When Depeche Mode lost co-founder Andy Fletcher to an uncommon heart disease, the enduring band members didn’t buckle. They grieved, produced music and faced death head on.
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Dave Gahan and Martin Gore pushed forward, now representing Depeche Mode as a duo, and launched their 15th studio album Keepsake Morior “remember you need to pass away” in Latin.
The album struck No. 2 in DM’s homeland, the U.K., and No. 14 on the Billboard 200.
“Ghosts Again,” the lead single from Keepsake Mori, snagged a piece of chart history when it went into the leading 10 on Billboard’s Rock & & Alternative Airplay chart. With that effort, almost 14 years after DM’s very first chart look on the chart, and initially leading 10, the synth-pop attire set a brand-new mark for the longest wait in between an act’s very first entry and very first leading tier look on the tally.
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame-inducted act is presently on another The United States and Canada run, in assistance of Keepsake MoriIt’s the 3rd leg in DM’s most current international trip. The 4th, Europe, begins late January 2024.
“This is the very first time we’re doing something like this without Fletch,” Gahan informed Wanderer previously this year. “All the tunes were currently composed before Fletch passed, however when something occurs, an occasion like this in your life, tunes alter: They handle various types and have various significances when you sing them. I believe when I was singing a few of the vocals, I was assessing all examples, however definitely Fletch turned up in my mind rather a lot.”
For a last tuneup, Gahan and Gore visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonfor a performance of album track My Favourite Stranger,” an efficiency that records both darkness and light.
Next up, DM gos to Centre Bell in Montreal, QC this Friday (Nov. 3).
See the late-night efficiency listed below.