Band are set to release 13th studio LP 'Delta Machine' on March 26
Depeche Mode‘s Dave Gahan has admitted that he and his bandmates “never know” if they they will make more records in the future.
The band are set to release their 13th studio album ‘Delta Machine’ later this month (March 26), but speaking to Billboard, frontman Gahan insisted that he and the rest of the band never discuss the possibility of releasing another album.
“We never know if we’re going to do another record together – we don’t really talk about it,” he said. “We’re planning a big tour that is going to go on towards the end of the summer of 2014. When I actually think about that now, it sounds daunting, but I want to enjoy it. You never know if there is going to be another one.”
The singer also said that the atmosphere in the band was currently positive. “We went through a lot together on the last tour, and probably the one before that and the one before that,” he said. “When you’re together with people for more than 30 years, there are bound to be ups and downs, things that bother you and things that you celebrate together.
“This one feels kind of like that. Martin [Gore]’s in a really great place; really in great shape, great health; excited about this record. He and I, we’re both in that place where we’re in awe of life at the moment, and what it is and what it still offers us.”
To watch the official video for the album’s first single, ‘Heaven’, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click. The video was directed by Tim Saccenti and shot in New Orleans. Gahan has said that the video was inspired by Terrence Malick’s 2011 film The Tree Of Life with “beautiful yet twisted, dark imagery”.
Depeche Mode play two shows at London’s O2 Arena on May 28 and 29.
These are currently the only UK dates the band have announced as part of 34-date European tour which will include appearances at Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium (July 7), BBK Festival in Spain (July 11) and Optimus Alive Festival in Portugal (July 13). A North American tour will follow later in the year.