Depeche Mode, circa 2012

Depeche Mode’s visit to Austin, Texas, next week for the South By Southwest Music Festival won’t just be all-talk: The band today announced that, in addition to its Q&A session about upcoming album Delta Machine, it will perform its first-ever showcase at the annual music festival on Friday, March 15. The set will be streamed on Yahoo! Music on March 26.

The band is set to take the stage at 10 p.m. at Brazos Hall, two days after its Q&A session moderated by KCRW music director Jason Bentley.

South By Southwest is holding a special ticket lottery that’s open to all SXSW Platinum and Music badge holders beginning today at 12 p.m. CST. Full details are at

The band’s new album is due out March 26, and will be followed by a world tour. Details of DM’s planned North American leg are to be announced “in the coming weeks,” according to the group’s publicist.






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