It rattles in the box at Depeche Mode. The synth-pop pioneers have scheduled a press conference in Berlin for October 4, 2022 – and promise a big announcement.

    Well then, yes! That Depeche Mode might have planned a press conference in Berlin for early October was already suspected a few days ago. At the time, an unofficial fan site said the band wanted to use this opportunity to announce a new album and a world tour.

    Shortly thereafter came the supposed denial: “Sirius XM” employee Richard Blade reported that he asked the group about this, but they replied: “Richard, we didn’t release it”. What was initially dismissed as fake news appears to be true: A press conference will officially take place on October 4, 2022.

    Tour, album — or both?

    It is not known what the press conference is supposed to be about – the invitation only mentions an announcement of the band’s plans. It remains to be seen whether this refers to the official announcement of the successor to the 2017 album “Spirit”. But it can be assumed that with such an official invitation (and a Berlin date) something bigger is pending than just the announcement of a re-release from the back catalogue. That at least the dates for a world tour will be announced seems quite realistic. The organizer of the press conference is Live Nation.

    It goes on with Depeche Mode – even without Andy Fletcher

    In August, it was announced that Depeche Mode were back in the studio — seeking solace at work following the death of Andy Fletcher. The founding member died unexpectedly on May 26, 2022 at the age of 60.