The British band celebrates the 20th anniversary of their successful debut album, Placebo (1996) with a world tour, writes Over the 20 years they have become one of the most significant bands in the music industry. On the 11th of November, 2016, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal (along with their extra tour members) bring their unique sounding to the audience of the Budapest Sportaréna.

During the 20 years the band had visited Hungary quite often, they played at Sziget five times and also had arena gigs. In August, last year, they recorded a special acoustic concert for MTV Unplugged which was released later that year. The two founding members of Placebo promises fans, who will attend the shows and enter the Placebo World, a truly special experience, as songs from “their whole back catalogue” are to come to life every night. As Brian Molko put it on their official website:

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 20 Years of Placebo tour, celebrating the career of the band, kicks off in Denmark on the 13th of October, and the first leg ends in London’s Wembley Arena on the 15th of December this year. Further dates for 2017 are to be announced as well. Make sure to get your tickets before it is too late.

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