Placebo Pleases Without Side Effects

Placebo awakens songs of the past for its “20 Years of Placebo” tour kicking off in Denmark this fall and traveling throughout Europe, Russia and landing in the U.K. for the first leg of shows.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Placebo’s self-titled debut platinum-selling album and the band promises a setlist spanning their whole back catalogue giving fans a dose of what they long for.

“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 see these shows! We’ll have some surprises in there too,” Brian Molko said.

Further dates for 2017 to be revealed later.

Oct. 13 – Aarhus, Denmark, Train
Oct. 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark, VEGA House Of Music
Oct. 16 – Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
Oct. 18 – Stockholm, Sweden, Cirkus
Oct. 20 – Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena
Oct. 22 – Riga, Latvia, Arena Riga
Oct. 24 – St. Petersburg, Russia, The New Arena
Oct. 26 – Moscow, Russia, Olympic Stadium
Oct. 29 – Warsaw, Poland, Torwar
Oct. 31 – Hamburg, Germany, Barclaycard Arena
Nov. 2 – Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
Nov. 4 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Hall
Nov. 5 – Leipzig, Germany, Leipzig Arena
Nov. 7 – Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena
Nov. 8 – Prague, Czech Republic, Forum Karlin
Nov. 10 – Zagreb, Croatia, Cibona Hall
Nov. 11– Budapest, Hungary, BudapestArena
Nov. 13 – Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
Nov. 15 – Assago, Italy, Mediolanum Forum
Nov. 16 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion Zurich
Nov. 18 – Lille, France, Zenith Arena
Nov. 19 – Merksem, Belgium, Antwerps Sportpaleis
Nov. 21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Nov. 23 – Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle – Messe Frankfurt
Nov. 24 – Stuttgart, Germany, Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
Nov. 26 – Amneville, France, Sem Amneville Galaxie
Nov. 28 – Nantes, France, Zenith
Nov. 29 – Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena
Dec. 2 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, The SSE Hydro
Dec. 3 – Leeds, United Kingdom, First Direct Arena
Dec. 5 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Arena
Dec. 6 – Nottingham, United Kingdom, The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Dec. 8 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, Barclaycard Arena
Dec. 10 – Dublin, Ireland, 3Arena
Dec. 12 – Newport, United Kingdom, Newport Centre
Dec. 14 – Brighton, United Kingdom, The Brighton Centre
Dec. 15 – London, United Kingdom, The SSE Arena, Wembley    

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