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Depeche Mode announces new album, world tour

on October 23, 2012, 4:36pm

 Depeche Mode announces new album, world tour

Start stretching those limbs! Depeche Mode will return in 2013 to release their 13th studio album and embark on a globe-spanning tour, their first since 2009-10’s “Tour of the Universe”.

The English electronic outfit, led by Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher, announced the news this morning during a press conference webcast from Paris, France. Produced by Gore and Ben Hillie, the album will contain 20 songs described as a cross between “Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion.” Below, you can hear a demo of an unnamed tracked played during the news conference (via slicing up eyeballs).

The album will preface the tour’s kickoff, which is set for May 7th in Tel Aviv, Israel. The European jaunt also includes festival appearances at Sweden’s Peace & Love, Belgium’s Rock Werchter, Spain’s Bilbao BBK Live, and Portugal’s Optimus Alive!. Dates across North America are planned following their overseas run. Consult the full itinerary below.

Depeche Mode 2013 Tour Dates:
05/07 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Hayarkon Park
05/10 – Athens, GR @ Terra Vibe
05/12 – Sofia, BG @ Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
05/15 – Bucharest, RO @ National Stadium
05/17 – Istanbul, TR @ Kucukciftlik Park
05/19 – Belgrade, RS @ Usce Park
05/21 – Budapest, HU @ Puskas Ferenc Stadium
05/23 – Zagreb, HR – Hippodrome
05/25 – Bratislava, SK @ Inter Stadium
05/28 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
06/01 – Munich, UK @ Olympic Stadium
06/03 – Stuttgart, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/05 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
06/07 – Berne, CH @ Stade De Suisse
06/09 – Berlin, DE @ Olympic Stadium
06/11 – Leipzig, DE @ Red Bull Arena
06/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken
06/15 – Paris, FR @ Stade De France
06/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Imtech Arena
06/22 – Moscow, RU @ Locomotive Stadium
06/24 – St. Petersburg, RU @ SKK Arena
06/27 – Borlange, SE @ Peace & Love Festival
06/29 – Kiev, UA @ Olympic Stadium
07/03 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Esprit Arena
07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/11 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/16 – Nimes, FR @ Antic Arina
07/18 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium
07/20 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium
07/23 – Prague, CZ @ Olympic Stadium
07/25 – Warsaw, PL @ National Stadium
07/27 – Vilnius, LT @ Vingis Park
07/29 – Minsk, BY @ Minsk Arena


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November 9, 2012 at 12:20 am

Wow… The world is filled with critics… The band, the mix, the myth, are nothing less than rock solid gold!… Great stuff guys… Thanx

karl swan
October 31, 2012 at 4:27 am

really love you guys but you’re absolutely clueless. mute/distort/whatever… fucking pull back from the vocals. christ, this is a general rule and more inline with today’s electronic music. and this was BEFORE i heard the horrifically awkard performance above. or enjoy you’d 40+ dying niche. let gore take over. please. no offense but gahan needs to be part of the orchestra and not a smoking monkey

Phillip Lee Peters
November 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

I didn’t notice the clip I heard as electronic at all, maybe that is part of the point. Have your misgivings, naturally, but keep listening to tracks as they become available and be sure to tell us how you feel. i’m interested to know, because, while i enjoy the maaterial immensely, I get your point too, so keep in touch.

Tik Buzz
October 28, 2012 at 7:08 am

wow Depeche mode are coming to London O2 — lets rock together!!


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