Placebo just released a career-spanning collection A Place For Us To Dream in celebration of their 20th anniversary. The two disc, 36 song set includes single versions and radio edits of the band's classic tracks, though rare(r) versions of some songs are also included, such as "Without You I'm Nothing" featuring David Bowie on backup vocals, "Broken Promise" featuring Michael Stipe; plus a newly recorded version of "36 Degrees," and one brand new song titled "Jesus' Son." A Place For Us To Dream is available to purchase from iTunes, Amazon, or Placebo's store.
Placebo also released a separate EP titled Life's What You Make It, which features the band's cover of the classic Talk Talk song along with their new song "Jesus' Son" and a couple of live tracks.
Placebo unearthed a previously unreleased music video for their 1998 single "Every You, Every Me." The video was shot in 1998, but the band decided to scrap it and opted for a different video altogether. Watch the unreleased promo video below:
FYI: In case you've never seen it, here's the "Every You, Every Me" video the band opted to use instead:
Finally, Placebo hit the road next week for their 20 Years of Placebo tour -- the shows will include material the band has not played in years, including songs leader Brian Molko himself had previously said he'd never perform again. From Molko's official statement on the tour:
"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 European leg of the tour kicks off October 13th and runs through December. A North American leg has not yet been announced.
20 Years of Placebo World Tour
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 Hatwall Arena
Oct 22 -- Latvia @ Riga Arene
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
Published October 8th, 2016