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Depeche Mode To Play European Stadiums

LONDON (VIP-NEWS) — Electro-pop veterans Depeche Mode have announced their first ever stadium tour next year.

The British band, known for hits like Personal Jesus and Just Can't Get Enough, will play six nights in Germany in addition to the UK date on 30 May.

The group's last tour, in 2006, shifted 1.8 million tickets for 87 shows across the continent.

They are currently working on a new album, which is due out in April 2009.

The "Tour Of The Universe 2009" will take in 28 cities across 22 countries, beginning in Israel on 10 May.

The last date of the band's 2006 tour had also been due to take place in Israel – at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park, but they were forced to cancel over security concerns.

Next year the band will play at the region's Ramat Gan Stadium.

The tour will end in July at Porto's Superbock Super Rock Festival in Portugal. According to BBC

Tour dates:

May 10th, – Tel Aviv, Israel – Ramat Gan Stadium
May 12th, – Athens, Greece – Terra Vibe Park
May 14th, – Istanbul, Turkey – TBA
May 16th, – Bucharest, Romania – Parc Izvor
May 18th, – Sofia, Bulgaria – Vasil Levski Stadium – Tuborg Greenfest
May 20th, – Belgrade, Serbia – USCE Park – Tuborg Greenfest
May 21st, – Zagreb, Croatia Arena – Tuborg Greenfest
May 23rd, – Warsaw, Poland – Gwardia Stadium
May 25th, – Riga, Latvia – Skonto Stadium
May 27th, – Vilnius, Lithuania – Zalgirio Stadionas
May 30th, – London, UK – O2 Arena
June 2nd, – Hamburg, Germany – HSH Nordbank Arena
June 4th, – Dusseldorf, Germany – LTU Arena
June 7th, – Leipzig, Germany – Zentralstadion
June 10th, – Berlin, Germany -Olympiastadion
June 12th, – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank Arena
June 13th, – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
June 16th, – Rome, Italy – Stadio Olimpico
June 18th, – Milan, Italy – Stadio San Siro
June 20th, – Werchter, Belgium – TW Classic Festival
June 22nd, – Bratislava, Slovakia – Inter Stadium
June 23rd, – Budapest, Hungary – Puskas Ferenc Stadium
June 25th, – Prague, Czech Republic – Slavia Stadium
June 27th, – Paris, France – Venue details to be announced soon
June 30th, – Copenhagen, Denmark – Parken Stadium
July 2nd, – Bergen, Norway – Bergen
July 3rd, – Arvika, Sweden – Arvika Festival
July 11th, – Porto, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock Festival
Spanish July dates to be announced shortly