Tokio Hotel - German Music
They are powerful, flamboyant and extravagant-but over all, they are unique! Tokio Hotel takes over the screens on Eurochannel with exclusive interviews, behind the scenes, music videos and an outstanding live show that will blow your senses.
Tokio Hotel delivers the most promising German music of the moment.They have been touring around the world, shaking audiences with their electronic pop-rock and also have proven their worth been acclaimed fans and critics. Tokio Hotel was awarded the Best World Stage performance in the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010.
Euromusic invites you to take a ride with these youngsters for a thrilling rock experience with hits like Automatic, Scream and Don't Jump.
Tokio Hotel, originally comprised of twin brothers Tom and Bill Kaulitz, started their careers at a very early age and were lucky to find fame when they were just teenagers. After a show in Magdeburg in 2001, they met drummer Gustav Schäfer and bass player Georg Listing, who quickly went on to join the band. At that time the twins used to play with a keyboard background instead of drums and bass.
The band was called Devilish but after getting a contract with Sony BMG they changed the name for Tokio Hotel, an appraisal of two of their most loved things in life. The contract did not last long and they were signed by Universal few months after, which launched an aggressive marketing plan and boosted the band internationally.
In 2005 the band launched Schrei, their first album that rapidly rose in the charts, reaching the number one within a month. Two years later, their second album launched under the name Zimmer 483 and Tokio Hotel again reached the highest chart positions in Germany, Austria, and France.
They reach world fame on 2008 after releasing their two first albums in English and touring North America. In 2009 the band launched their latest album involving new electronic sounds, Humanoid. That album took them on their first Asian Tour and turned them into "Germany's hottest musical export" according to Rolling Stone magazine.
• The Kaulitz twins were motivated by their step-father to form a rock band from the very early age of nine.