|Years active 1989–1997||Origin Paris, France|
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La Place was a Rock band based in Paris, France (1989–1997). At 16, Julien Civange and school friend Louis Haeri created the band. In its very first version the band sounds like a mix of punk energy and funk music.
David Bowie who wanted the "best beginners band of the moment" invited La Place as an opening band for his concert with Tin Machine at La Cigale (1989).
Following a Tour Sauvage and hundreds of live shows before various change of line-up the band spent four years working in a basement, from which they emerged to make seven concerts with Simple Minds (April–May 1995). Two months after, they were invited by the Rolling Stones at the Paris Olympia (July 1995).
After this concerts, the band who had never had a label until then signed with an indie one (La Bande Son Canal +) and recorded their first and last album.