(Photo by Maëva Vigier) What will Rammstein’s future look like after abuse allegations against lead singer Till Lindemann (60)? A cryptic post on social media seems to hint at a long hiatus or even a split, but according to Bild, the opposite is true.
“I don’t know what the future will look like, but it will certainly be different.” With these words, Richard Kruspe has caused a lot of nerves among Rammstein fans. To them, it seems the guitarist is hinting at the end of the German band, or at least a long break. This could be welcome after the abuse allegations against lead singer Till Lindemann. He has been accused by several women of sexual offences and drugging at post-concert parties. He is also alleged to have physically assaulted a woman because she refused to have sex with him.
But according to the German tabloid newspaper Bild, there’s no cause for alarm. ‘Insiders’ told the German newspaper that instead of a break, a new world tour might be in the works. This was supposedly discussed within the band in February or March of this year – long before the allegations against Till Lindemann came to light. The success of the current tour – with about 1.5 million fans attending the 30 concerts on the schedule – seems to have reinforced the band members’ belief that a new world tour was indeed welcome. With merchandise sales also on the rise and several of their albums re-entering the charts during the current tour, a new tour seems increasingly likely.
Below is the original Instagram post by Richard Kruspe.
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