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Placebo announce world tour to celebrate 20th anniversary (2016)

Placebo

Story by Jack Foley

PLACEBO will be heading out on a world tour in October to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of their platinum selling debut album Placebo.

The first leg of the ’20 Years of Placebo’ tour kicks off in Denmark on October 13, 2016 and runs through to The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on December 15, 2016. Further dates for 2017 will be revealed later.

The Band Promise a set list spanning their whole back catalogue.

Brian Molko teased: “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 10 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 partnered with Ticketmaster to allow fans a special 48 hour pre-sale to secure their tickets for the shows. The fan pre-sale will begin at 9am on Wednesday, March 16, with the general sale tickets going live at 9am on Friday, March 18.

The first phase of tour dates are as follows (all 2016)…

October
13 – DENMARK. AARHUS TRAIN
14 – DENMARK. COPENHAGEN VEGA MAIN HALL
16 – NORWAY. OSLO SENTRUM SCENE
18 – SWEDEN. STOCKHOLM CIRKUS
20 – FINLAND. HELSINKI HARTWALL ARENA
22 – LATVIA. RIGA ARENA
24 – RUSSIA. ST.PETERSBURG NEW ARENA
26 – RUSSIA. MOSCOW OLIMPIYSKIY
29 – POLAND. WARSAW TORWAR
31 – GERMANY. HAMBURG BARCLAYCARD ARENA

November
2 – GERMANY. COLOGNE LANXESS ARENA
4 – GERMANY. MUNICH OLYMPIAHALLE
5 – GERMANY. LEIPZIG ARENA
7 – GERMANY. BERLIN MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA
8 – CZECH REP. PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN
10 – CROATIA. ZAGREB CIBONA HALL
11 – HUNGARY. BUDAPEST SPORTARENA
13 – AUSTRIA. VIENNA STADTHALLE
15 – ITALY. MILAN MEDIOLANUM FORUM
16 – SWITZERLAND. ZURICH HALLENSTADION
18 – FRANCE. LILLE ZENITH
19 – BELGIUM. ANTWERP SPORTPALEIS
21 – HOLLAND. AMSTERDAM ZIGGO DOME
23 – GERMANY. FRANKFURT FESTHALLE
24 – GERMANY. STUTTGART SCHLEYERHALLE
26 – FRANCE. AMNEVILLE GALAXIE
28 – FRANCE. NANTES ZENITH METROPOLE
29 – FRANCE. PARIS ACCORHOTELS ARENA

December
2 – GLASGOW SSE HYDRO
3 – LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
5 – MANCHESTER ARENA
6 – NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
8 – BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
10 – IRELAND. DUBLIN 3ARENA
12 – NEWPORT CENTRE
14 – BRIGHTON CENTRE
15 – LONDON SSE ARENA WEMBLEY