To celebrate a startling and successful 20 year long career, British rock favourites Placebo have confirmed dates of a 20th anniversary tour across Europe at the end of the year, where they’ll be playing classics from across the whole breadth of their back-catalogue, which currently holds seven full-length studio records and over 30 singles.
Frontman and founding member, Brian Molko, has made the following statement about the forthcoming shows:
“…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. 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…”
You can find all dates of the UK leg of the tour listed below:
DECEMBER 02 – GLASGOW, SSE Hydro
DECEMBER 03 – LEEDS, First Direct Arena
DECEMBER 05 – MANCHESTER, Arena
DECEMBER 06 – NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
DECEMBER 08 – BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
DECEMBER 10 – DUBLIN, 3Arena
DECEMBER 12 – NEWPORT, Centre
DECEMBER 14 – BRIGHTON, Centre
DECEMBER 15 – LONDON, SSE Wembley Arena
More dates are expected to be added to the tour, which will run into the beginning of 2017. Support acts are yet to be announced.
Pre-sale for all of the currently confirmed dates will open from 9:00AM (GMT) this Wednesday (March 16th 2016), and can be purchased online from www.aplaceforustodream.com.