Under the given circumstances, the management and the artist have decided to cancel the tour "OTTO - Live" in 2022.
After they had to postpone the tour from 2021 to 2022, they are forced to cancel the approximately 86 shows in a total of five European countries despite the current relaxations, including unfortunately the three performances in Switzerland.
The current measures, the different regulations and regulations of Europe as in the federal states, do not guarantee planning security, which would be indispensable for the implementation of a tour of this magnitude.
The statement of the management from Otto:
"Laughing at a distance, singing with masks, celebrating with the fun brake on – these would not be good conditions for an OTTO show.
Even a postponement of the tour by another year is not feasible for organizational reasons. Many concert halls are almost fully booked for the coming years. In addition, there is an immense organizational and personnel effort behind every single show. Putting off visitors for another year and then possibly having to disappoint them seems unreasonable to us.
For all these reasons, after careful consideration and endless discussions, we decided with a heavy heart to cancel all shows for 2022.
We are sorry for all organizers, for all helpers in front of and behind the stage and especially for the many loyal OTTO fans.
We are heartbroken and would like to emphasize that as soon as a normalization of the situation and planning security is in sight, we will work on a new tour with Otto.
Otto in particular is very keen to be able to stand in front of his fans again and to sing, laugh and celebrate with them. Because the applause and the closeness to his audience are the greatest thing for Otto.
Let's look forward to better times when it's time again: OTTO - live!"