Rammstein have obtained a preliminary injunction against concert ticket resellers Viagogo in their native Germany.
The Hamburg District Court injunction prohibits Viagogo from selling tickets on www.viagogo.de for Rammstein’s 2019 stadium concerts in Germany.
The Neue Deutsche Härte band are scheduled to play shows in Gelsenkirchen, Munich, Dresden, Berlin, Hanover and Frankfurt next summer as part of their European tour, which includes a sold-out show at Milton Keynes Stadium on Saturday 6th July.
Tickets for the German dates are personalised, with promoter MCT Agentur only allowing resale through Eventim’s own fanSALE platform and München Ticket. All German tickets previously sold on Viagogo and other secondary tickets sites are invalid.
Rammstein’s Till Lindemann © REX/Shutterstock
Announcing the ban, Rammstein wrote on their official website: ‘For years, Rammstein has consistently taken action against ticket resellers that sell overpriced and invalid tickets.
‘The Hamburg District Court has now issued a preliminary injunction against Viagogo AG. The injunction bans Viagogo from selling tickets on www.viagogo.de for Rammstein’s 2019 stadium concerts in Germany, from claiming that the tickets are valid and that they can be used to enter the concerts, and from using Google AdWords to advertise the tickets.
‘The preliminary injunction was obtained by the following law firm in Hamburg: LICHTE Rechtsanwälte. Sebastian Ott, lawyer, states: “The court’s decision is a warning sign to anyone who thinks they can sell hugely overpriced and invalid Rammstein tickets and advertise these on popular search engines.”
‘The band is pleased with the district court’s decision and with the ban issued by the court.’
Despite the court ban, at the time of writing Rammstein tickets for all the German dates are still listed on viagogo.de.
Rammstein will mix their seventh studio album in December and release it in 2019; a decade on from their sixth record ‘Liebe ist für alle da'.
Their tour schedule is as follows:
Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena – 27th
Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena – 28th
Barcelona RCDE Stadion – 1st
Bern Stade de Suisse – 5th
Munich Olympiastadion – 8th
Dresden Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion – 12th
Dresden Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion – 13th
Rostock Ostseestadion – 16th
Copenhagen Telia Parken – 19th
Berlin Olympiastadion – 22nd
Rotterdam Feyenoord Stadion – 25th
Paris La Defense Arena – 28th
Hanover HDI Arena – 2nd
Milton Keynes Stadium– 6th
Brussels Stade Roi Baudoin – 10th
Prage Eden Aréna – 16th
Prage Eden Aréna – 17th
Frankfurt/Main Commerzbank-Arena – 13th
Luxembourg Roeser Festival Grounds – 20th
Chorzow Slaski Stadium – 24th
Moscow, VTB (Dynamo) – 29th
St. Petersburg Zenith – 2nd
Riga Lucavsala Park – 6th
Tampere Ratina Stadion – 8th
Stockholm Stockholm Stadion – 14th
Oslo Ulleval Stadium – 18th
Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion 22nd