With a focus on the environment, Hublot and Depeche Mode continue their charity partnership to support the Conservation Collective, a global environmental charity.
Depeche Mode are back! For the first time in five years, the legendary, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted band are going on tour. And Hublot will once again be alongside them, as the tour’s official charity partner. The Memento Mori World Tour begins in Sacramento, California on March 23 for a limited run of shows across North America before it continues with European stadiums in summer and a return to North America in the fall. The tour is in support of the band’s 15th studio album, Momento Mori, to be released March 24. As the tour’s charity partner, Hublot will support the band in raising funds and awareness for the The Conservation Collective, a global environmental charity , as well as supporting sustainability efforts around the global tour.
We were so excited to hear that Depeche Mode are going back on tour after all this time! And we knewbimmediately we had to collaborate again. Hublot has always been be first, different and unique, and there’s no sound that captures that philosophy better than the music of Depeche Mode. We’re also delighted to join with the band to support the work of The Conservation Collective and to know that funds raised by this tour will go to grassroots organizations bringing real change to our environment. We can’t wait to soak up theunique atmosphere that makes a Depeche Mode live date so special and wish Dave and Martin the verybest as they release their new album Memento Mori and head out on tour. Hublot loves Depeche Mode!
Since the first partnership in 2010, Hublot and Depeche Mode have collaborated a number of times to support causes that both care deeply about. The past partnerships in support of The Teenage Cancer Trust and charity: water raised funds and awareness for childhood cancer research and brought clean water to developing communities around the world. With this new partnership, the shared goal becomes making tangible change toward sustainability, waste reduction, andenvironmental clean-up.
For this reason, we’re proud that together, Hublot and Depeche Mode will support and raise funds for The Conservation Collective. The Conservation Collective are a fast-growing global network of 20 local foundations funding inspiring and effective grass-roots initiatives to protect the environment, restore nature, and safeguard against climate change. All over the world, people are working tirelessly to protect the places they love from the impacts of climate change and to tackle the biodiversity crisis. The Conservation Collective’s network of local foundations is turbocharging grassroots action against plastic pollution by supporting community-driven projects, galvanizing community clean-ups, improving local waste management systems, and encouraging businesses and consumers to reduce overall plastic usage. Depeche Mode and Hublot are proud to support The Conservation Collective’s strategy - "locally-led, globally impactful".
In conjunction with Live Nation’s Green Nation team, Depeche Mode and Hublot will also support programs on tour and at the venues focusing on limiting use of single-use plastics, improved recycling, food and other waste reduction, and other sustainability-related initiatives.
A sincere thanks to our long-time collaborator Hublot, and to Ricardo and all our friends at Hublot for sponsoring the Memento Mori World Tour’s charitable efforts and joining us in our support of The Conservation Collective. This is a big moment for the band going back on tour for the first time in five years, and it’s incredibly meaningful to have such a great partner once again by our side.
DAVE GAHAN AND MARTIN GORE
Everywhere you look there are brilliant, passionate people working to create positive environmental change. Local environmental re-granting foundations of the Conservation Collective make it possible for individuals and local businesses to provide financial support to the most effective organizations working for the protection and restoration of nature in the place that they love. Thank you to Depeche Mode and Hublot for turbo-charging our work and for promoting our stories on a global platform!
CHAIR, THE CONSERVATION COLLECTIVE
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