Booking now: Placebo announce 20th Anniversary world tour

They’ll be playing all manner of rarities on the year-ending worldwide run.

Placebo have announce a massive world tour, in celebration of the 20th birthday of, er, ‘Placebo’ - their debut album.

Kicking off in Europe in mid-October, it’ll see the band on the road across the continent for two months straight, ending with a massive knees-up at Wembley Arena. Full dates for the run are below. It’ll be more than just your usual Placebo shindig, mind - the band are promising to dip into the back catalogue and dust off all manner of fan favourites for the occasion.

“Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again,” says the band’s iconic frontman 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.”

Placebo’s bloody massive world tour will run as follows, with tickets available here from Friday.

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

02 Cologne, Lanxess Arena
04 Munich, Olympiahalle
05 Leipzig, Arena
07 Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
08 Prague, Forum Karlin
10 Zagreb, Cibona Hall
11 Budapest, Sportarena
13 Vienna, Stadthalle
15 Milan, Mediolanum Forum
16 Zurich, Hallenstadion
18 Lille, Zenith
19 Antwerp, Sportpaleis
21 Amsterdam,, Ziggo Dome
23 Frankfurt, Festhalle
24 Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
26 Amneville, Galaxie
28 Nantes, Zenith Metropole
29 Paris, Accorhotels Anera

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

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