Exactly 40 years ago Herbert Grönemeyer made his first appearance in Munich. At his 1983 concert in the then Alabamahalle, only about 50 audience members were lost in front of the stage, most of whom knew him less as a singer than as an actor in the role of Lieutenant Werner in the classic film "Das Boot". His musical breakthrough came a year later with his first number 1 album "4630 Bochum". With chart hits like "Männer", "Alkohol" and "Flugzeuge im Bauch" he landed his first big successes - the title song "Bochum" became a declaration of love for his home town, since 1992 also as the unofficial fan anthem in the Ruhrstadion at VfL home games.
Grönemeyer's unique record: ten of his eleven albums released since 1984 have conquered the top position in the German album charts, whether his most successful production "Mensch" (2002) or his latest longplayer to date "Tumult" (2018). In November 2022, he presented his new song "Deine Hand" on "Wetten dass...?", the first single from his current album "Das ist los" (release: March 2023). As part of his new tour, Grönemeyer will be back in the Olympic Hall on 25 May.