In 2023, one of the great live bands of the last 25 years finally gets the live album release they deserve as Placebo have just announced the release of the Placebo Live box set, a comprehensive collection of career-spanning performances recorded in Mexico, Spain and London. Astounding as it is, after more than 25 years in their career, the set includes the first live album ever released by the band – Collapse Into Never: Placebo Live In Europe 2023.
Placebo Live also marks the first time any of the band’s live performances have been issued on vinyl. Across the entire collection, vinyl, Blu-ray and CD formats will be catered to from three special live sets entitled Collapse Into Never, This Is What You Wanted and Live From The White Room. Each was recorded over the last eighteen months as the band toured the world in support of their latest studio LP, Never Let Me Go, performing in front of over 1.5 million fans.
Collapse Into Never, recorded live at Low Festival in Spain, comes as a clear double-vinyl gatefold. This Is What You Wanted was recorded live in Mexico City and the extended set is included here on Blu-Ray. Live From The White Room, recorded at Studio 1 Twickenham Studios, brings seven songs from the band’s acclaimed new album Never Let Me Go to life and is presented in a softpak gatefold CD.
The box set features songs from their eponymous debut Placebo, Black Market Music, Sleeping With Ghosts, Battle For The Sun, and Loud Like Love. Their acclaimed new album Never Let Me Go – which charted in the Top 10 in 13 countries on release last year – is also well represented here, including the album’s lead single ‘Beautiful James’ which currently has over 35 million streams across platforms. Beloved fan-favourite covers like Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ and Tears For Fears’ ‘Shout’ also feature.
You can pre-order the box set here and we’ll leave you with the Placebo Live album trailer below.
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