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There’s a Rammstein Blimp Flying Over Los Angeles


Friggin’ Rammstein, man! Yesterday, the same day they announced the itinerary for their 2020 North American tour, which includes ten stadium shows in major markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the band flew a massive blimp over Los Angeles.

Yes, a blimp. Given Rammstein’s unwavering sense of humor about themselves, their long-running penchant for dramatic visual effects and Germany’s history with blimps — not to mention the overtly German historical themes on their most recent album, Deutschland — there’s no way this promotional stunt wasn’t a complete goof in addition to being a brilliant, headline-grabbing marketing tactic. I gotta hand it Rammstein: they continue to find ways to surprise.

MetalSucks has obtained video footage of the blimp over downtown Los Angeles, sent in by Rachel. Check it out:

The blimp remained in the air well into the night. Several spectators posted photos and incredulous commentary to social media. Here are a few:

Live events promotion company Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live, seemingly took credit for the stunt, mentioning “our blimp” in a post featuring a 30-second video highlight reel plugging the full tour:

Grab the dates below. Tickets will be go sale at 10 a.m. local time this Friday, January 24.

Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Sunday, August 23, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday, August 27, 2020 –  Washington, DC  – FedExField
Sunday, August 30, 2020 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
Thursday, September 3, 2020 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sunday, September 6, 2020 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Sunday, September 27, 2020 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol  

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