Placebo Reckon Kings Of Leon Are “Cardboard Cut-Outs On A Stage”

Written by Zanda Wilson on August 22, 2017

Placebo are preparing to tour Australia in just under a month’s time, and ahead of their departure they’ve called out other bands for phoning in their  own respective live shows.

Placebo’s shows are known for a special kind of live energy, and the band will play seven shows down under as part of their 20th anniversary tour. In an interview with The Music singer Brian Molko took aim specifically at American rock band Kings Of Leon when chatting about bands that “phone it in” when performing live.

“Some bands walk on and they phone it in and just get it done – have you ever seen the fucking Kings Of Leon?” said Molko. “Jesus, you might as well be watching cardboard cut-outs on a stage and play the record.”

He went on to speak of the importance that Placebo places on feeling a real connection with the audience during their shows.

“But we’re up there and we give a shit, and this connection with the audience feeds our soul, so we’re always putting everything we have into the live show,” he continued. “No complacency – complacency is forbidden in Placebo world.”

’20 Years Of Placebo’ will be supported by Deaf Havana across all dates, and you can check out all the dates and details below.

’20 Years Of Placebo’ Australian Tour Dates 2017

Supported by Deaf Havana

Monday, 4th September
Perth Arena, Perth
Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday 6th September
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Ticketek

Friday 8th September
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday 9th September
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Monday 11th September
Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane
Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday 12th September
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday 14th September
AIS Arena, Canberra
Tickets: Ticketek

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