They performed 'Let's Go To Bed' over the weekend.
Those lucky enough to be attending the 25th annual Meltdown Festival this month, with the 2018 edition being curated by The Cure's Robert Smith, may have managed to catch an extra special set by Placebo. They performed a stunning rendition of 'Let's Go To Bed', and it was the most perfect tribute.
Placebo perform at Latitude
The London rockers hit the Southbank Centre on Saturday (June 16th 2018) for a set at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival, having been friends of The Cure frontman for many years now. They played 'Let's Go To Bed'; a non-album single released in 1982 which was originally recorded for The Cure's 'Pornography' album sessions.
It's not the first time Placebo have played a Cure song or vice versa. They previously performed the song 'If Only Tonight We Could Sleep' together live, from The Cure's 1987 album 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me'. Robert Smith also joined Placebo for a live rendition of 'Without You I'm Nothing' and 'Boys Don't Cry' at Wembley in 2004.
In fact, Placebo have had a number of high-profile collaborations in their career including Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Michael Stipe from R.E.M., David Bowie and Joan As Police Woman.
Meanwhile, their Meltdown set also included their standard cover, 'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush; a song which has appeared on many Placebo works such as the 'Covers' bonus disc on 'Sleeping with Ghosts', the US version of 'Meds', their compilation 'A Place for Us to Dream' and EP 'Extended Play '07'.
Meltdown 2018 also has performances from the likes of Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, Nine Inch Nails and The Psychedelic Furs. It's still ongoing, having kicked off on Friday (June 15th) and is set to wrap on Sunday (June 24th).
Robert Smith recently revealed that The Cure were intending to start recording new material soon and hope to tour again next year.