You don’t have to know anything about Rammstein’s brute music or the lyrics of their songs to enjoy the concerts. But then you should be into fire shows, since the German band is known for the excessive use of pyrotechnics during the shows.
Now the band, which was founded in 1994, is planning a concert on exactly the day when fireworks are a must anyway. According to reports from the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, among others, the group around singer Till Lindemann wants to perform on December 31, 2022 at the Theresienwiese in Munich.
The Rammstein pyro show would be in direct competition with the city’s fireworks display, but given the band’s history, there’s good reason to believe Rammstein will win the competition.
145,000 spectators should gather in the open air on the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest takes place. When asked by the Tagesspiegel, an agency of the band did not want to comment on which Rammstein concert was the biggest so far. With an audience of 145,000, the show should be one of the biggest in the band’s history.
It would be more than twice as many spectators as came together in June for the big Rammstein concert in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, when the band played through their musical work and the fire interludes became more intense the darker it got.
If the band sticks to the target audience size, Berlin’s most famous sports cities would not be an alternative if the performance in Munich didn’t work out. Clemens Baumgärtner, the CSU economics officer responsible for tourism, described the Bavarian capital as the “first choice”, but there is still a question mark behind it.
The city council, the parliament of Munich, has to give its approval for the Rammstein concert. According to information from the “Augsburger Allgemeine”, about 14 days are estimated for the construction on the Theresienwiese. The grandstands, stage and music systems are to be built on 150,000 square meters. At the same time, the Tollwood Winter Festival would take place in the immediate vicinity.
Plan B for Rammstein: Let the New Year’s Eve concert take place on the premises of the Zeche Zollverein in Essen.