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.
RAMMSTEIN MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY
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