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Depeche Mode is playing nine U.S. shows this spring – including one in Sacramento

Martin Gore, left, and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode perform on Sept. 1, 2017
Martin Gore, left, and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode perform on Sept. 1, 2017 Amy Harris/Invision/AP

Depeche Mode will play at Golden 1 Center on Thursday, May 24 as a stop on its Global Spirit Tour, the pioneering British synth band announced Thursday morning.

The Sacramento show is one of just nine Depeche Mode will play in the U.S. this spring as part of a 34-country tour stretching from Argentina to Russia. The band played in Oakland, San Jose and more than 20 other American cities in fall 2017.

Depeche Mode earned global fame with its 1990 album “Violator,” which went triple-platinum in the U.S., and released the David Bowie-inspired “Spirit” before beginning its marathon tour last year.

The group has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 and will headline Lollapalooza Paris this summer along with The Killers, Gorillaz and Travis Scott.

Three original members – lead singer Dave Gahan and jacks-of-all-trades Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher – remain with Depeche Mode. Drummer Christian Eigner and keyboardist Peter Gordeno have been with the band since the late 1990s.

To apply for pre-sale tickets – scheduled to be made available at 10 a.m. Monday – click here. Citibank cardholders can also buy pre-sale tickets without having to register through the band’s website. General sales go live at noon on Feb. 16 at

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel