Depeche Mode Plot Their Return with 'Spirit' Album

Depeche Mode Plot Their Return with 'Spirit' Album
After enjoying some silence, Depeche Mode are coming back into our lives with a new studio album.

The veteran synth-pop group made the announcement today (October 11) at a press conference in Milan, where the band revealed they will release a new album called Spirit in the spring of 2017. This will mark Depeche Mode's first studio album since 2013's Delta Machine and their 14th overall. Spirit will be produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford.

The new album announcement also came with news of a massive world tour next year called the "Global Spirit Tour." So far it does not have any North American dates, but you can see all the stops announced so far below.

"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," Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan said in a statement.

You can watch the press conference, where they also shared a sample of Spirit, below the tour dates.

Tour dates:

05/05 Stockholm, Sweden - Friends Arena
05/07 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
05/09 Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
05/12 Nice, France - Stade Charles-Ehrmann
05/14 Ljubljana, Slovenia - Dvorana Stožice
05/17 Athens, Greece - Terra Vibe Park
05/20 Bratislava, Slovakia - Štadión Pasienky
05/22 Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Aréna
05/24 Prague, Czech Republic - Eden Aréna
05/27 Leipzig, Germany - Festwiese
05/29 Lille, France - Stade Pierre-Mauroy
05/31 Copenhagen, Denmark - Telia Parken
06/03 London, England - London Stadium
06/05 Cologne, Germany - RheinEnergieStadion
06/09 Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion
06/11 Hannover, Germany - HDI Arena
06/18 Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund Stadion
06/20 Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank-Arena
06/22 Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion
06/25 Rome, Italy - Stadio Olimpico
06/27 Milan, Italy - Stadio San Siro
06/29 Bologna, Italy - Stadio Rentao Dall'Ara
07/01 Paris, France - Stade de France
07/04 Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Veltins-Arena
07/06 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
07/08 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival
07/13 St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK
07/15 Moscow, Russia - Otkritie Arena
07/17 Minsk, Belarus - Minsk-Arena
07/19 Kiev, Ukraine - Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
07/21 Warsaw, Poland - PGE Narodowy
07/23 Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Cluj Arena