, one of the most influential bands of all-time, have announced their plans to return in 2013 to their 13th studio album and a supporting trot around the globe, their first since 2009-10′s “Tour of the Universe”, a run that notably brought them to the main stage in Grant Park at 2009.

The new album will contain 20 songs described as a cross between “Violator [1990] and Songs of Faith and Devotion [1993].” You can hear a demo of an unnamed tracked played during the news conference.

The album will come out in front of the the tour’s kickoff date in Tel Aviv on May 7. Plans for a North American run are in the works following the summer Euro Tour and although it appears that is an impossibility, a return to Lolla in 2013 and/or City Limits is a definite possibility given the timing of the run through North America. Check out the the full itinerary below the video sample.

- In-Studio Collage 2012 (Video)

Depeche Mode 2013

05/07 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Hayarkon Park
05/10 – Athens, GR @ Terra Vibe
05/12 – Sofia, BG @ Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
05/15 – Bucharest, RO @ National Stadium
05/17 – Istanbul, TR @ Kucukciftlik Park
05/19 – Belgrade, RS @ Usce Park
05/21 – Budapest, HU @ Puskas Ferenc Stadium
05/23 – Zagreb, HR – Hippodrome
05/25 – Bratislava, SK @ Inter Stadium
05/28 – , @
06/01 – Munich, GE @ Olympic Stadium
06/03 – Stuttgart, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/05 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
06/07 – Berne, CH @ Stade De Suisse
06/09 – Berlin, DE @ Olympic Stadium
06/11 – Leipzig, DE @ Red Bull Arena
06/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken
06/15 – , FR @ Stade De France
06/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Imtech Arena
06/22 – Moscow, RU @ Locomotive Stadium
06/24 – St. Petersburg, RU @ SKK Arena
06/27 – Borlange, SE @ & Love
06/29 – Kiev, UA @ Olympic Stadium
07/03 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Esprit Arena
07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/11 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK
07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive!
07/16 – Nimes, FR @ Antic Arina
07/18 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium
07/20 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium
07/23 – Prague, CZ @ Olympic Stadium
07/25 – Warsaw, PL @ National Stadium
07/27 – Vilnius, LT @ Vingis Park
07/29 – Minsk, BY @ Minsk Arena


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