Album News, Tour Dates — February 9, 2023 at 9:02 am

Depeche Mode debuts “Ghosts Again” — first single off 15th album “Memento Mori”

Depeche Mode | Photo by Anton Corbijn

Depeche Mode today debuted “Ghosts Again,” the first single off Memento Mori, the synthpop legends’ first new album in six years and the group’s first as a duo following the sudden and shocking death of co-founder Andy Fletcher last May of an aortic dissection.

The 12-song album is due out March 24 on Columbia Records — see full tracklist below — and can be preordered now on CD and deluxe clear double-vinyl via

After teasing it for a couple of weeks, the group premiered the song via its Anton Corbijn-directed music video:



Memento Mori will be Depeche Mode’s 15th studio album, its first since 2017’s Spirit, which featured the singles “Where’s the Revolution,” “Going Backwards” and “Cover Me.”

In announcing the album, Martin Gore said:

“We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time. After Fletch’s passing, we decided to continue as we’re sure this is what he would have wanted, and that has really given the project an extra level of meaning.”

Dave Gahan added:

“Fletch would have loved this album. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next year.”

Depeche Mode will embark on a world tour this spring, beginning with a what’s being billed as a “limited series of North American arena dates” that open March 23 in Sacramento, California, and continues onto Europe for concerts in May through August. The band this week said on social media that, “Additional North American shows will be announced shortly.”

See the new album’s cover and tracklist, and the band’s tour dates, below.


Depeche Mode, Memento Mori

1. “My Cosmos Is Mine”
2. “Wagging Tongue”
3. “Ghosts Again”
4. “Don’t Say You Love Me”
5. “My Favourite Stranger”
6. “Soul With Me”
7. “Caroline’s Monkey”
8. “Before We Drown”
9. “People Are Good”
10. “Always You”
11. “Never Let Me Go”
12. “Speak To Me”


Depeche Mode Memento Mori World Tour 2023

March 23 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
March 25 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
March 30 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
April 2 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
April 5 – Chicago, IL – United Center
April 7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
April 9 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
April 12 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
April 14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
May 16 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
May 20 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis Antwerpen
May 23 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
May 26 – Leipzig, DE – Leipziger Festwiese
May 28 – Bratislava, SK – Národný Futbalový Štadión
May 31 – Bordeaux, FR – Matmut Atlantique
June 2 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
June 4 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
June 6 – Dusseldorf, DE – Merkur Spiel-Arena
June 9 – Madrid, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
June 11 – Bern, CH – Stadion Wankdorf
June 14 – Dublin, IE – Malahide Castle
June 17 – London, UK – Twickenham Stadium
June 20 – Munich, DE – Olympiastadion
June 22 – Lille, FR – Stade Pierre Mauroy
June 24 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
June 27 – Copenhagen, DK – Parken
June 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Deutsche Bank Park
July 4 – Lyon, FR – Groupama Stadium
July 7 – Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion
July 12 – Rome, IT – Stadio Olympico
July 14 – Milan, IT – San Siro
July 16 – Bologna, IT – Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
July 21 – Klagenfurt, AT – Wörthersee Stadion
July 23 – Zagreb, HR – Arena Zagreb
July 26 – Bucharest, RO – Arena Națională
July 28 – Budapest, HU – Puskás Aréna
July 30 – Prague, CZ – Letňany Airport
Aug. 2 – Warsaw, PL – PGE Narodowy
Aug. 6 – Tallinn, EE – Tallinna Lauluväljak
Aug. 8 – Helsinki, FI – Kaisaniemen Puisto
Aug. 11 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena







  2. The familiar iconography of mortal man playing chess with hooded death, as portrayed in Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, “The Seventh Seal,” did not go unnoticed.

  3. Best new DM song in years. I hope the rest of the album is as good.

  4. You can’t judge the album from the lead single when it comes to DM, but I am hoping the energy of this song continues with the rest of their new music.

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