Depeche Mode Talks Tour Scale

Depeche Mode was back in the states recently, on location in New York City filming a video for "Only When I Lose Myself," the first single from the group's upcoming retrospective, "The Singles '86-'98."

The release of the new single will precede the band's first tour of the U.S. since 1994, a tour which left lead singer David Gahan physically and emotionally exhausted and despondent.

With plans to launch the tour in October, the Mode doesn't plan for its stateside itinerary to be as extensive as in the past, although keyboardist Andrew Fletcher said that could still change, depending on how the group handles the rigors of the road.

"We made mistakes with our last tour," Fletcher told the MTV Radio Network, "we planned too much and it was too long. So this is just a smallish tour for us. If we enjoy ourselves and if we feel good and everyone is healthy, then the idea would be to do some more

interesting dates in the spring or summer of next year." [250k Audio]

The Depeche Mode singles collection arrives in stores in October, and a tribute album to the British electropop album is due out August 4 (see "Pumpkins, Cure, Deftones, Gus Gus, Rammstein, Others Toast Depeche Mode.")