Depeche Mode tour starts on May 7
Oct 2012 23

As expected, Depeche Mode announced their new European tour today on a press conference in Paris. All the 3 members appeared on stage and answered numerous questions (some stranger than others).

The tour kicks off in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 7, 2013 and goes on until July 29, when it ends on Minsk. They will also do a small warm-up gig, but nothing has been decided yet.

The band revealed that Dave Gahan has written more songs than ever for the new album and that he and Martin Gore have recorded close to 20 songs together. Gore described the sound as a hybrid of “Violator” and “Soungs of Faith and Devotion”. A new song was premiered in the intro video for the press conference (YouTube clip below). They mentioned the extensive album collaboration with programmer Christoffer Berg (from Release’s hometown Gothenburg) and that they (of course) are still involved with Daniel Miller, Anton Corbijn (stage design) and their live musicians Christian Eigner and Peter Gordeno.

The tour is still unnamed, and there are neither titles nor release dates for the first single and the album.

Tour dates:

May 7 Tel Aviv
May 10 Athens
May 12 Sofia
May 15 Bucharest
May 17 Istanbul
May 19 Belgrade
May 21 Budapest
May 23 Zagreb
May 25 Bratislava
May 28 London

June 1 Munich
June 3 Stuttgart
June 5 Frankfurt
June 7 Berne
June 9 Berlin
June 11 Leipzig
June 13 Copenhagen
June 15 Paris
June 17 Hamburg
June 22 Moscow
June 24 St. Petersburg
June 27 Borlänge
June 29 Kiev
July 3 Düsseldorf
July 7 Werchter
July 11 Bilbao
July 13 Lisbon
July 16 Nimes
July 18 Milan
July 20 Rome
July 23 Prague
July 25 Warsaw
July 27 Vilnius
July 29 Minsk