Depeche Mode To Tour U.S. In Winter

British electropop group Depeche Mode is planning to launch its first tour in five years this fall.

The band will play Europe in September and October, then head to the U.S. for a series of dates running from late October through Christmas. Depeche Mode will announce the European itinerary at a press conference next week in Cologne, Germany.

Depeche Mode's upcoming tour will be aimed at supporting a double album collection of the band's singles that will also include a least one new track, according to a publicist for the group. The album is tentatively slated for an October release, with the new single out to radio in August.

As we previously reported (see "Depeche Mode Discusses Decision Not To Tour"), the band chose not to embark on an extended road outing after the release of last year's "Ultra" in order to give Mode singer Dave Gahan more time to mentally prepare for the rigors of the road.