Depeche Mode announce “Spirits In The Forest” cinematic release

Depeche Mode’s long awaited concert film, shot last year at the Waldbuhne in Berlin, is heading to cinemas across the world this fall. The band announced the news via their Facebook page, saying “DM are excited to announce SPIRITS in the Forest, a new Depeche Mode film directed by Anton Corbijn, coming to cinemas worldwide on November 21.”

The short post goes on to say that more details will be available via Tickets will go on sale Thursday 26 September.

A longer PR sent out today reads: “Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. This new visually-striking film, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives.

Through the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film 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.

Artfully shot and expertly edited, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest goes beyond the typical concert film, weaving together exhilarating musical performances, filmed at the final shows of the Global Spirit Tour in Berlin’s famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”), with intimate documentary footage filmed in fans’ hometowns across the globe.”

The official website had quotes from the band: “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.”