Depeche Mode announces N. American dates for The Delta Machine Tour

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 11, 2013) – Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential groups with album sales in excess of 100 million, will bring THE DELTA MACHINE WORLD TOUR to North America this summer. As pioneers of the post-punk era and the most popular electronic band of all-time, they continue to draw legions of loyal fans to arenas and stadiums around the world to experience their once-in-a-lifetime performances. Depeche Mode will kick off their tour on August 22nd at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit with shows scheduled through October 8th at the Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 6th on

“I’m really looking forward to getting out there and performing. 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. I also hope that we gain some new fans with the release of Delta Machine, and I look forward to exposing them to a great Depeche Mode live performance,” said Dave Gahan.

Martin Gore added, “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.”

The band will make a rare U.S. television appearance tonight on “The Late Show with David Letterman” which will be preceded by a “Live On Letterman” multi-song set webcast on and VEVO, Monday, March 11 (8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT). VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, is an official media partner of The Delta Machine Tour in North America.

Delta Machine, Depeche Mode’s highly anticipated 13th studio album is scheduled for global release by Columbia Records on March 26th.

Prior to coming to North America, Depeche Mode will begin their European stadium tour in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on May 7th. They will perform 37 shows in 25 European countries, featuring appearances at Milan’s famed San Siro Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, and Moscow’s Locomotive Stadium before wrapping up the European leg of their tour in Minsk, Belarus on July 29.


Thursday, Aug. 22 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

Saturday, Aug. 24 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Tuesday, Aug. 27 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair

Sunday, Sep. 1 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Tuesday, Sep. 3 – Montreal, QB – Bell Centre

Friday, Sep. 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

Sunday, Sep. 8 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Tuesday, Sep. 10 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live

Thursday, Sep. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Saturday, Sep. 14 – Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

Sunday, Sep. 15 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center

Wednesday, Sep. 18 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Friday, Sep. 20 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Sunday, Sep. 22 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Tuesday, Sep. 24 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

Thursday, Sep. 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Saturday, Sep. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center

Sunday, Sep. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center

Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

The Delta Machine tour 2nd leg