Rammstein Invite American Fans to Germany to See a ‘Real’ Rammstein Show
If everyone else is doing it, why couldn’t Rammstein do it, too? That was the thinking behind the acclaimed German band’s initial shows in the late ’90s, with runs like the one on the Family Values tour. Turns out, Rammstein thought all bands had similar, over-the-top, pyro-laden live shows.
“Before — in the early days — every band had a crazy show,” guitarist Paul Landers told Noisecreep. “At least that is what we wanted to have. We used to think that was normal, to have a wild show. And we didn’t really notice that there weren’t many bands who actually did have a show like ours. As far as we were concerned, it was normal. Then we realized that other bands had boring live shows and what we were doing was crazy.”
‘Crazy’ includes lots of fire and functional dildos shooting liquid at the crowd. While those antics defined Rammstein in the early part of the decade, things haven’t changed, and edges have not been blunted. “There will always be pyro,” Landers assured Noisecreep. “We always want to have that. But in the United States, there was a catastrophe with a club fire a few years back and we’re not sure how the laws have changed, but they are probably more strict. But if people from the States want to see a real Rammstein show, I recommend coming to any show in Europe to see a real show from us.”
Fans who can’t plunk down the overseas airfare in this volatile economy can rest easy, knowing the band will be back on American soil soon. “The idea is to tour everywhere in the world and we haven’t toured in the States in a long time, and we want to do that,” Landers said. “The tour is planned for three years and the main difficulty with the U.S. is getting the stage stuff over there by airplane. We have to deal with a compromise, since in Europe, we play to 10,000 to 20,000 people, while in the States, we play to close to 2,000 people.” Despite the gap in audience sizes between Europe and America, Rammstein — like Ah-nold — will be back!