Placebo played their first Australian show in Adelaide on Wednesday night after the sudden last-minute cancellation of what was to be the tour opener in Perth on Monday due to illness.
Placebo finished the set with their cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’. The song has been a staple part of the Placebo show for the past decade.
Placebo recorded the song for a bonus disc ‘Covers’ that went with their 2003 album ‘Meds’ but did not play it live until 2006. That album also featured songs by The Pixies, T Rex, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Big Star, Robert Palmer and Boney M.
Placebo setlist, Adelaide, Australia 6 September 2017
Every You Every Me (from Without You I’m Nothing, 1998)
Pure Morning (from Without You I’m Nothing, 1998)
Loud Like Love (from Loud Like Love, 2013)
Jesus’ Son (single, 2016)
Soulmates (from Soulmates Never Die DVD, 2004)
Special Needs (from Sleeping With Ghosts, 2003)
Too Many Friends (from Loud Like Love, 2013)
Twenty Years (from Once More With Feeling: Singles 1996-2004)
I Know (from Placebo, 1996)
Devil in the Details (from Battle For The Sun, 2009)
Space Monkey (from Meds, 2006)
Exit Wounds (from Loud Like Love, 2013)
Without You I’m Nothing (David Bowie tribute) (from Without You I’m Nothing, 1998)
36 Degrees (from Placebo, 1996)
For What It’s Worth (from Battle For The Sun, 2009)
Slave to the Wage (from Black Market Music, 2000)
Special K (from Black Market Music, 2000)
Song to Say Goodbye (from Meds, 2006)
The Bitter End (from Sleeping With Ghosts, 2003)
Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover)