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Placebo announce 20th anniversary tour

It all kicks off in Edinburgh on the 7 October 2017.

It’s been twenty years since Placebo released their seminal self-titled debut, housing the iconic Nancy Boy and introducing their now defining sound. To mark the occasion, the band will be hitting the road across the UK in October for the aptly titled 20 Years of Placebo Tour.

Rather than simply nostalgic, the band have also unveiled the official video for new single Life’s What You Make It, the lead track from last year’s EP of the same name. It’s a cover of the 1986 track by Talk Talk, a band with whom they share an unfaltering creative vision.

“We covered Talk Talk’s Life’s What You Make It because it is a song from the 80s that we still liked, and wondered if we could replicate Gwen Stefani’s global smash hit with her band’s cover of It’s My Life. That remains to be seen,” says Placebo’s Brian Molko.

The poignant video, shot by Sasha Rainbow, was filmed in Agbogbloshie, a former wetland in the heart of Accra, in Ghana, which is home to one of the world’s largest electronic waste dumps.

 

The band will play 11 shows in October 2017, culminating with a headline appearance at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Fans can grab tickets early too, with a special 48 hours pre-sale beginning at 9AM on the 7 June here.

Here are those dates:

7 October – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
8 October – Caird Hall, Dundee
10 October – Done, Doncaster
11 October – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
13 October – Rivermead, Reading
14 October – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
16 October – Guildhall, Portsmouth
17 October – Oasis, Swindon
20 October – Pavilions, Plymouth
21 October – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
23 October – O2 Brixton Academy, London

General sale begins at 9:00 on Friday 9 June 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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