There was a day when a couple of 11-year-old kids decided to leave everything they knew and had behind, to chase their common dream.
Seven years, four number one hit solos, and three number one albums later, Tokio Hotel, The biggest act to come out of Germany in 20 years, has unarguably conquered Europe (yes, the continent) and is bringing the pandemic to the States.
Twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz (18) and childhood friends Gustav Schafer, (19) and Georg Listing (20) together make the European sensation known as Tokio Hotel. Tokio is how Tokyo, which is their favorite city, is spelled in German, and when they toured, the band always stayed in hotels.
When asked why the would the band leave Europe where the sensation is still rising, Vocalist Bill relied “Its always been a dream of ours to make it in the states…we grew up listening to American bands lie Metallica, Green Day, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This explains the fusion of their heavy and alternative rock style.
Recently realizing their first American Album, “Scream America” which is a combination of their two German albums, “Schrie (Scream)” and “Zimmer 483 (Room 483)” with the difference of being sung in English. Tokio Hotel has high hopes for their success in America.
The first track is their first hit "Ready, Set, Go" remixed by AFI, who has a very similar style of music. However, this techno version distorts the impact that the original has. They also put in the hit single "Scream" that is just as heart pumping, if not even better, the German version it was translated from. the original "Schrie" was recorded when the band were still preteens, so it still has that annoying adolescent ring that degrades a generally great tune.
The dark side about the album is that it only contains two of their multiple translated songs, although they are currently working on another English album, this one leaves you yearning for more. and we all know where that leads us to. Youtube.