PLACEBO POSTPONE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
PLACEBO have today 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.
Brian is now back home in London recovering, but has been ordered by his
doctors to take a 6 week long period of rest. Regrettably therefore, the
band and management have no option but to postpone the forthcoming North
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.
Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.
Please keep checking PLACEBOWORLD.co.uk for any additional information.