Depeche Mode have announced that fans can expect a new album and world tour from the English electronic trio next year. As reported by Consequence of Sound, Depeche Mode members Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and Dave Gahan revealed their plans during a recent webcast press conference from Paris, France.
The currently untitled album will be the 13th studio LP from Depeche Mode. Recorded under the watchful eyes of producers Ben Hillie and Gore, the newly announced record will be comprised of 20 songs that have been heralded as being a combination of previous Depeche Mode albums: 1993’s Songs of Faith and Devotion and 1991’s Violator.
Although no official release date has been given, the upcoming album is expected out before the start of Depeche Mode’s world tour. Unfortunately, the tour dates announced so far do not include Australia, but hopefully Depeche Mode will swing by our neighbourhood in what will be their first global trek since the Tour of the Universe, which took place from 2009-2010.
Check out a preview of a new unnamed track below.
Watch: Depeche Mode – In-Studio Collage 2012