Not too long ago it occurred to us that 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the site. While we’re not ones to spend too much time looking back at our past or celebrate …
Not too long ago it occurred to us that 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the site. While we’re not ones to spend too much time looking back at our past or celebrate ourselves, it’s a pretty significant milestone to hit and we just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the occasion. While the name of the site and crew has evolved over the years, the core of the site has been going strong for 20 years now.
We’re not going to go into an extensive history lesson here, but the site was originally started by Paul back in 1996 and he named it Halo. In 2003 the site was taken over by a new crew and our name changed to Empty World 3, a name taken from a working title of the song “World Full Of Nothing”. Then in 2007 the site evolved yet again to be known as Home. While the current core crew has been going since the EW3 days, we’ve added a few team members along the way.
We just want to say thank you to everyone who’s visited our site and trusted us with solid news and insights. We’d also like to thank our forum members, former site staff members, and all of you who have contributed your time and energy in helping us make the site what it is. Last but not least, we want to thank Depeche Mode.
As I type this, I can’t help but think that Depeche Mode is gearing up to hit the road in support of a brand new record while at the same time a contender for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame…. truly amazing and an amazing time to be a fan.
It’s hard to look to the past with so much in front of us.
Thank you all!
Peter, Glen, Pete, Amigo, Sean, and Shinji
Depeche Mode have been shortlisted for induction to the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame! The list of 2017 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame arrived this morning and we were …
Depeche Mode have been shortlisted for induction to the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame! The list of 2017 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame arrived this morning and we were all thrilled to see Depeche Mode included along with amazing artists like Kraftwerk, Bad Brains, and Jane’s Addiction just to name a few. A prestigious list to be included on for sure, but while they don’t need this validation, it would be fitting. There is also a fan vote section on the site where the fans of the nominated bands can vote daily for their favorite, so be sure to vote for Depeche by clicking here!
Here’s the full list of artists nominated this year:
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
Next year’s ceremony will take place in April at the Barclays Center in New York. It will once again be aired on HBO. So let’s hope to see Depeche included and see the band perform! Now the question is, who’s worthy enough to induct them? Hmmm……
Sorry for the late post on the news, all the traffic from the Press Conference the band held today in Milan crashed the site. We’re back up and running now! We were, of …
Sorry for the late post on the news, all the traffic from the Press Conference the band held today in Milan crashed the site. We’re back up and running now! We were, of course, running the updates live, in real time on our social media with Home staff in attendance. Be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for some exclusive photos and updates.
As you all know, the band held their press conference today in Milan to announce a new album and tour. The album is called “Spirit” that will be backed up with the “Global Spirit Tour” that kicks off in Stockholm on May 5th! The forthcoming album comes out in the Spring of 2017 and we’re hoping to get details on a lead off single soon. The band look great and Dave Gahan got things going by announcing the album and tour, how proud they are of the record, working with producer James Ford, and a quick video of some new songs which was really exciting. After the announcement, the band held a Q & A with over 34 Thousand viewers on Facebook alone. This info is for the first leg of the tour, so we’re hoping details for other legs of the tour will surface soon and we’ll keep you updated when we get the info.
Exciting times Devotees! Here’s all the info and we’ve embedded the Facebook live video below if you’re missed it.
Depeche Mode Announce Global Spirit Tour
Tour to kick off May 5, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden Depeche Mode’s new studio album Spirit to be released in early 2017
MILAN, ITALY (October 11, 2016) – Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential artists, announced today at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide lifelong fans and new fans alike with an opportunity to see the band’s ground-breaking and intensely emotive shows.
The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour will see Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe. The tour starts at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on May 5, 2017, and will play fan-favourite venues including Paris’ Stade de France, San Siro in Milan, and Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Additional tour stops include new stadiums for the band such as London Stadium, Otkritie Arena in Moscow, and Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European leg ends July 23 with a final stadium show in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Please see below for full tour routing and information.
Following the European tour dates in Summer 2017, the Global Spirit Tour will continue with shows in North and South America. The Global Spirit Tour will be the band’s 18th tour and will mark their first live performances in over three years. The band’s last tour, the Delta Machine Tour, played to over 2.5 million fans at sold-out shows across Europe and North America and was one of 2013’s largest and best selling tours. On the Global Spirit Tour the band will continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for Charity: Water toward their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.
Spirit will be the musical pioneers’ 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Delta Machine, which reached a top five chart position in 26 countries and the number one position in 12 countries. Spirit is being produced by James Ford, founding member of the band Simian Mobile Disco, whose recent production work includes albums by Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys. Spirit will be released in early 2017 via Columbia Records worldwide.
Speaking in Milan, Dave Gahan commented, “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.”
Having sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode refuse to become complacent, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and critics celebrating them as “still blazing trails” and “becoming more and more significant as time passes”. Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue this history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.
The Global Spirit Tour – Summer 2017 European Tour Dates
May 5 Stockholm, Sweden Friends Arena
May 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
May 9 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
May 12 Nice, France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14 Ljubljana, Slovenia Dvorana Stožice
May 17 Athens, Greece Terra Vibe Park
May 20 Bratislava, Slovakia Štadión Pasienky
May 22 Budapest, Hungary Groupama Aréna
May 24 Prague, Czech Republic Eden Aréna
May 27 Leipzig, Germany Festwiese
May 29 Lille, France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31 Copenhagen, Denmark Telia Parken
June 3 London, United Kingdom London Stadium
June 5 Cologne, Germany RheinEnergieStadion
June 9 Munich, Germany Olympiastadion
June 11 Hannover, Germany HDI Arena
June 18 Zurich, Switzerland Letzigrund Stadion
June 20 Frankfurt, Germany Commerzbank-Arena
June 22 Berlin, Germany Olympiastadion
June 25 Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico
June 27 Milan, Italy Stadio San Siro
June 29 Bologna, Italy Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara
July 1 Paris, France Stade de France
July 4 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Veltins-Arena
July 6 Bilbao, Spain BBK Live Festival
July 8 Lisbon, Portugal NOS Alive Festival
July 13 St. Petersburg, Russia SKK
July 15 Moscow, Russia Otkritie Arena
July 17 Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena
July 19 Kiev, Ukraine Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21 Warsaw, Poland PGE Narodowy
July 23 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Cluj Arena
If you missed the Press Conference today, re-watch it below:
Depeche Mode – Milan Press Event – Oct 11, 2016Depeche Mode announce the Global Spirit Tour and upcoming album ‘Spirit’, live from Teatro dell’Arte at La Triennale di Milano. More details about the tour at www.depechemode.com.
Posted by Depeche Mode on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Visit the band’s official website at: www.depechemode.com
Photos: Anton Corbijn
We’re giving a lucky winner (and a guest) the chance to attend Depeche Mode’s press conference next week in Milan. The event will be on Tuesday the 11th of October at 13.00. If …
We’re giving a lucky winner (and a guest) the chance to attend Depeche Mode’s press conference next week in Milan. The event will be on Tuesday the 11th of October at 13.00. If you’re unable to make it, there’s still a chance to win some goodies.
UPDATE: This competition for a spot on the guest list is now over, and the winner have been notified directly. But keep the questions coming – we’re still compiling the best for possible inclusion in Tuesdays event, and there’s still a souvenir from the event up for grabs!
So what do you need to do? Well, we want to be asking some good questions at the press conference, and we’d like your help. You can submit your questions via email to email@example.com. The best submission will get a spot on the guest list for the event, and if you’re unable to make it, you can look forward to a souvenir from the event in your mailbox.
So dig deep, and come up with some great questions.
1) Your submission can include two questions.
2) Include your FULL name, postal address
AND TELEPHONE NUMBER (very important)!
3) Be sure to make it clear whether you’ll be able to make it.
4) Prize does NOT include transportation and/or accommodation.
The winner of the tickets will be chosen Sunday, 22.00 CET, and will be notified directly. Winner for a souvenir from the event will be chosen after the event (if we get a bunch of stuff we might pick a few).