Placebo are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album with a world tour that includes a London stop.
The first leg of the ’20 Years of Placebo’ tour ends at Wembley Arena on 15 December 2016.
The band will be playing songs from throughout their career.
“Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again,” says frontman Brian Molko. “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 10 years and may not play again, then you’d better come along to these shows. We’ll have some surprises in there too.”
A fan presale begins on 16 March, 48 hours before tickets go on general sale on 18 March 2016 at http://aplaceforustodream.com/.
Placebo’s self-titled debut album helped pave the way for a strong shift in British music, acting as an antithesis to Britpop. In the two decades since they have scored five top ten albums in the UK and sold over 12 million albums worldwide.