It was an incredible three years ago that we last heard from Depeche Mode, at a time when their 2009 album Sounds of the Universe was being toured globally and the band were fast approaching 30 years in existence. Having passed that milestone without so much as a cough, word has permeated out of the DM camp that a huge concert is coming our way next year!
Depeche Mode will be heading to the UK for one show next spring. It will be at the O2 Arena on 28th May 2013 and will be in support of their next album, as yet untitled. Dave Gahan and co have been beavering away in the studio with Fever Ray's producer Christopher Berg, which may or may not give fans and idea of where they are heading with their new sound.
We will have tickets to this massive show on sale from 9:30AM on Friday 26th October, priced from £50 + fees.
Their European summer commitments will include dates at Bilbao BBK Live 2013 in the Basque country, Northern Spain and Portugal's Optimus Alive 2013.
Thirty years ago today, the young Essex outfit were busy preparing for a small show in East London's still-operating Bridge House venue (now Bridge House 2), a far cry from the stadiums and arenas that were to follow. After the success of '80s/'90s albums "Violator" and "Songs of Faith and Devotion" and the eventual departure of Alan Wilder (who went on to realise his Recoil project), Depeche Mode became one of the world's most revered and worshipped acts. Gahan, Gore and Fletcher will continue their Basildon bond right through 2013 with the new album and global live concerts.