It’s been confirmed by their label that Rammstein’s sole American show, happening on December 11 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, sold out in only thirty minutes after going on sale this past Friday (October 8). This makes Rammstein the first German band to reach such an accomplishment.
It’s no surprise that Rammstein’s first performance in the U.S. in a decade would attract huge attention. But to be able to sell out arguably one of the world’s most famous arenas in less than an hour is truly amazing for any band, especially after a Summer of low ticket sales. And apparently, fans are storming message boards about being shut out of buying tickets, meaning that there’s even more demand for the show (or that scalpers are big dicks, either one is possible).
With this good news coming in for Rammstein, one has to wonder about their next move. Will Rammstein’s return to America simply be a one-off show, or could more dates be in the works? Though it would definitely devalue the Madison Square Garden show, there’s obviously a huge demand for more Rammstein in the States. Plus, even before the sell out, rumors were spreading that the German industrial kings were the co-headliners that Disturbed singer David Draiman hinted at. If they can make bank on doing more shows, then go for it! Even if they don’t go on a tour proper, it might make sense to play, at the very least, a West Coast show and a few other major markets such as Chicago or somewhere in Texas.