Placebo’s Brian Molko: ‘David Bowie gave us hope’

Singer says Bowie gave them confidence for their own comeback

Placebo‘s Brian Molko has said that David Bowie gave the band hope.

The frontman told Digital Spy that Bowie’s comeback gave the band confidence for their own return to the spotlight. The singer also praised Bowie’s new album ‘The Next Day’, saying it was a “great record”.

He said: “If Bowie can make a record in complete anonymity without anybody knowing about it and without it being leaked and without it coming out and surprise everybody the way that he did – and to come back with such a wistful track like ‘Where Are We Now?’ – then I think there’s hope for us, there really, really is. And hats off to him. Touché. Well done David.”


Earlier this month, Placebo released their new album ‘Loud Like Love. The album was produced by Adam Noble and recorded in London’s RAK Studios. It follows 2009’s ‘Battle For The Sun’ and has been released in five different formats, as a 3D lenticular super deluxe box set, a limited edition deluxe digi-pack version, a double 12″ coloured vinyl gatefold edition, a standard CD album and digitally.

Placebo are set to tour the LP later in the year, with their run of gigs reaching the UK in December. The first UK show will be at Birmingham O2 Academy on December 12 with further performances scheduled for Glasgow and Manchester, before the jaunt concludes in London with an O2 Academy Brixton gig on December 16.

Placebo will play:

Birmingham O2 Academy (December 12)
Glasgow O2 Academy (13)
Manchester 02 Apollo (14)
London O2 Academy Brixton (16)

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