Rammstein Invades Madison Square Garden
Published: September 24, 2010 - 6:07pm
In their first concert on American soil in over 10 years, German industrial metal band Rammstein is set to perform in perhaps the biggest venue there is - Madison Square Garden, December 11th in New York City.
Shortly before this official announcement, guitarist Richard Kruspe spoke with the Seattle Gay News on the possibility and now reality of playing what could turn out to be their biggest concert in US history.
"One of my dreams is Madison Square Garden — just to play one show and to feel out, like if there is a need for us, are people waiting for us, what can we do, what would be the next step? It can change, nothing is set in stone, nothing is confirmed, but we've talked about what's the best thing, so the fans are happy and the band is happy. But I'm a big supporter of the American market," said Kruspe.
Rammstein's live show involves a ton of pyrotechnics so their performance may have some limitations as opposed to what the band is able to do in other countries. Because of this, the Madison Square Garden concert looks to be a one and done deal with no other dates planned at this time for the US.
"At the moment, it looks like America is the only market where we cannot provide the same show as we play in the rest of the world. So, we have to be balanced, like, what makes financial sense?" said Kruspe.
Rammstein's latest album, Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, is currently available in stores.