Rammstein files lawsuit to stop secondary sellers from reselling tickets
German industrial metal icons Rammstein will embark on a European tour early next summer, but before that they’re making sure every fan receives a fair ticket price.
In an effort to ensure that their tickets will not be sold at an inflated price, the group “Du hast” recently filed a request to ensure that Viagogo, a secondary ticketing site, cannot resell its tickets. Tickets will instead be available through a platform, Eventim. Full names must appear on tickets along with the corresponding IDs required for entry.
“Buyers often do not realize that they are not buying their tickets from the organizer but from the secondary ticket market,” explained the group’s lawyer, Sebastian Ott, in a press release. “The legislator recognized this shortcoming and acted,” he continued, saying the group and the legal team are “pleased that the Hamburg District Court shares our opinion and systematically prohibits violations of the new law. “.
This year, ITV News with the FanFair Alliance launched an investigation into the Viagogo platform, finding that tickets were being sold and prices abused by three major retailers, with less than 10% of resold tickets being sold by regular users.
Another claim was reportedly filed by Rammstein against the ticketing company during a series of shows in 2019. This is the second time the German court has banned Viagogo from scalping the band’s tickets.
In support of their eighth album, Timereleased earlier this year, the band will kick off their 2023 summer tour in Lithuania, traveling across Europe from late May to early August.
2023 Tour Dates:
May 22 – Vilnius, Lithuania – Vingio Parkas
May 27 – Helsinki, Finland – Olympiastadion
May 28 – Helsinki, Finland – Olympiastadion
June 2 – Odense, Denmark – Dyrskueplads
June 7 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
June 8 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
June 14 – Trenčín, Slovakia – Airport
June 17 – Bern, Switzerland – Stadion Wankdorf
June 18 – Bern, Switzerland – Stadion Wankdorf
June 23 – Madrid, Spain – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
June 26 – Lisbon, Portugal – Estádio Da Luz
July 1 – Padua, Italy – Stadio Euganeo
July 6 – Groningen, Netherlands – Stadspark
July 11 – Budapest, Hungary – Puskás Aréna
July 15 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
July 16 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
July 22 – Paris, France – Stade de France
July 26 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel-Stadion
July 30 – Chorzów, Poland – Stadion Śląski
August 4 – Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium