Later this month Placebo will host an online charity auction, giving fans the chance to snap up unique, one-of-a-kind items from a career spanning three decades.
On 29 September fans will be able to bid, via their wesite, for lotsof very cool stuff;including a jumper singer/songwriter Brian Molko wore in the video for 1998’s seminal hit ‘Pure Morning’, and a CD single of David Bowie collaboration ‘Without You I’m Northing’ signed by the Thin White Duke himself.
Also up for grabs is a Vivienne Westwood jacket worn onstage at the 1999 BRIT Awards. Worry not, skint fans – Molko is also offering up a number of his old used earplugs.
All proceeds will be donated to UK-based mental health charity CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) and The Mercy Centre, Bankok, which looks after poor children, the homeless and families struggling with HIV/AIDS.
Placebo will play the following dates next month, as part of a UK-wide tour marking their 20th anniversary celebrations. Check here for tickets
October 7 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
October 8 – Dundee, Caird Hall
October 10 – Doncaster, Doncaster Dome
October 11 – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
October 13 – Reading, Rivermead
October 14 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
October 16 – Portsmouth, Guildhall
October 17 – Swindon, Oasis Centre
October 20 – Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions
October 21 – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
October 23 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
October 24 – London, O2 Academy Brixton