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Placebo To Support New Album 'Never Let Me Go' With UK And European Tour In 2022

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Mads Perch

Placebo have announced a UK and European tour for 2022.

Brian Molko and Stefan Olsda will kick off the run on October 1 in Frankfurt, Germany and conclude it in Birmingham on December 8.

The UK and Ireland will also head to Dublin, Portsmouth, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff, Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cambridge, Birmingham and London, where they'll play two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 17.

The band are hitting the road in support of their new album, 'Never Let Me Go', which will be released on March 25. The tour announcement coincides with the release of their new single, Surrounded By Spies, a haunting and dynamic alt-rock track. Molko said:

“I began writing the lyrics when I discovered my neighbours were spying on me on behalf of parties with a nefarious agenda. I then began to ponder the countless ways in which our privacy has been eroded and stolen since the introduction of worldwide CCTV cameras that now employ racist facial recognition technologies; the rise of the internet and the cellphone, which has turned practically every user into a paparazzo and spectators in their own lives, and how we have mostly all offered up personal information to enormous multinationals whose sole intent is to exploit us.

I used the cut-up technique invented by William S Burroughs and popularized in modern song by David Bowie. It’s a true story told through a lens of paranoia, complete disgust for modern society’s values and the deification of surveillance capitalism. The narrator is at the end of their tether, hopeless and afraid, completely at odds with our newfound progress and the god of money.”

'Never Let Me Go' tracklist:

1. Forever Chemicals
2. Beautiful James
3. Hugz
4. Happy Birthday In The Sky
5. The Prodigal
6. Surrounded By Spies
7. Try Better Next Time
8. Sad White Reggae
9. Twin Demons
10. Chemtrails
11. This Is What You Wanted
12. Went Missing
13. Fix Yourself

Placebo Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri November 18 2022 - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Sat November 19 2022 - BRIGHTON Centre
Mon November 21 2022 - LIVERPOOL Eventim Olympia
Tue November 22 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thu November 24 2022 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat November 26 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sun November 27 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Tue November 29 2022 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Wed November 30 2022 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Fri December 02 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Sat December 03 2022 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Mon December 05 2022 - DUBLIN 3Arena
Wed December 07 2022 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thu December 08 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham

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