Herzeleid Tour

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Rammstein ca. September 1995
Promotional photoshoot
© Jan Hoffmann

The Herzeleid Tour was the first actual concert tour by Rammstein. It is named after the band's debut album, Herzeleid, which was released on 25 September 1995. The tour had an uncertain number of concerts, so far 113 ones are confirmed (110 without the label showcases, TV performances and special shows), the first one being on 8 August 1995 in Berlin and the last on 14 December 1996 in Bonn. Tickets to the concerts cost between 15 and 38 DM for headline shows and between 22 and 89 DM for festivals. During the tour, apart from the songs released on Herzeleid, each of the following appeared on the band's setlists at least once:

Most of these songs received significant changes throughout the years since their earliest known live performances.

The first actual concert of the band was on 24 March 1994 in Leipzig, it was a part of the "Club tour" (note that the name "Club tour" is made up, it is not known if the tour actually had any name), which was not a coherent tour and should not be considered a part of the Herzeleid tour. The Club tour is generally a very obscure period of Rammstein history, many concert dates remain uncertain, while some are completely unknown. Before and during the tour the band composed the early versions of the songs that subsequently were finished and released on Herzeleid or, in the case of Alter Mann, on Sehnsucht, as well as some songs, finished studio versions of which were never released, these are:

In case of the unknown instrumental song, Tiefer gelegt and Wilder Wein, it is not known for certain if the band actually ever played them live during the tour. The last known concert of the Club tour was on 27 May 1995 in Leipzig.

Subtours, tour legs and special performances

Promotional flyer for December 1995 concerts
Promotional flyer for January - March 1996 headline concerts
Dates Subtour / Tour leg / Type
24.03.199427.05.1995 Club gigs, opening slots and headline shows
Club Tour
08.08.199501.09.1995 Headline shows & festivals
Herzeleid Tour 1995
08.09.1995 Special show
13.10.1995 Headline show
14.10.199531.10.1995 Support for Project Pitchfork
03.11.1995, 04.11.1995 Headline shows
27.11.1995, 29.11.1995 Support for Clawfinger
02.12.199522.12.1995 December leg
19.01.199622.01.1996 Support for Clawfinger
Herzeleid Tour 1996
23.01.199630.01.1996 Support for the Ramones
25.01.1996, 27.01.1996 Headline shows
16.02.199603.03.1996 February–March leg
27.03.1996 TV performance
02.05.1996 Label Showcases
29.05.199613.06.1996 May–June leg
08.06.199618.08.1996 Festival leg
29.06.1996 Special show
17.08.1996 Headline show
27.09.1996 "100 Jahre Rammstein" concert
29.09.199612.10.1996 Autumn leg
14.12.1996 Headline show

Support

Club Tour

Herzeleid Tour

Notable concerts

Club tour

Herzeleid tour

Average setlist

The setlist changed a lot over the years and there is not much information about the Herzeleid tour setlists overall, so there is no definite average setlist, but it would usually stay the same for several consecutive concerts.

1994 Setlists

There is not much information about the 1994 setlists, but there are two known ones.

03.12.1994

31.12.1994

1995 Setlists

Clawfinger Tour 1995 (27.11.1995 & 29.11.1995)

December leg (02.12.1995 - 22.12.1995)

(based on 16.12.1995)

1996 Setlists

Ramones "¡Adios Amigos!" Tour (23.01.1996 - 30.01.1996)

29.01.1996

February–March leg (16.02.1996 - 03.03.1996)

(based on 27.02.1996 and 02.03.1996)

May–June leg (29.05.1996 - 13.06.1996)

(based on 10.06.1996 and 12.06.1996)

Festival leg (08.06.1996 - 18.08.1996)

(based on 14.06.1996, 06.07.1996 and 19.07.1996)

Autumn leg (29.09.1996 - 12.10.1996)

(based on 05.10.1996, 10.10.1996 and 11.10.1996)

Stage, band apparel, live effects and stunts

Media

List of professional live recordings

Date Location / TV Show City Country Type Completeness Sound Status Notes
2 Jul 1994 Kunsthaus Tacheles Berlin Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Incomplete Live Public/Private Some excerpts have surfaced already.
Private Only excerpts of the show. Includes an interview backstage.
27 Aug 1994 M.A.U. Club Rostock Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public/Private Recorded for the movie Achtung! Wir kommen.. Some excerpts have surfaced already.
Audio Complete Private Recorded for the movie Achtung! Wir kommen..
29 Nov 1995 Stodoła Warsaw Poland Flag of Poland.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
16 Feb 1996 Kulturzentrum Stern Riesa Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Incomplete Studio Public
27 Mar 1996 Hanging Out London United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
19 Jul 1996 Motorcycle Jamboree Biesenthal Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public Recorded for release on a VHS tape.
18 Aug 1996 Bizarre Festival Cologne Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Complete Soundboard Public
27 Sep 1996 Arena Berlin Berlin Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Complete Soundboard Public Recorded for release on a VHS tape.

Gallery

Live photos

Other (posters, tickets, etc.)

Posters
Tickets
Setlists
Newspaper articles