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Depeche Mode to present new documentary 'Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest'

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Thu, Sep 19th 2019 02:20 pm

In cinemas worldwide on Nov. 21; featuring emotional stories highlighting universal power of music, interwoven with performances from band’s record-breaking 2017-18 ‘Global Spirit Tour’

Tickets on sale from Sept. 26 at spiritsintheforest.com

Depeche Mode, along with Trafalgar Releasing, Sony Music Entertainment and BBH Entertainment, announce the upcoming release of the new feature-length documentary and concert film, “SPIRITS in the Forest,” coming to cinemas worldwide for a one-night event on Nov. 21. The film will bring fans together around the world to celebrate the impact of Depeche Mode’s music and performances. “SPIRITS in the Forest” will be screened in more than 2,400 cinemas, from Adelaide to Zagreb, in over 70 countries. 

Directed by award-winning filmmaker and long-time artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, the release of “Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest” follows the band’s 2017-18 “Global Spirit Tour,” which saw them play to over 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world.

Diving into the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film weaves together exhilarating musical performances filmed at the final shows of the tour at Berlin’s famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”) with intimate documentary footage filmed in the fans’ hometowns across the globe. It shows not only how and why the band’s popularity and relevance has continued to grow over the course of their career, but provides a unique look into music’s incredible power to build communities, enable people to overcome adversity, and create/connections across the boundaries of language, location, gender, age and circumstance.

"I'm exceptionally proud to share this film and the powerful story that it tells," said Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. "It's amazing to see the very real ways that music has impacted the lives of our fans." 

Added Martin Gore, "In today's world of turmoil and divisiveness, music really can be a force for good and can bring people together."

Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing, has said on the news: “Trafalgar Releasing are excited to be working with Sony Music and the Depeche Mode team on the upcoming release of ‘SPIRITS in the Forest.’ As a band who have always been on the cusp of innovation with their unique sound, we look forward to bringing fans around the world together to celebrate one of the most exciting and influential music acts of the last century.”

“Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest” will be screened in cinemas around the world on Nov. 21. Tickets are on sale from Sept. 26 at spiritsintheforest.com, where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts.

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