Rammstein confirm first North American tour in nine years

The German metal titans recently hinted at their 2020 North American tour with various teasers on their social media.

Among them was a map of North America posted to their Facebook page, with the states of California, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts highlighted.

Rammstein have now shared details about their forthcoming North American tour, which will kick off on August 20 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Canada.

Till Lindemann and his bandmates will perform at eight US stadiums, before concluding their first North American tour in nine years with a set in Mexico City's Foro de Sol on September 27.

Ahead of their 10-date North American trek, the "Engel" metallers will tour across Europe next spring in support of their latest and seventh studio album, "Untitled."

Back in 2018, guitarist Richard Kruspe opened up about the genesis of the much-anticipated follow-up to 2009's "Liebe ist für alle da," which he described as "a record that stands out even more than our past records."

"I think it's going to be an album that has a certain kind of potential that Rammstein hasn't achieved yet. For me, one of the reasons to step back into making records with Rammstein was to balance the popularity of the band as a live act with the actual music. With Rammstein, people tend to talk about the fire and all the live stuff. I thought, 'I don't want to be another KISS,' where people talk about makeup and stuff like that and no one talks about the music," he told Consequence of Sound at the time.

In addition to releasing their first album in a decade, Rammstein made headlines in 2019 after guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe exchanged an onstage kiss while performing at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

The kiss was a direct protest of Russia's anti-LGBTQ laws, with the band later declaring on their Instagram "Russia we love you!"

Tickets for Rammstein's 2020 North American tour will go on sale on January 24, with pre-sales and special packages available for pre-order through the band's official website.

In the meantime, discover a trailer for their forthcoming North American trek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iwqQlfQA4E