Is the summer concert schedule about to pick up? Live Nation just announced English alternative rockers Placebo will make a Hong Kong stop on August 3 at the Hitec Star Hall in Kowloon Bay. The trio - Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and new drummer Steve Forrest - are on tour to support their sixth studio album Battle for the Sun, which will be released internationally on Monday. Tickets for the show will also go on sale on that day for HK$680 to stand near the front and HK$480 to sit farther back, available from HK Ticketing and Tom Lee outlets. Call 3128 8288.