Musician Helge Schneider
Caroline Seidel / dpa
Entertainer Helge Schneider has canceled his other concerts as part of the Strandkorb Open Air format.
Schneider and the organizer announced this on Tuesday.
Schneider has respect for the great commitment of the organizer, who with the new concept made live concerts possible in a larger setting in front of an audience, according to a message on the artist's homepage.
For him personally, the format »but unfortunately not«.
The appointments on August 19 in Mönchengladbach, August 27 in Bochum, September 1 in Hartenholm, September 13 in St. Wendel and September 17 in Hoppegarten are no longer applicable.
The 65-year-old tailor ("cat toilet") had canceled an appearance at the Strandkorb Open Air in Augsburg last Friday.
On stage he said, “It's really no fun.
You don't get any contact with the audience, people run around here all the time.
Please understand - under these circumstances I as an artist can't do anything anymore. "
Tickets for Augsburg and the other concerts could be returned where they were bought.
In addition, both parties would have agreed to a joint donation of 20,000 euros for the victims of the flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate in order to show “that the financial aspect was as little in the foreground of the decision as any criticism of the Beach chair event format «.
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