Category:2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

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Global Spirit Tour
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Tour name Global Spirit Tour
By Depeche Mode
Personnel Dave Gahan
Martin Gore
Andrew Fletcher
Stage musicians Christian Eigner (drums)
Peter Gordeno (keyboards, backing vocals, bass guitar)
Support acts The Raveonettes
The Horrors
DJ Daniele Tognacca
DJ Maya Jane Coles
Black Line
Rey Pila
Estados Alterados
Cementerio Inocentes
Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas
Juana Molina
Gui Boratto
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
Length 2017-02-20 - 2018-07-25 (1 year, 5 months)
Number of shows 130

The Global Spirit Tour was a 2017-2018 international tour undertaken by Depeche Mode in support of their fourteenth studio album Spirit.

A press conference was held at the Teatro dell'Arte in Milan on October 11, 2016 at 13:00 CET to announce the new album and tour.

A list of the songs which were part of the pre-show DJ set can be found here: Pre-concert techno sets

Line up and songwriting credits

  • Dave Gahan - lead vocals
  • Martin L. Gore - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals (denoted by (*) in track listings)
  • Andrew Fletcher - keyboards
  • Peter Gordeno - keyboards, bass guitar (during A Pain That I'm Used To and Heroes), backing vocals
  • Christian Eigner - drums

All songs performed were written by Martin L. Gore, except Cover Me and Poison Heart written by Dave Gahan, Peter Gordeno, and Christian Eigner; Just Can't Get Enough written by Vince Clarke; and Heroes written by David Bowie and Brian Eno.


Depeche Mode will again partner with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for charity: water.[1]

The songs World In My Eyes, Everything Counts, and Wrong have new intros on this tour.

On most dates, Depeche Mode covers David Bowie's "Heroes" as a tribute to the late musician. The song has an historical connection with the band; you can read more about it on this page: 1980-04-0x Rehearsal, Woodlands School, Basildon, Essex, England, UK

The intro to the show consists of two parts: The first part is a 1:10 clip of The Beatles' "Revolution" and the second part is a remixed version of Cover Me.

At the time of writing (August 3 2017), Dave Gahan appears to have two gimmicks for this tour:

  1. During the pre-tour gigs Avatar Studios and Hollywood Forever as well as every gig on this tour except Nice, Dave raps towards the end of Barrel Of A Gun: "Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge / I'm trying not to lose my head" which is from a song called 'The Message' by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. When webmaster Daniel "BRAT" Barassi jokingly said on Instagram that he was taking credit for the inspiration for this line (as he is an avid fan of producing mash-ups, which can be heard on his website, Dave's wife Jennifer Sklias (jokingly or seriously) commented "Naw... they was my idea!"
  2. During the waving part of Never Let Me Down Again (excepting the S.I.R. Studios rehearsal of course), Dave Gahan picks up a large shooter gun on the catwalk with which he fires off T-shirts. The only concerts where he has not done this are Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ljubljana, Athens, Bratislava, Phoenix, Dublin, Manchester, Buenos Aires and Isle of Wight.

Dates with downloads available

Dates without available downloads

113 out of 143 dates are missing recordings from this tour.

Recommended recordings

These recordings are highly recommended as they are generally regarded as some of the best recordings from this tour. This is not an exhaustive list of very good sounding recordings.

Pre-tour events



  1. Martin Gore during the Milan press conference: "... We want to announce that we will be partnering with our friends at Hublot again to continue our support of charity: water. If you don't know charity: water, you should. They're an amazing organization whose goal is to bring clean, safe drinking water to everybody on the planet. On the last tour, with our fans' help, we were able to raise over 1.4 million for charity: water."

Pages in category "2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour"

The following 143 pages are in this category, out of 143 total.