The electro giants return...

Depeche Mode’s eagerly awaited comeback album will be called ’PLAYING THE ANGEL’.

The follow-up to 2001’s ’Exciter’ will be released later this year.

Song titles include ’Precious’, ’Sinner In Me’, ’Suffer Well’, ’John the Revelator’, ’Macrovision’, ’A Pain That I Used To Be’ and ’I Want It All’.

The tour, their first in four years, will be to promote their as-yet-untitled new album, due around the same time. Prior to the European dates, the band will play a six-week tour of North America.

The tour visits:

Dresden Messenhalle (January 13)

Hamburg Color Line Arena (15)

Berlin Velodrom (18)

Dusseldorf LTU Arena (20)

Prague Sazka Arena (23)

Erfurt Messenhalle (24)

Frankfurt Festhalle (26)

Antwerp Sports Paleis (29)

Geneva Arena (31)

Marseille Le Dome (February 1)

Toulouse Zenith (3)

Lyon Tony Garnier (4)

Madrid Palacio Deportes (6)

Lisbon Pavilhao Atlantico (8)

Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi (10)

Munich Olympiahalle (14)

Vienna Stadthalle (16)

Milan Forum (18)

Paris Bercy (21)

Copenhagen Parken Stadium (25)

St. Petersburg SKK (March 3)

Moscow Luzhniki (4)

Stuttgart Schleyerhalle (9)

Friedrichshafen Messenhalle (10)

Mannheim SAP Arena (11)

Graz Messenhalle (13)

Katowice Spodek (14)

Tallinn Saku Arena (16)

Riga New Arena (17)

Vilinus Siemens Arena (18)

Budapest Arena (21)

Ljubljana Hala Tivoli (22)

Amneville Galaxie (24)

Douai Gayant Expo (25)

Rotterdam Ahoy (26)

Zurich Hallenstadion (28)

Manchester MEN Arena (30)

Birmingham NEC (31)

London Wembley Arena (April 2/3)

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