Placebo Cancel First Show Of Australian Tour At The Last Minute

UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that the remainder of Placebo’s Australian tour will be going ahead as planned.

UPDATE: Placebo are hoping to reschedule their cancelled Perth show following Monday’s last-minute cancellation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Placebo have just cancelled the first show of their 2017 Australian tour, which was supposed to be going down in Perth TONIGHT.

Despite punters already flooding to Perth Arena this evening, the band have announced in the final minutes before kick-off that their show there will not be going ahead, at least, not tonight.

The official statement from promoter TEG Live reads:

Placebo regretfully advise that they are unable to perform tonight’s concert at Perth Arena due to illness.

Promoter TEG Live has requested that fans retain their tickets until more information is available.

The band hope to make it up to their Perth fans as soon as possible.

A further statement from Perth Arena reveals that frontman Brian Molko is the one down with the sickness. Their statement reads:

“Placebo regrettably advise that tonight’s show in #Perth is cancelled due to illness.

We wish Brian a speedy recovery. Placebo hope to make it up to their fans in Perth soon. Please hold on to your ticket, full info to come.”

No word yet on whether any of the band’s other Aussie tour dates scheduled for Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra this month will be affected, but we’ll be sure to bring you more news as it develops.

Meanwhile, fans are already taking to social media to express both disappointment about the 11th hour cancellation and support for the sick Placebo frontman:

’20 Years Of Placebo’ Australian Tour Dates 2017

Supported by Deaf Havana

Monday, 4th September – POSTPONED?

Perth Arena, Perth

Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday 6th September

Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide

Tickets: Ticketek

Friday 8th September

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday 9th September

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Tickets: Ticketek

Monday 11th September

Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane

Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday 12th September

Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday 14th September

AIS Arena, Canberra

Tickets: Ticketek

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