Placebo to play Scotland on 20th anniversary tour

Placebo have announced that they will head out on a world tour later this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album.

Fans are in for a treat as they have promised that the setlist for the tour will span their entire career and include all of the band’s biggest hits, which they rarely perform live.

Frontman Brian Molko explained: “Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn to never 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.”

The UK leg of the 20 Years of Placebo tour will kick off in Glasgow on Friday 2 December and conclude with a show at London’s Wembley Arena on Thursday, 15 December.

Pre-sale tickets for all dates will be released via Ticketmaster from 9am on Wednesday 16 March, with the general sale taking place from 9am on Friday, 18 March.

Full UK tour dates are as follows:

Friday 2 December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Saturday 3 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds

Monday 5 December – Manchester Arena, Manchester

Thursday 8 December – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Saturday 10 December – 3Arena, Dublin

Monday 12 December – Newport Centre, Newport

Wednesday 14 December – Brighton Centre, Brighton

Thursday 15 December – Wembley Arena, London

Words: Amy Anderson