Happy anniversary for Leeds fans of rock band Placebo

Placebo on stage in Sheffield last year.
Placebo on stage in Sheffield last year.
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Rock band Placebo are heading to the First Direct Arena in Leeds as part of a tour marking the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album.

The band will be playing the city’s flagship venue on Saturday, December 3, it was announced today.

The tour also includes dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Brighton and London.

Looking ahead to the shows, Placebo singer Brian Molko said: “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.”

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday and can be purchased from the www.firstdirectarena.com website or by calling 0844 248 1585.