Depeche Mode Talk Tour And New Album
Electronic 80’s band Depeche Mode has announced plans for a world tour kicking off next May after the release of their new album. Speaking in a press conference this week, the British trio will start in Tel Aviv, heading from there to Europe for 34 dates across 25 countries.
The band, which now consists of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher, first came to fame over three decades ago, and have since had 12 top ten albums including two at number one: ‘Songs Of Faith And Devotion’ and ‘Ultra.’ Their hits ‘Personal Jesus’ and ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ are renowned internationally.
The tour will come just after a new album which will be released in April, their first since 2009. Singer Gahan spoke ahead of the tour, "We feel very fortunate that so many people are still interested in what we do, even before hearing it." Speaking about the forthcoming album he said, "Musically, it's somewhere in between the sound of ‘Violator’, electronically, and ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ in its blues-gospel influence. Lyrically, the songs are about relationships, the relationship to the world, politics, feeling like you belong or don't belong."
European gigs are to include Britain, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, Italy, Germany and France, as well as festivals such as Spain's BBK in Bilbao. Martin Gore joked about returning to the stage, "Personally it's changed a lot for me because I used to be drunk all the time, for the last two-and-a-half tours, I really enjoyed it, I actually felt what it was actually like to be on stage."
Full tour details are available from the Depeche Mode website.