Depeche Mode Planning New Album, Tour Dates

Depeche Mode Planning New Album, Tour Dates

Depeche Mode will return with a new album in spring 2013, the band revealed on Monday.

The group, which will hold a press conference in Paris on Tuesday, will also hit the round in May, kicking off three months of European dates.

A tour of North America will follow.

The band's Dave Gahan told Billboard in May that the band had an abundance of songs.

"Martin's been very prolific, written some great songs," he said, in addition to Gahan's own contributions. "I'm excited about where this one's going; I think it's going to be a more direct record, a punchier record," he said at the time. That's all I can say at this point; with Depeche Mode, anything can change through the course of making a record."

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The band's last effort, 2009's "Sounds of the Universe," peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The new set will be Depeche Mode's 13th studio album.

See the group's European tour dates below:

05-07 Tel Aviv, Israel - Hayarkon Park
05-10 Athens, Greece - Terra Vibe
05-12 Sofia, Bulgaria - Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
05-15 Bucharest, Romania - National Stadium
05-17 Istanbul, Turkey - Kucukciftlik Park
05-19 Belgrade, Serbia - Usce Park
05-21 Budapest, Hungary - Puskas Ferenc Stadium
05-23 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia - Hippodrome
05-25 Bratislava, Slovakia - Inter Stadium
05-28 London, England - O2 Arena
06-01 Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium
06-03 Stuttgart, Germany - Mercedes-Benz Arena
06-05 Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank Arena
06-07 Berne, Switzerland - Stade De Suisse
06-09 Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium
06-11 Leipzig, Germany - Red Bull Arena
06-13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
06-15 Paris, France - Stade De France
06-17 Hamburg, Germany - Imtech Arena
06-22 Moscow, Russia - Locomotive Stadium
06-24 St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena
06-27 Borlange, Sweden - Peace & Love Festival
06-29 Kiev, Ukraine - Olympic Stadium
07-03 Dusseldorf, Germany - Esprit Arena
07-07 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
07-11 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Festival
07-13 Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive Festival
07-16 Nimes, France - Antic Arina
07-18 Milan, Italy - San Siro Stadium
07-20 Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium
07-23 Prague, Czech Republic - Olympic Stadium
07-25 Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
07-27 Vilnius, Lithuania - Vingis Park
07-29 Minsk, Belarus - Minsk Arena