/// MAY 02, 2018


Depeche Mode are pleased to announce that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be the opening act on the first four upcoming North American leg of the band’s Global Spirit Tour. Multimedia artist EMA will be the opening act on the remaining five shows.

The exclusive run of shows will be the final for North America. Produced by Live Nation, the tour extension will start May 22 in Anaheim, CA and visit nine cities across the U.S. and Canada including San Antonio, Chicago, New York, and more, before coming to an end June 11 in Toronto, ON. The full routing follows below.

Date – City – Venue – Opening Act
Tuesday, May 22 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Thursday, May 24 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Sunday, May 27 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Tuesday, May 29 – Tulsa, OK – BoK Center – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Friday, June 1 – Chicago, IL – United Center – EMA
Sunday, June 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center – EMA
Wednesday, June 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center – EMA
Saturday, June 9 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – EMA
Monday, June 11 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre – EMA

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club released their eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Specter At The Feast’, entitled “Wrong Creatures” on January 12th 2018 – produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire). The widely acclaimed California-based band consists of Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), and Leah Shapiro (drums). These rock and roll stalwarts have been praised by NPR for their “gutsy rock ‘n’ roll” while Rolling Stone has called their sound “expansive” and Entertainment Weekly has called it “deeply hypnotic narco-blues.”

EMA began with the urge to self-exile. After the success of Past Life Martyred Saints and 2014’s prophetic The Future’s Void, EMA retreated to a basement in Portland, Oregon – a generic apartment complex in a non-trendy neighborhood, with beige carpeting and cheap slat blinds. She returns with a portrait of a world both familiar and alien: The Outer Ring, a pitch-black world of half-empty subdivisions, American flags hung over basement windows, big-box stores and strip malls and rage.