Although Placebo is a British band, it consists of an American, a Swede and a Scot born in Belgium and raised in Luxembourg. The trio, like many other British bands, is adored in Poland. Throughout their career, which spans three decades, they have played in Poland seven times. The upcoming show will kick start the European leg of their worldwide tour, and will be their fourth ever at Warsaw’s Torwar venue.
Brian Molko, lead singer and guitarist for Placebo
Repetition need not be a worry, however. Since their last visit (in 2012), the band released its seventh album, “Loud Like Love,” so there will be plenty of new tracks to perform.
The album is receiving mixed reviews, though. “‘Loud Like Love’ is 50 minutes of simply okay alt-rock,” wrote music magazine Clash. Nevertheless, others call this album Placebo’s most accessible material to date.
But fans more interested in the older material will no doubt enjoy the show as well. The band has many hits in its back catalog, including “Nancy Boy” and “Pure Morning,” which they are certain to perform.
Overall, the band has sold over 11 million records worldwide, and all of their albums have reached the top 20 in their native United Kingdom. But it’s the live act that attracts new fans to the group.
“We see every album as a building block ... we continually tour, taking the music to the people and capturing new hearts and going back for 10 or 12 months of the year when we’re not recording,” said group leader Brian Molko in an interview with Billboard magazine back 2003.
Tickets start at zł.154
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