Placebo Brings Loud Shows To the U.K.

Major milestones deserve proper planning and Placebo isn’t messing around with its 20th anniversary. The band says its upcoming UK tour is just the start “of an exciting series of events and releases” ahead of the celebrations in 2016.

June 2016 will mark 20 years since the release of the British alternative rock band’s self-titled debut. The LP includes five singles, including “Nancy Boy” and “36 Degrees.”  

Two decades is a big deal. After all, the act fronted by Brian Molko has survived “nearly 20 years of love, hate, blood, sweat, tears, break ups and harmony.”

Last week the group wrapped the North American leg of its album campaign in support of its 7th studio album, 2013’s Loud Like Love.

The guys have a few more 2014 dates to play, including Saturday’s show in Coruna, Spain, and two nights in Portugal next week.

Here’s the plan for the U.K. and Ireland, with support from The Mirror Trap:

Feb. 25 – Dublin, Ireland, Olympia Theatre 
Feb. 26 – Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast Waterfront     
Feb. 28 – Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Corn Exchange
March 1 – Glasgow, Scotland, O2 Academy Glasgow        
March 3 – Aberdeen, Scotland, Music Hall 
March 4 – Newcastle, England, O2 Academy Newcastle   
March 6 – Hull, England, Hull City Hall      
March 7 – Blackburn, England, King George’s Hall
March 9 – Leeds, England, O2 Academy Leeds     
March 10 – Liverpool, England, Guild of Students 
March 12 – Manchester, England, O2 Apollo Manchester  
March 13 – Sheffield, England, O2 Academy Sheffield     
March 15 – Norwich, England, Univ. Of East Anglia LCR-Union 
March 16 – Leicester, England, De Montfort Hall   
March 18 – Birmingham, England, O2 Academy Birmingham       
March 19 – Bristol, England, Colston Hall  
March 21 – Bournemouth, England, O2 Academy  
March 22 – Southend-On-Sea, England, Cliffs Pavilion     
March 24 – London, England, Eventim Apollo

Tickets are available now.

Plus, the pre-order for Molko’s retrospective lyric book began today at Due to overwhelming demand, fans crashed Moko’s website Friday. To make up for the issues, Placebo’s people arranged a brand new web server to handle the preorders and have arranged an additional 100 personalized and 100 signed hard copies of the book, which will go on sale Nov. 5. Brian Molko – Selected is made up of his own selection of lyrics from Placebo’s career.

For more information visit and click here for the band’s Facebook page.