Placebo Announce 20th Anniversary World Tour

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After much speculation, Placebo has announced they will commence a 20th anniversary world tour through the rest of 2016 and 2017 to celebrate their 20 years as a band, marked by the release of their self titled 1996 debut album. The first shows are to be announced on March 14th, 2016, this upcoming Monday, with presale starting Wednesday March 16th, 2016. They have also launched a new website for this event, the website’s domain name (aplaceforustodream.com) taken from their song “Narcoleptic” off of their third album, Black Market Music.

Last we heard from them, Placebo had just released a MTV Unplugged session later last year on CD and Vinyl, from their August MTV Unplugged sessions (quoted from our archives):

European alternative rock band Placebo on August 19th performed an Unplugged set for MTV at London Studios in London, England. Presently, it is aimed for release on Nov 27th, 2015, just in time for the holidays. The band included several tracks from their recent album Loud Like Love, but included fan favorites from older albums like “Without You I’m Nothing”, “Every You Every Me” and “Slave to the Wage”. The album is available for pre-order here and includes several combos and denominations, including a Super Deluxe Edition Bundle (includes) 32 page booklet + t-shirt), Super Deluxe Edition (includes 32 page booklet), DVD and BluRay editions of the concert, CD and double vinyl editions and digital download formats.

Placebo just this year [2015] acquired new drummer Matt Lunn after their drummer from Steve Forrest quit the band amicably. Matt Lunn is known for his work in New York band Colour of Fire and has accompanied Placebo for the MTV Unplugged performance. Other live members include Billy Lloyd on keyboards, Fiona Brice on cello and Nick Gavrilovic on additional guitar. Below, you can watch the closing song to their MTV Unplugged performance, a song from the album Sleeping With Ghosts, “The Bitter End” and the show’s setlist:

Setlist

JACKIE (Sinead O’Connor cover)
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH
36 DEGREES
BECAUSE I WANT YOU
EVERY YOU EVERY ME (Feat. Majke Voss Romme AKA Broken Twin)
SONG TO SAY GOODBYE
MEDS
PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT (Feat. Joan as police woman)
LOUD LIKE LOVE
TOO MANY FRIENDS
POST BLUE
SLAVE TO THE WAGE
WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING
HOLD ON TO ME
BOSCO
WHERE IS MY MIND? (Pixies cover)
THE BITTER END

  • Wam Meesly

    A 20th anniversary tour and no “Pure Morning”?

  • Felonious Punk

    I’m sure they’ll play Pure Morning and all their other big hits. Their debut is only 11 songs if you include the hidden track, so they can plow through it in about 45 minutes and then round out the set with the later hits

    Their self-titled debut is a good one, but it’s on Without You I’m Nothing and Black Market Music where they really shine. I haven’t really enjoyed anything they’ve done since Sleeping With Ghosts though

  • Saeed

    Can’t wait for the US dates – they better be coming here!

  • Edneud Mt

    is it last tour?