Placebo to celebrate 20th anniversary with world tour including 3Arena Dublin date
It has been a whopping 20 years since they released their self-titled debut album and to celebrate Placebo have announced a world tour.
The first leg of 20 Years of Placebo kicks off in Denmark and will hit Dublin's 3Arena on December 10.
Fans can expect a set list spanning their entire back catalogue.
Brian Malko said, "Let's just say there will be songs in the set that I've sworn never to play again. 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 band is partnering with Ticketmaster to allow fans a special 48 hour pre-sale beginning at 9am on Wednesday March 16 with the general sale going live 9am on Friday March 18. Tickets from €50.50.
The first phase of dates announced today:
OCT 13 - DENMARK. AARHUS TRAIN
OCT 14 - DENMARK. COPENHAGEN VEGA MAIN HALL
OCT 16 - NORWAY. OSLO SENTRUM SCENE
OCT 18 - SWEDEN. STOCKHOLM CIRKUS
OCT 20 - FINLAND. HELSINKI HARTWALL ARENA
OCT 22 - LATVIA. RIGA ARENA
OCT 24 - RUSSIA. ST.PETERSBURG NEW ARENA
OCT 26 - RUSSIA. MOSCOW OLIMPIYSKIY
OCT 29 - POLAND. WARSAW TORWAR
OCT 31 - GERMANY. HAMBURG BARCLAYCARD ARENA
NOV 02 - GERMANY. COLOGNE LANXESS ARENA
NOV 04 - GERMANY. MUNICH OLYMPIAHALLE
NOV 05 - GERMANY. LEIPZIG ARENA
NOV 07 - GERMANY. BERLIN MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA
NOV 08 - CZECH REP. PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN
NOV 10 - CROATIA. ZAGREB CIBONA HALL
NOV 11 - HUNGARY. BUDAPEST SPORTARENA
NOV 13 - AUSTRIA. VIENNA STADTHALLE
NOV 15 - ITALY. MILAN MEDIOLANUM FORUM
NOV 16 - SWITZERLAND. ZURICH HALLENSTADION
NOV 18 - FRANCE. LILLE ZENITH
NOV 19 - BELGIUM. ANTWERP SPORTPALEIS
NOV 21 - HOLLAND. AMSTERDAM ZIGGO DOME
NOV 23 - GERMANY. FRANKFURT FESTHALLE
NOV 24 - GERMANY. STUTTGART SCHLEYERHALLE
NOV 26 - FRANCE. AMNEVILLE GALAXIE
NOV 28 - FRANCE. NANTES ZENITH METROPOLE
NOV 29 - FRANCE. PARIS ACCORHOTELS ARENA
DEC 02 - UK. GLASGOW SSE HYDRO
DEC 03 - UK. LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
DEC 05 - UK. MANCHESTER ARENA
DEC 06 - UK. NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
DEC 08 - UK. BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
DEC 10 - IRELAND. DUBLIN 3ARENA
DEC 12 - UK. NEWPORT CENTRE
DEC 14 - UK. BRIGHTON CENTRE
DEC 15 - UK. LONDON SSE WEMBLEY ARENA