Placebo have announced a large UK Tour which is to start at the end of the month. But they’ve also announced it’ll be without their drummer Steve Forrest who’s left the band to “pursue his own musical ambitions” in what’s being described as an “amicable” split.

The new line-up will consist of Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and new touring drummer and former Colour Of Fire member Matt Lunn.

Writing on Facebook the band said:

“Steve Forrest, who joined Placebo in 2008 and has toured with them over the last two album campaigns Battle For The Sun and Loud Like Love, has decided to leave the band.

“The split is very amicable and Steve was keen to pursue his own musical ambitions, and has been writing and recording his own material over the last few years. Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal would like to thank Steve for all his work with the band and wish him all the very best in his future career.”

The band are also due to announce various projects which will stretch over the next two years shortly.

Full tour dates:

  • Dublin Olympia (February 25)
  • Belfast Waterfront (26)
  • Edinburgh Corn Exchange (28)
  • Glasgow Academy (March 1)
  • Aberdeen Music Hall (3)
  • Newcastle Academy (4)
  • Hull City Hall (6)
  • Blackburn King George’s Hall (7)
  • Leeds O2 Academy (9)
  • Liverpool Guild of Students (10)
  • Manchester Apollo (12)
  • Sheffield O2 Academy (13)
  • Norwich UEA (15)
  • Leicester De Montfort Hall (16)
  • Birmingham O2 Academy (18)
  • Bristol Colston Hall (19)
  • Bournemouth O2 Academy (21)
  • Southend Pavilion (22)
  • Hammersmith Apollo (24)
  • Hammersmith Apollo (25)

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