This morning, Placebo unveiled the video for their brand new single “Jesus’ Son,” a track taken from the band’s must-have retrospective hits album A Place For Us To Dream, slated for release on October 7th through Rise Records in the U.S. Watch the video now via VEVO and YouTube.
Directed by Joe Connor (Paul Weller, The Maccabees), “Jesus’ Son” was filmed on location in Sardinia and combines shots of the band performing with traditional Sardinian Pagan carnival figures wearing bovine masks and sheepskin clothing. The surreal imagery taps into the song’s spiritual undertones.
“Jesus’ Son” marks a milestone of the band’s 20-year career since the 1996 release of their self-titled debut album. The single is included on their retrospective album release A Place For Us To Dream, alongside early singles such as “Bruise Pristine,” “Come Home,” “Teenage Angst,” to the career-defining hits like “Nancy Boy,” “Every You Every Me,” “Pure Morning,” “The Bitter End,” and “Meds.”
On October 7th Placebo will also release a new EP titled Life’s What You Make It which features 6 previous unreleased recordings, including “Jesus’ Son” as well as a cover of the Talk Talk classic “Life’s What You Make It.” All the tracks are produced by Adam Noble (Muse, dEUS, Red Hot Chilli Peppers), who was at the helm for the band’s acclaimed 7th studio album Loud Like Love.
To date Placebo have sold over 12 million records worldwide, had 6 top ten albums in the UK and collaborated with iconic artists including David Bowie, Robert Smith, Frank Black, Alison Mosshart and Michael Stipe. They remain one of the world’s biggest alternative rock bands of the last 20 years having achieved gold and platinum albums in over 30 countries.
Placebo have sold out arena tours and headlined festivals in over 70 countries on 6 continents during their career, playing to over 1 million people on their last album tour alone. The band will begin the UK leg of their “20 Years Of” world tour this December; initial tour dates are below.
Friday 2nd | GLASGOW, SSE Hydro
Saturday 3rd | LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Monday 5th | MANCHESTER, Arena
Tuesday 6th | NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 8th | BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Saturday 10th | IRELAND, DUBLIN, 3Arena
Monday 12th | NEWPORT, Centre SOLD OUT
Wednesday 14th | BRIGHTON, Centre SOLD OUT
Thursday 15th | LONDON, SSE Wembley Arena