Look, just because we’re living through the most tedious recession of all time, doesn’t mean we want drab, boring and budget live shows. In fact, quite the opposite. If we’re paying for a ticket to see a world-class live band, you better believe we’re more than willing to watch that fee get blasted out of the end of a flamethrower.
No one knows this better than Rammstein. Their audacious live shows have, in the past, included frontman Till Lindemann boiling keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz alive in a cooking pot with a flamethrower, while dressed as a chef. It’s rock theatre at its most bonkers. No 18-inch Stonehenges to be found here, just blistering campaigns of open-mouth astonishment, delivered night after night in the name of art. Look, if we have to explain the appeal of watching a show like this over a band noodling away under a spotlight, then there may be something fundamentally wrong with you.