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Depeche Mode announce ‘Spirit’ CD, 2017 tour

Depeche Mode, from left, Andy Fletcher, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, announce plans at a Milan, Italy press conference for a 2017 world tour supporting their new CD, "Spring." Photo by Francesco Prandoni.

Depeche Mode, from left, Andy Fletcher, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, announce plans at a Milan, Italy press conference for a 2017 world tour supporting their new CD, “Spring.” Photo by Francesco Prandoni.

Just can’t get enough Depeche Mode?

Here’s a black celebration – The pioneering synth-rockers will release a new CD, “Spirit,” in early 2017 followed by a world tour to promote the disc.

The first leg of the tour will begin May 5 in Stockholm, Sweden, and end July 23 in Romania. In all, Depeche Mode will play 32 cities in 21 European countries.

North and South American dates will begin shortly thereafter, the band said at press conference October 11 in Milan, Italy.

In other band news, in September, Depeche Mode announced a DVD box set of their music videos will be released November 11.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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