Placebo are the latest band to celebrate twenty years since the release of an album — their self-titled debut, in this case — with a national tour.

It’ll be the band’s first national tour of Australia in 11 years (they last came out for Soundwave in 2014) and the presser promises a greatest hits set.

“We’re happy to be coming back to Australia this September to deliver fans something extra special,” says Brian Molko. “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.”

Pre-sale is available for anyone who currently give money to Telstra in exchange for phone stuff, from 12pm noon Friday May 26, while general tickets will be available from noon on Monday, May 29.

Check out the dates and venues below this underrated gem of a song.


Monday, 4th September 2017  –  Perth Arena
Wednesday, 6th September 2017  –  Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
Friday, 8th September 2017  –  Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, 9th September 2017  –  Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Monday, 11th September 2017  –  Brisbane Convention Centre
Tuesday, 12th September 2017  –  Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Thursday, 14th September 2017  –  AIS Arena, Canberra