Depeche Mode Unveils North American Tour

Depeche Mode will begin its first North American tour in more than four years Nov. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Billboard.com can reveal.

Depeche Mode will begin its first North American tour in more than four years Nov. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Billboard.com can reveal. The five-week arena jaunt will run through a Dec. 9 show in Fairfax, Va., and includes a rare club show Nov. 26 in Las Vegas. The Raveonettes and the Bravery will alternate as opening acts.

The tour comes in support of the veteran electro/pop act's new Sire/Reprise album, "Playing the Angel," due Oct. 18. First single "Precious" will be released Oct. 3 internationally and is due to impact U.S. radio outlets shortly. In the United Kingdom, "Playing the Angel" will include a DVD with various audio mixes, the "Precious" video, behind-the-scenes footage and an in-studio performance.

The upcoming run precedes a 2006 European tour, which begins Jan. 13 in Dresden. According to a spokesperson, 520,000 tickets have already been sold for the outing, which has been marked by instant sellouts. It will close April 2-3 at London's newly renovated Wembley Arena.

Here are Depeche Mode's North American tour dates:

Nov. 2: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Office Depot Center)
Nov. 3: St. Petersburg, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Nov. 5: Atlanta (Gwinnett Center)
Nov. 7: Houston (Toyota Center)
Nov. 8: Dallas (American Airlines Arena)
Nov. 9: San Antonio (SBC Center)
Nov. 11: Denver (Magness Arena)
Nov. 12: Salt Lake City (E Center)
Nov. 15: Vancouver (GM Place)
Nov. 16: Seattle (Key Arena)
Nov. 18: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
Nov. 19: San Diego (ipayone Center)
Nov. 21: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Nov. 25: Phoenix (Glendale Arena)
Nov. 26: Las Vegas (the Joint)
Nov. 29: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Nov. 30: Detroit (the Palace of Auburn Hills)
Dec. 1: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Dec. 3: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
Dec. 4: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Dec. 7: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 8: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)