When: 3rd December 2022
Location: O2 Academy
Placebo, The world-renowned alt-rockers, return with a major UK tour to follow the release of their new album, Never Let Me Go. Coming to Glasgow’s O2 Academy on 3rd December 2022.
Placebo resurfaced from a long hibernation to release their first single in five years. The single comes from the new album Never Let Me Go – ‘Beautiful James’. A joyous and celebratory song, it came quietly loaded with antagonism for the increasingly prominent, ignorant, factions that have come to litter modern conversation. As Brian Molko commented at the time, “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it.”
As great masters in cataloguing the human condition, Placebo’s unique way of examining both its flaws and beauty finds fertile ground in 2021. Crawling out of the pandemic into a landscape of intolerance, division, tech-saturation and imminent eco-catastrophe. Theirs is a voice that has rarely felt more significant to contemporary discourse. Therefore more appropriate to sing these stories to the world. Within the magnetic slow-burn of new track ‘Surrounded By Spies’ no punches are pulled in confronting the erosion of civil liberties. As Brian Molko’s deft lyrical delivery is married to a creeping sense of claustrophobia that fittingly makes the walls feel as though they are closing in from all around.
The tour comes in support of the band’s brand new album Never Let Me Go, set for release on Friday 25 March. The haunting new single from the album ‘Surrounded By Spies’ was dropped alongside the tour announcement.
Songwriter Brian Molko says of the single, ‘I began writing the lyrics when I discovered my neighbours were spying on me on behalf of parties with a nefarious agenda.
Tickets are on sale now for Placebo and will cost £52.40. The first performance will be on the 3rd December 2022 and the last show will be on the 3rd December 2022. Get your tickets today!