Placebo Storms U.S. Shores for First Tour in Six Years
Placebo have just announced two shows in Los Angeles and New York, marking their first US concert dates in six years.
The dates are scheduled for October 15th in New York and October 18th in Los Angeles, about a month after the planned release date for their new album, Loud Like Love, due for release on September 17th.
The day before, which for those of you who can’t do math so good, is September 16th, the band plan to work with Youtube and Google to offer their fans a 90 minute live stream of exclusive band content.
The event, “Loud Like Love TV” for obvious reasons, is due to stream from London’s Youtube studios at 3pm Eastern time on September 16th and will include interviews with Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest (i.e. the band), as well as some of the no-doubt many people who worked with them on the new album. It’ll also feature a performance of Loud Like Love, behind-the-scenes clips, live link-ups to the YouTube Creator Space studios in Los Angeles and Tokyo and other extra special guests. You can watch the whole thing via the band’s Youtube page, which I’ve conveniently linked to just for you here. No need to thank me, but you’re welcome. Oh, and “Google Hangouts” are also involved, which I think means you can join in on the action in a very modern way.
In light of “Loud Like Love TV” the band have referred to themselves on their website as “the first band ever to produce, curate and stream a global Live TV show”, which is probably true and cool. Also this:
“Fans will also have the chance to interact with the band live on air via their various social media channels and 3 lucky Fans will get the chance to ask the band a question on a GOOGLE HANGOUT.”