Placebo have announced a '20 Years of Placebo' world tour.

Placebo's Brian Molko

Placebo's Brian Molko

The 'Nancy Boy' hitmakers will celebrate two decades as a band by playing an extensive 37 shows around the globe, which will mark the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling debut self-titled LP, which was released in 1996.

Frontman Brian Molko, 43, has teased that the set will include tracks that he "sworn" he wouldn't perform again and the aim is to play their most commercially successful hits that the alternative duo - which also includes Stefan Olsdal - haven't played in a long time and which they may never play live again.

Brian said: "Let's just say there will be songs in the set that I've sworn never to play again. I think it's time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans really want to hear.

"They've been very patient with us since we rarely play our most commercially successful material. A 20-year anniversary tour seems like the right time to do so. That's our intention. This tour is very much for the fans and a chance for us to revisit a lot of our early material.

"So, if you want to see us play songs like 'Pure Morning' and 'Nancy Boy' which we haven't played in almost ten years and may not play again, then you'd better come along to these shows! We'll have some surprises in there too."

The tour will kick off in Denmark on October 13 and will end at London's Wembley Arena on December 15, and there will be further dates announced for next year.

Placebo - which previously included drummer Steve Forest - will be touring with new percussionist, former Colour of Fire rocker Matt Lunn.

Fans have access to a special 48-hour pre-sale to secure their tickets for the shows via Ticketmaster. The fan pre-sale will begin at 9am on Wednesday March 16, with the general sale tickets going live at 9am on March 18.

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