Placebo Share New Cover Of Tears For Fears’ ‘Shout’ – News

Placebo have shared a new cover version of a 1980s classic – Tears For Fears‘ ‘Shout’. The single was originally on the album ‘Songs From The Big Chair’ and peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985.

Check out the industrial-style cover below:

On putting together the cover, frontman Brian Molko says “In the mid 1980’s when I was a teenager, Shout by Tears for Fears served as part of my political awakening. Today I realise that it could be about anything that angers or frustrates a person. For me it’s a call to arms for self-expression, speaking one’s own truth. As I watched my son’s generation become more politicised, and the world continue to crumble around us, I wanted to offer him & his contemporaries a protest anthem, since it appears that it is mostly them who still have the capacity to save us from ourselves.”

He continues “Shout’s essence as a song is its simplicity, it feels very natural to engage directly with it. This rallying cry against apathy will hopefully provide a context for those who care to express their anger. Or simply offer some kind of catharsis. It certainly still does both for me.”

The band will also be heading out on a tour of the UK, which you can check out the dates of below:


18 – PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
19 – BRIGHTON Brighton Centre
21 – LIVERPOOL Eventim Olympia
22 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
24 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
26 – LONDON Brixton Academy
27 – LONDON Brixton Academy
29 – LEICESTER De Montford Hall
30 – LEEDS Academy


02 – NEWCASTLE City Hall
03- GLASGOW Academy Glasgow
05 – DUBLIN 3 Arena
07 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
08 – BIRMINGHAM Academy 1

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