Mutter Tour

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Rammstein ca. September 2001
Promotional photoshoot
© Mick Hutson

The Mutter Tour was the third concert tour by Rammstein. It is named after the band's third album, Mutter, which was released on April 2, 2001. The tour had 115 concerts, the first one being on May 13, 2001 in Nuremberg (not counting the private show for the members of the official fanclub on May 1, 2001 and May 11, 2001 in Berlin) and the last on July 13, 2002 in Caminha, Portugal.

Subtours, tour legs and special performances

Dates Subtour / Tour leg / Type
01.05.2001, 11.05.2001
Fanarea shows
Mutter Tour 2001
13.05.200101.06.2001 Headline tour leg
05.06.200116.06.2001 Support for AC/DC and headline shows
29.06.200106.08.2001 Headline shows & festivals
21.09.200124.10.2001 Pledge of Allegiance Tour 2001
08.11.2001 TV performance
10.11.200115.12.2001 Headline shows & festivals
14.05.200113.07.2002 Headline shows & festivals
Mutter Tour 2002

Support

  • 13.05.2001 – 09.06.2001: Support by Clawfinger
  • 12.06.2001: Support for AC/DC
  • 15.06.2001 – 16.06.2001: Support by HAM
  • 03.07.2001 – 31.07.2001: Support by Godhead and Crossbreed (except for 14.07 and 29.07)
  • 04.08.2001 – 06.08.2001: Support by Hocico
  • 10.11.2001 – 19.11.2001: Support by Clawfinger
  • 21.11.2001 – 23.11.2001: Support by No Big Silence
  • 27.11.2001 – 15.12.2001: Support by Clawfinger
  • 14.05.2002 – 18.05.2002: Support by American Head Charge and Raging Speedhorn
  • 17.06.2002: Support by Clawfinger and Psyshit
  • 19.06.2002: Support by Black Coffee
  • 30.06.2002: Support by Dreadlock Pussy and Within Temptation

Notable concerts

Average Setlist

The setlist went trough numerous iterations troughout the tour, often receiving small changes.

1st European Leg

13.05.2001

14.05.2001 - 15.05.2001

16.05.2001

18.05.2001 - 21.05.2001

22.05.2001 - 24.05.2001

26.05.2001 - 31.05.2001

01.06.2001

05.06.2001

07.06.2001 - 09.06.2001

12.06.2001

North American Leg

04.07.2001 - 15.07.2001

18.07.2001

31.07.2001

04.08.2001

Stage Effects & Stunts

The effects and stunts listed here are limited to the Mutter Tour, for a full overview of the band's stunts and effects, see Stage effects and stunts.

Giant Uterus
Mutteruterus.jpg
Frankfurt, May 31, 2001
Used for: 5/4, intro
Time period: May 13, 2001 - June 1, 2001
Description
Flake would start off alone while a giant uterus slowly descends from the ceiling, this uterus would eject the members of the band, except Till, almost naked onto the floor. A crewmember dressed as doctor would then escort them to their instruments and they would start playing as the song progressed.
Odd Masks
Muttermask.jpg
Mexico City, August 4, 2001
Used for: 5/4
Time period: August 4, 2001 - November 25, 2001
Description
Olli, Paul, Richard & Schneider would come on stage one by one, each weiring an odd mask.
Strobing Fireworks Guitar
Mutterguitarstrobelights.jpg
Berlin, May 18, 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: May 13, 2001 - May 21/22, 2001
Description
During Richard's solo, 3 strobing fireworks attached to his guitar go off.
Extra Snare Drum
Mutterextradrum.jpg
Hamburg, May 15, 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: May 13, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Description
Flake abandons his keyboard and mans a snare drum for the duration of the song, he also dons an apron to protect his outfit from the splashing liquid of the drum.
Flaming Guitar
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Adios - Zurich, May 24, 2001
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Links 2-3-4 - San Diego, September 30, 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: May 21/22, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Used for: Links 2-3-4
Time period: September 21, 2001 - October 24, 2001
Description
For Adios, Richard's guitar would be set ablaze during his solo, the same thing happens for Links 2-3-4, only there it happens during the guitar solo at the end.
Confetti
Mutterconfetti.jpg
Frankfurt, May 29, 2001
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Time period: May 28, 2001 - June 1, 2001
Description
During the last part of the song, confetti would be launched from the stage.
Strobing Fireworks Drumset
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Weißes Fleisch - Berlin, May 18, 2001
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Engel - Riesa, May 26, 2001
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: May 13, 2001 - June 1, 2001
Used for: Engel
Time period: May 26, 2001 - ?
Used for: Sonne
Time period: July 18, 2001 - ?
Description
6 strobing fireworks attached to the drums go off. First during Flake's dance in Weißes Fleisch , then the final part in Engel and later during Sonne's intro.
Fire and Water Masks
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San Sebastián, December 15, 2001
Used for: Feuer frei!
Time period: May 13, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Description
Till attaches a firespewing mask to his face, Flake attaches a waterspewing one and tries to put out Till's flame. Later in the tour, Paul and Richard would also don fire masks.
Explosive Drumsticks
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St. Paul, October 11, 2001
Used for: Feuer frei!
Time period: May 13, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Description
During the final part of the song, when Till yells the last "bang bang", Schneider would rise his arms high up while his drumsticks would shoot out one explosion each.
Sparkler Drumsticks
Muttersparksticks.jpg
Leuven, December 6, 2001
Used for: Engel
Time period: December 2001
Description
During the last part of the song, Schneider's drumsticks would let out sparks. This effect originates from the Sehnsucht Tour.
Burning Heart Flare
Mutterburningheart.jpg
Werchter, June 29, 2002
Used for: Mein Herz brennt
Time period: May 13, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Description
Till's "heart" appears to be burning and smoke releases from his jacket, he then uses a bright red flare in his sleeve.
Tilting Operating Table
Mutterherztable.jpg
Frankfurt, May 29, 2001
Used for: Mein Herz brennt
Time period: May 13, 2001 - June 1, 2001
Description
Till appears tied to a table that rises from the ground as soon as the intro part of the song stops. When he yells the first "brennt", his restraints explode off and the table descends back into the floor.
Descending UFO Light
Mutterufolight.jpg
Moscow, November 17, 2001
Used for: Mein Herz brennt
Time period: November 19, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Description
Till enters the stage on a descending UFO light. The light would drop a rain of sparks from below.
Malfunctioning Fire Coat
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Wien, May 22, 2001
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Hamburg, May 15, 2001
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: May 13, 2001 - August 4, 2001
Description
Till's fire coat "malfunctions" halfway trough the song, making it look like the flames overwhelm him. Flake would then come and try putting him out with a fire extinguisher, but this extinguisher would be filled with flammable liquid and only worsen the flames. Crew members would then come to actually put him out. Finally, Till would stand up and show he's wearing protective gear and a flame-proof Till mask, he would then pull of the mask and continue the song.
Air Bursts
Mutterairbursts.jpg
Portugal, July 13, 2002
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: May 13, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Description
At the beginning of the song, multiple air bursts go off, corresponding with Schneider's drum hits. This effect originates from the Sehnsucht Tour.
Mic Passing
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: May 16-18, 2001 - July 14,18,31, 2001
Description
Till would occasionally pass the microphone to the audience and encourage them to sing during the last post-chorus.
Green Flame Curtain
Mutterflamecurtain.jpg
Kristiansand, July 4, 2002
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: May 13, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Description
Before the last part of the song, a green curtain of flames would ignite at the front of the stage. This effect originates from the Sehnsucht Tour.
Spark Mechanism
Mutterfleisch.gif
Gilford, July 14, 2001
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: July 14, 2001 - ?
Description
While Flake is dancing, he activates a mechanism on his back that shoots sparks.
Mobile Flamethrower
Mutterflamethrower.jpg
Hanover, June 1, 2001
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: May 14, 2001 - August 4, 2001
Description
Till would shoot with a flamethrower after each time he said "Rammstein" during the final part of the song. This effect originates from the Herzeleid Tour.
Exploding Sidefill
Zwitterguitardestroyer.gif
Zwitter - Hamburg, 16 May, 2001
Used for: Zwitter
Time period: May 13, 2001 - July 13, 2002
Used for: Sonne
Time period: September 21, 2001 - October 24, 2001
Description
For Zwitter, Richard would get his guitar changed by a crewmember during the outro and would then ram his guitar into the fake sidefill, resulting in an explosion. Later in the tour, Till would instead destroy a mic stand and jam it into the sidefill. For Sonne, Till would do the same thing during the outro.


Media

List of professional live recordings

Date Venue / Festival / TV Show City Country Type Completeness Sound Status Notes
2001-05-18 Velodrom Berlin Flag of Germany.svg Germany Video Incomplete Soundboard Public/Private Recorded for an unreleased Mutter Tour DVD/CD. Two songs have been officially released already.
Audio
2001-06-01 Preussag Arena Hanover Flag of Germany.svg Germany Audio Incomplete Soundboard Public Recorded for later releases. Three songs have been officially released already.
2001-07-14 Big Field Day Festival Gilford Flag of the United States.svg USA Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
2001-07-18 Hammerstein Ballroom New York City Flag of the United States.svg USA Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
2001-08-04 Pabellón Este, Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
2001-08-06 Escena Monterrey Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
2001-11-08 MTV EMA Frankfurt Flag of Germany.svg Germany Video Complete Soundboard Public
2001-11-10 Zénith de Paris Paris Flag of France.svg France Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
2001-11-13 Spodek Katowice Flag of Poland.svg Poland Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
2001-11-17 Luzhniki Palace of Sports Moscow Flag of Russia.svg Russia Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
2002-06-27 Roskilde Festival Roskilde Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Video Incomplete Soundboard Public/Private Complete recording might not be saved.

Gallery

Live photos

Other (posters, tickets, etc.)

Posters
Setlists