March 22: Lyon (Villeurbanne), France – Transbordeur
They announced that new singles and music videos will come out this year. They also teased the fans about the tour, saying they hesitated between ‘Black’, ‘Jung und nicht mehr jugendfrei’ and ‘Ich bin nicht ich’.
Their favourite shows at this point of the tour were Amsterdam, Hamburg and Paris. They usually sleep between 6 and 7 hours, but apparently Tom slept 9 hours the night before.
Bill would love to play in a movie. It’s one of his biggest dream. They would all love to visit Cannes and St. Tropez
Gustav said Bill is clearly the best uncle. When Tom saw Gustav’s daughter for the first time, he said something like: pppppffrr.
Bill is still trying to believe in true love, but he finds it harder. According to Tom, this is called ‘growing up’.
March 23: day off
March 24: Cologne, Germany – E-werk
Concert was sold out!
Bill and Tom told a story that took place ten years ago in a plane. They were trying to sleep, but Bill was sharing his window with a guy behind him. Bill closed their curtain and the guy opened it back, and that went on and on for a while. Then, the guy broke off Bill’s “beautiful gel black nails” (Tom’s words). Tom said he hit the man, but Bill says he in fact hit the curtain.
If they didn’t have the job they have today, Bill would like to sing in The Lion King, as Simba.
They’re considering doing a Tokio Hotel cruise.
(The Dream Machine package includes a breakfast made by the band / Le pack Dream Machine inclut un déjeuner préparé par le groupe)
Ps. the vest Bill is wearing was designed by the fan; it was a gift! 😀 / la veste que porte Bill sur les photos suivantes a été créée par la fan; elle lui a offerte en cadeau!
March 25: Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
They talked about tattoos. They are not interested in tribal things, and they do not want to be tattooed in the face. They would never tattoo the name of their partner either.
They talked about what they would like to live again. Bill talked about his trip in the Maldives, and Tom the aftershow party of the MTV EMA’s 2009. Gustav would like to live again the birth of his daughter.
They are not interesting in doing a ‘Best Of’ tour.
Someone asked Tom if he self-taught the drums, or took drum lessons or if Gustav helped him. He laughed about Gustav and said his passion is the drums and when he and Bill had a band when they were kids, he was the drummer, but he doesn’t practice the drums. He just really likes it. He said that if he would practice it, he would be fucking amazing and what he can do now on the drums is just talent.
Bill said he once stole a mouse in a store and lied to his mother, saying that it was his friend who did it because he felt bad for the mouse.
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March 27: Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
Bill’s favourite designers work for Dior, but he’s really into Gucci at the moment.
- Pictures with fans (ps: Bill received a Web award / Bill a reçu un prix Web)
March 28: Milan, Italy – Fabrique
Bill and Tom would like to open a bar in Los Angeles.
They don’t think that they’ll go to Spain for the Dream Machine tour, but they’re planning on doing festivals over there next year.
A girl said that she met her girlfriend because of Tokio Hotel (she was sitting next to her) and Bill looked at them like AAAAAAAW. He said that love has no gender, no boundaries, and that you have to do whatever feels right.
Fans told the band that their favourite song was ‘Jung und nicht mehr jugendfrei’ (they were kidding), and Tom looked at them in a weird way and started playing the song and asked the fans to sing along.
A fan asked them what being vulnerable means to them and what makes them vulnerable. Georg said his family and his dog, Bill said the same thing but he added love.
March 29: Rome, Italy – Atlantico
Someone asked Bill about the american election and he said that we can’t let Trump have too much power and that we have to educate people and be educated ourselves. He also said that he was shocked, and that it will be four long years, unfortunately. He also said that LA is very open minded so he fears only for the central part of America.
Bill said that he hopes to get another VISA to keep living in the US and said that he doesn’t want to leave LA because he doesn’t want to give Trump that much power.
Their favourite Tokio Hotel music videos are ‘Something New’ for Bill and Gustav, ‘Feel it All’ for Georg and ‘Girl Got A Gun’ for Tom.
The first song Bill wrote for this album is “Boy Don’t Cry” in Berlin last year.
March 31: Munich, Germany – TonHalle
(the day before)
The reason Bill was at the hospital a few weeks ago is because he has kidney stones.
Bill said it is his dream to build his own house. And then Tom added “Yeah to design it.. not with his own hands…”
Gustav never watched the Harry Potter movies! But the other guys enjoy them ;).
There was a question to Georg about turning 30, and he said that at this moment in his life he’s very happy. He is in a very happy relationship with his girlfriend and in a great band.
They got the idea for the album title ‘Dream Machine’ when they were at Coachella, sitting in their car. They found the name before even writing the song. They thought it sounded great. The intro for ‘Something New’ was also written before the actual song. Tom said he wanted a quiet start, because it’s cool and different.
Tom said Bill has the bad habit of never finishing his sentences. He always says something like ‘dududududu’ because he takes it for granted that Tom understands what he means, which he does.
Bill’s desire is to marry one day. Tom’s desire is for his dog to never die.
Bill’s favourite apps are Whatsapp, Instagram and Instasize.
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PS: Tomorrow is the last day of the European leg of the Dream Machine tour!! (they will be performing in Warsaw, Poland). All April European tour dates will then be posted tomorrow night (