Synth heroes promise surprises for US shows
Andrew Trendell

10:01 1st August 2013

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Depeche Mode have spoken out about what American fans can expect from their upcoming US tour - saying that their sets will be full of surprises.

The synth-pop icons, who are currently on tour in Europe, told Rolling Stone magazine that their gigs will feature an 'interesting mix' of classics, fan favourites and rarities.

"After Europe, we take a short break, so the Americans will be getting us fresh," said guitarist and keyboardist Martin Gore. "The set that we're playing in Europe is longer than we've ever played before – 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's a mix. There are some songs that are hardcore fan favorites, others that are hits, others that are new, but we like to mix it up. We're lucky we have an audience that wants us to mix it up."

He continued: "There's an element of dilemma because there's songs we have to play – 'Enjoy The Silence,' 'Personal Jesus,' maybe that's it. We've done 'Walking In My Shoes' for years now, and 'Never Let Me Down Again'."

"Beyond that there are so many songs to choose from. But after 33 years, there's always some gems in the catalog that you'd forgotten – and that you want to play again."  

Watch - Depeche Mode live in Vienna, March 2013:

Depeche Mode will play the following cities on their US tour:
August 22 - Detroit
August 24 - Chicago
August 27 - St. Paul
September 1 - Toronto
September 3 - Montreal
September 6 - Brooklyn, N.Y.
September 8 - Wantagh, N.Y.
September 10 - Washington
September 12 - Atlanta
September 14 - Tampa
September 15 - Fort Lauderdale
September 18 - Houston
September 20 - Dallas
September 22 - San Diego
September 24 - Santa Barbara, Cali
September 26 - Mountain View, Cali
September 28 - Los Angeles
September 29 - Los Angeles
October 8 - Phoenix

They then return to the UK in the winter:
November 11 - Glasgow Hydro
November 13 - Leeds Arena
November 15 - Manchester Arena
November 19 - The O2, London
January 27 - Birmingham LG Arena

For information on all tour dates visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

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