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Placebo announce 20th anniversary world tour

The first leg of the 20 Years of Placebo tour, marking the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album, runs October to December, concluding at Wembley Arena

By IQ on 14 Mar 2016

Brian Molko, Placebo, Le Weekend des Curiosités 2015, Pablo Tupin-Noriega

image © Pablo Tupin-Noriega

Placebo have announced a world tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album.

The first leg of the 20 Years of Placebo tour kicks off at the 1,000-capacity Train in Aarhus, Denmark, on 13 October and closes at Wembley Arena in London on 15 December, taking in dates in Scandinavia, Russia, eastern Europe, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, France and their native UK.

Dates for 2017 will be announced “later”.

Placebo frontman Brian Molko (pictured) says the tour will be “very much for fans” with a setlist that includes some of their biggest hits, including ‘Pure Morning’ and ‘Nancy Boy’, both of which they rarely play live. “Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again,” he says. “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.”

Tickets go on general sale at 9am this Friday (18 March), with a 48-hour fan pre-sale starting at 9am on Wednesday.

A full list of dates is available from aplaceforustodream.com.

Placebo’s platinum-selling self-titled debut album was released on 17 June 1996 and spawned five singles, including top-five hit ‘Nancy Boy’.