LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Video Of European Tour Kick-Off
February 6, 2020
LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN),kicked off its European tour this past Tuesday night (February 4) at Swiss Life Hall in Hannover, Germany.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Skills In Pills 02. Ladyboy 03. Fat 04. Ich Weiß Es Nicht 05. Allesfresser (live debut) 06. Frau & Mann (live debut) 07. Knebel (live debut) 08. Home Sweet Home 09. Cowboy 10. Golden Shower 11. Blut (live debut) 12. Platz Eins 13. Praise Abort 14. Fish On
15. Ach So Gern (Pain Version, live debut) 16. Steh Auf 17. Gummi (live debut)
Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below.
LINDEMANN's European tour will include several more shows in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, U.K. and Sweden before concluding on February 29 in Finland.
LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", was released on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In Pills" was once again produced and mixed by Tägtgren.
In this renewed collaboration, the duo took some unfamiliar and sometimes unexpected paths.
"Skills In Pills" reached gold status in Germany and was entirely in English. On this second opus, the rules have changed: German lyrics sung by Lindemann's unmistakable voice are set in an intense and unique musical composition.
The starting point of these new LINDEMANN songs was a collaboration between Lindemann and the Hamburg Thalia Theater in the context of a modern adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Hänsel & Gretel", which addresses topics such as fear, hope, poverty, abundance, cannibalism or death.
Five songs from this critically acclaimed play have been supplemented with six brand new masterpieces to form the impressive new studio work from LINDEMANN.
Tägtgren told Australia's Heavy about the making of "F & M": "It was hell. It is something that I would never do again, but it did end up being a pleasant experience in the end. You have to consider things from their point and not from your point, so it becomes a little tricky."
He continued: "To be honest, though, I had only heard 'Hänsel & Gretel' as a child so it was all banished from my brain. They would explain what they wanted, and we just write it — it is like a jukebox or whatever you want to call it. But when you write your other stuff (personal stuff),you are in a different mood; your brain is telling you what you are going to write… It is the same thing, in a way; it is just coming from different places. On the other hand, when we are writing for ourselves, Till might come up with a riff or he may come up with some vocals. It doesn't really matter where it comes from — if someone sends a request, you do this or that; it is always fun to have challenges that someone asks for. Then it becomes a matter of 'I am going to prove that I can.'"
Tägtgren said that there was no shortage of ideas for LINDEMANN's second album. "We are constantly writing," he explained. "The Internet is a really big help. Till will have an idea and send it to me on SMS or whatever, and I kind of trigger off that and start writing a song off that. Or sometimes it is the other way — I have an idea and send it to him and he triggers Till. Today that is easy. Then we catch up and do the vocals in my studio, so there was a few trips to do this album. He flies in from Berlin — that's like one hour on the plane and then two hours on the train — and he is at my place. There are always gaps here and there though… when you have to take a break to have a shower or brush your teeth… but we come back."