Bummer, man. This is a bummer.
PLACEBO have announced they have been forced to postpone their forthcoming tour of North America after their lead singer, Brian Molko, collapsed on stage at Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka, Japan. Brian had picked up a virus in Asia which, coupled with jet lag and exhaustion, caused the problem after the first song. […]
Riverman Management commented, “This is pretty devastating for everyone—we’ve only ever cancelled 3 shows in Placebo’s 14 year history, however Brian’s health is paramount. Our sincere apologies go out to Placebo’s loyal American fans who have waited a long time to see the band. We will try and do everything to re-arrange the dates as soon as possible.”
The band have had an intensive worldwide schedule this year, promoting their 6th studio album ‘Battle for the Sun,’ this includes 24 high profile festival performances over the summer, an unprecedented amount for any band in 2009.
After listening to them for a few years I first saw Placebo at the Big Day Out in 2001. That was a great show. Their 1998 album Without You I’m Nothing would be among my top ten favourites, were I ever, in some Hornby-Frears-Cusackian moment, to compile such a list. Can’t wait to see them again…