Depeche Mode adds San Diego show to 2023 tour
The veteran English synth-pop band, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, is on the road for first time since 2018
The pioneering English synth-pop band Depeche Mode has added 29 North American dates to its 2023 Memento Mori Tour.
The new shows were announced Thursday morning. They are part of the group’s first concert trek since 2018 — and its first since the passing of founding member Andy Fletcher last June.
The new leg of the tour will open Sept. 21 in Mexico City and conclude Dec. 15 in Los Angeles. It includes a Dec. 6 concert at Pechanga Arena San Diego, followed by two dates in Los Angeles: Dec. 10 at Kia Forum and Dec. 15 at Crypto.com Arena.
The four days between the San Diego and Los Angeles concerts, and the four days between its two announced Los Angeles dates, suggest that Depeche Mode’s two remaining members — singer Dave Gahan, 60, and synthesizer player, keyboardist and guitarist Martin Gore, 61 — desire more time off between shows. Or, perhaps more likely, that they will add extra San Diego and Los Angeles concerts if there is sufficient ticket demand.
The name of the tour comes from the title of Depeche Mode’s new album, “Memento Mori,” which will be released March 24. The first leg of the tour begins March 23 in Sacramento.
Tickets for all the new fall tour dates will go on sale to the general public Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. local time. An online pre-sale for fan club members will begin Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. More ticket information is available at depechemode.com.
Tickets for the Dec. 6 San Diego concert are priced from $49.50 to $229.50, plus service fees.
Here are all the newly announced shows on the tour:,
Sept. 21: Mexico City, Foro Sol
Sept. 29: Austin, Moody Center
Oct. 1: Dallas, American Airlines Center
Oct. 4: Houston, Toyota Center
Oct. 7: New Orleans, Smoothie King Center
Oct. 10: Orlando, Amway Center
Oct. 12: Miami, Miami-Dade Arena
Oct. 19: Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 21: Brookyn, Barclays Center
Oct. 23: Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena
Oct. 25: Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 28: New York, Madison Square Garden
Oct. 31: Boston, TD Garden
Nov. 3: Montreal, Centre Bell
Nov. 5 Toronto: Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 8: Detroit, Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 10: Cleveland, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Nov. 13: Chicago, United Center
Nov. 16: Denver, Ball Arena
Nov. 18: Salt Lake City, Vivint Arena
Nov. 21: Edmonton, Rogers Place
Nov. 24: Vancouver, Rogers Arena
Nov. 26: Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena
Nov. 28: Portland, MODA Center
Dec. 1: Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
Dec. 3: San Francisco, Chase Center
Dec. 6. San Diego, Pechanga Arena
Dec. 10: Los Angeles, Kia Forum
Dec. 15: Los Angeles, Crypto.com Arena
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