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:
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 01 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
May 03 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
May 04 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
May 06 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 08 - 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 22 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
May 24 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
May 25 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
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.