Depeche Mode unveils international excursion
Iconic rockers Depeche Mode will spend next spring and part of the summer on an international road trip, behind a new album that reportedly will drop earlier in the year.
The veteran English outfit will kick off the run with a May 7 performance in Tel Aviv, Israel, and continue touring throughout Europe for nearly three months. The 34-city trek currently concludes July 29 in Minsk, Russia.
An undisclosed North American tour will follow, according to a press conference the trio held in Paris Tuesday (10/23).
Depeche Mode will unveil a new studio set, which is still untitled, sometime before the tour.
"I'm excited about where this one's going," frontman Dave Gahan said "I think it's going to be a more direct record, a punchier record. That's all I can say at this point. With Depeche Mode, anything can change through the course of making a record."
Depeche Mode most recently unveiled 2009's "Sounds of the Universe," which peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts.
7 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hayarkon Park
10 - Athens, Greece - Terra Vibe
12 - Sofia, Bulgaria - George Asparvhov Stadium
15 - Bucharest, Romania - National Stadium
17 - Istanbul, Turkey - Kucukciftlik Park
19 - Belgrade, Serbia - Usce Park
21 - Budapest, Hungary - Puskas Ferenc Stadium
23 - Zagreb, Croatia - Hippodrome
25 - Bratislava, Slovakia- Inter Stadium
28 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Arena
1 - Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium
3 - Stuttgart, Germany - Mercedes-Benz Arena
5 - Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzban Arena
7 - Berne, Switzerland - Stade de Suisse
9 - Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium
11 - Leipzig, Germany - Red Bull Arena
13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
15 - Paris, France - Stade de France
17 - Hamburg, Germany - Imtech Arena
22 - Moscow, Russia - Locomotive Stadium
24 - St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena
27 - Stockholm, Sweden - Borlange Peace & Love Festival
29 - Kiev, Ukraine - Olympic Stadium
3 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Esprit Arena
7 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Fest
11 - Bilbao, Spain - BBK Festival
13 - Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive Fest
16 - Nimes, France - Antic Arena
18 - Milan, Italy - San Siro Stadium
20 - Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium
23 - Prague, Czech Republic - Synot Tip Arena
25 - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
27 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Vingus Park
29 - Minsk, Russia - Arena