The band Placebo is an English Alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994. The band was formed by Stefan Olsdal and Brian Molko. For over two decades, the band has been known for experimenting with different kinds of sounds, genres and styles which has resulted in Placebo having a wide diversity of fans. Placebo holds a special place in the world of British rock.
The Placebo founders Molko and Olsdal both went to the American International School of Luxembourg, but never became friends while in school. The two met by chance in 1994, in London, England. At the time, Olsdal was taking guitar lessons and was on his way home when he met Molko at the South Kensington tube station. Molko saw that Olsdal had a guitar strapped to his back, invited Olsdal to watch him perform at a local gig. Olsdal loved Molko’s performance, and decided that they should start a band.
This band does not hesitate to get personal when it comes about writign their music. Placebo’s music contains many references to drugs and LGBT themes. Molko has been open about his use of recreational drugs: in a 1997 interview with Kerrang! magazine he admitted that heroin was “probably the only drug on this planet I haven’t tried,” However, everything has a reason why, Molko admitted in 2003 that many of his initial excesses were due to his mental issues; he was officially diagnosed with major depressive disorder in his late twenties. The singer claimed in 2016 that he gave up drugs completely after the recording and release of Meds.
This peculiar band is coming to Austin, TX!
Don’t miss the opportunity of seeing them live:
Location: Emos Austin, TX
Address: 2015 E Riverside Dr Ste 10 Austin, TX 78741
Dates: September 14th
Ticket Price: $144+
Age: All Ages