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Placebo announce 20th Anniversary Tour

Placebo turn 20 this year and instead of heading off to Magaluf or trashing their student halls, the band are heading out on a massive tour and promising to play the hits.

Following a teaser last week, Placebo will kick off their 36-date European tour in Denmark on October 13th before taking in the likes of Norway, Russia, France and Germany before finishing things off on December 15th at London’s Wembley Arena.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (18th March) with a fan presale taking place the Wednesday before. This is just the first leg of the tour, with more dates for 2017 coming later.

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“Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again,” promises Brian Molko. “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 first wave of dates is as follows


13 Aarhus, Train – Denmark
14 Copenhagen, Vega Main Hall – Denmark
16 Oslo Sentrum Scene – Norway
18 Stockholm Cirkus – Sweden
20 Helsinki Hartwall Arena – Finland
22 Riga Arena – Latvia
24 St.Petersburg New Arena – Russia
26 Moscow Olimpiyskiy – Russia
29 Warsaw Torwar – Poland
31 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena – Germany

02 Cologne Lanxess Arena – Germany
04 Munich Olympiahalle – Germany
05 Leipzig Arena – Germany
07 Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena – Germany
08 Prague Forum Karlin – Czech Republic
10 Zagreb Cibona Hall – Croatia
11 Budapest Sportarena – Hungary
13 Vienna Stadthalle – Austria
15 Milan Mediolanum Forum – Italy
16 Zurich Hallenstadion – Switzerland
18 Lille Zenith – France
19 Antwerp Sportpaleis – Belgium
21 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome – Holland
23 Frankfurt Festhalle – Germany
24 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle – Germany
26 Amneville Galaxie – France
28 Nantes Zenith Metropole – France
29 Paris Accorhotels Arena – France

02 Glasgow Sse Hydro
03 Leeds First Direct Arena
05 Manchester Arena
06 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
08 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
10 Dublin 3arena
12 Newport Centre
14 Brighton Centre
15 London SSE Wembley Arena

The band’s self-titled debut was released June 17th 1996.

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