Sputnik News, a state-owned media outlet, reported that Lindemann was scheduled to carry out because the Maklarin For Homeland Pageant within the Russian metropolis of Tver on Sunday (Aug. 29) and, at some point earlier, the singer obtained a letter from the Russian shopper safety company Rospotrebnadzor which warned him in opposition to performing because the occasion would have violated the COVID-19 protocols regarding mass gatherings.
Gathering are restricted to a most of 500 members, which incorporates not solely followers in attendance, however musicians, crew and different workers. The fest was anticipated to attract a crowd of 6,000.
The letter additionally requested Lindemann to as an alternative carry out in a smaller live performance atmosphere and, on Sunday, as reported by Summa Inferno, the 58-year-old singer was apprehended in his resort by police and dropped at a police station for additional questioning. The information outlet additionally offered photographs of Lindemann surrounded by authorities whereas being questioned.
Reiband, in the meantime, is suspected of getting falsified his intentions for coming into Russia, having obtained a vacationer visa regardless of allegedly being one of many organizers of the pageant. He dangers deportation from Russia and a ban on re-entry into the nation.
Neither Rammstein nor Lindemann have launched any official remark relating to the singer’s detainment.
Lindemann additionally got here underneath scrutiny in Russia earlier in August for exclusive NFTs being offered which included pictures of the singer on the Hermiate Museum in Saint Petersburg, the place he shot a music video for the music “Beloved City.”
The museum claims Lindemann was not licensed to promote these NFTs as this was not a part of the settlement the 2 sides reached when given permission to movie the video on the museum.
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