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WATCH: New Depeche Mode; Tour Announced
Laurie Tuffrey , October 23rd, 2012 11:05

UPDATE: Two dates set for London's O2 Arena; band play untitled new track at Paris press conference

Depeche Mode have announced a new album and a new tour, both happening next year.

We've been given a preview of the as-yet-untitled album, with the band playing a new cut at a press conference in Paris today. Have a listen to the track, also untitled (though Slicing Up Eyeballs suggest it may be called 'Angel Of Love'), below:

The site also reports that the band's Martin Gore told the conference: “It’s got a bit of a feel of Violator on some of the songs and a feel of Songs of Faith and Devotion on other songs. It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me.”

He added: “I am very happy with the new album and I think there are at least three or four songs that are up there with the very best that we’ve done."

The tour will be a massive, 34-date affair, and UPDATE: - they have now added a second UK date, playing the O2 Arena in London on May 28 and 29. Head here for tickets.

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