Berlin-based Rammstein is bringing their high energy live performance to the Tacoma Dome on May 14, LiveNation announced today. Tickets will go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com for “Made in Germany 1995-2011.”
After a decade-long absence from North America the band returned almost a year ago to perform two sold out shows and a later 9-day U.S. tour in spring. Rammstein’s pyrotechnic-assisted and costumed performances fill European soccer stadiums with their over the top style and heavy, industrial rock. Their current 22 date tour there is sold out.
The Los Angeles Times described the live experience as “…epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most arena rock.”
From the press release:
The tour announcement comes on the heels of news of the band’s first retrospective release, Made In Germany 1995 – 2011, which will be available in North America (through a distribution deal between Universal Germany and Vagrant Records) on December 13. Rammstein recently released “Mein Land,” a new four-track digital single that features two new songs: the title track and “Vergiss uns Nicht” as well as remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai. A video directed by Jonas Akerlund for “Mein Land” is also currently featured Rammstein.com. Rammstein’s most recent full-length album, Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 in October 2009.
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 US on indecency charges due to the highly provocative live show.