AboutDepeche Mode is the electronic music group, which was formed in 1980, Basildon, Essex, England. The group's original lineup consisted of David Gahan: (lead vocals), Martin L. Gore: (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andrew Fletcher(keyboards) and Vince Clarke(keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album. He was soon replaced by Alan Wilder(lead keyboards), who played with the band from 1982 to 1995. Following Wilder's leaving, Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued to perform as a trio.
Depeche Mode is one of the longest-lived, most successful and influential bands to have emerged from the New Romantic and New Wave era. As of 2006, it was estimated that Depeche Mode had sold over 91 million records (56 million albums / 35 million singles) worldwide and have had forty-four songs in the UK Singles Chart. They have had more top 40 hits in the UK without a #1 hit than any other artist.
Depeche Mode have had forty-eight songs in the UK Singles Chart and #1 albums in UK, US and throughout Europe. According to EMI, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide, making them the most successful electronic band in music history. Q magazine call Depeche Mode "The most popular electronic band the world has ever known".
On 2 March 2012, Dave Gahan stated that there are 20 songs demoed and Ben Hillier will be back to produce the album along with Martin Gore stepping up to co-produce.
On 23 October in Paris, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher announced plans to release a new album and a worldwide tour apparently called Tour 2013 starting from Tel Aviv and continuing in Europe and North America in the year 2013. In the following interview for the BBK Live, Martin stated that Flood will be mixing the album, marking the producer's first studio collaboration with the band since Songs of Faith and Devotion.
On 11 December 2012, the band officially announced signing a worldwide deal with Columbia Records and releasing a new album in March 2013. Additional album details as well as dates for the band's North American tour will be revealed in coming weeks. On 24 January 2013, it was confirmed that the album will be called Delta Machine.
In March 2014, Depeche Mode won the award for "Best International Group – Rock / Pop" at the ECHO Awards in Germany.
In a webcast in January 2016 where Rob Bell interviews Martin Gore, Gore announced a projected return to the recording studio in April, with both Gore and Gahan having already written and demoed new songs.
In September 2016, the official Depeche Mode Facebook page made posts hinting at a new release.
The group got a nomination for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.