October 27, 2017 |

Placebo live @ Brixton Academy

Placebo live @ Brixton Academy

October 27, 2017 |

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Placebo fought against illness to celebrate their 20th anniversary on the first of two dates at Brixton Academy. They proved their experience as they took the audience on a journey through some of the best songs of their illustrious career.

Opening the show were Husky Loops, the London based alt-rock trio warmed up the expecting crowd with a loud, energetic set. Their obvious Britishness and loud feedback heavy sound was a good warm up for a crowd here purely for Placebo.

Picking a setlist 20 years into a career as glittering as Placebo’s must be difficult. This is why it was somewhat perplexing to have the band come on after a short montage that was soundtracked by one of their biggest hits Every You Every Me. That being said opening with Pure Morning and Loud Like Love is certainly one way to capture a fervent audience. After the first few songs frontman Brian Molko took some time to remind the crowd of his recent illness and voice issues. Unfortunately this was noticeable throughout the set with him being unable to showcase the vocal range he possesses.