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Steve Forrest leaves Placebo to pursue personal musical ambitions


Steve Forrest, who joined Placebo in 2008 and has toured with them over the last two album campaigns ‘Battle For The Sun’ and ‘Loud Like Love’, has decided to leave the band.

The split is very amicable and Steve was keen to pursue his own musical ambitions, and has been writing and recording his own material over the last few years.

Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal would like to thank Steve for all his work with the band and wish him all the very best in his future career.

Taking on the role as Placebo’s new touring drummer for the UK tour is old friend Matt Lunn, former Colour of Fire drummer, who in fact supported Placebo on various tours back in 2004.

Placebo embark on their biggest regional UK tour in years, commencing in February, where you can catch the new line up:



25/2 Dublin Olympia - SOLD OUT

26/2 Belfast Waterfront

28/2 Edinburgh Corn Exchange

1/3 Glasgow Academy

3/3 Aberdeen Music Hall

4/3 Newcastle Academy – SOLD OUT

6/3 Hull City Hall

7/3 Blackburn King G’s Hall

9/3 Leeds O2 Academy

10/3 Liverpool Guild of Students

12/3 Manchester Apollo

13/3 Sheffield O2 Academy – SOLD OUT

15/3 Norwich UEA - SOLD OUT

16/3 Leicester De Montfort Hall

18/3 Birmingham O2 Academy

19/3 Bristol Colston Hall - SOLD OUT

21/3 Bournemouth O2 Academy - SOLD OUT

22/3 Southend Pavilion – SOLD OUT

24/3 Hammersmith Apollo - SOLD OUT

25/3 Hammersmith Apollo


Support on all dates from Dundee band The Mirror Trap

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