LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Live Nation)
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 20th in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets for the tour, promoted by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, November 18th 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 December 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 Fur Alle Da, debuted at No 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
April 21 - Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
April 23 - Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 25 - Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
April 26 - Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 28 - Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
April 29 - Worcester, MA DCU Center
May 1 - Montreal, QC Bell Centre
May 3 - Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
May 4 - Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
May 6 - Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 8 - Minneapolis, MN Target Center
May 10 - Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
May 13 - Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 14 - Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
May 17 - Anaheim, CA Honda Center
May 18 - Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
May 20 - Denver, CO Denver Coliseum
May 22 - Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
May 24 - San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
May 25 - Houston, TX Toyota Center
Itinerary subject to change.