Depeche Mode adds two new Prague dates to 2024 tour

The synth-pop band, now a duo, is touring to support their latest album Memento Mori.

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston Published on 11.07.2023 12:01:00 (updated on 11.07.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

English electronic rock band Depeche Mode has extended their Memento Mori Tour and will return to Prague’s O2 Arena on Feb. 22 and 24, 2024. Tickets go on sale on the Ticketmaster and Ticketportal networks on July 14 at 10 a.m.

For those who don’t want to wait, the band is also playing at Prague’s Letiště Letňany on July 30 as part of the second leg of the world tour.

The added Prague shows are among 29 new European dates just announced for the tour’s fourth leg, and will follow after dates in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. The newly announced dates begin on Jan. 22, 2024, at London's O2 Arena and end on April 5 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.

A new era for the band

The tour is the first since the death of keyboardist Andy Fletcher, who passed way on May 26, 2022. The band’s album Memento Mori, released on March 24, 2023, is its first as a duo of vocalist Dave Gahan and multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore.

Rolling Stone magazine described the show as "a stunning celebration of life and music." UK newspaper The Guardian called the show "a gutsy two-hour performance that didn’t defy age so much as question what age has to mean."

Setlists usually include three songs from the new album along with about 15 others from across their career. The hits "Personal Jesus" and "Just Can't Get Enough" appear in the encore.

With over two million tickets sold, the 110-date Memento Mori Tour is on track to become one of Depeche Mode's biggest tours to date, as well as one of the biggest worldwide tours of 2023.

Long ties to Czechia

Depeche Mode has a particularly strong following in Czechia. They were one of the few big acts to play in Prague before the Velvet Revolution. Their show at Sportovní hala ČSTV (now called Sportovní hala Fortuna) in Výstaviště in Prague 7 on March 11, 1988, as a last-minute substitution for Chris Norman of the soft-rock band Smokie.

The band also came to Prague in 1990 for a photo shoot that was released as a book called Depeche Mode: Strangers. This concert later this month will be the band’s 12th show in the city.  

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