English synth pop legends Depeche Mode have a lot in store for 2013. Vocalist Dave Gahan told SPIN magazine they’ve “probably got 20 songs demoed….Some of the songs are in really good shape, some need some work, but we’re definitely on track.” This would be the first album from the group since 2009′s ‘Sounds of the Universe’, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. The album is aimed to be completed by November, with an early 2013 release date.

But quite possibly bigger news for fans is the confirmation of tour plans in the works for 2013. Gahan told SPIN “There are already plans in place to be touring next year.” Exciting news for fans of the band. Keep an eye out on Live For Live Music for more details as the become available.

Depeche Mode Setting up the Studio: