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Depeche Mode announce new album for March 2013

Depeche Mode

Story by Jack Foley

DEPECHE Mode are set to release their 13th studio album in March 2013 on Columbia Records.

Founder Martin Gore commented: “I am very happy with how the album turned out. The music has a similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think there are a few songs on the album that are among some of the very best we’ve done.”

The band has announced that the new album will contain new tracks written by Gore and Dave Gahan.

Gahan reveals: “The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It’s not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe.

“During the recording process we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more.”

The band gave fans a glimpse into the making of the new album in October when they released the following video clip featuring new music.

Additional album details will be disclosed in the coming weeks.

Following the release of their new album, Depeche Mode will embark on a European tour, kicking off in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on May 7.

They will perform 34 shows in 25 European countries, featuring appearances at the Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium, BBK Festival in Spain, Optimus Alive Festival in Portugal and two shows at London’s O2 Arena.

The band will go on to play at Rome’s renowned Olympic Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, and Moscow’s Locomotive Stadium before wrapping up the European leg of their tour in Minsk, Belarus on July 29.