|Photo credits: George N. (Pics 1,3,5), Brian rasic (Pic 4), Unknown (Pics 2,6) / Edit by Laetitia|
🔶 Placebo also performed 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒚 for the one and only time during this tour in Belgium at La Botanique, where they performed the longest show on this tour. This amused both the band and the audience 😄
⭐𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗟'𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲 𝗱𝘂 𝗕𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 - 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗴𝗶𝘂𝗺 (𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟭, 𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟴)
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🔶 We can't talk about this tour without mentioning 𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒅 𝑩𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒆, can we ?
Placebo had the great honour of sharing the stage with their close friend and mentor David Bowie at the Brits Awards and at David Bowie's birthday concert in New York.
A pleasure shared by David himself as we can see at the beginning of the video 🌠 ✨
⭐𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗜'𝗺 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗱 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗜𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘇𝗮 (𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟯𝟬, 𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟵)
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|Placebo and David Bowie at Brit Awards 1999. Photo credit unknown|
⭐𝟮𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝘆 𝗕𝗼𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 (𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟲, 𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟵)
🎥 https://bit.ly/3ORKlzc 🎶
🔶 In the following interview, Placebo presented their highlights and disappointments their encountered during this long tour.
💬 𝟏𝟗𝟗𝟗 𝐬𝐚𝐰 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐯𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐢𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝. 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 ?Brian: I don't remember much of the year !
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: Fancy a pint ? (much laughter)
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓿𝓮: Belgium was pretty good. A lot of them were really good. Australia was good - Sydney, that was a top gig.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: Austria was good.
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: We also played some great shows in South Africa.
💬 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐋𝐮𝐱𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐠, 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 ?
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: That was tremendous, it was the longest gig ever, 22 tracks.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: The crowd was singing along so loudly I couldn't hear Steve. I had to look at his hands to keep time.
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: All of our teachers were there too. It's really good being an adult., because you can go back and tell your teachers to f*** off and they laugh.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: Yes, it's a complete role reversal. There was one teacher who took care of the class in the morning, and if you were too late she would send you to the Principal's office. This teacher turned up late, so I got the security guy to throw her out !
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: You told her she couldn't come into the party ! You also verbally laid into our History teacher who made you writes lines for eating peanuts in class. That was funny.
💬 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐢𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 ?
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: A few in Australia were really painful for me. I couldn't swallow and I felt really sick, and I had to try to get through on antibiotics. It was very very uncomfortable.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓿𝓮: Yeah, probably the back end of the Australia tour was the hardest. We were all very tired.
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: The low point was getting ill and tired, breaking bones and going to hospital and having to cancel V99 (see quote after the interview to read brian's statement about this cancellation). Stef breaking his wrist and me losing the feeling in half of my head, because of a cracked vertebrae.
|Photo credit: Powerzone / Edit by Laetitia|
💬 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 ?
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: The oprning of Fabric was terrible. It was shit !
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓿𝓮: St Kildarein Melbourne was good, and the Brits after show was pretty good too.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: Definitely. Dancing with Annie Lennox at the Eurythmics party, that was a good night.
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: The usual mess was created at the Brits party definitely. The usual suspects were there and the usual shenanigans went on !
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: One of the other best after shows was after the gig at the Irvine Plaza with Bowie in NY. That was a highlight.
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: That was a mad gig ! Iman was in the audience along with Hazel O'Connor. Tony Visconti as well as Hole and Girls Against Boys. There was definitely a mixture of musicians present. We attract all generations !
💬 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 ?
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: : Idlewild. They're a great band.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓿𝓮: Nice blokes too.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: Six By Seven were great and Flick, who no-one's probably heard of.
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: Yeah, Flick they're all very young, about 16 - 20 and sound like T-Rex crossed with Radiohead. They toured America with us. I think they're the only Christian rock band that we like !
💬 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 ?
𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷: The Greek festival. It was our first ever gig in Greece, and a headline show which was really cool. There were about 25 000 people really getting into it and as the performance went on it got more and more Spinal Tap. It was a real Spinal Tap rock moment.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓿𝓮: yeah, I was topless.
𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓯𝓪𝓷: It was about 90 degrees. That was crazy ! Brian: There were some great festival moments where you'd look over at the side of stage and Michael Stipe would be standing near the monitors.
✅ 𝚂𝚒𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚐𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎 - 𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 #𝟻 (𝙳𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟿 - 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚑 𝟸000)
|Photo credit: Gie Knaeps / Edit by Laetitia|
🔶 As specified above, the performance of the band at the 𝑽99 𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒍 was cancel as Brian suffered from tonsilitis and here's the statement from Brian:
▪ 𝑃𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑏𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑢𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑉99 𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑠 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑠.
𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝐾, 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑢𝑛𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑟𝑖𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑙, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑈𝐾 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 1999.
▪ 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑠 :
"𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒃𝒐 𝒇𝒂𝒏𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑽99. 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒎𝒚𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒖𝒑 𝒐𝒏 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅. 𝑼𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒍𝒇 𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒗𝒆. 𝑰𝒇 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝑱𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒓𝒐𝒘. 𝑾𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖. 𝑩𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑 𝒖𝒑 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒂 𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒇 𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 -
𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆, 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑴𝒐𝒍𝒌𝒐"
🔶 The average 𝒔𝒆𝒕𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕 was as followed. The intro of each concert was the instrumental 𝑰𝒐𝒏, which is one of the Bsides of the single 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑫𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑼𝒔.
⭐𝗜𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗟𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗻 - 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀 (𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟯𝟬, 𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟴)
📢 https://bit.ly/3OOtNrI 🎶
|Photo credit: Powerzone / Edit by Laetitia|
🎵Scared of Girls
🎵Allergic (to Thoughts of Mother Earth)
🎵You Don't Care About Us
🎵Without You I'm Nothing
🎵Every You Every Me
🎵Lady of the Flowers
🔶 I hope that this will have awakened some old memories for those of you who were lucky enough to attend one of the concerts the band played on this tour ! Perhaps you could share some of your memories or impressions if you feel like it.
It's time to go back in time and listen, watch and enjoy an old live stream 💗 🎶
⭐𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝘀 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗲́𝗲̀𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁 (𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟵, 𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟵)
🎥 https://bit.ly/3JkxVPb 🎶
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