Placebo to tour UK with new line-up as drummer Steve Forrest leaves band

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Line-up will consist of Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and new touring drummer Matt Lunn

Placebo will embark on their biggest UK and Ireland tour in February with a debut line after announcing that drummer Steve Forrest has left the band.

The new line-up will consist of Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and new touring drummer and former Colour Of Fire member Matt Lunn. Placebo said that former drummer Forrest, who joined the group in 2008, left to “pursue his own musical ambitions” and that “the departure was amicable”.

“Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal would like to thank Steve for all his work with the band and wish him all the very best in his future career,” a press release added.

Placebo will kick off their UK tour in Dublin on February 25, before heading to Belfast and Edinburgh later in the month. The tour will continue throughout March, seeing stop-offs in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol before finishing with two dates at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on March 24 and 25.

The band are also due to announce various projects which will stretch over the next two years shortly. They celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, having released their latest effort ‘Loud Like Love’ in September 2013.

Placebo will play:

Dublin Olympia (February 25)
Belfast Waterfront (26)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (28)
Glasgow Academy (March 1)
Aberdeen Music Hall (3)
Newcastle Academy (4)
Hull City Hall (6)
Blackburn King George’s Hall (7)
Leeds O2 Academy (9)
Liverpool Guild of Students (10)
Manchester Apollo (12)
Sheffield O2 Academy (13)
Norwich UEA (15)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (16)
Birmingham O2 Academy (18)
Bristol Colston Hall (19)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (21)
Southend Pavilion (22)
Hammersmith Apollo (24)
Hammersmith Apollo (25)

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