Placebo, the London band, who received the 2009 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Alternative Band, last album was released in 2009. That album is Battle For The Sun, which went on to sell a massive number of copies and achieve high charting in as many as 30 countries. With earlier albums and hypnotically punkish pop-rock style, leading up to this kind of fan-base, the anticipation for a new album has been high.
Universal Music plans the release of Placebo‘s newest album, Loud Like Love, on September 16 throughout Europe, and September 17 (in the US). The band’s new album will contain 10 new tracks, all recorded in London during 2012, and the early part of 2013.
Loud Like Love is expected to be released in multiple versions that include the standard CD issue, as well as a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition (Live Session at London’s RAK Studio DVD), and a splashy Super Deluxe Box that will include a 10″x10″ 3D lenticular, the expected 10-track CD, two DVDs (DVD1: Live Session at London’s RAK Studio, DVD2: ten promo videos), three 10″ vinyl LPs, with one of them artistically etched, five postcards, an art print (with the first 1000 signed), and a download rights card for lossless WAV files of the ten tracks.
In addition to the CD sets, there will be a 2LP set with 12″ 180g-weight colored vinyl, both housed in a gatefold jacket. And we won’t forget the new habit of DD releasing so popular these days.
Placebo will follow up the new album with a 23-date European support tour, which is scheduled for kick-off on November 12 in Poland, and ending on December 17 for two shows at the O2 Academy Brixton in London (2 shows due to overwhelming ticket demand). This leg of the tour will be expanded as the band signs up for North America, Africa, and other locations.
It’s time for your your Placebo rush to take effect! (Click here for more Placebo).
Enjoy this video of Placebo covering Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”.