Depeche Mode today launched a digital countdown clock online that appears to be ticking off the time until Oct. 23, which fan sites in recent weeks have reported is the date reserved for a Paris press conference at which the band is expected to announce details of its new album and 2013 world tour dates.
Depeche Mode this afternoon tweeted “17 15 30 1 depechemode.com,” which sends visitors to countdown.depechemode.com, the site hosting a collage of flashing images, the countdown clock and the date 10/23/12.
The group has spent several months in the studio earlier this year working the follow-up to 2009’s Sounds of the Universe, which is due out in April 2013. The band already has said a full world tour is in the works for 2013.
Check out the countdown for yourself at countdown.depechemode.com.
UPDATE 10/8/12: Depeche Mode today officially announced the group will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Paris “where they will be making an exciting announcement,” according to a news release from the band’s publicist. The press conference will be broadcast online; watch depechemode.com for more details.
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