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Rammstein win Viagogo court ban

World News
December 4, 2018

GERMANY              

Metal band Rammstein have secured an injunction against resale platform Viagogo to prevent it listing tickets for their 2019 tour.

A ruling by the district court in Hamburg prohibits tickets for the band’s 10-date stadium tour from being resold on the website. All tickets are personalised and any found being offered for resale will be made invalid for entry.

“Together with the band, we are pleased that the district court of Hamburg has followed our view and issued the ban, confirming once again the path the band has been following for a long time to offer their fans affordable tickets, says Rammstein’s lawyer Sebastian Ott

“This is a warning signal to anyone who thinks they can trade massively overpriced and invalid Rammstein tickets and even advertise this via a search engines”

Promoter MCT Agentur is only allowing fans to resell their tickets on CTS  Eventim’s fanSALE platform and München Ticket.

“Together with Rammstein, we have been successfully fighting legal violations by secondary ticketing for years,” says the tour’s promoter Scumeck Sabottka, CEO of MCT Agentur.

Viagogo did not respond to approaches for comment by Audience.

Meanwhile, the band helped set a new record for CTS Eventim. Its European stadium tour sold more than 800,000 tickets within two hours.

At one point, more than one million fans were trying to access tickets for the shows, which include Olympiastadion (cap. 69,250) in Munich, Russia’s Krestovsky Stadium (64,287) in St Petersburg and Spain’s RCDE Stadium (40,500) in Barcelona.

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