Depeche Mode have announced they will release their 13th studio album entitled 'Delta Machine' on March 26th via Columbia Records. The album, recorded over the last year in Santa Barbara, California and New York was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood. Alongside a standard CD format, Depeche Mode will release 'Delta Machine' in an exclusive Deluxe Edition with four additional new tracks and accompanied by a 28 page hardcover book including photos by longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn.
The video for the first single "Heaven" from Depeche Mode's new album 'Delta Machine' will debut on VEVO on Friday. The song premiered on radio station KROQ in Los Angeles today. You can hear "Heaven" now on KROQ's website. Martin Gore said about the new record 'Delta Machine' that "writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It's just got something magical about it."
Dave Gahan related, "With this release we've completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we'll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. 'Delta Machine' is no different, and I can't wait for all of our fans to hear it."
Following the release of 'Delta Machine', Depeche Mode will embark on a European stadium tour, kicking off in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park on May 7th. They will perform 34 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. A full North American tour will follow, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
The track listing for 'Delta Machine' is as follows:
Regular edition Disc 1:
1 Welcome To My World
4 Secret To The End
5 My Little Universe
8 The Child Inside
9 Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
10 Should Be Higher
12 Soothe My Soul
The deluxe edition includes a hardcover 28 page booklet plus Disc 1 and:
1 Long Time Lie
2 Happens All The Time
4 All That's Mine
The tracklisting for the "Heaven" CD single is as follows:
2 All That's Mine
"Heaven" CD Maxi Single:
2 Heaven (Owlle Remix)
3 Heaven (steps to heaven rmx)
4 Heaven (Blawan Remix)
5 Heaven (Matthew Dear vs Audion Remix)
Pioneers of the post-punk era, Depeche Mode have become one of new wave music's most influential groups with global sales in excess of 100 million records. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode, Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher, continue to win acclaim around the world both in the studio and on the road. The band's twelve released studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their last album 'Sounds of The Universe' from 2009 debuted at the #1 chart spot in 14 countries around the world.