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Placebo is one of the most famous rock bands to emerge from England in the '90s. The band's flamboyant image and their great music made them a very influential glam rock band. Their seven studio albums have charted in the top 15 on the UK charts. The band is famous across Europe, UK, Australia and the US, having sold more than eleven million records in these countries.
At any given point, Placebo has been a trio, with front man Brian Molko and bassist Stefan Olsdal being the consistent members. Molko is the androgynous and charismatic vocalist as well as the lead guitarist for the band. Olsdal assists on guitars and bass. In the beginning, the duo was joined by drummer Robert Schultzberg when the band was formed in 1994. Two years later, Schultzberg was replaced by Steve Hewitt who took the drumming charge well into the band's career but resigned in 2007. Since then, Steve Forrest has been hitting the drums for Placebo.
Molko and Olsdal attended the American International School of Luxembourg. One fortunate meeting brought the two together because of their similar musical interests. The duo decided to form a band, Ashtray Heart, but they lacked the third integral; a drummer. Stevie Hewitt was recommended by Molko but because of his prior commitments, he refused. So for the first two years, Robert Schultzberg completed the trio, Placebo. The name for the band has been inspired by the Latin word 'Placebo' which translates to 'I will please'. The name was in line with the '90s trend of naming the band after a drug.
Placebo's music and imagery is androgynous in nature. The band is famous for its references to LGBT themes, drugs, sex and rebellion in general. They been labeled as a glam rock band but as the years passed, their music added a wide range of genres into their repertoire. Their works have included elements of Britpop, electronic rock, industrial rock, grunge, goth and punk rock among others. Their biggest influences are Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Sonic Youth, The Smashing Pumpkins and David Bowie among others.
The band has been active since 1996 and is nearing their second decade in existence. So far, the band has released seven studio albums, six extended plays, three compilation albums and over thirty singles. Their music has garnered platinum and gold certifications in the UK and Europe. All of their studio albums have debuted in the top ten of the UK Albums Chart with the exception of Sleeping with Ghosts, which peaked at number eleven.
In the summer of 1996, Placebo released their self-titled debut album. The album performed well on the charts and in sales. On the UK Albums Chart, it peaked at number five and was certified platinum in the UK and France. The famous hit single "Nancy Boy" was critically acclaimed and peaked at number four onthe UK Singles Chart. The single is recognized as the signature song for the band. It has been performed as an opener and encore on almost all their tours. Other distinguished singles were "Come Home," "Teen Angst" and "Bruise Pristine."
Their second album was Without You I'm Nothing, which peaked at number seven and received a platinum certification. The album's titular single features the legendary glam rocker David Bowie alongside Molko. Their third album Black Market Music includes hit singles like "Black-Eyed," "Blue American,"and the infamous "Special K." The album charted at number six on the UK Albums Chart. Sleeping with Ghosts was their fourth album and went two times platinum in France. Their fifth album was Meds that charted at number seven in the UK and its titular single featured Alison Mosshart. The single became one of the fifty most played tracks on the US alternative radio. Battle for the Sun was their sixth album and it charted in the top ten on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. It included the singles "Ashtray Heart" and "Bright Lights" among others.
2013 saw the release of their latest and seventh studio album Loud Like Love. The album charted in the Top 20 in the UK and among the Top 10 in Australia, Italy, France and other European countries. The band is out on the album's promotional Loud Like Love Tour and will be stopping at major cities in various countries. So grab Placebo tickets and enjoy their amazing music.
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Currently the average price for Placebo tickets is $65. The date and location for this event is 20-May-23 at Fillmore Auditorium - Colorado, Denver. The minimum get-in price for Placebo tickets is $24.
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