"At Hublot, we have adopted the maxim that says "Alone I go faster; together, we go further1". It is this mindset that guides us in our partnerships. With Depeche Mode, we have a deep respect for what the band represents in terms of its music and the messages which it conveys to the public via its albums. We also wanted to create a fusion combining the talent, passion and fame of each of these stars, joining forces and supporting a common cause. And so fans can look forward to an album, a world tour and a limited edition watch to mark the launch of a fundraising campaign for charity: water, as water is the source of everything."
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot
A new concert, a new album. Following the success of their Delta Machine tour in 2013, Depeche Mode are back on the scene and are partnering once again with Hublot. The watchmaking manufacture and the post-punk pioneers have already joined forces to share their passion for a good cause on three occasions since 2010. To mark this new tour, Hublot will be creating a limited edition watch for which a proportion of the sales will be donated to charity: water. The 2017 tour schedule was announced in Milan. 32 dates and 21 countries.
Milan 11 October 2016
The legendary trio invited its fans to join them via its Facebook page for its special announcement and the home page of the band's website featured a countdown timer. For several months even before the news was official, several Facebook pages created by Depeche Mode fans had gained hundreds of thousands of followers eagerly awaiting the band's comeback. Would there be a 14th album and a world tour?
For 30 years, the British band has had a major influence in pop rock history. Trailblazers ahead of their time, Depeche Mode is a band which has transcended eras and genres alike by constantly reinventing itself and never departing from the founding source of its distinctive identity. Depeche Mode and Hublot announced the schedule for the 2017 tour in Milan. A press conference which opened with music revealing a sample of their new album, Spirit, due for release at the start of 2017. The first leg of a world tour set to start on 5th May in Stockholm (Sweden). 32 dates across the Europe, with further touring in North and South America to follow. The electronic rock band is teaming up with Hublot and will be using this new tour and this new album as an opportunity to support the non-profit organisation charity: water which aims to provide clean drinking water to developing countries.
Hublot & Depeche Mode
12 exclusive box sets – each Hublot watch having a dial featuring an album cover from one of Depeche Mode's 12 albums – one vinyl version and one digital version of each album. A charity concert held at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenager Cancer Trust
Depeche Mode and Hublot launch a fundraising campaign for charity: water.
Depeche Mode and Hublot confirm their commitment to supporting charity: water by launching a new fundraising campaign to coincide with the release of the band's 14th album Spirit, its 2017 tour and a limited edition watch.
Global Spirit Tour schedule
May 5 | Stockholm, Sweden, Friends Arena
May 7 | Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
May 9 | Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
May 12 | Nice, France, Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14 | Ljubljana, Slovenia, Dvorana Stožice
May 17 | Athens, Greece, Terra Vibe Park
May 20 | Bratislava, Slovakia, Štadión Pasienky
May 22 | Budapest, Hungary, Groupama Aréna
May 24 | Prague, Czech Republic, Eden Aréna
May 27 | Leipzig, Germany, Festwiese
May 29 | Lille, France, Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31 | Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia Parken
June 3 | London, United Kingdom, London Stadium
June 5 | Cologne, Germany, RheinEnergieStadion
June 9 | Munich, Germany, Olympiastadion
June 11 | Hannover, Germany, HDI Arena
June 18 | Zurich, Switzerland, Letzigrund Stadion
June 20 | Frankfurt, Germany, Commerzbank-Arena
June 22 | Berlin, Germany, Olympiastadion
June 25 | Rome, Italy, Stadio Olimpico
June 27 | Milan, Italy, Stadio San Siro
June 29 | Bologna, Italy, Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara
July 1 | Paris, France, Stade de France
July 4 | Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins-Arena
July 6 | Bilbao, Spain, BBK Live Festival
July 8 | Lisbon, Portugal, NOS Alive Festival
July 13 | St. Petersburg, Russia, SKK
July 15 | Moscow, Russia, Otkritie Arena
July 17 | Minsk, Belarus, Minsk-Arena
July 19 | Kiev, Ukraine, Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21 | Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy
July 23 | Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Cluj Arena