With two weeks until the release of its new studio album, Depeche Mode announced details Monday of an upcoming North American tour, its first since a 2009 jaunt that brought the long-running British synth-pop group to the Hollywood Bowl.
Depeche Mode will launch the tour -- tied to "Delta Machine," due out March 26 -- on Aug. 22 at Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theatre. It reaches Southern California on Sept. 24 for a show in Santa Barbara (where multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore spends much of his time), followed by Staples Center shows on Sept. 28 and 29. Tickets for the tour go on sale April 6.
"I'm really looking forward to getting out there and performing," said frontman Dave Gahan in a statement. "There are so many die-hard Depeche Mode fans who have been with us every step of this journey that I can't wait to see."
Added Gore: "I enjoy being in front of an audience because our songs really take on a life of their own when performed live. When we're performing, the stage almost becomes a mirror for the people who have been there since the beginning, and we become a reflection of our audience. I'm looking forward to this tour for that very reason."
Depeche Mode (which also includes multi-instrumentalist Andy Fletcher) is scheduled to appear Monday night on "Late Show With David Letterman," and it's to play a concert Friday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Watch the video for "Heaven," the lead single from "Delta Machine," below.