Watch Tokio Hotel Explain
A Decade Of Their Best And Most Horrible Fashion Choices,
Starting From 2005
Spoiler alert: they didn’t always color coordinate!
Everyone has those photos in their timeline, the ones where you are like, “what was I thinking?” Now imagine being in Tokio Hotel‘s universe, where your look changes practically every six months, and this year’s spiked hair and silver jacket is last year’s oversized jersey.
MTV News sat down with the Kings Of Suburbia and asked them to play fashion flashback with their old photos. Thankfully they were totally game to explain their best and most questionable looks.
VIVA Comet Awards, Oberhausen, Germany, 2005
Bill Kaulitz: It was our first awards show… obviously we didn’t talk about what we were going to wear. We just put on whatever… I wouldn’t wear that again, but I like that picture a lot. I can see the excitement.
Music Meets Media, Romania, 2006
Kaulitz: I’m wearing a Dior jacket, and it’s actually a nice jacket… but the rest is horrible.
Cinema For Peace, Berlin, 2007
Kaulitz: That’s actually not bad. I would probably wear that again… I don’t like the hair anymore, but I think the outfit is not too bad.
“TRL,” New York, 2008
Kaulitz: That was in America. We were there performing, and I like my orange jacket! I hate the t-shirt now.
2009 MTV EMA, Berlin
Kaulitz: I like our outfits. I think they are cool. I like Gustav’s blonde hair, I like him like that.
VIVA Comet Awards, Oberhausen, Germany, 2010
Kaulitz: Great outfit, I’m wearing Dior again.
MTV Video Music Aid Japan, 2011
Kaulitz: I’m wearing Givenchy. That’s in Japan. I hate Georg’s outfit, but mine is great.
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Young Hollywood – Tokio Hotel Performs Live and Talks New Album & Tour Essentials!
German pop/rock group Tokio Hotel performs their single “Love Who Loves You Back” live at the YH Studio and sits down for a chat about their album ‘Kings of Suburbia’ and more! Bill, Tom, Georg, and Gustav explain their 5-year absence between albums, plus they talk about how their music has changed, why they still like designing their CD booklets, and they each name their 3 must-haves for life on the road!
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Tokio Hotel @ Viper Room
West Hollywood, CA
A lot of secret things happen in Los Angeles each night, that is unless you’re a super fan. When word leaked of a secret Tokio Hotel show at the Viper Room, “Aliens” (that’s what Tokio Hotel fans call themselves) began to queue up in the early afternoon hours for a chance at maybe getting into the invite-only performance.
You see, Tokio Hotel is German rock-pop band consisting of twin brothers Bill Kaulitz (vocalist) and Tom Kaulitz (guitarist), drummer Gustav Schäfer and bassist Georg Listing. Forming in 2001 these guys are no stranger to the music scene. They just weren’t widely known here in the United States until winning an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for Best New Artist in 2008.
Now the Viper Room is a smaller venue, only holding around 225 if they squeeze ‘em in, and this show was definitely at capacity. Announcing their new world tour, Tokio Hotel treated fans to an all acoustic session, playing just five songs. As soon as the curtain opened a sea of mobile phones went up; Tokio Hotel had their die-hard Aliens in the palm of their hands until their final note singing back every line. The majority of the set featured songs off their recently released album Kings Of Suburbia but the band pleased fans with a couple old tracks as well. Following the set, fans were treated to a meet and greet and for many fans this was up to eight years in the making.
For this newcomer, the energy of this show was addicting. For the fans, it will surely be a concert to remember. Tokio Hotel’s “Feel It All World Tour 2015″ officially begins March 6, 2015 in London.
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Tokio Hotel Schools You In The Fine Art Of Turning An After-Party Into A Single
There’s an old saying that one should not mix business with pleasure — an old saying that Tokio Hotel decidedly does not truck with. In fact, for their most recent record, Kings of Suburbia, business and pleasure worked together in harmony to create their new electronic sound. “‘Feel It All’ is one of those songs that we wrote at an after-party,” Bill Kaulitz told MTV News of the band’s second single, for which the guys are primed to shoot a new video any day now in Germany. These days, the band’s home base is L.A, where they were disappointed to find that the clubs close at 2 a.m. Therefore, they often went to the studio to keep the party alive into the wee hours. “It’s one of those songs where you just don’t want the party to end and it’s an after-hour party song and you just gotta go all night,” Kaulitz added. It’s a song inspired by their party to soundtrack your next party. When was the last time you stayed out all night listening to Tokio Hotel? Let us know in the comments!
Tokio Hotel Talks Making An Electronic Album and Partying in L.A.
“We needed some new inspiration because we really didn’t know what to do“, Bill Kaulitz
It’s time for a fashion flashback with Tokio Hotel!
Tokio Hotel Would Love To Jam With Aerosmith, David Bowie And Jessica Alba?
Everyone musician has one. That list they keep in their head of all the amazing artists they’d love to collaborate with if they could only get, you know, Madonna on the phone. Tokio Hotel are no different. As they gear up for a tour in support of Kings of Suburbia, the boys recently sat down with MTV News to talk about their bucket list and some of the names on it might surprise you. Steven Tyler, Or All Of Aerosmith Tom Kaulitz: Sometimes you like people and then you meet them and you don’t like them anymore. It’s always hard to tell. Like once you want to work with somebody, it has to fit on a personal level as well. I don’t know, like, for us, our childhood heroes are like Aerosmith so that’s someone that would be amazing to work with, you know, Steven Tyler or Aerosmith as a whole band. Bill Kaulitz: Depeche Mode or David Bowie, there are a lot of people that would be just amazing. But as Tom said, sometimes you’re scared to meet your heroes because then you meet them and you’re like, ‘Oh, they suck, personally they just suck,’ and then you don’t want to work with them anymore. It happened to me so many times where I liked someone, I went to a show and met them afterwards, and we realized ‘Oh, these are douchebags.’ I don’t even wanna do anything with them. Jessica Alba, Does She Make Music? Tom: Is Jessica Alba doing music? I mean that would be a great collaboration as well.
Dirty Underwear And Naked Pics? Tokio Hotel Fans Have Given Them Some Pretty NSFW Gifts Aliens are dedicated folks.
Tokio Hotel‘s fan army, the Aliens, have a rep for being extremely dedicated. And by extremely dedicated we mean EXTREME (imagine that in energy drink font). Tokio Hotel recently took a break from pounding the pavement for their first record in five years, Kings Of Suburbia, to share some of their craziest fan stories with MTV News. Warning: Used underwear and naked photos are involved. Oh, and according to Tom, Georg just found out he’s a father. (We assume he’s kidding, but if not, congrats to the lucky lady!) Bill also shouted out some of Tokio Hotel’s most hardcore fans — the South American Aliens: “In South America it was super crazy — they are always very intense,” he said. And it’s an intensity and dedication Tokio Hotel’s been feeling since the beginning: “I think our fans were just growing with us, when we started we were so young… we were 15, 17, and I feel like a lot of our fans were our age, and I feel that they just changed like we did; they grew up with us listening to our music,” Bill explained. “That was a while ago, and hearing that… people grew up with our music is so weird for us because we still feel like we just started. But I also feel like we gain new people, there are a lot more guys listening to our music now. We are getting more people and we still have our amazing fan base.” FYI, guys — Gustav is taken, so maybe in the future send all thongs and snaps to the Kaulitz Twins.
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