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Depeche Mode announce European tour dates (2009)

Depeche Mode

Story by Jack Foley

DEPECHE Mode have announced the European leg of their Tour of the Universe 2009, including a night at London’s O2 Arena.

The band are currently in New York working on a new album, due April next year, which will mark their eagerly-anticipated follow up to Playing The Angel.

Kicking off in Israel on May 10, this will be Depeche Mode’s first ever stadium tour, taking in 28 cities across 22 countries before finishing at Porto’s Superbock Super Rock Festival on July 11.

Depeche Mode will play to over 1.3 million fans on this European leg of Tour of the Universe 2009. It’s their first since 2006’s Playing the Angel tour, which smashed European sales records with 1.8 million tickets sold across 87 shows.

The last date of the Playing The Angel tour – August 3, 2006 – was to take place at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park, but the band were forced to cancel due to the impending war. Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Stadium thus provides a fitting stage for Depeche Mode’s spectacular live return.

The European tour dates are (all 2009):

May
10 – Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan Stadium Israel
12 – Athens, Terra Vibe Park Greece
14 – Istanbul, Santral Istanbul Turkey
16 – Bucharest, Parc Izvor Romania
18 – Sofia, Vasil Levski Stadium, Tuborg Greenfest Bulgaria
20 – Belgrade, USCE Park, Tuborg Greenfest Serbia
21 – Zagreb, Arena, Tuborg Greenfest Croatia
23 – Warsaw, Gwardia Stadium Poland
25 – Riga, Skonto Stadium Latvia
27 – Vilnius, Zalgirio Stadionas Lithuania
30 – London, O2 Arena UK

June
2 – Hamburg, HSH Nordbank Arena Germany
4 – Dusseldorf, LTU Arena Germany
7 – Leipzig, Zentralstadion Germany
10 – Berlin, Olympiastadion Germany
12 – Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena Germany
13 – Munich, Olympiastadion Germany
16 – Rome, Stadio Olimpico Italy
18 – Milan, Stadio San Siro Italy
20 – Werchter, TW Classic Festival Belgium
22 – Bratislava, Inter Stadium Slovakia
23 – Budapest, Puskas Ferenc Stadium Hungary
25 – Prague, Slavia Stadium Czech Republic
27 – Paris, Venue TBC France
30 – Copenhagen, Parken Stadium Denmark

July
2 – Bergen, Koengen Norway
3 – Arvika, Arvika Festival Sweden
11 – Porto, Superbock Super Rock Festival Portugal

  1. any more dates yet.

    mark    Oct 27    #