Placebo release Tears For Fears cover “Shout”, postpone show in Mexico

Author Stefanie Nysand - 7.9.2022

After postponing their entire North American tour at short notice a few days ago, Placebo have now announced that their show in Mexico will be postponed as well:

“We are truly very sorry to announce that, despite our best efforts to resolve ongoing logistical issues which have largely caused the postponement of our North American tour, we very sadly have no choice but to also move our Mexico City show, scheduled for September 12th at Palacio de los Deportes, into 2023. We really had hoped to give you better news. It is devastating for us as we know it is for you. We do understand how frustrating this must be and we thank you for your continued support. We are working hard to reschedule this show as soon as possible and we hope to announce the new date very soon. Please hang onto your tickets which will remain valid for the rescheduled date or refunds will be available at point of purchase. Peace and Love, Brian and Stefan”– Placebo

Two days before the start of their North American tour, Placebo announced that it had to be postponed, due to “unprecedented visa and logistical issues beyond our control”. The concert in Mexico was scheduled to take place in the middle of the North American tour.

Throughout this summer, the duo had to cancel several shows. Two shows – in Romania’s capital Bucharest and in North Macedonia’s capital Skopje – were cancelled in July 2022, due to “an outbreak of COVID within the Placebo band and crew”. It is planned to catch up on these shows. A few days later, a third show – in Thessaloniki, Greece – was cancelled “due to illness within the band and subsequent doctor’s advice”. There aren’t any plans to catch up on this show. A month later, two gigs – in Avenches, Switzerland and, again, Romania’s capital Bucharest – were cancelled “due to serious family illness”, with Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal hoping to “reschedule and play for you again in the near future”.

Despite all the bad news during the past few months, Placebo now have a surprise for their fans, namely a cover version of the Tears For Fears song “Shout“. You can listen to the song below: