Rammstein back in the USA in 2012 – News

Rammstein back in the USA in 2012

Rammstein, the Berlin-based band known for their incendiary live performances, will bring their brand new live production to North America this spring for 21 dates kicking off April 20 in Ft. Lauderdale.  Tickets for the tour, presented by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, Nov. 18 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
Demand for Rammstein’s pyrotechnic-laden performances has been so great in Europe, where they regularly play capacity level soccer stadiums, the band spent nearly a full decade without setting foot on North American shores.  In December 2010, the sextet returned to North America for two sold out shows including a performance at Madison Square Garden.  Rammstein followed with a 9-day trek of major North American cities in Spring 2011. 
The Los Angeles Times described the live experience as “…epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most arena rock.”
The  tour announcement comes on the heels of news of the band’s first retrospective release, Made In Germany 1995 – 2011, which will be available in North America (through a distribution deal between Universal Germany and Vagrant Records) on Dec. 13.  Rammstein recently released “Mein Land,” a new four-track digital single that features two new songs: the title track and “Vergiss uns Nicht” as well as remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai.  A video directed by Jonas Akerlund for “Mein Land” is also currently featured Rammstein.com.  Rammstein’s most recent full-length album, Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 in October 2009.
Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on their Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring Du hast, the song that brought the world’s attention to the band. During their 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to the highly provocative live show.
April 20             Ft. Lauderdale, FL                     BankAtlantic Center                On Sale Nov. 18
April 21             Tampa, FL                                St. Pete Times Forum                On Sale Nov. 18
April 23             Atlanta, GA                               Philips Arena                            On Sale Nov. 19
April 25             Baltimore, MD                           1st Mariner Arena                    On Sale Nov. 18
April 26             Philadelphia, PA                        Wells Fargo Center                   On Sale Nov. 18
April 28             Uniondale, NY                           Nassau Coliseum                     On Sale Nov. 18
April 29             Worcester, MA                          DCU Center                              On Sale Nov. 19

May 1               Montreal, QC                             Bell Centre                                On Sale Nov. 26
May 3               Cleveland, OH                           Quicken Loans Arena                On Sale Dec. 3
May 4               Chicago, IL                               Allstate Arena                             On Sale Nov. 19           
May 6               Detroit, MI                                 The Palace of Auburn Hills       On Sale Nov. 18
May 8               Minneapolis, MN                       Target Center                             On Sale Dec. 5
May 10             Winnipeg, MB                           MTS Centre                               On Sale Nov. 25
May 13             Vancouver, BC                          Rogers Arena                              On Sale Nov. 25
May 14             Tacoma, WA                             Tacoma Dome                             On Sale Dec. 3
May 17             Anaheim, CA                             Honda Center                             On Sale Nov. 19
May 18             Glendale, AZ                             Jobing.com Arena                      On Sale Dec. 3 
May 20             Denver, CO                               Denver Coliseum                        On Sale Nov. 19
May 22             Dallas, TX                                 American Airlines Center          On Sale Nov. 18
May 24             San Antonio, TX                        AT&T Center                            On Sale Dec. 3
May 25             Houston, TX                              Toyota Center                            On Sale Nov. 19