Depeche Mode to Hand Over the Keys to their Facebook Page to Fans For a Year
(Columbia Records; Los Angeles, CA. – February 8, 2017) In a video posted on the Depeche Mode Facebook page, lead singer Dave Gahan announced today that the band will be handing over their Facebook page to their fans for a year. Starting today, any fan interested in becoming the page’s administrator for a day can apply at takeover.depechemode.com. The band will be recruiting hundreds of curators from their diverse fan base – one curator per day for 365 days. Check out the video HERE.
Each selected fan will be assigned a day to take charge of the page. They can then share their Depeche Mode story by posting personal anecdotes, videos, concert photos, covers of the band’s songs, or other Depeche Mode-related content. Through this, the band hopes to uncover old, new, and never-before-told stories and content to be shared with the page’s millions of fans and followers.
On select days throughout the year, curatorial duties will fall to special guests, including people close to the band and several high-profile artists and celebrities with a special connection or affinity for the band.
This announcement comes shortly after the release of Depeche Mode’s single “Where’s The Revolution”, the first new music from the band in four years and the first offering from their upcoming album, Spirit, which will be released March 17th via Columbia Records. The album has already garnered critical acclaim in early previews, with Q Magazine calling Spirit “the most energized Depeche Mode album in years”.
Depeche Mode will support this release with an extensive world tour – the Global Spirit Tour. The tour kicks off May 5th in Stockholm, Sweden and will stop at stadiums across Europe before continuing beyond summer with shows in North and South America. For the full summer tour schedule and to sign up to receive announcements about upcoming news and tour dates, please visit www.depechemode.com.
About Depeche Mode: One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim around the world both in the studio and on the road, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and innovators. The band’s 13 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their last studio album, 2013’s Delta Machine, debuted at #1 in 12 countries around the world, and launched a world tour that saw the band play to more than 2.5 million fans. In fall 2016, Depeche Mode’s Video Singles Collection, a definitive 3 DVD library anthology containing more than four hours of their groundbreaking music videos, was released by SONY Music Entertainment. Their upcoming 14th studio album Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue the band’s history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.
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