New troubles for Rammstein-Frontman up to Lindemann (60)!
The singer is currently on solo tour. On Saturday he would also have liked to play in front of 6,200 fans at the sold-out Kassel ice rink. But according to BILD information, the city refused a permit for the concert at short notice.
Several women had reported abuse against Lindemann. The musician had always denied it and all investigations into the matter were stopped. However, there have been protests against him in several of his solo appearances. However, all concerts have taken place – until now!
According to BILD information, the city criticized the inadequate fire protection of the ice rink built in 1977, which has since been renamed the “Nordhessen Arena”. Strange: the second division Kassel Huskies ice hockey team plays there in front of an average of more than 3,000 spectators. Right there, a few days ago, in front of over 3,000 spectators, the third division handball derby between Eintracht Baunatal and MT Melsungen II took place.
A spokesperson for the Kassel organizer MM Konzerte regrets the short-term cancellation. The agency asked for approval on October 10 “with a comprehensive facility plan.” Pre-sales had already been underway for several months. So why only in October? “The building authority has indicated that the application should be submitted four to six weeks before the event.”
But the city only began reviewing the request in early November. On November 6, the organizer was invited to submit further in-depth documents within four days.
The spokesperson: “There were requirements that did not have to be met by the organizer, but rather related to the structural conditions of the North Hesse Arena.” However, MM Konzerte presented all the documentation on Tuesday. “All city requirements have been met. However, the city was unable to verify the documents before the event began.”
Lindemann fans are already speculating that the lack of approval due to inadequate fire protection is just an excuse. The real reason, according to speculation, is that the new mayor of Kassel, Sven Schoeller (50, Greens), does not want the controversial Lindemann in his city. MM Konzerte did not want to say anything about it.
A spokesperson for the city of Kassel confirmed to BILD that protests were planned. But this played no role in the decision. “The crucial issue was and is the ability to obtain approval under the law. The city does not currently have an approveable application with all the necessary documents.”
But why is ice hockey still allowed indoors? “The approval is available for regular activities, i.e. for sporting events where spectators are in the stands and few people on the pitch. If a building is used differently than previously approved, a building permit is required.” Since MM Konzerte does not meet the legal requirements for this, “no approval can be issued.”
According to information from BILD, the organizer is now examining requests for appeal for the costs incurred. The city of Kassel seems to be relaxed about it. The spokesperson does not expect any legal disputes.