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Old 08-08-06, 02:36 PM
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Placebo 'Med's album/ no US tour(?) :(

I am quite surprised to note that it doesn't look Placebo has any intent or time for a tour of the states for their latest album: 'Meds'. An album that I think is one of their strongest compliation of songs. Was there a mini tour or a one-off gig in NYC/LA? (did I miss it) or has any fan heard if any dates in 2007 are in store?
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Placebo is usually like that aren't they? Sleeping With Ghosts, they took a while to tour for the states I think also. There haven't been any US dates for for Meds as far as I know, but there definately will be eventually.

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I am quite surprised to note that it doesn't look Placebo has any intent or time for a tour of the states for their latest album: 'Meds'. An album that I think is one of their strongest compliation of songs. Was there a mini tour or a one-off gig in NYC/LA? (did I miss it) or has any fan heard if any dates in 2007 are in store?
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Guys - just got word from a very reliable source that they will be touring the states.

Just can't tell ya when. But Brian and the boys are coming.
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So did I!!!!
On ticketmaster and at the placeboworld official forum.

It's old news.
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They come to the US about every 2-3 years. Depending on when they release an album. OMWF the only one off pattern (they toured SA/Mexico).

FYI There is no official forum on Placeboworld. BSH went bye bye years ago. The closest they have is the myspace which is overseen by their American label Astralwerks.

I found some dates on the She Wants Revenge myspace a few days ago and posted them on about 5 fan forums/LJs. With some searching from other fans I think we now have every date except for 2. One of which is rumoured to be in Mexico.

They will be co-headlining (<--some debate on this) with She Wants Revenge for a bulk of this tour. With, so far, 2 solo headlining gigs at San Diego and Las Vegas. Mind you none of it has been confirmed by Astralwerks except its supposed to be 16 dates. But I wouldnt wait on Placeboworld or Astralwerks as if you know Placeboworld often posts things (like radio broadcasts, tv appearances) with maybe an hour before they happen. Considering LA went into pre-sale already earlier this week, they seem to be following this pattern.

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Originally Posted by abt303
So did I!!!!
On ticketmaster and at the placeboworld official forum.

It's old news.
Uh, welcome aboard. How about being a little more friendly?

Especially when you are only half-correct.
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I hope they tour in MA. One band I've always wanted to catch live, but can never keep up when they're touring the US.
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I'd expected them to hit the states sometime in 2007. I've missed their shows every time so far but this time I will make sure I can make it.
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Finally after much messaging and embarrassment (half of the dates were already posted on SWR's myspace, venue sites and ticketmaster - they weren't going to post it until Friday!) they posted the dates via a myspace bulletin.

From: Placebo
Date: 15 Aug 2006 10:32
Subject Placebo US Dates + Mexico City!
Body: PLACEBO RETURN TO THE U.S. ON A CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH SHE WANTS REVENGE.

We are thrilled to announce the return of Placebo who will be playing their first U.S. dates in 3 years! They will be touring with She Wants Revenge playing dates in October and November. Tickets for these shows go on sale soon; check back here for on-sale dates and pre-sale info. Look for MEDS, out now featuring the single "Infra Red". Also be sure to look for their debut album Placebo reissued on 10/3 with DVD and bonus material.

10/17 Phoenix Marquee Theater *

10/18 San Diego House of Blues *

10/19 Las Vegas House of Blues *

10/22 Los Angeles Greek Theater

10/24 San Francisco Warfield

10/25 Portland Roseland

10/26 Seattle Showbox

10/28 Denver Gothic Theater

10/29 Kansas City Beaumont Club

10/31 Mexico City Sports Palace*

11/2 Minneapolis Fine Line

11/3 Chicago Riviera

11/4 Cleveland Agora Ballroom

11/6 Philadelphia Electric Factory

11/7 New York Nokia Theater

11/8 Boston Roxy

*Placebo Only, headline show
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oh fuck it, out of all my fucking (mis)luck they don't play in fucking DC - not that I actually want to see She Wants Revenge, but still, I'm livid (as you can tell) - I hate hate hate this fucking city.
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Originally Posted by lmwong1977

They will be co-headlining (<--some debate on this) with She Wants Revenge for a bulk of this tour. With, so far, 2 solo headlining gigs at San Diego and Las Vegas.
This doesn't seem to be the case for DC since Pollstar's 9:30 Club list has SWR playing on 11/9:

Thu 11/09/06 Monsters Are Waiting
Thu 11/09/06 Pretty Girls Make Graves
Thu 11/09/06 She Wants Revenge

due to sheer lack of scheduling or venues for that matter, a DC show from Placebo just aint happening.
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Yeah lots of fans complaining from your area, Canada and pretty much all of the Southeast got missed this time around. We thought they might play DC as they played at the 9:30 the last time. But looks like they are upgrading their venue sizes with this tour with SWR.

Again not confirmed but what we hear from SWR's end is Placebo are co-headlining, with possibilities of switching who plays first between cities. We're pretty sure once SWR hits DC, the other bands listed will be regular opening bands. Placebo is 10X bigger than SWR everywhere else so I think it's why they get co headliner vs those other bands. Then they get about 2 weeks off before continuing the tour in Europe.

Also remember Justin Warfield of SWR is an old friend of Brian's and was on the track Spite & Malice. A lot of fans are hoping he and Placebo will perform it at some of the concerts. Even if you hate SWR, you have to appreciate the rare opportuity it would be if they did Spite & Malice. They only performed it once at Reading I think.

Maybe you can take the train to Philly or NY for the show. Lots of kids are flying into Vegas from all over the country too.
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Originally Posted by lmwong1977
Yeah lots of fans complaining from your area, Canada and pretty much all of the Southeast got missed this time around. We thought they might play DC as they played at the 9:30 the last time. But looks like they are upgrading their venue sizes with this tour with SWR.

Again not confirmed but what we hear from SWR's end is Placebo are co-headlining, with possibilities of switching who plays first between cities. We're pretty sure once SWR hits DC, the other bands listed will be regular opening bands. Placebo is 10X bigger than SWR everywhere else so I think it's why they get co headliner vs those other bands. Then they get about 2 weeks off before continuing the tour in Europe.


Maybe you can take the train to Philly or NY for the show. Lots of kids are flying into Vegas from all over the country too.
I can't get over the fact that in all the scheduling fuck-ups the DC She Wants Revenge 11/9 stop drops Placebo - it's not like they have be somewhere else - their European dates don't start until mid November

the only way Placebo could have been worked into the current tour schedule would have been either have headline a show on the 5th

POLLSTAR listing:

Sun 11/05/06 The Black Angels
Sun 11/05/06 The Black Keys


Mon 11/06/06 The Black Angels
Mon 11/06/06 The Black Keys


two shows?! ... come on, Placebo on Sunday night would have sold out the venue.

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Wonder when tickets go onsale. Hmm. I can't even find most those dates on ticketmaster.
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Originally Posted by SpaceBoy
Wonder when tickets go onsale. Hmm. I can't even find most those dates on ticketmaster.
Not all the venues are using ticketmaster. The best thing is to see if the venue has a website. They will usually link to the ticket seller they are using. Or you can check the SWR presale link for the non placebo-only dates. Boston so far has no info. Here's the latest info.

10/17 Phoenix Marquee Theater-Placebo Only! (go on sale on 8/26/2006 at 12:00 am PST)
10/18 San Diego, House of Blues- Placebo Only! (Go on sale 8/19/06 10:00 AM PDT) 21+ age show!
10/19 Las Vegas, House of Blues - PLACEBO ONLY! (Go on sale Sat, 08/19/06 10:00 AM PDT)
10/22 Los Angeles, Greek Theatre (Go on sale Sat, 08/12/06 10:00 AM PDT)
10/24 San Francisco, Warfield Theatre (Go on sale Sun, 08/20/06 10:00 AM PDT)
10/25 Portland, Roseland Theater ( Go on sale 8/17/2006 10:00 AM PST)
10/26 Seattle, Showbox (8/17/2006 10:00 AM PST )
10/28 Denver, Gothic Theatre (On sale: Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 AM Mountain)
10/29 Kansas City, Beaumont Club (On sale: Sat, 08/26/06 10:00 AM CDT)
10/31 Mexico City, Sports Palace-Placebo only!
11/2 Minneapolis, Fine Line Music Cafe-(Go on sale 8/26/2006 at 11am Central) 18+ age show!
11/3 Chicago, Riviera Theatre
11/4 Cleveland Agora Ballroom (Go on sale Fri, 08/25 12:00pm eastern)
11/6 Philadelphia, Electric Factory (Go on sale 8/19/06 10:00am)
11/7 New York, Nokia Theatre (Go on sale Fri, 08/25 at 12:00pm eastern)
11/8 Boston, Roxy

And Giles, I can only tell you to complain to astraljerks. ... oops Astralwerks they're the one's running this tour.
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Originally Posted by lmwong1977
Not all the venues are using ticketmaster. The best thing is to see if the venue has a website. They will usually link to the ticket seller they are using. Or you can check the SWR presale link for the non placebo-only dates. Boston so far has no info. Here's the latest info.

10/17 Phoenix Marquee Theater-Placebo Only! (go on sale on 8/26/2006 at 12:00 am PST)
10/18 San Diego, House of Blues- Placebo Only! (Go on sale 8/19/06 10:00 AM PDT) 21+ age show!
10/19 Las Vegas, House of Blues - PLACEBO ONLY! (Go on sale Sat, 08/19/06 10:00 AM PDT)
10/22 Los Angeles, Greek Theatre (Go on sale Sat, 08/12/06 10:00 AM PDT)
10/24 San Francisco, Warfield Theatre (Go on sale Sun, 08/20/06 10:00 AM PDT)
10/25 Portland, Roseland Theater ( Go on sale 8/17/2006 10:00 AM PST)
10/26 Seattle, Showbox (8/17/2006 10:00 AM PST )
10/28 Denver, Gothic Theatre (On sale: Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 AM Mountain)
10/29 Kansas City, Beaumont Club (On sale: Sat, 08/26/06 10:00 AM CDT)
10/31 Mexico City, Sports Palace-Placebo only!
11/2 Minneapolis, Fine Line Music Cafe-(Go on sale 8/26/2006 at 11am Central) 18+ age show!
11/3 Chicago, Riviera Theatre
11/4 Cleveland Agora Ballroom (Go on sale Fri, 08/25 12:00pm eastern)
11/6 Philadelphia, Electric Factory (Go on sale 8/19/06 10:00am)
11/7 New York, Nokia Theatre (Go on sale Fri, 08/25 at 12:00pm eastern)
11/8 Boston, Roxy

And Giles, I can only tell you to complain to astraljerks. ... oops Astralwerks they're the one's running this tour.
Thanks for the good information. Appreciate it.
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does anyone know the presale password for the electric factory show (placebo show)????
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http://www.astralwerks.com/placebo/ontour.html
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so... after my complaint to astralwerks, here's there response:

Astralwerks doesn't book the dates for our Artists, our Artists book their own dates via their Manager and a Booking Agent. Why they booked Detroit over DC when DC has has sold about 3 times as many records as Detroit might boggle most fans, but there are alot of factors that prevent artists from hitting certain cities on a tour.

1. Can't find a venue around that tour date, or a venue the size they need to play. Placebo is booked in Europe right after this US tour and they had to fit in as many US dates they could before heading back to the UK. Booking happens months in advance and with the number of bands out there wanting to tour it sometimes is hard to find a venue space that has an opening around a particular date. A band with the popularity of Placebo would need upwards of a venue that can hold 1000+ people and those venues are far and few between in most major cities.

2. Consideration of the time it takes to get from one tour date to another: Placebo is on a bus not on a jet traveling from gig to gig. They're going from Cleveland to Philadelphia in 2 days driving time, which is a hell of a long drive. Fitting in a DC show would make the need to drive from Cleveland to DC in 1 days time, which would have been impossible.

Unfortunately they aren't doing this to shun their fans I'm sure it's all out of lack of time and necessity. Ideally it would be nice for them to come back a second leg and hit the cities they missed the first time around, I'm sure that's not out of the question.

Regards,

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again, not only was this a scheduling problem, but the closing of Nation (a venue that was close in size to Philly's Electric Factory), really hurt the chances of this band getting booked here in DC.

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I'm glad they replied back to you. They've become alot more responsive ever since they were notified SWR posted most of the info and tickets were being sold. They still suck as they needed to be more agressive with Virgin/booking agent/managers so we don't have one day's notice for a presale or in the case of LA, that would of been > 2 weeks after it went on sale.

Anyway, one of the girls emailed to find out this whole co-headlining thing. I would be cautious about skipping SWR's set as I've read rumours that SWR is planning something at the Greek. Could be having Placebo join in (they did for Eagles of death metal up in I think Seattle in 03). There could be more surprises on other legs of the tour too.

17-Oct
Tue
Phoenix (Placebo only)
Marquee Theater

18-Oct
Wed
San Diego (Placebo only)
House of Blues

19-Oct
Thu
Las Vegas (Placebo only)

22-Oct
Sun
Los Angeles, CA (SWR to close)
Greek Theater

24-Oct
Tue
San Francisco, CA (SWR to close)
Warfield

25-Oct
Wed
Portland, OR (Placebo to close)
Roseland

26-Oct
Thu
Seattle, WA (SWR to close)
Showbox

28-Oct
Sat
Denver, CO (Placebo to close)
Gothic Theater

29-Oct
Sun
Kansas City (SWR to close)
Madrid Theater

**I've been told by several people that they'll be playing
at The Beaumont Club in Kansas City MO for 96.5's Halloweenie Roast. **


31-Oct
Tue
Mexico City (Placebo to close)
Sports Palace

2-Nov
Thu
Minneapolis (Placebo to close)
Fine Line

3-Nov
Fri
Chicago, IL (Placebo to close)
Riviera

4-Nov
Sat
Cleveland, OH (SWR to close)
Agora Ballroom

6-Nov
Mon
Philadelphia, PA (SWR to close)
Electric Factory

7-Nov
Tue
New York, NY (Placebo to close)
Nokia Theater

8-Nov
Wed
Boston, MA (SWR to close)
Avalon
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I am beyond stoked. Thanks to a very special person who works somewhere around, below or above Placebo's U.S. label, got inside word on the pre-sale tix for the HOB San Diego show. Logged in, bought tix, got raped by TM (as usual)... but shit, I'm going to see Brian and Co. in October for the first time --so it's all good.

On another related note, I can't understand why a song like, "Infra-Red" isn't being spun on every major alt rock station in the country. It's by and large a far superior track to 75% of the crap currently in rotation. So sad. Placebo ownz.
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Originally Posted by Giles
so... after my complaint to astralwerks, here's there response:

[i]Astralwerks doesn't book the dates for our Artists, our Artists book their own dates via their Manager and a Booking Agent. Why they booked Detroit over DC when DC has has sold about 3 times as many records as Detroit might boggle most fans, but there are alot of factors that prevent artists from hitting certain cities on a tour.
One of the girls pointed out Placebo wasnt doing Detroit. to Astralwerks. Unless they did book it for the 5th and are going to let us know on the 4th. lol

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I kept checking this thread and I guess I forgot to. Got two tickets for their Nov Philly show.
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Originally Posted by Giles
This doesn't seem to be the case for DC since Pollstar's 9:30 Club list has SWR playing on 11/9:

Thu 11/09/06 Monsters Are Waiting
Thu 11/09/06 Pretty Girls Make Graves
Thu 11/09/06 She Wants Revenge

due to sheer lack of scheduling or venues for that matter, a DC show from Placebo just aint happening.
There's still tickets to Philly. I've made the trip to DC before, you can make the trip up there.
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Placebo on Tour!

I've been listening to Meds a lot... and just got this release:

>PLACEBO – FIRST U.S. TOUR IN THREE YEARS!
CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH SHE WANTS REVENGE

Brian Molko’s witty self-deprecation and heartfelt choruses make for stylized darkness with a power-pop spirit. – Rolling Stone

This could well be the masterpiece they’ve always promised to make. – NME

Over the past decade Placebo have slowly but surely grown into one of the biggest and best rock bands on the globe. Meds is Placebo’s first studio album since 2003’s Sleeping With Ghosts, which went Top 10 in the UK and sold 1.65 million copies worldwide, and firmly re-established the band's foothold in the USA. In that time Placebo have gone from strength to strength selling out arena dates all over the world and playing to a sold-out Wembley Arena to celebrate the release of their 2004 Singles Collection, Once More With Feeling. This summer has seen them play over 30 major European festivals and headline outdoor shows.

Recorded over an eight week period at London’s RAK Studios, Meds marks the return of a very confident band that after 10 years together keep growing in stature. For this album the band returned to their roots, stripped away the layers and got to the heart of their songwriting smarts. This they’ve achieved with the help of producer Dimitri Tikovoi and legendary mixer, Flood (U2 & Smashing Pumpkins).

Live, the band has become one of the most powerful and engaging rock bands on the planet, their trademark power trio augmented by additional guitar and keyboards and a state of the art light show. As the originators of a uniquely dark alt-rock style, the idea to tour with She Wants Revenge was born out of mutual admiration, with both bands having recently been involved in remix exchanges. Placebo’s Stefan Olsdal remixed "Tear You Apart" under his Hotel Persona moniker, while Justin Warfield of SWR is currently working on a re-mix of Placebo’s current radio hit "Infra-Red".

Co-headline tour dates with She Wants Revenge
10/17 Phoenix Marquee Theater *
10/18 San Diego House of Blues *
10/19 Las Vegas House of Blues *
10/22 Los Angeles Greek Theater
10/24 San Francisco Warfield
10/25 Portland Roseland
10/26 Seattle Showbox
10/28 Denver Gothic Theater
10/29 Kansas City Madrid Theater
11/2 Minneapolis Fine Line
11/3 Chicago Riviera
11/4 Cleveland Agora Ballroom
11/6 Philadelphia Electric Factory
11/7 New York Nokia Theater
11/8 Boston Avalon

*Placebo Only, headline show

Neat feature on their CD/DVD combo release... Placebo Karaokie!

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