Preview Depeche Mode’s New Concert Film ‘Spirits in the Forest,’ In Theaters Nov. 21

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For much of 2017 and 2018, Depeche Mode toured the world on its Global Spirit Tour, named after the band’s 2017 album Spirit.

Across 115 shows spread throughout the world, the tour was a triumph for the iconic band, which is among the nominees for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s class of 2020. And on Nov. 21, a special concert film directed by Anton Corbijn titled Spirits in the Forest will screen in theaters, bringing the successful tour to the big screen for fans to enjoy.

For more on the film and to see a list of participating theaters, visit this link.

Spirits in the Forest aims to be more than just a concert film in the literal sense, as it explores the relationship some of the band’s most dedicated fans have with Dave Gahan and his colleagues:

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. 

Expertly weaving together 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.

That bond between a band and its fans is what makes music so powerful, and especially considering the emotional weight of Depeche Mode’s music, this looks to be a truly special moment in the group’s legendary career.



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