Stage effects and stunts

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Herzeleid Tour

Sparkle fountain fireworks
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Rostock, 27 August 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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Tier (1994) - Görkwitz, 19 November 1994
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Herzeleid - Biesenthal, 19 July 1996
Used for: Tier (1994)
Time period: 19 November 1994 - 31 December 1994
Used for: Herzeleid, Bestrafe mich
Time period: 19 July 1996
Description
Flake would sit in a metal cage with a piece of fabric hanging over it that would be ignited during the song. At a concert in Biesenthal he stayed in the cage for Bestrafe mich after the piece of fabric had burned down during Herzeleid.
Sparkling boots
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Berlin, 27 September 1996
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 27 August 1994;
December 1995 - October 1996
Description
After the intro Till would jump onto the stage with set off sparkle fountain fireworks attached to his boots. At a concert in Freiwalde in December 1995 the effect was used at the beginning of the third verse.
Riding & neon lamp smashing
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Görkwitz, 19 November 1994
Used for: Feuerräder
Time period: 1994 - December 31 August 1994
Description
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, 19 October 1995
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Krefeld, 13 June 1996
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Berlin, 27 September 1996
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 11 August 1995 - 12 October 1996
Description
August - December 1995: Till's right sleeve would be set on fire.

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

27 September 1996 - 12 October 1996: New coat - both sleeves and the back of the coat would be set on fire.
Sparkling gloves
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Altena, 22 June 1996
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: November 1995 - October 1996
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, 10 December 1995
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?, Outro
Time period: November 1995 - October 1996
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Time period: 27 September 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.
Flake's dance
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Altena, 22 June 1996
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: December 1995 - October 1996
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.
Fire fountains
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Du riechst so gut - February/March 1996
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Time period: 1995 - July 19 November 1996;
27 September 1996
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: 27 September 1996
Description
Fire would occasionally shoot out of the floor.
Quick flash + explosion
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: December 1995 - October 1996
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 somewhere on the stage.
Fake blood
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London, 27 March 1996
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Time period: 27 March 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.
Burning "Rammstein" signboard
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Heirate mich - Berlin, 27 September 1996
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Hamburg, Herzeleid Gold Award Party, 4 August 1997
Used for: Seemann
Time period: June - July 1996
Used for: Spiel mit mir, Heirate mich
Time period: 27 September 1996
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
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Seemann - Berlin, 27 September 1996
Used for: Spiel mit mir
Time period: June 1996
Used for: Seemann
Time period: July 1996;
27 September 1996
Description
Richard's hat would be set on fire.
Doll
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Bremen, 11 June 1996
Used for: Spiel mit mir
Time period: June 1996 - October 1996
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.
Tiny doll
Used for: Heirate mich
Time period: 27 September 1996
Description
There is only one known time it was used. Till would grab it at the beginning of the first verse but he would already throw it away after the line "Von dem Gesicht, was mir gelacht".
Exploding mannequin heads
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Hildesheim, 14 June 1996
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Altena, 22 June 1996
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Bremen, 11 June 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, 6 July 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, 18 August 1996
Used for: Heirate mich
Time period: July 1996 - October 1996
Used for: Seemann, Du riechst so gut
Time period: 18 August 1996
Description
1996 - 1996: Would usually be dressed in pieces of paper or fabric (sometimes teared) that resembled a wedding dress and a veil. The doll October as well as its "clothes" July 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 18 August 1996 one doll was set up for Seemann, however Flake blew it up only during the next song, which was Du riechst so gut.
Squirting dildo
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Das alte Leid - Hildesheim, 14 June 1996
Used for: Das alte Leid
Time period: June - October 1996
Description
Till would unzip his pants and pull out the dildo while yelling the "Ich will ficken!" line. Very soon after it would start squirting.
Fireworks
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Rammstein - Hildesheim, 14 June 1996
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Outro - Cologne, 18 August 1996
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 14 June 1996
Used for: Laichzeit
Time period: July 1996
Used for: Outro
Time period: July 1996 - 18 August 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, 19 July 1996
Used for: Rammstein, Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 19 July 1996
Used for: Bestrafe mich, Sehnsucht
Time period: 27 September 1996
Description
19 July 1996: At the beginning of Rammstein two naked girls lit up Till's sleeves with red flares. Some flares were placed on stage.
27 September 1996: Before Bestrafe mich some yellowish-green flares were lit up. During Sehnsucht red flares were held by two backup dancer girls.
Smoke bombs
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Cologne, 18 August 1996
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Time period: July 1996 - October 1996
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
Used for: Der Meister
Time period: 18 August 1996 - October 1996
Description
At some point during the song, Till would grab the microphone stand and start smashing it against the floor, then throw it away.
Lightbulb
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Berlin, 27 September 1996
Used for: Seemann
Time period: 27 September 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.
Fire outbursts
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Berlin, 27 September 1996
Used for: Laichzeit
Time period: 27 September 1996
Description
There is only one known time it was used. After the intro of the song some explosions under the grilles on the stage caused fire outbursts.
Ice bricks
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Berlin, 27 September 1996
Used for: Das alte Leid
Time period: 27 September 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
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Berlin, 27 September 1996
Used for: Das alte Leid
Time period: 27 September 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.


Sehnsucht Tour

Microphone stand breaking
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Cologne, 17 August 1997
Used for: Der Meister
Time period: 9 April 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
At some point Till would grab the microphone stand and start smashing it against the floor, then throw it away.
Sparkling boots
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 9 April 1997 -
Description
After the intro Till would jump onto the stage with set off sparkle fountain fireworks attached to his boots.
Burning curtain
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Amsterdam, 9 April 1997
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 9 April 1997
Description
There is only one known time it was used. After the intro of the song the curtain behind the stage went on fire and completely burned down.
Flake's dance
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Los Angeles, 27 April 1998
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 9 April 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.
Doll
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Bielefeld, 6 May 1997
Used for: Spiel mit mir
Time period: 9 April 1997 - 30 August 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 inflatable sex dolls
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Frauenfeld, 12 July 1997
Used for: Heirate mich
Time period: 9 April 1997;
July 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
9 April 1997: Similar to the Herzeleid tour shows, the doll was dressed in pieces of paper or fabric that resembled a wedding dress and a veil. The doll, as well as its "clothes", looked bloodstained and burnt. The explosion was triggered by Flake shortly after Till's intro part.
1997 - 30 August 1997: There would be multiple dolls (usually four) dressed only in black skirts July these would have creepy white masks on their faces. They would explode in pairs after Till's intro part. Sometimes they would be set on fire.
Sparkling gloves
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Los Angeles, 27 April 1998
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: 9 April 1997 - 30 August 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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Konstanz, 30 August 1997
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?, Outro
Time period: 9 April 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
Till would shoot with a flamethrower after each time he said "Rammstein" during the final part of the song.
Squirting dildo
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Bück dich - Cologne, 17 August 1997
Used for: Du hast
Time period: 9 April 1997
Used for: Bück dich
Time period: May 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
There is only one known time it was used for Du hast. Near the end of the song Till unzipped his pants and pulled out a dildo which soon started squirting.
Additionally for Bück dich, before the whole thing, Flake would come to Till, bend over before him and start walking on all fours.
Quick flash + explosion
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Munich, 11 May 1997
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: 9 April 1997 - 30 August 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 somewhere on the stage.
Robe
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Tier - Hamburg, 7 May 1997
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Tier - Düsseldorf, 15 May 1997
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Wilder Wein - Dresden, 8 August 1998
Used for: Tier
Time period: May 1997 - 30 August 1997
Used for: Wilder Wein
Time period: September 1997; August 1998
Used for: Klavier
Time period: 1 June 1999 - 15 June 1999
Description
Till would come out to sing the song wearing a robe. At some point during the song two streaks of fire, sparkles and smoke would go up the front of the robe. For Tier, it would usually be after the first refrain. For Wilder Wein, it would usually be after the first verse before the acoustic guitar break and for Klavier, no streaks would go up the robe.
Fire fountains
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Engel - West Valley City, 14 October 1998
Used for: Tier, Heirate mich, Engel
Time period: May 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
Fire would occasionally shoot out of the floor.
Whip
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Frauenfeld, 12 July 1997
Used for: Bestrafe mich
Time period: May 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
Till would come out to sing the song with a whip. During the song he would occasionally hit himself with it.
Pyrotechnic flares
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Du riechst so gut - Landgraaf, 18 May 1997
Used for: Du hast / Du riechst so gut
Time period: May 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
Apparently, red flares would be used for Du riechst so gut only if Du hast was not on setlist. For both songs the flares would be lit up before the third verse.
Telephone
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Buchschachen, 21 May 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, 17 August 1997
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: May 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
During the intro of the song up to eight flares would quickly flash on the stage.
Crowd sailing
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Emden, 29 September 1997
Used for: Seemann
Time period: May 1997 - 23 June 1999
Used for: Heirate mich
Time period: 18 January 2001 - 4 February 2001
Description
At some point during Seemann, an inflatable boat would be brought on stage. Flake would get in it with a bottle sparkler, but from 1998 onwards there would be no bottle sparkler present. The boat would be passed to the crowd where Flake would spend some time sailing until eventually returning. During Heirate mich, the song would get extended before the last refrain and Paul would enter the inflatable boat for a short while before returning to the stage.
Flake's beheading
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Düsseldorf, 15 May 1997
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Cologne, 17 August 1997
Used for: Heirate mich
Time period: May 1997 - 30 August 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
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Der Meister - Bielefeld, 6 May 1997
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Rammstein - Roskilde, 27 June 1998
Used for: Der Meister
Time period: 6 May 1997 - 30 August 1997
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 27 June 1998
Description
During the bridge Till would rapidly shoot with a mobile flamethrower to the rhythm of the song.
Smoke bombs
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Time period: June 1997 - 30 August 1997
Description
Would only be used at open air venues or in big concert halls. 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.
Sparkling bow
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Laichzeit - Burgum, 28 June 1997
Used for: Laichzeit
Time period: June 1997 - 30 August 1997
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Time period: 18 May 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, 6 May 1997
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Bielefeld, 6 May 1997
Used for: Engel
Time period: 6 May 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, 6 May 1997
Used for: Rammstein (Eskimos & Egypt)
Time period: May 1997;
17 August 1997
Description
For the second guitar solo, Schneider would replace one of his drumsticks with a sparkle fountain firework, which would be set off.
Explosive fireworks
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Landgraaf, 18 May 1997
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 18 May 1997
Description
There is only one known time it was used. At the beginning of the song three minor explosive fireworks went off behind Till.
Fireworks shooting at Olli
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Cologne, 17 August 1997
Used for: Tier
Time period: 17 August 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.
Riding & neon lamp smashing
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New York City, 3 September 1997
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New York City, 6 September 1997
Used for: Bück dich
Time period: 3 September 1997; 6 September 1997; 14 December 1997
Description
Flake would ride on Till's back for a while, then smash the neon lamp against him.
Sombreros
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Lichtenfels, 16 October 1997
Used for: Wilder Wein
Time period: 27 September 1997 - 23 August 1998
Description
At the last part of the song, Richard, Olli and Paul would come out wearing big sombreros while playing acoustic guitars.
Laser goggles
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Engel - Emden, 26 September 1997
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Spiel mit mir - Munich, 19 October 1997
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Rammstein - New Haven, 29 October 1998
Used for: Engel
Time period: 26 September 1997
Used for: Spiel mit mir
Time period: 27 September 1997 - 23 October 1997
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 15 November 1997 - 10 February 2001
Description
Till would come on stage with goggles that would have a red laser pointing from the left eye. Throughout the performance, Till would often make it seem like he was "scanning" the audience with the laser. While Paul and Richard play the guitar solo, Till would usually remove the goggles. There is one known instance, on 26 September 1997, where Till used the goggles during the performance of Engel. When using the goggles for Rammstein, Till would have them on for the full duration of the song.
Burning bass drum
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Vienna, 18 October 1997
Used for: Intro, Spiel mit mir
Time period: 27 September 1997 - 23 June 1999
Description
Right before the beginning of the first verse, a fake bass drum would start to go up in flames. Till would usually be hiding behind it and reveal himself by pushing the drum aside.
Boxing ring
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Oberhausen, 7 October 1997
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 26 September 1997 - 23 October 1997
Description
Till would be put on a small platform with posts and ropes. Crewmembers pushed the platform throughout the audience while Till performed the song.
Sausage roasting
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Emden, 26 September 1997
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 26 September 1997 - 27 September 1997[1]
Description
At one point, while Till was getting carried around in the small boxing ring, he got on his hands and knees. Flake, who was in the ring with him, started roasting sausages on the flames his back provided.
Sparkler arm
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Gold Coast, 21 January 2001
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
Time period: 18 January 2001 - 10 October 2001
Description
Throughout the concert, Flake would have a contraption attached to his arm. While performing his "dance", the contraption would start functioning as a sparkler firework and Flake would make circular motions with his arm.


Mutter Tour

Giant Uterus
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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
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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 weiring an odd mask.
Strobing Fireworks Guitar
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Berlin, 18 May 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: 13 May 2001 - May 21/22, 2001
Description
During Richard's solo, 3 strobing fireworks attached to his guitar go off.
Extra Snare Drum
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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
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Adios - Zurich, 24 May 2001
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Links 2-3-4 - San Diego, 30 September 2001
Used for: Adios
Time period: May 21/22, 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
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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
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Weißes Fleisch - Berlin, 18 May 2001
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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
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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
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St. Paul, 11 October 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.
Sparkler Drumsticks
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Leuven, 6 December 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
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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
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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
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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
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Wien, 22 May 2001
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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
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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: May 16-18, 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
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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
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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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Hanover, 1 June 2001
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Time period: 14 May 2001 - 4 August 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: 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.


Reise, Reise Tour

Fire masks
Used for: Feuer frei!
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
Before playing the last refrain, Till, Paul and Richard would don masks and shoot flames above each other and the audience. This effect originates from the Mutter Tour.
Explosive Drumsticks
Used for: Feuer frei!
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
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.
Cooking pot
Used for: Mein Teil
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
At the start of the song, Till would push a big cooking pot on wheels on stage. Sometime afterwards, he would throw of the lid to reveal Flake inside of it. A keyboard would also be be mounted on the side of the pot.
Flamethrower cooking
Used for: Mein Teil
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
Till would use a small flamethrower to light up the cooking pot.
Burning Flake
Used for: Mein Teil
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
Flake would crawl out of the pot after it was fired upon by Till, he would have small firework launchers attached to him which would first produce smoke and afterwards shoot small fireworks in the air.
Cannibal Till
Used for: Mein Teil
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
Till would come out to play with a chef's hat and apron, he would also be covered in blood. His microphone would have a big butcher's knife atteched to it.
Air bursts
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
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.
Green flame curtain
Used for: Sehnsucht
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
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.
Sparkling bow
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
For the keyboard intro Till would come out with a huge bow to which multiple sparkle fountain fireworks would be attached. Once the song really started, the fireworks would go off and Till would start twirling around.
Fire sleeves
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
During the guitar solo, Paul and Richard would go to the middle of the stage. Whilst playing, a metal sleeve with several tubes mounted to their right arms would start to produce small flames.
Burning coat
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 3 June 2005
Description
There is only one known time it was used during this tour. This effect originates from the Herzeleid Tour.
Flamethrower exoskeleton
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
Till would come out to sing the song with an exoskeleton for his arms. This exoskeleton is used to carry the heavy flamethrowers. Throughout the song, Till would occasionally fire the flamethrowers high up in the air.
Burning microphone stands
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
Before the last part of the song, Paul and Richard's microphone stands would catch on fire. This effect originates from the Herzeleid Tour.
Smoke bombs
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
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. This effect originates from the Herzeleid Tour.
Mini drumkit
Used for: Los
Time period: 16 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
At the start of the song, Schneider would leave his usual drumset to play on a much smaller version.
Keyboard smashing
Used for: Los
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
At the end of the song, Flake would start to smash his keyboard to pieces, before throwing it away.
Segway
Used for: Amerika
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Confetti
Used for: Amerika
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Spark rain
Used for: Ohne dich
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
At the final part of the song, a lot of sparks start to rain down Till.
Crowd sailing
Used for: Stripped
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
At some point during the song an inflatable boat would be brought on stage, Olli would take place in it. The boat would be passed to the crowd where Olli would spend some time sailing until eventually returning.
Smoke bursts
Used for: Keine Lust
Time period: 1 November 2004 - 30 July 2005
Description
Throughout the song, bursts of smoke would occasionally launch up from the ground.


Liebe ist für alle da Tour

Busting through wall
Used for: Intro, Rammlied
Mouth light
Used for: Intro, Rammlied
Pink feather collar
Used for: Intro, Rammlied
Gun
Used for: Waidmanns Heil
Description
Till would carry around a big gun throughout the song, before the last refrain, he would point it upwards and shoot small red fireworks.
Woodsman hat
Used for: Waidmanns Heil
Description
Till would wear a classic woodsman's hat for the duration of the song.
Red flame curtain
Used for: Waidmanns Heil
Description
After Till shot the gun, the red fireworks would come down and a big, red curtain of flames would appear at the front of the stage.
Triple flame spouts
Used for: Waidmanns Heil
Description
Pairs of three flames each would launch up from the stage, first from side to side and then all at once.
Smoke bursts
Used for: Keine Lust
Description
Throughout the song, bursts of smoke would occasionally launch up from the ground. This effect originates from the Reise, Reise Tour.
Flake's dance
Used for: Weißes Fleisch
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.
Fire masks
Used for: Feuer frei!
Description
Before playing the last refrain, Till, Paul and Richard would don masks and shoot flames above each other and the audience. This effect originates from the Mutter Tour.
Record player
Used for: Wiener Blut
Description
Till would start the song next to a record player and lamp. He would move his fingers along to the music, when he would stop moving his fingers, the music would also stop.
Lamp
Used for: Wiener Blut
Description
Till would start the song next to a record player and a lamp. When he would sing "Die Tür fällt zu, das Licht geht aus", the lamp would get turned off.
Exploding hanging dolls
Used for: Wiener Blut
Description
While the stage would be covered in total darkness, green lasers would descend from the ceiling. These lasers would originate from the eyes of dolls hung with a noose from the ceiling. At the end of the song, multiple explosions would go off, these would hit the dolls, making them fall to the ground.
Metal tub
Used for: Ich tu dir weh
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Used for: Rein raus
Description
At the beginning of the song, Till would bring a metal tub on wheels with him on the stage.
Flake annoying Till
Used for: Ich tu dir weh
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Used for: Rein raus
Description
At one point before playing the last part of the song, Flake would go over to Till and annoy him by either kicking him, pushing him over on jumping on his back. Flake would then run back to his keyboard where Till would grab him and put him in the metal tub.
Rising platform + pot of sparks
Used for: Ich tu dir weh
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Used for: Rein raus
Description
Till would grab a metal pot with a rubber glove and take place on a platform next to the metal tub. This platform would rise up high above the stage, once risen to a certain point, Till would sing the first line of the last refrain before dropping a rain of sparks from the pot on Flake and continuing the song.
Keyboard explosions
Used for: Ich tu dir weh
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Used for: Rein raus
Description
Before the song was completely over, Flake would rise from the tub in a sparkling outfit. With very stunted movement he would head over to his keyboard and play one key before two explosions near his keyboard would go off and the song would end.
Gas pump flamethrower
Used for: Benzin
Description
At the beginning of the song, Till would bring a flamethrower resembling a gas pump on wheels with him on stage. Near the end of the song, Till would shoot flames above the audience after every "Benzin".
Fire fountains
Used for: Benzin
Used for: Sonne
Used for: Engel
Description
For Benzin, flames would shoot out of the floor after every "Benzin". For Sonne this would happen after every number counted. At the end of Sonne, every possible mounted flamethrower and fire fountain would go off at the same time. For Engel, flames would shoot up during the whistling parts.
Burning fan
Used for: Benzin
Description
A crewmember dressed as a fan, wearing a "Rammstein" hoodie, would go up on stage and face the crowd. Till would use his flamethrower to set him on fire and he would then run around on stage frantically before being put out by other crewmembers.
Drum hit explosion
Used for: Links 2-3-4
Description
At the beginning of the song, Schneider would hit his drums a few times, on the last hit it would trigger a big explosion to go off at the front of the stage.
Firework crossbow
Used for: Du hast
Description
Before the last refrain, Till would retrieve a small crossbow and shoot fireworks above the audience. The fireworks would shoot back after a certain point and create explosions above the stage.
Front flamethrowers
Used for: Du hast
Description
Near the end of the song, flamethrowers mounted at the bottom and top of the stage would shoot flames out. On the "Heya" the bottom flamethrowers would activate, on the "Nein" it would be the top ones.
Microphone stand breaking + explosion
Used for: Pussy
Description
Before playing the last refrain, Till would grab his microphone stand and smash it on the ground a couple of times before ramming it in a nearby surface, creating a small explosion.
Sparkler dildo
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Bogotá, 3 December 2010
Used for: Pussy
Description
When the band started to play the extended instrumental bridge before the final chorus, the whole band would sport big sparkling dildos.
Foam cannon
Used for: Pussy
Description
Till would mount a giant, and often penis-shaped, foam cannon. Crewmembers would push it from side to side while Till sprayed the audience.
Confetti
Used for: Pussy
Description
Whilst playing the last refrain, confetti cannons would activate, launching white confetti throughout the audience.
Crowd sailing
Used for: Haifisch
Description
At some point during the song an inflatable boat would be brought on stage, Flake would take place in it. The boat would be passed to the crowd where Flake would spend some time sailing until eventually returning.
Explosions
Used for: Ich will
Description
After the line "Wir wollen in Beifall untergehen", multiple explosions would go off near the back of the stage. More explosions would go off at the end of the song.
Winged exoskeleton
Used for: Engel
Description
Till would come out to play the song with giant wings on his back. After the first verse, they would usually fold open and heat up and afterwards shoot out flames during the whistling part. After the instrumental break, strobing fireworks inside of the wings would go off.
Small rocket fireworks
Used for: Engel
Description
Small rocket fireworks would go up from the stage and explode in the air during the last part of the song.


Made in Germany Tour

Firework collars
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Description
Paul and Richard would have firework collars mounted on their shoulders, after the keyboard intro the collars would shoot firework in the air.
Sparkling gloves
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
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. This effect originates from the Herzeleid Tour.
Fire fountains
Used for: Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
Description
Fire would shoot out of the floor, corresponding with Schneider's drum hits.
Smoke bursts
Used for: Keine Lust
Description
Throughout the song, bursts of smoke would occasionally launch up from the ground. This effect originates from the Reise, Reise Tour.
Air bursts
Used for: Sehnsucht
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.
Green flame curtain
Used for: Sehnsucht
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.
Burning microphone stands
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Description
Before the last part of the song, Paul and Richard's microphone stands would catch on fire. This effect originates from the Herzeleid Tour.
Smoke bomb
Used for: Asche zu Asche
Description
A smoke bomb attached to the back of Till would go off, effectively covering parts of the stage in red smoke.
Fire masks
Used for: Feuer frei!
Description
Before playing the last refrain, Till, Paul and Richard would don masks and shoot flames above each other and the audience. This effect originates from the Mutter Tour.
Knocking down Flake
Used for: Feuer frei!
Description
Flake would play screeching noises from his keyboard after which Till would go over to him and knock him down. This effect originates from the Reise, Reise Tour.
Small explosion
Used for: Feuer frei!
Links 2-3-4
Description
At the beginning and end of the song, small explosions would go off. For Links 2-3-4, two explosions would go off at the beginning.
Cooking pot
Used for: Mein Teil
Description
At the start of the song, Till would push a big cooking pot on wheels on stage. Sometime afterwards, he would throw of the lid to reveal Flake inside of it. A keyboard would also be mounted on the side of the pot. This effect originates from the Reise, Resie Tour.
Flamethrower cooking + flambé burner
Used for: Mein Teil
Description
Till would use a small flamethrower to light up the cooking pot. After a couple of attempts, he would not be satisfied and switch the flamethrower for a massive flambé burner. When using this burner on the put, it would create small explosions.
Burning Flake
Used for: Mein Teil
Description
Flake would crawl out of the pot after it was fired upon by Till, he would have small firework launchers attached to him which would first produce smoke and afterwards shoot small fireworks in the air. This effect originates from the Reise, Resie Tour.
Cannibal Till
Used for: Mein Teil
Description
Till would come out to play the song wearing a chef's hat and apron, he would also be covered in fake blood. His microphone would have a big butcher's knife atteched to it. This effect originates from the Reise, Resie Tour.
Fire sleeves
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Description
During the guitar solo, Paul and Richard would go to the middle of the stage. Whilst playing, a metal sleeve with several tubes mounted to their right arms would start to produce small flames. This effect originates from the Reise, Reise Tour.
Sparkling bow
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Description
For the keyboard intro Till would come out with a huge bow to which multiple sparkle fountain fireworks would be attached. Once the song really started, the fireworks would go off and Till would start twirling around.
Burning guitars
Used for: Du riechst so gut
Description
During the guitar solo, Paul and Richard would go to the middle of the stage. Whilst playing, fireworks attached to their guitars would go off and the guitars would appear to be burning.
White masks
Used for: Du hast
Description
Throughout the performance, each member would wear a white mask like they did in the song's music video.
Front flamethrowers
Used for: Du hast
Description
Near the end of the song, flamethrowers mounted at the bottom and top of the stage would shoot flames out. On the "Heya" the bottom flamethrowers would activate, on the "Nein" it would be the top ones.
Crowd sailing
Used for: Haifisch
Description
At some point near the end of the song an inflatable boat would be brought on stage, Flake would take place in it. The boat would be passed to the crowd where Flake would spend some time sailing until eventually returning.
Schneider leading dogs
Used for: Bück dich
Description
At the beginning of the song, Richard would be the only one on stage. A skybridge would be lifted down and on the bridge would be Schneider dressed as a woman, with the other bandmembers on leashes, crawling on all fours. While they travelled to the stage, Schneider would often hit the others with a small whip and he would kick Paul from the bridge onto the stage.
Squirting dildo
Used for: Bück dich
Description
Till would grab into his pants and pull out a squirting dildo, he would then simulate anal sex with Flake and afterwards spray either himself, other band members or the audience.
Neon lamp smashing
Used for: Bück dich
Description
Flake would put on gloves and grab a neon light while Till would be crouched, he would break the neon lamp over him.
Burning Heart Flare
Used for: Mein Herz brennt
Description
Till's "heart" appears to be burning and a strobing red light appears on his chest , he then uses a bright red flare in his sleeve. This effect orginates from the Mutter Tour.
Confetti
Used for: Amerika
Description
Near the end of the song, a confetti cannon would activate, launching confetti throughout the audience.
Winged exoskeleton
Used for: Engel
Description
Till would come out to play the song with giant wings on his back. After the first verse, they would usually fold open and heat up and afterwards shoot out flames during the whistling part. After the instrumental break, strobing fireworks inside of the wings would go off.
Foam cannon
Used for: Pussy
Description
Till would mount a giant, and often penis-shaped, foam cannon. Crewmembers would push it from side to side while Till sprayed the audience.


2016 Tour / 2017 Tour

Exploding hat
Used for: Ramm 4
Time period: 2016 Tour / 2017 Tour
Description
Till tapdances on to the stage from one side, wearing a trilby. Once he makes it to the middle of the stage, he takes off the hat and throws it aside where it explodes mid-air.
Bomb Vest
Used for: Zerstören
Time period: 2016 Tour / 2017 Tour
Description
Till performs Zerstören in a large coat and a cap. At the end of the song, he throws away his microphone and takes away the coat to reveal a bomb vest which explodes in timing with the drums before falling to the ground, where a sliding platform takes him backstage.
Winged exoskeleton
Used for: Engel
Description
A set of giant metal wings are lying down on the floor, right behind where Till stands, at the center of the stage. During the first chorus, the wings, which are attached to to strings from the ceiling of the venue would lift up, and would be fitted to Till's back like a backpack. During the second chorus, they would usually raise high off the ground with Till, fold open and heat up and afterwards shoot out flames during the whistling part. After the instrumental break, strobing fireworks inside of the wings would go off.


Europe Stadium Tour 2019

Backpack flamethrower
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Gelsenkirchen, 27 May 2019
©Thomas De Neve
Used for: Rammstein
Time period: Europe Stadium Tour 2019
Description
Till wears a backpack which throws flames in every direction. The effect was not used in Barcelona.
Stick figures
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Berlin, 22 June 2019
©Jens Koch
Used for: Deutschland
Time period: Europe Stadium Tour 2019
Description
Olli, Paul, Schneider and Flake wear black suits with illuminated stripes on them. They start dancing to the remix of Deutschland.
Fire cannon
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Berlin, 22 June 2019
©Jens Koch
Used for: Mein Teil
Time period: Europe Stadium Tour 2019
Description
Flake wears a fireproof outfit and gets shot by Till with a big fire cannon.
Rooftop flames
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Dresden, 13 June 2019
Used for: Heirate mich
Time period: Europe Stadium Tour 2019
Description
During every repeated "hei" in the chorus, flames shoot out the roof of the stage.
Baby buggy
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Dresden, 13 June 2019
Used for: Puppe
Time period: Europe Stadium Tour 2019
Description
A huge baby buggy is brought on stage which starts burning when the guitars of the song come in during the first chorus.


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