One of the greatest synthpop acts of all time are returning to Irish shores.
The iconic Depeche Mode will play Dublin's Malahide Castle on June 14th next year, marking their first gig in Ireland since 2017.
The band lost member Andy Fletcher earlier this year, but have decided to carry on, with a new album 'Memento Mori' on the way in 2023.
In a press conference in Berlin, band member Martin Gore said "we started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time."
"After Fletch’s passing, we decided to continue as we’re sure this is what he would have wanted, and that has really given the project an extra level of meaning.”
Frontman Dave Gahan added, "Fletch would have loved this album. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next year."
Depeche Mode are 40 years into their illustrious career, which saw them bring synthpop to the masses.
The band are known for their striking videos directed by Dutch director Anton Corbijn, and the Dutchman commented on Instagram "Depeche Mode are announcing a world tour in their new reality as a band of two. It is a sad reason but it is also very exciting that they continue."
Boasting a killer discography of hits like 'Stripped' 'Enjoy The Silence' and 'I Feel You', Depeche Mode have become one of the most reliably brilliant bands in all of music, and news of a new album from the legendary band as well as a Dublin show is sure to put any music fan in a good mood.
The band have secured an incredible 35 top-30 hits in Ireland since they burst onto the scene in 1981.
Tickets for the show start from €79.65 and will go on sale this Friday at 9am on Ticketmaster.ie.