Depeche Mode announce European tour in support of forthcoming album

The synthpop legends announce a European tour, with North American dates to follow.

According to Pitchfork, Depeche Mode will embark on a European arena tour in the spring, in support of the follow-up to 2009’s Sounds of the Universe.

While details about the new album are scarce, the band promises a more “bluesy influence” this time around. “Just because it’s another electronic record doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have a certain edge to it. That’s what we’re getting with this. That’s what’s exciting with the Depeche record. We’re definitely going down that road, where we’ve got a lot more bluesy influence on it, and we’re trying to retain that more in the recording and not get too over-fussed about details,” says the band’s Dave Gahan.

Tomorrow, the band will hold a press conference in Paris at 13:30 CET and stream it on the band’s website. The parodic, Eric Wareheim-directed video for ‘Hole To Feed’ is below, followed by the tour dates.

05-07 Tel Aviv, Israel – Hayarkon Park
05-10 Athens, Greece – Terra Vibe
05-12 Sofia, Bulgaria – Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
05-15 Bucharest, Romania – National Stadium
05-17 Istanbul, Turkey – Kucukciftlik Park
05-19 Belgrade, Serbia – Usce Park
05-21 Budapest, Hungary – Puskas Ferenc Stadium
05-23 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia – Hippodrome
05-25 Bratislava, Slovakia – Inter Stadium
05-28 London, England – O2 Arena
06-01 Munich, Germany – Olympic Stadium
06-03 Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
06-05 Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank Arena
06-07 Berne, Switzerland – Stade De Suisse
06-09 Berlin, Germany – Olympic Stadium
06-11 Leipzig, Germany – Red Bull Arena
06-13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Parken
06-15 Paris, France – Stade De France
06-17 Hamburg, Germany – Imtech Arena
06-22 Moscow, Russia – Locomotive Stadium
06-24 St. Petersburg, Russia – SKK Arena
06-27 Borlange, Sweden – Peace & Love Festival
06-29 Kiev, Ukraine – Olympic Stadium
07-03 Dusseldorf, Germany – Esprit Arena
07-07 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
07-11 Bilbao, Spain – BBK Festival
07-13 Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive Festival
07-16 Nimes, France – Antic Arina
07-18 Milan, Italy – San Siro Stadium
07-20 Rome, Italy – Olympic Stadium
07-23 Prague, Czech Republic – Olympic Stadium
07-25 Warsaw, Poland – National Stadium
07-27 Vilnius, Lithuania – Vingis Park
07-29 Minsk, Belarus – Minsk Arena



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