This Time-Lapse Video Of Rammstein’s Stage Being Built Is Absolutely Epic
If you’ve ever seen Rammstein before, you’ll know just how much effort they put into their mind-blowing production. But even die-hard fans probably wouldn’t have realised it actually takes a full week ahead of the show for the German titans’ talented crew to put everything together for the final product.
The band have just released a fascinating time-lapse video showing how their gig at the Rudolf Harbig Stadium in Dresden last June was carefully and meticulously crafted, taking a whopping 65 hours to complete. There are countless trucks, crew members and of course a lot of energy to make it all run smoothly – and, to be honest, it’s exhausting even watching it.
Last summer, we spoke to Rammstein’s lighting designer Roland Griel, as part of production company Woodroffe Bassett, who revealed that around 400 people work on the setting up, taking down, transporting, operation, maintenance, feeding, management, and blowing up of each and every gig. Moreover, there’s even a second team on hand to start work at the following venue, getting ready to set up and build the stage.
“Going into stadiums, you can only bring in about 10 trucks at a time, so you have to make sure you bring in the right one at the right time for what it’s got in it, that there are enough people around,” he said. “I think they’ve got the load out down to four and a half hours now. Then they get in the trucks and drive 500km to the next show. Then they load all the pyro and lights, which takes about eight hours. Repeat that until the tour is over!”
Having been to last year’s tour, we can safely say it’s all worth it.
Rammstein will be back in Europe this summer, before headlining their first North American stadium tour later in the year.
Catch them at the following:
25 Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion, Austria
29 Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
30 Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
2 Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
3 Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
6 Zurich Letzigrund, Switzerland
7 Zurich Letzigrund, Switzerland
10 Ostend Event Site, Belgium
14 Cardiff Principality Stadium, UK
17 Belfast Boucher Road Playing Field, Northern Ireland
20 Coventry Ricoh Arena, UK
24 Nijmegen Goffertpark, Holland
27 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, Germany
28 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, Germany
1 Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
2 Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
4 Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
5 Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
9 Lyon Groupama Stadium, France
13 Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Italy
17 Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
21 Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Estonia
26 Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
31 Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden
4 Aarhus Ceres Park, Denmark
20 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
23 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
27 Washington D.C.– FedExField
30 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
3 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
6 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
10 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
16 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
19 Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
27 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol
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