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Placebo prescribed for Newcastle

BACK: English alternative legends Placebo will perform Nancy Boy and Pure Morning on their upcoming tour.GOTH-rock innovatorsPlacebo are coming to Newcastle in September and have vowedto perform their most iconic material.
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Seven Australian dates have been added to their 20-year anniversary world tour, which began last year to mark the release of their self-titled debut album in 1996.

The Newcastle Entertainment Centre will host the duo of frontman Brian Molko andbassistStefan Olsdal on Tuesday, September 12.

Placebo – Pure MorningPlacebo last performed in Australia at the 2014 Soundwave Festival and for several sideshows, but September’s concertswill be the English band’s first full national tour since 2006.

“Let’sjust say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again,” Molko said.

“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 PureMorningand NancyBoywhich we haven’t played in almost ten years and may not play again, then you’d better come along to these shows.”

Last year was the first time since 2009 that Placebo had performed Pure Morning live.

The glam rock-infused Nancy Boy was Placebo’s break-out single and kick-started their androgynousimage.

Placebo – Every You Every MeTheir second album Without You I’m Nothing in 1998 made Placebo one of the world’s biggest acts as it spawned the alternative classics Pure Morning and Every You Every Me. The latter becoming an international hit through its appearance on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.

Placebo continued to release popular and influential albums in Black Market Music (2000) and Sleeping With Ghosts (2003) that included the songs Special K and The Bitter End respectively.

Tickets for Newcastle’s September 12 show go on pre-sale for Telstra customers on Friday from 12pm. General sale begins next Monday from midday.

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