Depeche Mode have confirmed their 2013 plans for both a new album, and a 2013 live date in London.
They also released a video featuring an in-studio collage, hinting at the new record. The video features a new song that sounds reminiscient of 1993 hit 'I Feel You'.
The band teased fans with a preview of the new album at their press conference yesterday, which was live-streamed from Paris, as they played a untitled track from the group's upcoming 13th studio release.
Martin Gore, one of the group's founding members, said of the new record: "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.
Teaser song lyrics that the band posted on their Facebook...
The band are aiming to have the album finished by the end of the year, with an approximate November deadline.
Dave Gahan told Spin earlier this year: "We have a deadline of the end of November, and there's no reason we why we won't meet that at the rate we're going."
The 2013 world tour includes one date - out of a mammoth 34 - at London's O2 arena, on May 28. Ticket are on sale Friday, 26 October 2012. For more details visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Full European dates are:
7 Tel Aviv, Israel - Hayarkon Park
10 Athens, Greece - Terra Vibe
12 Sofia, Bulgaria - Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
15 Bucharest, Romania - National Stadium
17 Istanbul, Turkey - Kucukciftlik Park
19 Belgrade, Serbia - Usce Park
21 Budapest, Hungary - Puskas Ferenc Stadium
23 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia - Hippodrome
25 Bratislava, Slovakia - Inter Stadium
28 London, England - O2 Arena
1 Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium
3 Stuttgart, Germany - Mercedes-Benz Arena
5 Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank Arena
7 Berne, Switzerland - Stade De Suisse
9 Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium
11 Leipzig, Germany - Red Bull Arena
13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
15 Paris, France - Stade De France
17 Hamburg, Germany - Imtech Arena
22 Moscow, Russia - Locomotive Stadium
24 St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena
27 Borlange, Sweden - Peace & Love Festival
29 Kiev, Ukraine - Olympic Stadium
3 Dusseldorf, Germany - Esprit Arena
7 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
11 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Festival
13 Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive Festival
16 Nimes, France - Antic Arina
18 Milan, Italy - San Siro Stadium
20 Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium
23 Prague, Czech Republic - Olympic Stadium
25 Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
27 Vilnius, Lithuania - Vingis Park
29 Minsk, Belarus - Minsk Arena
Watch the video featuring the new track below:
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