Herzeleid Tour

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A flyer to promote some of the 1995 concerts

The Herzeleid tour was the first concert tour by Rammstein. It is named after the band's debut album, Herzeleid, which was released in September 1995. The tour had an unknown number of concerts, the first one being on March 24, 1994 in Leipzig and the last one on September 6, 1997 in New York City. Tickets costed between 5DM and 38DM, not counting festivals, which ranged up to 89DM.

Subtours, tour legs and special performances

A flyer to promote some of the 1996 concerts
Dates Subtour / Tour leg / Type
24.03.199427.05.1995 Club Tour
08.08.199508.09.1995 Headline shows & festivals
13.10.199504.11.1995 Support for Project Pitchfork & headline shows
27.11.1995, 29.11.1995 Support for Clawfinger
02.12.199522.12.1995 Headline tour leg
19.01.199622.01.1996 Support for Clawfinger
23.01.199630.01.1996 Support for The Ramones & headline shows
16.02.199603.03.1996 Headline tour leg
27.03.1996 TV performance
02.05.1996 Label showcase
29.05.199617.08.1996 Headline tour leg
08.06.199618.08.1996 Festival shows
27.09.1996 Special show
29.09.199612.10.1996 Headline tour leg
09.04.1997 Headline show
19.04.1997, 08.05.1997 TV performances
06.05.199719.06.1997 Headline tour leg
18.05.199706.09.1997 Festival tour
16.08.1997 FanArea show

Support

Notable concerts

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 Setlist

31.12.1994

1995 Setlists

27.11.1995 & 29.11.1995

A setlist of a concert in Lobenstein, 15.12.1995 (differs from the average setlist).

03.12.1995 & 16.12.1995

1996 Setlists

A setlist of a concert in Magdeburg, 11.10.1996 (differs from the average setlist).

29.01.1996

06.07.1996 - 27.09.1996

1997 Setlist

A setlist of a FanArea concert in Cologne, 16.08.1997 (differs from the average setlist).

At the beginning of 1997 the setlist changed a lot, so there is no average setlist for the earlier dates.

17.08.1997 - 30.08.1997

Stage effects and stunts

Sparkle fountain fireworks
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Rostock, August 27, 1994
Used for Rammstein
Time period 1994
Description
Till would use two sparkle fountain fireworks at the beginning of the first verse.
Burning cage
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Gorkwitz, August/September 1994
Used for Tier (1994)
Time period August/September 1994 - December 31, 1994
Description
Flake would sit in a metal cage with a piece of fabric hanging over it that would be ignited during the song.
Sparkling boots
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Berlin, September 27, 1996
Used for Weisses Fleisch
Time period August 27, 1994;
June 1996 - April 9, 1997
Description
Till would jump onto the stage with set off sparkle fountain fireworks attached to his boots.
Riding & neon lamp smashing
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Feuerräder - Gorkwitz, August/September 1994
Used for Feuerräder
Time period August/September 1994 - December 31, 1994
Used for Bück dich
Time period September 3, 1997 - September 6, 1997
Description
For Feuerräder, after the guitar solo Flake would ride on Till's back, then smash the neon lamp against him.
Burning coat
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Berlin, October 19, 1995
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Bremen, June 11, 1996
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Freiberg, October 12, 1996
Used for Rammstein
Time period August 11, 1995 - September 6, 1997
Description
August - December 1995: Till's right sleeve would be set on fire.

January 1996 - August 18, 1996: Both sleeves would be set on fire.

September 27, 1996 - September 6, 1997: New coat - both sleeves and back would be set on fire.
Sparkling gloves
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Stuttgart, December 7, 1995
Used for Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period November 1995 - August 30, 1997
Description
During the "Sex ist eine Schlacht..." refrain sparkle fountain fireworks attached to Till's gloves would be activated, then he would start making circular motions with his arms.
Flamethrower
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Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? - Bamberg, December 10, 1995
Used for Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?, Outro
Time period November 1995 - August 30, 1997
Used for Du riechst so gut
Time period September 27, 1996
Description
For Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? Till would shoot with a flamethrower after each time he said "Rammstein" during the final part of the song. For Du riechst so gut he would occasionally shoot after the first chorus and during the first half of the second one.
Fire fountains
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Du riechst so gut - February/March 1996
Used for Du riechst so gut
Time period November 1995 - July 19, 1996;
September 27, 1996
Used for Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period September 27, 1996
Used for Tier, Heirate mich, Engel
Time period May 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
Fire would occasionally shoot out of the floor.
Fake blood
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London, March 27, 1996
Used for Du riechst so gut
Time period March 27, 1996
Description
There is only one know time it was used. Right before the third verse Till smashed a capsule with fake blood against his chest, leaving fake bloodstains on his chest, face and shoulders.
Flake's dance
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Altena, June 22, 1996
Used for Weisses Fleisch
Time period June 1996 - April 9, 1997
Description
After the guitar solo Flake would come to the center of the stage and start dancing, the moves would usually be very chaotic and abrupt.
Burning "Rammstein" signboard
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Heirate mich - Berlin, September 27, 1996
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Hamburg, Herzeleid Gold Award Party, August 4, 1997
Used for Seemann
Time period June - July 1996
Used for Spiel mit mir, Heirate mich
Time period September 27, 1996
Used for Herzeleid Gold Award Party
Time period August 4, 1997
Description
The signboard would be hanging from the ceiling the whole concert, then ignite during one of the specified songs. At a concert in Berlin the signboard fell into the crowd and injured a few people.
Burning hat
Burning hat.jpg
Seemann - Berlin, September 27, 1996
Used for Spiel mit mir
Time period June 1996
Used for Seemann
Time period July 1996;
September 27, 1996
Description
Richard's hat would be set on fire.
Doll
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Bremen, June 11, 1996
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Bielefeld, May 6, 1997
Used for Spiel mit mir
Time period June 1996 - August 30, 1997
Description
To sing the song, Till would come out with a doll which had a laser pointer instead of one of the eyes. Often it would be covered in what looked like bloodstains and burns.
Exploding mannequin heads
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Hildesheim, June 14, 1996
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Altena, June 22, 1996
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Bremen, June 11, 1996
Used for Heirate mich
Time period June 1996
Description
Creepy mannequin heads that would usually stand somewhere on the stage the whole concert. During the intro of the song Till would bring them closer to the audience and at the end of the intro Flake would trigger their explosion.
Burning mannequin heads
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Stavenhagen, July 6, 1996
Used for Heirate mich
Time period July 1996
Description
There is only one known time these were used. A technician installed the heads during the transition between Spiel mit mir and Heirate mich. When Till started to sing the intro, they went on fire. As he finished, he started to hit one of the heads with a sledgehammer.
Exploding inflatable sex dolls
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Cologne, August 18, 1996
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Frauenfeld, July 12, 1997
Used for Heirate mich
Time period July 1996 - April 9, 1997;
July 1997 - August 30, 1997
Used for Seemann, Du riechst so gut
Time period August 18, 1996
Description
July 1996 - April 9, 1997: Would usually be dressed in pieces of paper or fabric (sometimes teared) that resembled a wedding dress and a veil. The doll, as well as its "clothes", would look bloodstained and burnt. Sometimes it would be set on fire. The explosion would be triggered by Flake shortly after Till's intro part. On August 18, 1996 one doll was set up for Seemann, however Flake blew it up only during the next song, which was Du riechst so gut.
July 1997 - August 30, 1997: There would be multiple dolls (usually four) dressed only in black skirts, these would have creepy white masks on their faces. They would explode in pairs after Till's intro part.
Squirting dildo
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Das alte Leid - Hildesheim, June 14, 1996
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Bück dich - Cologne, August 17, 1997
Used for Das alte Leid
Time period June - October 1996
Used for Du hast
Time period April 9, 1997
Used for Bück dich
Time period May 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
Till would unzip his pants and pull out the dildo which soon would start squirting. Additionally for Bück dich, before the whole thing, Flake would come to Till, bend over before him and start walking on all fours.
Fireworks
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Rammstein - Hildesheim, June 14, 1996
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Outro - Cologne, August 18, 1996
Used for Rammstein
Time period June 14, 1996
Used for Laichzeit
Time period July 1996
Used for Outro
Time period July 1996 - August 18, 1996
Description
Would only be used at some open air venues. For Rammstein Till's fireworks were launched at some point near the beginning of the song, this was the only known time they were used for Rammstein instead of the burning coat. For Laichzeit they would be launched near the end of the keyboard intro. For the outros Richard, Paul, Schneider and Olli would come close to the audience and their fireworks would be launched.
Pyrotechnic flares
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Rammstein - Biesenthal, July 19, 1996
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Du riechst so gut - Landgraaf, May 18, 1997
Used for Rammstein, Weisses Fleisch
Time period July 19, 1996
Used for Bestrafe mich, Sehnsucht
Time period September 27, 1996
Used for Du hast/Du riechst so gut
Time period May 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
July 19, 1996: At the beginning of Rammstein two naked girls lit up Till's sleeves with red flares. Some flares were placed on stage.
September 27, 1996: Before Bestrafe mich some yellowish-green flares were lit up. During Sehnsucht red flares were held by two backup dancer girls.
May 1997 - August 30, 1997: Apparently, red flares would be used for Du riechst so gut only if Du hast wasn't on setlist. For both songs the flares would be lit up before the third verse.
Smoke bombs
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Cologne, August 18, 1996
Used for Asche zu Asche
Time period July 1996 - August 30, 1997
Description
Would only be used at open air venues. Technicians would place some smoke bombs that would go off halfway through the song, the generated smoke would be blown away towards the audience with big fans. The stage would barely be seen behind the smoke at some point.
Microphone stand breaking
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Cologne, August 17, 1997
Used for Der Meister
Time period September 27, 1996 - August 30, 1997
Description
At some point Till would grab the microphone stand and start smashing it against the floor, then throw it away.
Lightbulb
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Berlin, September 27, 1996
Used for Seemann
Time period September 27, 1996
Description
There is only one known time it was used. The glowing lightbulb had been hanging above the stage since the beginning of the song, Till smashed it with his fist while singing the final line.
Melting ice
DaL1996.09.27Ice.jpg
Berlin, September 27, 1996
Used for Das alte Leid
Time period September 27, 1996
Description
There is only one known time it was used. Before the song, a group of technicians unloaded a bunch of huge ice bricks off a platform. They were placed around a floor light where they immediately started to melt and produce vapor.
Sparkling dildo
DaL1996.09.27sparkler.jpg
Berlin, September 27, 1996
Used for Das alte Leid
Time period September 27, 1996
Description
There is only one known time it was used. Till yelled "Ich will ficken" while holding the activated fountain firework over his crotch area.
Robe
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Hamburg, May 7, 1997
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Düsseldorf, May 15, 1997
Used for Tier
Time period May 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
Till would come out to sing the song wearing a robe. At some point of the song (usually the first refrain) two streaks of fire, sparkles and smoke would go up the front of the robe.
Whip
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Frauenfeld, July 12, 1997
Used for Bestrafe mich
Time period May 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
Till would come out to sing the song with a whip. During the song he would occasionally hit himself with it.
Telephone
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Buchschachen, May 21, 1997
Used for Du hast
Time period May 1997
Description
During the third verse Till would sing into a telephone, thus a playback would be used for his part. Right after the verse he would throw away the telephone which would explode mid-air.
Quick flashes
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Cologne, August 17, 1997
Used for Sehnsucht
Time period May 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
During the intro of the song up to eight flares would quickly flash on the stage.
Crowd sailing
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Bielefeld, May 6, 1997
Used for Seemann
Time period May 1997
Description
At some point during the song an inflatable boat would be brought on stage. Flake would get in it with a bottle sparkler. The boat would be passed to the crowd where Flake would spend some time sailing until eventually returning.
Flake's beheading
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Düsseldorf, May 15, 1997
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Cologne, August 17, 1997
Used for Heirate mich
Time period May 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
Before the song Flake would put on a "Rammstein" hoodie, near the end of the song he would be replaced with a mannequin wearing an identical hoodie, with the hood covering its head. At the end of the outro Till would come to it and hit the mannequin in the head hard enough for the head to fall off, then two sparkle fountain fireworks attached to mannequin's neck would be activated.
Mobile flamethrower
FlamethrowerDerMeister1997.jpg
Bielefeld, May 6, 1997
Used for Der Meister
Time period May 6, 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
During the bridge Till would rapidly shoot with a mobile flamethrower to the rhythm of the song.
Sparkling bow
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Laichzeit - Burgum, June 28, 1997
Used for Laichzeit
Time period June 1997 - August 30, 1997
Used for Du riechst so gut
Time period May 18, 1997
Description
For the keyboard intro Till would come out with a huge bow to which multiple sparkle fountain fireworks would be attached, soon the middle one would be activated and a bit later the rest of them.
At a concert in Burgum a launchable firework was used as a middle one.
There is one known time the bow was used for Du riechst so gut, although the setlist said it should have been used for Laichzeit.
Bleeding masks
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Rehearsal - Bielefeld, May 6, 1997
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Bielefeld, May 6, 1997
Used for Engel
Time period May 6, 1997
Description
There is only one known time they were used. Photos suggest that during the rehearsal Till, Richard, Paul and Flake were wearing the masks, but at the actual concert only Richard put his mask on. The mask had a third, middle nostril from which fake blood was dripping. Later, the four masks, without the blood dripping effect, would be put on the inflatable sex dolls used for the Heirate mich intro.
Sparkling drumstick
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Bielefeld, May 6, 1997
Used for Rammstein (Eskimos & Egypt)
Time period May 1997;
August 17, 1997
Description
For the second guitar solo, Schneider would replace one of his drumsticks with a sparkle fountain firework, which would be set off.
Quick flash + explosion
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Munich, May 11, 1997
Used for Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period May 6, 1997 - August 30, 1997
Description
In the middle of the "Sex ist eine Schlacht..." refrain, during the short pause, there would be a quick flash and a minor explosion near the drumkit.
Fireworks shooting at Olli
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Cologne, August 17, 1997
Used for Tier
Time period August 17, 1997
Description
There is only one known time it was used. The prolonged acoustic guitar intro was interrupted by two minor fireworks going off, which Olli pretended to try and dodge.


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Photos

Other (Posters, tickets, etc.)