Depeche Mode Announce New Album And Tour

Tour will take them to a number of North American venues.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

It's not clear yet whether the iconic band Depeche Mode will be coming all the way up to Canada, but they have announced plans to launch the start of their majestic, groundbreaking live tour across Europe next summer for what will undoubtedly be the musical highlight of 2013.

Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher will play 34 must-see shows in 25 European countries to an audience of more than 1.5 million fans before taking the tour to North America. It's their first tour since their 2009/2010 trek "Tour of the Universe."

They also have plans to release a new album in 2013. It will be the band's 13th studio album.

“To be making music for more than half our lives… it’s pretty incredible to still be able to do that,” lead singer Dave Gahan told a press conference in Paris on Tuesday (as reported by Reuters).

Celebrating over three decades at the top of the musical landscape, with over 100 million record sales to date, Depeche Mode have spent much of this year working on their new album, which is due for release next spring. It will be the follow-up to 2009’s hypnotic "Sounds Of The Universe."

“I’m thrilled about the new album,” said Dave Gahan on the band's official website, “and I’m very excited to get back on tour. “