PLACEBO share new cover of Tears For Fears’ ‘Shout’

By September 7, 2022 Leeds, News

Placebo are today sharing ‘Shout’, a cover of the iconic Tears For Fears single. ‘Shout’ – taken from the Tears For Fears album Songs From The Big Chair – peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985 and joins a rich lineage of Placebo cover versions of songs from the 80s. Artists such as Sinead O’Connor (‘Jackie’), The Smiths (‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’), The Pixies (‘Where Is My Mind?’) and – most famously of all – Kate Bush (‘Running Up That Hill’) have all been covered by the band.

In this latest Placebo interpretation, ‘Shout’ becomes a brooding industrial march. Given that the single’s original songwriter Roland Orzabal has said that ‘Shout’ concerns itself with political protest, it also makes for a fitting follow-on from Placebo’s latest album release Never Let Me Go, which marked itself out with commentary on tech-saturation, rising intolerance and the climate crisis.

Placebo will embark on what is going to be a sold out headline tour of the UK / IE later this year. Tickets are available here.

PLACEBO UK + IE 2022 HEADLINE TOUR DATES

NOVEMBER 2022
Fri 18 – Portsmouth – Guildhall – SOLD OUT
Sat 19 – Brighton – Brighton Centre – SOLD OUT
Mon 21 – Liverpool – Eventim Olympia – SOLD OUT
Tue 22 – Manchester – O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
Thu 24 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Sat 26 – London – O2 Brixton Academy – SOLD OUT
Sun 27 – London – O2 Brixton Academy – SOLD OUT
Tue 29 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall – SOLD OUT
Wed 30 – Leeds – O2 Academy Leeds – SOLD OUT

DECEMBER 2022
Fri 2 – Newcastle – O2 City Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat 3 – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow – SOLD OUT
Mon 5 – Dublin – 3 Arena
Wed 7 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT
Thu 8 – Birmingham – O2 Academy 1 – SOLD OUT