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U2 Concerts with Opening Act: Placebo

Placebo has opened at 4 U2 concerts.

Placebo Website

Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal, Steve Forrest

UK band Placebo formed in London in 1994. Their self-titled debut album reached number five on the UK Albums Chart. In 1996, they were invited by David Bowie to play at his 50th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. Bowie, The Smiths, PJ Harvey, and Joy Division are named as some of Placebo's musical influences.