Placebo announce huge 20th anniversary tour

The band will play arenas to celebrate their 1996 debut. And yes, they will play 'Nancy Boy'.
Placebo have announced a world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

The band will embark on the ’20 Years’ tour this December, taking in nine dates across the UK and Ireland. They’ll kick off at Glasgow’s SEE Hydro and finish up at London’s SEE Wembley Arena.

They’ll also dust off some old favourites, according to frontman Brian Molko. “Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again,” he said. “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.”

Tickets go on general sale this Friday (March 18th), with a fan pre-sale starting Wednesday (March 16th). Further live shows for 2017 will be announced at a later date.

The dates in full read:


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

Before hitting the UK, Placebo will also take the show on the road in Europe. You can catch them at:


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

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