Placebo, one of the leading alternative rock bands of the last quarter century, is coming to Istanbul on July 18, 2022 to meet their audience once again as part of PSM Loves Summer!
Founded by Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal, Placebo has succeeded in inspiring a generation around the world with its path so far. Having released 7 studio albums, the band, with more than 13 million albums sold, acted as an 'antithesis' to Britpop, which dominates its native land, and paved the way for a powerful change in British music.
Collaborating with music legends such as David Bowie, Robert Smith and Michael Stipe, the duo consolidated their place in music history by topping the charts with albums such as 'Placebo', 'Black Market Music', 'Meds' and 'We Come In Pieces'.
Released in 2006 and selling over 1.1 million copies, 'Meds' achieved Platinum status in both Germany and France, and was awarded Gold in the UK. The band experienced the turning point of their career that year when they took the stage as a 'headliner' at Rock Am Ring and gave a concert to thousands of spectators. Then they performed for 36,000 people two nights in a row at Bercy in Paris.
"Battle For The Sun", the sixth studio album that Placebo recorded over three months with producer Dave Bottrill, was released in June 2009. The album was an amazing, lively, vital and pushing the boundaries that marked a whole new era for the band. Staying at number 1 on the European Billboard Chart for 2 weeks, "Battle For The Sun" peaked at number 1 in 10 countries and Top 5 in 20 countries. They received the award for Best Alternative Rock Group in 2009 at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Placebo celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing the retrospective hit album 'A Place For Us To Dream' on October 7, 2016, and an EP of 6 new tracks featuring hits like 'Jesus' Son', 'Life's What You Make It'.Shortly after the album's release, in 2017, they embarked on a world tour called '20 Years of Placebo'.
The band made a fast start to 2021 and finished their 8th studio album 'Never Let Me Go'. After a long break after the album will be released on March 25, 2022, the band will be on tour, and will take the stage at Zorlu PSM Turkcell Stage on the evening of July 18, 2022 within PSM Loves Summer!