September 8, 2005

Depeche Mode returns to U.S. after 4-year break

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Veteran electro/pop act Depeche Mode
will begin its first North American tour in more than four
years on November 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The five-week arena jaunt will run through a December 9
show in Fairfax, Va., and includes a rare club show November 26
in Las Vegas. The Raveonettes and the Bravery will alternate as
opening acts.

The tour comes in support of Depeche Mode's new album,
"Playing the Angel," due October 18 via Sire/Reprise. The first
single, "Precious," is due to reach U.S. radio outlets shortly.

The upcoming run precedes a 2006 European tour, which
begins January 13 in Dresden. That trek will wrap April 2-3 at
London's newly renovated Wembley Arena.

Here are Depeche Mode's North American tour dates:

November 2: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Office Depot Center)

November 3: St. Petersburg, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)

November 5: Atlanta (Gwinnett Center)

November 7: Houston (Toyota Center)

November 8: Dallas (American Airlines Arena)

November 9: San Antonio (SBC Center)

November 11: Denver (Magness Arena)

November 12: Salt Lake City (E Center)

November 15: Vancouver (GM Place)

November 16: Seattle (Key Arena)

November 18: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)

November 19: San Diego (ipayone Center)

November 21: Los Angeles (Staples Center)

November 25: Phoenix (Glendale Arena)

November 26: Las Vegas (the Joint)

November 29: Chicago (Allstate Arena)

November 30: Detroit (the Palace of Auburn Hills)

December 1: Toronto (Air Canada Center)

December 3: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)

December 4: Montreal (Bell Center)

December 7: New York (Madison Square Garden)

December 8: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)