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Rammstein to set themselves on fire on Moscow Stadium

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German hard rockers Rammstein, whose latest album was banned from public display in Germany and show nearly canceled in Belarus, will make an unprecedented fire show in Russia's capital during their concerts on Sunday and Monday

German hard rockers Rammstein, whose latest album was banned from public display in Germany and show nearly canceled in Belarus, will make an unprecedented fire show in Russia's capital during their concerts on Sunday and Monday.

Rammstein concerts are famous for fire shows. However, due to a nationwide safety campaign launched in Russia after a disastrous fire in the Lame Horse club in the Urals city of Perm that killed 155 people in December, Rammstein's fire show was facing cancelation.

The TCI said that Rammstein would definitely present a fire show.

Zaur Sigayev of the TCI, an agency organizing the event, said that the current fire show of the band is better than before because "musicians really burn each other on the stage."

Tickets for both concerts due on February 28 and March 1 at Moscow's Olympiisky Stadium were sold out long before the events.

The American-Norwegian Industrial band Combichrist will warm up the audience at the Rammstein concerts.

The TCI also said Rammstein refused to give interviews to the Russian press.

Earlier Belarusian authorities wanted to cancel the concert in Minsk due on March 7, the capital of the ex-Soviet state, saying the group promotes "homosexuality, masochism and other perversions, as well as brutality and obscene language."

However, the organizers claimed it would feature no displays of pornography, violence or Nazi symbols during the show.

Rammstein were often accused in the past of flirting with Nazi imagery. However, Belarusian show's organizer, Aleksander Obrozov said after his representative had returned from a fact-finding mission to a Rammstein concert in Oslo, that the band "understands very well that the fascists were guilty for the deaths of millions of people."

Nevertheless, a Russian Culture Ministry official said on the phone the ministry "has no power to ban or protect" the show in Russia and refused to make comments saying it does not deal with commercial events.

The band's sixth album Liebe ist fur alle da (Love is for all), which topped charts all over Europe, was banned from public display in Germany for its sadism and masochism depictions in the artworks and lyrical content. The album was only sold under the counter and was not advertised or made accessible to people under 18.

The album's cover features the band standing around a naked woman lying on a table with one of the members of the band hitting the woman with an axe suggesting she will be eaten by the members.

Apart from Moscow and Minsk, Rammstein during their current tour will visit a number of other eastern European cities, including Riga, Vilnius, and Kiev.

MOSCOW, February 27 (RIA Novosti)

 

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