Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe: New Album Is “Expected to Be Released Next Year Before the Tour”

Last year, the world learned that German industrial metallers Rammstein had recorded a follow-up to 2019’s self-titled album in quarantine. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the record was at least finished enough that a French astronaut was able to hear the first single while in space. Now, guitarist Richard Kruspe has revealed the bands have a tentative timeline as to when Rammstein’s new release might reach terran eardrums.

As reported by Kerrang!, Kruspe spoke to 24 Hours World News, and told them,” The album is expected to be released next year before the tour.”

We assume Rammstein means their European tour, which kicks off in mid-to-late May, in which case fans have a four-month window or so during which to expect a new Rammstein release. That said, with an album this big, one would’ve be surprised if the schedule were revised so that Kruspe means their fall North American tour, which would give the band more time to refine and promote the record.

In any event, fans can catch Rammstein at one of the following dates next year:

European Tour 2022

5/20 – Leipzig Red Bull Arena
5/21 – Leipzig Red Bull Arena
5/25 – Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion
5/30 – Zurich Stadion Letzigrund
5/31 – Zurich Stadion Letzigrund
6/4 – Berlin Olympiastadion
6/5 – Berlin Olympiastadion
6/10 – Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen
6/11 – Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen
6/14 – Hamburg Volksparkstadion
6/15 – Hamburg Volksparkstadion
6/18 – Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/19 – Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/22 – Aarhus Ceres Park
6/26 – Coventry Ricoh Arena
6/30 – Cardiff Principality Stadium
7/4 – Nijmegen Goffertpark
7/8 – Lyon Groupama Stadium
7/9 – Lyon Groupama Stadium
7/12 – Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
7/16 – Warsaw PGE Narodowy
7/20 – Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
7/24 – Oslo Bjerke Travbane
7/29 – Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
7/30 – Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
8/3 – Ostend Park De Nieuwe Koers

North American tour 2022

8/21 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
8/27 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
8/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
9/3 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
9/6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
9/9 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
9/17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
10/1 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
10/2 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
10/4 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

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Words by Chris Krovatin