Depeche Mode

With Depeche Mode set to formally launch its new album Delta Machine this evening with the kick-off performance of the 2013 season of the “Live on Letterman” concert series, the band today unveiled the long-awaited dates to its North American tour, a trek that opens Aug. 22 in Detroit and runs through Oct. 8 in Phoenix.

The band released the following statement regarding the tour:

“I’m really looking forward to getting out there and performing. There are so many die hard Depeche Mode fans who have been with us every step of this journey that I can’t wait to see. I also hope that we gain some new fans with the release of Delta Machine, and I look forward to exposing them to a great Depeche Mode live performance,” said Dave Gahan.

Martin Gore added, “I enjoy being in front of an audience because our songs really take on a life of their own when performed live. When we’re performing, the stage almost becomes a mirror for the people who have been there since the beginning, and we become a reflection of our audience. I’m looking forward to this tour for that very reason.”

The synthpop legends will follow up tonight’s concert with their first-ever appearance at South By Southwest for a Q&A session and live performance, then a European album-release show this weekend in Austria. The band’s 2013 world tour launches May 4 in France and continues late July in Europe (see dates below), with as-yet-unannounced North American dates to follow.

Delta Machine is due out March 26.

Tickets for the U.S. shows go on sale April 6; see fansite Home for full pre-sale details.

 

Depeche Mode tour dates:

UNITED STATES

March 11: “Live On Letterman,” New York, NY
March 15: South By Southwest, Brazos Hall, Austin, TX

EUROPE
March 24: MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria
May 4: Palais Nikaia, Nice, France
May 7: Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
May 10: Terra Vibe, Athens, Greece
May 12: Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria
May 15: National Stadium, Bucharest, Romania
May 17: Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey
May 19: Usce Park, Belgrade, Serbia
May 21: Puskas Ferenc Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
May 23: Hippodrome, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
May 25: Inter Stadium, Bratislava, Slovakia
May 28: O2 Arena, London, England
May 29: O2 Arena, London, England
June 1: Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany
June 3: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
June 5: Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
June 7: Stade De Suisse, Berne, Switzerland
June 9: Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany
June 11: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
June 13: Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 15: Stade De France, Paris, France
June 17: Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
June 22: Locomotive Stadium, Moscow, Russia
June 24: SKK Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia
June 27: Peace & Love Festival, Borlange, Sweden
June 29: Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
July 3: Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany
July 5: Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany
July 7: Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium
July 11: BBK Festival, Bilbao, Spain
July 13: Optimus Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
July 16: Antic Arina, Nimes, France
July 18: San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy
July 20: Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy
July 23: Olympic Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic
July 25: National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
July 27: Vingis Park, Vilnius, Lithuania
July 29: Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus

NORTH AMERICA
Aug. 22: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
Aug. 24: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
Aug. 27: Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
Sept. 1: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
Sept. 3: Bell Centre, Montreal, QB
Sept. 6: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 8: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Sept. 10: Jiffy Lube Live, Washington D.C.
Sept. 12: Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
Sept. 14: Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
Sept. 15: BB&T Center, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sept. 18: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
Sept. 20: Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
Sept. 22: Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
Sept. 24: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA –
Sept. 26: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Sept. 28: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 29: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 8: Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

 

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