PLACEBO to Perform Songs They Have Sworn Never to Play Again


Placebo will celebrate their debut release anniversary with 20 Years of Placebo world tour

March 14, 2016

Placebo have just announced 20 Years of Placebo world tour, which will kick off in October 2016. The tour is celebrating 20 years of the release of their platinum self-titled debut record. The album gave birth to such hits as ‘Teenage Angst’, ’36 Degrees’, ‘Nancy Boy’, ‘I Know’ and ‘Bruise Pristine’.

The first part of the anniversary tour begins in Denmark on October 13 and takes it to London’s Wembley Arena on December 15. You can see the announced tour dates below. More stops on the world tour route will be revealed soon.

On this 20 Years tour Brian Molko and his band mates are going to flick through their whole discography over the past two decades and play some songs they “have sworn never to play again”. Check out what Molko said about the upcoming extensive tour, spanning Placebo’s whole career:

“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.”

Placebo have teamed up with Ticketmaster to launch a special 48-hour pre-sale for the shows exclusively for their fans. The pre-sale kicks off at 9 AM on Wednesday, March 16. The general sale will start at the same time two days later, on March 18.

Are you planning to see Placebo’s anniversary show? Which songs do you hope will land on their setlist?

Oct 13 – Denmark. Aarhus Train
Oct 14 – Denmark. Copenhagen Vega Main Hall
Oct 16 – Norway. Oslo Sentrum Scene
Oct 18 – Sweden. Stockholm Cirkus
Oct 20 – Finland. Helsinki Hartwall Arena
Oct 22 – Latvia. Riga Arena
Oct 24 – Russia. St.Petersburg New Arena
Oct 26 – Russia. Moscow Olimpiyskiy
Oct 29 – Poland. Warsaw Torwar
Oct 31 – Germany. Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
Nov 02 – Germany. Cologne Lanxess Arena
Nov 04 – Germany. Munich Olympiahalle
Nov 05 – Germany. Leipzig Arena
Nov 07 – Germany. Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
Nov 08 – Czech Rep. Prague Forum Karlin
Nov 10 – Croatia. Zagreb Cibona Hall
Nov 11 – Hungary. Budapest Sportarena
Nov 13 – Austria. Vienna Stadthalle
Nov 15 – Italy. Milan Mediolanum Forum
Nov 16 – Switzerland. Zurich Hallenstadion
Nov 18 – France. Lille Zenith
Nov 19 – Belgium. Antwerp Sportpaleis
Nov 21 – Holland. Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Nov 23 – Germany. Frankfurt Festhalle
Nov 24 – Germany. Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Nov 26 – France. Amneville Galaxie
Nov 28 – France. Nantes Zenith Metropole
Nov 29 – France. Paris Accorhotels Arena
Dec 02 – Uk. Glasgow Sse Hydro
Dec 03 – Uk. Leeds First Direct Arena
Dec 05 – Uk. Manchester Arena
Dec 06 – Uk. Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Dec 08 – Uk. Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Dec 10 – Ireland. Dublin 3arena
Dec 12 – Uk. Newport Centre
Dec 14 – Uk. Brighton Centre
Dec 15 – Uk. London Sse Wembley Arena