Depeche Mode have announced the artists who will be joining them as opening acts on the North American leg of their “Memento Mori” tour.
The band, which consists of Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, today (August 11) announced the three acts who will be joining them on their North American tour starting next month.
Taking to Instagram, the duo shared that Kelly Lee Owens, Young Fathers and DIIV are the artists joining them for the next 35 concerts.
The band will kick off their North American tour with three dates in Mexico on September 21, 23 and 25, before heading to Austin, Texas. From there, Depeche Mode will stop in major cities including Miami, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Vancouver, Seattle, and San Diego.
The tour will conclude with four dates in Los Angeles, California, in December. Visit here to buy tickets.
The upcoming tour dates are in support of the band’s 15th studio album, “Memento Mori”, which was released earlier this year.
Speaking to NME, Gore previously shared his assessment of Scottish trio Young Fathers, who will be joining them on tour.
“I’ve been listening to a lot of remix stuff lately and supporting artists,” he says. “One group I found very unique was the Young Fathers. I’ve been listening to their records and seeing their live performances, and they’re so different from anything else.”
While discussing the new LP earlier this year, the duo also reflected on the death of synthesizer and founding member Andy Fletcher in May 2022, telling NME they were committed to supporting the next generation of artists.
“It’s a ‘get up and do it’ spirit,” Gahan said. to NME about what drives its continually renewed appeal to new generations of artists. “Do it your way and don’t be told how to do it. It will work out in the end.”
They also discussed their gratitude to British electronic artist Kelly Lee Owens, a former NME cover star who was chosen by the band as a support artist on their US tour dates.
“They gave us a huge list of potential opening acts, some of whom I knew, like Kelly Lee Owens, who I really liked, and we decided I would be perfect,” Gore said. “The atmosphere she creates is very atmospheric and it never feels like it’s just one person playing; she really puts her soul into it.”