Starting this week Placebo will premiere full festival performances from across their career. In the wake of a whole summer of festival appearances being unfortunately cancelled due to Coronavirus, the Placebo vaults have been opened to unveil a string of iconic festival sets, rarely seen since their first recording. The footage dates all the way back to their debut album era in 1996 and, running for the next 6 weeks, completes in 2015 as the band toured their most recent album Loud Like Love.
The first of the festival set to premiere will be Phoenix Festival ’96, which took place in Stratford Upon Avon, UK. Placebo had just released their self-titled debut album and took to “The Phoenix Stage” itself, ahead of that day’s headliner – future friend and collaborator – David Bowie. The set premieres on the band’s YouTube channel this Friday, August 14th – subscribe to the band’s channel HERE and make sure to set a reminder for each following premiere.
The full schedule for the festival sets is as follows
Aug 14 – Phoenix UK, 1996
Aug 21 – Belfort France, 1997
Aug 28 – Paleo Switzerland, 2009
Sept 4 – Guadalajara Mexico, 2009
Sept 11 – Sziget Budapest, 2012
Sept 12 – Arenal Spain, 2014
Sept 18 – Viva Latino, Mexico 2014
Sept 19 – Positivus Latvia, 2015
The band offered the following comment about the upcoming online tour: We were very disappointed that we couldn’t play live for you this summer, but even so, we wanted to go on tour. To replace us playing in person, we dug out some videos from the archives and are hosting our own ’summer tour.’ These are the ‘Lost Tapes’, a series of festival concerts spanning 24 years, some never seen before. Each will premiere on YouTube so subscribe, set reminders and whatever else you need to prepare. We’ll see you there!!