Placebo O2 Academy Leeds


Placebo are of the bands that loved when I was a teen. The music has that perfect combo of melancholy and heaviness that I love in music.

Yes, you could say I’m a bit of an emo.

When I was 17, I was DEFINITELY AN EMO.

Although I’m not familiar with much of their music after 2006, their early stuff was what I grew up on.

On Tuesday night, they were playing at the O2 in Leeds. I went with my housemate, Christine.

We had a few pre-drinks at home, then met up with some others in Almost Famous bar and had a cheeky beer. Then headed to the venue.


We were on the guest list, so had to go in a different way. Which was a lot easier than expected. We skipped the support band for drinks and got there about 10 minutes before Placebo were due on.

We were right at the back to start with. The O2 isn’t massive, so the view wasn’t horrific. Though after Christine when to the toilet, she spotted a gap closer to the front, so we moved to a closer side on angle.



They sound fantastic live. Brian has such a distinct voice and I wasn’t sure how it would come across live, but they sounded exactly like they do from being in a studio.

They played a lot of the older stuff, which was fab because I wouldn’t have known many of the songs otherwise.

The set list:

  1. B3
  2. For What It’s Worth
  3. Loud Like Love
  4. Every You Every Me
  5. Scene of the Crime
  6. A Million Little Pieces
  7. Rob the Bank
  8. Purify
  9. Special Needs
  10. Too Many Friends
  11. Space Monkey
  12. Exit Wounds
  13. I Know
  14. Meds
  15. Song to Say Goodbye
  16. Special K
  17. The Bitter End
  18. Begin the End
  19. Running Up That Hill
  20. Post Blue
  21. Infra-red



About encores. I just don’t see the point in them. They’re mostly planned and everyone does them. Do any bands actually spontaneously play extra songs anymore? Why not just have an interval and then be done. Life is weird.

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Encores aside, it was a great night.

I’m not listening to Placebo in repeat. My love for them renewed.

What was the last gig you went to?

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  1. Jackie Harrison
    March 14, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Now that is a place you rock awesome. Have a great day doll.

  2. March 14, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    I used to love them too I bet they are great live, I used to go to gigs at Brixton academy to watch them which was great fun but not the O2. You look like you both had fun Lucy x
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    • Corinne
      March 17, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      They’re amazing live!

  3. March 14, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    I totally didn’t yell/screech ‘Sucker love is heaven sent…’ as soon as I read your post title, nope, not at all……..

    I bet this was SO fun! I went to see Jimmy Eat World a year or so ago and reliving music I loved as a teen was fab! 😀

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    • Corinne
      March 17, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Haha! It’s great reliving old times, isn’t it?

  4. Amy-Anne Williams
    March 14, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Placebo is actually one of my CDT teachers favourite bands and she saw them when she was younger. If I remember right they were her first concert and she really enjoyed c;

    Looks like you had fun!

    Little Moon Elephant

    • Corinne
      March 17, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      It’s a good band to be a favourite 🙂

  5. Gabrielle
    March 14, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    I’ve also never understood the point of encores (especially in musical theatre). On a brighter note, this looks like a great time at the O2! 🙂

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  6. March 15, 2015 / 12:22 am

    This looks so fun…oh those memories of what we used to listen to as teenagers.
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  7. March 15, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    i was never a massive fan, but used to love placebo and mainly just a few songs of theirs (haha) for a while! glad you had a good time:-) and i hear you on encores. i like them if they’re genuine, but don’t see the point if it’s just extra songs planned ahead! xx
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    • Corinne
      March 17, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Yeah. I’m going to start a band and NEVER ENCORE just to prove a point.

  8. March 18, 2015 / 4:17 am

    Always been a Placebo fan. #ForeverTeamEmo

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