Placebo to stream back catalogue online for first time in history

Band had previously opted to keep their music off streaming services

Placebo have announced plans to place their music on streaming services for the first time in their career.

The band had previously opted to keep their music away from platforms such as Spotify and Deezer. However, their six studio albums, plus ‘Originally’ released on ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ as a bonus disc, will be available on all services in all territories worldwide from February 16.

Placebo’s music will arrive online in the following order:


February 16 – ‘Placebo’
February 17 – ‘Without You I’m Nothing’
February 18 – ‘Black Market Music’
February 19 – ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’
February 20 – ‘Meds’
February 21 – ‘Battle For The Sun’
February 21 – ‘Covers’

Placebo recently announced that drummer Steve Forrest has left the band. The band will embark on their biggest UK and Ireland tour in February with new touring drummer and former Colour Of Fire member Matt Lunn

The band said that former drummer Forrest, who joined the group in 2008, left to “pursue his own musical ambitions” and that “the departure was amicable”.

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.

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)


To check the availability of Placebo tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.