Grazie, Italia!

Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy – July 1, 2023

Paul Landers, Padova 01.07.2023 by C from @wasichliebe

«After the admission in Lisbon, it could only get better», writes our guest reporter C. about Rammstein’s show in Padova, Italy, which saw a playful band and more interestingly: A new costume.

By KidArctica, C. from @wasichliebe (Guest Reporter), and Christian J. Weber @lifad_switzerland (Guest Photographer)

Padova in Italy was the host for the last of Rammstein’s three single shows in southern Europe. Located in the farmlands about four kilometres north west of the city centre, Stadio Euganeo was opened in 1991 to replace football club Calcio Padova’s old stadium Stadio Silvio Appiani.

The venue has a limited capacity of 18.060 seats for football games. However, it is not used exclusively used for football, but also for athletics, rugby, and concerts – and the official capacity is 32.420. That said, it is still a fairly intimate venue for Rammstein.

Our guest reporter C. from @wasichliebe was present in Padova, and she had this to report from Italy:

After Madrid and Lisbon, Padova was my next stop. Unfortunately, I got sick two days before the concert, so queuing for the first row in Italy wasn’t in question for me. But it would have been possible with the pleasant temperatures there. A welcome change from the heat in Spain and Portugal.

Oliver Riedel, Padova 01.07.2023 by Christian J. Weber @lifad_switzerland

Before the concert, I took another aspirin and slept for an hour. That was also very necessary. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the concert.

There was a shuttle bus right across from my hotel that took everyone to the concert site, which took about 20 minutes. I arrived shortly after 7 pm. A quick bag check, ticket check, and then I was given a wristband. Pretty relaxed.

My friend Amber can also only report positive things about the entrance at 3 pm:

After the experiences in Lisbon, it could only get better in Padova. Nevertheless, we were very surprised how perfectly organised the entrance would be.

There was one entrance for the Feuerzone. This ran through a gate, directly diagonally behind the right side of the stage into the Feuerzone. There were two queues for this entrance to alleviate the rush. Surprisingly, everything had been set up and signposted the day before. Proper thought was also put into the locks. The entrance was narrow and set up in zigzag lines to take any pressure off the crowd.

Flake Lorenz, Padova 01.07.2023 by Christian J. Weber @lifad_switzerland

Shortly before the scheduled entrance at 3 pm, stewards came and already put the Feuerzone wristbands on the first fans in line and then let them through to the next barrier. Everything was very relaxed and orderly. Shortly after 3 pm, the actual admission started and, thanks to the really well thought-out planning, it went off without any crowds, as access was only possible one after the other. The scanners worked and from then on it was only a very short walk to the finish.

A safe and fair entrance, which also allowed the fans who had queued the longest to get their longed-for place in the first row. Thanks to Zedlive and the security who showed how to do it right.

As I still didn’t really feel fit despite my power nap before, this time I positioned myself completely at the end of the Feuerzone. The B-Stage bordered directly on the Feuerzone, so I secured a place at the barrier where the band would walk to get there.

While waiting, I took a closer look at the stadium and came to realise: The stadium in Padova is probably by far the ugliest of the whole tour. My friends and I all agreed on that. The seats facing the stage were not occupied and completely covered with black cloths. This was probably because they were much too low and there was simply no good view due to the B-stage and the four fire towers.

At 8 pm, Abélard started. The applause was much more restrained than in Madrid and Lisbon. After the two pianists had finished their set, the rest of the waiting time flew by.

Christoph Schneider and Till Lindemann, Padova 01.07.2023 by Christian J. Weber @lifad_switzerland

At 9 pm it was finally time, Rammstein entered the stage. As in previous shows, Till Lindemann took the elevator down and was greeted with thunderous applause. The applause grew louder and louder as the other five band members also entered the stage. And I immediately noticed something: Christoph Schneider has a new stage outfit! A black shirt with a very wide neckline. A red stripe decorated his body and a white stripe his upper right arm. In addition, black pants that go about halfway down his lower legs.

Rammlied switched through the stadium and the Italian audience started to party! This party mood lasted until after Links 2-3-4, Bestrafe mich, Giftig, and Sehnsucht and then subsided. In general, I also have to say that the atmosphere in Padova was nowhere near as good as in Madrid and Lisbon.

Something negative I also noticed was that a lot of people filmed almost every song. Don’t get me wrong: I like to take two or three photos at the concert myself. But when the person in front of you is filming almost the entire concert and you can only see everything through their mobile phone, it puts me off. People, enjoy the concert!

This was followed by Mein Herz brennt. This song is one of my favourites. And I’m more than happy that this song is accompanied by fire this year. Awesome!

Richard Kruspe, Padova 01.07.2023 by Christian J. Weber @lifad_switzerland

After Puppe and Angst came Zeit. One of the most emotional songs of this setlist. When Till changed a verse to “Aufhören, wenn’s am schönsten ist, wir sind noch nicht bereit!”, I started crying again.

Afterwards, Richard Kruspe as DJ RZK put on his Deutschland RMX and Paul Landers, Christoph Schneider, Flake Lorenz, and Oliver Riedel entered the stage as stick figures. After their dance performance, the actual song Deutschland followed. Till changed a verse here again to “Man kann dich lieben und uns nicht hassen” [One can love you and one can’t hate us].

The following songs were performed as usual.

After Sonne the band moved to the B-Stage. As mentioned at the beginning, I had positioned myself at the barrier especially to catch a glimpse of the band. First Till appeared, walking straight to the stage. He was followed by Richard, who high-fived the audience’s hands, including mine. Flake followed him. Schneider also clapped the hands of the audience. Then came Oliver and finally Paul, who also shook a few hands. I was very happy about that. If I couldn’t be right up front, at least I could be close to the band at that moment.

The piano version of Engel followed, accompanied by Abélard. Afterwards, the band sailed their boats across the audience back to the main stage to perform Ausländer. During this song, Till sang “Ciao, ragazza, take a chance on me” instead of “Du kommen mit, ich dir machen gut” at the end.

Rammstein on the B-stage, Padova 01.07.2023 by C from @wasichliebe

After Du riechst so gut, Ohne Dich followed. Here Till sang again “Ohne dich kann ich nicht sein, ohne euch!” And again a tear rolled down my face. We can’t be without you either!

Then came Rammstein and Ich will and with Adieu the concert ended. The band said goodbye and went up the lift.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t join in as much as I wanted this time, but it was still, as always, a great concert and a worthy end to my little trip to southern Europe.

Grazie Italia! And thanks also to RammWiki for your trust in me. I’m now recovering and looking forward to the upcoming concerts in Berlin! See you then!

Paul Landers eating his guitar, Padova 01.07.2023 by Christian J. Weber @lifad_switzerland

Some special moments from the concert in Padova:

Paul and Richard played together on Richard’s side for the start of Deutschland. During this intro, Till held up an Italian fan made flag with the words Wir halten zusammen on it.

During the Mein Teil intro, Paul and Richard were gentlemen and kissed each others’ hands. Paul looked like he was either trying to eat his guitar, or to play with his teeth, then again it’s Paul, so who knows what he was doing?

Richard was extremely enthusiastic as a background dancer, Schneider took his time to pose in his new outfit, and Paul mocked them both before doing a little flamenco dance. Meanwhile, Till’s second flamethrower seemed to malfunction, it kept burning in between each blast so that in the end, Till couldn’t hold it anymore.

During the boat ride, Richard got a red balloon. When he reached the main stage, he offered this to Till, and also gave the vocalist a kiss. Till did the Du riechst so gut freeze with Flake again, and afterwards, he picked up and inspected something from Flake’s keyboard stand before going over to Schneider to bang his cymbal.

A crochet doll of Schneider was thrown onto the stage, this was picked up by Richard, who delivered it to the drummer. Paul got to inspect the doll before Schneider took a bow with it.


  1. Rammlied
  2. Links 2-3-4
  3. Bestrafe mich
  4. Giftig
  5. Sehnsucht
  6. Mein Herz Brennt
  7. Puppe
  8. Angst
  9. Zeit
  10. Deutschland RMX
  11. Deutschland
  12. Radio
  13. Mein Teil
  14. Du hast
  15. Sonne
  16. Engel
    (Piano version with Abélard)
  17. Ausländer
  18. Du riechst so gut
  19. Ohne dich
  20. Rammstein
  21. Ich will
  22. Adieu
Till Lindemann, Padova 01.07.2023 by Christian J. Weber @lifad_switzerland

KidArctica is a RammWiki editor who has been part of the website for years, working in the background with edits and content. Fun Fact: C. has often times cried so hard during concerts that people were concerned about her.

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