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The record-breaking onsale for Rammstein's first-ever stadium tour saw CTS Eventim sell more than 800,000 tickets in a single onsale for the first time
By Jon Chapple on 09 Nov 2018
More than a million metal fans tried yesterday to get tickets for Rammstein’s upcoming European stadium tour, according to ticketing partner CTS Eventim, which for the first time sold more than 800,000 tickets in a single onsale.
According to CTS, demand “significantly exceeded the ticket contingent available”, and all ten German dates sold out within a few hours. In the first hour alone, more than 1m people accessed the onsale, with peak rates reaching 80,000 requests per second.
“When a band sells such an outstanding amount of tickets in such a short time, it shows both their exceptional artistic status and the unbroken attraction of live music,” comments Alexander Ruoff, COO of CTS Eventim. “We thank Rammstein, [MCT founder] Scumeck Sabottka and MCT for their trust in our work.”
“When a band sells such an outstanding amount of tickets in such a short time, it shows both their exceptional artistic status and the unbroken attraction of live music”
The tour, simply called the Europe Stadium Tour 2019, will see the German band performing 30 concerts in 24 cities and 17 countries, beginning at Veltins-Arena (62,271-cap.) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on 27–28 May and wrapping up with two nights at Ernst-Happel-Stadion (68,500-cap.) in Vienna on 22 and 23 August.
Eventim is exclusive ticketing partner in many territories, and sold tickets for all 30 shows. All tickets are personalised to the buyer, with resale only authorised via Eventim’s own secondary platform, fanSALE.
The tour is organised by the band’s longtime promoter, MCT Agentur.
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