SXSW: Depeche Mode to Make First Conference Appearance


Depeche Mode will make its first appearance at South by Southwest this year.

The band said Tuesday that it will take part in a Q&A on March 13 at the Austin Convention Center. The afternoon discussion will be moderated by KCRW music director Jason Bentley, host of the tastemaker radio station’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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The influential British group, composed of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, recently signed a worldwide deal with Columbia Records. A new album, Delta Machine, produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood, is scheduled for release March 26.

The band begins a European tour in May and is expected to announce U.S. dates soon.

A surprise performance in Austin is also a distinct possibility.

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