According to Blabbermouth.net, Rammstein, the Berlin-based band known for its incendiary live performances, will bring its brand new live production to North America this spring for 21 dates kicking off April 20 in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets for the tour, promoted by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, November 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 nine-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."
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 U.S. on indecency charges due to the highly provocative live show.
Rammstein "Made In Germany 1995-2011" North American tour dates:
04/20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
04/21 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/23 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
04/25 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
04/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
04/28 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
04/29 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
05/01 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
05/03 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
05/04 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
05/06 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
05/08 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
05/10 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
05/13 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
05/14 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
05/17 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
05/18 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
05/22 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
05/24 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
05/25 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Rammstein's new video, "Mein Land", can be seen here. The clip was filmed with renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, who has previously worked with Metallica, Satyricon, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and The Prodigy, among others.
Rammstein released the "Mein Land" single on November 14 (three days earlier in Germany, Austria and Switzerland). It is available as a four-track release via iTunes with a previously unreleased song, "Vergiss Uns Nicht", as well as remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai accompanied by the "Mein Land" video and a digital booklet. The Amazon version is "Mein Land" and the two remixes.
Rammstein's long-awaited retrospective release, "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011", will be available on December 13 through Universal Germany's marketing and distribution deal in the U.S. with Vagrant Records.
"Made In Germany 1995 - 2011" will be available in three different editions:
Standard Edition: CD Digipak - Best Of Album
Special Edition: 2-CD Digipak - Best Of Album and Best Of Remixes
Super Deluxe Edition: 2-CD (Best Of Album and Best Of Remixes) as well as 3 DVDs (including the full Rammstein video catalog, all previously available "making-of" and 8 unreleased "making-of" videos) packaged in a steel box complete with a 240-page booklet. Limited to 1,200 copies in the U.S.
All songs and videos on "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011" have been remastered for this release.