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17k Finnish fans to travel to Estonia for Rammstein

Over 17,000 fans will travel from Finland to Estonia in July to see Rammstein performance at Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds on 21 July 2020.

The sold-out concert, part of the second leg of the band’s European Stadium Tour, will see Rammstein play to more than 60,000 fans. Two thirds of concertgoers will travel from outside of Estonia to attend the show, with representatives from over 60 different countries.

The Live Nation-promoted concert will be the largest outdoor show in Tallinn since Madonna’s 2009 appearance in the Estonian capital.

Kicking off in May 2020 at the Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria, the second leg of Rammstein’s European tour will visit Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland, Norway and Sweden, before wrapping up at Ceres Park in Aarhus, Denmark, on 4 August.

The first leg of the tour saw the band play 30 concerts in 24 cities across countries including Spain, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Russia and Latvia, as well as multiple nations that will be revisited in 2020.

Tickets for the stadium tour – the band’s first ever – broke records for ticketing partner CTS Eventim, selling more than 800,000 tickets in a single on sale.

The tour has been commended for its “fireworks, massive pyrotechnics and overwhelming smoke effects”, with German newspaper Nordkurier writing the band were “shaking European stadiums” with their live shows.

 


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Rammstein tour: German court forbids Viagogo resale

Rammstein have secured an injunction from a Hamburg court that legally prohibits Viagogo from reselling tickets from their upcoming European stadium tour.

All tickets for the tour – which set a new record for ticketing partner CTS Eventim, selling more than 800,000 tickets within a matter of hours on 8 November – are personalised, with promoter MCT Agentur only allowing resale through Eventim’s own fanSALE platform and München Ticket.

At the time of the onsale, MCT confirmed that all tickets resold through Viagogo and other non-authorised secondary ticketing sites will not be valid for entry – something affirmed today by the district court, or Landgericht, of Hamburg.

Viagogo is now forbidden to “allow the sale of tickets for the 2019 Rammstein stadium concerts in Germany”, as well as to “assert that they are valid tickets for entry”, according to an MCT release.

“The band is pleased that the district court of Hamburg has … issued the ban”

However, it seems Viagogo hasn’t yet got the memo: At press time, tickets for all next summer’s German shows remain on sale on viagogo.de.

Still, Rammstein’s lawyers are pleased with the preliminary injunction, describing the court’s decision as a “warning signal” to anyone considering touting their tickets to profit from the tour

“The band is pleased that the district court of Hamburg has agreed with our [arguments] and issued the ban,” reads a statement.”The court’s decision is a warning signal to anyone who thinks they can resell massively overpriced and invalid Rammstein tickets.”

German promoters’ association BDV, which supports a price cap of +25% of face value on resold tickets, said in August it is in the process of preparing a legal claim against Viagogo for misleading consumers.

 


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800,000-selling Rammstein sets new Eventim record

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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