Mutter Tour

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The Mutter Tour was the third tour of Rammstein. It had 115 concerts, the first one being 13.05.2001 in Nuremberg and the last one being 13.07.2002 in Portugal.

Sub-tours

There were a few sub-tours during the Mutter tour.

  • 13.05.2001 – 01.06.2001: Germany/Austria/Switzerland Tour (GAS Tour)
  • 05.06.2001 – 16.06.2001: Summer Europe 2001 Tour
  • 29.06.2001 – 06.08.2001: US Tour
  • 21.09.2001 – 24.10.2001: Pledge of Allegiance Tour 2001
  • 10.11.2001 – 15.12.2001: Winter Europe 2001 Tour
  • 14.05.2002 – 13.07.2002: Europe 2002 Tour

Support

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

Note: Given dates are mostly first and last known times used, and therefore could be incorrect due to missing information.

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
Drumstrobelightsfleisch.jpg
Weisses Fleisch - Berlin, May 18, 2001
Drumstrobelights.jpg
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
Mutterfiremasks.jpg
Freiburg, December 7, 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.
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 of and the table goes back into the floor.
Descending UFO Light
Mutterufolight.jpg
Amsterdam, December 3, 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 sometimes drop a rain of sparks.
Malfunctioning Fire Coat
Mutterburningcoat.JPG
Wien, May 22, 2001
Mutterprotectivegear.jpg
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
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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.