For the first time in eight years, Placebo will return to our shores to perform at the Greek Theater this fall. The U.K. duo will grace the stage on September 10th in support of their upcoming album, “Never Let Me Go,” which is due on March 25th.
Placebo – aka Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal – announced their eighth studio album features 13 songs, their first since 2013’s “Loud Like Love.”
According to Molko, the album hopes to “capture the confusion of what it’s like to be alive today,” and “the feeling of being lost, always walking in a labyrinth, continuously being overwhelmed by information and opinions.”
Among the tracks are “Beautiful James” (“a stirring anthem for non-heteronormative relationships”); “Surrounded By Spies” (“an observation on tech-saturation”); and “Try Better Next Time” (“a statement on climate calamity and a poetic hope for the future”).
“Never Let Me Go” is available for preorders now in limited edition vinyl, standard vinyl, limited edition cassettes, and of course digitally.
The Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, California
September 10th, 2022
Placebo’s gender bending, androgynous stage presence, along with lyrics that covered “taboo” topics that are finally being discussed openly brought them international attention in the ‘90s. Their song “Nancy Boy” thrust them into our world in 1996 and led to incredible collaborations with David Bowie (“Without You I’m Nothing”) and Michael Stipe (“Broken Promise”).
They continued to put out incredible tracks like “My Sweet Prince,” “Teenage Angst,” “Sleeping With Ghosts,” and “Every You Every Me,” which was paired with the opening credits of the amazing film known as “Cruel Intentions.”
Let’s not forget their mega-hit, “Pure Morning” and the Kate Bush cover of “Running Up That Hill.”
Placebo only has a handful of North American dates and will spend the remainder of 2022 covering Europe. Joining Placebo at the Greek will be Cold Cave and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.