In the eyes of investigators, the allegations of sexual abuse against the rock star and his bandmates were not confirmed. All proceedings have been quashed, Lindeman remains an innocent, innocent man. Nevertheless, protests took place outside the hall at several places during his current solo tour. No concerts have been canceled so far. Now his presence in Kassel is banned.
The city is said to have cited inadequate fire protection at the hall as the cause, Bild reports. This is strange, not least because an ice hockey club usually plays its home games in front of thousands of fans in the “Nordessen Arena” – and other major events are also regularly scheduled there. After months of advance sales, the hall’s operators now contacted organizer MM Konzerte. Bild quoted a spokesperson as saying: “There were requirements that the organizer did not have to meet, but were related to the structural conditions of the North Hesse Arena.” Nevertheless, MM Konzerte submitted all the documents on Tuesday. “All the needs of the city were met. However, the city was unable to verify the documents before the program began.
Fans feel something different behind the bureaucracy: they suspect that the new mayor of Kassel, Sven Schoeller (50, Green Party), does not want Lindeman in his city. Of course, the city denies this to the newspaper: “The key question was and is the question of the ability to obtain approval under the law. “The city currently does not have any approved applications with all the required documents.”