Depeche Mode Announce New Album, Preview New Song

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.


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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