GAHAN FOR GLASTO!

Dave Gahan plays the event shortly after the release of 'Paper Monsters'...

Depeche Mode frontman

DAVE GAHAN is to release his debut solo album ‘PAPER MONSTERS’ in June – and will be performing the new material at GLASTONBURY.

The LP, out on June 2 through Mute, will be preceded by a single, ‘Dirty Sticky Floors’, on May 19.

Gahan starts a 22-date European tour in Zurich on June 5. The jaunt includes four UK dates, including a slot at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29. The star will then go on a US tour in the summer.

The UK dates are:

Glastonbury Festival (June 29)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (July 9)

Manchester Move Festival (July 12)

Wolverhampton Civic Hall (July 13)

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Gahan wrote all ten tracks on the LP with his multi-instrumentalist friend Knox Chandler. The album was produced by Ken Thomas of Sigur Ros fame.

The singer says of the LP, “What really hit me most was how happy and fulfilled it made me feel. I wanted to hear something that makes me feel good. That’s been the train of thought throughout this record.”

Meanwhile, Gahan’s Depeche Mode bandmate Martin Gore releases a new solo single, ‘Stardust’, through Mute on April 14.

A version of the David Essex Seventies smash, ‘Stardust’ is the first single to be lifted from Gore’s new album ‘Counterfeit2’, the second in his ‘counterfeit’ cover version series, which is released on April 28.