Herbert Grönemeyer wanted to celebrate the anniversary of his successful album “Mensch”, which was released twenty years ago, with eight concerts, mainly on large German open-air stages. With more than three million copies sold, it is the second best-selling album in Germany after the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack.

But now the 66-year-old has canceled the tour immediately before it begins. The reason is Corona cases, which affect not only band members but also Grönemeyer himself.

The “20 Years of Man” concert tour was to begin tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, in Hanover and end in Munich on June 8. In Berlin, performances were planned for May 31 and June 1 and 3. They are without replacement. The Sportfreunde Stiller should be there as support act.

“Despite all precautionary measures, we were not spared from the virus,” said Grönemeyer’s management. “Unfortunately, the virus has unfortunately also infected employees, band members and Herbert. Everyone here is deeply disappointed that we sadly have to cancel this tour and the concerts “We can’t play. We are very, very sorry, especially for all the people who wanted to come and for all the inconvenience it causes.”

After more than two years of “the strictest isolation and endurance tests during the rehearsals, that was extremely bitter and devastating. According to the situation, Herbert and the others are feeling weird, a mixture of sadness, anger and virus.

Appearances in Hanover, Gelsenkirchen, Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg and Munich are affected by the cancellation. Purchased tickets can be returned at the respective pre-sale points. However, next year there should again be the opportunity to experience Herbert Grönemeyer and his band on stage. A tour through eleven cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is planned for May 2023.