There are few bands that have maintained such a permanent position at the top of the world pop music scene over the decades. In 1982, Depeche Mode made its first guest appearance in Munich at the height of British New Wave, at that time still in the old Alabamahalle. Between 1987 and 2006, the band came to the Olympic Hall for eight concerts, followed by three acclaimed concerts in the Olympic Stadium in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
Now the fourth open air under the tent roof will follow on 20 June 2023, but for the first time without keyboardist Andy Fletcher, who died of an aortic rupture in May 2022 at the age of only 60. After the death of their friend and companion, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan were still thinking about the future of the band - only to decide to continue the Depeche Mode success story, finish the album and go on tour again.
"After Fletch's death, we decided to carry on because we're sure that's what he would have wanted," says Martin Gore, and his mate Dave Gahan adds: "Fletch would have loved this album." Memento Mori is Depeche Mode's 15th studio album, and the Memento Mori Tour is the 19th tour by the British global stars.
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