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Tokio Hotel

Tokio Hotel


Famous as :

Rock band

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Birth Place :

Magdeburg, Germany

Claim to fame :

Single "Durch den Monsun" from album "Schrei" (2005)


The latest teen music craze has arrived under the name Tokio Hotel, a rock band from German that ooze sex appeal through their stage act, impulsive music and extra good looks. Their transition from home country's most-hyped music act to continent sensation had been smoothened with an energetic performance of their single 'Monsoon' at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards where they were also awarded International act. Only with two studio albums in hand, the band were more than prepared to break the States music market by releasing an LP titled 'Scream America' that includes the English version of their high-selling singles 'Scream' and 'Ready, Set, Go!'. Receiving the mix of Jade Puget from AFI and Blaqk Audio, the album will be dropped in U.S. stores on May 6, 2008.

Known for their relatively young age by the time they were famous, the members of the band started their career long before reaching double digits in their age. Twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz (both born September 1, 1989) directed their interest in music while still a couple of 9-years-olds. Bill scribbling notes and Tom grabbing guitar, they soon found themselves in several talent shows and try-outs. During a show in 2001, they met drummer Gustav Schafer (born September 8, 1988) and bassist George Listing (born March 31, 1987) whom they find having similar musical direction. The four of them started a band named Devilish which was soon changed to Tokio Hotel after Bill met music producer Peter Hoffmann in 2003. Signed under Sony BMG, the band earned valuable experience by working with engineers such as David Jost, Dave Roth and Pat Bezner. However, before the band took a full flight of their career, Sony terminated the contract and the band moved on being the artist under Universal Music Studio in 2005.

Latest News

Far East Movement's 'If I Die Tomorrow' Ft. Tokio Hotel's Bill Kaulitz

May 19, 2012 03:53:05 GMT

release another new song. After teaming with in a catchy single "Live My Life", the group nab 's frontman Bill Kaulitz as their collaborator in this newly-debuted track "If I Die Tomorrow".

Tokio Hotel Join PETA to Boycott Animal Circuses

April 04, 2011 08:17:34 GMT

German rockers have joined a campaign to ban animal circuses from their native Germany. Bandmate brothers Bill Kaulitz and Tom Kaulitz appear chained to a column in a filthy cage in hard-hitting new billboards for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as part of an animal rights campaign to highlight the miserable lives circus creatures endure.

Video Premiere: Tokio Hotel's 'Darkside of the Sun'

June 25, 2010 01:58:44 GMT

A new music video from has arrived, featuring the band's live performance in Welcome to Humanoid City tour. Shot in black and white scene, the clip is filmed to support "Darkside of the Sun" which comes from their recent studio album called "".

Drake and Justin Bieber Lead MuchMusic Awards Nominations

May 19, 2010 06:06:30 GMT

BET Awards is not the only prize-giving event which announced nominations this week as Canadian MuchMusic Video Awards has also uncovered musicians vying for its coveted trophies. receives seven nominations, while makes his entrance onto the list with four nods.

Tokio Hotel's 'Strange' Feat. Kerli From 'Alice in Wonderland'

February 13, 2010 06:06:46 GMT

A new song called "Strange" which has teaming up with , has hit the web. The duet track is recorded for one of the theme songs for Tim Burton's forthcoming movie "".

Winners of 2010 NRJ Music Awards, BEP Mistakenly Announced as Best Group

January 25, 2010 02:23:01 GMT

The 11th Annual NRJ Music Awards has been held on Saturday night, January 23 in Cannes, France with , and in attendance. During the announcement of International Group/Duo of the Year winner, singer and French choreographer Kamel Ouali mistakenly said that got the prize.

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