[Cover photo credit to Mads Perch]

British Rock band Placebo are getting ready to release their eighth studio album and tBheir first in nearly ten years, Never Let Me Go, arriving on March 25th from Rise Records. The latest track from the album, “Try Better Next Time” follows recently released “Beautiful James” and “Surrounded by Spies“.

Never Let Me Go singles so far have turned on a “frank and honest depiction of our modern times”. “Try Better Next Time” is the album’s “centrepiece” and has some apocalyptic elements, but also focuses on “new beginnings”. You’ll hear elements of environmental concern and the sobering reminder that the Earth will continue, whether humanity manages to continue or not.

Commenting, Brian Molko says:

It is not the end of the world, only the end of humanity, a distinction that in our overblown hubris we are unable to detect. Mother Nature has grown extremely weary of us. Try Better Next Time.

Never Let Me Go is further described as “a place to stare harsh realities in the face, while holding onto the hope of something brighter to come”.

PLACEBO UK + EUROPEAN 2022 HEADLINE TOUR DATES

OCTOBER

Sat 1 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle

Tue 4 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle

Thu 6 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena

Sat 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

Mon 10 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene

Tue 11 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus

Thu 13 – Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall Black Box

Fri 14 – Tallin, Estonia – Saku Arena Black Box

Mon 17 – Warsaw, Poland – Expo XXI Hall 3

Wed 19 – Leipzig, Germany – Quarterback Immobilien Arena

Sat 22 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena

Mon 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome

Wed 26 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle

Thu 27 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum

Sat 29 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall

Mon 31 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Universum

NOVEMBER

Wed 2 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle

Fri 4 – Esch El Azette, Luxembourg – Rockhal

Mon 7 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena

Tue 8 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis

Thu 10 – Nancy, France – Zenith

Fri 11 – Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena

Sun 13 – Bordeaux, France – Arkea Arena

Mon 14 – Rennes, France – La Liberte

Fri 18 – Portsmouth, UK – Guildhall

Sat 19 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre

Mon 21 – Liverpool, UK – Eventim Olympia

Tue 22 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse

Thu 24 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena

Sat 26 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy

Sun 27 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy

Tue 29 – Leicester, UK – De Montford Hall

Wed 30 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy Leeds

DECEMBER

Fri 2 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall

Sat 3 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow

Mon 5 – Dublin, Ireland – 3 Arena

Wed 7 – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange

Thu 8 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 1