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Depeche Mode’s bringing its Memento Mori Tour to Kia Forum in Inglewood

Depeche Mode announced dates for their forthcoming tour on Tuesday morning and the North American leg includes a stop at the Kia Forum in Inglewood on March 28.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2020 inductees also revealed they’ll be dropping a new album, “Memento Mori,” in the spring. Tickets for the show go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at

It has been five years since the band has been to Southern California. The last outing, the Global Spirit Tour, spent four nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 2017 and returned to Honda Center in Anaheim in 2018. This will also be the band’s first tour without keys player Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher, who died in May at the age of 60 after suffering an aortic dissection at his home.

“We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by the time,” guitarist Martin Gore said of the new record in a press release. “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.”

“Fletch would have loved this album,” vocalist Dave Gahan added. “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.”

“Memento Mori” is Depeche Mode’s 15th studio album and follows 2017’s “Spirit,” which reached No. 1 on the charts. The tour supporting the album was also a success. It was the band’s longest tour to date with 130 shows across Europe and North America that brought out more than 3 million fans, which made it one of the highest grossing tours of the year.

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