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The electronic band will play London's O2 Arena on May 28, 2013

Depeche Mode have announced plans for a lone UK date as part of a wider European tour next year.

The band will play the O2 Arena in London on May 28, 2013, in support of the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Sounds of the Universe’. The new album will be released next spring with more details to be revealed in a press conference tomorrow (October 23), which will be held in Paris and live streamed at Depechemode.com.

Depeche Mode’s 34-date European tour kicks off on May 7 in Tel Aviv and features stop-offs at the Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium (July 7), BBK Festival in Spain (July 11) and Optimus Alive Festival in Portugal (July 13).

They will then embark on a North American tour.

Gahan has previously said that the recording sessions for the new album were “very different” to the way they had worked in the past. The singer also thanked Fever Ray producer Christopher Berg for his work on the album and his “fantastic ideas”.

Earlier this year, meanwhile, founding member Martin Gore collaborated with the band’s former keyboardist and songwriter Vince Clarke under the moniker VCMG. They released their debut album, ‘Ssss’, in March.

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