Depeche Mode have announced an extra night at London’s O2 Arena in May 2013.
The electronic band will now play the venue on Wednesday, May 29 as well as the previously publicised May 28. These are currently the only UK dates the band have announced as part of a wider European tour next year.
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). A North American tour will follow later in the year.
The tour is in support of the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Sounds Of The Universe’, which is, according to band sources, due out in Spring 2013. The album will be their 13th studio LP.
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.