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They’re a band that’s always been one of our top guilty pleasures and they’re back with a bright, new vengeance, with a new U.S. and Canadian release this June 9th on Vagrant Records.  Placebo’s sixth studio album, Battle For The Sun, is the band’s first outing with new drummer Steve Forrest, and is a follow-up to 2006′s Meds.  It was recorded in just three months with producer Dave Bottrill (Tool) and mixed later in London by none other than Alan Moulder (MBV, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails).  Prepare to hear Placebo’s most optimistic, powerful album in years.

“For What’s It’s Worth”, the debut single from the album, is currently in rotation at Modern Rock stations nationwide and the new video is posted here.

To support the album release in Europe and the UK, Placebo will play a series of  exclusive launch events in Brussels, Cologne and Paris, followed by headline festival appearances across Europe throughout the summer.

Placebo Summer Tour Dates
MAY
29th     SIESTA FESTIVAL, SWEDEN
31st     PINKPOP FESTIVAL, HOLLAND

JUNE
2nd      CIRQUE ROYAL, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
3rd       GLORIA THEATRE, KOLN, GERMANY
5th       ROCK AM RING. GERMANY
6th       ROCK IM PARK, GERMANY
8th       LA MUSICALE, PARIS, FRANCE
12th     PROVINSSIROCK, FINLAND
14th     ROCKNESS FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND
20th     NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL, AUSTRIA
21st     ROMEXPO, ROMANIA, BUCHAREST
23rd     TURKCELL KURUSCEME ARENA, TURKEY
27th     ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL, GREECE

JULY
1st       QUART FESTIVAL, NORWAY
2nd      ROCK WERCHTER, BELGIUM
4th       ARRAS FESTIVAL, FRANCE
5th       HEINEKEN OPENER FESTIVAL, POLAND
6th       ROCK FOR PEOPLE, CZECH REPUBLIC
10th     OPTIMUS ALIVE FESTIVAL, PORTUGAL
11th     BILBAO LIVE FESTIVAL, SPAIN
17th     ITALIA WAVE FESTIVAL, ITALY
18th     VILLAFRANCA CASTLE, ITALY
19th     MOON AND STARS FESTIVAL, SWITZERLAND
21st     PALEO FESTIVAL, SWITZERLAND
31st     SINGFEST, SINGAPORE

AUGUST
7th       SUMMERSONIC FESTIVAL, TOKYO, JAPAN
15th     SZIGET FESTIVAL, HUNGARY
28th     READING FESTIVAL, UK
30th     LEEDS FESTIVAL, UK

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