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Rammstein secure injunction to stop Viagogo sales of tickets for upping tour

By | Published on Friday 30 September 2022


Rammstein have again secured an injunction from the courts in Hamburg, Germany banning Viagogo from facilitating the sale of touted tickets for the band’s 2023 tour.

As the live sector has started to get back to normal following the COVID pandemic, the debate around secondary ticketing – so the resale of tickets by touts online – is becoming a bigger talking point again, with many artists keen to stop tickets for their shows being sold at a marked-up price on platforms like Viagogo.

It’s not the first time Rammstein and their tour promoter has gone legal to formally stop tickets for their shows being touted. They got a similar injunction in the Hamburg courts back in 2018 in relation to their 2019 tour. Although the latest injunction seemingly references new German consumer protection regulations that came into force earlier this year.

Commenting on that new injunction, Sebastian Ott from the law firm Lichte Rechtsanwälte told Musik Woche: “Purchasers often do not realise that they are not buying their tickets from the organiser, but on the secondary ticket market. [German law-makers] have recognised this deficiency and acted. We are pleased that the Hamburg Regional Court shares our view and consistently prohibits violations of the new law”.

Rammstein have also advised their fans to only buy tickets for their shows from the authorised ticket seller, which is CTS Eventim. Plus any ticket-buyer unable to attend the show for any reason should only seek to resell their ticket via Eventim’s own resale service, Fansale.