30 years of Fanta 4 - if that's not a reason to celebrate. No wonder that especially many fans want to celebrate this birthday with their idols. And so the tickets for the concert on 27 June in the Commerzbank Arena were also sold out quickly. But don't worry: There is an additional date on June 30 for which tickets are still available! Before the Fantastischen Vier will rock the stadium at the end of June, Thomas D has already had a look at the venue. At the local date in the Commerzbank Arena, the musician was enthusiastic: "I'm really looking forward to our two concerts here."
Fittingly for the sports venue, he also revealed, "I'm training hard for this at the moment, doing an extreme amount of sport - and will be really fit. I also advise all fans to warm up before the concerts." A special honour: Eintracht Frankfurt's home dressing room will be transformed into an artists' dressing room especially for the band. Co-coach Armin Reutershahn (who was co-coach at Fantastic Four home club VfB Stuttgart in 2014/15) showed Thomas D the dressing room during his visit to the stadium. Thomas D comments: "The beauty of football is that you don't know who will win beforehand. The strategy for our concerts is that when we play, everyone wins. We always fight to make it a great concert. Our claim is that the audience always gets the best version of the Fantastic Four. We are very self-critical, discuss a lot."
And he revealed a special strategy that specifically benefits the fans: "Right after the concert, we don't pat ourselves on the back about how good we were, we talk about our performance - how we can get even better. It remains a constant working on us for 30 years. We never want to be lame, slow, boring." And the Fantas have managed that very well so far, as anyone who has ever attended a concert by the band will attest.
Thomas D also said during his tour of the Commerzbank Arena, "On the day of a concert, I can't eat anything. But the first time I have to eat something before the encores, otherwise I fall over. Then after the gig I really dig in."
After the big stadiums and arenas were already three-quarters sold out by the end of the year, the Fantastischen Vier put an extra show in Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena and a third concert in Hamburg's Barclaycard Arena on pre-sale. For these, as well as the recently announced new shows, there are still enough tickets available at the moment. However, demand continues unabated, so fans who don't have tickets yet shouldn't delay too long.
Tickets for the shows in Germany that are not yet sold out are available at all ALDI stores, at aldi-tickets.de and diefantastischenvier.de. Tickets for Austria and Switzerland will be offered through the known advance booking offices and on diefantastischenvier.de. The fact that the tickets for the anniversary tour will be sold exclusively in the more than 4000 German Aldi stores is a complete success for Thomas D: "We have been on the road for 30 years and have never sold so many tickets in such a short time. The advantages outweigh the disadvantages, the experiment has succeeded: Because there is an Aldi store on almost every corner, so every fan can just go there and we can also give our fans the tickets without fees and shipping costs. We discussed this beforehand in the band and also with our fans. And especially with Aldi, who had never done this before either."
Smudo, Michi Beck, Thomas D and And.Ypsilon celebrate their 30th anniversary not only live, but also in the form of exclusive memories for their fans. Thus, since summer 2019, all studio albums will be released on vinyl. Among others, ‚Lauschgift' ‚Viel', ‚4:99' and, for the first time, ‚Heimspiel' have been reissued so far. Vinyl releases of the legendary ‚MTV Unplugged 1 + 2' and ‚Megavier' are in the pipeline.
Since the beginning of the anniversary year in July 2019, a special exhibition is dedicated to the Fantastic Four at StadtPalais Stuttgart under the name TROY until the end of March, which is now exclusively enriched by a virtual reality module. FANTAVENTURA is a VR-based remake of the song and video "Tag am Meer". On this incredible island, visitors will simultaneously meet the four band members of today and the twens of yesteryear. Starting Feb. 20, 2020, fans will be able to download it for their own homes via the appropriate online platforms (including Steam).
For even more info, visit: diefantastischenvier.de
DIE FANTASTISCHEN VIER - 30 JAHRE LIVE
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27.06.2020 Frankfurt | Commerzbank Arena - SOLD OUT
30.06.2020 Frankfurt | Commerzbank Arena
Special Guests on both days: Gentleman, Flo Mega, DJ Thomilla