German rock group Rammstein has successfully obtained a restraining order preventing Viagogo from offering tickets to its forthcoming shows.
The restraining order, which legally forbids Viagogo from reselling tickets to the band’s upcoming 2023 European tour, was actioned by the district court of Hamburg.
The court found that Viagogo was in breach of consumer protection regulations introduced in May 2022. It has been reported that Viagogo was listing tickets for as much as €1,000 despite the top-priced tickets being €140.
Rammstein have also advised their fans to only buy tickets for their shows from CTS Eventim, the authorised ticket seller.
“Buyers often do not realise that they are not buying their tickets from the organiser but on the secondary ticket market,” said Sebastian Ott, an attorney acting for the plaintiffs. “The legislature has recognised this deficiency and acted. We are pleased that the district court of Hamburg shares our opinion and consistently prohibits violations of the new law.”
Rammstein begin their stadium tour at Vingio Parkas in Lithuania in May, with dates across Europe until August.
This is the second time the court has forbidden Viagogo from selling Rammstein tickets. They filed a similar injunction against Viagogo back in 2019.