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The iconic German band Tokio Hotel is back and bringing their highly acclaimed Dream Machine World Tour to Canada in 2018. ConcertWorks is giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to their show in Edmonton, Alberta. The mega-rockstars will be hitting the stage at The Ranch Roadhouse on February 22.

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ConcertWorks présente: Tokio Hotel LIVE à Edmonton, AB et VOUS pouvez gagner des billets!
L’emblématique groupe allemand Tokio Hotel est de retour et présentera en 2018 leur très célèbre Dream Machine World Tour au Canada. ConcertWorks vous offre la chance de gagner une paire de billets pour leur concert à Edmonton, Alberta. Les méga-rockstars seront en spectacle au The Ranch Roadhouse le 22 février prochain.
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Bill: “I give a lot of answers in my songs. But it’s still driving people crazy.”

With the documentary Hinter die Welt producer Oliver Schwabe succeeds to show what’s beyond the world of Tokio Hotel. The movie premiered at the film festival Cologne last week. In the lecture Beuys will be Beuys Bill Kaulitz talks about development, his fears and self-confidence.

The twin brothers Bill and Tom Kaulitz founded Tokio Hotel 17 years ago. Since 12 years they’re in the public eye.  Bill Kaulitz reveals that nothing has changed within the band since then: “we were looking for a bass player and drummer, which would play the songs, Tom and I create.”

Nowadays the band still has the same working process, as the documentary reveals: Tom does the production works and creates new songs with Bill. Bill takes over all visual parts of the band, like light design, stage costumes and concepts for music videos, while Georg is responsible for live events, the booking and finances of the band.

“Georg couldn’t play bass at all.”

The fact that Bill and Tom choose Gustav Schäfer and Georg Listing as drummer and bass player is due to the fact that there weren’t much other possibilities in Magdeburg: “there were only these two guys.”

On top of that it wasn’t an obstacle for the twins that Georg was just learning to play the bass: “Georg couldn’t play bass at all. We all were really bad with our instruments.  Bust Georg was just starting to learn playing the bass for six month. He couldn’t play at all.”

In the opposite to Georg, there was Gustav Schäfer who had to show his drum skills: “Gustav had to do something like a casting for us. We were in our rehearsal space and Gustav played a Phil Collins song, if I remember correctly. This is how he came into the band. This is how everything started.”

Bill Kaulitz: “Gustav loves to play drums. But sometimes he wishes that there would be a wall in front of him, so nobody would be able to see him.”

Today Bill remembers clearly that there was no other option for him than doing music: “Doing music was always a serious thing for Tom and me. Georg had a lot of other hobbies back then. He was playing handball. But Tom and I always knew:  music is our life. Sure for Gustav and Georg it was amazing, when we released our music in 2005. They just accepted it as how it was. But for Tom and me this was always our number one plan… a total drive since we were kids. We never wanted to do something else.”

Kaulitz only sees one difference to when he looks back at the beginning of Tokio Hotel: “I just remember when we had our first performances when we were 13 years old. I was like: ok, give me a microphone! give me a stage! I want to go out there and perform.”
What Kaulitz doesn’t remember is how he formed his self-confidence at this time: “No idea where I got that from. I guess it came from the dynamic I have with Tom. We were always together. I knew I’m never alone.”

“There’s not one idiot who gives a fuck about you. That’s the best thing.”

Nowadays Kaulitz has a different perspective on his life. As he sees himself with a huge backpack, which is filled with fears and bad experiences which he made through the past. At the same time he works on getting back a little bit lightheartedness every day: “Bringing back the lightheartedness, which we had when we started as band, is a challenge which I try to master every day. We always rather want to go back. We want to get away from this music industry shit. At some point it gets to complicated and then you kind of lose your creativity. You’re not good anymore in the essence of what you really want to do – music.”

But Kaulitz manages to leave everything behind, as soon as he gets home after a tour: “Flying back home… going out and then there’s not one idiot who gives a fuck about you. That’s the best thing.”

At the same time Bill Kaulitz  reveals that it was not always like that. When he moved to Los Angeles in 2010 he had to learn living life. Kaulitz remembers that his friends still make jokes about this time: “My friends are still teasing me with this. I remember the first time when I went out to party, I brought along a security guard and I always had a driver with me. In Los Angeles I continued to live the same life I was living in Germany. I just took it with me when we moved overseas, because I didn’t know another life.”

“people think it’s sexy nowadays. they’re like: she wants to have sex with girls and she wants boys and she also wants the people in between.”

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Kaulitz already had to deal with press and media, asking him about his sexuality, when he was 15 years old: “In Germany it’s still a question. People are still wondering: “who is joining his bed tonight? Who does he have sex with? Who does he bring home? Who does he fall in love with?”. But these were always questions I never gave a clear answer to. I feel like I give a lot of answers in my songs though. But it’s still a thing which drives people crazy. Nowadays a coming out isn’t really exciting anymore, cause everybody does it. But people still keep asking me these questions. It still drives them crazy not to know who’s sleeping in my bed tonight and I love that.”

Some laughters appeared when host Steve Blade quoted Bill Kaulitz’s twin brother Tom from the documentary: “I get everything from Bill, which other people are searching for in a relationship. So basically I just need somebody for the sexual part. And that’s something you can easily find.” Steve Blade asked Bill if this is a healthy attitude: “I don’t know. I guess others have to judge if it’s healthy. We sometimes wonder the same. We’re like one person and sometimes we don’t get how we are and how others see us. When we’re lonely, we’re together feeling alone. It never happens that one of us is pushing the other one up. When we’re feeling depressed, we’re feeling sad together. Everything always happens together. That makes it of course hard for a partner. Especially for Tom it’s more difficult. When I’m in love, it can happen that I’m just gone from today to tomorrow. I tend to do my own things then.”

„Tom has to tell in which distance they need to place the barriers in front of the stage. And then you ask yourself: isn’t there somebody else to decide this?“

What producer Oliver Schwabe impressed the most about the band was their energy and effort which they put in all their work: “they’re control freaks, which I found really interesting. It happens that somebody calls Tom out of the wardrobe, because Tom has to tell in which distance they need to place the barriers in front of the stage. And then you ask yourself: isn’t there somebody else to decide this? No! It’s always Tom! And he does this every day during the tour for month. This is something which impressed me a lot.”

Original article: flackernflimmern.com

Dream Machine Tour 2018: Canada & USA

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02.02.2018: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live
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The Masquerade
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02.16.2018: Chicago, IL
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Interview for Rolling Stone India

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Tokio Hotel: Back with a Bang

The German band return with a new electro-pop identity on their hard-won magnum opus, ‘Dream Machine’

It’s easy to forget that Tokio Hotel are somewhat of a veteran band. The German pop-rock quartet’s looks belie their experience of 16 years and 10 million records sold worldwide. Currently on tour to support their fifth studio album Dream Machine, the band’s schedule is tight but they are thrilled to be back on the road.

“The tour has been great so far. It was the 22nd show today—and no major fuck-ups,” says frontman Bill Kaulitz with a smile over Skype from Warsaw, Poland. The band are in the European leg of the tour and will head to Russia the next day. “We had so much fun. I think we’ve never been happier onstage.” Bill’s twin brother and the band’s lead guitarist Tom sits beside him while bassist Georg Listing is a silent but cheerful presence nearby. Drummer Gustav Schäfer stays out of the frame save for a quick ‘Thank you!’ when we congratulate him on the birth of his daughter.

Tokio Hotel’s shows on this tour are more intimate and artistic, designed to match the band’s new retro-synth sound on Dream Machine and help them connect more with the audience. However, as the conversation progresses, it becomes clear that the excitement around the record and touring was hard won; “With Humanoid and the last period of that time, we just weren’t engaged with what we did,” Kaulitz recalls about the exhausting tour for 2009’s Humanoid album. “It was more like a job, something we had to do and we weren’t passionate about it as much.” This led to the band’s infamous five-year hiatus. Usually considered career-suicide for most, the break helped the band build the bones of their current identity. While their big comeback with 2014’s Kings of Suburbia opened the gates to change, Tokio Hotel embraced it fully only on Dream Machine. Released in March, the album brims with mature lyricism, retro-synth and echoing falsettos, all wrapped up in glimmering, crisp production. All in all, it’s a more immersive experience than anything the band has done before.

In this exclusive interview, Tokio Hotel discuss their evolution, taking control of their own music and the journey to their magnum opus.


 

Is this tour more relaxed than ‘Feel It All,’ the tour for 2014’s Kings of Suburbia?

Bill: I think onstage we created a set where we could enjoy ourselves and enjoy the music a little more so it feels less stressed. I feel like the show before was a little more… let’s say powerful, while this one is dreamy.

Tom: But, musically it’s a little more challenging. The show in itself got more advanced: we have more instruments onstage, we have more keyboards, more laptops… So it got more technical. But the set has a lot of long breaks, long intros and we just play music.

How do you begin translating Dream Machine’s complex instrumentation and experience to a live show?

Bill: We were thinking of extending songs, going with the flow and making it longer than it is on the record. The album sounds cinematic so we wanted to support that with heavy light shows and big images, just get lost in the music and in the synth. Some parts we cut out—it’s always a journey to create the final set list for the tour. We start off just putting down our favorite songs, the songs we definitely want to play live, and we kind of section it off and have different sections to keep it exciting. The worst thing that could happen is when you get bored. So we found a nice mixture of new songs and old songs. I feel like it’s a good blend for all Tokio Hotel fans that discovered us as a band.

What’s your take on fans who don’t like your shift from rock to a more electro-pop sound?

Bill: I think it’s understandable because it’s so tough to let go of things and I know that’s because if you like a band once, you just want them to stay the same. But as an artist, as a musician, that’s impossible. At least for us, what is most important is that we are happy with our music and we are authentic with what we do. If we would stick to the same sound we were doing when we were 12 or 13 years old, that wouldn’t be our sound—that would be a money making machine, you know? And we are not about that. For us it’s about fun, it’s about enjoying ourselves and it’s about the music we love to make. So we’d rather lose people on the way but make the stuff we really love.

I noticed you guys were much happier when you released Kings of Suburbia [2014] and Dream Machine in comparison to when you released Humanoid [2009].

Tom: Yeah you noticed that because with Kings of Suburbia we started to write a lot more and do a lot more. I remember when we started to work on Kings of Suburbia with our producers and we heard the first demos, the outcome wasn’t what we thought was good. It didn’t feel right and so then out of frustration, we decided to build our own studio and really go into production even more than we did before. So that was like a turning point in our life and our career.

Bill: I think it was something that had to happen at one point and we were just like, ‘Okay enough. Now we take charge of everything.’ Artistically, I think we got too comfortable in our career; we got uninterested. With Humanoid and the last period of that time, we just weren’t engaged with what we did. It was more like a job, something we had to do and we weren’t passionate about it as much. It really took that change in our lives to be engaged again and be excited about the band and say, ‘Wait a second, this is our band. We love to make music, so let’s make music again.’ We took the time to go in the studio and make music that means something to us and not only go with A-list songwriters and producers and do something that’s hollow. We had to take that control in order to keep going and be excited about the band again.

When did you start working on Dream Machine? Did you have a clear idea of where you wanted to go when you began?

Tom: No we had no idea. We decided go back to the roots. We started off in January 2016 in Berlin and it was just the four of us going to the studio and no one else. We said, ‘Let’s do music like we used to do, just the four of us.’ We were in the studio for one or two months, just listening to music, writing new music. One of the first songs we wrote for this album was “Boy Don’t Cry.” In that time we wrote five to six songs that I took home to L.A., after that and I produced it. We finished writing the album in L.A. and then we came back [to Germany] and finished the record this year in January, right before we put it out.

That’s cutting it close!

Tom: Yeah! And when we announced the tour, we weren’t even sure if we were going to put out the record before because we didn’t know if we could finish it. It was really stressful, if I have to be honest.

Bill: It was a marathon. I think from December… Putting out [the first single] “Something New” in December and shooting that video, until today, it’s been a marathon. We’ve been working non-stop. But it worked out. We are totally happy with the outcome.

Now that the record is out and you’re performing it live, how has the reaction been from fans?

Tom: It’s been great. We’ve gotten great reviews on the album—I think the best reviews we’ve ever gotten for an album.

Bill: I feel like now people are more comfortable with us and they understand what the band is [about] now. Because with Kings of Suburbia, it was kind of a shock [to fans]. I feel like, with this record, we established the sound and what we are and how our live shows are.

Tom: The fans know what to expect and this is kind of our goal too. I just want to create something, a certain sound a certain signature to the band, you know what I mean? People know, ‘Okay, I know when I buy this next record from them, without even listening to it, I know what I can expect.’ I feel like we kind of started that with Kings of Suburbia and now did it with Dream Machine. We finally found that signature and that sound and we can move forward with it.

How does it feel being back on tour together? You both are based in L.A. while Georg and Gustav are in Germany—Gustav also just became a dad. Does it get harder to leave your private life each time?

Bill: I feel like now we understand this life and we accept it so much better than we were younger. For example, right now, you live in that bubble and you don’t see or hear anything else. We are in this Tokio Hotel bubble; we don’t know what time it is, we don’t know what day it is, it’s all about the show, the fans and it’s just about the music. Anything could happen and we wouldn’t hear about it. We enjoy that bubble, but only because we know we’re going to get out of this and we all have our private lives that we are looking forward to going back to. But the entire year is just going to be a tour year and we’re looking forward to just playing the record. And we’re going to shoot two more music videos and put two more singles out… So yeah, we’re going to work this record for a while. For us it’s really about all these different facets we have in our lives right now and we enjoy each one fully.

Watch Tokio Hotel’s video for “What If,” the second single from ‘Dream Machine’:

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Source: RollingStoneIndia

NEW!! : Dream Machine VIP upgrade

PS. all VIP upgrades are to be available today at 8am PT / 11am ET on treehouse-ticketing.com

PS: Tous les packs VIP seront mis en vente AUJOURD’HUI à 7h, heure du pacifique, 10h, heure de l’est, sur treehouse-ticketing.com

The “Dream Machine” upgrade includes a one night accommodation in the band’s hotel and a champagne reception the evening before the show. The next day you will enjoy a delicious breakfast composed by the band. After that you have time to boost your energy for a long night in the premium Spa. The Ladies will get a professional make-up touch up and the Gents enjoy a cigar and whiskey break before the show. You will be shuttled to the venue with a VIP limousine and join the show as a personal guest of the band (no ticket needed). Meet Tokio Hotel backstage in their dressing room and enjoy an acoustic song just for you. The guys will also invite you for a drink after the show followed by an Q&A, where you can ask all your questions. Get a professional photo with the band and take a selfie. You will receive one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and a special designed gift item as a surprise. Be part of Tokio Hotel TV – film the ending card of new episodes together with the band. You will also get a special item used during the show and you never know what it is 😉 But that’s not all – the guys will also join you on one of your snaps in your Snapchat story. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free.

L’upgrade “Dream Machine” inclut l’hébergement pour une nuit au même hôtel que le groupe et une réception avec champagne le soir avant le concert. Le jour suivant, vous aurez droit à un délicieux petit-déjeuner composé par le groupe. Ensuite, vous avez du temps pour recharger vos batteries, avant une longue soirée, au spa de l’hôtel. Les filles profiteront d’un maquillage professionnel  et les garçons profiteront d’une pause cigar/whiskey avant le concert. Vous serez transporté(e) à la salle de spectacle dans une limousine VIP et irez au concert en tant qu’invité du groupe (pas besoin de billet). Rencontrez Tokio Hotel dans leur loge et profitez d’une chanson en acoustique que pour vous. Les gars vous inviterons également à prendre un verre après le concert, suivi d’un Q&A où vous pouvez poser toutes vos questions. Prenez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe et prenez un selfie. Vous recevrez un des poster en édition limitée, signé par tous les membres du groupe, et un cadeau surprise personnalisé. Faites partie de Tokio Hotel TV — Filmez la fin d’épisodes avec le groupe. Vous obtiendrez aussi un item spécial utilisé pendant le concert, et vous ne savez jamais ce que c’est 😉 Mais ce n’est pas tout — les gars se joindront aussi à vous dans un de vos snaps sur votre Snapchat. En plus, vous pouvez acheter de la marchandise, tout en évitant la cohue, avec un rabais de 10%. 

2 new VIP packages announced!

All packages will be available on October 31st, on treehouse-ticketing.com / Tous les packs seront en vente le 31 octobre, sur treehouse-ticketing.com

It is the “Humanoid” upgrade! It includes our Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. Meet Tokio Hotel after the show and ask all your questions. Get a professional photo with the band and take a selfie. You’ll receive one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and a special designed gift item as a surprise. Be part of Tokio Hotel TV – film the ending card of new episodes together with the band. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free!

C’est l’upgrade “Humanoid”! Il inclut le service de conciergerie de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive et une entrée anticipée. Rencontrez Tokio Hotel après le concert et posez toutes vos questions. Prenez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe ainsi qu’un selfie. Vous recevrez un des poster en édition limitée, signé par tous les membres du groupe, ainsi qu’un cadeau surprise personnalisé. Faites partie de Tokio Hotel TV – Filmez la fin de nouveaux épisodes avec le groupe. Vous pourrez également aller vous procurer de la marchandise tout en évitant la cohue, avec un rabais de 10%!

Be the King or Queen of Suburbia with the “Kings of Suburbia” upgrade. This ultra-upgrade includes our Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. You will attend the soundcheck of Tokio Hotel and be part of a group shot with the band. The photo will be posted on their Twitter account. Have a look behind the scenes at a private stage and backstage tour. Be part of the show and join the band live on stage! Meet Tokio Hotel backstage in their dressing room and enjoy an acoustic song just for you. The guys will also invite you for a drink after the show followed by an Q&A, where you can ask all your questions. Get a professional photo with the band and take a selfie. You will receive one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and a special designed gift item as a surprise. Be part of Tokio Hotel TV – film the ending card of new episodes together with the band. You will also get a special item used during the show and you never know what it is 😉 But that’s not all – the guys will also join you on one of your snaps in your Snapchat story. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free.

Soyez le Roi ou la Reine de la Banlieue avec l’upgrade “Kings of Suburbia”. Cet ultra-upgrade inclut le service de conciergerie de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive et une entrée anticipée. Vous assisterez aux balances de Tokio Hotel et ferez partie d’une photo de groupe avec le groupe. La photo sera postée sur leur compte Twitter. Ayez un aperçu des coulisses lors d’une visite privée de la scène et des coulisses. Soyez du concert et rejoignez le groupe sur scène! Rencontrez Tokio Hotle en coulisses dans leur loge et écoutez une chanson acoustique que pour vous. Les gars vous inviterons également à prendre un verre après le concert, ce qui sera ensuite suivi d’un Q&A, où vous pourrez poser toutes vos questions. Prenez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe ainsi qu’un selfie. Vous recevrez un des poster en édition limitée, signé par tous les membres du groupe, ainsi qu’un cadeau surprise personnalisé. Faites partie de Tokio Hotel TV — Filmez la fin de nouveaux épisodes avec le groupe. Vous recevrez aussi un item utilisé pendant le concert, et vous ne savez jamais ce que ce sera 😉 Mais ce n’est pas tout — les gars vont aussi se joindre à vous sur un de vos snaps dans votre Snapchat story. En plus de cela, vous aurez 10% de rabais sur la marchandise, tout en évitant la cohue.

More info on VIP packages

All packages will be available on October 31st, on treehouse-ticketing.com / Tous les packs seront en vente le 31 octobre, sur treehouse-ticketing.com

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It all started with “Scream”! Are you ready to scream again? Then catch your “Scream” upgrade on the 31th of Oct! This package includes our charming Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. You will attend the soundcheck from Tokio Hotel and be part of a group shot with the band. This photo will also be posted on the bands Twitter account. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free. (ps. it’s the little girl from E.T. on the picture)

Tout a commencé avec “Scream”! Êtes vous prêts à crier encore? Alors pensez à vous procurer votre upgrade “Scream” le 31 octobre! Ce pack VIP contient le charmant concierge de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive et une entrée anticipée. Vous assisterez aux balances de Tokio Hotel et ferez partie dune photo de groupe avec le groupe. La photo sera également postée sur le compte Twitter du groupe. En plus de cela, vous aurez un rabais de 10% sur la marchandise, que vous pourrez aller vous procurer avant les autres en évitant la cohue. (Ps. c’est la petite fille dans E.T. sur la photo)

 

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Do you remember the Room 483? Let’s go back there! The “Room 483” upgrade includes our Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. Meet Tokio Hotel before the show and get all your questions answered. Have a professional photo taken with the band. Get one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and be part of a guided tour and learn the insides of the show. On top you can do crowd free Merchandise shopping with 10% off.

Est-ce que vous vous souvenez de la Chambre 483? Retournons-y! L’upgrade “Room 483” contient le service de conciergerie de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive avec entrée anticipée. Vous rencontrerez Tokio Hotel avant le concert et toutes vos questions pourront être répondues. Vous prendrez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe. Vous aurez un poster en édition limitée signé par chacun des membres du groupe et ferez partie d’une visite guidée pour en apprendre davantage sur les coulisses du spectacle. En plus de cela, vous aurez 10% de rabais sur la marchandise avec possibilité d’achat en évitant la cohue.

 

More packages will be announced soon. Stay tuned! / Plus de packs VIP seront annoncés bientôt. Restez connectés!

New interview for Fan2.fr

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More good news: Tokio Hotel will soon be back in France! As you may already know, the German group is planning a new tour, with two dates in France (Lyon and Paris), the Dream Machine Tour. For the occasion, Fan2.fr had the chance to talk a little with them on the phone to ask them some questions! In the program, information on the tour to come, the next album, details about the solo career of Bill Kaulitz and full of compliments for the French fans ! Without further ado, it reveals everything they told us exclusively. So, happy with the return of Tokio Hotel?

Fan2.fr: Hello boys, it’s great to talk to you again, how are you?

Tokio Hotel : We’re fine, thank you, and you?

Fan2.fr: Great, thank you, even if the weather is not nice …

Tokio Hotel : It’s the same for us! Ah, Europe…!

Fan2.fr: You’re getting ready for a new tour in Europe, are you excited?

Tokio Hotel : Yes, a lot! We were on tour last year so we have been on the road for quite a while. We went to Russia, and it was awesome! We really enjoyed this tour; it’s probably the one we have preferred the most since the beginning of our career. We can no longer wait for the Dream Machine Tour! We knew even before writing a new album that we wanted to come back on stage, because what we like the most is sharing our music live, so it’ll be great!

Fan2.fr: What can we expect for this new tour?

Tokio Hotel : It’s going to be a big show! We are not really a traditional group on stage, who performs its music, speaks a little and leaves. We like to create real memories for the fans, we want to create a unique experience; it’s really our goal. We hope we will succeed in doing even better than before; we will really try to bring all this to the next level and make it a unique experience for everyone.

Fan2.fr: Why did you choose to have two dates in France?

Tokio Hotel : Because we love France so much! We love the people so much, their mentality, etc. This is the first country outside of Germany where we went to, and the fans here are very loyal. We love to come, really. We had an amazing experience during the last tour, more precisely in Paris.

Fan2.fr: Would you say you have a special relationship with your French fans? Why ?

Tokio Hotel : Yes, of course! We have had a special connection with them for years already. We feel like it has been this way since the beginning. Again, it was one of the first countries to listen to our music, including the songs in German, so we have a real connection with our French fans. Each tour, it is obvious to us that we must have a date in France!

Fan2.fr: And are you happy to go back to Germany?

Tokio Hotel : You know what, it’s kind of funny, because we do not even remember the last time we played in Stuttgart! We feel like it has been years since we set foot there, we did not even go there for the last  tour. It’ll be really special to do so many concerts over there.

Fan2.fr: Yes, you have planned 7 concerts in Germany! Was it important for you to have more shows in your homeland?

Tokio Hotel : You know, when planning a tour, we do not really choose everything. It has production obligations, and all that. But we wanted to play again in the cities where we have not been to for a while. Anyway, we will add more international dates later.

Fan2.fr: Bill, you launched a solo career. Can you tell us a little more? What can we expect from Billy is not okay?

Bill Kaulitz : I started my career in April. I released an EP, but I am not planning on releasing an album. I really put a lot of me in this project, all the dreams I had as an artist. There will be a music video that will come out in November, and another one for “California High”. I am eager to take them out! I will also continue into fashion in November, because I really like this and I want to continue on that path.

Fan2.fr: Why did you decide to go solo?

Tom Kaulitz : Because he has an ego problem! (laughs)

Bill Kaulitz : I had a personal vision of things; I wanted to do something very personal. I went through difficult times, with a very painful breakup, and obviously, I had to face this alone. This would have been out of place on a Tokio Hotel album. Besides, I dance in my new video and it would not really have fit with Tokio Hotel!

Fan2.fr: Why did you choose the name “Billy is not okay”?

Bill Kaulitz : Because I was not okay! When I was writing these songs, that Tom produced, I was seriously not well. It takes courage to admit such things, I think, but I wanted to be completely honest with my fans.

Fan2.fr: Yes, that’s bold!

Bill Kaulitz : Aww, thank you!

Fan2.fr: When will we be able to listen to the new album of Tokio Hotel?

Tokio Hotel : Very soon! We know we do not stop saying that, but we’re in the studio every day, so there are new things that are ready every day! We will release the songs before the tour, that’s for sure, but we do not really know when we will release the album.

Fan2.fr: Very good! Can we play a little game very quickly?

Tokio Hotel : Of course! With pleasure !

Fan2.fr: Great! How would you describe your future tour? Quiet and powerful, like Ed Sheeran, or energetic and colorful, like Beyoncé?

Tokio Hotel : Beyoncé, without hesitation! We love performing a big show. Plus, Georg has the perfect ass for that.

Fan2.fr: Bill, for your solo career, would you you say that you are more like Zayn, quiet and discreet, or like Justin Timberlake, sexy and loud?

Bill Kaulitz : I do not know, probably Zayn, because my songs have subjects that are rather serious … But at the same time you can dance to them for sure, so maybe Justin Timberlake … Is a mix of both possible?

Fan2.fr: Of course! And your relationship with the fans, is it rather like One Direction, passionate and connected, or like Taylor Swift, intimate and personal?

Tokio Hotel : I do not think Taylor Swift is very intimate with her fans …

Fan2.fr: Yes she is, particularly on Tumblr!

Tokio Hotel : Oh? Well, but I would still choose One Direction, because I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift! At the same time, we are intimate with our fans, and connected … So a mixture of both!

Fan2.fr: Finally, your new album, Dream Machine, will it be more like Miley Cyrus, crazy and lively, or like Selena Gomez, sweet and joyful?

Tokio Hotel : Definitely more like Miley Cyrus, but just wait and see!

Fan2.fr: Thank you Tokio Hotel for your time, good luck on your tour, and see you soon!

Tokio Hotel : Thank you, have a nice day!

Tokio Hotel will be on tour in Paris on March 21, 2017 and on March 22, 2017 in Lyon!

English translation by THCanada

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Autre bonne nouvelle : Les Tokio Hotel seront bientôt de retour en France ! Vous le savez peut-être déjà, le groupe allemand prévoit une nouvelle tournée avec deux dates en France (Paris et Lyon), le Dream Machine Tour. Pour l’occasion, la rédac de fan2.fr a eu la chance de discuter un peu avec eux au téléphone pour leur poser quelques questions ! Au programme, des infos sur la tournée à venir, le prochain album, des détails sur la carrière en solo de Bill Kaulitz et pleins de beaux compliments pour les fans français ! Sans plus attendre, on vous dévoile tout ce qu’ils nous ont dit en exclu. Alors, contents du retour de Tokio Hotel ?

Fan2.fr : Bonjour les garçons, c’est super de vous parler à nouveau, comment allez-vous ?
Tokio Hotel: Très bien, merci, et toi?
Fan2.fr : Ça va super, merci, même s’il ne fait pas beau…

Tokio Hotel : C’est pareil chez nous ! Ah l’Europe, que veux-tu…!

Fan2.fr : Vous vous préparez pour une toute nouvelle tournée en Europe, vous êtes impatients ?

Tokio Hotel : Oui très ! On a fait une tournée l’année dernière donc on a été sur les routes un bon moment, on est passé par la Russie, c’était génial ! On a vraiment beaucoup aimé cette tournée, c’était sans doute celle qu’on a préférée depuis le début de notre carrière. On n’en peut plus d’attendre Dream Machine Tour ! On savait avant même d’avoir écrit un nouvel album qu’on voulait revenir sur scène, parce qu’on veut partager notre musique en live avant tout, donc ça va être génial !

Fan2.fr : A quoi peut-on s’attendre pour cette nouvelle tournée ?

Tokio Hotel : On va vraiment faire le show ! On n’est pas tellement un groupe classique qui monte sur scène, fait sa musique, parle un peu et s’en va. On aime créer de vrais souvenirs pour les fans, une expérience unique, c’est vraiment notre but. On espère qu’on arrivera a faire encore mieux qu’avant, mais on va vraiment essayer d’amener tout ça au niveau supérieur et faire en sorte que ce soit une expérience unique pour tout le monde.

Fan2.fr : Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de faire deux dates de concert en France ?

Tokio Hotel : Parce qu’on aime trop la France ! On aime trop les gens, la mentalité… C’est le premier pays en dehors de l’Allemagne où on a été, les fans sont très loyales ici. On adore venir, vraiment. On a eu une expérience exceptionnelle lors de la dernière tournée, à Paris plus précisément.

Fan2.fr : Diriez-vous que vous avez une relation spéciale avec vos fans français ? Pourquoi ?

Tokio Hotel : Oui, bien sûr ! Cela fait des années années maintenant qu’on a une connexion spéciale avec eux. On a l’impression que c’est comme ça depuis toujours. Encore une fois, c’était l’un des premiers pays à écouter notre musique, y compris les chansons en Allemand, donc on a une vraie connexion avec nos fans français. A chaque tournée, c’est évident pour nous, on doit avoir une date en France !

Fan2.fr : Et vous êtes contents de retourner en Allemagne ?

Tokio Hotel : Tu sais quoi, c’est plutôt drôle, parce qu’on ne se souvient même plus de la dernière fois où on a joué à Stuttgart ! On a l’impression que ça fait des années depuis qu’on y a mis les pieds, on n’y est même pas allés pour la tournée d’avant, donc ça va être vraiment spécial de faire autant de concerts là-bas.

Fan2.fr : Oui, vous avez prévu 7 concerts en Allemagne ! C’était important pour vous de jouer plus de concerts dans votre pays natal ?

Tokio Hotel : Tu sais, quand on prépare une tournée, on n’a pas vraiment le choix sur tout. On a des obligations de production, et tout ça. Mais on voulait rejouer dans les villes où on n’est pas allés depuis longtemps. Quoi qu’il en soit, on va rajouter des dates plus tard, dans le monde entier.

Fan2.fr : Bill, tu as lancé une carrière en solo, est-ce que tu peux nous en dire un peu plus ? A quoi peut-on s’attendre de la part de Billy is not okay ?

Bill Kaulitz : Oui, j’ai lancé ma carrière en avril, j’ai sorti un EP, mais je ne prévois pas d’album. J’ai vraiment mis beaucoup de moi dans ce projet, tous les rêves que j’avais en tant qu’artiste. Il y aura une vidéo qui va sortir en novembre, et une également pour “California High”. Je suis impatient de les sortir ! Je vais aussi refaire un peu de mode en novembre, car j’aime vraiment beaucoup ça et j’ai envie de continuer dans cette voie-là.

Fan2.fr : Pourquoi as-tu décidé de faire du solo ?

Tom Kaulitz : Parce qu’il a problème d’égo ! (rires)

Bill Kaulitz : J’avais une vision personnelle de certaines choses, je voulais faire quelque chose de très personnel. Je suis passé par des moments difficiles, avec une rupture très douloureuse, et forcément, je devais affronter ça tout seul. Cela n’aurait pas été à sa place sur un album de Tokio Hotel. En plus, je fais un peu de danse dans ma nouvelle vidéo et ça n’aurait vraiment pas collé avec Tokio Hotel !

Fan2.fr : Est-ce que je peux te demander pourquoi tu as choisi le nom “Billy is not okay” (Billy ne va pas bien) ?

Bill Kaulitz : Parce que je n’allais pas bien, tout simplement ! Quand j’écrivais ces chansons, que Tom produisait, j’étais vraiment au plus mal. Il faut du courage, pour admettre ce genre de choses, je crois, mais je voulais être tout à fait honnête avec mes fans.

Fan2.fr : Effectivement, c’est courageux !

Bill Kaulitz : Aww, merci !

Fan2.fr : Quand est-ce qu’on pourra écouter le prochain album de Tokio Hotel, du coup ?

Tokio Hotel : Très bientôt ! On sait qu’on n’arrête pas de dire ça, mais on est en studio tous les jours, donc il y a de nouvelles choses qui sont prêtes tous les jours ! On sortira des chansons avant la tournée, ça c’est sûr, mais on ne sait pas vraiment quand on va sortir l’album pour de bon.

Fan2.fr : Très bien ! Est-ce qu’on peut faire un petit jeu très rapidement ?

Tokio Hotel : Bien sûr ! Avec plaisir !

Fan2.fr : Super ! Comment décririez-vous votre future tournée ? Calme et puissante, comme Ed Sheeran ou énergique et colorée, comme Beyoncé ?

Tokio Hotel : Beyoncé, sans hésitation ! On adore faire le show. En plus, Georg a les fesses parfaites pour ça.

Fan2.fr : Bill, pour ta carrière en solo, tu dirais que tu es plus comme Zayn, calme et discret ou comme Justin Timberlake, sexy et bruyant ?

Bill Kaulitz : Je ne sais pas, probablement Zayn, parce que mes chansons ont des sujets plutôt sérieux… Mais en même temps on peut carrément danser dessus, donc peut-être Justin Timberlake… Un mélange des deux, c’est possible ?

Fan2.fr : Bien sûr ! Et votre relation avec les fans, plutôt comme les One Direction, passionnée et connectée ou comme Taylor Swift, intime et personnelle ?

Tokio Hotel : Je ne crois pas que Taylor Swift est très intime avec ses fans…

Fan2.fr : Si, elle est très connectée, notamment sur Tumblr !

Tokio Hotel : Ah bon ? Bien, mais je dirais quand même One Direction, parce que je suis pas très fan de Taylor Swift ! Mais en même temps, on est plutôt intimes avec nos fans, et connectés… Donc encore un mélange des deux !

Fan2.fr : Enfin, votre nouvel album, Dream Machine, ça sera plus comme Miley Cyrus, fou et vivant ou comme Selena Gomez, doux et joyeux ?

Tokio Hotel : Plutôt Miley Cyrus, carrément, mais il faudra attendre pour voir !

Fan2.fr : Merci beaucoup Tokio Hotel pour votre temps, bonne chance pour votre tournée, et à très bientôt !

Tokio Hotel : Merci à toi, passe une belle journée !

Retrouvez les Tokio Hotel en tournée à Paris le 21 mars 2017 et le 22 mars 2017 à Lyon ! 

Source: Fan2.fr