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Watch Placebo face their demons in trailer for new documentary ‘The Search For Meaning’ featuring Garbage’s Shirley Manson, IDLES’ Joe Talbot and more

Placebo have announced details of a second feature-length documentary, This Search For Meaning. Check out the trailer below.The project is an intimate and enlightening portrait of the band, which explores both the meaning and subject matter behind their songs, while also diving into their evolution as a group and as human beings.Created by Scottish award-winning filmmaker Oscar Sansom, the documentary won’t simply present a narrative about the origins of the band, it’ll instead take a deep dive into the legacy they created through their themes of surveillance, culture, scrutiny, sexuality, gender identity, addiction, trauma and more.It’ll also include informal conversations with both vocalist-guitarist Brian Molko and bassist–guitarist Stefan Olsdal, as well as contributions from artists who either admire or have been inspired by Placebo.

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Placebo announce huge open-air Margate show
Placebo have announced details of a huge open-air gig in Margate for this summer – find details below and purchase tickets here.The gig comes as part of the Margate Summer Series and will take place at the Dreamland venue on June 9.Also playing the series are Bastille, UB40, Primal Scream and Happy Mondays among others between June and September.Placebo’s show comes as part of Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal’s recently rescheduled 2023 UK and Ireland tour, which came after the band were forced to postpone their remaining tour dates in December last year after frontman Molko lost his voice.The band had initially postponed a single show in Newcastle on December 2, sharing that Molko had ignored his doctor’s advice to “go home and shut up for a week” and that he risked permanently damaging his voice if the tour continued.The Margate show will fall between the tour opener in Newcastle (June 7) and their show at Birmingham’s O2 Academy (12).See the full list of dates below.JUNE 2023 7 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall 9 – Margate, Dreamland12 – Birmingham, O2 Academy15 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange24 – Glasgow, O2 Academy26 – Dublin, 3ArenaLast year, Placebo asked their fans to not film or take photos during the band’s live shows. “Dear Placebo fans, we would like to kindly ask you NOT to spend the concert filming or taking photos with your mobile phones,” they told fans.“It makes Placebo’s performance so much more difficult.