On Monday 16th February 2015 Placebo made available to stream their entire back catalogue, this marked the start of a two year period of retrospective activity to mark their 20th anniversary coming up in 2016…..20 years!!! Heck to me they are still new!! Part of these activities is a European Tour and tonight the mighty wall of sound that is Placebo thunders into Glasgow’s O2 Academy for if their last performance is anything to go by will be a belter of a show.

The Mirror Trap opened for placebo to a packed house and played an excellent set which really got the crowd going for the main event, a surprisingly great light show and sound added to excitement…

Placebo take the stage to a haunting mix of ‘Pure Morning vs Svefn-g-englar’ before exploding into ‘B3” then proceed to concentrate 20 years worth of music into a set barely 90 mins long……. The latest album “Loud Like Love’ has now become a firm favourite with the fans now and featured predominately in the set…’Too Many Friends’ in which Brian Molko pays homage to the audience and the Placebo Fans. ‘Rob The Bank’ and Purify’ are excellent but still the fans hold close to their hearts the older songs…’Every You Every Me’ taking the venue roof off with a little help from the mega loud massive PA system. Placebo resurrect ‘Special Needs’ from the 2003 album ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’. Concluding the set with ‘The Bitter End’ Placebo leave the stage to return to a loud encore…The band look genuinely pleased to be returning to play “Begin The End’, the Kate Bush cover ‘Running Up The Hill’, ‘Post Blue’ and finishing with ‘Infra-Red’…

No ’Nancy Boy’ or ‘Pure Morning’ but the crowd didn’t seem to mind and Placebo deliver another incredibly fine performance…Placebo can do no wrong with the Glasgow fans.