Placebo to bring the hits to Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom for 20th anniversary tour

By Michael Edward
Tue 25 July, 2017

Michael Edward anticipates a night of big hits as Placebo prepare for their 20th anniversary tour. 

Placebo are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first album in style with a massive world tour that’s stopping at Blackpool’s stunning Empress Ballroom on the 11th of October 2017.

The band find themselves in a retrospective mood, with frontman Brian Molko promising that the setlist will include songs the band had sworn to never play again, with an endorsement that “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!”.

Enough to whet anyone’s appetite we’d say!

Over their career the band have synthesised a stunningly eclectic range of influences, from grunge and noise rock to krautrock, industrial, electronic, trip-hop, goth, indie and punk into a sound that remains unique and instantly recognisable even at its most diverse.

Tickets are available now.

Full tour dates:

October 7th 2017: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
October 10th 2017: Doncaster Dome, Doncaster
October 11th 2017: Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
October 13th 2017: Rivermead, Reading
October 14th 2017: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
October 16th 2017: Guildhall, Portsmouth
October 17th 2017: Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon
October 20th 2017: Pavilions, Plymouth