To celebrate the release of their forthcoming fifth album, Meds, Placebo take to the road in April to play their first UK shows since their amazing sell-out Wembley Arena show back on November 5th 2004.
Since the band last played the UK, they have toured the world extensively, taking in every continent, culminating in a sell-out tour of South and Central America, where they played to tens of thousands of screaming fans per night (Q Magazine witnessed this spectacle in Mexico, awarding it a 4-out-5 rating and describing it as “a dancefloor rammed with screaming teenagers, wobbling under the weight of 15,000 pogoing bodies.”).
The band release their new single Because I Want Youon 6th March. It was added to the XFM Daytime playlist seven weeks upfront and has been championed by BBC Radio 1 DJs Jo Whiley, Zane Lowe and Steve Lamacq. The band caused hysteria last week when over 1000 fans turned up at the video shoot for the single.
The tour dates are as follows:
Wednesday 5 April
Blackpool Empress Ballroom- 01253 292029/ 0161 832 1111
Thursday 6 April
Glasgow Academy- 0870 169 0100
Saturday 8 April
Newcastle Academy- 0870 771 2000
Sunday 9 April
Birmingham Academy- 0870 771 2000
Tuesday 11 April
London Alexandra Palace- 020 7403 3331/ 020 7734 8932/ 0870 5344 4444
The tour goes on sale from 9am on Friday 3rd February.
Meds will be released on 13th March.
Placebo are one of the UK’s most successful bands of the last 10 years, having sold one million albums in the UK and 6 million worldwide, with 1.4 million of those sales for their last studio album Sleeping With Ghosts, which went Top 10 in 20 countries (including the UK), including number one in France.
For further information on Placebo, go to: www.placeboworld.co.uk