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Placebo have stormed the worldwide album charts with the release of their latest record 'Battle For The Sun' and are announcing their highly anticipated North American tour beginning Saturday, September 12 in Portland, Oregon at Roseland Theatre.
The month-long trek includes a stop in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, September 20 as the band heads south with a Mexico City date planned for September 30. The tour wraps up in New York City with a performance scheduled for Sunday, October 11 at Terminal 5.
“We want to thank everyone who bought 'Battle for the Sun' and pushed us higher in the US charts than ever before,” commented the band. “It's a buzz for us and we look forward to coming over to play for you in September.”
The band’s sixth studio album, Battle For The Sun, entered the charts at number one in nine countries – including a first ever number one in Germany – and top fives in twenty countries. Significantly though, the band have had their first ever Billboard Top 100 placing in the US at #51, selling more in their first week than the last album, Meds, sold in its first two weeks of release. The result speaks for itself, with Battle for the Sun out-performing all previous chart positions in Placebo’s 13-year history.
The UK trio’s first single in the US, “For What It’s Worth” continues to be a Top 20 record at Modern Rock stations nationwide, with Rolling Stone calling it a “sleazy, sex-crazed disco burner.” Alternative Press said “Battle For The Sun takes the best elements of their sound and focuses it into a cohesive listening experience – there’s no filler to be found,” while Entertainment Weekly added that ‘Battle” is “stocked with hard-charging riffs.”
Sep 12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Sep 13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market
Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sep 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
Sep 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sep 19 – TBA
Sep 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Sep 21 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Sep 23 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Sep 25 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Sep 26 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Sep 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Sep 30 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes
Oct 02 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct 03 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Oct 04 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Oct 06 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Oct 07 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Oct 09 – TBA
Oct 10 – Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
Oct 11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5