It’s been 20 years since the release of Placebo’s self-titled debut album, so the band has now announced a world tour to celebrate with their fans. According to the official statement on their website, the first leg of the 20 Years of Placebo tour will start in Denmark on October 13 and end with London on December 15.
The anniversary will give Placebo the opportunity to play some of their oldest songs, as well as fan-favourite hits that the band hasn’t played for almost a decade. Frontman Brian Molko said, “Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again. I think it’s time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans really want to hear. They’ve been very patient with us since we rarely play our most commercially successful material”.
“A 20 year anniversary tour seems like the right time to do so,” he added. “That’s our intention. This tour is very much for the fans and a chance for us to revisit a lot of our early material. So, if you want to see us play songs like ‘Pure Morning’ and ‘Nancy Boy’ which we haven’t played in almost ten years and may not play again, then you’d better come along to these shows! We’ll have some surprises in there too”.
Placebo are embarking on their world tour without drummer Steve Forrest, who left the band in 2015. Pre-sale of the tickets begins on March 16 at 9 am, while the general sale tickets are going live on March 18 at 9 am. For the first tour dates, check out Placebo’s official website.