More than 800,000 tickets have been shifted during the first day of general sales for the European tour of German industrial metal band Rammstein, a new record for CTS Eventim.

The ticketing and live entertainment company sold a record number of tickets for a single tour shortly after the start of the onsale yesterday (Thursday), with demand significantly exceeding the available tickets.

All 10 German concerts were sold out within a few hours, with more than one million users permanently accessing Eventim’s portals in the first hour. The high demand triggered peak rates of 80,000 system requests per second.

Rammstein will go on their first-ever stadium tour ever from May to August 2019, organised by their long-time promoter MCT. The tour will support the band’s first studio album for a decade, which is due for release in the spring.

The tour will see the band performing 30 concerts in 24 cities and 17 countries. In most territories, Eventim is Rammstein’s exclusive ticketing partner, while it is selling tickets for every one of the 30 concerts.

The ticketing firm also implemented a number of special solutions especially for Rammstein’s onsale, including an exclusive presale for fan club members, ticket personalisations and quantity limitations.

Alexander Ruoff, chief operation officer of Eventim, said: “When a band sells such an outstanding amount of tickets in such a short time, it shows both their exceptional artistic status and the unbroken attraction of live music. We thank Rammstein, Scumeck Sabottka, and MCT for their trust in our work.”

Rammstein are famed for their spectacular live shows, and have already scheduled extra dates in Munich, Vienna and Paris in the wake of yesterday’s ticket sales.