Placebo announce 2023 Tour Dates
Placebo, whose recently released eighth studio album, Never Let Me Go (Rise Records) was dubbed “a renaissance rock record” by NME, and Classic Rock Magazine described as “sheer orchestral euphoria,” have rescheduled their North American tour, with an expanded itinerary that kicks off on April 17 in Mexico City. The tour marks the groundbreaking band’s first performances in North America in nine years.
Placebo 2023 North American Tour Dates with Deap Vally and Cold Cave:
April 17 Mexico City, MX Palacio de Los Deportes *
April 20 Minneapolis, MN The Fillmore
April 21 Chicago, IL TBD
April 23 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
April 24 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
April 26 Montreal, QC MTelus
April 27 Toronto, ON History
April 29 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
April 30 Boston, MA Roadrunner
May 2 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 7 Austin, TX Stubb’s
May 8 Dallas, TX House of Blues
May 10 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
May 11 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre ^
May 14 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
May 16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
May 17 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
May 19 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
May 20 Denver, CO The Fillmore
Tickets for the 19-date trek are on-sale now. Deap Vally open on all dates except the Mexico City performance. Cold Cave will also perform at the Los Angeles date. The originally announced Vancouver performance was unable to be rescheduled, tickets are available for refund at the point of purchase. The Austin venue has been upgraded from Emo’s to Stubbs, all tickets remain valid.
In September, Placebo released a a cover of the iconic Tears For Fears single, “Shout,” taken from the Tears For Fears album Songs From The Big Chair, peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985 and joins a rich lineage of Placebo cover versions of songs from the ’80s. Artists such as Sinead O’Connor (“Jackie”), The Smiths (“Bigmouth Strikes Again”), The Pixies (“Where Is My Mind?”) and – most famously of all – Kate Bush (“Running Up That Hill”) have all been covered by the band.
Placebo formed in 1994, with the London-based pair of Brian Molko (vocals/guitar) and Stefan Olsdal (bass/guitar), releasing their eponymous debut just two years later. In the intervening years, Placebo have released eight studio albums that have sold over 13 million copies, filled stadiums from Moscow to Sydney, won numerous awards including a 1999 Brit Award, and pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality.