013 roku był pierwszą zapowiedzią „Delta Machine”.
Dokładnej daty premiery singla nie możemy wam podać. Nie możemy wam też zdradzić jak wygląda klip (który rownież jest już gotowy). Możemy zdradzić jedynie, że… A nie, też nie możemy.
Jeżeli irytuje was fakt, że za bardzo się chwalimy, to można zadać sobie pytanie co jest gorsze – nie słyszeć i czekać, czy słyszeć i nie móc odsłuchać ponownie?
Wielkie dzięki dla Sony za zaproszenie!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 31 January 2017 - 00:20:08
2017-01-28 - Cas (Slovakia) - Aké majú spomienky na Slovensko?

https://www.cas.sk/clanok/502717/skupina-depeche-mode-sa-tesi-do-bratislavy-ake-maju-spomienky-na-slovensko/

Skupina Depeche Mode sa teší do Bratislavy: Aké majú spomienky na Slovensko?

S ANDYM FLETCHEROM (55), zakladajúcim členom a klávesákom Depeche Mode, sme sa stretli v Miláne.
Na tlačovej konferencii vtedy ohlásili turné na rok 2017, vrátane bratislavského koncertu, ktorý bude 20. mája na futbalovom štadióne Pasienky. „Fletch“ si počas nášho rozhovoru zaspomínal aj na prvý koncert Depeche Mode v Československu.

Veľmi sa tešíme, že vás opäť privítame v Bratislave. Máte u nás obrovskú fanúšikovskú základňu. A fanúšikovia vám stále pribúdajú – na celom svete. Aký je to pocit?
Je skvelé vidieť v prvých radoch pod pódiom našich skalných fanúšikov, niektoré tváre vídame na koncertoch dosť často. A s nimi chodia na naše šou ich priatelia, súrodenci, deti... Je to skvelé. Naozaj netuším, v čom spočíva to tajomstvo. Každopádne, dodáva nám to dojem, že robíme veci správne.

Po všetkých tých rokoch, ako sa cítite, keď sa postavíte na stage pred tisícky ľudí?
Nie je to veľký rozdiel odo dňa, keď sme stáli na pódiu prvýkrát. Tie pocity sú podobné, či hráme na štadióne pre desiatky tisíc ľudí, alebo v klube pre pár desiatok. Sme tradičná kapela, ktorá sa nestala populárnou zo dňa na deň, hrávali sme najprv pre pár ľudí v baroch a v kluboch. A vždy sme si vážili každého nášho fanúšika.

Ste pred šou nervózny?
Myslím, že pred vystúpením musíte byť nervózny, treba cítiť ten správny adrenalín. Ak to necítite, nemali by ste to robiť. Je to asi rovnaký pocit, aký má profesionálny futbalista pred zápasom. Futbalisti a muzikanti sú vždy veľmi nervózni. Aj Dave, náš spevák, vždy cíti veľkú nervozitu, no však ste si to na ňom nikdy nevšimli? Nedáva to vôbec najavo. No keď odznie prvý takt, všetko z vás spadne a len sa odovzdáte publiku.

Aké sú vaše spomienky na Slovensko a Bratislavu?
V Bratislave som bol párkrát aj ako DJ a, samozrejme, sme tam odohrali koncerty s Depeche Mode. Je to milé mesto, má nádherné centrum. Veľmi to od nás nezávisí, ale keď nám vyjde deň voľna práve na Bratislavu, máme z toho radosť. Niekedy sa však hneď po koncerte musíme presunúť do iného štátu.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 31 January 2017 - 00:24:19
2017-01-30 - Depechemode.sk (Slovakia) - Ivan Ábel za kamerou dokumentu o Depeche Mode pre Spirit DVD

https://www.depechemode.sk/magazin/aktualita/ivan-abel-za-kamerou-dokumentu-o-depeche-mode

Ivan Ábel za kamerou dokumentu o Depeche Mode pre Spirit DVD

13. januára odznelo na Radio_FM v relácii Baláž & Hubinák zopár drobných informácií, ktoré nie je ťažké pospájať s už známymi detailami. Podobne, ako pri natáčaní videoklipu k singlu Heaven (2013), sa za kameru po štyroch rokoch opäť postavil slovenský kameraman Ivan Ábel, aby tak prispel k natočeniu dokumentu pre Depeche Mode, ktorý by mal byť ako DVD súčasťou albumu Spirit.
Uviedol to priateľ Ivana Ábela, ktorý tieto podrobnosti dozvedel osobne počas minuloročnej Vianočnej návštevy.
Ivan Ábel súčasne natáča dokument o niekom, kto s Dave Gahanom prevádzkuje nahrávacie štúdio a podieľal sa aj na nahrávaní nového albumu. Podľa týchto indícií by to mal byť Kurt Uenala. V dokumente o ňom by sa mal súčasne objaviť aj samotný Dave.
Ako už vieme a v tomto rozhovore je to len potvrdené, na všetky informácie ohľadne budúceho vydania DM, je uvalené informačné embargo.
Vypočujte si reláciu Baláž & Hubinák. Informácie nájdete od minutáže 29:30: rtvs.sk/radio/archiv/1440/593513

Na info nás upozornil Zero202. Ďakujeme
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 February 2017 - 23:05:33
2017-02-01 - Depeche Mode - Press Release

http://depechemode.com/article/depeche-mode-to-release-single-wheres-the-revolution-on-february-3rd.-new-studio-album-spirit-available-globally-on-march-17th-on-columbia-records

DEPECHE MODE TO RELEASE SINGLE "WHERE'S THE REVOLUTION" ON FEBRUARY 3RD. NEW STUDIO ALBUM SPIRIT AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON MARCH 17TH ON COLUMBIA RECORDS

Depeche Mode will release their much anticipated new single "Where's The Revolution" on Friday, February 3rd. The track, which Depeche Mode teased during their highly viewed press conference in Milan this past fall, is the first new music from the band in four years and the first offering from their impending 14th studio album, Spirit, which will be released globally on March 17th on Columbia Records.

Spirit marks the band's first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) and serves as the follow up to the band's blockbuster 2013 album Delta Machine which debuted at #1 in 12 countries.  The album has already garnered critical acclaim in early previews, with Q Magazine calling Spirit "the most energized Depeche Mode album in years".

Depeche Mode will support the release of the LP with an extensive world tour, giving both new and lifelong fans alike a chance to experience the band's stunning live shows. The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour, on sale now, will see the band play to over 1.5 million fans at 34 shows in 21 countries throughout Europe. The tour kicks off May 5th in Stockholm, Sweden and will stop at stadiums across Europe before continuing beyond summer with shows in North and South America. Be sure to sign up to receive announcements about upcoming tour dates.

Cover art: Anton Corbijn.

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Post by: Angelinda on 02 February 2017 - 21:36:54
2017-02-02 - Depeche Mode's single 'Where's The Revolution' on several radio stations the next day:

Polish radio station Radio Trójka will air the single at midnight GMT+1: http://player.polskieradio.pl/-3
Source: https://twitter.com/SonyMusicPL/status/827084665223790592

Radio station Go 96.3 from Minnesota will also air it at midnight GMT+1: http://www.gomn.com/radio
Source: https://twitter.com/MilesTheDJ/status/827221670284902401

BBC 6 Radio Music will air the single at 7AM GMT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0072l9k
Source: https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadio6Music/photos/a.133411500016402.19497.107909022566650/1447340375290168/?type=3&theater

French radio RTL2 will air the song several times tomorrow: http://www.rtl2.fr
Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DMutrafans/permalink/1471481979530891

German radio Radio Eins will play it tomorrow morning, but not before 8 AM: www.radioeins.de
Source: https://twitter.com/radioeins/status/827238303825068032
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 02 February 2017 - 21:52:15
2017-02-02 - Depeche Mode on social media:

Depeche Mode: #WheresTheRevolution

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/posts/10155694436450329:0
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBF4QvBeaA/?taken-by=depechemode
https://twitter.com/depechemode/status/827202425660387328

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/posts/10155694924960329:0
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBShqwhL2M/?taken-by=depechemode
https://twitter.com/depechemode/status/827230224777555969

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 03 February 2017 - 00:49:31
2017-02-02 - RMF24 (Poland) - Polscy fani są szaleni

http://www.rmf24.pl/kultura/news-andy-fletcher-polscy-fani-sa-szaleni-podrozuja-z-nami-maja-b,nId,2346999

Andy Fletcher: Polscy fani są szaleni. Podróżują z nami, mają biało-czerwone flagi

3 lutego premiera pierwszego singla z nowej płyty Depeche Mode. "Where's The Revolution" pochodzi z album "Spirit", który ukaże się 17 marca. Zespół Depeche Mode wystąpi też w Polsce. 21 lipca zagra na Stadionie Narodowym w Warszawie. Z Andy'm Fletcherem - klawiszowcem jednego z najpopularniejszych zespołów świata - spotkałam się w Mediolanie. "Czekamy na trasę z niecierpliwością, to cudownie znów być z fanami. Kiedyś wariowaliśmy. Ostro imprezowaliśmy. Dziś jesteśmy dużo bardziej trzeźwi, więc koncerty będą na 100 procent" - obiecuje w rozmowie z RMF FM artysta.

Fani z Polski
Od rana muzycy zespołu udzielają wywiadów. Jestem umówiona na rozmowę z Andy'm jako ostatnia i przychodzę do jednego z najbardziej eleganckich mediolańskich hoteli z nadzieją, że ma jeszcze siłę odpowiadać na pytania.
Czuję się trochę jak doktor przyjmujący pacjentów - śmieje się Fletcher na powitanie. I podsuwa mi talerz z owocami. Przygotowali go dla mnie i będzie im przykro, że nie zjadłem, więc musisz mi pomóc - mówi Andy. Obrane ze skórki białe jabłka i czerwone truskawki. Typowo polskie owoce - podrzucam. I zaczynamy rozmawiać... o polskiej fladze.
Wiemy, że polscy fani są szaleni, ale w pozytywnym sensie. Zawsze na koncertach przygotowują dla nas wyjątkowe niespodzianki. Widzimy to, doceniamy. Ale widzimy też, że podróżują z nami po Europie i po świecie, mają ze sobą biało-czerwone flagi i od razu wiemy, że są z Polski - uśmiecha się Andy Fletcher.
I wspomina pierwsze koncerty za żelazną kurtyną, w takich krajach jak Polska, Węgry i dawna Czechosłowacja. Nie dostaliśmy za te koncerty pieniędzy, ale daliśmy ludziom nadzieję, to wtedy było dla nas najważniejsze - podkreśla muzyk.

Nowy spirit
Nowym producentem nowego albumu został James Ford. Do tej pory pracowaliśmy w studiu dość powoli, ale razem z Jamesem to się zmieniło. On jest szybki - mówi Andy. Ten album, najogólniej mówiąc, odzwierciedla to, co myślimy o świecie. A świat jest dziś w dziwnym miejscu. Do tej pory nasze utwory głównie dotyczyły życia, osobistych emocji. Teraz dotyczą problemów, z którymi nie radzi sobie świat. Nie możemy tego przecież zignorować. To nas boli. To nas dotyka - mówi Andy Fletcher.
Nawiązując do tytułu pierwszego singla "Where's The Revolution" z nowego albumu pytam go, gdzie jest ta rewolucja. Rewolucja może być wszędzie. Jest na przykład tam gdzie Brexit. Tam, gdzie zwycięża nacjonalizm. Jest tam gdzie ludzie zamiast się jednoczyć, występują przeciwko sobie. (...) Myślę, że ten album zaskoczy naszych fanów. Mam taką nadzieję - mówi Fletcher.

Czwarty Depesz
Anton Corbijn to znany reżyser, artysta wideo i fotograf. Reżyserował m.in. teledyski Depeche Mode, w tym słynny "Personal Jesus" z 1989 roku. Teraz będzie czuwał nad nową trasą koncertową jako reżyser. Jesteśmy szczęściarzami - mówi mi Andy Fletcher. Anton miał robić film, ale ta produkcja nieco przesunęła się w czasie i mógł z nami ponownie pracować. Nakręci z nami materiały filmowe, które wykorzystamy podczas koncertów, zaprojektował okładkę, zrobił nam zdjęcia. On nas doskonale zna. Wie, że jacy jesteśmy. Jakie mamy poczucie humoru i co jest dla nas ważne. Jest jak czwarty członek zespołu Depeche Mode - podkreśla Andy Fletcher.
Rozmawiamy też o tym, jak ważne są dla zespołu strona wizualna koncertów i teledyski. Niedawno pojawiła się Video Singles Collection. Trzypłytowy album DVD z przełomowymi teledyskami grupy Depeche Mode. Wydaliśmy nawet te złe, te z młodości, te z początków kariery, te, których oglądanie powoduje u nas lekkie zawstydzenie - śmieje się Andy Fletcher.

Celebryci
Rozmawiamy o tym, jak zmieniło się pojęcie "gwiazda" i jak jest dziś nadużywane. I o celebrytach znanych tylko dlatego, że są bohaterami żenujących sytuacji. Pytam Andy'ego, czy to nie frustruje prawdziwych artystów. Nie bardzo. Wystarczy nam, że nie jesteśmy celebrytami. I że nikt nas tak nie nazywa. Jesteśmy gwiazdami muzyki. Ale dla nas najważniejsza jest możliwość prowadzenia normalnego życia. W Londynie, w którym mieszkam, spokojnie mogę wyjść do kina, restauracji czy pubu. Moja publiczność mnie rozpoznaje, ale nie histeryzuje na mój widok - uśmiecha się Andy Fletcher. Czasem myślę o tym, jak frustrujące musi być to ciągłe bycie pod obstrzałem paparazzi, to ciągłe oglądanie siebie w tabloidach. Nie zniósłbym tego - dodaje muzyk.

Rodzina jest najważniejsza
Mówi, że jest szczęściarzem. Że oprócz tego artystycznego, ma też zwykłe życie. Udaną rodzinę.
Wychowywanie dzieci to trudna praca. Nie ma podręcznika jak to zrobić, każde dziecko jest inne, każde też inaczej przeżywa swój nastoletni bunt - mówi Andy, który ma dwoje dzieci.
Życie w rodzinie, w której jest artysta jest bardzo trudne. Mnie ciągle nie było, byłem w trasie. Wyrosły na normalnych ludzi, choć w takim świecie łatwo się zachłysnąć i zwariować - mówi ze wzruszeniem muzyk. Jestem dumny z moich dzieci - podsumowuje Andy Fletcher.
Teraz znów muszą opuścić rodziny, bo wyruszają w trasę. Najbardziej męczące nie są wcale koncerty, tylko to podróżowanie po całym świecie i to przemieszczanie się tak daleko w dość krótkim czasie. Te hotele, loty, bo pamiętaj, że my jesteśmy już coraz starsi - mówi Andy. Ale czekamy na trasę z niecierpliwością, to cudownie znów być z fanami. Kiedyś wariowaliśmy. Ostro imprezowaliśmy. Dziś jesteśmy dużo bardziej trzeźwi, więc koncerty będą na 100 procent - obiecuje Andy Fletcher.

Do zobaczenia w Polsce
Wchodzi miła pani, żeby oznajmić, że czas przeznaczony na rozmowę właśnie minął. Zespół musi jechać na sesję. Więc umawiamy się na następne spotkanie. Fani Depeche Mode, którzy wiedzieli, że wybieram się na wywiad prosili, by przekazać, że bardzo czekają na koncert w Polsce. Andy uśmiecha się szeroko i mówi, że bardzo lubi przyjeżdżać do Polski. Jakiś czas temu był w Katowicach, przyjechał jako DJ ze swoim setem, bo bycie DJ-em wciąż sprawia mu przyjemność. Pokazuję mu jeszcze przy pożegnaniu nazwę ulicy, bo tabliczkę widać przez okno. Spotkaliśmy się przy ulicy Jezusa, Via Gesù. To taki nasz Personal Jesus - żartujemy.

I widzimy się na koncercie w Polsce!
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Post by: Angelinda on 03 February 2017 - 00:51:34
2017-02-03 - Sony Music - New album SPIRIT available for pre-order

http://view.emails.sonymusicfans.com/?qs=fb7ebe51270364af0d74997209c4be46fd9f03d6d905a763e8a2780f12168233bf56a48355bf8c802c7d66dbeeacc8bfb21cd183c127671819fe0338a5cbc616

New album Spirit available for pre-order
Depeche Mode's 14th studio album, Spirit, will be released globally on March 17th. The album will be available digitally and physically as a standard 12-track album as well as a special Deluxe version that features 5 additional remixes by Depeche Mode. Pre-order Spirit on digital retailers and receive their lead single "Where's The Revolution" instantly.
http://smarturl.it/Spirit?IQid=pseudo

New single "Where's The Revolution" available now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpuaPfOuxB0
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 03 February 2017 - 01:22:10
2017-02-03 - Amazon- Tracklisting and artwork

[According to fans, Amazon already listed the album for a few minutes on their site on February 2nd, with images of the artwork, and with a sticker on the cover that says "5 exclusive remixes + 28 pg booklet".]

https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Depeche-Mode/dp/B01N37D61L/
https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Deluxe-Depeche-Mode/dp/B01MYBPKA6/

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1: Going Backwards
2: Where’s The Revolution
3: The Worst Crime
4: Scum
5: You Move
6: Cover Me
7: Eternal
8: Poison Heart
9: So Much Love
10: Poorman
11: No More (This Is The Last Time)
12: Fail

Bonus disc:
13: Cover Me (Alt Out)
14: Scum (Frenetic Mix)
15: Poison Heart (Tripped Mix)
16: Fail (Cinematic Cut)
17: So Much Love (Machine Mix)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 03 February 2017 - 01:29:33
2017-02-03 - Depeche Mode on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpuaPfOuxB0
http://vevo.ly/pHUAI9

Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution (Audio)

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/UpuaPfOuxB0/1.jpg)

"Where's The Revolution" from the new album 'Spirit' out March 17th. Pre-order now and get "Where's The Revolution" instantly: http://smarturl.it/Spirit?IQid=pseudo

Lyrics:
You've been kept down
You've been pushed 'round
You've been lied to
You've been fed truths
Who's making your decisions
You or your religion
Your government, your countries
You patriotic junkies

Where's the revolution
Come on people
You're letting me down
Where's the revolution
Come on people
You're letting me down

You've been pissed on
For too long
Your rights abused
Your views refused
They manipulate and threaten
With terror as a weapon
Scare you till you're stupefied
Wear you down until you're on their side

Where's the revolution
Come on people
You're letting me down
Where's the revolution
Come on people
You're letting me down

The train is coming
The train is coming
The train is coming
The train is coming
So get on board
Get on board
Get on board
Get on board
The engine's humming
The engine's humming
The engine's humming
The engine's humming
So get on board
Get on board
Get on board
Get on board

Where's the revolution
Come on people
You're letting me down
Where's the revolution
Come on people
You're letting me down
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 03 February 2017 - 01:38:21
2017-02-03 - Rolling Stone (US) - Dave Gahan on Urgent New 'Spirit' LP, David Bowie Influence

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/depeche-modes-dave-gahan-on-urgent-new-lp-bowie-influence-w462560

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan on Urgent New 'Spirit' LP, David Bowie Influence
World crises loom heavily on band's 14th album
By Kory Grow

"We're living in a time of real change," says Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan, a vision of intensity dressed head-to-toe in black. "As I get older, the things going on in the world affect me more. I think about my kids and what they're growing up into. My daughter, Rosie, was deeply affected by the election last year. ... She just sobbed, and I was like, 'Wow.'"
It's an overcast mid-January day, and the singer, 54, is picking at some tagliatelle in a corner hotel restaurant located in downtown Manhattan, where he's lived for about a decade. Despite sharing his alarm about the state of the world, he's in bright spirits and can look at himself objectively. "Martin [Gore] and I both live in America, so we're both very affected by what goes on," he says. "Martin said to me, 'I know to some people, this will come off as rich rock stars living in their big houses in Santa Barbara with not a care in the world, and it's true that we're very fortunate. But that doesn't mean you stop caring about what's going on in the world. It's really affecting me.' And I said, 'I understand. I feel the same.'"
That sense of worry informed Gahan and his Depeche Mode bandmates while writing their upcoming album, Spirit, which is due out March 17th, as many of the LP's 12 songs deal directly with the general Weltschmerz circulating the planet lately. Although Depeche Mode became megastars to a legion of black-clad, disaffected malcontents with serious songs about universal compassion ("People Are People") and more personal revelations ("Enjoy the Silence," "I Feel You"), the new tracks seem like a different chapter for the group. "I wouldn't call this a political album," Gahan says, "because I don't listen to music in a political way. But it's definitely about humanity, and our place in that."
He sings of bigots "turning back our history" on "Backwards," cheekily calls for change in "Where's the Revolution?" ("Who's making your decisions," he sings, "you or your religion?") and looks inward on the brooding "Poison Heart." Musically, these songs are dark-hued with complex textures that are both icy and warm sounding, harkening back to the group's Violator era while still sounding musically like an extension of their last album, 2013's Delta Machine.
The realization that Gahan and Gore were on the same page with regard to world events came early when they regrouped last year with bandmate Andy Fletcher to begin work on the album. When they looked at everything they'd brought to the table, they saw a through-line. "We called the album Spirit, because it's like, 'Where's the spirit gone?' or 'Where's the spirit in humanity?'" Gahan says. "We considered calling it Maelstrom – that was a bit too heavy metal."
They brought in producer James Ford, whose work with Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys and Simian Mobile Disco had impressed the group, and he helped get the musicians get back on the same page. Other than a few disagreements between Gahan and Gore that Ford settled ("We really had it out," Gahan says with a laugh, "It got pretty emotional"), the recording process went relatively quickly and easily, with sessions in Gore's Santa Barbara studio and in New York.
Now the group is releasing the record's first single, the Gore-penned "Where's the Revolution?" The slow-building number, which features fuzzy synths, serves as a call-to-arms, on which Gahan sings, "The train is coming/Get on board," along with the title question. "Martin wrote it in a very sarcastic, English way," Gahan says.
It's a mood that continues in another Spirit song "Backwards." It opens with Gahan singing, "We are the bigots/We have not allowed/We have no respect/We have lost control." It goes on to lambaste some people's "caveman mentality" and how others "feel nothing inside," amid jabbing keyboards and pounding rhythms and complete with Gore's backing vocals. "If we want things to change, a revolution, we need to talk about it and about caring about what goes on in the world," Gahan says. "It doesn't seem the way things are in London. We seem to be going in another direction, and I think Martin felt like he needed to express that."
That theme also resounds in another song written by Gore, "So Much Love," a more upbeat, electronics-driven number about realizing that everyone has love inside. "It's like we have so much love here, we really do, but we're afraid to use it and access it," Gahan says. "It's the old John Lennon thing, like, 'love and peace, man.'"
But while Gahan sees a connection to the Beatles, the tune sounds nothing like the Fab Four with its dense, noisy pastiche of keyboards, drum machine and an eerie guitar line. Gahan says that the song, musically, has more in common with Depeche Mode in their earliest days.
"Back in '79 or 1980, we would play these 25-minute sets where I would write the little dots on the drum machine and shift it up and down to make it go faster or slower," Gahan recalls. "It was a wall of sound. We'd plug these three keyboards into the drum machine, and three microphones – Vince [Clarke], Martin and myself – so it was three-part harmonies and a very distorted drum machine. … ['So Much Love'] also reminds me of early electronic stuff, like Tuxedomoon and Cabaret Voltaire, who did kind of punky, distorted songs."
It's the exact opposite sound of the ballad "Poison Heart," a particularly catchy and euphonious number Gahan concocted with the group's drummer, Christian Eigner, and keyboardist, Peter Gordeno. "They sent me this guitar line, and it had a bit of a Muscle Shoals vibe," Gahan says. "It was a very different feel and I got this melody in my head." It opens with a slow, funeral march in the vein of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" and builds to an almost Beatles-like bridge with only a smidgen of noisy guitar. Gore, whom Gahan says is "not a man of many words when it comes to others' songs," called "Poison Heart" the best song Gahan had ever written.
"You have poison in your heart," he croons outright at the beginning of the song. And later, he sings, "You know it's time to break up/You'll always be alone," but Gahan says it's not intended to be a breakup song.
"I was watching the news on TV and I was writing through my own inability to really relate to another human being," he says. "There must be something wrong with me, poison in my heart or whatever. So it was fun to play with that imagery, and it became more worldly – greed and lust and wanting what you want when you want it and nothing else matters. So I was breaking up with myself – trying to evolve, trying to break up with old ideas that I think are working for me but are not in actuality. Fortunately, that's not my relationship with my wife."
He laughs, picking at his pasta, and says that "Poison Heart" complements another song on the album, which wasn't played for Rolling Stone, called "Worst Crime." "The lyrics to 'Poison Heart' are more of an internal dialogue, but 'Worst Crime' is looking outward," he says. "It's bringing about the change. You've got to do something different or act differently. We can all talk about whatever is going on until we're blue in the face but you have to take real action, and sometimes we don't know what that looks like. Individually, I believe people are inherently good, but we're really distorted by the information we get and we act out on that information out of fear."
Another way he expressed that opinion on the album is in a song called "Cover Me," which he describes as a story song. "It's about a person who travels to another planet only to find that, much to his dismay, it's exactly the same as earth," Gahan says. "It's a different planet but the same. He really can't get away from himself. If he wants things to change, he's going to have to implement it."
If that premise sounds like pure Bowie, it's only because the Starman loomed large as an influence on Gahan and Gore throughout their career. "When Bowie died, we both didn't know what to do with it," Gahan says. "There was a personal connection there. It was a huge loss."
Gahan recalls sobbing last January when he heard that Bowie had died. He had gotten used to seeing Bowie in surprisingly normal social settings – Gahan and Bowie's daughters are about the same age and attend the same school – and Gahan would sometimes chat with Bowie at school functions. "It was very different to the Bowie that I grew up adoring and living vicariously through," he says. He'd become a fan as a young teen watching Top of the Pops and latched onto Bowie's androgyny because his mother didn't like it. When he turned 16, he scrounged together some money ("I'm sure I stole something and sold it," he says) to see Bowie perform at London's Earl's Court in 1978, and he calls the double live album, Stage, which was recorded on that tour, "some kind of pacifier" for him, his go-to Bowie.
"I had seen the news but it wasn't until my wife told me he had died that I just broke down in tears," Gahan says. "My daughter came out and they were both hugging me. It really affected me. I felt a huge gap. One of the things I was most regrettable about was that I had never really gone up to him at any time I'd seen him in passing and said, 'You know, David, I bump into you every once in a while, but I've never told you how much your music has meant to me and continues to mean to me.'"
To right this, Depeche Mode paid tribute to Bowie at a special concert they recently recorded at New York City's High Line public park. They filmed the performance – which they did without an audience and which included several songs from Spirit – with just a drum machine and Gore on guitar, and they capped it with a cover of Bowie's "Heroes." "I was so moved, I barely held it together, to be honest," Gahan says. "Martin listened to 'Heroes' once it was mixed and randomly told me, 'Wow, that was really fucking good.' And I said, 'Yeah, it was, wasn't it?'"
Although Depeche Mode have not yet decided how they will release this film, Gahan is eager for people to see the whole thing and especially "Heroes." In the meantime, he's getting back into the headspace of performing live, and spreading the band's new message of world awareness to audiences. By his estimation, the band has already sold over a million tickets to a few dozen stadium European stadium shows later this year, and the group is still finalizing plans for a U.S. tour; rehearsals begin in mid-February.
But it's the early interest in the upcoming European leg that Gahan is most excited about, since many venues were nearly sold out before the release of the new single. "We spent a lot of years just fighting to be heard and to be respected," he says. "One or two reviews of our past albums over the years have been pretty harsh. And you go, 'Oh, those people really don't get us, they don't get it.'"
But over the last nearly four decades, Depeche Mode have amassed a dedicated fan base, something that resonated with Gahan recently when he was working on a side project with the cinematic production team Soulsavers. One of the members of that group, Rich Machin, told him that Depeche Mode records like Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion were among his favorites when he was 13.
"They were like what Diamond Dogs and Ziggy Stardust were to me, those albums where you sit in your bedroom wondering why you don't fit in with the rest of the world," Gahan says. "That's what I was doing with David Bowie at that age. I had found somebody in him that I could understand, where I felt I was part of his world, when I felt alienated. And I think that's why Depeche Mode appeals to a lot of people. Somehow it's comforting, like, 'You're not alone.' You're not, of course. None of us are. But music is the thing that crosses all boundaries and brings odd people together."
It's a sentiment that also echoed last year when it was announced that Depeche Mode were nominated for the first time to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but ultimately didn't make it. "We're not just part of the fabric, and I'm proud of that," he says. "We stick out as being something that's a little bit odd. We knew we weren't going to get up there with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but someone wrote something like, 'They're a band wearing eyeliner, writing pervy songs about twisted, weird, depressing subjects.'
"I took that as a massive compliment," he continues. "Because we are a little odd, and we've always appealed to the odd out there, the odd in the world. Our fans and the people like ourselves are a squad that maybe didn't quite feel right hanging out with others. We're a little awkward, a little nerdy, a little different. We found each other and it became a gang." He laughs, looking proud. "And it's a pretty big gang now."
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Post by: Angelinda on 03 February 2017 - 20:55:04
2017-02-03 - Eska Rock (Poland) - Słuchaliśmy nowej płyty Depeche Mode! Jak brzmi Spirit?

http://www.eskarock.pl/eska_rock_news/sluchalismy_nowej_plyty_depeche_mode_jak_brzmi_spirit/138822

Słuchaliśmy nowej płyty Depeche Mode! Jak brzmi Spirit?
Depeche Mode - Spirit nadchodzi wielkimi krokami, a nasz człowiek już słuchał najbardziej oczekiwanej płyty 2017 roku! Co wiemy o nowym krążku Depeche Mode, który został zaprezentowany zaledwie kilkudziesięciu ludziom w Polsce na przedpremierowym odsłuchu?

2 lutego 2017 – dnia oficjalnego, przedpremierowego odsłuchu najnowszego, 14. albumu Depeche Mode: Spirit, zamglona i zasmogowana Warszawa wyglądała jak teledysk do kawałka Breathing In Fumes, który chłopcy z Basildon wydali 31 lat temu na kultowej i ikonicznej dla fanów płycie Black Celebration. Tamta płyta wyszła w lutym 1986 roku – w lutym 2017 zmierzałem przez zaśnieżoną Warszawę do miejsca, gdzie posłucham tego, co zespół nagrał teraz.
Po powieszeniu się w szatni i wejściu na salę, w której mieliśmy odsłuchać 12 najnowszych kawałków DM, na dzień dobry usłyszałem właśnie Breathing In Fumes, jako że do rozpoczęcia imprezy zostało jeszcze kilka minut i z głośników, za które mógłbym kupić sobie pół mieszkania w Warszawie, leciały sobie jakieś randomowe stare utwory. Następnym randomowym kawałkiem było Everything Counts – i znów jakże trafnie. Poprzedni album – Delta Machine – był najlepiej sprzedającym się albumem muzycznym w 2013 roku. Przynajmniej taką informację otrzymaliśmy od przedstawiciela wytwórni Sony – współorganizatora wraz ze studiem U22 tej imprezy. Czy album Spirit też da się doskonale przeliczyć na banknoty i monety? O to możemy być spokojni, albowiem od kilkunastu już lat to, co wydaje Depeche Mode, sprzedaje się jak świeże bułeczki z lukrem.
Z kim słuchałem tych 12 nowych kawałków Depeche Mode? Już dawno minęły czasy, gdy fanami zespołu byli krótko ścięci (lub wręcz z „żelazkiem” na czerepie) młodzieńcy w glanach i ramoneskach oraz dziewczęta w czarnych kapeluszach i ciemnym makijażu. Na sali nikt nie miał glanów. No dobrze, jedna dziewczyna miała kapelusz, ale makijaż raczej delikatny. Za to chyba każdy miał coś czarnego. No i najważniejsze - ponad połowa słuchaczy – dziennikarzy muzycznych, także co bardziej znanych fanów, była już zdecydowanie po trzydziestce, lub nawet po czterdziestce, lub nawet po pięćdziesiąte (sic!). I w te brody, zakola, siwiejące włosy uderzyło 12 nowych utworów, zawirowało w siwych lokach i utkwiło w zwojach mózgowych. Wszystko na dwie tury, by się nie zachłysnąć. Po 6 kawałków, z 15-minutową przerwą na siku.
Nie, nie mam zdjęć, bo zabrano mi smartfona i wszystko, co mogłoby zarejestrować cokolwiek ze środka. Do północy dziś nie wolno było podać nawet tracklisty. Nie mam więc nic poza 3 stronami notatek ze słuchania 12 nowych kawałków. Nie wolno mi napisać, ile z nich to ballady, do czego nawiązują, jakie są moje oceny. Nie wolno aż do 19 lutego, kiedy embargo na informacje i recenzje zostanie zdjęty. OK. Wolno jednak napisać, że płytę wyprodukował James Ford – ten sam, który produkował też Arctic Monkeys i Klaxons. Że płyta wyjdzie w Dniu Św. Patryka, czyli 17 marca. Że Sony Music Poland i Empik 16 marca robią event, na którym przedpremierowo będzie można w warszawskim barze Studio kupić płytę i różne, unikalne gadżety z nią związane. Że Polska jest jednym z 7 krajów, w których 2 lutego można było odsłuchać oficjalnie albumu. I że w Polsce jako pierwszym kraju, już o północy poleciał w radio pierwszy singiel. Tak, Holendrzy słuchali o północy naszego radia, Brytyjczycy też, bo u nich singiel hula dopiero od 7 rano.
Nie mogę napisać szczegółowo, jak płyta mi się podoba. Zatem napiszę cenzurując się mocno – podoba mi się niezmiernie, a nawet prawie absolutnie. Jako człowiekowi słuchającemu DM już od 31 lat, od czasów Black Celebration, jako człowiekowi, który uwielbia praktycznie całą dyskografię, poza ostatnim, 13. albumem, który kompletnie mi nie podszedł – mogę z pełni odpowiedzialnie napisać – to jest ŚWIETNY ALBUM. Taki, który nie tylko zarobi fuuurę pieniędzy dla wytwórni i zespołu, ale też taki, który zrobi przyjemność wielu z nas – i tym fanom od czasów PRL jeszcze, i tym „enjoyom”, którzy słuchają DM od czasu płyty Violator, i tym, którzy odkryli tę grupę miesiąc temu, ale też tym, którzy nigdy nie mieli przyjemności i teraz usłyszą pierwszy raz.
Bo Depeche Mode to jest pewna firma. Ten album jest naprawdę rewelacyjny. Jest na co czekać – pierwszy singiel już posłuchaliście w radio Eska ROCK, kawałek jest też już w serwisach streamingowych. Czy dobrze zapowiada nową płytę? Nie wolno mi napisać. Ale wolno polecić – czekajcie premiery, bo to będzie wydarzenie. A ja poczekam niecierpliwie do tego 19 lutego, by podzielić się z Wami tym, co przeżywałem podczas słuchania każdego kawałka. Bo zdecydowanie to będzie moja płyta roku (zaraz po nowym Soen  - a to dopiero luty).
Dzieje się.
 
Marek Pakoński, który robi internety dla EskaROCK.pl
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 04 February 2017 - 01:01:34
2017-02-03 - Compilation of press listening party impressions by journalists:

[Last night, 7 listening parties for the press took place, to listen to 'Spirit'. They all had to sign an agreement that says that they are not allowed to publish their reviews until February 19th/21st, but some of them did write a one-sentence review on social media. Here are those "reviews", compiled by me. Please note that for most of these sentences I had to use Google Translate and correct the translated grammar.]

Manos Xanthogeorgis, Head of International Digital Marketing at Sony Music Entertainment: "The new Depeche Mode album is everything you were hoping for - and more."

Primal Scream bass player Simone Marie Butler: "Went to the album playback for Depeche Mode tonight and all I can say is Wow. You guys are in for an absolute treat. One of the best for 2017."

Cat Munro: "The album is great - you are in for a treat!"

Eddy Temple-Morris: "We were honoured to listen to Depeche Mode's new album [...] tonight. James Ford has made a classic."

Neil McCormick: "Forthcoming Depeche Mode album is appropriately dystopian, like the soundtrack for #resist."

magazynlogo: "We have heard it - this is good!"

Mikolaj Komar: "I can only say that Depeche Mode's new album 'Spirit' has powerful electronic sounds... nice that the producer is James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco)... My beloved tracks after first listen are So Much Love... and then a sharp Scum, the opening of Going Backwards and Poorman." "Mega mighty electronics!"

Aleksandra Degórska: "I have listened to the new Depeche Mode album and I like it ;). All I can reveal for now."

Andrea Laffranchit: "Deep, profound."

Rockol: ""We are listening to a great record."

Promotions Manager at Sony Music Italy Silvia Danielli: "What albums are able to give you goosebumps and to make you want to dance at first hearing? #DepecheMode"

Sources (in the same order):
https://twitter.com/mxantho/status/827203854290845696
https://twitter.com/simonemarie4/status/827256628411932672
https://www.facebook.com/cat.munro1/posts/10154757958620255
https://twitter.com/eddyTM/status/827272032609935361
https://twitter.com/neil_mccormick/status/827243425812594690
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBkCIdgkE4/
https://www.facebook.com/mikolaj.komar/posts/10154468377482144
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBrETVjr0q/?taken-by=mikolajkomar
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBlSX6lFgL/?taken-by=sasha_degi
https://twitter.com/alaffranchi/status/827205636463194112
https://twitter.com/rockolpoprock/status/827227342137327616
https://twitter.com/SilviBuzz/status/827250342337339393
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 04 February 2017 - 02:29:02
2017-02-03 - Wochit Entertainment - Band Depeche Mode Release First New Music In 4 Years

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/band-depeche-mode-release-first-new-music-in-4-years/vp-AAmAYjX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA92mePFvWQ

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On Friday, the multi-platinum selling band Depeche Mode released their much-anticipated new track, "Where’s The Revolution," the first new music from the group in four years, and the first single from their upcoming album, "Spirit." The forthcoming album will be the 1980's synth-pop band's 14th studio album, and marks its first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco - who has produced for Florence & The Machine and Arctic Monkeys, among others. "Spirit" will serve as the follow up to the band’s blockbuster 2013 album "Delta Machine" which debuted at Number One in 12 countries, and the new album has already earned critical acclaim in early previews, with Q Magazine calling "Spirit," "the most energised Depeche Mode album in years."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 04 February 2017 - 02:32:30
2017-02-03 - Billboard (US) - Depeche Mode Gets Political With New Song 'Where's the Revolution'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYNjGdSUsAk
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7677850/depeche-mode-new-song-wheres-the-revolution-spirit-stream

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/UYNjGdSUsAk/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/UYNjGdSUsAk/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/UYNjGdSUsAk/3.jpg)

Depeche Mode is back. The band has released a new song called "Where's the Revolution," the first taste of their new album Spirit. "Where's the Revolution" marks the English rock legends' first new music in four years and an early tease of their 14th studio album, which is due out on Columbia Records on March 17.

Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 07 February 2017 - 00:18:47
2017-02-03 - Depeche Mode - Press Release

http://www.depechemode.com/article/depeche-mode-single-wheres-the-revolution-out-now-pre-order-album-spirit-today.-new-studio-album-spirit-available-globally-on-march-17th-on-columbia-records

DEPECHE MODE SINGLE "WHERE'S THE REVOLUTION" OUT NOW; PRE-ORDER ALBUM SPIRIT TODAY. NEW STUDIO ALBUM SPIRIT AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON MARCH 17TH ON COLUMBIA RECORDS

"Where's The Revolution" is the first new music from the band in four years and the first offering from their upcoming album, Spirit.  Available now for preorder, Spirit will be released digitally and physically worldwide as a standard 12 track album on March 17th on Columbia Records.  The band will also release a 2-CD Deluxe version of the album featuring a special 28-page booklet of exclusive artwork and photos, along with 5 remixes created by Depeche Mode, Matrixxman and Kurt Uenala, collectively entitled the 'Jungle Spirit Mixes'.  The vinyl version of Spirit will be released on two 180 gram LPs, featuring the standard album and a special SPIRIT etching on the 4th side. All artwork and photographs accompanying the album are by Depeche Mode's longtime creative collaborator and renowned filmmaker Anton Corbijn.
Spirit marks the band's first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) and serves as the follow up to the band's blockbuster 2013 album Delta Machine which debuted at #1 in 12 countries. Says Gahan of the release, "We are exceptionally proud of Spirit, and we look forward to sharing it with everyone. With James Ford and the rest of the production team, we've made an album that I believe is truly powerful, both in its sound and its message."   

Spirit Tracklist (STANDARD & DELUXE):
Going Backwards               
Where's The Revolution                                 
The Worst Crime                               
Scum                     
You Move                             
Cover Me                             
Eternal                                 
Poison Heart         
So Much Love                     
Poorman             
No More (This Is The Last Time)                                   
Fail

DISC 2 - Jungle Spirit Mixes (DELUXE ONLY)
1 Cover Me (Alt Out)
2 Scum (Frenetic Mix)
3 Poison Heart (Tripped Mix)
4 Fail (Cinematic Cut)
5 So Much Love (Machine Mix)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 07 February 2017 - 00:21:00
2017-02-06 - Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution Trailer

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQLbY_vBQa2/?taken-by=depechemode
https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/videos/10155710075480329/

Where's The Revolution - Trailer
Coming soon... #WheresTheRevolution
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 07 February 2017 - 20:34:07
2017-02-07 - La Libre (Belgium) - Avec "Spirit", Depeche Mode ose et envoie du lourd

http://www.lalibre.be/culture/musique/avec-spirit-depeche-mode-ose-et-envoie-du-lourd-videos-589a1977cd703b981515141f
http://www.dhnet.be/medias/musique/avec-spirit-depeche-mode-ose-et-envoie-du-lourd-videos-589a19d7cd702bc3190c9da9

Avec "Spirit", Depeche Mode ose et envoie du lourd
CHARLES VAN DIEVORT

Le rendez-vous pour l'écoute du nouvel album de Depeche Mode à paraître le 17 mars était fixé ce mardi 7 février à Bruxelles, dans le studio de Dan Lacksman, ex-Telex mais aussi auteur en 2005 d'un remix du titre "A Pain That I'm In Used To" du groupe anglais.

Après avoir signé une décharge stipulant un embargo jusqu'au 21 février et avoir remis au propriétaire des lieux smartphones, enregistreurs et autres appareils du genre, nous avons pu, en compagnie d'une petite dizaine d'autres journalistes belges, prendre connaissance de ce 14e album original du trio originaire de Basildon. Seule concession: la possibilité de donner une courte "appréciation générale" du disque.
Les douze titres qui composent "Spirit", le successeur de "Delta Machine" sorti il y a quatre ans, sont d'une très grande puissance. L'album est à la fois engagé, sombre et oppressant, tant sur le plan du propos que de la musique. Mais il est prenant d'un bout à l'autre. Dave Gahan dont la voix est à son sommet, Martin Gore et Andy Fletcher osent et ça paye à l'image de "Where's the Revolution", le premier single qui en est extrait et dont le clip vidéo signé Anton Corbijn est attendu pour la fin de la semaine.. L'audace est au rendez-vous pour cette première réalisation en compagnie du producteur James Ford dont on se souvient du travail avec Arctic Monkeys et Florence & the Machine.
La sortie du disque sera suivie d'une tournée mondiale, "The Global Spirit Tour" qui commencera le 5 mai à Stockholm avant de faire étape au Sportpaleis d'Anvers quatre jours plus tard. Si vous n'avez pas vos places, c'est malheureusement complet.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 07 February 2017 - 20:35:26
2017-02-07 - L'avenir (Belgium) - On a écouté «Spirit», le 14e album de Depeche Mode: c’est du lourd

http://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20170207_00956153/on-a-ecoute-spirit-le-14e-album-de-depeche-mode-c-est-du-lourd

On a écouté «Spirit», le 14e album de Depeche Mode: c’est du lourd
Marc UYTTERHAEGHE

Quelques journalistes belges ont pu écouter ce mardi après-midi «Spirit», le 14e album de Depeche Mode. Le groupe creuse le sillon de l’électro au son lourd déjà entrevue sur Delta Machine. On en sort un peu K.O.
C’est au studio Syndsound à Laeken – géré par Dan Lacksman (Telex) – que Sony Music avait fixé rendez-vous ce lundi après-midi à une dizaine de journalistes du nord et du sud du pays pour écouter en exclusivité le nouvel album de Depeche Mode, Spirit. Comme à chaque fois en pareil cas, la presse était invitée à laisser tout matériel d’enregistrement à l’entrée de la pièce. Obligation aussi de signer un «contrat» stipulant qu’on ne peut parler de l’album qu’en termes généraux jusqu’au 21 février, sans aborder la spécificité d’un titre ou l’autre, excepté le single Where’s the Revolution sorti la semaine dernière et dont on attend le clip pour les jours prochains.
C’est donc avec ces contraintes en tête que l’on va essayer de vous livrer notre avis sur ce quatorzième album du groupe composé par Martin Gore, Dave Gahan et Andy Fletcher.
Ce que qui est sûr, c’est que Depeche Mode envoie du lourd, avec un petit côté vintage parfois et qui n’est pas déplaisant. On ressort un peu sonné de l’écoute des douze morceaux qui composent le disque.
Le travail de James Ford (batteur de The Last Shadow Puppets, membre de Simian Mobile Disco et producteur pour plusieurs albums des Arctic Monkeysmais aussi du fabuleux Lungs de Florence and The Machine) a fait du bon boulot.
Spirit est un album au son lourd, oppressant quasi de bout en bout. «C’est génial de pouvoir écouter cet album dans de telles conditions, témoigne Dan Lacksman. C’est un magnifique travail, on sent toutes les nuances apportées par l’ingénieur du son. C’est en écoutant un album dans ces conditions que l’on se rend compte des limites du CD.»
La voix grave de Dave Gahan n’a pas bougé d’un iota et est toujours aussi hypnotisante. Certains textes parlent de rupture amoureuse, mais on retrouve – et ce n’est pas courant chez le groupe britannique – des textes qui parlent de l’air du temps, avec un certain engagement dans le propos (comme le single Where’s The Revolution).
Comme d’habitude, la pochette est signée Anton Cobijn. Le disque sera disponible en CD, CD Deluxe (avec un 2e disque reprenant cinq remixes) et aussi en vinyle. Il est attendu dans les bacs le 17 mars. Ensuite, Depeche Mode prendra la route pour une tournée européenne qui débutera le 5 mai à Stockholm et passera par le Sportpaleis d’Anvers le jeudi 9 mai (complet).
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Post by: Angelinda on 07 February 2017 - 20:36:24
2017-02-07 - Le Soir (Belgium) - Un lourd “Spirit” pour Depeche Mode

http://blog.lesoir.be/frontstage/2017/02/07/un-lourd-spirit-pour-depeche-mode/

Un lourd “Spirit” pour Depeche Mode
par Thierry Coljon

Une dizaine de journalistes ont pu écouter, mardi après-midi, l’intégralité du nouvel et quatorzième album de Depeche Mode à paraître le 17 mars. Sony Music nous avait donné rendez-vous au Synsound Studio de Dan Lacksman qui se souvient avoir remixé un titre du groupe anglais in illo tempore.
Après avoir signé un contrat stipulant qu’on ne pouvait en parler «en détail» mais simplement «donner un sentiment général» avant la date butoir du 21 février, on a pu savourer Spirit dans des conditions sonores parfaites. Et c’est important car ces douze nouvelles chansons sont absolument monstrueuses d’un point de vue sonore. James Ford de Simian Mobile Disco (cfr. Foals, Florence & the Machine, Arctic Monkeys) a donné à Depeche Mode ce que le groupe désirait: un disque lourd et sombre à la fois. Cet album est véritablement supersonique, plus puissant encore que Delta Machine qui était pourtant déjà costaud. Des textes engagés (fait rare chez DM, à l’image du premier single «Where’s the Revolution») côtoient des paroles tournant autour de la rupture sentimentale.
Un souffle puissant, des voix déchirées, des beats techno très deep house, des synthés heavy… Tout transporte le groupe dans une nouvelle dimension, très novatrice pour une formation qui ne s’est jamais contentée de se reposer sur ses lauriers et son glorieux passé. Le visuel – clips et scène – est une fois de plus l’œuvre d’Anton Corbijn. Le disque servira en tout cas une tournée historique dont le premier volet, ce printemps, dès le 5 mai à Stockholm, réunira 1,5 million de personnes en 34 concerts dans 21 pays.
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Post by: Angelinda on 08 February 2017 - 19:47:29
2017-02-07 - Daniel C Schmidt on Twitter:

[Daniel C Schmidt is a journalist for German magazine Musikexpress. He interviewed Martin Gore in Santa Barbara on February 7th, and asked fans to tweet him some questions for the interview. Then he answered some of the fans' questions:]

- He didn't get specific [regarding warm-up shows and their location]: only that US dates to be released very soon, he said.
- [The tour preparation is going] good, he said, they're back in the studio rehearsing the new material.
- They are rehearsing now, they haven't decided [on the setlist] yet.
- [The record is a] reaction to US and Brexit, but he seemed overall thinking about global affairs.
- [The announcement for North and South American dates] are "imminent", he said. Should be announced very soon.
- He believes [that the lyrics of some songs off Spirit] will reach the right people.
- The album is not very guitar-heavy.
- Daniel Miller made a few suggestions [for the next producer], out of which they picked one.
- He wrote 8 out of 12 songs, sings lead vocals on two songs.


Sources (in the same order):
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829715050977959936
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829714627529420800
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829703108582309889
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829703903679750144
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829713084738633728
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829715300266471424
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829703510858022913
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829712557275496448
https://twitter.com/dcschmidt/status/829711467364622336
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Post by: Angelinda on 09 February 2017 - 19:29:07
2017-02-08 - Depeche Mode - Facebook takeover

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/videos/10155718473990329/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYHPgTfxB-U
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQQqKbxgrHs/?taken-by=depechemode

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/BYHPgTfxB-U/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/BYHPgTfxB-U/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/BYHPgTfxB-U/3.jpg)

Depeche Mode wants you to run their Facebook page while they’re busy with their new album and tour. Beginning February 24th, a different fan will be in charge every day for a year, sharing their own Depeche Mode stories, photos and more. Fans new and old, apply now at takeover.depechemode.com.

http://www.depechemode.com/takeover/apply

For the next year, Depeche Mode is handing over their Facebook page to their fans. 365 fans over 365 days.
Do you want to be one of them?
Whether you've been a fan since Basildon, or since yesterday, we want to hear from you. That means concert-goers, cover artists, bloggers, roadies, former fans, superfans, significant others, young fans, old fans, and more. Basically, if you've got something interesting to say about Depeche Mode, we just might let you say it as Depeche Mode.

ENTRY FORM:
WHAT'S YOUR CONNECTION TO DEPECHE MODE?
For example: You saw them live 30 years ago, you just discovered them through a friend, your boyfriend used to drag you to every show, you have a room full of Depeche Mode memorabilia, etc.

WHAT WOULD YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEPECHE MODE FACEBOOK PAGE?
For example: What would you post about, what thoughts, memories, inspiration, photos or videos would you share?

PLEASE UPLOAD OR SHARE A LINK TO ONE PIECE OF CONTENT YOU WOULD POST ON THE PAGE IF CHOSEN, AND TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT.
Upload example: A photo, video, article, memorabilia, etc.

TELL US MORE
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Post by: Angelinda on 10 February 2017 - 18:37:36
2017-02-09 - Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsCR05oKROA

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/jsCR05oKROA/1.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/jsCR05oKROA/2.jpg)(http://img.youtube.com/vi/jsCR05oKROA/3.jpg)

http://www.depechemode.com/article/wheres-the-revolution---the-music-video

"WHERE'S THE REVOLUTION" - THE MUSIC VIDEO

Today Depeche Mode released the music video for their new single "Where's The Revolution". Watch the video, directed by the band's longtime creative collaborator, Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn, here: http://smarturl.it/WTRvideo
Following in Depeche Mode's tradition of releasing forward thinking, cinematic videos, "Where's the Revolution" is threaded with a dystopian vibe, punctuated by a muted color scheme and an army of marching dancers. Set in a harsh industrial landscape, the video provides a perfect visual commentary for what Dave Gahan referred to in a recent Rolling Stone interview as an album "...about humanity, and our place in that".
"Where's The Revolution" is the first single from Spirit, DM's 14th studio album, out worldwide on March 17, 2017. Pre-order Spirit now, here: http://smarturl.it/Spirit.
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Post by: Angelinda on 10 February 2017 - 20:48:58
2017-02-10 - Musikexpress (Germany) - MUSIKEXPRESS ISSUE 4/2017 WITH EXCLUSIVE DEPECHE MODE VINYL 7-INCH SINGLE

https://abo.musikexpress.de/produkt/musikexpress-ausgabe-42017-mit-exklusiver-depeche-mode-vinyl-7-inch-single/

MUSIKEXPRESS-AUSGABE 4/2017 MIT EXKLUSIVER DEPECHE MODE VINYL-7-INCH-SINGLE
8,90€
Versandkostenfrei innerhalb Deutschlands
Zzgl. Versandkosten Ausland: EU plus 2,90 € / Nicht-EU-Länder plus 3,45 €
Art.-Nr.: XMEOS1704E.

Exklusiv mit der April-Ausgabe des MUSIKEXPRESS liegt die Vinyl-7-Inch-Single von DEPECHE MODE bei. Auf der A-Seite findet sich „Where’s The Revolution“ vom neuen Album „Spirit“, auf der B-Seite der Song „Should be Higher“ vom Album „Delta Machine“ in einer bisher auf Vinyl unveröffentlichten Live-Version aus Berlin.
Die 7’’-Single ist exklusiv nur mit MUSIKEXPRESS 04/2017 erhältlich.
Tracks:
A Side 01. Where’s The Revolution
B Side 01. Should Be Higher
Im Lieferumfang enthalten: MUSIKEXPRESS Ausgabe 04/2017 + exklusive DEPECHE MODE-Vinyl-EP.
Anmerkung: Sie erhalten eine Rechnung, Hefte werden ab dem 16.03.2017 und zusammen mit der Rechnung verschickt.
Bei Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an shop@musikexpress.de

ORDER NOW!
The April 2017 issue of MUSIKEXPRESS will contain an exclusive 7’’-single vinyl by DEPECHE MODE with the song “Where’s The Revolution“ of their brandnew album “Spirit“ and the live version of the song “Should be Higher“ of the album „Delta Machine“ which has so far been unreleased on vinyl. The 7inch single vinyl will only be available with this issue of MUSIKEXPRESS 04/2017.
Tracks:
A Side 01. Where’s The Revolution
B Side 01. Should Be Higher
The offer contains: MUSIKEXPRESS issue 04/2017 plus exclusive DEPECHE MODE 7“ single vinyl.
You will receive an invoice that will be shipped together with the issue and vinyl from March 16th on.
If you have any questions, please contact shop@musikexpress.de
Extra shipping charges for foreign countries: EU plus 2,90€ / Non-EU countries plus 3,45€
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Post by: Angelinda on 12 February 2017 - 21:35:01
2017-02-10 - Mediabiz.de (Germany) - Musikwoche

http://www.mediabiz.de/musik/news/charts-kw-08-broilers-setzen-nummer-eins-chronik-von-warner-music-fort/415435

(...)

Höchster Neuzugang bei den Singles auf Position 29 ist "Where's The Revolution", die neue Single von Depeche Mode und Vorbote des kommenden Albums "Spirit".

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Post by: Angelinda on 13 February 2017 - 01:32:41
2017-02-10 - Allmusic (US) - Tracklist (with duration)

http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/spirit-mr0004673414

Depeche Mode
Spirit (CD - Sony Music #541169)
Duration: 01:16:09

Track Listing - Disc 1:
Going Backwards    5:42   
Where's the Revolution    4:59   
The Worst Crime    3:48   
Scum    3:14   
You Move    3:49   
Cover Me    4:51   
Eternal    2:24   
Poison Heart    3:17   
So Much Love    4:29   
Poorman    4:25   
No More (This is the Last Time)    3:13   
Fail    5:07   

Track Listing - Disc 2:
Cover Me (Alt Out)    4:27   
Scum (Frenetic Mix)    5:26   
Poison Heart (Tripped Mix)    4:16   
Fail (Cinematic Cut)    5:37   
So Much Love (Machine Mix)    7:05
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Post by: Angelinda on 16 February 2017 - 23:50:30
2017-02-16 - Uncut (UK) - Album Review

http://magazinelib.com/all/uncut-april-2017/

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001014/th_2017-02-16%20-%20Uncut%20UK%20-%20Album%20Review.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001014/2017-02-16%20-%20Uncut%20UK%20-%20Album%20Review.jpg.html)

Depeche Mode
Spirit
sony
7/10
Arctic Monkeys producer helms decent 14th
Latter-day Depeche Mode attempt a tricky balancing act between light and dark; essentially between their command of melodies and their wish to have an age-appropriate gravity. 2013’s Delta Machine saw Ben Hillier help them access their mid-life pain in dark post-dubstep. This stint with James Ford, though, has effected a more overt compromise. Opener “Backwards” and “Cover Me” both suggest the band have been steered towards the grandeur of their mid-late-’80s anthems, while “So Much Love” is a storming electro charger, even if it hinges rather unfortunately on the word “disclosure”. Pain management (see “Eternity”, a misfiring Marc Almond ballad; closer “Fail”) still needs to be a little more closely monitored, though.
John Robinson
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Post by: Angelinda on 17 February 2017 - 02:49:51
2017-02-16 - Depeche Mode on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/photos/a.148688865328.141865.26101560328/10155748874145329/?type=3&theater

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii503/FuellingObsession/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/th_2017-02-16%20-%20Depeche%20Mode%20on%20Facebook.jpg) (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/FuellingObsession/media/Album2/Album2001/Album2001024/2017-02-16%20-%20Depeche%20Mode%20on%20Facebook.jpg.html)

Cases re-stenciled and ready for rehearsals. While the band are rehearsing, now's your chance to apply to take over their Facebook Page for a day over the next year. Application and details at takeover.depechemode.com.

The takeover begins February 24.
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Post by: Angelinda on 17 February 2017 - 23:36:42
2017-02-17 - NYU Skirball (US) - Timetalks

http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/depeche

New York University Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
TIMESTALKS PRESENTS: DEPECHE MODE

One of the most influential and best-selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Join Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher in conversation with Jon Pareles, the chief popular–music critic in the arts section of The New York Times as the trio discuss their thirty six year journey together, the ups and downs of being in one of Britain’s most beloved bands, and their upcoming album "Spirit ", released on March 17th on Columbia Records. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear iconic, multi-platinum selling musical pioneers discuss the timely topic of humanity and how their their latest album speaks to their place in the world.

DATE / TIME: MARCH 8 / 7:00
PRESENTER: THE NEW YORK TIMES
TYPE: DIALOGUE
DURATION: 1 HR 15 MIN
TICKETS: $40
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Post by: Angelinda on 19 February 2017 - 01:07:32
2017-02-18 - Sonntag (Germany) - Warum schreiben Sie nur so traurige Songs, Martin Gore?

Scan posted by Christiane OH in Facebook group Depeche Mode Fans:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefans/permalink/1352460181482591/

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HAZ/MAZ/Leipziger Volkszeitung/Kieler Nachrichten:
http://www.haz.de/Sonntag/Promi-Talk/Warum-schreiben-Sie-nur-so-traurige-Songs
http://www.kn-online.de/News/Sonntag/Promi-Talk/Warum-schreiben-Sie-nur-so-traurige-Songs
https://www.pressreader.com/germany/hannoversche-allgemeine/20170218/textview

Interview mit Martin Gore
Warum schreiben Sie nur so traurige Songs?
Die Deutschen lieben Depeche Mode. Der Hauptsongschreiber der Synthie-Pop-Giganten ist nicht nur berühmt für seine Musik, sondern auch für seine dunkel geschminkten Augen und eine alles überschattende Melancholie. Mathias Begalke sprach mit ihm übers Kühemelken – und Tristesse als Teil der DNA.
Von Matthias Begalke
Berlin.

„Where’s the Revolution?“ heißt Ihre neue Single. Nervt Sie die Gleichgültigkeit mancher Menschen, gerade jetzt, wo die populistischen Vereinfacher und neuen Rechten immer lauter werden?
Ja, das trifft es ganz gut. Die Welt befindet sich im Chaos. Ich bin sehr enttäuscht über das Brexit-Votum. Denn ein sich einiges Europa bedeutet, dass auch die Welt ein bisschen mehr zusammenhält. Zersplittert die europäische Idee weiter, leidet die Menschlichkeit, da durch die Abschottung Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit gefördert werden. Das ist ein Rückschritt.

Sie haben Ihr neues Album ein halbes Jahr vor Erscheinen angekündigt. Warum veröffentlichen Sie Ihre Musik nicht über Nacht aus dem Nichts heraus, so wie es U2, Radiohead oder Beyoncé in der Vergangenheit taten?
Darüber haben wir noch nie nachgedacht. Ich weiß nicht, ob ein solcher Überraschungscoup für uns infrage kommt. Möglicherweise. Wir könnten unsere Alben auch problemlos ohne Plattenfirma herausbringen. Aber das machen wir nicht … vielleicht sind wir ja altmodisch (lacht).

Mal ehrlich: Hätten Sie gern anstelle von Dave den Golf VII im Volkswagen-Spot vor ein paar Jahren gefahren?
Ich werde sehr ehrlich zu Ihnen sein: Ich habe gar keinen Führerschein. Ein Auto zu steuern wäre womöglich eine sehr schlechte Idee.

Warum machen Sie überhaupt Werbung für einen Konzern wie VW?
Wir denken lange darüber nach, ob wir ein Produkt empfehlen. Wenn wir finden, dass es das Produkt wert ist, dann tun wir es. Wir bekommen eine Menge Anfragen, die wir ablehnen.

Zum Beispiel?
Ich möchte keine Marken nennen.

Leidet nicht Ihre Glaubwürdigkeit oder Unabhängigkeit als Künstler, wenn Sie sich mit einem Wirtschaftsunternehmen zusammentun?
Das sehe ich nicht so. Es gibt nicht viele Verpflichtungen. Wir müssen nicht an zehn VW-Events teilnehmen. Wenn der Spot abgedreht ist, sind wir fertig.

Sie geben ab Mai neun Konzerte in Deutschland und nur ein einziges in England, Ihrer Heimat. Wie erklären Sie sich Ihre Beliebtheit hierzulande?
Es ist fantastisch, aber ich kann es Ihnen nicht erklären. Genauso wenig weiß ich, warum bei den Konzerten auch 15-, 16-, 17-Jährige aufkreuzen. Ihre Eltern haben sie wohl gezwungen, Depeche Mode zu hören.

Ihren ersten Nummer-eins-Hit überhaupt hatten Sie in Deutschland. 1984 mit „People Are People“. Wird eine Gruppe, die in Deutschland erfolgreich ist, im Popland England nicht ernst genommen?
Mit „New Life“ und „Just Can’t Get Enough“, unserer zweiten und dritten Single, landeten wir in England schon 1981 Hits. Doch der Markt dort funktioniert anders. Seit Anfang der Neunziger sind wir am Kämpfen. Man ist immer auf der Suche nach dem nächsten großen Ding, es ist kompliziert, eine Karriere in Gang zu halten. Die englische Musikindustrie ist wirklich sehr, sehr eigenartig. Wer hätte gedacht, dass sich Bros wiedervereinen und 2017 in den großen Hallen auftreten. Das zu hören war für mich ein Schock.

Dann erhalten Sie wahrscheinlich eher das Bundesverdienstkreuz, als dass Sie von der Queen zum Ritter geschlagen werden?
Ich bin mir gar nicht sicher, ob das überhaupt möglich ist, weil ich seit 16 Jahren in den USA lebe.

Damals, als Sie noch in der Bank arbeiteten, bot die Band Ihnen die Möglichkeit, der Enge und Langeweile Ihrer Heimatstadt Basildon zu entkommen …
Basildon war einer dieser Orte, in dem man nichts anderes tun konnte, als sich zu betrinken. Früher gab es dort für junge Leute sehr wenig zu tun. Ich denke, dass sich das ein bisschen geändert hat. Heute ist Basildon eine große Stadt mit einer Kleinstadt-Mentalität. Eine Schlafstadt. Wegen der Nähe zu London leben dort viele Pendler.

Hat die Trostlosigkeit Basildons Ihren Sound damals beeinflusst? Sind Sie deshalb ein Sad-Song-Schreiber geworden?
Ich bin mit diesen Genen geboren. Schon als Junge faszinierten mich immer die traurigsten Songs. Diese Platten habe ich mir dann gekauft. Mit fröhlichen Liedern konnte ich nichts anfangen.

Dann sind Sie wohl zur Lichttherapie nach Kalifornien gezogen …
Die Wahl meines Wohnortes muss tatsächlich eigenartig wirken. Doch dort zu leben ist sehr angenehm und gesund. Das Wetter mit Temperaturen um die 20 Grad Celsius ist praktisch immer gleich.

Was vermissen Sie an England?
Meine Freunde und Familie. Meine Mutter und meine beiden Schwestern mit ihren eigenen Familien leben bis heute in Basildon. Auch wenn ich schon lange in den USA zu Hause bin, bin ich im Herzen Europäer. Ich glaube, Europäer fühlen ein bisschen dunkler, oder anders ausgedrückt: Sie geben sich realistischer. Amerikaner sind sehr optimistisch, zu optimistisch.

Ist es schwierig, als Popstar älter zu werden? Brauchen Sie jetzt, mit Mitte 50, mehr Kajal als früher?
Auf der Bühne habe ich schon immer eine Maske getragen, hinter der ich mich verberge. Der Glamrock in den Siebzigerjahren hat mich inspiriert.

Für Ihr zweites Soloalbum haben Sie „Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen“ gecovert, das auch schon Hildegard Knef und Nico interpretierten. Es heißt, Sie sprechen sogar fließend Deutsch …
Das würde ich nicht behaupten, nicht mehr. Ich habe heute kaum mehr Gelegenheit dazu. Ich hatte Deutsch in der Schule. Besser lernte ich es, nachdem ich 1987 ein Haus in London gekauft hatte. Es musste renoviert werden. Mir war ein Handwerker aus Deutschland empfohlen worden. Er lebte im Grunde zwei Jahre bei mir, war ein Allroundtalent, verlegte Stromkabel, übernahm die Klempnerarbeiten – aber er konnte kein Wort Englisch. Ich war also gezwungen, Deutsch zu sprechen, damit alles so wird, wie ich es haben wollte.

Sie verbrachten Mitte der Siebzigerjahre bei einem Schüleraustausch zwei Wochen auf einem Bauernhof in Schleswig-Holstein. Sie lernten dort Kühemelken ...
Soweit ich mich erinnere, molk ich eine Kuh. Seitdem habe ich es nicht wieder gemacht, ich melke also keine kalifornischen Kühe.

Die Band gibt es seit 1980. Wie haben Sie es geschafft, so lange zusammenzubleiben?
Unsere Alben erscheinen seit 1993 im Vierjahresrhythmus. Danach gehen wir auf Tournee. Wenn das letzte Konzert gespielt ist, kehrt jeder nach Hause zurück, Dave nach New York, Andy nach London und ich nach Santa Barbara. Zwischendurch haben wir selten Kontakt, etwa alle vier bis sechs Monate. Diese Bandpausen tun gut, nachdem wir während der Aufnahmen und der Tournee anderthalb bis zwei Jahre gemeinsam unterwegs waren.

Welches ist Ihr liebstes Depeche-Mode-Album?
„Violator“, wegen der qualitativen Dichte, der vielen großartigen Songs.

... die Sie alle geschrieben haben, „Personal Jesus“ zum Beispiel. Johnny Cash hat den Titel nicht lange vor seinem Tod gecovert. Was bedeutete Ihnen das? Hat das mehr Wert als ein Grammy oder Brit Award?
Wir waren schon immer eher Außenseiter, eine Art Kultband, sodass wir selten für Musikpreise gehandelt werden. Wenn ein Idol von dir wie Johnny Cash einen deiner Songs aufnimmt, dann ist das eine enorme Auszeichnung. Als mir jemand erzählte, er habe gerade „Personal Jesus“ im Radio gehört, und zwar von Johnny Cash gesungen, konnte ich es nicht fassen. Ich dachte, er macht Witze.

Sie wussten das nicht? Hatte er nicht gefragt?
Nein. Aber jedes Mal, wenn seine Version gespielt oder verkauft wird, werde ich bezahlt.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 20 February 2017 - 00:27:22
2017-02-21 - Mojo magazine (UK) - Album Review

https://twitter.com/FiveFortee/status/833337247780966400

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Depeche Mode
four stars
Spirit
COLUMBIA, CD/DL/LP

Fourteenth studio album sees the Mode turn dark and angry.
After a trilogy of records with producer Ben Hillier, Depeche Mode have changed up and turned to James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals) for sonic guidance. The result is their heaviest-sounding album in years, filled with thumping electronics matches to a furious state-of-the-world address which reaches a peak with the railing against political apathy in Revolution and the distorted-voiced disgust of Scum. In contrast, amid the Angelo Badalamenti-styled soundscape of The Worst Crime, violent racism is tackled with affecting sadness, and the noir '60s-echoing, Dave Gahan-written show-stopper Poison Heart spot-lights the singer detailing a broken relationship with a femme fatale. Blow by blow, it all adds up to Depeche Mode's best album in years.
Tom Doyle
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Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 18:59:41
2017-02-21 - RTL2 (France) - Concert Très Très Privé RTL2 Exceptionnel

[Rumour has it that DM will also perform some songs on TV channel TMC on that day.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TimINWIlY1Q

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Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 19:03:53
2017-02-21 - Rockol (Italy) - Album Review

http://www.rockol.it/recensioni-musicali/album/6902/depeche-mode-spirit?refresh_ce

SPIRIT
DEPECHE MODE
SonyMusic (CD)
VOTO ROCKOL: 4.0 / 5

di Gianni Sibilla

I Depeche Mode parlano di evoluzione, di perdita di controllo, di rivoluzione. Fin dal titolo provano a catturare lo “spirito” del tempo, quello che in filosofia viene chiamato "Zeitgeist". “Spirit” è, per molti versi, il disco più politico del gruppo. Ma il personale è politico, si diceva anni fa: la band ha fatto scelte molto nette non solo nelle parole, ma anche nei suoi e nella produzione e costruzione dell’album. Per i temi, non c’è solo “Where’s the revolution”, che avete già sentito.
Abbiamo ascoltato l’album intero, in anteprima (uscirà il 17 marzo):  le canzoni con forti connotazioni sociali sono diverse. L’album si apre su “Goin’ backwards”: “We have not evolved, we’ve lost control, we’re goin’ backwards, ignoring the reality”, canta Gahan. in “The worst crime” i Depeche parlano di “Misguided leaders” e dicono “We’re all charged with treason”. Siamo tutti coplevoli, in questa situazione nessuno è innocente. Non è un caso che nell’unica intervista finora concessa sul disco (a Rolling Stone USA), Gahan abbia detto che “è un disco sull’umanità, sul nostro posto nel mondo. Se vogliamo che le cose cambino, dobbiamo occuparci di cosa succede. Ma sembra che stiamo andando in un’altra direzione”.
L’altra (piccola) rivoluzione è la produzione del disco. I Depeche hanno raccontato che il disco è stato inciso abbastanza velocemente, negli States, (dove vivono Gahan e Gore, che evidentemente hanno assorbito il clima sociale degli ultimi tempi).  Ma, dopo anni, c’è un nuovo produttore. Via Ben Hiller, che aveva lavorato con il gruppo negli ultimi 10 anni, e chiusa la trilogia di “Playing the Angel” del 2005, “Sounds of the Universe” del 2009 e “Delta Machine” del 2013”. Dentro James Ford dei Simian Mobile Disco e già al lavoro con Florence & The Machine e Arctic Monkeys.
Hiller, per la cronaca, era anche “il produttore più discusso dell’intera discografia DM, e sono in tanti tra i fan a non perdonargli una eccessiva velocità e poca attenzione ai dettagli”, come spiegano su Depeche Mode Italia nel loro speciale. Lo stesso non si può dire di Ford: “Spirit” è un disco che non tradisce l’identità dei Depeche, ma infonde nuova linfa nel suono, con una cura maniacale delle sfumature dei suoni. "Spirit" è un disco da ascoltare con un buon paio di cuffie o su uno stereo con bel suono, per cogliere tutto il lavoro fatto dal gruppo con il produttore.
L’inizio è uno statement: in “Goin’ backwards” mettono subito le cose in chiaro, mischiando un piano con l’elettronica. Un sound potente, eppure riconoscibile. La stessa logica di mischiare potenza/dettaglio/riconoscibilità viene applicata a tutte le canzoni: “The worst crime” si apre su una chitarra quasi eterea, su cui montano poco per volta la batteria e le tastiere. I bassi pulsanti di “Scum” sono disturbati da piccole esplosioni sonore, da synth anni ’80, mentre la voce filtrata di Gahan ripete “Pull the trigger!”. Quei bassi ritornano in “You Move”, quasi a fondere le due canzoni, anche se il brano evolve in un’altra direzione, dove una tastiera sostiene Gahan che per la prima volta nel disco si allontana da temi più apertamente politici (“I like the way you move for me tonight”).
“Cover me” inizia lenta, ieratica, voce e tastiere, e prosegue fino alla bella coda strumentale, solo tastiere e pulsazioni. “Eternal”, cantata da Martin, è altrettanto ieratica, un breve affresco voce e tastiere di 2’ e 13” che finisce in maniera quasi dissonante e rumoristica. “Poison heart”, una delle canzoni più belle e dirette del disco, ha la struttura di una ballata soul, ma è resa meno rassicurante dalla batteria pulsante e “sporcata” da tastiere ed effetti.
“So much love” è la canzone più classicamente Depeche Mode: una partenza con percussioni elettroniche vecchio stile, le voci di Gahan e Gore che si intrecciano sull’apertura vocale “There is so much love in me”, e quattro note di una chitarra effettata che sembra uscire dritta da un disco new wave. Uno stupendo prossimo singolo, e una delle più forti affermazioni politiche del disco: “You can despise me, demonize me, but there is so much love in me”.
Il muro del suono costruito dalla canzone viene subito smontato in “Poor man”, che inizia quasi distante, con un suono di tastiera che rimbalza da una cassa all'altra: è uno dei migliori esempi della produzione di Ford, con i suoni puliti che si accumulano, pur rimanendo chiaramente distinti e individuabili, costruendo un crescendo che alla fine della canzone ha tirato su un altro muro del suono.  “No more (The last time)” è un altro potenziale singolo, un’altra canzone dritta, dalla melodia dritta, sostenuta da bassi pulsanti. “Fail” è la chiusura, affidata alla voce di Martin: scura e melodica, in cui  gli opposti si attraggono e si uniscono, come in tutto l’album. “People, how are we coping? It’s futile to even start hoping. If justice will prevail, the truth will tear the scales. Our dignity has sailed, we failed”.
“Spirit” è un disco che riesce ad essere contemporaneamente duro e avvolgente. Suoni e parole affilate come lame, eppure non si ha mai una sensazione di distacco, di essere messi a distanza. I Depeche Mode invece ipnotizzano l’ascoltatore con quei suoni sintetici che fanno parte della loro storia, ripensati e rispolverati per il 2017. Le melodie spesso mitigano la durezza della parole, dando un senso di familiarità a sonorità spesso volutamente disturbanti.
Insomma: un disco da ascoltare e riascoltare, una band che con 40 anni di carriera non tradisce la sua identità, ma va avanti e si rifiuta di chiudersi in una torre d’avorio, guardandosi intorno, cercando nuovi modi di raccontare quello che vede e spingendo l’ascoltaltore a fare altrettanto.
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Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 19:18:30
2017-02-21 - EFE (Spain) - Album Review

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http://www.wradio.com.co/noticias/sociedad/depeche-mode-abre-espacio-a-la-luz-en-el-etereo-quotspiritquot/20170221/nota/3389325.aspx
http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20170221/42195951806/depeche-mode-abre-espacio-a-la-luz-en-el-etereo-spirit.html
http://www.eldiario.es/cultura/Depeche-Mode-espacio-etereo-Spirit_0_614888633.html

Depeche Mode abre espacio a la luz en el etéreo "Spirit"
Javier Herrero.
Madrid, 21 feb (EFE)

"Sabes que nos hundimos, pero no pienso caer", canta Depeche Mode en uno de los temas de "Spirit", su nuevo álbum, compendio de canciones predominantemente lentas y sosegadas, etéreas incluso, que abren una espita al optimismo y hablan de reponerse de los males del corazón o de restañar el alma colectiva.
A este último grupo pertenece el prometedor y ya conocido "Where's the revolution", un cebo engañoso para quienes vean en él una pauta del "espíritu" general del disco, que se convertirá en el decimocuarto de estudio para la banda británica cuando se publique el 17 de marzo en todo el mundo.
Producido por James Ford, integrante de Simian Mobile Disco y colaborador previo de Foals y Arctic Monkeys, del resultado comentó Dave Gahan que es un álbum "con mucha fuerza, no solo en cuanto al sonido, sino también al mensaje".
Como pudo comprobar Efe en una escucha organizada por Sony Music, entre los 12 cortes que lo integrarán no hay ninguno sin embargo que se aproxime al primer sencillo en esa intensidad concentrada y preeruptiva que hacía salivar a los nostálgicos del perfil con más mordiente de Depeche Mode.
Musicalmente, de hecho, es más bien una evolución sobre el previo "Delta machine", un trabajo editado hace ya cuatro años del que numerosos críticos valoraron su sonido más sofisticado, pero al que achacaban pérdida de frescura y de pegada y un gusto recalcitrante por no dejar espacio a la luz y la esperanza.
Ahí radica el principal cambio de "Spirit", que, sobre su ya clásica línea de graves, arranca con la árida reflexión roquera de "Going backwards": "Hemos perdido el control, vamos hacia atrás", canta Dave Gahan, antes de entonar insistentemente hacia el final del corte: "no sentimos nada dentro".
En una lógica secuencia narrativa, el grupo enarbola entonces la llamada a la conciencia común, primero con el explosivo "Where's the revolution", después con guante de seda en la balada "The worst crime", en la que una guitarra evocadora lamenta "¿cómo podemos cometer el peor crimen?".
A partir de ahí, superado el "impasse" de "Scum", el tono se vuelve más luminoso, por ejemplo con la sensualidad lúdica de "You move" ("Me gusta la forma en que te mueves", interpreta Gahan sobre una línea limpia de sintetizador) o, ya en un ámbito comunal, con el espiritual "Cover me", tema balsámico del álbum que empieza con un "me siento mejor".
El amor se vuelve protagonista primero con Martin Gore al frente del micrófono en "Eternal", elegía de querencia organística, después en el reproche baladístico de "Poison heart" ("Tienes veneno en el corazón"), para acabar con "So much love", catarsis bailable por el cariño más importante de todos: el que se profesa alguien a sí mismo frente al desprecio.
La crónica de esta ruptura sentimental llega a su culminación después del relleno de "Poorman" ("Los hombres pobres siguen teniendo el blues"). Sucede en "No more (this is the last time)", otro corte sinuoso en el que el protagonista corta una relación disfuncional.
"Fail", ya al final del álbum, recupera el mensaje colectivo en una especie de canto eclesiástico, parsimonioso como una procesión, con la voz de Gahan sonando dulce en esta última reflexión sobre la sociedad y la dignidad humana.
Así concluye "Spirit", cuyo lanzamiento incluirá una versión en vinilo y una deluxe en doble CD, con 5 remezclas creadas por Depeche Mode, Matrixxman y Kurt Uenala y un librillo especial de 27 páginas integrado, como el resto del material gráfico del álbum, por obra de su inseparable Anton Corbijn.
Pocas semanas después de su salida a la calle, Martin Gore, Dave Gahan y Andrew Fletcher también se lanzarán a la carretera para presentarlo en vivo con una gira que arrancará el 5 de mayo en Estocolmo y contará con 32 conciertos en 21 países de toda Europa.
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Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 19:47:10
2017-02-21 - La Razon (Spain) - Album Review

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Depeche Mode empuña la hoz y el martillo
La banda rompe cuatro años de silencio con «Spirit», un álbum lleno de reivindicaciones y conciencia social que la crítica ha saludado con entusiasmo.
Alberto Bravo.  Madrid.

«Te has mantenido en silencio / Has sido empujado / Te han mentido / ¿Quién está tomando tus decisiones? / ¿Tú o tu religión? ¿Vuestros gobiernos, vuestros países? / Vosotros, adictos patrióticos». Esto es «Where’s the revolution», la canción que habita dentro del disco «Spirit», un trabajo que rompe con cuatro años de silencio de la banda inglesa y que saldrá a la venta el 17 de marzo. Hay suficientes razones para esperar con inquietud cada nuevo trabajo de Depeche Mode. No en vano, se trata de un grupo que ha sobrevivido cuatro décadas cuando ya desde el comienzo muchos aludían a ella como una banda perecedera. Aquellos años 80 eran tiempos en los que la música tecno reclutaba a numerosos grupos sin talento presos de un movimiento ceñido a una época. Pero Depeche Mode resistió, y de qué manera.
Lo cierto es que siempre encuentran la forma de reinventarse y permanecer tan fieles a su forma de hacer música como flexible a las influencias del momento. Es lo que pasa en «Spirit» y en las 12 canciones que lo componen. Un trabajo donde el único riesgo es también el mayor de todos: estar a la altura de Depeche Mode.
Por lo pronto, la crítica ha sido entusiasta. Sin saludarlo como una obra maestra, sí encuentra suficientes argumentos como para ensalzar la obra y ponerla en un sitio puntero de su discografía. «Going Backwards» es su enérgica apertura y el preludio del primer sencillo del álbum, la referida «Where’s the Revolution», una canción decididamente mayor. Su texto hace referencia al discurso pronunciado por Lenin el 7 de noviembre de 1919 y se enmarca dentro de la afinidad de sus músicos a las ideas socialistas. Una militancia que, por cierto, exhiben desde sus primeros días. Cómo olvidar discos como «A Broken Frame» (1982) o «Construction Time Again» (1983), tan llenos de hoces y martillos. Depeche Mode vuelven a utilizar la música –y un género que tradicionalmente tanto denostó el valor de la palabra dicha– para enviar mensajes que, de forma enormemente sutil, hablan de realidades como el Brexit, el auge de los populismos o la búsqueda de un medio en el que canalizar la rabia sin pasar por la violencia.
Sonido y mensaje
«Nos sentimos muy orgullosos de ‘‘Spirit’’ y estamos muy contentos de compartirlo con todo el mundo. Junto a James Ford y todo el equipo de producción hemos hecho un álbum que creo que tiene mucha fuerza. No sólo por el sonido, sino también por el mensaje», relata Dave Gahan, su vocalista. Es el primer trabajo de la banda junto a Ford, quien ha querido situar la espléndida voz de Gahan en primer plano. Por ejemplo, en la magnífica «The Worst Crime», uno de los mejores temas del disco. «Cover me» es otra de las piezas más estimables, una canción que relata el viaje de un hombre hacia otro planeta para al final encontrarse que lo nuevo es exactamente igual que lo anterior. Casi se podría definir como un homenaje involuntario a la cautivadora influencia que siempre fue David Bowie y el universo creado a través de Ziggy Stardust. También llama la atención una composición como «Poison Heart», en la que Depeche Mode muestra cómo convertir una melodía de los años 50 en una canción del siglo venidero. Es una de las canciones favoritas de Gahan y, sin duda, uno de sus esfuerzos más evidentes y satisfactorios. Y, por supuesto, los amantes del industrial duro lo gozarán con «You Move».
«Estamos viviendo tiempos de auténtico cambio. A medida que me hago mayor, más me afectan las cosas que suceden en todo el mundo. Pienso en mis hijos y en el entorno en el que están creciendo», confesó recientemente Gahan a «Rolling Stone». ¿Gente con la vida resuelta con ganas de levantar la voz? «No tiene nada que ver tener dinero y dejar de preocuparte por lo que sucede en el mundo», argumenta con razón el vocalista de Depeche Mode.
No son «políticos»
La banda no es dudosa en este sentido. Por supuesto, forman parte del juego y asumen estar dentro de una maquinaria que suele tratar mal al fan, convirtiendo cada concierto en una experiencia superlativa que deben sufragar con creces. Pero nadie obliga a pasar por caja: Depeche Mode sigue mereciendo la pena. También con sus discos, pues todavía no se han convertido en una parodia de sí mismos, como demuestran en una canción como «Scum». Lo que sí pretende rechazar el grupo es la catalogación de «banda política». Tanto para su trayectoria como para su nuevo trabajo. «Va sobre humanidad y nuestro lugar dentro de ella», advierte Gahan.
El disco se grabó en relajadas sesiones en Santa Barbara y Nueva York, en contraste con la urgencia de los mensajes. Porque para Depeche Mode no hay respuestas fáciles. «Si queremos que las cosas cambien, una revolución, necesitamos hablar de ello y de lo que nos importa lo que está sucediendo en el mundo», advierte Gahan. Y a este concepto se refiere «So Much Love».
No está nada mal que una banda con todo ganado –reconocimiento, admiración, dinero- siga manteniendo unas dosis tan altas de estusiasmo y autoexigencia para cada disco. «Spirit» es su decimocuarto álbum y llega cuatro años después del exitoso «Delta Machine», que debutó en el número uno de 12 países y que dio lugar a una gira que congregó a 2,5 millones de seguidores de todo el planeta. No se espera menos que eso para la nueva entrega. Depeche Mode llegó hace cuatro décadas para quedarse y ha cumplido su palabra.
Gran gira ante una audiencia global
«Global Spirit Tour» es el nombre elegido para la nueva gira mundial de la banda británica, que incluirá 34 conciertos en 21 países de toda Europa dentro de un trayecto que arrancará el próximo 5 de mayo en Estocolmo y que reunirá a millón y medio de fans sólo en el viejo continente en ciudades como Atenas o Londres. Su espectáculo está destinado a las grandes masas y los estadios serán los colosales auditorios. La caravana llegará el 6 de julio a Bilbao para participar en el festival BBK Live, la única fecha de la gira prevista para nuestro país, con las entradas ya a la venta. Después llegarán muchos más conciertos en Estados Unidos y América del Sur.
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Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 19:50:25
2017-02-21 - Repubblica (Italy) - Album Review

http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/musica/2017/02/20/news/depeche_mode-158794121/

I Depeche Mode cantano lo spirito elettronico della Terra
Abbiamo ascoltato in anteprima il nuovo album della band, 'Spirit', in uscita il 17 marzo. Un lavoro che segna la rinascita artistica del gruppo di Dave Gahan e Martin Gore alla vigilia del tour mondiale che li porterà in Italia a giugno
di GIANNI SANTORO

Il Cristo onnipresente di Personal Jesus. Il re smarrito che camminava senza meta in Enjoy the Silence. Il traditore cantato in Judas. Giovanni apostolo invocato in John the Revelator. Tutti i personaggi biblici e storici evocati in quarant’anni di carriera sembrano essere arrivati qui a raccolta intorno al corpo sofferente del pianeta per dire in coro: “Stiamo andando indietro, stiamo tornando alla mentalità dell’uomo delle caverne”.
Inizia così, con queste parole contenute in un brano amaro intitolato Going Backwards, il quattordicesimo album dei Depeche Mode, Spirit, in uscita il 17 marzo. Ma la band di Martin Gore, Dave Gahan e Andrew Fletcher fa musica, non fa politica. Eppure mai come nel nuovo lavoro sembrano riflettere sull’attualità, sulla situazione del mondo, con una puntualità che, pur senza fare nomi, è miratissima. E se il primo singolo estratto dall’album, Where’s the Revolution?, voleva essere uno stimolo al risveglio della coscienza mondiale, il resto dell’opera tradisce una rassegnazione che però non sa di resa definitiva. Questi dodici nuovi brani sembrano voler consolare l’umanità, come per dire: ok, è andata così, ora stringiamoci forte sulle macerie.
“Avevamo così tanto tempo, come siamo riusciti a commettere il peggiore dei crimini?”, si chiede Gahan, con la voce cavernosa che con gli anni continua a migliorare, in The Worst Crime. È una delle canzoni migliori di un album che rilancia ancora una volta le quotazioni di una band che in fondo non ha mai davvero sofferto di grossi cali di creatività. Però la flessione di Delta Machine, l'ultimo lavoro, del 2013, era evidente. Il vero punto di forza di Spirit è l’estremizzazione delle due anime dei Depeche Mode: quella elettronica e quella rock. Invece di cercare una comunione che con il passaggio delle mode e con l’evoluzione delle tecnologie invecchierebbe, stavolta elettronica e rock dialogano come in un duetto continuo. La base elettronica – merito anche del nuovo produttore James Ford, già con Florence & The machine e Arctic Monkeys ma soprattutto metà del duo dance Simian Mobile Disco – che a volte si esprime al meglio in lunghe code, ingaggia un call and response con la chitarra, molto desert rock ed evocativa, che suona il blues come impararono all'epoca di I Feel You. Succede in So Much Love, sintesi emblematica delle due anime. E in Poorman, dove il blues è dichiarato: “Poorman’s got the blues”, dice. Spirit è nettamente diviso a metà, con le due parti suggellate dai due brani cantati da Martin Gore e non da Gahan: la brevissima, poco più di due minuti, e inquietante ballata Eternal chiude la prima metà, e Fail, dove Gore si trasforma in un santone elettronico, congeda la seconda parte e quindi tutto l’album con un pizzico di speranza: “La giustizia alla fine prevarrà”, canta il compositore storico della band. Non sono singoli. Anzi, forse singoli potenti in Spirit non ce ne sono, come neanche brani da discoteca rock (in fondo oltre a Just Can’t Get Enough, A Question of Time e Personal Jesus non hanno mai contribuito molto alla causa), ma la loro piena realizzazione sarà nei concerti del nuovo tour, che porterà il gruppo in Italia il 25 giugno allo Stadio Olimpico di Roma, il 27 a Milano, San Siro, e il 29 a Bologna, Stadio Dall’Ara.
La vera perla del disco (che esce anche in versione deluxe con cinque remix) è però un’altra: si intitola Cover Me ed è un lungo kolossal dal sapore cinematografico con una lunga e grandiosa coda che ricorda Lucky dei Radiohead e porta la firma di Dave Gahan. Che dopo aver sofferto per anni l'esclusiva che Gore aveva per la composizione, dal 2005 in poi ha scritto alcuni dei brani più convincenti degli ultimi album dei Depeche Mode (Should be Higher, Suffer well, Hole to Feed) e stavolta segna forse il sorpasso rispetto a Gore. E se i grandi compositori all’interno del gruppo diventano due a guadagnarci sarà questa splendida storia chiamata Depeche Mode: l’unica band elettronica insieme ai Kraftwerk a poter vantare una tale longevità con un livello di fama e di qualità mai visto prima. Non saranno forse i primi della nuova guardia, ma sono gli ultimi della vecchia guardia invecchiati meglio, senza fare leva sulla nostalgia e sul revival.
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Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 19:57:38
2017-02-21 - Zero magazine (Sweden) - Album Review

http://zeromagazine.nu/2017/02/21/depeche-mode-spirit-de-forsta-intrycken/

Depeche Mode Spirit – De första intrycken
Ernst Adamsson Borg

Let me take you on a trip: Zeros Ernst Adamsson Borg fördes bort med båt, tillsammans med gräddan ur Sveriges musikjournalistkår, till en hemlig plats för att exklusivt förhandslyssna på nya Depeche Mode-albumet Spirit.
För ett par veckor sedan damp det ner ett mejl i min inkorg. Mejlet skulle komma att visa sig bestå av en jäkla massa regler. Du får inte säga ditt och inte datt, trist tyckte jag. Men vid närmare inspektion förstod jag varför det var en massa regler kring att knipa igen. Mejlet innehöll nämligen en inbjudan till att få tjuvlyssna på Depeche Modes nya alster Spirit, långt innan release-datum. Spännande tyckte jag, som gladeligen tackade ja.
Den info som stod i mejlet, utöver alla regler, var: kom till Nybrokajen 18:00, vi ska åka båt till hemlig plats. Sagt och gjort. Något sen spurtade jag från Stureplan till Nybrokajen för att lyckas hinna till det gyllene klockslaget 18:00 och precis som utlovat tuffade en båt in till kajen på avtalad tid. Jag, tillsammans med ett gäng namnkunniga journalister från olika tidningsredaktioner, klev ombord och blev erbjudna öl och fick ett kontrakt i näven. Jag gick emot min, sedan tonåren införda, princip om att aldrig tacka nej till gratis öl, mestadels på grund av en något överförfriskad gårdag som fortfarande gjorde sig påmind. Men kontraktet hade jag åtminstone vett att skriva på och skutan kunde lämna kajen.
Efter en sisådär femton minuter hade vi nått målet. Jag såg mig omkring och drog snabbt slutsatsen att vi hamnat i Finnboda. En plats som ligger precis nedanför Henriksdal i Nacka (bussen från Slussen hade gått fortare, men den kanske dömdes ut till förmån för båten på grund av SL-bussars generella brist på glamour). Hur som helst. Finnboda var förr hem till ett stort varv men är nu ombyggt till fruktansvärt dyra lägenheter med sjöutsikt. Men hyser även Delight Studios, i vilkas lokaler albumlyssningen skulle komma att ske.
Vi leddes in till ett mörkt bergrum där ett gäng stolar med tillhörande anteckningsblock stod utställda framför två högtalare av modell större. Min första inspektion av högtalarna ledde snabbt till slutsatsen att de var kopplade till en dator. Detta måste ändå sägas var en viss besvikelse. Jag hade föreställt mig en sån där orimligt dyr skivspelare, typ en Brinkmann för hundra tusen med en McIntosh-stärkare i samma prisklass. Helst också med en person iklädd silkeshandskar vars enda uppgift skulle varit att vända på plattan. Men icke, detta var digitalt. Trots den lilla farsen var ljudet fullt godkänt, möjligen något bastungt.
Nog om det. Det ska inte grottas (Höhö – Zero-red:s anm) för mycket i hi-fi-prylar. Poängen var själva musiken och innan jag kommer med någon form av utlåtande ska det erkännas att jag inte är den mest kunniga människan när det kommer till Depeche Mode. All oro kring min potentiella dissekering av plattan ur ett Depeche Mode-perspektiv kan därför stillas, jag kommer att hålla mig borta från djupdykningarna.
Men överlag måste jag tillstå att albumet var tillfredsställande. Inte full pott, men inte heller en dödskalle. Tidvis kan jag dock uppleva det som något spretigt. Med en del ljud som jag inte kan identifiera som varken en synth, gitarr eller bas, men det är väl sånt som kallas utveckling kan jag tänka mig. Texterna är inte heller så pjåkiga och gifter sig väl med Gahans stämma.
Jag har inte hört plattan sedan denna kalla torsdagskväll i början av februari och det finns en risk att jag inte skulle vara lika tillfredsställd med musiken om jag hörde den i mitt eget hem. Miljön och hela grejen att sticka iväg med en liten båt mitt i vintern och hamna i ett bergrum lär ha haft en positiv inverkan. Men det är väl precis så musik funkar. Nu kommer jag alltid att förknippa Depeche Mode med ett något kyligt bergrum i Nacka, vilket någonstans känns helt rätt.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 20:03:31
2017-02-21 - Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution single tracklist

http://www.depechemode.com/article/5-track-remix-cd-of-wheres-the-revolution-coming-march-3rd.-9-track-double-lp-of-remixes-coming-april-28th

5 TRACK REMIX CD OF "WHERE'S THE REVOLUTION" COMING MARCH 3RD. 9 TRACK DOUBLE LP OF REMIXES COMING APRIL 28TH.

Depeche Mode To Release 5-Track Remix CD Of New Single "Where's The Revolution" on March 3rd.
Special 9-Track Double Vinyl Remixes Available April 28
New Studio Album SPIRIT Available Globally March 17 On Columbia Records
Depeche Mode will be releasing a 5-track CD featuring remixes of their new single "Where's the Revolution" on March 3rd. The release will be available physically in stores and through all digital and streaming services.  A special 9-track, double LP collection of remixes of "Where's the Revolution" will be released April 28. "Where's the Revolution" is the debut track from Depeche Mode's upcoming 14th studio album, Spirit, and their first new music in four years.

Track listing for 5-Track CD, 3/3 release:
1 Where's the Revolution               
2 Where's the Revolution (Ewan Pearson Remix)       
3 Where's the Revolution (Algiers Remix)   
4 Where's the Revolution (Terence Fixmer Remix)   
5 Where's the Revolution (Autolux Remix)   
 
Track listing for 9-Track Double LP, 4/28 release:
LP 1
Side 1
1. Where's the Revolution (Autolux Remix)
2. Where's the Revolution (Pearson Sound Remix)
Side 2
1. Where's the Revolution (Algiers Remix)
2. Where's the Revolution (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
3. Where's the Revolution (Pearson Sound Beatless Remix)   
 
LP 2
Side 1
1. Where's the Revolution (Simian Mobile Disco Dub)
2. Where's the Revolution (Terence Fixmer Spatial mix)
Side 2
1. Where's the Revolution (Patrice Bäumel Remix)
2. Where's the Revolution (Ewan Pearson Kompromat Dub)
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 20:14:08
2017-02-21 - Giornale di Sicilia (Italy) - Album Review

https://www.facebook.com/groups/119831635205/permalink/10159241524675206/

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http://gds.it/2017/02/21/spirit-il-nuovo-album-dei-depeche-mode-e-il-nostro-grido-dallarme_631855/

"Spirit", il nuovo album dei Depeche Mode: è il nostro grido d'allarme
ROMA. Dave Gahan era stato chiaro, nell'unica intervista concessa sul disco: «E' un lavoro sull'umanità ... dobbiamo occuparci di quanto succede ma sembra che stiamo andando in un'altra direzione».
«Spirit», il nuovo album che segna il ritorno dei Depeche Mode dopo quattro anni di silenzio discografico che uscirà in tutto il mondo il 17 marzo, è un grido di allarme e al tempo stesso una diretta assunzione di responsabilità collettiva per un'umanità che sta andando fuori controllo, spinta da leader
sbagliati.
Come ha raccontato Gahan, il primo titolo scelto era Maelstrom, poi scartato perchè troppo vicino al mondo heavy metal. Per questo potente statement i Depeche Mode hanno scelto di affidarsi alla produzione di James Ford dei Simian Mobile Disco, che ha già lavorato con Florence & The Machine e gli
Arctic Monkeys, interrompendo così la collaborazione con Ben Hiller, che ha lavorato con i Depeche Mode per 10 anni e che è stato anche un produttore molto discusso.
«Spirit» è un album che riporta la band al centro dell'elettronica, curatissimo, che costruisce l'insieme
attraverso i dettagli sonori, a volte anche scuro, con poche concessioni, senza per questo rinunciare alla riconoscibilità.
Ford ha fatto un lavoro certosino, curando con maniacale precisione ogni dettaglio, tenendo il sound in perfetto equilibrio tra la contemporaneità e il passato di una band che in 40 anni ha costruito un sound inconfondibile.
«Goin' Backwards», il brano di apertura definisce l'atmosfera con una batteria dal sapore tribale e i riff potenti che rievocano il passato glorioso della band, «Wherès The Revolution» è il singolo che ha anticipato l'album, «The Worst Crime» è una ballata elettronica costruita attorno ai suoni lievi della chitarra; «Scum» ha una pulsazione quasi dance innestata in una struttura e in una costruzione sonica molto originali; «You Move» è come una finestra socchiusa sull'elettropop; «Cover Me» è una ballata costruita su accordi molto larghi e una vocalità intensa che nel finale lascia spazio alle tastiere e a effetti sonici; «Eternal» è affidata alla voce di Martin Gore che si muove in una struttura fatta solo di tastiere ed effetti; «Poison Heart» è uno dei momenti più belli dell'album, potrebbe essere una ballad soul in 6/8 ma viene immersa in un clima straniante, rasserenato da un'improvvisa apertura lirica; «So Much Love» ha impresso il «marchio Depeche», con Gore e Gahan che si dividono le parti vocali mentre le percussioni elettroniche e le chitarre rievocano la New Wave; «Poor Man» è un brano elettronico, molto indicativo del lavoro di Ford; «No More (This Is The Last Time») è uno dei pezzi dalla struttura più tradizionale, senza dubbio uno dei più diretti con la spinta dei bassi; «Fail», la chiusura, è affidata
alla voce di Martin Gore che si muove su un tappeto elettronico.
«Spirit» è un album che richiede un ascolto attento, che mette insieme ricerca sonora e riaffermazione di una storica identità musicale, potenza ritmica e divagazioni elettroniche.
Soprattutto è una lacerante riflessione sullo stato delle cose del mondo contemporaneo sollecitata probabilmente dal fatto che sia Gahan che Gore vivono ormai negli Stati Uniti che, purtroppo, hanno fornito al mondo un clamoroso esempio di «misguided leader».
«Spirit» uscirà anche in versione doppio cd, con un booklet di 28 pagine più cinque remix chiamati «Jungle Spirit Remix» e anche in versione doppio vinile, con una speciale serigrafia e le fotografie di Anton Corbjin.
Il cinque maggio a Stoccolma comincerà il Global Spirit Tour che porterà i Depeche Mode in 21 Paesi europei (in Italia suoneranno in giugno, il 25 allo stadio Olimpico di Roma, il 27 a San Siro a Milano e il 29 allo stadio Dall'Ara di Bologna), prima di arrivare in Nord America e Sud America dopo l'estate.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 20:17:15
2017-02-21 - Il Giornale (Italy) - Album Review

https://www.facebook.com/groups/119831635205/permalink/10159241524675206/

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http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/spettacoli/stesso-stile-nuova-grinta-lurlo-dei-depeche-mode-1366837.html

Stesso stile, nuova grinta: l'urlo dei Depeche Mode
L'album "Spirit" (già in pre-order) conferma la vitalità della band che a giugno sarà in Italia
Paolo Giordano

Loro lo chiamano «Spirit» ma in realtà è semplice vitalità. I Depeche Mode sono in giro da 37 anni, hanno venduto oltre cento milioni di copie dei loro dischi, consolidato un genere musicale, riempito stadi e bollettini medici (per stravizi e malattie) e quindi potrebbero vivere di rendita come fanno molte superstar di lungo corso: un disco ogni tanto per gradire e poi lunghi tour con incassi da decine di milioni di euro.
Invece no.

Il nuovo disco, che uscirà a metà marzo per la Columbia, si intitola Spirit e non sembra quello di una band consumata che macina primi posti in classifica quasi per prassi doverosa. Anzi, a giudicare dal primo singolo Where's the revolution, pubblicato a inizio mese, i Depeche Mode di Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher e Dave Gahan hanno conservato il loro Dna sonoro, quello che li ha resi immediatamente riconoscibili a chiunque, e ci hanno aggiunto l'urlo disilluso di chi è cresciuto nell'enfasi spumeggiante di nuovi stili musicali e nuove istanze sociali ma ora si ritrova impaludato in una inerte piattezza creativa e politica. «Dov'è la rivoluzione, su, gente, mi state deludendo» è lo slogan del singolo. Ma potrebbe essere anche la recensione delle nuove dodici canzoni (uscirà anche una versione deluxe con un altro cd di remix). Non c'è più, insomma, il compiacimento elettroblues del precedente (e ottimo) Delta Machine del 2013 ma un rinnovamento del Codice Depeche Mode costruito su di un tessuto techno e colorato di malinconia oltre che di inimitabili incroci di synth. «Non lo chiamerei un disco politico, è piuttosto un disco sull'umanità e sul posto che abbiamo noi al suo interno» ha spiegato Gahan a Rolling Stone Usa. È comunque un gran disco, non troppo lungo e quindi per nulla dispersivo ma assai focalizzato, più vicino allo spirito di Violator e Songs of faith and devotion dei primi anni Novanta, quando i Depeche Mode erano rimasti gli ultimi a galleggiare in un mare di grunge, hair metal e gangsta rap.
Perciò diciamola tutta: sono pochissime le band multiplatinum, ossia quelle che abbiano venduto decine di milioni di copie, a essere ancora così creative. E, se Poorman sembra quasi provenire da Delta Machine, la ballata Poison heart ha una chitarra graffiante e una melodia così tanto beatlesiana da renderla una perla. Ma anche Cover me e The worst crime hanno quella rarissima capacità di aprire all'ascoltatore le porte di un mondo altrimenti irraggiungibile, fatto di atmosfere cupe ma non pigre, di forza pacata e di sottili intrecci di synth e campionamenti. Per capirci, un disco forse poco radiofonico ma sicuramente adatto a soddisfare un pubblico che nel disco non cerca più la novità a tutti i costi ma lo stimolo per partecipare ai concerti oceanici ai quali i Depeche Mode hanno ormai preso gusto (saranno all'Olimpico di Roma il 25 giugno, poi a San Siro il 27 e al Dall'Ara di Bologna il 29). Nel frattempo, chissà, potrebbe uscire il video di un loro concerto molto special tenuto nel parco High Line di New York: un tributo a David Bowie (amico di Gahan) con zero pubblico e molta intensità. Un'altra conferma che esistano ancora band ultramiliardarie capaci di suonare per passione senza chiedersi troppi perché.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 20:44:26
2017-02-21 - La Stampa (Italy) - Album Review

https://twitter.com/lucadondoni/status/833967655887441921

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 20:45:42
2017-02-21 - France 2 (France) - Alcaline, Le Mag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD-TOofuc5s

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Alcaline, Les News du 21/02 - Depeche Mode, de retour avec Spirit.

Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 21:03:33
2017-02-21 - Espectáculos (Mexico) - Depeche alista gira mundial, con escala…¡En México!

[All of a sudden, Mexican media are reporting that DM will come to Mexico:]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QM0u4pvO1Y

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And:
http://noticieros.televisa.com/videos/asiarrancame-36/

And Espectáculos:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/205245259993/permalink/10155185647209994/

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https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/espectaculos/598526-depeche-mode-a-la-vista
https://www.elsoldezacatecas.com.mx/espectaculos/depeche-mode-a-la-vista

Depeche alista gira mundial, con escala…¡En México!
Belisario Gutierrez

Después de cuatro años de silencio, la banda Depeche Mode regresa a la actividad con la canción Where's the Revolution, que desprende de su álbum Spirit, con el cual planean realizar una gira mundial este mismo año que incluiría a México.
Este nuevo disco marca la primera colaboración de los ingleses con James Ford, productor y miembro de Simian Mobile Disco (dúo británico de música electrónica, quien trabajó con Artic Monkeys y Florence+ The Machine).
Además del disco, la agrupación tiene planeada una gira llamada Global Spirit Tour, que iniciará el 5 de mayo en Suecia y visitará varias ciudades del viejo continente. También se espera el anuncio de fechas para actuar en Sudamérica y Estados Unidos, abriendo además la gran posibilidad de verlos en México, según informó el sitio Billboard.
Catalogados como “los padres del rock electrónico”, están considerados como uno de los mejores exponentes del género, siendo precursores del uso del sintetizador como instrumento y del “sampler” como recurso musical.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 22:30:42
2017-02-21 - Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Depeche Mode: l’esprit de révolte

[Bought from the website as a digital issue. I converted the pages into text, using OCR.]

http://www.lesinrocks.com/2017/02/21/musique/dave-gahan-linterview-a-loccasion-de-sortie-nouvel-album-de-depeche-mode-11914418/
http://boutique.lesinrocks.com/depeche-mode-2017/
http://mon-compte.lesinrocks.com/bibliotheque/numero/?number=1108&titleRef=EDIND.INROK

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Rencontre exclusive avec Dave Gahan, qui raconte tout sur le nouvel album de Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode : l’esprit de révolte. Entretien, à New York, avec Dave Gahan,la voix (et le déhanché) de Depeche Mode. Le groupe mythique sort Spirit, passionnant quatorzième album studio.
Par Maxime de Abreu

Il est la voix et le déhanché ensorcelant de Depeche Mode : Dave Gahan raconte Spirit, passionnant quatorzième album studio d’un groupe mythique et toujours indigné. Rencontre à New York.
Avec Depeche Mode, depuis son Angleterre de la classe banale, Dave Gahan a connu un succès complètement dingue – celui des stades, des émeutes de fans et de l’argent à ne plus savoir quoi en faire. Avec Depeche Mode, il a aussi connu les addictions, les tentatives de suicide, les overdoses et les cures de désintoxication qui vont avec.
Mais Dave est clean depuis des années. Il se dit béni d’avoir trouvé la paix à New York, où il vit en famille depuis pas loin de vingt ans. On le rencontre dans le quartier de Tribeca, à quelques blocks du World Trade Center, à la table d’un restau d’hôtel lambda. Il porte un polo noir, un perfecto et des lunettes fumées. Sa barbe de trois jours recouvre mal des zygomatiques toujours prêts à s’activer. Résultat : à 54 ans, malgré les excès de sa vie folle, il en fait 15 de moins.
Dave Gahan a façonné, avec quelques autres, la mythologie de la “rock-star” – même en faisant  de la pop à synthés, c’est dire l’énergie déployée. Sexe, drogue et new-wave pour toujours ? Concernant  la musique, c’est oui. A travers elle, et entouré de Martin Gore et Andrew Fletcher, il continue d’exprimer une vision du monde que beaucoup, ayant trop en mémoire les débuts gentillets du groupe, ont refusé de voir pendant longtemps. De cette vie partagée entre un succès public énorme (cent millions d'albums vendus et des tournées mondiales de plusieurs mois, sans compter ses projets solo) et un mépris relativement récurrent de la part de la critique, Dave a rapporté une certaine sagesse La sagesse, oui, comme chez ces personnages de films qui, ayant tout vécu dans le monde des hommes, ralentissent le rythme et réfléchissent au chemin parcouru. En dispensant, au passage, quelques leçons sur la vie, les gens, tout ça.
Voilà une façon d'aborder Spirit, le nouvel album de Depeche Mode, que Dave Gahan a en partie écrit et composé. Ni dingue ni révolutionnaire face à l'histoire du groupe, c'est l album de musiciens ayant su rester dignes pendant plus de trente-cinq ans de carrière, affinant même leur serieux et leur crédibilité avec les années. Et si Spirit ne fait que prolonger une histoire déjà écrite (et à peu près rangee au rayon du mythe), il n'en demeure pas moins l'objet d'un savoir-faire musical qui continue de s'indigner, de dire non, d'essayer des choses, de rester sombre et deep quand bien même il pourrait se payer tous les luxes, toutes les facilités des producteurs et des remixeurs à gogo.
Cet album a été produit par James Ford, moitié de Simian Mobile Disco déjà producteur pour Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys... Une première collaboration pour un quatorzième album passionnant par moments, surtout dans ses passages les plus dépouillés (ne serait-ce que pour Cover Me, l'album vaut largement le détour). Depeche Mode continue par ailleurs, dans ses textes, d'interroger la spiritualité, le rapport au monde et à soi-même, la nécessité de l'art et le parfum de révolte qui plane un peu partout en ce moment. Des questions que Dave Gahan explore avec nous autour d'un café.

Ressens-tu toujours une certaine pression à la sortie d'un nouvel album?
Dave Gahan - Il y a davantage de pression au moment de le faire qu'au moment de le sortir. Quand on prépare un album, on veut toujours qu'il soit le mieux possible et y mettre tout ce qu'on a. Un peu de tension, c'est une bonne chose. Il faut du challenge. C'est d'ailleurs pour ça qu'on a travaillé avec de nouvelles personnes sur Spirit, dont James Ford à la production. James avait vraiment faim de travail. C'était un défi pour lui aussi car il connaissait très bien la musique de Depeche Mode avant ça. En studio, la difficulté, c'est de penser "en dehors de la boîte" Et la boîte, bien sûr, c'est Depeche Mode. Un bon producteur permet cela.

Pourquoi James Ford ?
Il était en haut de ma liste. J'adore ce qu'il a fait avec Arctic Monkeys. Et j'adore Simian Mobile Disco. Ça s'était très bien passé avec Ben Hillier sur les trois albums precédents, mais c'était devenu trop familier, trop évident. Il nous fallait à tous de nouveaux challenges avant que ça devienne ennuyeux. Quand je fais un album, je ne veux pas avoir la sensation de partir au travail.

Qu'a-t-il apporté au son Depeche Mode?
Plein de choses. Il a donné beaucoup de lui-même sur cet album. Il a bossé dur, autant comme musicien que comme producteur. On voulait créer une atmosphère de live. James est le genre de mec à attraper n importe quel instrument et à le maîtriser parfaitement avant la fin de la journée. Juste pour essayer des choses, comme ça. C'est ce qu'il a fait avec le pedal steel par exemple, qu'on retrouve sur le morceau Cover Me.

Tu as pris part au songwriting une nouvelle fois?
Oui, toujours avec Martin (Martin Gore a écrit la quasi-totalité des chansons de A Broken Frame, en 1982 jusqu'à Exciter en 2001 - ndlr). A nous deux, nous avions vingt-cinq chansons en arrivant en studio. Peut-être davantage. Il y avait beaucoup de choix à faire, beaucoup de pistes à explorer. Ca n'a pas été facile d'abandonner certaines chansons .. Mais au bout de plusieurs mois, il y a un moment précis, pour chacune des chansons qu'on retient, où je sens que ça fonctionne, et c'est là que mon autre rôle entre en jeu : chanter en apportant un maximum d'humanité.

La définition des rôles au sein de Depeche Mode est une longue histoire...
Dans l'histoire du groupe, les rôles ont justement été beaucoup trop définis ! Après tant d'années à travailler ensemble, il faut se forcer a les réinventer. C'est peut-être la chose la plus difficile qui soit, mais il faut essayer. Pour moi, les moments où je me sens le moins confiant, ce sont les premières semaines d'enregistrement. Je me demande toujours ce qu'il va advenir, pourquoi on fait ce qu'on fait, pourquoi on le fait encore, si j'ai vraiment envie de le faire... Et puis à un moment, il y a un déclic. Ça peut parfois tenir à un seul son. Tu vois ce processus? C'est le processus de l'inconnu. Il y a quelque chose de magique là-dedans. Et c'est pour ça que je suis là.

En solo ou avec Soulsavers, tu as des projets en dehors de Depeche Mode. C'est le secret de la longévité?
C'est le mien en tout cas. Ces projets me forcent à sortir de ma zone de confort, à aller là où je n'irais pas avec Depeche Mode et l'armée de personnes qui gravite autour du groupe. Prendre du recul stimule la créativité.

Les paroles de Depeche Mode ont souvent tourné autour de la foi, du péché, de la rédemption. Tu as l'impression que c'est encore le cas?
On essaie toujours de se racheter de quelque chose, non ? Donc la vie est une succession de rédemptions. Il y a une dimension de désastre et de catastrophe dans ce mot, "rédemption". Ce sont des choses qui s'expriment bien en musique, et dans l'art en général. Le désespoir du monde s'exprime comme ça, même si c'est parfois délicat pour les artistes, car ce n'est pas forcément concret et réel dans leurs vies à eux Mais c'est difficile de définir le thème précis d'une chanson...

Where's the Revolution, le single de l'album, c'est une vraie question que vous posez aux gens?
On demande au monde où est passée l'idée révolutionnaire d'un esprit commun à tous? On devrait davantage explorer l'idée de rassemblement plutôt que celle de division. On vit dans un monde guidé par idée d être plus fort ou plus riche que son prochain. Comme si se séparer des autres était un but à atteindre. Ce n'est pas ma façon de penser, et quitte à paraître naïf, ce n'est pas celle de la majorité des gens sur cette planète. Ceux qui détiennent le pouvoir veulent nous persuader du contraire. Ils veulent imposer la peur. Dans ce pays, par exemple, on nous incite à avoir peur des musulmans. Tous! C'est tellement ridicule et déprimant... Je suis conscient de n'être qu'un entertainer, mais je suis heureux et reconnaissant de pouvoir exprimer ce genre de choses en musique.

Ça fait vingt-sept ans que tu as quitté l'Angleterre pour les Etats-Unis. Peut-on écouter Where's the Revolution comme une réponse à l'élection de Trump? Comment y as-tu réagi d'ailleurs?
Cette élection est une folie, une absurdité. Mais c'est comme ça. Le pays a voté. La majorité l'a emporté. Enfin, pas vraiment la majorité.. Je pense que nous avons tous une part de responsabilité dans ce qu'il se passe. Toutefois, je pense aussi que ce n'est qu'une passade. Il s'enterre tout seul chaque jour et il vient à peine de commencer son mandat. Je n'aime pas trop m aventurer sur le terrain de la politique, mais en ce moment, c'est difficile de se retenir.

En attendant la fin de cette "passade", que peuvent faire les artistes?
Il faut rester positif et utiliser, chacun à son niveau, ses propres moyens d'expression C'est à cela que sert l'art : à partager des idées. Je crois vraiment qu'on peut faire bouger les choses collectivement.

Cette année, Depeche Mode permet aux fans de s'inscrire pour gérer la page Facebook du groupe pendant une journée. C'est une façon détournée de dire : "prenez le pouvoir"?
D'une certaine façon, oui. C'est une manière de pousser les gens à s'exprimer à la fois individuellement et collectivement. Quand je suis arrivé à New York, je voyais vivre ensemble un grand nombre de gens très différents pour la première fois de ma vie. Ici, peu importe la religion, la couleur de la peau ou la culture de chacun, on fait tous partie d un tout. Et New York est une île ! La preuve que c'est possible de ne pas s'entretuer.

Après toutes ces années ici, trouves-tu encore ce que tu étais venu chercher en quittant Los Angeles?
J'ai quitté L A. pour une raison très précise (arrêter la drogue définitivement, après des années de dépendance - ndlr). Je voulais changer de vie et garder certaines choses aussi loin que possible de moi. Je suis venu à New York car je me suis rendu compte que j'étais en danger à Los Angeles. Je me mettais moi-même en danger. Et les gens autour de moi me mettaient en danger. Il fallait que je parte. Ça fait dix-huit ans que je suis marié à ma femme, Jennifer. J'ai fondé une famille magnifique. Je suis fier de mes enfants. J'ai désormais une vie très privilégiée. Ça ne veut pas dire que je me moque du monde autour de moi, mais maintenant je sais ce qui compte vraiment. Quand on arrive à New York, on devient la partie d'un tout. C'est dur de quitter cette ville quand on y a mis les pieds. Si tu t emmerdes à New York, alors c'est toi qui es emmerdant!

La consommation de masse, le culte de l'individualité, l'esthétique SM, aujourd'hui la révolte populaire : à travers ses chansons et sa mise en scène, Depeche Mode a toujours anticipé certains mouvements de la société.
Depeche Mode a toujours été une bulle. Mais musicalement et culturellement, on reflète forcément quelque chose. Longtemps, les rock-critics n'ont pas compris ça. Ils se bornaient à nous poser des questions comme : "Pourquoi vous n'avez pas de batteur? Pourquoi autant d'électronique?' C'était absurde. Ça ne nous a jamais intéressés de reproduire des choses déjà existantes. On a toujours cherché ce qui était dans la marge, ce qui était étrange, ce qui était en germe. Encore aujourd'hui, en studio, si quelque chose a l'air trop normal, il y aura quelqu'un pour dire : "Rendons ça plus bizarre!" Nous venons tous de la classe moyenne anglaise, où règnent une grande normalité, un grand ennui. Notre point commun, à travers la musique, a toujours été de vouloir échapper à ça.

Le nouvel album s'appelle Spirit. Quel est ton rapport à Dieu aujourd'hui? A-t-il évolué avec le temps?
Je pense, comme je le disais en parlant de Where's the Revolution, qu il y a un esprit qui nous lie les uns aux autres Je ne sais pas ce qu'est cet esprit, mais j'ai connu trop de coïncidences étranges dans ma vie pour penser le contraire. J'espère que cet album poussera les gens à s'interroger sur eux-mêmes et sur les autres autour d'eux. Notre condition à tous sur cette Terre, c'est de faire des choix. Que ce soit pour s'engager politiquement ou choisir un plat au restaurant. Certains, évidemment, ont moins de liberté dans ces choix, car ils sont victimes de l'oppression. Pour moi, c'est très facile Je pourrais rester dans mon bel appartement, en haut de ma tour, à regarder New York le reste de ma vie. Mais le défi, pour moi, c est de réussir à partager certaines choses. La musique donne un sens à cette idée.

Quand tu repenses à ta vie, as-tu l'impression d'avoir vécu plus intensément que des milliers de personnes réunies?
En vieillissant, j'apprends à profiter davantage de l'instant, sans me soucier de ce qui est arrivé, de ce qui arrivera ou n'arrivera pas. Cette façon de penser m'apporte une plus grande liberté de choix. Je n'ai plus besoin des drogues pour prendre du recul sur ma personne et sur ma vie. J'ai mis une énergie incroyable, quand j'étais plus jeune, à essayer de m'éloigner de moi-même. Puis j'ai appris à m'accepter. Ce qui est évidemment un chemin vers l'acceptation des autres.

Album: Spirit (Columbia/Sony), sortie le 17 mars en version standard, deluxe et vinyle
Concerts: le 12 mai à Nice, le 29 à Lille; le 1 er juillet à Saint-Denis (Stade de France)

STORY
à tombeaux ouverts
par Romain Burrel
Trente-six ans après de candides débuts, ces précurseurs de l'electro ont su survivre malgré les excès, les guerres de pouvoir et les défections. Dissection d une trajectoire chaotique.
En 1981, il fallait être sacrément médium pour entrevoir qu'un jour cette bande de minets peroxydés aux allures de nouveaux romantiques muterait en escadron sadomaso. Comment imaginer alors que les musiciens des tubes sucrés de Speak & Spell accoucheraient plus tard d'un totem pervers comme Violator? Comment expliquer qu'une carrière entamée sous le signe de la laque pour cheveux allait, quatre décennies durant, régner sur l'industrie musicale? Par quel bug, ces "Blitz kids" de Basildon, banlieue grisâtre et déshéritée de Londres, se sont-ils retrouvés a la tête d'une des plus belles multinationales pop?
Comme des tas d'autres formations britanniques du début des années 1980 (de Soft Cell a The The), Depeche Mode s'invente sur les cendres à peine froides du punk et le cadavre encore chaud du frontman de Joy Division, lan Curtis. Le groupe
composé des amis d'enfance Andrew Fletcher et Martin L. Gore se fédère autour de Vince Clarke, le leader premier et artisan du son de Depeche Mode, et d'un goût prononcé pour tout ce qui sonne synthétique (Gary Numan, OMD, Kraftwerk...).. En passant, Clarke enrôle une petite frappe du coin du nom de Dave Gahan au poste de chanteur 'parce qu'il le trouvait mignon". Depeche Mode verse alors dans une synthpop sautillante avec des titres comme Just Can't Get Enough et New Life.
Effrayé par une gloire qu'il perçoit comme un malentendu, Clarke quitte rapidement le navire pour laisser libre court à sa candeur pop et sa fierté homosexuelle au sein de Yazoo et Erasure. Depeche Mode recrute alors un nouvel arrangeur, Alan Wilder, mais c'est Martin L. Gore qui prend alors le pouvoir. Ses mélodies en mode mineur tissées sur des textes mêlant obsessions bibliques, fétichisme et érotisme noir feront la fortune de DM (même si l'imagerie puissante du photographe Anton Corbijn ou le parrainage crucial de Daniel Miller, patron du label Mute, n'y sont pas non plus pour rien) : "Pour écrire, je m'assieds, je prends un stylo, je me connecte avec Dieu dans les trois premières lignes... et avec le sexe dans les cinq suivantes", avouera un jour le compositeur. Une recette efficace et appliquée scrupuleusement sur chacun des hits du groupe : de Master and Servant à Behind the Wheel, de Personal Jesus à In Your Room.
Loin de l'image lisse de ses débuts, le groupe se réinvente en machine à sexe gothique que rien ne semble pouvoir arrêter. Pas même les années 1980, les drogues, les tentatives de suicide de son chanteur, les quolibets de la presse musicale (comme le NME qui les juge "dépourvus de talent de la plus comique des manières") ou le succès planétaire. Même si, à quelques occasions, il. s'en est fallu de peu.
Après le succès monstre de Violator, Dave Gahan s'installe à Los Angeles avec sa nouvelle petite amie. Mais sa véritable histoire d'amour, c'est celle qu'il entretient désormais avec l'héroïne. Sous le soleil californien, le chanteur se laisse pousser les cheveux et les tatouages. L'enregistrement de l'album Songs of Faith and Devotion se fera dans une atmosphère exécrable pour un résultat pourtant sublime.
La tournée elle, malgré un indéniable succès commercial et artistique, s'achève dans un climax de haine et de débauche. Fatigué par les excès, les
tensions et sempiternels compromis, Alan Wilder jette à son tour l'éponge. Quatorze ans après le départ de Vince Clarke, Depeche Mode doit à nouveau faire face à la défection d'un de ses membres et le groupe avancera désormais en trio. En coulisses, l'histoire de Depeche Mode est une guerre de pouvoir.
Pendant des années, Martin L. Gore a régné sans partage sur le songwriting du groupe. Recalant systématiquement les compositions de Gahan ou Wilder. Alors, en 2004, quand le groupe doit donner un successeur à son album Exciter sorti en 2001, le chanteur, retapé après des années de déchéance, annonce clairement la couleur : si Gore s obstine à refuser de l'inclure dans le processus créatif des chansons, Depeche Mode cessera d'exister. Le gnome bouclé obtempère. Depuis, le groupe semble avoir trouvé une nouvelle facon d'avancer.
Mais avec cet équilibre vint un maléfice. Ces dix dernières années, Depeche Mode semble résigné à réenregistrer le même album encore et encore. Playing the Angel, Sounds of the Universe ou Delta sont les précipités de chansons de la même formule. Des disques élégants, matures mais pépères. Idem pour les tournées qui s'en suivirent. Pour survivre, le groupe va devoir se réinventer.
Pourtant, musicalement, Depeche Mode n'a jamais vraiment déraillé. Si le groupe a su traverser les âges, c'est sans doute en restant toujours poreux aux sonorités de l'époque sans jamais trahir totalement son ADN, synthétisant la crudité du grunge sur Songs of Faith and Devotion, le spleen du trip-hop pour Ultra...
Pas étonnant que des groupes, de Nine Inch Nails à Thomas Azier, se soient un jour nourris aux mamelles de leur musique et de leurs obsessions les plus crues. Quant aux derniers sceptiques sur le talent du groupe, ils ont depuis longtemps été confondus.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 21 February 2017 - 22:54:33
2017-02-21 - BBC6 Music (UK) - Depeche Mode to headline 6 Music Festival

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39038631

Depeche Mode to headline 6 Music Festival

Depeche Mode are to headline the 6 Music Festival 2017 in Glasgow, the BBC has announced.
The band will play Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom venue on Sunday 26 March as part of the three-day festival.
BBC Radio 6 Music said they would perform tracks from their new album Spirit along with classic hits.
The full festival line-up, which includes Goldfrapp, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Bonobo was revealed by 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne.
Other performers booked for the festival are Belle and Sebastian, Anna Meredith, Ride, Cate Le Bon and The Shins, among others. The full programme is available on the BBC Radio 6 Music website.
Depeche Mode, who formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, have not played at the 2,000 capacity Barrowland Ballroom for more than 30 years, when they performed as part of their Some Great Reward tour.
6 Music Festival events will also be held at the O2 Academy, St Luke's and SWG3.
The radio station said there would also be a "celebration of live music, conversation, comedy and spoken word" at Glasgow's Tramway on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March from 11:00 to 17:00.
Lauren Laverne said: "The 6 Music Festival is going further north than ever before.
"I love Glasgow and have so many great memories of the city, and the 6 Music Festival is sure to create some more. The music is going to be awesome."
Tickets for the event go on sale at 10:00 on Friday.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2hy3wl3kg02p4jRNP6wCNzb/6-music-festival-2017-the-line-up

6 Music Festival 2017 - The Line Up:

How to buy tickets:
Tickets for the festival go on sale at 10am on Friday 24th February. You will be able to book tickets online via this site or or via the TicketWeb box office phone line (call charges apply).
Ticket prices and booking fees vary for each event, please check the venue information pages for full details including opening times, disabled access information and event restrictions.

Sunday By Night:
DEPECHE MODE // JAMES LAVELLE [UNKLE] (DJ SET)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tmnlf

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan on performing at the 6 Music Festival
The lead singer of the synth-pop legends chats to Steve Lamacq about the band joining the bill for this year’s festival in Glasgow.
He also talks about the band’s last visit to the city in 1984, and their forthcoming album ‘Spirit’, produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford.
Duration: 11 minutes

http://www.gigwise.com/news/109294/depeche-mode-on-6music-festival-james-ford-and-tour-plans

Dave Gahan:
"[James Ford] was a perfect fit for us. We really sort of needed – we needed to work with a new team. We done a few records with Ben Hillier and they’d been great and we really enjoyed that process, but it was, you know, we needed to try something new."

"It’s impossible to not be affected by what goes on around you. Look a lot of these songs were written a year and a half ago, you know so but there’s stuff’s been going on you know in the world, these changes, these things that we’re all like you know you’ve got Brexit there, where you’re kind of like, WHAT? One of the songs on the album, the first song that’s on the album is called Backwards and you know pretty much sums it up. It’s like, what are we doing, people?"

"It’s the kind of album that you want to perform as well, there’s songs on there and we’ll pick six or seven songs or something from the record that we’ll want to put into our repertoire and we’re very fortunate."

"Glasgow has always been one of those gigs that when we played, certainly in the early years that was always a great crowd. So it will be fun to play there again."

"We’re in rehearsals now but we’re planning a sort of promotional trip when the album comes out and there’s talking of doing a few of these smaller things."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 22 February 2017 - 17:59:59
2017-02-21 - La Presse (Italy) - Album Review

http://www.lapresse.it/un-disco-politico-per-i-depeche-mode-il-17-marzo-esce-spirit.html

Un disco politico per i Depeche Mode: il 17 marzo esce 'Spirit'
Grande attesa per le date italiane del 'Global Spirit Tour': la band farà tappa a Roma, Milano e Bologna a fine giugno
Scritto da Niccolò Borella

I Depeche Mode chiamano alla rivoluzione e lo fanno con 'Spirit', il nuovo album, il quattordicesimo del gruppo inglese, in uscita il 17 marzo in tutto il mondo per SonyMusic, che LaPresse ha avuto la possibilità di ascoltare in anteprima. La band dell'Essex mette subito le cose in chiaro con il brano di apertura, 'Going Backwards', in cui su un crescendo elettronico con il marchio di fabbrica Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan sferra un attacco alla società digitale. "Stiamo andando indietro, abbiamo perso la nostra anima", canta il frontman, che poi rincara la dose nella canzone successiva, 'Where's the Revolution', il singolo che ha anticipato il disco, vera e propria canzone manifesto di 'Spirit'. E' una chiamata alle armi, pacifica, come simboleggia la bandiera bianca che campeggia sulla copertina del singolo, ma senza mezzi termini. "Dov'è la rivoluzione gente? Chi prende le decisioni per voi? Mi state deludendo, il treno sta arrivando, salite a bordo", declama il cantante dei Depeche Mode su un intreccio potente di sintetizzatori e chitarre distorte.

"Non lo definirei un disco politico ma più un disco sull'umanità e sul nostro posto nell'umanità", ha chiarito Gahan in un'intervista a 'Rolling Stone Usa' in cui ha spiegato come lui e Martin Gore, polistrumentista e mente musicale dei Depeche, siano stati colpiti dalle elezioni in America, dove entrambi vivono, e dalla fase di cambiamento che sta attraversando il mondo occidentale e come queste cose abbiano influenzato 'Spirit'. Il concetto viene ribadito nella terza canzone, 'The Worst Crime'. Il ritmo rallenta e Gahan veste quasi i panni di crooner su un tappeto elettronico, cantando di "leader sbagliati" e responsabilità collettive per il tradimento. Il sound si incattivisce di nuovo in 'Scum': "Tira il grilletto", dice il cantante con voce distorta su una chitarra acida e synth che autocitano il techno pop dei Depeche Mode anni '80. Il disco poi vira anche su temi personali, come nella sinuosa 'You Move' e in 'Cover Me', contraddistinta da una intro epica e da un incedere avvolgente, quasi da colonna sonora. Su 'Eternal', delicata e breve love song, c'è spazio anche per la voce di Martin Gore. Tra le cose più belle di un disco dalle tante suggestioni c'è poi 'Poison Heart', pezzo su una separazione sentimentale dedicato a una persona che non sa amare, con un inizio marziale e una chitarra delicata che poi si increspa.

Ma sono molti gli spunti musicali del disco, molto curato nella produzione, affidata per la prima volta a James Ford (già con Arctic Mokeys e Florence & The Machine), dopo anni di sodalizio con Ben Hiller. I Depeche Mode dimostrano ancora una volta, dopo 40 anni di carriera, 13 album e oltre 100 milioni di dischi venduti, di non aver perso l'ispirazione e di essere capaci di mantenere fresco il proprio sound elettronico e ipnotico, diventato negli anni un classico della musica pop-rock. Affascinano in 'Spirit' le stratificazioni delle tastiere, gli intrecci con le chitarre, l'amalgama potente per un disco che innova nei suoni e non solo nei temi, pur restando nel solco della tradizione di Dave Gahan, Martin Gore e Andy Fletcher. 'Music for the Masses' era il titolo di uno storico album della band del 1987. Musica per le masse, certo, ma mai banale e ancora in grado di stupire ed emozionare. L'appuntamento dal vivo per i fan italiani è a giugno con tre date nel nostro paese del 'Global Spirit Tour' che partirà il 5 maggio a Stoccolma in Svezia. I Depeche Mode si esibiranno il 25 giugno allo Stadio Olimpico di Roma, il 27 giugno allo Stadio San Siro di Milano e il 29 giugno allo Stadio Dall'Ara di Bologna.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 22 February 2017 - 18:05:15
2017-02-21 - Telam (Argentina) - Album Review

http://www.telam.com.ar/notas/201702/180402-spirit-disco-depeche-modde.html

Un regreso oscuro, conceptual y sin sobresaltos en lo nuevo de Depeche Mode
“Spirit”, es el nuevo disco de Depeche Mode que saldrá el 17 de marzo, en el que predomina el ambiente oscuro, con reminiscencias bluseras y despojado de la creación de hits.
En una primera escucha, se puede decir que “Spirit”, el nuevo disco de Depeche Mode que saldrá el 17 de marzo, es un buen sucesor del fantástico “Delta Machine”, en el cual predomina el ambiente oscuro, con reminiscencias bluseras y despojado de la creación de hits.
Cargado con capas y capas de sintetizadores, muy pocas guitarras y baterías electrónicas (groove box, plug ins, samplers, etcétera, a cargo del productor James Ford, integrante del duo electro Simian Mobile Disco), las composiciones del emblemático Martin Gore se decantaron más que nunca por elevar y dejar suspendida en el aire a la voz de Dave Gahan, que suena poderosa, casi sin desgaste. En este disco la voz de Gahan no suena ni cascada ni raspada, esta en toda su plenitud.
Se trata de una producción de 12 canciones de las que se destacan las dos primeras (“Going Backwards” y el corte difusión “Where's The Revolution”), el octavo y el noveno track "Poison Heart", “So Much Love” y el anteúltimo, “No more (This Is The Last Time)”, todos ellos con un poder que ilumina una placa cargada de oscuridad, según se desprendió de una escucha a la que tuvo acceso Télam.
Sin embargo, el trío completado por Andy Fletcher consigue con este disco continuar a la vanguardia de ese synth-pop-rock que supo inventar a comienzo de los 80 y realizar uno de los mejores discos del género de los últimos años, junto a New Order, otra banda que camina a la par desde la misma época, con su más que correcto “Music Complete” (2016).
A “Spirit” le falta sorpresa y el toque épico de “Heaven”, “Personal Jesus” o “The Policy of Truth”, aunque esta carencia la subsana apoyándose en los bajos y los bombos, con una rítmica que no tiene demasiadas variantes, pero que se reinventa industrializado, como si le diera una nueva pasada a los primeros discos de Nine Inch Nails o a la etapa pesada de David Bowie.
Las melodías creadas por Gore, siempre tomadas de las raices del blues pero esta vez un tanto opacas, es cierto, aparecen a cuenta gotas y dejan a uno con ganas de más, sobre todo por el uso de sintetizadores monofónicos, propicios para este tipo de arreglos en los que no se utilizan acordes y los tonos sueltos se proyectan con una profundidad analógica, trascendiendo lo material para formarse, ahora sí, en lo intangible del éter musical.
El principal compositor y letrista le pone la voz a dos canciones: “Eternal”, una suerte de canción del sur italiano, reformulada en Inglaterra con un acordeón sintetizado, y “Fail”, la pieza que cierra el álbum, en la que, por le contrario, pareciera hacerle un guiño a “I Robot” de Alan Parsons, con un diálogo entre teclados robóticos y metálicos.
Otro guiño a los precursores de la electrónica parece escucharse en “Scum”, una lúgubre canción con un juego de samplers y beats que recuerda al krautrock y a los pasajes psicodélicos de Giorgio Moroder, aunque, nuevamente, los de Basildon eligen quedarse en el plano terrenal de los graves.
“Ahora estamos cerca del final; hay veneno en tu alma; nunca fuiste amable; con todo mi respeto”, canta Gahan en “Poison Heart”, mientras que en “Cover Me” esgrime un “Es difícil respirar” y en “The Worst Crime” se pregunta: “¿Cómo es que podemos cometer el peor crimen?”.
Frases y preguntas existenciales que mantienen la lírica de Depeche Mode, ahora sí, a la altura de grandes letras como las de “Enjoy The Silence”, “Welcome to My World” o “Dream On”.
El disco había sido anunciado en septiembre pasado en una conferencia en Milán, en la que también dieron a conocer las fechas de la gira europea de este año y dejaron la puerta abierta para extender el tour a Sudamérica, territorio al que bajaron en 1994 y 2009, para presentar “Songs of Faith and Devotion” y “Sounds of...”, respectivamente.
El Cono Sur está expectante ante una visita de los británicos con nuevo disco, el cual a priori, cuyos detalles serían más fácil de disfrutar con auriculares o sonido 5.1, que en un estadio o en parlantes comunes y mp3.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 22 February 2017 - 21:35:10
2017-02-21 - Forum user 'Ozan' on HOME - Album review

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg684975#msg684975

My opinions are:

1 - Backwards: perfect choice to start an album as clearly gives an idea about the whole album’s sound.. guitar, synths and heavier drums (compared to last 2 albums).
2 - Revolution: interesting choice to put it in between these 2 songs..
3 - Crime: one of the strongest songs of the album. Would be great to have it as the second song though.
4 - Scum: average song.. too much dirty noises and somehow gives you a feeling they put all these sounds just to make it sound dirtier..
5 - You Move: average song.. again, sounds like they really tried hard to make it sound heavier..
6 - Cover Me: another highlight of the album for me.. probably will become a classic for some typical DM fans.
7 - Eternal: average Martin song. Better than Jezebel and Child Inside but nowhere near to classics home, judas, lust, etc…
8 - Poison: Soulsavers meet DM.. Lots of people will love it at first listen.. time will tell if it gets boring after 5-6 listens.
9 - Love: I think this will be the Soft Touch/Nerve of the album.. Some will love, some will hate.
10 - Poorman: Interesting one.. Somehow I feel like this will be a grower.
11 - No More: Boring…
12 - Fail: Boring Martin... First time ever Mart sings the closing song of a DM album?
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 00:07:06
2017-02-21 - Forum user 'ModeMan101' on HOME - Album review

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg684984#msg684984

Seeing as press embargoes are lifting and people are talking about the record in a bit more detail, time to chime in with my vague first impressions of the album. Yes, I've heard it, can't say when or how but I only got to listen through once and didn't have the tracklisting in front of me. So please consider as a caveat: this will just be an impressions-only kind of thing, until I get to hear the album again when everyone else does.

So, my overall impression upon first listen? It was OK, interesting in some places, a bit dull in others. Although I walked away feeling a little underwhelmed, I do want to hear it again. I have a feeling that it may be another 'divisive' kind of album in terms of fan reaction. Some will decry its lack of hooks or real standout tracks - there was really nothing besides Where's The Revolution that felt akin to what we nostalgic types would call "single worthy" (more on that later). Others will likely applaud it for being an album that rewards on subsequent listens. I'm hoping the latter rings true for me.

Now that you're all suitably depressed, how does the thing sound? Obviously, WTR has given us a few hints that we're not that far away from the sound of the Hillier albums, but I think the one recent article (Rolling Stone?) which said it was a progression of that sound is about right. Personally, I was hoping that they might take a bit of a bigger step musically considering the new producer, but for the most part they've played it safe. However, that's not to say that there aren't some intriguing elements to the production. Despite there not being any true uptempo numbers on the album, there is what I can only describe as a "groove" to a lot of the songs which I would attribute to Ford's influence. There's a certain organic feel to the proceedings that we didn't really get with Hillier's "crunchy" approach.

As has been already documented, political/world-gone-mad overtones are peppered throughout the record. There's a definite moodiness and unease that we haven't heard from DM in a long time, lots of that rough gating on Dave's vocals (think John The Revelator or Lilian) on several tracks; although there are occasions where the whole thing strays a little too far into "We're grumpy old gits, now get off our lawn" territory. I mean, for Mister Martin L. Gore to feel the need to drop an F-bomb for the first time ever in one of his solo songs...? *gasps from the crowd*

As I said earlier, I didn't have the track names in front of me so I can't really comment much on how one song or another sounds. Oddly, I did get a weird feeling from some of the songs - possibly the Dave tracks - that they felt almost artificial in a sense, as if some other songwriter/producers had been tasked with emulating DM and then handed off to Dave to sing over. I know that it's not exactly a new thing for Dave's writing style to have a distinctly different air in some respects, but I got that "not quite DM" feel more than once or twice; something I really didn't get at all from Delta Machine, for instance.

It was difficult to tell what songs might be picked for future singles, assuming that there will be more in the traditional sense. Nothing really jumped out at me in that way. If I was to take a guess, I'd say Scum and So Much Love at a push. The album does continue the trend of the last few records where there are several songs that show great potential, but either the melody simply isn't there or the idea just stops before it even gets started (a case in point being Eternal, which begins with some very promising Black Celebration vibes, building to the point where you start to wonder if this may indeed by an epic Martin torch song along the lines of Home... and then it literally just stops dead.)

So in summary - no, this isn't the Violator-rose-tinted renaissance that many of us moaners believe that DM still have in them if only they would apply themselves, and to be honest I don't think we're ever going to get that. The press, I think, in general will rate this one quite high just because of the James Ford being a 'de rigeur' producer factor, as well as lapping up all the political stuff for being "timely" and "relevant", whether it really is or not. I don't think the fans will have as huge a reaction to it, but you never know. As for how I would rate it, tough to say based on a single listen but I'd say 6.5 out of 10, hopefully something that will improve when I hear it again.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 01:36:38
2017-02-21 - Electronic Sound magazine (UK) - Album review

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POLICY OF TRUTH
DEPECHE MODE
Spirit
NEIL MASON

We live in interesting times. The Brexit/Trump double header has turned politics on its head, split opinion and divided nations. The repercussions from both look neither pleasant or especially
healthy. While it is democracy in action, accepting it is what it is seems wrong. And yet what to do? The awkward truth is that as the generation who had no say in either grow up, will the consequences have them asking how we let his happen? What did we do to stop it?
In an interview with London’s Evening Standard last year, DM’s Martin Gore claimed that, despite the 100 million-odd units shifted and the ability to sell out stadia pretty much anywhere in world in the blink of an eye, Depeche Mode still see themselves as a cult band, outsiders. Which is an interesting idea for one of the biggest bands on the planet. You have to wonder what kind of grip on reality behemoths like DM still actually have.
That said, you can almost set your clocks by their regularity. Since the 90s it’s been an album and a world tour every four years, which will pretty much be the life cycle of Trump’s presidency, give or take an impeachment.
Which brings us neatly to ‘Spirit’, their 14th studio outing and their first since [counts back four on fingers] 2013’s ‘Delta Machine’, which finds them confronting the current world order head-on. First single ‘Where’s The Revolution’ is the cornerstone. The deep, warm synthesis sets the tone, and the blunt lyric puts down quite a marker. “Where’s the revolution? C’mon people you’re letting me down” intones Dave Gahan.
Thing is, there has already been a revolution, just not the one that Gahan ordered. People associate revolution with the left, not the right. And that’s the problem, this whole thing is on its head. No one seems to know what’s going on, or indeed where it’ll end and ‘Spirit’ holds a mirror to that. It’s an album, for the most part, trying to make sense of things that make no sense. Yes, ‘You Move’ (“I like the way you move”) and torch song double ‘Eternal’ and ‘Poison Heart’, plough that business-as-usual DM angst and turmoil farrow, but on the whole it’s more outward looking than their usual inward looking, that’s for sure.
Opener, ‘Going Backwards’ rails against the horrors of modern warfare, how, armed with new tech, we “watch men die in real time/We feel nothing inside”. The call and response repetition of
the “we feel nothing inside” refrain hammers the message home as the track reaches its crescendo. The slow burn ‘The Worst Crime’ sees a guitar pick its way through a synthy wash and opens with the line “There’s a lynching in the square…”. Do whaaaat? ISIS and the continuing horror of their kangaroo courts coming under their gaze?
Without wishing to state the bleedin’ obvious, DM lyrics can be a little route one at times, the rhyming couplets a bit D minus, if you catch our drift. ‘Poorman’, with its lush tip-toey synth lick, has more than its fair share. Blues/shoes/lose… road/load/abode… passersby/eye/why. But you know, minor niggles, minor niggles. Get beyond the occasional clunk and sonically, the record is rich and deep. There’s a real analogue feel and nowhere more so than the glorious oscillating arpeggios of the total standout, ‘Cover Me’.
When we spoke to Martin Gore around the release of his ‘MG’ album in 2015, he explained how in the early days everything was done on a £200 synth and, because of the limitations, it was all about ideas. These days the equipment is at least enjoying equal billing. How could the modular/analogue resurgence not be embraced by a band as inventive and influential as this?
“There are so many sounds now and you can be as creative as you like,” Gore told us. “There are so many manufacturers; your choices are blossoming on a daily basis… and they all sound great.”
‘Spirit’ is a more direct record, sound-wise, than the dense ‘Delta Machine’, which is in part down to a change of producer. After three albums with Ben Hillier, the trio have turned to Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford, who for the most part takes a less-is-more approach. The growling fury of ‘Scum’ is as abrasive, dense and dark as proceedings get, while the aforementioned ‘You Move’ has a downtempo dancefloor chime about it, some of the sounds – the noises, the thrums – will be a gift to remixers and indeed, the deluxe version comes with a clutch of reworkings. More importantly, where ‘Delta Machine’ sounded like a studio record, the songs on ‘Spirit’, you suspect, will sound almighty live as they take their message on the road, landing stateside later this year, which could be interesting. When so many people feel lost and are grasping for answers, DM are, if anything, just like the rest of us. For an act who could churn out an oompah album of Dave Gahan armpit farts and still watch it sell by the truckload, standing up and being counted, whether you agree with them or not, is pretty refreshing.



2017-02-22 - Where's The Revolution remixers on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/patrice.baumel/videos/1454952541213991/
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They are my all time favourite band and I got to remix them for their new album: Depeche Mode. Happy as fuck. More soon.
[uploaded a snippet of his Where's The Revolution remix]

https://www.facebook.com/matrixxman/posts/973977256068255:0
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A moment away from techno land...
Last year I took some time off from touring to work on the new Depeche Mode album "Spirit", which will be released March 17th.
I was Martin Gore's assistant and dealt with synthesizer and drum machine programming matters on the album. We had some spare time after the record was completed so we put that time to good use and made a bunch of alternate versions as well. Those versions will be featured on the bonus disk entitled "Jungle Spirit Mixes".
Thanks to James, Jimmy, Kurt, and everyone involved for making this happen.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzjoLwFWU4/?taken-by=terence_fixmer
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I'm glad to announce that I've done 2 remixes for @depechemode 's new single 'Where's the Revolution'. I'm proud and excited to share this with you.
It's a big moment for me as I'm a big fan since the early days and they're part of my electronic education. You can imagine I'm really honored.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 01:37:30
2017-02-22 - ANSA (Italy) - Album Review

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cultura/musica/2017/02/21/depeche-mode-grido-dallarme-in-spirit_1579db80-c266-43c6-afe7-fb761ea33186.html

Depeche Mode, un grido d'allarme in Spirit
Dopo quattro anni di silenzio il nuovo album dal 17 marzo
Paolo Biamonte

ROMA - Dave Gahan era stato chiaro, nell'unica intervista concessa sul disco: "è un lavoro sull'umanità ... dobbiamo occuparci di quanto succede ma sembra che stiamo andando in un'altra direzione". "Spirit", il nuovo album che segna il ritorno dei Depeche Mode dopo quattro anni di silenzio discografico che uscirà in tutto il mondo il 17 marzo, è un grido di allarme e al tempo stesso una diretta assunzione di responsabilità collettiva per un'umanità che sta andando fuori controllo, spinta da leader sbagliati.
Come ha raccontato Gahan, il primo titolo scelto era Maelstrom, poi scartato perché troppo vicino al mondo heavy metal. Per questo potente statement i Depeche Mode hanno scelto di affidarsi alla produzione di James Ford dei Simian Mobile Disco, che ha già lavorato con Florence & The Machine e gli Arctic Monkeys, interrompendo così la collaborazione con Ben Hiller, che ha lavorato con i Depeche Mode per 10 anni e che è stato anche un produttore molto discusso. "Spirit" è un album che riporta la band al centro dell'elettronica, curatissimo, che costruisce l'insieme attraverso i dettagli sonori, a volte anche scuro, con poche concessioni, senza per questo rinunciare alla riconoscibilità.
Ford ha fatto un lavoro certosino, curando con maniacale precisione ogni dettaglio, tenendo il sound in perfetto equilibrio tra la contemporaneità e il passato di una band che in 40 anni ha costruito un sound inconfondibile. "Goin' Backwards", il brano di apertura definisce l'atmosfera con una batteria dal sapore tribale e i riff potenti che rievocano il passato glorioso della band, "Where's The Revolution" è il singolo che ha anticipato l'album, "The Worst Crime" è una ballata elettronica costruita attorno ai suoni lievi della chitarra; "Scum" ha una pulsazione quasi dance innestata in una struttura e in una costruzione sonica molto originali; "You Move" è come una finestra socchiusa sull'elettropop; "Cover Me" è una ballata costruita su accordi molto larghi e una vocalità intensa che nel finale lascia spazio alle tastiere e a effetti sonici; "Eternal" è affidata alla voce di Martin Gore che si muove in una struttura fatta solo di tastiere ed effetti; "Poison Heart" è uno dei momenti più belli dell'album, potrebbe essere una ballad soul in 6/8 ma viene immersa in un clima straniante, rasserenato da un'improvvisa apertura lirica; "So Much Love" ha impresso il "marchio Depeche", con Gore e Gahan che si dividono le parti vocali mentre le percussioni elettroniche e le chitarre rievocano la New Wave; "Poor Man" è un brano elettronico, molto indicativo del lavoro di Ford; "No More (This Is The Last Time") è uno dei pezzi dalla struttura più tradizionale, senza dubbio uno dei più diretti con la spinta dei bassi; "Fail", la chiusura, è affidata alla voce di Martin Gore che si muove su un tappeto elettronico. "Spirit" è un album che richiede un ascolto attento, che mette insieme ricerca sonora e riaffermazione di una storica identità musicale, potenza ritmica e divagazioni elettroniche. Soprattutto è una lacerante riflessione sullo stato delle cose del mondo contemporaneo sollecitata probabilmente dal fatto che sia Gahan che Gore vivono ormai negli Stati Uniti che, purtroppo, hanno fornito al mondo un clamoroso esempio di "misguided leader".
"Spirit" uscirà anche in versione doppio cd, con un booklet di 28 pagine più cinque remix chiamati "Jungle Spirit Remix" e anche in versione doppio vinile, con una speciale serigrafia e le fotografie di Anton Corbjin. Il cinque maggio a Stoccolma comincerà il Global Spirit Tour che porterà i Depeche Mode in 21 Paesi europei (in Italia suoneranno in giugno, il 25 allo stadio Olimpico di Roma, il 27 a San Siro a Milano e il 29 allo stadio Dall'Ara di Bologna), prima di arrivare in Nord America e Sud America dopo l'estate.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 01:42:58
2017-02-22 - Basler Zeitung (Switzerland) - Album Review

http://bazonline.ch/kultur/pop-und-jazz/depeche-mode-und-der-langsame-abschied/story/27592559

Depeche Mode und der langsame Abschied
Jean-Martin Büttner

Das neue Album der britischen Elektroband ist (fast) da, und es ist ihr bestes seit langem. Hier der erste Eindruck, Stück für Stück.
Am 18. Juni werden Depeche Mode im Letzigrund in Zürich auftreten. Knapp 30'000 Billette für das Konzert sind schon verkauft, das wäre früher rassiger gegangen. Das Trio scheint seine besten Jahre hinter sich zu haben. Zwar macht die Band immer noch gute Platten und gibt grossartige Konzerte, wie ihre beiden Auftritte vor drei Jahren im Hallenstadion belegten. Dennoch ist ihr seit 1990 in den USA kein Top-Ten-Hit gelungen, und in ihrer englischen Heimat warten sie seit acht Jahren darauf. Das ist ungewöhnlich für eine Band, die über 100 Millionen Platten verkauft hat. Und die es auf Dutzenden von Hit-Singles fertigbrachte, das Eigenwillige mit dem Eingängigen zu kombinieren.
«Spirit» heisst das neue, vierzehnte Album. Ohne Übertreibung lässt sich sagen, dass Sänger, Texter und Songschreiber Dave Gahan, Multiinstrumentalist und Songschreiber Martin Gore und Bassist und Keyboarder Andy Fletcher noch nie in ihrer Karriere eine dermassen düstere Sammlung von Liedern veröffentlicht haben. Zweifel, Einsamkeit und Gewalt dominieren die Texte, die Musik wirkt schleppend, langgezogen, Gahan klingt mit seiner dunklen, modulationsarmen Stimme, als habe er schon lange nicht mehr das Licht gesehen. Und so tönen die zwölf Songs auf dem neuen Album, das Mitte März erscheint:

1. Going Backwards: Eine zeitlupene, karg instrumentierte, von einer einfachen Melodie punktierte Ballade eröffnet das Album und gibt den Ton an, der über die ganze Platte gehalten wird. Wir bewegen uns rückwärts, singt Gahan, haben keinen Respekt und keine Kontrolle mehr. Ein insistierend resignativer Song, Popmusik für die Nacht. Man kann sich ihn sehr gut unter dem Sternenhimmel des Letzigrunds vorstellen.

2. Where’s the Revolution: Die erste Single des Albums, was man verstehen kann. Der Song macht Gattig, die pulsierende Elektronik klingt elegant, der Refrain hat Zug. Aber selbst wenn die Botschaft des Songs im dazugehörigen Video ironisiert wird, ist sie trotzdem schwer zu ertragen, zumal keine Ironie anklingt: Kommt her, Leute, ihr enttäuscht mich, wo bleibt euer Aufstand? Ihr seid angelogen worden, man hat für euch entschieden, ihr seid nach Patriotismus süchtig (auf Englisch immerhin eleganter: «You’re patriotic junkies»). Auch wenn der Song vor der Wahl von Donald Trump entstanden ist, klingt er wie ein Kommentar auf dessen Kampagne. Das macht die Kritik der singenden Multimillionäre nicht besser. Radical Chic nannte das Tom Wolfe, der amerikanische Schriftsteller. Schönes Stück, blöder Text.

3. The Worst Crime: Wieder eine Ballade, konventioneller gehalten, aber schön zu hören. Das sparsame Arrangement bringt den Chorgesang zur Geltung.

4. Scum: Ein schnelleres, aufgeregtes Stück, das überdeutlich auf frühere Einfälle der Band verweist. Und ein Beleg dafür ist, dass die CD-Länge von 70 Minuten nicht nur Vorteile hat. Die Band hätte eine solche Nummer früher wohl weggeworfen.

5. You Move: Wenn es der Welt so schlecht geht, hilft auch die Liebe nicht mehr. Eine Liebeserklärung an die Vergangenheit einer Beziehung. Das Glück, das wir hätten haben können. Noch eine Ballade, wieder ist der Grundton düster und klingt der Sänger hoffnungslos. Eine kurze, auf Kraftwerk verweisende, also einfach eingängige Melodie schwingt sich kurz auf – und fällt wieder in sich zusammen.

6. Cover Me: «Ich fühlte mich besser», singt Gahan, immer noch auf die Vergangenheit fixiert. Seine Stimme klingt verhallt, als käme er aus tiefem Schlaf. Man könnte sich Sinatra als Sänger vorstellen. «Cover Me» bietet in seiner eleganten, knappen Instrumentierung einen Höhepunkt des neuen Albums. «Jenseits von Schwarz und Weiss», singt Gaham; die Musik auf diesem Album klingt nach dem Gegenteil: «Spirit» ist eine strenge Studie in Schwarz und Weiss.

7. Eternal: Diesmal singt Martin Gore, elektrische Streicher umhüllen ihn, das Stück bleibt ungewöhnlich kurz und darin stimmig.

8. Poison Heart: Das härteste Stück der Platte, ein schwerer Rhythmus treibt die Musiker voran, der Song wird von seinem eigenen Gewicht erdrückt, klingt unfertig, bleibt überflüssig.

9. So Much Love: Auf diesem späten Song klingen Depeche Mode am ehesten, wie Depeche Mode zu klingen pflegten: metallisch in der Instrumentierung, melodisch in ihrem Flair für Pop, rhythmisch für den Dancefloor. Toll gemacht.

10. Poorman: Und dann geht es noch weiter zurück in die musikalische Vergangenheit der Band – in die Jahre, als Vince Clarke noch an den Keyboards sass, bevor er mit Alison Moyet Yazoo gründete und später Erasure mit Andy Bell. Auch der Text klingt wie ein Sampling alter Zeilen. Trotzdem ein sehr schöner Song, möglicherweise der beste auf dieser Platte. Traurige Melodie, pulsierender Backbeat.

11. No More (This Is the Last Time): Der ganze Song klingt so, als wollten sich Depeche Mode mit diesem Album von ihrem Publikum verabschieden: Wir wiederholen den Prozess, wiederholen die Zeile, immer und immer wieder. Wunderschön gesungen, von durchgängiger Düsterkeit.

12. Fail: Zarte Melodie, schöner Song, aber nicht wirklich nötig.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 17:14:59
2017-02-22 - Teraz Rock (Poland) - Album Review

https://www.facebook.com/groups/25226374952/permalink/10151209345014953/

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 17:24:43
2017-02-22 - Wiener Zeitung (Austria) - Album Review

http://www.wienerzeitung.at/themen_channel/musik/pop_rock_jazz/875482_Welt-und-Schmerz.html

Welt und Schmerz
Am 17. März erscheint "Spirit", das neue Album von Depeche Mode. Ein Vorab-Teaser.
Von Andreas Rauschal

Dass sich das neue Album mit dem Zustand des Heimatplaneten beschäftigen wird, ist schon länger bekannt - und dabei relativ überraschend. Immerhin mag man mit Songs wie "Everything Counts", das demnächst ein Live-Revival erfahren wird, "Two Minute Warning" oder "Shame" vom Album "Construction Time Again" (1983!), dem von der Band selbst weniger geschätzten "People Are People" (1984) oder "New Dress" aus der Lack-und-Leder-Phase um "Black Celebration" (1986) am ehesten noch im Frühwerk den einen oder anderen Song finden, der sich der Außenwelt bewusst ist und den Fokus politisch anlegt. Grundsätzlich aber konnte man immer gut damit leben, dass Bono sich um die Erde sorgt, während Depeche Mode ihren Weltschmerz aus dem kaputten inneren Selbst beziehen.

Schuld und Sühne
Den Richtungswechsel gab die Vorabsingle "Where’s The Revolution" bekannt, die den (ausbleibenden) Aufstand unter Regie von Anton Corbijn einfing und den Geist von Marx, Engels und Lenin als Gespenst umgehen ließ. Das 14. Album der Band, das am 17. März erscheint - eine ausführliche Besprechung folgt um den Veröffentlichungstermin - wird diese Spur konsequent weiterverfolgen. Zwar hört man auf "Spirit" (Sony Music) zwischendurch auch Songs aus dem Inneren (oder dem Endstadium) einer Amour fou, während Martin Gore in der monumental-dystopischen Miniatur "Eternal" offenlässt, ob er nun in die Rolle eines politischen Verführers oder in die eines Kinderverzahrers schlüpft ("Oh little one, I’ll protect you and surround you with my love..."). Bereits zum Auftakt aber lässt "Going Backwards" an der Stoßrichtung ("to a caveman mentality") keinerlei Zweifel. Es geht um die gefährliche Mischung aus "Misguided leaders" und "Uneducated readers" ("The Worst Crime") ebenso wie in bester Neil-Young-Manier um Unternehmen, die, wie der Volksmund sagt, den Hals nicht vollkriegen können ("Corporations on their brakes. Keeping almost everything they make"). Mit "Poorman" nimmt der dazugehörige Song nicht von ungefähr das Spiritual als Inspiration auf, während der Blues des Vorgängers "Delta Machine" (2013) diesmal im Sound unterschwelliger präsent sein mag, nicht aber in seiner Neigung zur Wehklage.
Das alles hat natürlich einen weiteren Vorteil. Man kann unter diesem Blickwinkel auch bandimmanente Kernthemen wie die Versuchung wieder stark in Hinsicht auf Schuld und Sühne betrachten. Schließlich macht sich der Titel des von Verzerreffekten getragenen Songs "Scum" einen Reim auf die Zeile "What are you gonna do when judgement time has come?". Martin Gore gilt diesbezüglich spätestens seit Ansagen wie "Condemnation" und "Walking In My Shoes" als Spezialist.

Ins Blue Hotel
Musikalisch hätte man sich aufgrund der Wahl eines neuen Produzenten einen größeren Unterschied zur vorangegangenen "Hillier-Trilogie" erwartet. Allerdings erweist sich James Ford an den Reglern insofern als goldrichtig, als der Mann seinen elektronischen Hintergrund mit Simian Mobile Disco für "Spirit" hörbar ebenso benötigt hat wie seine Erfahrungen mit Gitarrenbands. Während Martin Gore mit "Fail" zum Abschluss erklärt, dass ihm so etwas wie eine moderne Spielart alter sublimer Songs aus der Nische wie "It Doesn’t Matter" längst näher ist als der Hit-Faktor von Götterballaden wie "Home", drängt Dave Gahan mit seinen Beiträgen in die organische Richtung: Sein als Albumhöhepunkt gehandeltes "Cover Me" pendelt mit schwebenden Twang-Gitarren zwischen David Lynch am Mulholland Drive und Chris Isaak im Blue Hotel - und spiegelt so auch seine Arbeit mit den Soulsavers wider.
Das Tempo wird mit dem Motorikbeat von "So Much Love" nur an einer Stelle erhöht. "You Move", von Gore und Gahan gemeinsam geschrieben, verbindet den Bassgroove der Nine Inch Nails in Sachen Beat-Arbeit mit einer Spur Hip-Hop. Klassischer in bittersüß hingegen kommt "No More (This Is The Last Time") daher. Dessen Kernaussage werden Fans eher nicht auf Depeche Mode und die Spieldreiviertelstunde von "Spirit" beziehen: "You don’t mean a thing to me no more."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 17:31:16
2017-02-22 - Depeche Mode - Get exclusive fan presale access

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 17:39:47
2017-02-23 - Moustique (Belgium) - Album Review

http://www.moustique.be/17860/avec-spirit-depeche-mode-sort-de-sa-zone-de-confort

Avec "Spirit", Depeche Mode sort de sa zone de confort
Luc Lorfèvre

Les vétérans de l’électro-pop appellent à la révolution sur Spirit, treizième album empreint d’une modernité époustouflante.
Et si “Spirit”, le nouveau Depeche Mode, s’imposait déjà comme l’un des albums les plus pertinents de 2017 ? Même s’ils n’ont plus rien à prouver, Martin Gore, Dave Gahan et Andy Fletcher ont pris le risque de sortir de manière radicale de leur zone de confort sur ce treizième disque studio.  Sur le single Where’s The Revolution, Gahan dresse ainsi le constat du monde tel qu’il est: sombre, meurtri, heurté. Mais l’espoir est au bout du tunnel. “Le train arrive, monte à bord” lance-t-il comme pour nous inviter à retrouver l’envie de changer les choses. Avec Going Backwards, qui n’ouvre pas le disque par pure coïncidence, Depeche Mode trace les grandes lignes du tableau: une guitare basse impressionnante, une rythmique dure, des sons à glacer le sang et un propos presque nihiliste: “Nous avons perdu notre âme, nous ne ressentons plus rien au fond de nous”. L’autre sujet majeur abordé dans “Spirit” n’est pas des plus joyeux non plus. La ballade désespérée The Worst Crime, You Move, So Much Love ou encore Poison Heart tournent autour de la désillusion amoureuse et de l’usure du couple.
En confiant les manettes de la table de mixage à James Ford (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys), le trio de Basildon renonce presque à son côté pop pour privilégier les climats plus dark. Plus qu’une collection de singles, Depeche Mode a conçu une œuvre cohérente de bout en bout. Martin Gore chante sur Fall qui clôture le disque mais, par contre, on l’entend très peu à la guitare. Ce sont les machines qui règnent plus que jamais sur “Spirit”. Et il y a, bien sûr, la voix de Gahan. Sur le mystique Eternal et sur Cover Me, chanson poignante sur la rédemption, elle est belle à pleurer. Après trente-huit ans de carrière et 100 millions de disques vendus, Depeche Mode ne se contente pas de rester une référence avec “Spirit”. Il veut s’inscrire comme un pionnier pour les années à venir.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 23 February 2017 - 20:44:40
2017-02-23 - Rolling Stone (Germany) - 3 Gegen Trump

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3 GEGEN TRUMP
Synthiepop war gestern. Die Welt hat sich verändert. DEPECHE MODE sind ernster und politischer als je zuvor. Auf ihrem neuen Album verhandeln sie Drohnenkriege, Fake News und soziale Ungerechtigkeit. Ein Gespräch in einem Café in New York, während draußen auf den Straßen Menschen gegen Trump demonstrieren.
Von SASSAN NIASSERI
Fotos von ANTON CORBIJN

Noch im Stehen, er hat das Café eben erst betreten, fragt Dave Gahan: „Hätte ich mir Sorgen um Sie machen sollen?“ Er lächelt. „Ihr Name klingt persisch“, erklärt der Sänger von Depeche Mode, dann nimmt er Platz. „Ich hatte meinen Manager vor diesem Termin gefragt: Lässt man ihn denn überhaupt noch in dieses Land?“
Willkommen in Trumps Amerika. Musiker machen sich Gedanken über das Einreiserecht von Journalisten, die mit ihnen sprechen wollen. In New York, Dave Gahans Wahlheimat. Am Tag zuvor fand unweit seiner Wohnung im Stadtteil Greenwich Village eine Demonstration statt. Tausende Menschen protestierten, wie überall in Amerika, gegen Donald Trump und sein Anti-Einreise-Dekret. Staatsangehörige aus sieben nahöstlichen und afrikanischen, muslimisch geprägten Ländern dürfen bis auf Weiteres nicht mehr in die USA. Gahan muss lachen, aber er lacht wie jemand, der schlicht fassungslos ist.
„Ich habe diese Stadt dafür geliebt, dass sie so kosmopolitisch ist wie keine andere.“ Und nun habe man einen Präsidenten, der Menschen aus anderen Ländern pauschal verurteilt. Gahan betont jede Silbe: „Trump bezeichnet sich wirklich noch als NEW-YOR-KER?“
Seit gut 20 Jahren lebt Gahan in Manhattan. Das Ca—ffe Dante liegt in Laufweite seiner Wohnung, es ist voll, die Kaffeemaschine zischt, niemand beachtet den britischen Popstar und den deutschen Reporter mit dem persischen Namen.
Früher aß hier Ernest Hemingway, später Robert Mapplethorpe und Patti Smith. „Den habe ich schon lange nicht mehr gesehen“, sagt Gahan und deutet auf das eingerahmte Foto an einer Wand. Das Bild zeigt den ehemaligen Besitzer, Mario Flotta sen., der das italienische Café mehr als 40 Jahre lang führte, bevor er es schließlich an neue Eigentümer verkaufte.
Gahan bestellt Kaffee.
„Acht Jahre lang bemühte Obama sich um Annäherung an Länder des Nahes Ostens“, sagt er dann unvermittelt. „Und Trump wischt das alles mit einem Mal weg. Aber die Erde wird auch weiter existieren, wenn es uns alle nicht mehr gibt.“ „Ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass noch einiges über ihn ans Tageslicht kommt“, führt der Sänger aus und faltet die Hände. „Es würde mich auch nicht wundern, wenn schließlich ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren angestrengt wird. Some business is gonna rear its ugly head, irgendein Geschäft, das gegen die Verfassung verstößt. Gott sei Dank haben wir Gerichte, die einige von Trumps Dekreten und Gesetzen aufheben können. Wir müssen uns an den Gedanken gewöhnen, dass in den nächsten vier Jahren unter diesem Präsidenten nichts Sinnvolles geschehen wird.“ Seine Band, nimmt Gahan die Antwort auf die von ihm erwartete Nachfrage vorweg, könne auf dieses Chaos keine Antworten anbieten. Nur ein paar neue Ideen.
„We are the bigots“, mit dieser Zeile erö— net Dave Gahan das neue Depeche-Mode-Album, „Spirit“. „Going Backwards“ heißt der harsche Song, er erzählt die Geschichte eines Drohnenangriffs. „We can track it all on satellite/ Watch men dying in real time/ We’re feeling nothing inside.“ Im Refrain konstatiert Gahan, dass die Zivilisation in ihrer Entwicklung rückwärtsschreite, bis sie irgendwann an ihrer „Höhlenmenschen - mentalität“ zugrunde gehe. „Zählen wir eigentlich noch die Opfer?“, fragt der Sänger.
„Going Backwards“ ist vielleicht genau der Schock, den wir brauchen. Der Song, der diesem Über-uns-nur-der-Himmel-Gefühl der Vorgänger alben „Sounds Of The Universe“ (2009) und „Delta Machine“ (2013) ein Ende setzt. Nie waren Depeche Mode politischer als heute, im 38. Jahr ihres Bestehens. „Wir sind darauf vorbereitet“, sagt Gahan, „dass Fans und Kritiker uns dieses Mal sehr viele Fragen stellen.“
Seit Depeche Mode den Status als niedliche Synthiepopband Anfang der 80er-Jahre aufgaben, pflegt die Band ein düster-melancholisches Image, versteht sie ihre Songs gern auch als Botschaften – manchmal ironisch gebrochen, oft aber auch in einem feierlichen Ernst. Und je größer Depeche Mode wurden, desto größer wurde auch ihr Bewusstsein für das stetig wachsende Publikum, das ihre Botschaften begierig aufnahm. „Music For The Masses“ hieß 1987 ein Album, mit dem sie ihren Superstarstatus vorempfanden, den sie ein Jahr später, nach ihrer großen Welttournee, erreichten. Mit „Sounds Of The Universe“ steckten sich die vier Briten 2009 ein noch höheres Ziel, sie schichteten einen dröhnenden Retro-Synthie-Sound über den anderen, bis man glaubte, gleich hebe ein nur aus Klängen bestehender Satellit zur Erkundung des Alls ab. Depeche Mode hatten abgehoben. Sie spielten in Deutschlands größten Stadien.
Der Satellit hat das All inzwischen verlassen und ist auf der Erde gelandet. Hier ist es weniger weihevoll.
Dave Gahan beugt sich über seine Kaffee tasse. Briten, so sei ihm aufgefallen, würden in New York wieder stärker wahrgenommen. Zumindest sprächen ihn Taxifahrer auf den Brexit an, und er müsse sich erklären – „dabei hatte ich erst zu Weihnachten diese Diskussionen, als ich bei meiner Familie in England war. Fast alle meine Leute hatten für den Ausstieg Großbritanniens aus der EU gestimmt. Unglaublich!“ Die Welt, sagt Gahan, werde immer kleiner, nicht größer, alle klammerten sich an ihren vermeintlichen National stolz, dem eben gerade nicht Stolz zugrunde liege, sondern Angst.
Angst ist ein Leitthema des neuen Albums. In „Eternal“ erzählt Martin Gore, Instrumentalist, erster Songschreiber und zweiter Sänger der Band, vom Ende der Welt, von „schwarzen Wolken“ und radioaktiver Strahlung. Ein Song wie aus dem Kalten Krieg, Zeilen, wie man sie von Depeche Mode zuletzt in den 80er-Jahren gehört hat. Was hat es denn eigentlich mit dem „Spirit“ des Plattentitels
auf sich, welcher Geist wird da beschworen? „We failed/ It’s shameful/ Our standards are sinking/ Our spirit has gone“, singt Gore. „Genau deshalb“, sagt Gahan und hebt zu einer kurzen semiphilosophischen Abschweifung an, „fragen wir euch: Wo ist euer Spirit hin?“ Jeder könne sich zwar mit einem bestimmten Gefühl, einem „Spirit“, identifizieren und sich über die Liebe zu Kunst,
Musik, Film einer Gemeinschaft zugehörig fühlen. „Doch die Seele, ihr Inhalt, ist nicht greifbar. Und das macht uns allen Angst.“
Eine politische Band waren Depeche Mode nie, und man darf von ihrem Sänger keine scharfen politischen Analysen erwarten. Aber die Politik und wie sie die Welt verändert, beschäftigt ihn mehr denn je. „The Worst Crime“ verhandelt die Desinformation durch Fake News und Hetze in sozialen Netzwerken. Eine freie, unabhängige Presse werde immer wichtiger, sagt Gahan. „Ich gehe auf die Bühne und unterhalte die Leute, meine Texte dürfen reine Fantasy sein. Aber Sie“, er zeigt auf mich, „Sie müssen die Wahrheit schreiben!“
„Where’s The Revolution“, die Vorab single zu „Spirit“, verblüfft zunächst mit einem Titel, der auf das Fragezeichen verzichtet – als wäre alles schon längst verloren. Aber das Stück endet mit einem ho nungsvollen Mantra, das fast wie eine bürgerrechtsbewegte Parole von Curtis Mayfield klingt: „There’s a train coming/ Get on board.“ „Revolution!“, sagt Gahan, dieses Mal mit Ausrufe zeichen, sodass der Kaffee in seiner Tasse sanfte Wellen schlägt. „Love and peace. Das wollte schon John Lennon.“
Das sagt er ohne Lachen.
Hierzulande kommt keiner, der sich für Depeche Mode interessiert, an der zur Anekdote gereiften Beurteilung des Poptheoretikers Diedrich Diederichsen vorbei, der die vier aus Basildon 1981 in der Zeitschrift „Sounds“ als „simple Vorstadtkids“ mit „zwei nicht sonderlich aufregenden Singles“ beschrieb. Sein Fazit: Sind bald weg vom Fenster. Aus heutiger Sicht eine lustige Fehldiagnose. Tatsächlich aber boten Depeche Mode in ihren Schulterpolsterjacketts und ihren auftoupierten Haaren zur Zeit ihres Debütalbums, „Speak & Spell“, wirklich nicht mehr als netten Synthiespaß, weit entfernt von den großen Popwerken, die andere Künstler zur gleichen Zeit schufen: Kraftwerk mit „Computerwelt“, The Human League mit „Dare“, Grace Jones mit „Nightclubbing“, Japan mit „Tin Drum“ oder Prince, der auf „Controversy“ mit lediglich einem Drumcomputer komplexe Arrangements erschuf – selbst der halbstarke Gary Numan war weiter.
Erst mit dem Abgang des Gründungsmitglieds Vince Clarke, der dann mit Yazoo den überzeugenderen Sythiepop machte, und dem dritten Depeche- Mode-Album, „Construction Time Again“ (1983), nutzte Songwriter Martin Gore sein Talent, süchtig machende Melodien mit harter Rhythmik und einer Botschaft zu verknüpfen. „Everything Counts“ war Kapitalismuskritik zum Tanzen: „The grabbing hands/ Grab all they can/ All for themselves.“ Zeilen, die heute aktueller klingen denn je. Zumindest scheinen sie aufgeladen mit aktueller Dringlichkeit, sodass die Band den Song bei der anstehenden „Global Spirit“-Tour spielen wird, zum ersten Mal seit zwölf Jahren. „Martin fand die Idee zunächst nicht so gut“, erzählt Gahan. „Aber ich bestand darauf, diesen Klassiker auszugraben.“ Vielleicht auch weil „Everything Counts“ einen Bogen zu „Poorman“ vom aktuellen Album schlägt, das von Verarmung und Obdachlosigkeit handelt: „Companies get the grapes/ Keeping almost everything
for themselves.“
„Everything Counts“ markiert einen Wendepunkt in der Geschichte der Band. In Deutschland wurden Depeche Mode damals immer größer, in England nahm das Interesse eher ab. Die vormals niedlichen Elektropopper entwickelten sich zu Stars und ihr Sänger endlich zu einem Performer. „Like Mick Jagger fronting Kraftwerk“, urteilte das „Q“-Magazin; in Osteuropa gibt es bis heute „Dancing Dave“-Wettbewerbe. Auch seine drei Kollegen Gore, Andrew Fletcher und Alan Wilder taten hinter ihren Maschinen alles, um aufzufallen. Ihre Rhythmen wurden vielschichtiger und wuchtiger zugleich, die drei Keyboarder nutzten gern auch mal Metallrohre, Fahrradreifen und Wellbleche.
1984 veröffentlichten Depeche Mode „People Are People“, ihren ersten Nummer-eins-Hit in Deutschland. Das Video zeigte Aufnahmen eines Kriegsschi—ffs, die ARD nutzte das Stück als Titelmelodie für die Übertragungen der Olympischen Sommerspiele. Die Botschaft war denkbar einfach: Alle Menschen sind gleich. Vielleicht steht „People Are People“ auch deshalb seit nunmehr 30 Jahren bei Martin Gore auf der schwarzen Liste. Und auch bei der kommenden Tour wird es wohl nicht zur Au— ührung gebracht, wie Gahan verrät.
Dafür kann sich die Band bis heute mit einem anderen ihrer Klassiker identifizieren: dem im selben Jahr verö—ffentlichten „Master And Servant“, als sie Ketten, Leder und Bondage entdeckte. Martin Gore ging seinerzeit in Frauenkleidern auf die Bühne. Was nicht jedem gefifel – manche Kritiker unterstellten ihm billige Provokation, geistlose Kostümierung, Schwulenexploitation: Der ist ja gar nicht schwul, der tut nur so! Die 80er- Jahre konnten verdammt spießig sein. Denn Gores Aufzug war keine „Charleys Tante“-Albernheit, es war ein Rollenspiel, eine Erkundung. Und die dauert bis heute an. Martin Gore, mittlerweile 55, schreibt noch immer Texte, die sich mit der Adoleszenz und dem Finden der sexuellen Identität befassen. Damals sang er: „Her first boy, his first girl/ Makes a change/ In a world full of nothing.“ Heute singt er: „The sun and the moon and the stars in the sky are laughing.“ Kein anderer 55-Jähriger kann die Gefühlswelt Heranwachsender besser in Synthiepopzeilen bringen: Die ganze Welt lacht dich aus!
Und Gore ist es auch, der jenen zum Synonym für Depeche Mode gewordenen „Synthiepop“ immer wieder entscheidend weitet. Da wird aus Hähnen tropfendes Wasser zum Rhythmus („Nothing“), da klingt das tonlose Luftgeräusch eines Akkordeons wie lustvolles Stöhnen („I Want You Now“), oder die Bandmitglieder trampeln auf Ko— ern herum, woraus ihr berühmtester Beat entstand, nämlich der von „Personal
Jesus“. Ergänzt durch hymnenhafte Refrains war der Weg an die Spitze der Charts quasi vorgezeichnet. Mit den Alben „Violator“ (1990) und dem Nachfolger, „Songs Of Faith And Devotion“ (1993), hatten De peche Mode dann tatsächlich alles erreicht, was man als richtig große Band so erreichen kann: Nummer eins überall in Europa und auch in den USA, Tourneen, die durch Stadien führten und aufgrund der Nachfrage über ein Jahr dauerten.
Vielleicht ist es nicht nur ihre erfolgreichste, sondern auch ihre kreativste Phase. Das wundervoll einfache „Enjoy The Silence“ zeugt davon, ein Liebeslied mit einer Melodie so klar, als hätte die Band sie aus der Luft gepickt. Oder das stampfende „I Feel You“ und das pathetische „Walking In My Shoes“. Martin Gore hängte sich eine Gitarre um, Alan Wilder setzte sich hinter das Schlagzeug (er gab sein Bestes), Dave Gahan, der mittlerweile in Los Angeles lebte, trug Vollbart, lange Haare und sah sich als eine Art Straßenprediger. Sie schlüpften in eine neue Rolle: Rockband. Sie reagierten auf Grunge, was vor allem Gahan Anfang der 90er-Jahre faszinierte.
Und wie das im Rock’n’Roll so ist, ließ der Absturz nicht lange auf sich warten. Er geschah während ihrer Welttournee 1994. In Santiago de Chile hatte Gahan, kurz bevor er auf die Bühne ging, von Kurt Cobains Selbstmord erfahren. „Ich war angepisst“, kommentierte Gahan damals. „Weil Kurt mir zuvorkam“. Stattdessen erlitt er einen Herzinfarkt. Gore hatte Alkoholprobleme, Andrew Fletcher verabschiedete sich nach Nervenzusammenbrüchen vorzeitig von der Konzertreise – „Fletch“, der zumindest auf Fotos stets derjenige gewesen war, der am häufigsten lachte, wirkte fortan wie versteinert. Alan Wilder verließ die Band für immer. Depeche Mode war nicht zerbrochen, aber am Ende. Und Dave Gahan verabreichte sich einen Speedball, einen Kokain-Heroin-Mix, der ihn für zwei Minuten ins Jenseits schickte. Gahan spricht heute nicht mehr von einer Nahtod erfahrung, sondern davon, dass er tatsächlich tot war. Er sagt: „Als ich tot war …“ In den vergangenen Jahren
hat Gahan oft über jene 120 Sekunden Auszeit gesprochen: von der „Schwärze“, von der „gewaltigen Stimme“, von dem „enthusiastischen Gefühl“. Und seit er clean ist und 2009 auch die Entfernung
eines bösartigen Blasentumors überstand, gilt Gahan als „lucky survivor“.
Jetzt, in dem Café in Manhattan, in seinem Kaffee rührend, sieht der 54-Jährige einfach toll aus. Grau meliert (nur der Bart, nicht das Haar), scharfe Gesichtszüge und die roten, kantigen, hervorstehenden Fingerknöchel eines Boxers. Gahans Augen werden zu Schlitzen, sobald er sein wölfisches Lächeln zeigt, bei dem er eine Reihe unbehandelter Zähne entblößt. Er macht den Eindruck eines Menschen, der sich jeden Tag aufs Neue überreden lassen muss, vor dem Ausgehen überhaupt ein T-Shirt anzuziehen. Er atmet aus vollen Brustzügen.
Über seine schlimmen Jahre Mitte der 90er wandert er im Gespräch mit wenigen Sätzen hinweg. „Ich trug meine Kämpfe mit dem Sensenmann aus“, sagt Gahan gelassen. „Ob durch meine Fehler, Drogen oder Alkohol. Oder eben durch den Krebs, den ich mir nicht aussuchte.“ Schnell sei es bergab mit ihm gegangen, erzählt er, mühsam sei er wieder ans Tageslicht gekrochen. „Ich bin froh, dass ich noch lebe.“
Mit Gahans Rückkehr aus der Reha kehrten auch Depeche Mode 1997 als Trio zurück und veröffentlichten mit „Ultra“ ihr Comeback-Album, nachdem es zunächst geheißen hatte, Martin Gore habe aus Verzweifl ung über den Absturz seines Sängers, der innerhalb von Wochen nur eine einzige Aufnahme hinbekam, die Sessions zu einer Soloplatte verarbeiten wollen.
Die viel zitierte Rollenaufteilung – Gore schreibt die Songs, Gahan macht die Show, Fletcher kümmert sich ums Geschäft – wurde erst im vergangenen Jahrzehnt aufgebrochen. Seit „Playing The Angel“ von 2005 steuert der Frontmann zwei bis drei eigene Stücke pro Platte bei, die er mit seinem Songwritingpartner, dem Schweizer Produzenten Kurt Uenala, schreibt. Und auf dem neuen Album ist Gahan tatsächlich gelungen, was sich Fans der Band nie vorstellen konnten: Nicht Gore, sondern Gahan liefert den besten Song einer Depeche-Mode-Platte. „Cover Me“ ist ein ätherischer, von einer Hawaiigitarre und viel Hall getragener Song über zwei Liebende, die aus ihrem Leben ausbrechen wollen; seine Melodie legt einen dramatischen Gangwechsel ein, und er endet in einem langen instrumentalen Outro.
Das Lob überrascht ihn nicht. Aber er freut sich.
Dave Gahan hat im neuen Jahrtausend mit „Paper Monsters“ und „Hourglass“ zwei Soloalben verö™ffentlicht, außerdem zwei Werke mit den Soulsavers, einem Projekt mit dem Electroproduzenten Rich Machin. Doch man schätzt ihn nicht unbedingt wegen seiner eigenen Lieder, sondern wegen jener seines Depeche- Mode-Kollegen Martin Gore, die Gahan singt. Gahan weiß das einzuordnen. Er nähert sich Gores Texten seit mehr als drei Jahrzehnten immer auf dieselbe Weise an. „Wir besprechen die Inhalte“, sagt er. „Dabei frage ich mich: Kann ich hinter seinem Text stehen, oder behandelt der nur Martins Sichtweise? Ich muss schließlich später unsere Zuhörer überzeugen können.“
Gore und Gahan führen lange Diskussionen über die einzelnen Songs; auch darüber, wer sie singt. „Enjoy The Silence“ war 1989 als reduzierter Harmonium song erdacht, mit Gore als Interpreten. Ihr Arrangeur Alan Wilder aber erkannte das Potenzial, legte einen schnellen Rhythmus darunter – und schon übernahm Gahan das Stück. Eine gute Entscheidung. Der Rest ist Geschichte.
„‚Enjoy The Silence‘ ist perfekt“, sagt Gahan. „Es gibt darin nur Andeutungen, es geht um Wärme, Geborgenheit, um ein Glücksgefühl für die Ewigkeit.“ Er hält zwei Finger hoch: „Alles drin: erstens Melodie, zweitens Inhalt.“ Ein dritter Finger reckt sich. „Und was nicht zuletzt wichtig ist: der Sänger.“ Dann grinst er. Nicht nur weil die Pointe funktioniert hat. Sondern weil er weiß, dass es stimmt.
„Natürlich haben Martin und ich unsere Spannungen“, gibt Gahan zu. „Ich möchte unsere Partnerschaft nicht auf die Ebene von Giganten wie Jagger und Richards, Page und Plant oder Daltrey und Towns hend stellen. Aber was haben diese Duos gemein? Reibungen, aus denen Großes entsteht.“ Dann zitiert Gahan den The-Clash-Sänger Joe Strummer. Auf die Frage, was der größte Fehler seiner Karriere gewesen sei, habe der geantwortet: „Mick Jones zu feuern. Dass ich mich überreden ließ zu glauben, ich bräuchte ihn nicht.“ Den Fehler würde Gore nicht machen, und Gahan auch nicht.
Ähnlich wichtig wie die mal schlechter, zuletzt aber immer besser funktionierende Zusammenarbeit der bei beiden Depeche-Mode-Köpfe ist die Wahl des Produzenten. Dabei lagen sie oft richtig, manchmal daneben. Die frühen Alben richtete ihr Entdecker ein, der genialische Mute-Labelchef Daniel Miller. Ab Mitte der 80er-Jahre übernahm Gareth Jones, der den Musikern in den Berliner Hansa Studios vor allem für „Some Great Reward“ (1984) einen industriellen, brachialen Sound verpasste. Die Platte enthielt allerlei Werkzeugsamples, von denen Spötter behaupten, das seien übrig gebliebene Klänge aus den Sessions mit anderen von Jones’ Schützlingen – den Einstürzenden Neubauten. Für den nächsten Entwicklungssprung war Mark Ellis alias Flood verantwortlich: Er erschuf mit „Violator“ (1990) und „Songs Of Faith And Devotion“ (1993) jenes Klangvolumen, das später auch U2 für die Stadien fit machte.
Ab den Nullerjahren hinkte die Band, die sich nach Gahans langer Rehapause neu aufstellen musste, der Entwicklung elektronischer Musik etwas hinterher. „Exciter“ (2001), unter der Regie des mit den seinerzeit futuristischen Bleep- und Clong-Tönen bekannt gewordenen Electro musikers Mark Bell (LFO), war erschreckend zahmer Loungepop. Die letzten drei Platten wurden dann von dem Allroundproduzenten Ben Hillier (Blur, Doves, Elbow) verantwortet – und klangen eher nach Synthetik als nach Synthie, es mangelte ihnen an Wucht und Erotik. Auch der interessante Versuch in Electroblues, „Delta Machine“, führte Depeche Mode nicht aus der Sackgasse.
James Ford ist der Mann, der nun alles richten soll. Der Brite hatte als Mitglied von Simian Mobile Disco elegante Elektronik entworfen, als Produzent den tanzbaren Indiepunk der Arctic Monkeys
Richtung Desert Rock geschoben. „James hat unseren Akku wieder aufgeladen“, erzählt Gahan. „Er versteht sich auf weiche, aber eben nicht klebrige Klänge, vor allem im Ambientbereich“. Ford habe der Band gezeigt, wann man Pausen in der Songdramatik brauche. „Auf wenigen unserer Alben gibt es so viel freien Raum wie auf ‚Spirit‘.“ Vor allem aber: Gahans Gesang überzeugt wie lange nicht. „Bevor ich einen Song aufnehme“, erzählt er, „knipse ich die Studiolichter aus, zünde eine Kerze an, überprüfe die Auswahl der Mikrofone“. Er spitzt den Mund, kneift die Augen zusammen, macht eine Kunstpause. „Und dann: BANG! Ich singe das Stück in einem Take durch.“ Dem folgen ein paar weitere, alles jeweils vollständige Aufnahmen des Songs, von Anfang bis Ende. „Welche Fassung James dann nimmt, will ich gar nicht mehr wissen.“
Am 17. März wird „Spirit“ veröfentlicht, im Mai startet die Tournee mit 34 Gigs in Europa, darunter neun Auftritte in Deutschland und der Schweiz. Wer heute elektronische Musik auf der Bühne auführt, geriert sich gern minimalistisch: so wenige Geräte wie möglich, am liebsten nur Laptop und Computer. Auch Depeche Mode haben längst abgerüstet. Statt der pompösen Keyboardtürme der frühen Jahre gibt es seit den späten 90ern einen Tourschlagzeuger. Und einen großen Performer: Nach dem Tod von Prince und George Michael ist Gahan nun neben Bono wohl der letzte Sänger über 50, der auf der Bühne noch so jungenhaft und gestenreich auftritt wie ein Popstar der guten alten 80er-Jahre-Schule. Aber das Programm ist aktuell: Natürlich werden die zwölf Songs des neuen Albums im
Mittelpunkt stehen. „Wenn wir die nicht spielen wollten, bräuchten wir nicht auf Konzertreise zu gehen“, sagt Gahan, der Tourneen noch nie als Greatest-Hits-Revuen verstand. Die Arenen
werden auch so voll.
Doch die Stars – die richtigen Stars – werden weniger. Während die Band „Spirit“ aufnahm, starb David Bowie. Er war nicht nur Gahans Vorbild, sondern auch sein Nachbar. Den Job bei Depeche Mode hatte der damals 18-jährige Ex-Autodieb bekommen, nachdem er bei der Audition „Heroes“ gesungen hatte. „Bowies Tod hat mir den Teppich unter den Füßen weggezogen“, erinnert sich Gahan. Sie wohnten unweit voneinander in Greenwich Village, ihre Töchter gingen auf dieselbe Highschool. „Wir grüßten uns, wir sahen uns bei Schulauführungen. Ich wünschte nur, ich hätte ihn etwas besser gekannt. Er stand so oft vor mir und ich habe nichts gesagt.“ Irgendwann traf er den Nachbarn immer seltener, dann gar nicht mehr. Heute weiß er warum.
„Pures Glück, dass ich noch lebe“, greift Gahan den früheren Gesprächsfaden wieder auf und schießt ein paar halbe Sätze im Stakkato raus: „It’s just roll of dice, man. So ist das Leben. Unerklärlich. Hätten wir eine Erklärung dafür, könnten wir auch Krebs heilen. So einfach ist das.“ Mit Schicksal, sagt er, hat sein Leben nichts zu tun.
Wir schweigen. Gahans Handy klingelt. „Hey, wie geht’s?“, ruft er ins Telefon. „Nein, wirklich? Das hättest du mal machen sollen! Ich komme gleich. Hab dich auch lieb!“ Und er legt auf. „Das war meine Tochter“, erklärt er. „Sie lief eben mit ihrem Freund am Café vorbei, sah uns hier sitzen und überlegte, reinzukommen. Sie hätte ruhig kurz Hallo sagen können…“
Gahan lächelt. Er lächelt, wie nur ein stolzer Vater lächeln kann. „Ich hatte die ganze Zeit über das Gefühl, sie sei in der Nähe. Das lag in der Luft, das habe ich gespürt!“ Spirit vielleicht.
Dave Gahan steht auf, verabschiedet sich. Da draußen wartet sein Leben. Die Türklingel des Cafés läutet, Verkehrslärm zieht rein, der gut aussehende 54-Jährige taucht ab in den Straßentrubel seiner Stadt.
Abends im Hotel limmert Trump über den Bildschirm. Im Pass des Reporters der Einreisestempel. Im Gepäck eine neue Platte von Depeche Mode, die politischer ist als alle zuvor.

5 FACTS, DIE NICHT JEDER KENNT
NEUE DEUTSCHE KUNST
Zwei der frühen Singlecover, „The Meaning Of Love“ und „See You“, stammen von Moritz Reichelt. Der heute 61-jährige Maler war auch Begründer der Düsseldorfer Prä-NDW-Band Der Plan und des Plattenlabels Ata Tak.
GOLDENER HANDSCHLAG
Bis vor fünf Jahren erschienen alle Depeche-Mode-Alben auf Daniel Millers Indielabel Mute. Zwischen den Musikern und ihrem Förderer soll es nie einen Vertrag, sondern nur einen Handschlag gegeben haben. Miller war die Band 1980 im Vorprogramm von Fad Gadget aufgefallen.
GROSSER UNBEKANNTER
Fans rätseln über den Beitrag Andrew Fletchers zur Musik von Depeche Mode. Sicher ist, dass der Ausruf „Crucifi ed!“ in „Enjoy The Silence“ von ihm stammt. Und er spielte Bass auf „Playing The Angel“. Für die mit ihm befreundete Band Client gründete er das Label Toast Hawaii.
FALSCHER SÄNGER
Der Regisseur des Videos zu „Get The Balance Right!“ dachte 1983, Neuzugang Alan Wilder wäre der Sänger der Band, und ließ den gut aussehenden Keyboarder während des Drehs die Zeilen lippensynchron singen. Gahan traute sich nicht, auf den Zuordnungsfehler hinzuweisen.
KOMISCHES KÜRZEL
VCMG: Hinter diesem Initialenkürzel verbergen sich Vince Clarke und Martin Gore. 2012 veröffentlichten die beiden ihr Minimal-Techno-Album „VCMG“, es war die erste Zusammenarbeit der beiden Depeche-Mode-Gründer seit 31 Jahren.

BLIXA BARGELD UND DIE HANSA STUDIOS
Alle Traditionen müssen geschleift werden! Absoluter Futurismus soll die Musik beherrschen! Das war die Devise des Londoner Labels Some Bizzare Records, auf dessen erster, gleichnamiger Kompilation 1981 das erste Depeche-Mode-Stück, „Photographic“, erschien. Labelgründer Stevo Pearce kam aus der Industrialszene und suchte im Pop das absolut Neue, das Verstörende, die Avantgarde; später brachte er Alben von Psychic TV, den Einstürzenden Neubauten und Coil heraus. Zwischen diesen düsteren, gern auch mit sadomasochistischer Ästhetik spielenden Acts wirkten die vier jungen Debütanten aus Basildon mit ihrer unbeschwerten Musik eher fehlplatziert. Doch zwei Jahre später und nachdem sie auf Daniel Millers Mute-Label in rasendem Tempo zu Popstars geworden waren, begannen Depeche Mode plötzlich nach jenem Underground zu klingen, den sie verlassen hattten: Auf dem dritten Album, „Construction Time Again“, hörte man Maschinen-, Stahl- und Schlagwerkgeräusche, wie man sie sonst nur aus dem Industrial kannte. Die neuen Möglichkeiten durch Samplingtechnik machten es möglich, und der neue Produzent, Gareth Jones, bestärkte Depeche
Mode in ihrer erwachenden Leidenschaft für das klanglich Schrofe. Noch markanter ist dieser neue Sound auf dem 1984er Album „Some Great Reward“, das Jones mit der Band in den Berliner Hansa Studios produzierte, während er zeitgleich mit den Einstürzenden Neubauten an deren Album „Halber Mensch“ arbeitete. Blixa Bargeld behauptete später, dass der Produzent ihre Originalsamples für Depeche Mode geklaut habe – Gareth Jones hingegen streitet das bis heute eisern ab.
JENS BALZER
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 24 February 2017 - 20:16:57
2017-02-23 - EFEEME (Spain) - Album Review

http://www.efeeme.com/spirit-de-depeche-mod/

“Spirit”, de Depeche Mode
“Su nuevo disco suda y respira recuperando el músculo algo perezoso de sus últimos álbumes de estudio”
Texto: ÓSCAR GARCÍA BLESA.

“Spirit” supone la primera colección de canciones de Depeche Mode desde el lanzamiento en 2013 de “Delta Machine”. Los de Basildon regresan con un trabajo hercúleo y con reminiscencias al pasado industrial del grupo. Su nuevo disco suda y respira recuperando el músculo algo perezoso de sus últimos álbumes de estudio.
Grabado entre Santa Bárbara y Nueva York, es la primera colaboración del grupo con el productor James Ford de Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys). Escuchado del tirón atrapa por su pegada, una sucesión de música enérgica sin tiempo para contemplaciones. La banda demuestra deseos de renovación y entusiasmo con sus nuevas canciones. Lejos del reposo autocomplaciente del grupo legendario, suena urgente y actual.
La puerta de entrada la inaugura la formidable ‘Going Backwards’, un monumento con mala baba y de contundente sacudida pseudo blues que presagia cosas buenas, una canción de estructura circular que recuerda el sonido tradicional del grupo. Esta potente introducción deja en bandeja ‘Where’s the revolution’, tema escogido como primer sencillo y que en su texto hace referencia al discurso pronunciado por Lenin el 7 de noviembre de 1919 y de alguna manera abunda en un compromiso político (que no un grupo político) que les ha acompañado desde los tiempos de ‘Construction Time Again’ (1983).
‘The worst crime’ exhibe emoción en la primera lenta del disco, una canción contenida que rompe a mitad de camino sin llegar a explotar y que ofrece un poderoso mensaje: “How can we commit the worst crime, we are the judge and the jury, it’s too late for fun”.
‘Scum’ trae de vuelta la parte electrónica del grupo combinada con la suciedad de corte blues. ‘Your move’ ofrece sonido industrial en vena y ‘Cover me’ cuenta el viaje de un hombre hacia otro planeta donde lo nuevo es igual que lo anterior y nos devuelve la parte imaginativa del grupo como si del propio Ziggy Stardust se tratara. Potente y atmosférica ‘Eternal’ nos muestra al mejor Dave Gaham del disco, una canción donde la voz manda y marca el paso.
El álbum enfila la última parte con ‘Poison heart’, cruda y contundente, un medio tiempo que parece salido de otro tiempo, una de las mejores piezas del disco y que define la nueva propuesta del grupo. ‘So much love’, golpea de frente y vemos a los Depeche Mode más reconocibles. Vuelve el sonido industrial, regresan a la distorsión y su vena más rock crece y crece para convertirse en piedra angular del disco. Una canción sensacional con todas las papeletas de convertirse en single y favorita de sus directos.
‘Poorman’ sacude como un martillo con esa base electrónica 80’s, con sus formas redondas y atmosféricas. En ‘No more’ Gaham es otra vez protagonista dejando a Martin Gore su trocito de acción en la menos lograda ‘Fail’, canción de título premonitorio.
“Spirit” es un disco excelente. Desde 1981 mantienen su marca como símbolo ineludible de vanguardia, y han sobrevivido. Construyen un trabajo ordenado y poderoso donde confluyen todos aquellos sonidos que les hacen reconocibles al mismo tiempo que muestran su decidida apuesta por seguir explorando. Hacía ya algún tiempo que no completaban un álbum con tres o cuatro piezas notables y en este las hay, vaya si las hay.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 24 February 2017 - 20:30:58
2017-02-23 - Le Parisien (France) - En Bref

https://www.facebook.com/groups/500421950082747/permalink/641052212686386/
http://www.frenchviolation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=356672&sid=6eb75b5f40f35f0c554df1efbcbedc18#p356672
https://twitter.com/ActualityFrance/status/834651527927193600

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EN BREF
Un mini-concert de Depeche Mode pour TMC et RTL2
C'est un événement tant pour TMC que pour RTL2. Quatre jours après la sortie de leur nouvel album, 'Spirit', le groupe Depeche Mode donnera une interview suivie d'un mini-concert privé le 21 mars sur le plateau de l'émission 'Quotidien'. Donné devant seulement 120 fans sélectionnés par tirage au sort, ce showcase d'une petite heure du trio britannique sera diffusé à 21 heure en direct sur RTL2 et en léger différé sur TMC.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 25 February 2017 - 19:08:11
2017-02-23 - NBC (US) - Depeche Mode on "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

https://headlineplanet.com/home/2017/02/22/jennifer-lopez-appearing-depeche-mode-performing-march-1-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon/

JENNIFER LOPEZ APPEARING, DEPECHE MODE PERFORMING ON MARCH 1 “TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON”

NBC lists Jennifer Lopez, Jeff Probst and Depeche Mode for the March 1 "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Season two of NBC’s “Shades Of Blue” premieres on March 5.
Four days earlier, star and executive producer Jennifer Lopez will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The visit will mark Lopez’ first “Tonight Show” appearance since July 2016.
Per NBC listings, the episode will also feature an interview with Jeff Probst and a musical performance by Depeche Mode. Probst will be supporting the new season of “Survivor,” while Depeche Mode will look to generate excitement over forthcoming album “Spirit.”

NBC’s official “Tonight Show” listings follow (as confirmed by numerous recent revisions, “Tonight Show” listings are subject to change):
(...)
Wednesday, March 1: Guests include Jennifer Lopez, Jeff Probst and musical guest Depeche Mode. Show 634

http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/guest/depeche-mode/288063
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 27 February 2017 - 17:55:42
2017-02-23 - Forum user Eldritch on HOME - Album Review

['Eldritch' is a journalist for Finnish magazine Rumba.]

http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg685327#msg685327
http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg685331#msg685331
http://www.depeche-mode.com/forum/index.php?topic=30154.msg685346#msg685346

So I've just heard Spirit. I'm glad that I read Ozan's and ModeMan101's reviews yesterday, because otherwise I would have been quite shocked. Spirit is indeed heavy going, their most consistently gloomy, oppressive and non-commercial offering ever. This album should have been titled Delta Machine in all its blues and protest song flavours. Everyone looking for catchy choruses or hooks or beautiful melodies should look elsewhere. Ford's production is thankfully much more determined layered and richer than Hillier's though, the songs feel like they are always going somewhere. Despite the title, uplifting this is not.

1. Going Backwards
Spirit opens with a strong song, which will make a good tour opener. A throbbing electro beat grows more layered and heavier with each minute as Gahan posits the theory that as a species we are indeed going backwards, we are de-evolving. "We're going backwards / Ignoring the realities / Are you counting the casualties", the song opens and gets even bleaker as it goes on. "We feel nothing inside / We have lost our soul", the chorus states as a cool foghorn-style synth riff goes on in the background. Dave's vocals are perhaps lower in the mix than we've gotten used to during the Hillier days. An impressive start.

2. Where's The Revolution
We've all heard this several times. Sadly and shockingly, this is an obvious single from Spirit

3. Worst Crime
A David Lynchian sinister lullaby has Dave lamenting about "misguided leaders" and "uneducated readers". His vocals are soft and the music sounds more tender than the subject matter which is all about a lynching to which we're all invited. "Oh, we had so much time / how could we commit the worst crime" goes the chorus, which sounds more like a bridge to a chorus that never arrives (a common late-DM trait). As so many songs on Spirit, this goes heavier and bluesier as it goes on, with Martin's guitar very much in the foreground. Not bad, but an ominious pick for a track 3.

4. Scum
A clear dubby beat and overbearing bass makes me perk up. "Hey, scum!", Dave intones and after that it's pretty hard to make out what he's going on about, since his vocals are even more distorted than on BOAG. This is pretty much the clubbiest they have been for a while and some nice retro synth blips pop up now and then as Dave berates all of us who are "shallow and hollow". Frankly it's not much of a song and a bit of a mess in general.

5. You Move
Once again a heavy bass and pitter-patter electronic rhythms unite as DM gives us a pretty routine mid-tempo track about nothing much in particular. It's clear that this is a Dave lyric, since it's packed with non-sequitors: the verses are full of cliches ("temptation's knocking at my door", "you talk about the life we should have had", "I don't need your ball and chain") that contradict the chorus that goes "I like the way you move / I like the way you move on me". Semi-melodic synth bleeps add intrigue, but all in all this is b-side material at best.

6. Cover Me
This is thankfully a proper highlight. Lighter in mood than nearly everything else, this starts in a rather beautiful vein and then grows into something of a mini-epic. "I've felt better / I've been up all night / I can feel it coming / The morning light / The air is cold here / It's so hard to breathe" goes the first verse and then the song mutates into something resembling a Duran Duran ballad, which is of course not a bad thing. After the second chorus the beat is pushed into the foreground, it gets more techno and swirling synths build into a nice climax, which makes one wish for a third chorus that never happens. Still: this is a good song.

7. Eternal
The first Martin-sung track. The Uncut quote about this being a "misfiring Marc Almond ballad" rings quite true, because Martin goes for the same over-emoting which has been Marc's trademark for decades. It starts with churchy organs like the demo version of ETS but then gets all arty and pretentious and quite chaotic, and while the listener is waiting for some kind of melody to break though, it all ends rather abruptly. This is after all less than two and half minutes long. "Oh little one, I will protect you / And surround you with my love / as well as any many can", Martin sings and concludes that "you are my eternal". A really curious song, which might make more sense on further listenings. Or perhaps not.

8. Poison Heart
This actually sounds more like Soulsavers featuring DM than a proper Depeche song. A now over-familiar blues stomp brings us a cavalcade of abstarct cliches about poison hearts and pushing someone to the edge. This is probably where the taster sample is from. Once again there are also screechy sounds like somebody is moving heavy furniture next door and scratching the floor while doing it. I haven't really written anything else about this, because I was getting quite disheartened by it all.

9. So Much Love
This is as upbeat as Spirit gets: an urgent rhythm slightly reminiscent of Question Of Time sheds some light on gloomy proceedings. "there's so much love in me", Dave and Martin sing in unison at the end of every verse, which is nice, since up until this Spirit has been all about giving up, lamenting the state of the world and blaming others. Then comes up the chorus, which in typical late-DM fashion sounds undercooked and passive aggressive: "You can forsake me / try to break me / but you can't shake me down / You can despise me / you can demonize me / it satisfies me so", it goes, if I've heard it all correctly. After the chorus some familiar Martin guitar chords break the surface of the melody like ripples in a pond. Quite good -- but as a highlight it's not quite satisfying.

10. Poorman
Electronic opening recalls World In My Eyes, but after 15 seconds we are plunged into the usual blues-electro-gospel morass as overbearing "heee-eee-eee" choral vocals remind me of slave singalongs. "There's no news / poorman's still got the blues / walking out in worn-out shoes / with nothing to lose", goes the lyric which almost resembles a traditional folk song. The chorus is quite unwieldy and up-to-date though: "Corporations get the breaks / keeping almost everything they make / and tell just how long it's going to take / when will it all trickle down?" This is all pretty heavy going and depressing, because unlike with proper protest songs this just sounds hopeless and pissed off. This is how things are and there's nothing we can do to change things. And it's not a particularly strong or interesting song either.

11. No More (This Is The Last Time)
A very uninteresting midtempo take on a relationship that is going nowhere in a pretty much the same way the song is. "You don't mean a thing to me no more", goes the chorus, as if trying to provoke the same reaction in the listener. Even the jolly record company chick had lost her enthusiasm at this point.

12. Fail
This sounds very much Child In Me propped up with a more energetic beat. A nifty electro rhythm tries to revive the song, which is pretty much Marting giving up on us all and humanity in general. "People, do we call this trying? / We're hopeless, forget the denying / Our souls are ground / Our minds are messed up", he starts like he means to go on: "Our conscience is bankrupt" and "Our standards are sinking" and concluding with "Our spirit has gone". The final words are "We've failed", a really downboat way to end it all -- making the listener also willing to end it all.

So have DM failed? I don't know. But the first listen of Spirit was indeed quite dispiriting. There are good things here, but as a result of four year's work it all sounds quite baffling, low on new sounds and new ideas. The lack of singles seems almost deliberate, perhaps seeing how recent attempts at it have produced dross like Soothe My Soul. Spirit is uncompromising, but more clinically depressed than angry or energized. It's all pretty crushed and crushing. I do wish it will grow on me, but this will definitely be a controversial album among the fanbase.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 February 2017 - 20:26:45
2017-02-24 - Evening Times (UK) - Anger as touts resell BBC Radio 6 Music festival tickets for £700

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15115935.Anger_as_touts_resell_BBC_Radio_6_Music_festival_tickets_for___700/

Anger as touts resell BBC Radio 6 Music festival tickets for £700
Holly Lennon

Music fans were left disappointed as sold-out tickets for an upcoming Glasgow festival were touted online for more than £500.
Tickets for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, which will take place in Glasgow at the end of March, went on sale on Friday morning.
Excitement was met with anger as tickets for big-name acts including Depeche Mode sold out within minutes.
Those who missed out on tickets for the Barrowlands show, originally priced at £30, were then directed to secondary websites where tickets were going for as much as £700.
Measures put in place by event organizer BBC requiring ID matching the lead booker's name on the ticket failed to deter touts.
A TicketWeb spokesperson: “We worked in conjunction with the BBC to make sure that tickets got into the hands of true fans.
“The measures that we have put in place will ensure that it is these fans who get into the festival.”
Depeche Mode fan James Cassidy, 37, blasted secondary website for preventing genuine music fans from getting into the show.
He said: “We tried on the phone and laptop at 10am. The phone line was jammed and the website had a really long wait.
“As soon as the we were first in the queue it said that it had sold out and redirected us from Ticketweb to Viagogo.
“At that time they were selling them for £260 and I’ve checked back since and it’s went to £600 upwards.
“It’s a high-profile gig and the capacity is only 2000 but if it was only genuine fans I might have got some.
“It’s always just your luck whether you managed to get tickets but to see them all get hoovered up by Viagogo to get sold on again at stupid prices is disappointing.
“We went online and we can now go to another European tour date and get flights, tickets and hotel and it will probably cost less than one ticket.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 February 2017 - 20:28:59
2017-02-24 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - Alle Mann an Bord!

[Thanks to KFDM (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=940) for scanning this article.]

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http://www.sonic-seducer.de/index.php/sonic-seducer-onlineshop/sonic-seducer/ausgaben-2017-sonic-seducer-nachbestellen/sonic-seducer-2017-03-8-track-exklusiv-ep-von-subway-to-sally-2-cd-detail.html
https://issuu.com/sonic_seducer/docs/leseproben_sonic_seducer_2017-03

Editorial
Thomas Vogel

(...)
In letzter Zeit werde ich häufiger gefragt, wie ich eigentlich persönlich dieses oder jenes Album finde. Ohne unserem Redaktionsleiter Jörn Karstedt etwas vorwegnehmen zu wollen, im Folgenden ein paar kurze Statements von mir zum neuen Depeche Mode Album „Spirit“, welches ich mir in den Hamburger BP Studios schon mal anhören durfte.
Vorweg: es handelt sich um ein absolut gelungenes Album, welches jedoch vermutlich bei den meisten Hörern seine Zeit brauchen wird. Den Pop-Olymp kann die Band mit „Spirit“ aber sicherlich nicht erklimmen. Es ist alles sehr experimentell aus - gefallen, getragen melancholisch bis depressivpessimistisch und es „knarzt“ ordentlich. Dumpfe Bässe, Big Beat dominieren. Hawaii-ähnliche Gitarrenklänge sowie Industrial-Sounds sind häufig auszumachen und zum Teil sind sogar Anklänge an typische Nick Cave-Titel zu vernehmen. Es sind kaum klassische Songstrukturen vorzufinden, alles ist sehr fließend und ändert sich häufig zum Ende noch einmal. Vieles ist zwar eher neu, wiederholt sich aber auch innerhalb des Albums, Songstrukturkonzeptartig. „So Much Love“ erinnerte mich etwas an „A Question Of Time“ oder andere Songs aus den Achtzigern. Durch die häufig „wummernden“, dominanten Bässe werden Erinnerungen an „Exciter“ wach. Ein gutes Album, auf welchem es für Depeche Mode Fans, die sich mit den letzten Alben nicht so anfreunden konnten, viel Neues zu entdecken gibt, ergo es ist genau richtig für unsere Szene ausgefallen, aber es wird seine Zeit brauchen, bis man es zur Gänze für sich erschlossen hat. Soweit der kurz geschilderte Eindruck nach einmaligem Hören des Albums, mehr dazu in unserer großen Story in dieser Ausgabe.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 28 February 2017 - 20:31:10
2017-02-24 - Rolling Stone (France) - Crises, Bowie et fanbase

[Merci to Vlada Yaroslavska from VK.com/depechemode_news for buying a digital version of this issue from Zinio.com (https://fr.zinio.com/www/browse/product.jsp?pss=1&productId=350381188). Unfortunately, this article is just a French translation of the American Rolling Stone article published three weeks ago (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/depeche-modes-dave-gahan-on-urgent-new-lp-bowie-influence-w462560).]

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Post by: Angelinda on 28 February 2017 - 20:56:31
2017-02-24 - BBC Radio 1 (UK) - Pete Tong's After-Hours Mix

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08fdt6s

[The first play of Patrice Bäumel's Where's The Revolution Remix, starting at 1:30:17 minutes into the clip.]
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Post by: Angelinda on 28 February 2017 - 21:18:08
2017-02-27 - ESPN Radio (US) - The Dan Le Batard Show

http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=18779612
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcVwtnhsico

Le Batard and Stugotz discuss last night's Academy Awards. Also, Depeche Mode front man, Dave Gahan joins the show.
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Post by: Angelinda on 28 February 2017 - 22:12:08
2017-02-28 - Depeche Mode on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/videos/10155791846970329/

Depeche Mode:
"Spirit". The new album from Depeche Mode. Out March 17th. Pre-Order now!
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Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 02:28:52
2017-02-28 - The Quietus (UK) - Album review

http://thequietus.com/articles/21880-depeche-mode-spirit-track-by-track-review

Track-By-Track
Depeche Mode's Spirit: A Track-By-Track Review By Julian Marszalek
Julian Marszalek
Julian Marszalek went to the Spiritland bar in Kings Cross to listen to Depeche Mode's 14th album. Here he gives us his first listen, track by track run down of what we have in store

Spirit is the 14th album by Depeche Mode; their second released by the label Columbia and their first produced by SMD's James Ford. It was recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara, Ca) and Jungle City Studios (NYC) and will be released on March 17

‘Going Backwards’
A mid-tempo, two-chord opener, the track’s ominous overtones and sense of dread are given weight, as Dave Gahan intones, “We have no respect/ We have lost control.” As an opening gambit, it certainly sets the tone for what’s to come from Spirit’s remaining eleven tracks. As the song slowly begins to unfurl, the bass drum kicks in followed by the snare as a skittering riff zig-zags its way over the top. “We’re going backwards,” sings Gahan, his voice portentous and devoid of mirth or joy, “to a caveman mentality” before uttering the coda over and over again, “We feel nothing inside.”

’Where’s The Revolution’
Cementing the theme of Spirit and where Depeche Mode are taking us comes ‘Where’s The Revolution’. As with ‘Going Backwards’, this is a mid-tempo number that revels in techno squelches before giving way to slide guitar, big beats and a thick bass. Lyrically, the song sees Depeche Mode occupying the political terrain that characterised so much of their earlier work such ‘Everything Counts’ or “Master And Servant’ to name but two. “You’ve been lied to/ You’ve been fed truths,” sings Gahan and it’s a song that captures the mood of the times.

’The Worst Crime’
Clearly, the mood of Spirit isn’t going to lift anytime soon. Here we move into the territory of balladry... of a type; for this is no love song but another state-of-the-world lament. A plucked and processed guitar intro is backed by sweeping and sustained synth chords that feel like some hideous omen and a warning of terrible things to come. Images of death permeate the song and Dave Gahan is in sombre mood when he sings, “We had so much time/ How did we commit the worst crime?”

’Scum’
Could it be that Martin Gore’s collaboration with former colleague Vince Clarke under the banner of the criminally under-rated VCMG has some bearing on the Depeche Mode of 2017? The evidence contained here would suggest that it does but those expecting an out-and-out banger are going to be disappointed. The BPMs are still well within the mid-tempo range but this does sound like house music on steroids. The percussion is driven by the kind of handclaps and claves that’ll have you pining for the Roland TR-808 while vintage synths swoop in and out of the track like scavenging birds.

’You Move’
Funnily enough, this wouldn’t sound too out of place on Grace Jones’ deliciously decadent Nightclubbing album. Tinkling synths comes tumbling down to land on a throbbing low end and are punctuated by squelches here and there. This is obviously the sex track but it’s difficult to shake the image of a gyrating Alan Partridge threatening to burst out of his leather posing pouch.

’Cover Me’
Another twisted ballad that’s ushered in by sweeping and sustained chords. The bass pulses like a heartbeat and the beats increase incrementally yet the pace remains measured and steady. But just as you think you’ve got a handle on things, everything gets bigger – more beats, more glacial sweeps and rhythms that suggest a re-acquaintance with Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’ - except the tempo.

’Eternal’
The shortest track on the album, it feels as if it disappears almost as soon as it arrives. Huge, polyphonic chords give the sense of being in church though thankfully things grind to a halt before the collection plate arrives.

’Poison Heart’
Though the sound and power quotient increases thanks to a clanging guitar and drum combo redolent of a Detroit automobile production line, the BPMs are remaining very much in the mid tempo range. This is obviously Serious Stuff, an idea that’s given additional weight by a vocal arrangement that’s designed to recall the chanting of a chain gang. The huge string chords that are added to all of this make you realise that yes, this album really is hard work.

’So Much Love’
This is it! This is the one you’ve really been waiting for! The pace finally shifts out of second gear, thrusts the pedal to the metal and zooms off for some serious dancefloor fun. The pulsing metronomic throbs kick in right away and the vintage sounding drums are a glorious throwback to the 80s. ‘So Much Love’ stands in such stark contrast to what’s gone before it that it’s impossible to sit still through it. A dab-worthy track and no mistake!

’Poorman’
And then we slow back down again to the mid-paced tempo that dominates so much of this album. The intro of ‘Poorman’ – much like the aforementioned ‘Cover Me’ – doffs its peaked leather cap in the direction of Kraftwerk’s The Man Machine. Driven by a menacing bass-line, the handclaps and snare drum that that drive the beat once again look back to the early 80s and it’s difficult not to recall ‘Everything Counts’ thanks to the couplet, “Corporations get the breaks/ And keep everything they make.”

’No More (This Is The Last Time)’
A big thick bass-line introduces us to – yes – another mid-paced number which here is decorated by arpeggios and twinkling, blinking synths scatters that gradually build up to a crescendo before pulling back again. “This is the last time we have to ride,” we are warned.

’Fail’
And just in case you’ve been left in any doubt as to the gravity of Depeche Mode’s 14th studio album, the deep, two-note throb of this lachrymose sounding ballad gives way to steadily paced and vintage sounding drums. It’s almost as if Depeche Mode are trying to connect to a more innocent time but realise that what’s left in the past, stays in the past. You’re not going to be bouncing around to this one any time soon – or, for that matter, ever - but one suspects that that was never the intention. As a wise man once sang, “This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no fooling around.” Those days are over.
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Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 02:29:09
2017-02-28 - MusicOMH (UK) - Album review

http://www.musicomh.com/features/spotlights/depeche-mode-spirit

Track-By-Track: Depeche Mode – Spirit
by Michael Hubbard

Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher return this spring with Depeche Mode‘s 14th album and second for Columbia, Spirit. Four years on from the chart-topping success of Delta Machine, the new work sprawls across 12 tracks that were produced by James Ford, aka half of Simian Mobile Disco, whose previous production credits include albums by Arctic Monkeys and Florence And The Machine.
At the album’s London playback on bespoke speakers at new Kings Cross bar Spiritland, Ford was on hand for introductions. He describes the “bleak, dystopian demos” presented to him, and points out that he’d never made albums with people who’d made more albums than he has. He hopes the finished work is a “bold, powerful, direct” album.
It’s certainly a politically engaged one, with serious attempts to tackle in broad brush strokes the politics of the age, even as every day they get stranger, but there’s space for relationship break-ups and even a lullaby of sorts too.

Going Backwards
“We have opinions, we have not evolved, we have no respect, we have lost control, we’re going backwards,” mulls Gahan, quite the preacher of doom on an opener which sets the scene for a more than usually political record from the Basildon trio, and one which does not mince words. Over a backgrounding piano he asks, “Are you counting the casualties?” It’s a direct response to a news cycle that has rarely seemed wilder in these post-Brexit referendum, post-Trump election days.

Where’s The Revolution
The first track from the new album to break cover, Where’s The Revolution continues the political theme. “You’ve been kept down, pushed round, lied to, fed truths. Who’s making your decisions, you or your religion, your government, your country, you patriotic junkies. Where’s the revolution”.

The Worst Crime
By now it’s clear that Ford’s production sheen doesn’t detract from the Mode’s sound, though Gahan is installed well within, rather than on top of, the mix for the most part. It’s also clear that politics remains to the fore on what’s transpiring to be the Mode’s most political album yet. This slower piece mentions “misguided leaders” and “uneducated readers”. “For whatever reason we now find ourselves in this, we are all tried for treason… how could we commit the worst crime,” sings Gahan, quite the portent of doom. It’s not a track that immediately grabs, but its sincerity is not in doubt.

Scum
Gahan’s vocals (or is it Gore?) are distorted heavily here, making the lyrics difficult to hear, and while the tempo is hardly frenetic this does tilt towards the sort of dance music Ford mentioned. A lyrics sheet would be handy.

You Move
Another inauspicious start that goes for mysterious but sounds like it’s not sure what it’s about. “We don’t have that life no more,” sings Gahan, articulating words that suggest the first of several tracks which sound as though they’re about a break-up.

Cover Me
One of the album’s better tracks, it recalls the slide guitars and atmospherics of Pink Floyd’s Breathe before giving way to a second half that’s much more intriguing, featuring synthy arpeggiations. The lack of vocals thereon marks this one out as space for a costume change in a live set, but the music holds its own.

Eternal
This one sounds like Gahan singing a lullaby to a child. It’s very short, but no less sweet. “Oh little one I will protect you,” he promises, “surround you with my love as well as any man can, as well as any man could.”

Poison Heart
Break-up is back on the agenda here, and so is a beat, albeit a mid-tempo one. It has a sense of the unfinished about it, with a bluesy guitar-led feel that aims a few tequilas on from Personal Jesus. “You have poison in your heart, you know we have to break up,” Gahan says.

So Much Love
This one’s a proper banger, with correspondingly proper synthy beaty urgency about it. “There is so much love in me,” implores Gahan, sounding like he’s singing an obvious single and crying out for attention on more than one level. It sports a classic singalong chorus, a classic song structure and lovely, lovely synths – and even a mic drop conclusion. Undoubtedly one of the album’s two best tracks.

Poorman
Following the full throttle of the track before, this one eases back a little, and back to politics, with a plinky plonky piano opening underpinning gospel vocal harmonies, the sum augmented by stabby synths. “There’s no news, Still got the blues… Corporations get the breaks, keeping almost everything they make. Tell us how long it’s going to take, when will it trickle down.” It’s a curious theme to be warming to when you’re signed to a major label division of one of the planet’s largest entertainment companies, but there they stand. Is it directed at Sony, or at corporations more generally?

No More (This is the Last Time)
“Repeat the process, repeat the line, you go your way, I’ll go mine.” Here lies another entry in the break-up canon. “Reach the top, slowly fade away… Last time I say goodbye… You don’t mean a thing to me no more.” Harsh, but is it about more than the disintegration of a relationship between two people? Is this a parting of ways on a larger scale?

Fail
Martin Gore takes lead vocals, and his voice sounds more baroque than ever, with an increasing distance between his output and that of Gahan. That a song called Fail ends the album scarcely leaves a sign pointing to positivity. Instead it underlines a sense of foreboding that runs right through this most serious of Depeche Mode albums.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 02:29:25
2017-02-28 - Clash Music (UK) - Album review

http://clashmusic.com/reviews/depeche-mode-spirit

Depeche Mode - Spirit
A politicised return, unafraid to look afresh at the band's sound and approach...
7/10
MAT SMITH

“We’re fucked,” sings Martin Gore on ‘Fail’, the final track on the new Depeche Mode album ‘Spirit’. It’s not exactly the uplifting, elegiac ending to an album that one is badly in need of by the end of ‘Spirit’, but as a summary of the prevailing mood, that lyric sums it up perfectly.
This is not an album to listen to if you are remotely worried about the state of the world right now. Lead single ‘Where's The Revolution?’ signalled this, but it didn't quite prepare you for just how bleak a picture Depeche Mode were planning to paint. From the off, with the edgy, slow-building opener ‘Backwards’ – with its trademark bass-heavy rhythms and edgy, nagging melody befitting of a classic Depeche Mode set piece – it's clear that ‘Spirit’ is going to be a challenging listen.
And so you get lyrics dealing with how mankind is ignoring the warning signs, regressing instead of progressing, destroying the planet via undeniable satellite evidence that some would no doubt decry as ‘fake news’, reminds us painfully of how bad race intolerance got with a story about a public lynching, takes a swipe at politicians and public figures with ‘Scum’ and bemoans the devious tactics of major corporations. It's bold, direct and in most cases perfectly reflective of public opinion, even if call-to-arms lyrics like “it’s time to pull the trigger” (‘Scum’) are probably not exactly helpful with a Republican in power.
Fortunately, it's not all doom and gloom. Some of ‘Spirit’ manages to avoid politics or societal damage completely. ‘Move’ nods back to the sleek, sexy grooves of ‘It’s No Good’ (used as the unlikely music to an unlikely pole-dancing scene in Friends, fact fans) with a slightly off-kilter rhythm. ‘Cover Me’ is one of those redemptive songs that Depeche Mode are so good at, with that slow climb out of misery toward some sort of anguished optimism. The track includes an extended analogue middle section that feels like the coda from ‘Violator’s ‘Clean’ expanded into a full song. It's reverential, but fresh at the same time. Some of this can be attributed to producer James Ford from Simian Mobile Disco, who manages to encourage a certain wonkiness and roughness to the modular synth sections where these have felt a little too formulaic on recent Depeche Mode albums.
Politics aside, it is easy to approach ‘Spirit’ as nothing especially new in the almost forty year legacy of this band – especially when tracks like ‘Eternity’ and ‘So Much Love’ feel like a band covering themselves. But listen closely and something has altered; the bluesiness that seemed to dominate recent records is here transformed into a much more soulful sound, with Martin Gore’s guitar largely absent and Dave Gahan’s frontman swagger played down ever-so-slightly. One of the most interesting songs here, ‘No More’, sounds like a late 80s pop song filtered through a distinctly Depeche lens, while ‘Poison Heart’ sounds like a Motown anthem pushed through cavernous distortion. These are tender, if bittersweet moments that offset the negativity elsewhere.
That soulfulness amid the misery is the key to making sense of ‘Spirit’. Something about Martin Gore’s summation of the state of the world on ‘Fail’, with its finger-pointing, ‘shame-on-you’ air evokes the same mood as Marvin Gaye’s ‘What's Going On’ album. Drawing a comparison between a late-period Depeche Mode LP – that some might cynically view as nothing more than a reason for yet another mega-tour – and a classic, politicised Motown album seems sacrilegious somehow, but weirdly apt. This is the kind of album that is necessary for shining a light on our basest traits and for encouraging us to think differently all over again; in that sense, for the first time in a long time, Depeche Mode have judged this just right.
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Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 02:29:39
2017-02-28 - Depeche Mode on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/videos/10155792721260329/

Depeche Mode plans to go live:

Join us live here today at noon PST / 3pm EST / 9pm CET for a little sneak peak of what the guys are up to in rehearsals...
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Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 02:30:05
2017-02-28 - Depeche Mode - DEPECHE MODE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THE GLOBAL SPIRIT TOUR

http://depechemode.com/article/depeche-mode-announce-north-american-leg-of-the-global-spirit-tour

DEPECHE MODE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THE GLOBAL SPIRIT TOUR
Tickets on sale March 10 via Ticketmaster - Pre-Sales begin March 6

Following Massive European Stadium Showing, Depeche Mode will Continue this Fall with 28 Shows in the US and Canada
As promised, Depeche Mode continues to roll out their Global Spirit Tour, with the second leg bringing their stunning live show to fans across North America this fall.
Following an extensive European summer tour, the 28 show North American run, exclusively promoted by Live Nation, will kick off on August 23rd in Salt Lake City, UT and will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada, before wrapping up in Edmonton, Alberta on October 27th.
Fans can register now for early access to tickets at presale.depechemode.com. By registering, fans will reserve a spot in line for the fan presale, which they can then improve by sharing their unique presale link with friends and family, or by preordering Depeche Mode's new album Spirit. On March 6, days before tickets go on general sale to the public, fans who have registered will be let into a special ticket presale in waves, based on their place in line.
The European stadium leg of the Global Spirit Tour, running May through July, has already sold over 1.5 million tickets and has sold-out shows across Europe - just the start of what is poised to be a record-breaking global tour. The Global Spirit Tour will later bring the band to Latin America, with details to be announced shortly.
The Global Spirit Tour is in support of the band's upcoming 14th studio album, Spirit, out on March 17th via Columbia Records.  The album's powerful and timely first single, "Where's The Revolution", has already been well-received by critics and fans alike, lauded as a strong "return to form" for Depeche Mode. Spirit has already garnered critical acclaim in early previews, with Q Magazine calling it "the most energized Depeche Mode album in years".
Pre-order Spirit from digital retailers here: smarturl.it/Spirit

Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour - Fall 2017 North American Tour
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 presented by Huntsman
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

On the North American leg of the Global Spirit Tour, the band will continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for charity: water toward their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.
Citi® is the official credit card of the Global Spirit Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 10AM through Citi's Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
AT&T is sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access also beginning on Tuesday, March 7 at 10AM via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets to the Hollywood Bowl performances before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 10AM.



2017-02-28 - Setlist.fm (US) - Tour Update

https://www.setlist.fm/setlists/depeche-mode-73d6b235.html
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Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 03:09:04
2017-02-28 - Live Nation on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/LiveNation/videos/10154259626917031/

Live Nation:
Music pioneers Depeche Mode are returning on the Global Spirit Tour! Get info here. http://livemu.sc/DepecheModeTour
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Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 19:51:52
2017-03-01 - Telekom Streetgigs (Germany) - Depeche Mode Album-Weltpremiere!

https://www.telekom-streetgigs.de/news/depeche-mode-weltpremiere
https://www.telekom-streetgigs.de/verlosung/depeche-mode
https://www.telekom-streetgigs.de/win/tell-a-friend/depeche-mode

Depeche Mode Album-Weltpremiere!
Das wird der absolute Wahnsinn! Am 17. März veröffentlichen Depeche Mode die neue Platte "Spirit" weltweit und präsentieren sie am selben Abend erstmals live - und das bei den Street Gigs in Berlin!
Es gibt kaum eine Band, die seit so vielen Jahren so erfolgreich ist. In 40 Jahren Bandgeschichte haben sie 13 Alben veröffentlicht und sich an die Spitze gespielt. Sie haben über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft, mit ihrem Sound ein ganzes Genre geprägt und zahllose Künstler beeinflusst. Seit 1977 haben sie zusammengerechnet 575 Wochen in den Hitlisten rangiert und sind bei ihren zahlreichen Welttouren durch die größten Locations vor insgesamt 30 Millionen Menschen aufgetreten. Kurzum, Depeche Mode haben Musikgeschichte geschrieben!
Passend zum Release des 14. Studioalbums wird es ein einzigartiges Konzert im Rahmen der Telekom Street Gigs mit der spektakulären Live-Premiere des neuen Meisterwerkes geben. Am 17. März wird die einzigartige Erfolgsgeschichte in Berlin fortgesetzt und Fans auf der ganzen Welt können die Weltpremiere im exklusiven HD-Livestream erleben. Als besonders spektakuläre Innovation wird der Livestream weltweit auch in 360° zu sehen sein. Diese Möglichkeit wird es erstmals für ein Konzert der britischen Ausnahme-Band geben.


https://www.telekom.com/en/media/media-information/archive/telekom-presents-depeche-mode-486640

World premiere: Telekom to present Depeche Mode on release day of new album ‘Spirit’
Depeche Mode to perform on 17th march for Telekom Street Gigs in Berlin
Telekom shows the concert globally in HD live stream
Tickets and more information available at www.telekom-streetgigs.de

A world premiere, presented by Deutsche Telekom: On 17th March, the release day of their new album ‘Spirit’, Depeche Mode will perform an exclusive, intimate show for Telekom Street Gigs in the legendary Funkhaus Berlin. Fans across the globe can be part of the event via HD live stream.
“Thanks to Telekom, our fans all around the world can experience the live première of songs from ‘Spirit’ via live stream,” explains lead singer Dave Gahan.
Michael Schuld, Head of Communications and Sales Marketing for Telekom Germany, is excited that one of the greatest bands of all time will perform on the Street Gigs stage. “As leaders in innovation we are pleased to be able to show Depeche Mode via HD live stream. By offering unique content for all devices and social media platforms on the best network, we are making our brand promise “Life is for sharing” a reality for all.”
One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim around the world both in the studio and on the road, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and innovators.  The band’s 13 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their upcoming 14th studio album Spirit is being released by Columbia Records on March 17.
Tickets for the concert can be won at telekom-streetgigs.de and are not available for purchase. The HD live stream will be broadcast on 17th March 2017 at 8 pm on live.telekom-streetgigs.de.
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Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 19:58:44
2017-03-01 - ABC (Spain) - Album Review

http://www.abc.es/cultura/musica/abci-nuevo-disco-depeche-mode-cancion-cancion-201703011153_noticia.html

El nuevo disco de Depeche Mode, canción a canción
«Spirit», un álbum de electrónica densa, oscura y con un punto combativo se publica el 17 marzo
NACHO SERRANO

«Spirit» es la primera colaboración de la banda con el productor James Ford de Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) y llega tras el exitoso «Delta Machine» de 2013 que debutó en el número uno de doce países. El grupo británico promocionará este nuevo trabajo (con portada diseñada por Anton Corbijn) con una extensa gira mundial que lo llevará a tocar ante más de 1,5 millones de fans en 34 conciertos que ofrecerán en 21 países europeos. La gira arranca el 5 de mayo en Estocolmo (Suecia) y hará paradas en varias ciudades europeas (con fecha única en España, el 6 de julio en el festival BIlbao BBK Live) antes de continuar la gira en Norteamérica y Sudamérica después del verano.

1. «Going Backwards»
El primer tema introduce el cuerpo conceptual del disco, probablemente el más político de toda su carrera, con frases que apelan a la reacción ante la intolerancia y la falta de control sobre nuestras propias vidas, como «we have no respect, we have lost control, we’re going backwards, to a caveman mentality» («no tenemos respeto, hemos perdido el control, estamos yendo marcha atrás, hacia una mentalidad de hombre de las cavernas»). El piano marcando un medio tiempo y la voz de Dave Gahan son protagonistas hasta la entrada de un poderoso bombo cuyo sonido y ritmo redondean una perfecta carta de presentación para abrir las puertas al universo de electrónica oscura y percusiva que domina el álbum.

2. «Where´s the Revolution»
La continuación lógica de «Going Backwards» es este tema compuesto por Martin Gore que ya fue adelantado como single, y que insiste en la idea de remover la conciencia con sentencias como «Who’s making your decisions, you or your religion, your government, your country, you patriotic junkies. Where’s the revolution» («Quién toma tus decisiones, tú o tu religión, tu gobierno, tu país, vosotros, yonquis del patriotismo. ¿Dónde está la revolución?»). Rítmicamente, la cosa sigue a medio tiempo, con bajos poderosos y penetrantes y una guitarra slide (a la vieja escuela Depeche) de fondo. Quizá demasiado de fondo.

3. «The Worst Crime»
La atmósfera sombría se agudiza en el tercer corte con un ritmo más lento y arrastrado, en el que los teclados llevan a un crescendo donde la voz de Gahan se erige sobre el resto con más mensajes críticos, o más bien autocríticos en esta ocasión. «We had so much time, how did we commit the worst crime?».

4. «Scum»
Probablemente cantado por Martin Gore (la voz suena muy distorsionada), es el primer tema que podría calificarse de baile, con graves machacones, un ritmo algo más acelerado y un estribillo muy pop. Sin llegar a serlo claramente, es uno de los que tienen más alma de hit de todo el disco.

5. «You Move»
Uno de los pocos cortes que se salen de la línea socio-política, con alusiones más sexuales y un sonido completamente dominado por los sintetizadores, en el que encajan con habilidad un puente de aires espaciales bastante interesante.

6. «Cover Me»
Es la canción más emocionante hasta el momento, melancólica, con una introducción sin percusión que abre las puertas a una parte final instrumental realmente intensa. Una gran balada, pero ya vamos por la mitad y no ha aparecido un hitazo de los que quitan el hipo.

7. «Eternal»
La anécdota del disco, por duración y por estructura, ya que viene a ser una suerte de salmo o nana-gospel electrónico en el que volvemos a dudar de quién canta realmente, Gahan o Gore.

8. «Poison Heart»
Aunque a estas alturas el ritmo a medio tiempo empieza a ser demasiado recurrente en el disco, esta es una de las canciones más especiales de su repertorio, gracias una atmósfera de duelo por desamor casi vampírica («You have poison in your heart, you know we have to break up», «tienes veneno en tu corazón, sabes que tenemos que romper») que resulta intrigante y acogedora al mismo tiempo.

9. «So Much Love»
Al fin suben las revoluciones. De aires claramente ochenteros, esta canción sí es un hit de pista de baile en toda regla, con ritmo acelerado, guitarras obsesivas y un estribillo para corear con públicos multitudinarios.

10. «Poorman»
Un piano y un ritmo lento (de nuevo) nos devuelven a la casilla de salida, y a pesar de tener unos atractivos coros de estilo soul, la contención de la canción no termina de funcionar, como una bomba de relojería que se queda sin estallar. Además, el leitmotiv político regresa con un tonillo panfletario bastante menos acertado que el del inicio del álbum. Lamentablemente lo mejor ya ha pasado, y no ha sido mucho.

11. «No More (This is the Last Time)»
Potencial descarte que se podían haber ahorrado. No añade nada nuevo, es aburrida y lo que es peor, lleva el concepto sonoro del disco a terrenos baldíos que pueden incluso dar la falsa sensación de que hasta ahora todo ha sonado igual.

12. «Fail»
El trío cierra su decimocuarto trabajo de estudio con una balada de electrónica muy percusiva medio tiempo (otra vez) interpretada por Martin Gore, que parece poner la vista en el pasado con nostalgia. Sin ser ninguna maravilla, al menos deja un poso reflexivo bastante verosímil.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 01 March 2017 - 21:37:42
2017-03-01 - Rumore Magazine (Italy) - Lo Spirito Del Tempo

[Bought using the Android App by me.]

http://rumoremag.com/2017/03/01/rumore-302-marzo-2017

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 02 March 2017 - 21:24:13
2017-03-01 - NBC (US) - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/depeche-mode-wheres-the-revolution/3478653
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_plSHn1pbs

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Music guest Depeche Mode performs "Where's the Revolution" for the Tonight Show audience.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 02 March 2017 - 21:27:16
2017-03-02 - XS Noize (UK) - Album Review

http://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-depeche-mode-spirit/

Album Review: Depeche Mode – Spirit
8/10
by David McElroy

As you might have gathered from my Classic Album – Violator piece, I’m a Depeche Mode fan. Reviewing them objectively can be hard given my, ahem, devotion to the band and the fact that a new Depeche album has come along thrills me. My job for you though is to tell you if it’s a good or a bad album and to so without coming across like an overexcited fanboy. Here’s the thing then – it IS a good album and finding Depeche Mode capable of still thrilling and intriguing at this stage in their career is itself a very, very good thing.

All we’ve heard from Spirit to date are the press conference snippets, which I’m happy to admit I had great fun looking out for on the album, and the lead single Where’s The Revolution which was Track Of The Day on this site and my own, Almost Predictable Almost, two weeks ago. Having heard Spirit a few times now, Where’s The Revolution seems both an odd and an obvious choice for lead single here. It’s odd because there are a couple of tracks here that would have perhaps made more of a “What on earth was that?” impact similar to Barrel Of A Gun or I Feel You. It’s also an obvious one though as it’s one of the tracks here that sonically links this album to Delta Machine and because of its lyrical themes. It is similar to the Construction Time Again track And Then where revolution is suggested as a good thing “All that we need at the start/Universal revolution/That’s all. And Then however suggests that we talk about revolution whereas Where’s The Revolution basically tells us it’s the only way forward. Construction Time Again’s naive socialism is replaced by an aggressive notion of destroying everything because we’ve made a mess of it all. That lyrical theme permeates Spirit. This is Depeche Mode telling us that we’re all in serious trouble and that it’s all our fault.
Album opener Going Backwards sets the tone for the album. It’s a strong start, their strongest opener since Playing The Angel’s A Pain That I’m Used to, all sparse guitar lines and eerie electronics. The lyrics match The Cure’s One Hundred Years for album opening despair “We feel nothing inside…we have lost our soul” with Martin Gore writing a song decrying technology’s advance and the numbing effect it’s had on society as a whole. It will open this summer’s stadium shows nicely. The production here immediately strikes you too. James Ford has given the band more room than Ben Hillier and the smothered feel of the last few albums has gone. That is a very good thing. Going Backwards theme of general despair continues throughout the opening quartet of tracks with ‘Where’s The Revolution’ following it before we arrive at the first Dave Gahan penned track, The Worst Crime. Being blunt, I prefer Martin’s songwriting to Dave’s but, partly through poor research on my part, I didn’t realise this was a Dave penned track at first as the lyrics continue the doomy theme.
There’s a lovely line bemoaning “uneducated readers” which I hope is aimed squarely at the fools who read atrocities like The Daily Mail and lap up their every hard right, fear mongering lie. It’s a good track, perhaps a bit too redolent of Dave’s Soulsavers work, but the production and the general Depeche Mode-ing of the song keep it away from that. This is one of the more Delta Machine like songs here but that’s ok. It’s a good Dave track – we’re many miles away from Hole To Feed, let’s put it that way. The opening quartet is finished off by the first Spirit highpoint, the superb Scum. Firstly, full marks for the song title and the lyrics. They brought to mind Nine Inch Nails’ glorious The Downward Spiral for me, albeit shorn of the self loathing. It’s as aggressive as Depeche have ever sounded and I love that. Also, the music is spot on. It opens with the modular synth fest we heard at the press conference but quickly goes nuts. Think Delta Machine’s My Little Universe getting drunk, meeting some very bad people and going to an underground club. If you can picture that, you’re getting there. This is a great song.
The clouds suddenly part and things begin to look vaguely hopeful with You Move, a track written by both Dave and Martin. I’ve been looking forward to this one for that reason and it doesn’t disappoint. Once you hear the lyrics “I like the way you move/I like the way you move for me tonight” and the sleazy electronics of the track, it becomes clear, or at least I think it becomes clear that it’s a words by Dave and music by Martin effort. Some of the synth parts here sound huge and are also pretty experimental for a band who are about to straddle the globe’s stadia and arenas for the next 12 months. One section in particular sounds just like Dopplereffekt, matching their wonderful distorted take on Kraftwerk. The melody is almost pure pop in the chorus too with that juxtaposing with Martin’s music perfectly. If Dave had sung over a VCMG track, this would have been it.
Cover Me comes next. It’s another Dave song which veers slightly towards Soulsavers again before the last couple off minutes turn into a gorgeous Kraftwerk like synth riot, somewhere between Autobahn and The Man Machine. The slide guitar (a feature here on a number of tracks) even brings to mind that band’s Ananassymphonie. The song is a ballad type of effort and it’s again a good Dave track. Not the strongest on the album, but not the weakest. One of the record’s best tracks and possibly my favourite for now follows with the Martin sung Eternal. It’s a short love song, perhaps written for his children, and it is gorgeous. It’s dark and powerful with apocalyptic gloom throughout tempered by the song’s message of eternal love. A key point to note here is another production one – Martin is actually singing like Martin and not bothering with any of the vibrato that has taken the edge of some of his recent album tracks. That’s an important thing for me. This, plus the general magic of the track makes it Martin’s best lead song since Home. The brevity of the song recalls the halcyon days of the likes of It Doesn’t Matter Two or I Want You Now and I don’t think anyone will have an issue with that.
Dave returns to songwriting duties with Poison Heart, another of the tracks previewed in Milan, the one with the chain gang like “Woooaaaah/Oaaaahhh”. Again, this is in Delta Machine meets Soulsavers in a way but James Ford’s work keeps it interesting. It has a charm to it too and I think it’s very much a grower which will certainly work live. So Much Love returns up to the pop side of things and lightens the mood again with expressions of love as opposed to expressions of angst. The melody and persistent hammering drum machines remind me of Some Great Reward in a general sense which can only be a good thing. I do kind of worry about live drums taking the edge off that somewhat, but this might be this record’s Broken in the sense that it’s a pop song that they entirely ignore when they compile setlists.
Thus far, Spirit holds your attention. There’s enough in this album to satisfy the legendarily hard to satisfy Black Swarm and the sound of the album is distinct enough from the Hillier trio of records to pull you in. In a recent interview, the band said that James Ford had wanted a ten track album but they wanted more and the next two tracks, Poorman and No More (This Is Is The Last Time) are two of the tracks that seem a bit unnecessary and perhaps losing Poorman and a Dave Gahan track might have made this a better, tighter record. Poorman is sonically one push of the gloomy blues button too many really. Lyrically, we’re back in the realms of Construction Time Again, this time echoing Everything Counts with the likes of “Corporations get the breaks/keeping almost everything the make” trying to match that song’s message. Its bluntness however dims that. The charm of Everything Counts lay in Martin’s eyes being opened to the greed of the world and that is lacking here. A song about major corporations released on a major label is a tad rich too. The chorus is a cool thing though with a distinct Beatles circa Revolver vibe. No More (This Is The Last Time) has a really cool dark electronic feel throughout but it feels a little unfinished, a chance to create something special missed.
We end, uniquely for a Depeche album, on a Martin Gore lead vocal and what an ending. Fail returns us to the lyrical fatalism of the opening quartet of songs, but it’s done with a great degree of resigned black humour. A Black Celebration if you like. Martin, again mercifully vibrato free, reminds us that “We’re hopeless…our souls are corrupt/Our minds are messed up” before, again uniquely, adding “Ohhh…we’re fucked.” Some people have had an issue with this but I love it. Lyrics aside, Fail is a wonderful piece of dark electronics and the lyrics add to its glorious feel. The song builds through Martin reminding us of more of our bad points before ending “Ohhh…we’ve failed” as the synths suddenly start glittering like stars, sparkling as Martin boards his escape ship and heads off, leaving us to inhabit the world we’ve made for ourselves where buffoons such as Trump and Farage rule the roost. Perhaps we should all be listening to Depeche Mode after all.
Spirit IS a very good album. It’s not immediate, it’s as downbeat as any Depeche record has been and it’s going to annoy fans looking for A Black Violation of Devotional Ultras. It was never going to be one of their era defining albums as bands at their stage rarely come up with that sort of thing. What Depeche Mode have done with Spirit however is continue to push themselves, refuse to rest on their laurels and produce an album that is relevant both sonically and lyrically and that is perhaps more than most people expected. Persevere with this record as there is a lot to love here. A revolution? No, but it’s an evolution and, I’m on board.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 02 March 2017 - 21:31:55
2017-03-02 - The Fader (US) - Depeche Mode’s “Where’s The Revolution” Gets A Spacey Rework From Autolux

http://www.thefader.com/2017/03/02/depeche-mode-wheres-the-revolution-autolux

Depeche Mode’s “Where’s The Revolution” Gets A Spacey Rework From Autolux
“The train is coming/So get on board.”
By MYLES TANZER

Depeche Mode returned in February with the snarling single "Where's The Revolution," which feels pretty important in this political climate. The song's chorus is a call to arms: “Where’s the revolution / Come on people you’re letting me down.” The group is releasing a remix EP of the single on March 3, which will include a rework of the track by shoegaze rockers Autolux, which is premiering on The FADER today.
Depeche Mode's Martin Gore told the FADER over email that this remix is a very special one. "We are particular about remixes, however, we thought what Autolux did with "Where's The Revolution" was interesting and stood out. They put their own touch on it, yet matched the feel of the track and the album too."
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 02 March 2017 - 22:31:06
2017-03-02 - The Interview People (Germany) - „Pessimistisch? Eher realistisch“

[News syndication agency theinterviewpeople.com has uploaded an interview with Dave and Martin by Steffen Rüth. Parts of this interview are being published in many regional German newspapers. The interview also appeared in Orkus magazine which I bought from www.onlinekiosk.de. The text below is a composite of all those parts.]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefans/permalink/1364309010297708/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefans/permalink/1365964313465511/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/devoteesoftheuniverse/permalink/1738254919533745/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/depechemodefans/permalink/1366040153457927/
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https://www.pressreader.com/germany/saarbruecker-zeitung/20170302/281887298091842
http://www.wz.de/home/kultur/musik/depeche-mode-man-kann-schon-sehr-sarkastisch-werden-1.2389612
http://www.sz-online.de/nachrichten/kultur/du-musst-heutzutage-mit-dem-schlimmsten-rechnen-3626954.html
http://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/kultur/musik/wir-wollen-die-leute-zum-denken-bewegen-depeche-mode-sind-zurueck-131070976
http://www.morgenpost.de/kultur/article209849977/Depeche-Mode-Saenger-Dave-Dahan-Eine-lohnende-kleine-Qual.html
http://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/nachrichten/kultur/Routine-waere-das-Ende-der-Band;art9643,983805
http://www.wp.de/kultur/ein-gespraech-mit-dave-gahan-und-martin-gore-ueber-das-neue-album-spirit-id209895913.html
http://www.fnp.de/nachrichten/kultur/Interview-mit-Depeche-Mode-bdquo-Diese-Angst-ist-verrueckt-ldquo;art679,2678225

„Pessimistisch? Eher realistisch“
Der Musiker der britischen Band Depeche Mode über das neue Album, die Wahlheimat USA und den Brexit.
Steffen Rüth

So düster, bedrohlich und hoffnungslos wie auf ihrem vierzehnten Studioalbum „Spirit“ klangen die Briten Dave Gahan (54), Martin Gore (55) und Andy Fletcher (55) wohl noch nie in ihrer mehr als 35 Jahre währenden Weltkarriere. Und so packend auch schon lange nicht mehr. Die überzeugende Platte, die von James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) produziert wurde hat richtig Biss, ist vielschichtig und komplex, klingt oft wüst („Scum“) und manchmal auch ganz sanft („Cover Me“, „Eternal“). Erneut stammt der Großteil der Songs von Gore, aber auch Gahan hat wieder vier Stücke beigetragen, das schwülstig-brachiale „You Move“ ist eine Gemeinschaftskomposition der beiden. Wir sprachen mit Sänger Gahan und Multi-Instrumentalist Gore in New York.

Gore:
- Sie singen auf „Eternal“ selbst. Handelt der Song von Ihrer kleinen Tochter Johnnie Lee, die vor einem Jahr zur Welt kam?
Gore: Ja. Das Lied habe ich über meine Kleine geschrieben.

- Ein schöner Song, nur: Musste eine Zeile wie „Wenn der radioaktive Regen fällt, werde ich dir in die Augen schauen und dich küssen“ unbedingt sein?
Gore: Das ist doch romantisch! (lacht) Okay, sagen wir, es ist meine Art der Romantik. Ich denke, wenn du in der heutigen Zeit ein Kind in die Welt setzt, dann musst du immer mit dem Schlimmsten rechnen. Es gibt diese allgegenwärtige Gefahr von allem, Atomkrieg inklusive. Wir haben seit einigen Monaten einen verrückten Mann im größten und wichtigsten Amt der Welt. Wer weiß schon, was da passieren wird.

- Und ich wollte Donald Trump extra nicht erwähnen.
Gore: Sorry, es ist derzeit unmöglich, nicht über ihn zu reden.

- Ist „Spirit“ das pessimistischste Depeche-Mode-Album aller Zeiten?
Martin Gore: Das Wort „pessimistisch“ kann ich nicht so gut leiden. Ich mag den Begriff „realistisch“ lieber. Wir sprechen die Dinge so an, wie sie sind. Falls das ein bisschen deprimierend rüberkommt, dann tut es mir leid (lacht).

- Das Album beginnt mit „Going Backwards“, „Where’s The Revoultion“ und „The Worst Crime“, drei Songs mit explizit politischem Inhalt. Was hat Sie dazu bewogen? Der Brexit? Trump?
Gore: Das Album war schon fertig, als Trump an die Macht kam und schon geschrieben, als die Briten für den Brexit stimmten. Ich denke, die Menschheit ist sehr weit weggekommen von ihrem Pfad. Wir haben einiges von unserem menschlichen Geist verloren, wir haben einige wirklich schlechte Entscheidungen getroffen in den vergangenen Jahren, die ich nur schwer verkraften kann.

- Was hat Sie besonders bewegt?
Gore: Für uns war der Krieg in Syrien ein großes Thema. Wenn wir mit der Arbeit an einem neuen Album beginnen, dann treffen wir uns ja immer erstmal und besprechen in Ruhe, wo wir persönlich so stehen und wie wir die Welt sehen. Andy, Dave und ich sind erschüttert, dass die Welt sich einfach zurücklehnt und dieses Abschlachten aus sicherer Entfernung beobachtet. Wir hatten in den Neunzigern eine ähnliche Situation in Bosnien, aber da gab es wenigsten Versuche, der internationalen Gemeinschaft, Frieden zu schaffen. In Syrien wusch sich der Westen seine Hände in Untätigkeit. Sehr bewegt hat uns auch die „Black Lives Matter“-Kampagne. Wie kann es sein, dass schwarze Menschen in den USA reihenweise von der Polizei erschossen werden? Manchmal sieht es für mich so aus, als hätte es in diesem Land nie eine Bürgerrechtsbewegung gegeben.

- Wo ist sie denn, die Revolution? Warten Sie auf einen Aufstand?
Gore: So einen polarisierenden Machthaber wie Trump habe ich in einer Demokratie noch nicht erlebt. Er macht eine Politik, die von vernünftigen Leuten schlicht für Wahnsinn gehalten wird. Und über den Brexit hätte man niemals eine solche Volksabstimmung mit einfacher Mehrheit machen dürfen. Das war ein gigantischer Fehler. Am Ende ging es ja fast 50:50 aus. Die meisten Leute wussten ohnehin nicht, was sie da zu entscheiden hatten. Ich bin kein Befürworter von Waffengewalt und Blutvergießen, aber mit so einer polarisierenden Figur an der Spitze und in der Mitte komplett gespaltenen Ländern kann es zu einem Punkt kommen, an dem es sehr viel Unruhe gibt.

- Und wer „Spirit“ hört, macht sich danach noch mehr Sorgen um die Welt als vorher.
Gore: Ja. Das soll er auch! Denn die Sorgen sind berechtigt. Für mich war eine der wesentlichen Intentionen mit dem Album, die Leute zum Denken zu bewegen.

- Ist „The Worst Crime“ ein Ausblick auf ein solches Szenario?
Gore: Nicht direkt. Der Song, wie eigentlich das komplette Album, ist eher ein Aufruf, uns zusammenzuraufen und auf unseren Weg zurückkehren. Ich will nicht, dass die neue Platte zu depressiv wirkt, sie soll auch kämpferisch sein. Und hier und da mit einem Augenzwinkern.

- Etwa im Video zur Single „Where’s The Revolution“, in dem sie unter anderem Marxisten mit langen Bärten darstellen.
Gore: Ja, es gibt schon mehr Humor als auf den ersten Blick sichtbar. Das Video zu drehen, hat wirklich Spaß gemacht, insbesondere diesen Karl-Marx-Teil.

- Wie meinen Sie das, wenn Sie sagen, er habe Martin und Sie noch enger zusammengebracht? Geht das denn?
Gore: Bei Depeche Mode gibt es ja immer den Balance-Akt zwischen den familiären Elementen, wie dem üppigen Einsatz von modularen Synthesizern, dem typischen, extrem wiedererkennbaren Sound und Daves Stimme sowie gewissen Neuerungen. Wir haben die letzten drei Alben mit Ben Hillier aufgenommen, wir sind auch immer noch Freunde, aber wir wollten etwas anderes machen, und James bringt dieses frische Element rein.

- Wie liefen denn die Aufnahmen mit ihm?
Gore: Sehr schnell und geradezu leichtfüßig. Wir dachten anfangs, er würde sich schon noch unserem eher gemächlichen Tempo im Studio anpassen, aber nichts da. Wir hatten im September noch ein Studio in New York gebucht, das konnten wir wieder stornieren, weil im August alles schon im Kasten war, sechs Wochen vor der geplanten Fertigstellung. Das gab es bei uns noch nie. Aber James Ford ist nicht nur sehr effizient, er ist auch ein Soundgenie.

- Hell wird es selbst am Schluss des Albums nicht. Im letzten Song „Fail“ singen Sie „Oh, we are fucked“.
Gore: Das kleine bisschen Hoffnung ist die schöne Instrumentalmusik nach der letzten Zeile (schmunzelt).

- Bei all den unschönen Entwicklungen in den USA und England - wollen Sie nicht nach Deutschland ziehen?
Gore: Das ist witzig. Darüber habe ich auch gerade mit Daniel Miller gesprochen, dem Inhaber von Mute Records, der uns 1980 unter Vertrag nahm und so etwas ist wie unser Mentor. Daniel lebt jetzt in Berlin, und er schwärmte ohne Ende von der Stadt. Aber ich habe einen 14-jährigen Sohn, der nur alle zwei Wochen bei mir ist, daher ist es etwa schwierig, momentan aus Santa Barbara wegzuziehen, wo ich seit fast 20 Jahren lebe und mich auch sehr wohlfühle.

- Können Sie sich vorstellen, in 13, 14 Jahren mit Depeche Mode das 50-jährige Bandjubiläum zu feiern?
Gore: Warum eigentlich nicht?

Dave Gahan:
- Mr. Gahan, ihre Tochter Stella Rose wird im Juli 18. Sind Sie besorgt, in was für einer Welt sie einmal leben wird?
Gahan: Absolut. Die Frage stelle ich mir, auch in Bezug auf meine zwei erwachsenen Söhne. Du willst, dass die Kinder geborgen und in Freiheit aufwachsen. Dass sie sich entscheiden können, wie sie leben wollen. Die Angst, die von Politikern wie Trump verbreitet wird, ist irreal, verrückt. Niemandem ist gedient, wenn auf Minderheiten herumgehackt wird. Überall auf der Welt wollen die Menschen in Frieden, Sicherheit und Freiheit leben. Die Welt lässt sich nicht einteilen in die Guten und die Bösen.

- Die Grundstimmung auf „Spirit“ ist dunkel, traurig und wütend. Ist das Album ein Ausdruck von Sorge, Angst, Wut und Frust angesichts der Entwicklungen auf der Welt?
Gahan: Ja, alles das trifft zu. Vor allem verspüre ich Frust und auch Verunsicherung. Wo soll es hingehen? Wem sollen wir glauben? Wem folgen? Man kann schon sehr sarkastisch werden. Es ist kaum möglich, nicht betroffen zu sein von allem, was du im Fernsehen siehst und was du liest. Diese Polarisierung, befeuert von Politikern wie Donald Trump, ist der Wahnsinn. Ich bin naiv, aber warum können wir alle uns nicht einfach gegenseitig tolerieren und akzeptieren?

- Andy Fletcher lebt in London, Dave Gahan in Manhattan, Martin Gore in Santa Barbara. Es ist wohl kein Zufall, dass…
Gahan: …wir uns alle drei in liberalen Enklaven niedergelassen haben? Sicher nicht. Dort leben wir sehr gern und sehr gut. Wir sind gesegnet, haben Möglichkeiten im Überfluss, aber das heißt nicht, dass wir uns nicht für das interessieren, was um uns herum passiert. Diese Themen haben sehr bewusst auch ihren Weg auf das neue Album gefunden.

- Ziehen Sie ihre beeindruckenden Bärte aus dem Clip auch auf der Bühne über?
Gahan: Oh nein. Einmal und nie wieder. Ich bringe ihnen den Bart aber gerne mit nach Deutschland, wenn Sie möchten (lacht).

- Bitte sehr. Sie verbringen ja fast den halben Sommer bei uns.
Gahan: Das ist korrekt. Und im Winter werden wir wohl auch noch mal auf der Matte stehen. Das ist schon eine ordentliche Tournee. Ich finde das ja ziemlich geil, dass wir für diese Tour schon über eine Million Tickets verkauft haben, ohne dass das Album veröffentlicht ist.

- Sie klingen so überrascht. Vertrauen die Leute Depeche Mode nicht ohnehin blind?
Gahan: Du musst dich immer wieder neu bewerben und behaupten. Selbstverständlich ist nichts. Natürlich ist ein Vertrauensvorschuss schön, aber die Qualität des Albums sollte dieses Vertrauen unterfüttern und bestätigen. Sonst sind die Leute enttäuscht – auch von uns.

- Es scheint, als ob der Respekt, den die Menschen Depeche Mode entgegenbringen, von Album zu Album zunimmt. Ganz früher galten Sie als Teenieband, inzwischen sind Sie quasi Ikonen. Liegt das am Alter?
Gahan: Auch. Aber nicht nur. Nach all den Jahren ist es für uns kritisch wichtig, ein Album zu machen, das standhalten kann. Dass es wert ist, mit der Musik, die wir über die Jahre gemacht haben, in einer Reihe zu stehen. Nach 35 Jahren deine kreativen Grenzen zu verschieben, ist nicht einfach und manchmal unbequem. Aber das ist eine lohnende Tortur, und eine Alternative sehe ich für uns nicht.

- Wie fühlen Sie sich selbst mit „Spirit“?
Gahan: Sehr, sehr gut. Es war eine sehr richtige Entscheidung für uns, die Räder neu in Bewegung zu setzen und mit James Ford jemanden zu verpflichten, der mit einem frischen Paar Ohren an Depeche Mode heranging. James ist nicht nur ein hervorragender Produzent, er hat auch Martin und mich noch einmal enger zusammengebracht. Außerdem spielt er phantastisch Schlagzeug und Gitarre und versteht von Synthesizern so viel wie kaum ein Mensch sonst. Er war eine hervorragende Ergänzung für uns.

- Wie meinen Sie das, wenn Sie sagen, er habe Martin und Sie noch enger zusammengebracht? Geht das denn?
Gahan: Ja, natürlich. Er hat uns zusammengeschweißt, den Teamgeist wirklich sehr stark gefördert. Martin wird immer der Mittelpunkt sein, wenn es um das Songwriting geht. Mir ist es vor Jahren gelungen, auch einen Fuß in diese Tür zu bekommen, und James Ford gelang es, das Beste aus uns herauszukitzeln und unseren jeweiligen Songs auszuwählen.

- Was machen Sie eigentlich nach den Konzerten?
Direkt danach nichts mehr. Am nächsten Tag versuche ich mich zu erholen, wir haben mindestens einen Tag Pause zwischen Auftritten. Ich sehe zu, dass ich etwas spazieren gehen kann, am liebsten in den Städten, die ich schon kenne. Berlin zum Beispiel ist eine ganz spezielle, einzigartige Stadt für mich. Das ist die Stadt, in der wir aufgewachsen sind und die uns immer sehr unterstützt hat.

- Mr. Gahan, soweit man weiß, sind Sie ein glücklicher, nach Drogenexzessen, Herzstillstand und Blasenkrebs inzwischen gesund lebender, durchtrainierter Mann von 54 Jahren. Wie schwer fällt es Ihnen, solch lyrisch abgründigen Songtexte wie jenen zu „Poison Heart“ zu schreiben?
Gahan: In Musik und Texten offenbare ich Aspekte von mir, die ich so im wahren Leben nicht formulieren kann und möchte. Und die ich auch niemals würde in einer Beziehung ausleben wollen. In meinen Songs kommt der Teil meiner Persönlichkeit zum Ausdruck, der ansonsten verschlossen und versteckt bleibt. Und das aus gutem Grund (lacht).

- Warum ist das so?
Gahan: Ich kann es nicht genau sagen. Ich weiß nur: Manchmal muss ich Dark Dave rauslassen. Sonst würde er mich auffressen. Glücklicherweise kann ich heute reinschlüpfen und rausschlüpfen aus diesem Charakter. Ich bin nicht mehr auf der dunklen Seite gefangen so wie früher.

- Hell wird es selbst am Schluss des Albums nicht. Im letzten Song „Fail“ singen Sie „Oh, we are fucked“.
Gahan: Für mich ist das schlüssig. Wir sind am Ende und machen trotzdem weiter.

- Bei all den unschönen Entwicklungen in den USA und England - wollen Sie nicht nach Deutschland ziehen?
Gahan: In New York habe ich meine Heimat gefunden, die Stadt ist unsere kleine Insel inmitten des Wahnsinns. Aber ich bin zum Beispiel auch sehr, sehr gerne in Berlin. Nach Konzerten mache ich abends nichts mehr, doch am nächsten Tag sehe ich immer zu, dass ich ein bisschen spazieren gehen kann. Berlin ist ideal für mich zum Flanieren. Das ist die Stadt, in der wir aufgewachsen sind und die Stadt, die uns immer sehr unterstützt hat.

- Inwiefern aufgewachsen?
Gahan: Wir kamen schon sehr früh nach Berlin. 1983 haben wir in den „Hansa Studios“ unser Album „Construction Time Again“ aufgenommen. Später haben wir noch häufig in Berlin gearbeitet. Wir guckten der Stadt dabei zu, wie sie sich veränderte, wie die Mauer fiel, wir waren stets fasziniert von der Dynamik, der Spannung in der Stadt. Und gerade Berlin fühlt sich auf der Bühne an wie eine gigantische Familienfeier.

- Können Sie sich vorstellen, in 13, 14 Jahren mit Depeche Mode das 50-jährige Bandjubiläum zu feiern?
Gahan: Ich wüsste gar nicht, was ich mit mir anfangen sollte, wenn ich die Musik nicht mehr hätte. Ich kann mir allerdings vorstellen, später nicht mehr so lange auf Tournee zu sein. Ich liebe das, aber es wird immer schwerer, je älter ich werde. Davon abgesehen, sehe ich gerade auch nichts, das uns stoppen könnte.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 04 March 2017 - 23:22:25
2017-03-03 - Track Record (US) - Depeche Mode Thinks We’ve Lost Our Spirit

[Author Jessie Peterson tweeted (https://twitter.com/jessiepeterson/status/837793615560732672): "Not Included In My @depechemode Interview: This tender moment with Fletch. (Thanks a lot, @fffffrida. :( )"]
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TR: Well I look forward to any and all future albums that come out.
F: Thank you.

TR: I think that's all I have for you right now.
F: Well you asked some very good questions, Jessie. I'll look out for you at the Garden. Put a big banner up saying, "It's Me Jessie..

TR: I will. And I'm sure no one will have a clue, but we'll know. Thanks, Fletch.

http://www.trackrecord.net/features/articles/depeche-mode-fletch-martin-gore-spirit-interview/4674

Depeche Mode Thinks We’ve Lost Our Spirit
"We do two things, Depeche Mode: we make a record and we tour."
By Jessie Peterson

Synth-pop pioneers Depeche Mode are back this month with a new album, their first in since 2013: Spirit is out March 17 on Columbia Records. For many fans, the timing of its release is just further proof that the band will only release an album every four years.
That much has been true roughly since 1990—it also means, for the past two decades, the band has always been recording when an American presidential election is on. ("We’ve become experts," founding member Andrew Fletcher, a.k.a. Fletch, told us.) It's given them an interesting perspective on the U.S. and the world—but that doesn't mean that their songs are all about Donald Trump this time around. (Or anyone else for that matter—earlier this year, the band made headlines when the white nationalist mouthpiece Richard Spencer said Depeche Mode was “the official band of the alt-right,” but Depeche Mode was quick to denounce Spencer in a press statement: "Depeche Mode has no ties to Richard Spencer or the alt-right and does not support the alt-right movement.")
Still, many of the songs on Spirit are concerned with the state of the world today, especially the lead single, "Where's the Revolution?" The current political climate imbues this album with a sense of urgency, whether or not it inspired it. We spoke to Fletch and Martin Gore over the phone about Spirit, what the album name means, how it was made, and what it all means.

TrackRecord: What was working on the new album like?
Fletch: Have you heard it?

TR: Yes, I’m on my third listen right now.
F: Good. It was great. We have a different producer this time, James Ford, and we worked at a much faster pace than we normally do. We actually finished early, which is unbelievable. It normally is four sessions, plus mixing. This was done in three sessions. Normally we finish the album just before Christmas, then we go out, have a couple of weeks off before we go into promotion mode. But this time, we actually had some more time off.

TR: Is Spirit’s title in reference to anything in particular?
F: I think it was the best thing we could find. [Laughs] Sometimes an album's title comes very quickly, like Violator. This was the kind of thing where you know think of all these different titles, and then you think Spirit is the best. It really is maybe to do with the “spirit of the album.”

TR: Your lead single, “Where’s the Revolution” seems timely considering that atmosphere that we’re in. What was the timeline on that? How did that come about?
F: Martin wrote the song a couple of years ago, so you could say it was “ahead of the time,” funny enough… Martin sort of dabbles in politics, but with everything going on, he’s getting more and more interested, like everyone in America I suppose. And the world. Politics is in vogue at the moment. Martin was inspired and wrote quite a few of the tracks on the same theme. It comes out now, so it seems very topical, but we didn’t jump on the bandwagon because it was literally a couple of years ago.

TR: Right. I was curious about that track, and the title of the album and was wondering if the two were interconnected.
F: Even Dave’s [Gahan] tracks, which sound like relationship-type tracks, actually aren’t. [Dave and Martin] were sort of writing about the same things at the same time. [We’ll have] to see what our fans think because they’re the most critical of all.

TR: How is the new album different thematically from your earlier work?
F: It’s different from the last three albums, which leaned more towards blues. So it’s a step away from the blues—not 100 percent, of course [...] What I like about the new album, it’s diverse. You can’t say that it all sounds the same. There’s upbeat tracks, there’s slower tracks, on that level I think that’s good. It’s certainly going to be one of those records where I think fans take different songs as their favorites.

TR: Are you looking forward to going on tour since it’s been a few years since the last time you’ve been on tour?
F: Of course we’re looking forward to it. We do two things, Depeche Mode: we make a record and we tour. Both those things are just as important as each other. Certainly, by touring, it’s helped to establish for ourselves as one of the top bands around with our live performance and our live visuals.
It’s strange because we’re getting older now, obviously. The older you get, it’s not so much the shows, but it’s the traveling that gets a bit harder. We don’t party anything like we used to, so you’ll get a more professional Depeche Mode now. Where the concert is 99 percent incredible.

TR: Speaking of how do you feel about touring in the U.S. for the first time since Donald Trump was elected president?
F: I don’t know. We’re playing mainly cities. We’re not playing particular places where the majority of Trump supporters are. You look at L.A., New York, Miami, Dallas... They’re all sort of anti-Trump, aren’t they?

TR: A little bit.
F: An interesting thing is that we record an album every four years. The first year of recording is always when the American election is on, so we’ve become experts on American elections. We’ve got our own problems in Britain with Brexit, so that’s a really big deal that we’ve got.

TR: That being said how do you feel about the band being dragged into this political talk?
F: It’s not calculated. It’s how [Martin] felt when we wrote these songs. Normally, we write songs about the world we live in and life in general, you know about relationships and problems that people have in their lives. Martin felt there were so many things going astray, that he felt that he should write about it. Whether the next album will go back to normal matters, I don’t know.

TrackRecord: What was working on the new album like?
Martin Gore: It was good. It was fun. We actually finished at a breakneck speed, much earlier than we were supposed to, which is always a nice feeling. We were able to able to cancel a six-week period that we had in New York.

TR: How is the new album different thematically from your earlier work?
MG: We worked with a new producer [James Ford]. I think he did bring, apart from the speed, a slightly different sound to the record. I think thematically it’s different than a lot of our recent albums.

TR: It’s safe to say that your last couple of albums were blues-influenced. Would you say that this new album is a step away from that and towards a more electronic sound?
MG: Again, it’s always difficult for us to judge from the inside out. I think Delta Machine was particularly bluesey, and we were going for that. This one, although there is quite a lot of a guitar on it, I think it’s more electronic than our last few albums.

TR: Is Spirit’s title in reference to anything in particular?
MG: We like the fact that Spirit is kind of up in the air. It’s a very strong word, but it means so many things. I don’t think anyone else would agree with me on this one. I don’t even know if it’s a good idea to tell people why you think you named an album something, but I’m going to do it. I think that for me, the album is kind of about humanity losing its path. [It’s] maybe a call to arms to try and kind of find some spirituality and get back on the path. In a way, I feel like we’ve kind of lost our spirit and we need to refind it. Maybe there should’ve been a question mark after the word “spirit.”

TR: Fletch told me that you started writing songs a few years ago (for the new album), but it feels very topical and timely now, especially “Where’s the Revolution.”
MG: “Where’s the Revolution” was written at some point in 2015. I think, there was a sense of things going wrong and the world wasn’t in a great place then. That was pre-Brexit, but you know there were awful problems going on. The Syrian crisis had been dragging on for years… I live in America, and around that time there were blacks getting shot on a kind of weekly basis by the police and rioting, you know—the whole Middle East, is just a big mess. I can’t believe the West has sat back and watched Syria get worse and worse and worse. It’s a very difficult problem to solve, especially when the Russians and the rest of the world are on different pages, but you know on a humanitarian level it’s just—I can’t believe people can sit back and let it happen.

TR: Right. I read in Rolling Stone and other publications that you called Spirit a “humanistic album.”  Would you say that you all produced this album for us to evolve spiritually or be compassionate with each other?
MG: I think the more the world, splinters and fractures apart, the worst it is for everyone living here. I just don’t understand how people can’t realize that we are all one, and the differences between us are so minute. Why are there so many wars? Why is there so much friction? It baffles me because I don’t feel that way at all.

TR: How do you feel about touring in the U.S., since it’s been a few years since you’ve been on tour? And how do you feel touring post-Brexit, post Trump being elected
MG: I think we just have to—although the album is whatever you’d like to call it, “humanistic,” maybe slightly political… I think when we get out and start actually playing shows, we have to put that to one side and realize that we are entertainers. People want to be entertained. It’s depressing. I fall for it. I get alerts everyday from the New York Times, the Washington Post, wherever, and it’s so depressing. I think for the two hours that we’re on stage, people want to forget all of that. Although, we’ll be playing songs from the new album, I don’t think people will be focusing on what’s going in the world during those moments. And of course, we’ll be playing lots of other songs, that come from other albums that don’t deal with any of it. I feel like people need a little light relief. We are looking forward to getting out and touring in general.
It’s quite nice that we work in a four-year cycle. By the time we finish a tour and take a break, we’re kind of itching to start writing again, and itching to get back in the studio. When we finish an album, it’s been four years since we’ve done any sort of touring, and we’re itching to get out and do that.

These interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 06 March 2017 - 17:51:42
2017-03-05 - Buzz Magazine (UK) - Album Review

http://www.buzzmag.co.uk/uncategorized/march-albums-music-review/

DEPECHE MODE ****
Spirit (Columbia)

Depeche Mode are clearly troubled by the changes that are currently happening globally. Spirit touches on the shockwave of anxiety and anger that can be felt worldwide: Backwards, Where’s The Revolution and Poorman are apt. Spirit’s multi-layered sound has a similar sonic attack to John Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct 13 score meeting Boom Boom via The Message. Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine producer James Ford has helped the Mode make an album that will definitely rank amongst their best.
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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 06 March 2017 - 19:57:07
2017-03-06 - Depeche Mode - Emails about presale link

Hi [name],

We wanted to give you a quick update on the Depeche Mode fan presale. We are currently in the process of removing cheaters and known scalpers from the line.
That said, you will have your unique code around Midnight EST (9:00 PM PST).
You will be able to find your ticket link and code both in that email and alongside your place in line at presale.depechemode.com. Presales will begin tomorrow, March 6th at 3:00 PM EST for those at the front of the line, and continue until everyone in line has had their chance to get access.

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Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 07 March 2017 - 02:25:49
2016-03-06 - Telekom (Germany) - We're Live Streaming Depeche Mode's Album Premiere On March 17

http://www.electronicbeats.net/the-feed/live-streaming-depeche-modes-album-premiere-march-17/

WE’RE LIVE STREAMING DEPECHE MODE’S ALBUM PREMIERE ON MARCH 17
Telekom Street Gigs will present Depeche Mode’s album world premiere in Berlin on March 17.

On March 17, synthpop supergroup Depeche Mode will release its latest album, Spirit. Considering the history between Telekom and the band—Electronic Beats partnered with it for its last album—it’s only fitting that Telekom Street Gigs would present the group’s album premiere at Berlin’s Funkhaus. Don’t have tickets? Don’t worry! Fans all across the world will be able to take part in the event via an HD live stream right here on Telekom Electronic Beats. Stay tuned to this space for the stream. For more information about the gig, click here: https://www.telekom-streetgigs.de/depeche-mode.



2017-03-06 - Sobaka (Russia) - Music Has Connected Us

[Thanks to Vlada Yaroslavska from vk.com/depechemode_news for scanning this article.]

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http://www.sobaka.ru/city/music/55814

Дейв Гаан: «Мы в Depeche Mode до сих пор не чувствуем себя популярной группой»
У Depeche Mode сегодня, 17 марта, вышел новый альбом Spirit, а сразу после релиза группа отправляется в мировое турне. И внимание — 13 июля «депеши» дадут концерт в Петербурге! Не в силах ждать, пока музыканты доберутся до СКК, наш редактор Ксения Гощицкая вылетела к ним на стрелку в Милан.
Ксения Гощицкая

В принципе, ради интервью с Дейвом Гааном (и бонусом — с клавишником-басистом Энди Флетчером) я была бы готова отправиться туда пешком, и не говорите, что вы бы на моем месте так не поступили. У группы есть традиция: выпуская новый альбом (примерно раз в четыре года), они собирают пресс-конференцию в одном из европейских городов. Кажется, просто для того, чтобы весело провести время.
«В Милане все эти классные магазины, которые обожает моя жена, и еще мы здесь все время едим — просто восторг какой-то!» — говорит Флетчер. На официальной конференции, где музыканты все время шутили, а Дейв задирал ноги в золотых ботильонах на каблуках (кажется, от Сен-Лорана), проиграли свежий сингл Where's The Revolution, кстати, черно-белое видео на эту песню от бессменного клипмейкера группы Антона Корбайна недавно появилось в Cети. Но самое интересное было на следующий день: меня ждали два эксклюзивных интервью с Дейвом и Энди (по отдельности).
Естественно, по красоте — встречу назначили в миланском Four Seasons, строго-настрого запретив выдавать пароли и явки кому бы то ни было, а в идеале вообще съесть письмо с инструкциями. Небольшая партия допущенных до «депешей» журналистов наутро заняла пару диванов в лобби отеля, некоторые подбешивали тем, что все время нервно ходили туда-сюда. Потому что тоже хотелось. Параллельно в отеле шел кастинг мужских моделей для какого-то показа. Голубоглазый брюнет, каких не бывает, через гостиную задумчиво читал английское издание «Прозрачных вещей» Набокова. Как прикажете работать в таком бардаке?! Да еще и организаторы предупредили, что задавать вопросы про новый альбом нельзя. Хорошо, подумала я, тогда просто выпью с ними чаю. Англичане они или нет, в конце-то концов.
Первым по плану меня отправили к Флетчеру, он поинтересовался, из какого я города, и выдал: «Петербург — фантастический город! К счастью, у нас с женой была возможность провести в нем довольно много времени. Мы старались отправиться на все возможные экскурсии: обошли все дворцы и объехали загородные резиденции. А Петр  Первый! Построил современный флот, а потом целый город на ровном месте. Нет, мы решительно предпочитаем Петербург Москве. Она странная какая-то».
«Обожаю британскую вежливость», — подумала я и поинтересовалась, чем он по-настоящему гордится.
«Моей семьей. Наши дети, кстати, часто отправляются с нами в туры — и получают от этого большое удовольствие. То, что я не фронтмен, дает мне право на личную жизнь. В Лондоне я преспокойно иду в паб, кино или ресторан — и никто не кидается ко мне с камерой в айфоне наперевес. А каждые четыре года в туре у меня есть возможность отработать сумасшедшие концерты и испытать славу рок-звезды, купаясь во внимании. Знаете, это просто отличный образ жизни! Про достижения в музыке мне говорить сложнее. Наверное, я горжусь тем, что мы сделали электронную музыку популярной для масс (Music for the Masses — один из альбомов Depeche Mode. — Прим. авт.). Секрет нашей популярности в том, что мы пишем песни о жизни, отношениях, любви и сексе. В новом альбоме мы обратили внимание на глобальные проблемы. Раньше мы старались избежать пафоса, потому что не думали, что можем изменить порядок вещей в мире, все-таки мы не Боно. Но вот решили попробовать заставить наших слушателей задуматься, поэтому, кстати, мы и выбрали название Spirit. Для концертного тура мы выстроим программу как мюзикл — там будет подборка из быстрых и медленных композиций, высоких и низких нот и, конечно же, грандиозная концовка! Мультимедийные видео для шоу нам снимет фотограф Антон Корбайн, для чего мы отправимся на неделю-другую в Майами. Кажется, я сам себе начинаю завидовать».
Ассистентка начинает шуршать, что в переводе означает «ваше время истекло», и я отправляюсь к Дейву Гаану.
Он встречает меня в узком пиджаке лавандового цвета и улыбается как Чеширский кот. Я делаю вид «подумаешь, музыканты, я так каждый день», но получается не очень убедительно. Он очень пластичен, у него бархатный голос, а еще он делает знак ассистентке, и она выскальзывает за дверь. Мы с Дейвом в сьюте Four Seasons остаемся вдвоем. Я стараюсь убедить себя, что я — профессионал.

Вы, дизайнер по профессии, до сих пор в ответе за визуальные коды группы. Что вы считаете по-настоящему красивым сейчас?
Энергию! И самый простой способ ее почувствовать — отправиться на дикую природу. Я очень люблю бывать у океана, на самом востоке побережья Америки. Там еще можно уловить в воздухе ощущение какой-то первобытной опасности. Что-то магическое манит меня туда и независимо от времени года вдохновляет и умиротворяет. Еще один мощнейший источник энергии — океан. Визуальный импульс мне дает, скорее, урбанизм. Особенно Нью-Йорк, где у меня много друзей из мира искусства: артистов, художников, фотографов. Я частенько отправляюсь прогуляться по арт-галереям вокруг моей маленькой студии в районе Челси.

А искусство коллекционируете?
Да, но очень выборочно. У меня есть работы нью-йоркской художницы Мэрилин Минтер, которая к тому же мой близкий друг. Я давным-давно стал покупать ее вещи, а теперь она настоящая знаменитость. Мне нравятся спиритуальные работы, например, Бетти Саар, которая опирается на традиции вуду, мистичные и духовные. Это захватывающий микс ритуальной практики и целительного процесса. Кстати, именно это мне и нравится в океане! Я чувствую себя в каком-то смысле очищенным.

Вам приходится справляться с огромным потоком внимания. Как вы сохраняете баланс?
С некоторыми людьми я чувствую себя комфортно, как с тобой например. Вот чувствуешь, какая между нами энергия? (Дейв берет меня за руки, я примерно в обмороке, но продолжаю сохранять крайне заинтересованный вид. — Прим. авт.). А с некоторыми — нет. Без обид, но с предыдущим журналистом все было совсем наоборот. Слишком интенсивная связь для меня дискомфортна, так же как и переизбыток общения. Тогда я беру паузу: занимаюсь йогой, дыханием и, что самое сложное, соблюдаю тишину. Канал открывается только в такие моменты. Если не помолчать, то и ответов не получить. (Enjoy the silence — проносится у меня в голове. — Прим. авт.). Когда мы выступаем перед тысячами зрителей, то не только выкладываемся по полной, но и получаем сильнейшую волну энергии. И тут такой момент: ее нужно и сдерживать, и отдаться ей, отказавшись от контроля. Просто позволить переполнить тебя, прочувствовать ее. Она ведь и заряжает, и истощает. Это похоже на занятия серфом: вот наконец ты поймал волну, чувствуешь себя в ее власти, несешься на ней, но понимаешь, что неизбежно упадешь. И снова взобраться на доску потребует от тебя усилий.

Музыканту нужно быть медиумом. Как настроиться на волну?
Я пытаюсь найти место, где я по-настоящему глубоко могу прочувствовать музыку. В идеале — это путешествие внутрь себя. Во время концертов или при записи альбома я стараюсь направить всю свою энергию в то, что я исполняю. Опасность в том, что можно перестараться в погоне за идеалом и потерять естественность, то есть правдивость. Поэтому перфекционизм, скорее, вреден. Это опять же вопрос баланса.

Вы двигаетесь на сцене как шаман. Брали уроки танцев?
Нет! (Смеется.) Это естественная для меня пластика. Не то чтобы я все время ходил пританцовывая (но именно так Дейв и ходит! — Прим. авт.), но в танцах есть нечто освобождающее. Когда мой голос работает хорошо, когда я абсолютно уверен в своем инструменте, то могу расслабиться, просто дышать в музыку и следовать за ней телом. Иногда даже маленькие жесты создают большие волны. Религиозный момент в этом определенно есть — я же пытаюсь мелодией идти из сердца, неважно, с какой эмоцией — злостью, грустью или радостью.

Вашу музыку можно назвать как цикл Уильяма Блейка — «песнями невинности и опыта». Как вам удается сохранять такую чистоту?
Это прозвучит странно, но мы до сих пор не чувствуем себя популярной группой. Скорее, командой, объединенной каким-то общим секретом. Но мы стали частью поп-культуры в андеграундной версии.

Это вопрос глубины? Ведь поп-звезд делает продюсер?
Отчасти. Поп-исполнители не могут показать, скажем так, нелакированные эмоции. Но именно твоя сломанная часть — реальная и уязвимая — источник подлинных чувств, творческого начала. Я могу открыть в своей музыке то, что я подавлен, могу нырнуть в темные глубины. Наверное, такая честность и есть залог чистоты.

В своем первом интервью 1981 года самым большим достижением вы назвали попадание песни Depeche Mode в чарт BBC Radio. А что бы вы ответили сегодня?
Забавно, как все изменилось! (Смеется.) Что и говорить, мне очень повезло. Я пишу музыку, встречаю замечательных единомышленников, таких, как Рич Мачин из группы Soulsavers. Главное, что сейчас вместо того, чтобы бояться пробовать что-то новое, я просто это делаю. Раньше я пытался куда-то вписаться, чему-то соответствовать, но теперь все это мне неважно. Мое самое большое достижение — это свобода».

У меня было еще сто вопросов, но вплывший ассистент дал понять, что «ваше время истекло — 2». Вдруг меня осенило, что Милорадовская отправила меня с четким заданием добыть селфи, которое я так и не научилась делать. «Лучше горькая правда», — подумала я — и выпалила: «Дейв, мне запретили возвращаться без фотографии с вами, но я не умею делать селфи». Вы бы слышали, как он смеялся.
«Без вопросов, сейчас мы попросим мою помощницу». И, как в самых дурацких ситкомах оказалось, что в моем телефоне закончилась память. «Вот это провал», — сказала я, но немного другими и чуть более выразительными словами, и на самом деле разволновалась. Кажется, у меня даже слегка затряслись руки. «Ну вот только не начинай, — снова засмеялся он, — сейчас мы все сделаем». И мы сделали. А потом он меня поцеловал. Два раза. Как поется в хорошей песне: Dream On, Dream On.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 07 March 2017 - 05:07:51
2017-03-06 - fans from NYC on social media:

Angelinda says: This is the info I compiled;

Depeche Mode performed two short rehearsal sets for fans and journalists at Avatar Studios in New York City. This was the first time Corrupt was performed live. In Your Room was the album version and not the "Zephyr Mix" (single version). World In My Eyes had a new intro. All songs were sung by Dave.

On March 6th, 15 Depeche Mode fans suddenly reported on social media that they had just attended an unannounced rehearsal by Depeche Mode. They revealed that 20 fans who had signed up for the American tour 'Strobe' ticket pre-sale via Facebook had received an email from Sony Music on March 2nd. Sony had selected them based on their location [NYC] and asked them to arrive (along with a friend) at Sony Music's building on March 6th for a special Depeche Mode event, without specifying any further info. The group of 30 to 40 people waited at Sony Music's building and had to sign a contract and turn in their phones, and then had to hop on a bus which would drive to an unspecified location. That location was Avatar Studios, where Depeche Mode have been rehearsing the past few weeks. During the rehearsal, Depeche Mode would discuss the songs with the fans, and chit-chat. A photo and camera crew recorded the bus drive and the entire rehearsal which will appear on Depeche Mode's social media accounts, but it is not sure if all photo and video material will be made public or just a selection of it. HOME moderator Sean Salo attended the event and wrote an extensive report on it, which you can read here (http://www.depeche-mode.com/2017/03/07/depeche-mode-open-their-tour-rehearsal-studio-to-group-of-lucky-fans).

Then in the evening, when the fans had hopped on the bus again, Depeche Mode did a second rehearsal for journalists. Three journalists who have revealed to have attended it are The Sun's Jacqui Swift, Daily Telegraph's Neil McCormick, and Rolling Stone USA's Kory Grow. Grow tweeted that they played "mostly classics (Everything Counts, Enjoy the Silence, Personal Jesus, etc.)", as well as "a brilliant cover of Bowie's Heroes with electronic drums and Martin playing guitar." Unfortunately there is not more info on this second rehearsal.

Set list for the fans:
Scum
Barrel Of A Gun
A Pain That I'm Used To
Corrupt
In Your Room
World In My Eyes
Cover Me

Set list for the journalists (incomplete and not in chronological order):
Everything Counts
Enjoy The Silence
Personal Jesus
Heroes (David Bowie cover)

All sources:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUfkpBhZ0t/?taken-by=ebbhead
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUFvNajeEv/?taken-by=jenmaler
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUiu3Og7iy/?taken-by=louisiananyc
https://www.facebook.com/lolastaar/posts/10155027741189323
https://www.facebook.com/athena.brown.37/posts/10154591352542672
https://www.facebook.com/pvdecastro/posts/10156098838634896
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUWB7XgLIw/
https://www.facebook.com/vintagemillie/posts/10155149795446388
https://www.facebook.com/jacquiswift1/posts/10154808679105266
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMikeMusic/posts/10155128155333385
https://www.facebook.com/caromax/posts/10209873526929605
https://twitter.com/ZacheryAStarkey/status/838907609528819713
https://twitter.com/korygrow/status/838912529325780992
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUF3gfB3h1/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUwQeFD9ps/
http://www.depeche-mode.com/2017/03/07/depeche-mode-open-their-tour-rehearsal-studio-to-group-of-lucky-fans/
https://twitter.com/depechemode/status/839244153145999363
https://twitter.com/ColumbiaRecords/status/839241793728311297
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 08 March 2017 - 20:15:19
2017-03-07 - 'Spirit' has been leaked:

It seems that a poor-quality file of 'Spirit' has been leaked at around 9PM CET via private messages on a forum.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 08 March 2017 - 22:57:51
2017-03-08 - Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution: Behind the Scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjyHQM6Ph64

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Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution - Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes of the "Where's The Revolution" music video, directed by Anton Corbijn.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 March 2017 - 00:02:27
2017-03-08 - KITS "Live 105" 105.3 FM (US) - Kevin Klein Live

http://live105.cbslocal.com/2017/03/08/depeche-modes-martin-gore-joins-kevin-klein-live/

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Joins Kevin Klein Live

Depeche Mode is one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years. Classic hit songs like “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy The Silence”, “Just Can’t Get Enough”, and “People Are People” are littered throughout their long and impressive resume. Normally, a band this big would be interviewed by our own Kevin and Ally. However, a slight scheduling mixup left them unavailable. Thankfully, dependable producer Dead Eyes was there to carry the day. And, despite a couple of awkward moments, he did a halfway decent job.
Songwriter, singer, and musical brain behind Depeche Mode, Martin Gore called in to Live 105. His band has a new album called Spirit out next week, plus they’ll return to the Bay in October for dates in San Jose and Oakland.
You’ve probably heard the group’s new single “Where’s The Revolution” in regular rotation on Live 105. Based on the song’s themes, you’d expect it to have been influenced by President Donald Trump. Surprisingly, Martin says that’s not the case. “I would like to be able to say that when I wrote the songs, I had already predicted that Trump was gonna take power and he was gonna make all these executive orders and he was gonna try and turn back the clock 50 years, but obviously I didn’t know any of that when I was writing these songs. I just knew that the world was in a mess and humanity had lost it’s way.” “But, as the way things have turned out, the album couldn’t be more timely now.”
Politics aside, life is good for Martin Gore these days. He has 4 kids, with another on the way, and admits that being a rule enforcer is “not something I’m comfortable with”. He’s also been clean and sober for 11 years, a stark contrast from the early days of Depeche Mode. With microdosing becoming a trend in the tech community, Dead Eyes asked Gore if he believed drugs helped fuel Depeche Mode’s creativity in the early years. “I don’t know.” “I feel like (in sobriety) I’ve definitely got more time to spend working on stuff (laughing)”.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 March 2017 - 00:42:52
2017-03-08 - TimesTalks (US) - Depeche Mode (live conference)

http://www.timestalks.com/detail-event.php?event=depeche_mode
https://www.facebook.com/nytimes/videos/10151105687654999/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEES5LGsaXA

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Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York
One of the most influential and best–selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Join Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher in conversation with Jon Pareles, the chief popular–music critic in the arts section of The New York Times as the trio discuss their thirty six year journey together, the ups and downs of being in one of Britain’s most beloved bands, and their upcoming album “Spirit,“ released on March 17th on Columbia Records. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear iconic, multi–platinum selling musical pioneers discuss the timely topic of humanity and how their latest album speaks to their place in the world.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 March 2017 - 03:46:58
2017-03-08 - Billboard (US) - Depeche Mode Notches 20th Alternative Songs Hit With 'Where's the Revolution'

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7717316/depeche-mode-20th-alternative-songs-hit

Depeche Mode Notches 20th Alternative Songs Hit With 'Where's the Revolution'
by Kevin Rutherford

The lead single from the band’s upcoming album “Spirit” starts at No. 40, making Depeche Mode one of 16 acts to chart 20 songs on the airplay ranking.
Only 16 acts have charted at least 20 songs on Billboard’s Alternative Songs airplay chart, and Depeche Mode is now one of them.
“Where’s the Revolution,” the lead single from the English band’s 14th studio album Spirit (out March 17), debuts at No. 40 on the Alternative Songs chart dated March 18, giving Depeche Mode its 20th song on the ranking all-time and first since “Soothe My Soul” debuted at No. 35 (April 13, 2013) and peaked at No. 27 (May 18, 2013).
The Dave Gahan-led group -- which made its Billboard chart debut in 1981 -- first entered the Alternative Songs chart in April of 1989 with “Everything Counts.” Seem late? That’s because Alternative Songs did not begin as a Billboard chart until September 1988, by which point the band had already released six studio albums, including classics such as Black Celebration and Music for the Masses.
In fact, by the time “Everything Counts” hit the Alternative Songs chart on April 15, 1989, the band had already established a sizable presence on Billboard’s charts: 11 hits on Dance Club Songs, five entries on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 (including the No. 13-peaking “People are People” in 1985) and nine albums on the Billboard 200.
Among its total number of Alternative Songs hits, the band has four No. 1s, most recently “Walking in My Shoes” (May 15, 1993).
Further, the band continues to be one of the few acts to have charted a song on the Alternative Songs chart in each of the past four decades ('80s through '10s). They stand alongside Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 09 March 2017 - 17:45:53
2017-03-09 - Depeche Mode - Depeche Mode Fan Event

https://www.facebook.com/depechemode/videos/10155826895720329/

On Monday, March 6, the final day of band rehearsals before the release of #Spirit, DM invited a handful of fans into the studio in New York to sit in and get a preview of what's coming on the Global Spirit Tour. Here's a little recap of their afternoon.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 10 March 2017 - 00:17:07
2017-03-09 - Live Nation Dallas - Depeche Mode at Starplex Pavilion on September 22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1an6YLOI510
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGC2EClrRdA

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See Depeche Mode on Friday, September 22 at Starplex Pavilion!
Presale for CITI card members is now through Thursday, March 8 at 10 PM!
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 10 March 2017 - 00:22:15
2017-03-09 - NY Post (US) - Depeche Mode rails against the alt-right

[Thanks to Marblehead Johnson (http://www.dmtvarchives.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5) for buying a digital version of this article.]

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http://nypost.com/2017/03/09/depeche-mode-rails-against-the-alt-right/

Depeche Mode rails against the alt-right
By Hardeep Phull

Back in 1993, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan suffered a minor heart attack onstage during a show in New Orleans — brought on by an exhausting touring schedule and heavy drug and alcohol use.
But just a month ago, Gahan’s heart skipped a beat for an entirely different reason.
As the Brit band (who have sold more than 100 million albums during the past 37 years) was beginning to promote its new album, “Spirit,” white supremacist — and self-professed Mode mega-fan — Richard Spencer said that the electro-pioneers were the “official band of the alt-right,” in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC, before being kicked out by CPAC organizers.
“My phone kept ringing and ringing,” Gahan, 54, tells The Post, still incredulous at the thought. “I had to tell everyone, ‘No, we’re not the official band of the alt-right.’ ” He’s recounting the story during an interview at the Avatar Studios in Hell’s Kitchen (formerly the Power Station) — where Madonna recorded “Like a Virgin,” and artists such as Springsteen and The Rolling Stones also made classic albums.
“I could understand some commie jumping on us because of our history and working-class background,” Gahan says. “But this was ridiculous.”
The band said as much in a polite but firmly worded statement distancing themselves from Spencer and his extremist politics. In person, Gahan is far less courteous.
“He’s a dangerous person — he’s well-educated and he’s using it to promote hate and fear. I saw the video of him getting punched [during protests at the inauguration of President Trump]; he deserved it.”
As surreal as that particular episode was, it’s strangely fitting that it would happen in the run-up to the release of Depeche Mode’s most politically and socially conscious album in years. Lead single “Where’s the Revolution” sets the tone. But Gahan says “Spirit,” the band’s 14th album, out March 17, is less about insurrection than it is about information.
“Fundamentally, this album is about being informed,” he explains. “Even my son Jimmy will say to me, ‘Be careful what you read in the New York Times. Make sure you read other stuff to balance it out. He bought me a subscription to the Atlantic so I could read the same story, but from a slightly different perspective.”
Compared to the brooding, stripped-down 2013 collection “Delta Machine,” “Spirit” sees the band returning to a more classic Depeche Mode sound that helped the group (completed by keyboardist/guitarist Martin Gore and keyboardist/bassist Andy Fletcher) build up a cult fan base during the ’80s.
After forming in Basildon, England, and releasing their debut “Speak & Spell” in 1981, the band won gradual critical acclaim with albums such as “Black Celebration” (1986) and “Music for the Masses” (1987). By 1990, singles such as “Enjoy the Silence,” “Personal Jesus,” and “Policy of Truth” (from “Violator”) sent them into the mainstream.
Although it’s been years since they’ve had Billboard Hot 100 hits on that scale, their fans still fill up arenas all over the world as a matter of course, and New York City is no exception. The band will play two nights at Madison Square Garden in September — 30 years after they first played the venue.
This year also marks a personal anniversary for Gahan. The frontman moved to New York City in 1997 and cleaned up, following a period living Los Angeles that coincided with the absolute nadir of his drug addiction. His heart famously stopped for two minutes in 1996 following an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Gahan’s life was saved by paramedics, who thankfully revived him.
Gahan and his wife, Jennifer, have a 17-year-old daughter, Stella Rose. Their son, Jimmy is in his 20s. Gahan also has a son, Jack, 29, from an earlier marriage.
These days, Gahan’s exercise regime has left the singer looking like a picture of health. At a recent interview, he’s slim, dressed in black, boasts salt-and-pepper hair (mainly pepper), and allows himself a tasteful amount of gold jewelry on his fingers and wrists.
Although Gahan still speaks with a broad southern English accent, you can hear the experience of 20 years in Gotham inform his opinions and conversation. He talks about gentrification, real-estate prices and the changing face of downtown Manhattan with all the brio and savvy of a chatty yellow-cab driver.
He’s even a long-suffering New York Knicks season-ticket holder, explaining that he goes to most games with Jimmy. “He was always been into basketball, and it was a great thing to do as a bonding exercise,” Gahan says. “They’re not doing that well, I admit. Melo [Carmelo Anthony] puts up the points, but it’s better when he notices the rest of the team and pulls them in! My favorite player is probably [Kristaps] Porzingis. He’s already great, but I think he’s gonna develop into something really special.”
Over the years, living in New York City also brought Gahan a little closer to one of his musical heroes, Bowie. Gahan and Bowie first met in 2002, when Bowie played his classic album “Low” at an invitation-only show at Roseland Ballroom. The two developed a friendly relationship as their daughters both went to the Little Red School House in the Village.
“I’d see David at the school Christmas concert and things like that,” he says. “You’d see him with his flat cap on! Then he disappeared for about a year, and the next time I did see him at another school thing, he looked different. I said to my wife, ‘He doesn’t look well.’ That was a couple of years before he died.”
For Gahan, it was much more than just a celebrity sighting. Not only was Bowie a central inspiration for all members of the group, he was also the reason Gahan ended up as singer. In 1980, Gore, Fletcher and Depeche Mode founding member Vince Clarke were in a group called Composition of Sound, but were struggling for a real frontman. They happened to hear Gahan singing Bowie’s “Heroes” in an adjacent rehearsal room, and invited him to join. “It wasn’t just me singing, it was a few people singing, but I said it was me,” Gahan says with a laugh. “That’s how I blagged [faked] my way into Depeche Mode.”
On the morning of Jan. 10, 2016, Gahan’s wife, Jennifer, told him about Bowie’s death and he immediately broke down. “I hadn’t cried like that in a long time,” he says. “I regret not talking more to him and telling him how much his music brought me through my whole life. Without punk music and people like him, I probably would have ended up being a petty thief, stealing lead off roofs!”
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 10 March 2017 - 20:58:33
2017-03-09 - Album has been leaked in FLAC format:

Around 9PM CET, the album appeared on a general torrent site in FLAC format, uploaded by a user from Germany.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 March 2017 - 03:43:57
2017-03-10 - Live Nation - Tickets are on sale...

https://www.facebook.com/LiveNation/videos/10154286339167031/

Tickets are on sale for the Global Spirit Tour! Grab yours here to see Depeche Mode.
Title: Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
Post by: Angelinda on 12 March 2017 - 03:53:41
2017-03-10 - Venerdì di Repubblica (Italy) - La Vita È Tropp Breve Per Non Fare La Revoluzione

http://www.depechemodeitalia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3915276#3915276

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http://www.repubblica.it/venerdi/interviste/2017/03/09/news/depeche_mode_revolution_dave_gahan_new_wave_rock-160128915/

Dave Gahan: «La vita è troppo breve per non fare la rivoluzione»
Vent’anni fa ha rischiato di morire e ora con i suoi Depeche Mode non vuole più perdere tempo. Intervista, a