HUGE venues as Dave Gahan and co hit the road in 2009

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Depeche Mode have announced a major world tour, the ‘Tour of the Universe’ with the Eurpoean leg beginning next May.

The dates will be in support of the electro pop group’s highly anticipated new (12th) studio album which is due to be complete by April 2009, which DM are currently recording in New York.

The world tour starts in Israel on May 10, and Depeche Mode have announced only one UK date, at London’s O2 Arena on May 30.

This is Depeche Mode’s first tour since 2006’s ‘Playing the Angel’ concerts, which broke records with 1.8 million tickets sold.

Tickets for the London show will go on sale this Friday (October 10) at 9am.

Depeche Mode’s full Tour of the Universe dates are:

TEL AVIV, Ramat Gan Stadium, Israel (May 10)
ATHENS, Terra Vibe Park, Greece (12)
ISTANBUL, Santral Istanbul, Turkey (14)
BUCHAREST, Parc Izvor, Romania (16)
SOFIA, Vasil Levski Stadium, Tuborg Greenfest, Bulgaria (18)
BELGRADE, USCE Park, Tuborg Greenfest, Serbia (20)
ZAGREB, Arena, Tuborg Greenfest, Croatia (21)
WARSAW, Gwardia Stadium, Poland (23)
RIGA, Skonto Stadium, Latvia (25)
VILNIUS, Zalgirio Stadionas, Lithuania (27)
LONDON, O2 Arena, UK (30)
HAMBURG, HSH Nordbank Arena, Germany (June 2)
DUSSELDORF, LTU Arena, Germany (4)
LEIPZIG, Zentralstadion, Germany (7)
BERLIN, Olympiastadion, Germany (10)
FRANKFURT, Commerzbank Arena, Germany (12)
MUNICH, Olympiastadion, Germany (13)
ROME, Stadio Olimpico, Italy (16)
MILAN, Stadio San Siro, Italy (18)
WERCHTER, TW Classic Festival, Belgium (20)
BRATISLAVA, Inter Stadium, Slovakia (22)
BUDAPEST, Puskas Ferenc Stadium, Hungary (23)
PRAGUE, Slavia Stadium, Czech Republic (25)
PARIS, Venue TBC, France (27)
COPENHAGEN, Parken Stadium, Denmark (30)
BERGEN, Koengen, Norway (July 2)
ARVIKA, Arvika Festival, Sweden (3)
PORTO, Superbock Super Rock Festival, Portugal (11)