Free music from Placebo/Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups, Expatriate, The Horrors, and United are joining Placebo on a tour of the UK and Europe starting this week (see Placebo’s tour page for who is opening where). As a way to get fans excited about the tour, Placebo is offering a free download bundle – including a PDF booklet – featuring live tracks by all the bands that will be taking part in this tour.

Here’s the tracklist:

1 – Placebo – Breathe Underwater (Live At Pukkelpop Festival 2009)
2 – Expatriate – Get Out, Give In
3 – Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch (Recorded Live For KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)
4 – The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
5 – United – For What I Feel (Live At Debaser )

Download the EP here. (You have to provide your email address and they’ll send you a link to download)

Def Leppard cancels North America tour

Damn. I was working on getting an interview with the band to preview their November show in Columbus. From

Due to unforeseen personal matters, the third leg of Def Leppard’s North American Tour, set to begin on October 22nd, has been cancelled. “We know how truly blessed we are to have such committed fans,” said the band in a statement. “That’s why we’ve agonized over this decision. Even if just a single concert, we don’t take cancelling shows lightly, but unfortunately life’s commitments need to be the priority.”

Poor ticket sales? Something going on within the band?