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 2 April 2001. The tour had 115 concerts, the first one being on 13 May 2001 in Nuremberg (not counting the private shows for the members of the official fanclub on 1 and 11 May 2001 in Berlin) and the last on 13 July 2002 in Caminha, Portugal.

Subtours, tour legs and special performances

Dates Subtour / Tour leg / Type
01.05.2001, 11.05.2001
Fanclub 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
08.11.2001 TV performance
10.11.200115.12.2001 Headline tour leg
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 through numerous different iterations during the tour, never remaining the same for extended periods of time. Due to this changing nature, not all dates are present in the tables below, only those that are known for sure. If one or more dates have an unknown setlist, but are grouped below, then it is assumed they shared a setlist with a known concert. When this is the case, a note will be present to signify this. The setlist of the TV performance on 8 November 2001 is also not included here.

Mutter Tour 2001: German leg

2001 Fanclub Setlist
  Used for the Fanclub shows on 1 and 11 May 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 13 May 2001.
Unfinalized Setlist
  Used on 14 and 15 May 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 16 May 2001.
Unfinalized Setlist
  Used from 14 until 21 May 2001.
Unfinalized Setlist
  Used on 22 and 24 May 2001.
Average Setlist
  Used from 26 until 31 May 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 1 June 2001.

Mutter Tour 2001: Summer European leg

Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 5 June 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 9 June 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 12 June 2001.

Mutter Tour 2001: North American leg

Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 29 June 2001.
Average Setlist
  Used from 4 until 12 July 2001. Usage is based on known concerts.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 14 July 2001.
Average Setlist
  Used from 15 until 18 July 2001. Usage is based on known concerts.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 19 July 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 24 July 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 29 July 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 30 July 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 31 July 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 4 August 2001.

Pledge of Allegiance Tour

Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 21 September 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 22 September 2001.
Average Setlist
  Used from 26 until 30 September 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only one known usage, on 11 October 2001.
Average Setlist
  Used from 20 until 24 October 2001. Usage is based on known concerts.

Mutter Tour 2001: Winter European leg

Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 10 November 2001.
Exception Setlist
  Used on 12 and 13 November 2001.
Exception Setlist
  Used on 17 and 19 November.
Average Setlist
  Used from 29 November until 14 December 2001, except on 5 December.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 5 December 2001.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 15 December 2001.

Mutter Tour 2002: European leg

Average Setlist
  Used on 14, 16 and 18 May 2002. Also used on 15, 17, 27 and 30 June, as well as 6, 7 and 13 July 2002.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 17 May 2002.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 20 May 2002.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 24 May 2002.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 13 June 2002.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 19 June 2002.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 29 June 2002.
Unique Setlist
  Only used once, on 4 July 2002.

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, 31 May 2001
Used for: 5/4, intro
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 1 June 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, 4 August 2001
Used for: 5/4
Time period: 4 August 2001 - 25 November 2001
Description
Olli, Paul, Richard & Schneider would come on stage one by one, each wearing an odd mask.
Strobing Fireworks Guitar
Mutterguitarstrobelights.jpg
Berlin, 18 May 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 21/22 May 2001
Description
During Richard's solo, 3 strobing fireworks attached to his guitar go off.
Extra Snare Drum
Mutterextradrum.jpg
Hamburg, 15 May 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 13 July 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
24.05.2001richard.jpg
Adios - Zurich, 24 May 2001
Richardpledgeguitar.jpg
Links 2-3-4 - San Diego, 30 September 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: 21/22 May 2001 - 13 July 2002
Used for: Links 2-3-4
Time period: 21 September 2001 - 24 October 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, 29 May 2001
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Time period: 28 May 2001 - 1 June 2001
Description
During the last part of the song, confetti would be launched from the stage.
Strobing Fireworks Drumset
Drumstrobelightsfleisch.jpg
Weißes Fleisch - Berlin, 18 May 2001
Drumstrobelights.jpg
Engel - Riesa, 26 May 2001
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 1 June 2001
Used for: Engel
Time period: 26 May 2001 - ?
Used for: Sonne
Time period: 18 July 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
15.12.2001band.jpg
San Sebastián, 15 December 2001
Used for: Feuer frei!
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 13 July 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
Muttersparksticks.jpg
Leuven, 6 December 2001
Used for: Feuer frei!
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 13 July 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.
Burning Heart Flare
Mutterburningheart.jpg
Werchter, 29 June 2002
Used for: Mein Herz brennt
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 13 July 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, 29 May 2001
Used for: Mein Herz brennt
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 1 June 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, 17 November 2001
Used for: Mein Herz brennt
Time period: 19 November 2001 - 13 July 2002
Description
Till enters the stage on a descending UFO light. The light would drop a rain of sparks from below.
Malfunctioning Fire Coat
Mutterburningcoat.JPG
Wien, 22 May 2001
Mutterprotectivegear.jpg
Hamburg, 15 May 2001
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 4 August 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, 13 July 2002
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 13 July 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: 16-18 May 2001 - 14,18,31 July 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, 4 July 2002
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 13 July 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, 14 July 2001
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 14 July 2001 - ?
Description
While Flake is dancing, he activates a mechanism on his back that shoots sparks.
Mobile Flamethrower
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Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? - San Francisco, 5 July 2001
Mutterflamethrower.jpg
Links 2-3-4 - Hanover, 1 June 2001
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: 14 May 2001 - 4 August 2001
Used for: Links 2-3-4
Time period: 21 May 2001 - 1 June 2001
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 Links 2-3-4 he would shoot after every "Links" during the final part of the song. This effect originates from the Herzeleid Tour.
Exploding Sidefill
Zwitterliveeffect.jpg
Zwitter - Hamburg, 16 May, 2001
Used for: Zwitter
Time period: 13 May 2001 - 13 July 2002
Used for: Sonne
Time period: 21 September 2001 - 24 October 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 Location / TV Show City Country Type Completeness Sound Status Notes
18 May 2001 Velodrom Berlin Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public/Private Recorded for an unreleased Mutter Tour DVD/CD. Two songs have been officially released already.
Audio
1 Jun 2001 Preussag Arena Hanover Germany Flag of Germany.svg Audio Incomplete Soundboard Public Recorded for later releases. Three songs have been officially released already.
14 Jul 2001 Big Field Day Festival Gilford United States Flag of the United States.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
18 Jul 2001 Hammerstein Ballroom New York City United States Flag of the United States.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
4 Aug 2001 Pabellón Este, Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City Mexico Flag of Mexico.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
6 Aug 2001 Escena Monterrey Mexico Flag of Mexico.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
8 Nov 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards Frankfurt Germany Flag of Germany.svg Video Complete Soundboard Public
10 Nov 2001 Zénith de Paris Paris France Flag of France.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
13 Nov 2001 Spodek Katowice Poland Flag of Poland.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
17 Nov 2001 Luzhniki Palace of Sports Moscow Russia Flag of Russia.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public
27 Jun 2002 Roskilde Festival Roskilde Denmark Flag of Denmark.svg Video Incomplete Soundboard Public/Private Complete recording might not be saved.

Gallery

Live photos

Other (posters, tickets, etc.)

Posters
Setlists