TOKIO HOTEL performs the song "LOVE WHO LOVES YOU BACK" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY XAVIER BRINKMAN
Tokio Hotel have sold 7 million records worldwide, performed for 500.000 people at the Eiffel Tower and gone platinum in 68 countries. They are television stars and tabloid favorites, celebrities of the highest order, a band so big their every move is accompanied by a mobile army of photographers.
But they traded it all for total anonymity in L.A., where founding members Bill and Tom Kaulitz were anything but the biggest show in town.
"When we first moved to America, I couldn’t even hear the name Tokio Hotel. I was so over it,'" Bill says. "We needed to figure out what we wanted to do, step away from the music and the career to clear our heads and start fresh."
The end result is their new album, Kings of Suburbia, a relentless collection of songs that burn bright and never fade away. Influenced by a year of intense reinvention – and endless escapades in L.A.'s club scene – it captures the full spectrum of wild nights and bleary-eyed mornings, an album recorded without care or compromise.
Kings of Suburbia is Tokio Hotel's most defiant declaration to date. They worked with an eclectic group of producers and were influenced by top DJs they'd see at L.A.'s hottest clubs. But for the first time in their career, the Kaulitz brothers handled the majority of the studio work, with Tom stepping to the forefront, expanding his sonic repertoire to include not just the guitar, but piano, drums and synthesizer.
And yes, Tokio Hotel are aware that conventional wisdom holds in this business, you can't go away for five months, let alone five years. But they're going to put that theory to the test. They've already conquered the world once, and with Kings of Suburbia, they're ready to do it again … on their terms.
Jul 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore: http://cncrt.ly/4Vq
Jul 28 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/4Vr
Jul 30 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/4Vs
Jul 31 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/4Vt
Aug 01 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/4Vu
Aug 03 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall: http://cncrt.ly/4Vv
Aug 05 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/4Vw
Aug 06 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall: http://cncrt.ly/4Vx
Aug 08 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s: http://cncrt.ly/4Vy
Aug 09 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/4Vz
Aug 11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club: http://cncrt.ly/4VA
Aug 12 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza: http://cncrt.ly/4VB
Aug 15 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage: http://cncrt.ly/4VC
Aug 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts: http://cncrt.ly/4VD
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer / Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Co-Producer / Talent Booker: Leah Hobbs
Recorded by: James Schumacher
Mixed by: Jeff Bates
Camera: Triffin Constantine
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