Placebo are back in the UK at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Monday 27th September and have just confirmed a second show on Tuesday 28th to celebrate the release of the Battle For The Sun: Redux Edition which is released that same week!
Still brimming with new and vibrant ideas – Molko and Olsdal returned to the form of one-on-one writing that had started the band back in 1994. By the summer of 2008 they’d amassed eighteen new songs, the freshest material they’d ever taken into the studio. They’d also amassed a new young drummer, 22-year-old Californian Steve Forrest, whom they first spotted playing with one of their US support bands Evaline in 2006.
The songs they’d written – several born from a writing stint Brian spent on a river boat moored in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower - demanded production muscle. They turned to producer Dave Bottrill, largely impressed by his work with Tool. Recorded over three months in Bottrill’s Toronto studio and mixed in London by My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails supremo Alan Moulder, the new album ‘Battle for The Sun’ is a startling, alive, vital and boundary-vaulting Placebo record.
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Monday 27th September London O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
Tuesday 28th September London O2 Academy Brixton