Offer tied in with album purchase.

Depeche Mode has partnered with Apple's iTunes Music Store to offer early access to tickets for the veteran band's upcoming North American tour, the first such promotion the service has undertaken.

Beginning today (Sept. 13), fans who pre-order Depeche Mode's new album, "Playing the Angel," via iTunes will be given a password that allows them to purchase up to four tickets to an upcoming show.

The general public on-sales for the tour won’t begin until Sept. 24. As first reported here, the trek will kick off Nov. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; "Playing the Angel" is due Oct. 18 via Sire/Reprise.