THE ONLY 2017 TEXAS PERFORMANCE
Coming To Starplex Pavilion on June 29
DALLAS (March 24, 2017) – RAMMSTEIN with special guest Hellyeah live at Starplex Pavilion on June 29. Tickets for RAMMSETIN’S only 2017 Texas performance go on-sale Monday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.com.
If Rammstein’s music is the perfect soundtrack for building large monuments in the desert, then somewhere in the wilder world stands an imposing edifice some 21 years in the making – the length of time the six East Berliners have been collectively mining the Rammstein seam…
In the course of these two decades, the band have risen to the apex of the great rock pyramid, achieving album and DVD sales in the millions, headlining major festivals and bigger venues around the world (including New York’s Madison Square Garden, a show that sold out its 18,200 tickets in under 30 minutes!), and establishing themselves as peerless master showmen with an approach to their art – and ‘art’ is the word – that is dramatic, epic in scale and capableof touching all of the senses; a dark and spectacular fairy-tale laced with controversy, don’t-trythis-at-home theatrics, plus the all-consuming aroma of benzine.
Along the way, the musicians have continued to hone their craft, growing in confidence and skill to the point. It’s a process that has added genuine weight to the band’s persona, which now stands as one of the most potent in the entertainment world…
For Rammstein, and it’s the same line-up now as at the start, (Till Lindemann & Flake Lorenz, plus Christoph Schneider, Paul Landers, Richard Z. Kruspe & Oliver Riedel), it’s always been a case of marching to their own beat, gleefully torching the industry rule-book… and everything else! They sing in German, they side-step those visuals typical of the rock ’n’ metal world, preferring a more streamlined, high-end approach, and they present an incendiary, everythinghotter-than-everything-else live experience the like of which hasn’t been seen beneath the popular music banner…
Some call it ‘Rammstein-esque,’ others a “rock opera.”
Whatever the description, though, it’s clear that the six musicians don’t just put on a show, they stand their ground as the sometimes bloody beating heart of that show – the creative element around which everything else rotates, and there is always plenty to catch the eye and quicken thepulse, from the lighting (more spotlights in the sky than frantic flash-o-rama), to the myriad of explosions, set-pieces and health ’n’ safety-defying effects, with no over-reliance on technology getting in the way.
As children, we’re always taught that playing with matches is verboten, which is perhaps why
‘Ramm-world’ unsettles and subverts in a particularly primal way; and of course critical to this world is The Music…
“There are people who think we’re incredibly funny and people who think we’re incredibly serious,” reflects guitarist Paul Landers. “It’s just down to personal opinion. I suppose in that respect we’re something of a mirror – whatever views or perceptions people have just reflect straight back on them…”
Ask the sextet if they’re a ‘rock band’ or a ‘German rock band’, and they’ll opt for the latter; and their ability to tap into history and tradition, to reference their own particular circumstances, is yet another reason why – musically and beyond – there is only one Rammstein, and zero chance of anyone else occupying the same space. Or planet.