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Depeche Mode Announce New Album, Preview New Song

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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012
When describing the new material, Depeche Mode made comparisons with past successes Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion.

Long-running alternative act Depeche Mode still have plenty of fans around, and those fans should be excited by this news. The band on October 23 held a press conference in Paris to announce their forthcoming album and tour, and preview a new song.


The album is still untitled, and spring 2013 was as close as the band came to announcing a release date. Ben Hillier, who produced the band’s previous two albums, once again manned the boards. Not surprisingly, when describing the new material, Depeche Mode made comparisons with past successes Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion
  
Sure enough, the new, untitled song previewed at the beginning of the press conference is an analog-and-twang number along the lines of Songs of Faith and Devotion‘s “I Feel You”. Fan reaction on the web has thus far been mixed.  Following are the European tour dates Depeche Mode have announced to date. Hear part of the new song and watch the entire press conference here.


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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