Tokio Hotel Special Guests At Wetten Dass
Yesterday night Tokio was the special guests in the German talkshow “Wetten Dass…?” in Erfurt (Germany) for their first performance after a while with their new single “Love Who Loves You Back“.
Just on Thursday the band held an exclusive press conference at Babylon cinema in Berlin, presenting their new album Kings Of Suburbia and had a signing session for the fans too.
Enjoy the performance and the interview they had at Wetten Dass below:
[I’m so sorry for the low quality, but this is the best video I found for now on YT]
MORE PHOTOS OF THE PERFORMANCE: HERE
Tokio Hotel had the very first performance back in Germany after a while, they were really nervous but I was soooooo great, Bill’s falsetto skills are really awesome!
Host: The madness goes on!Bill: Will we get a flower bouquet?!Host: No, you don’t get one but Gustav said he wants to get a flower bouquet so bad during yesterdays rehearsals and he said ‘I only gonna go to Wetten, dass…? if I receive flowers’. Gustav come down and join us and then you get the flowers.Host: All right then everyone to the couch.Host: Gustav, here you are! These are your flowers! Follow me guys! Bill, Tom, Georg and Gustav. I’m really glad you are here! It’s been 5 years….. but no comeback. They just forgot to work.Host: Benedikt, did you listen to Tokio Hotel in the past? Was it ‘your’ band?Benedikt Höwedes: Well, I have to be honest, it wasn’t really my music at the beginning. Maybe that’ll change now?Host: So Bill do you think wow I’m glad to be back! or do you think the madness starts all over again? Today I took a look in front of your hotel and everybody was standing there again.Bill: Yes well we notice that the madness is starting again. But we also had lots of free time in the past so we’re ready. It feels good!Tom: Yeah and I was looking forward to Megan Fox! Where is she now?Host: Well unfortunately she had to leave already. How do you experience everything at the moment? I remember a time when they threw braces on stage when you came. Did that change into dental prosthesis now?Bill: Oh well I like both, braces or dental prosthesis who cares? But it really feels good and we saw the band with 4 people again a few days ago too. And yeah it just feels good overall and we are really happy with the album and the song and also the feedback is great, better than we expected so we are really satisfied.Host: What do you get… I mean in L.A. how many time did you spend there Tom?Tom: Uhm about 4 years I guess, yeah.Host: When you are in L.A. do you notice all the things that are happening over here in Germany and how the whole music business changes?Tom: We notice a lot! But the music business changed like crazy. I mean when we started out Facebook just started and wasn’t as big as it is now either, we didn’t take selfies but wrote lots of autographs…Bill: This time the question really was: Will we even print autograph cards? Because there are many people who don’t want autographs anymore and they only want a selfie and if you say no then they say they want none of these things.Host: That’s really totally wicked stuff you’re experiencing. You’re talking like grandfathers like ‘in the past everything was different and a lot better!’.Bill: In the past everything was different!Host: You two stayed here during that time right?Georg: Yes we stayed in Magdeburg.Host: Georg and Gustav stayed in Magdeburg. Did you have contact with each other?Georg: Yes all the time. We often flew over and visited them and yeah.Bill: I don’t like you using my golden microphone. Don’t we have one left?Host: It’s also that tone between you guys. So the friendship lasted through all those years? I mean you guys started out very young.Gustav: Yes definitely and it’ll stay that way. It’s like our longest relationship.Host: I once met you guys many years ago, you probably won’t remember because it was just a really brief encounter, but I thought hopefully they’ll get through that madness and hopefully they’ll survive it. Did you think the same way?Bill: Well I was actually always really confident that we’ll survive it but the break definitely was good for everyone. We just needed a break. We never talked about how long it’ll be so we didn’t have a deadline and also our record label didn’t give us one and we just said we’ll come back once we got some good music. And yeah now it actually lasted longer than we planned. We wanted to release something last year already but we had a run in the studio so we decided to add another year.Host: And now everything’s going well! Now the band who used to polarize because the hair wasn’t right or something is being played on the radio.Bill: I still think Georgs hair sucks. But we heard our song on the radio for the first time in Germany because we were never played on the radio in the past, that only happened in other countries, and on our way to Berlin we really heard it on the radio and we think that’s a great progress.Host: To be honest that’s really hard to believe right? When such a successful band hears their own song for the first time on the radio after such a long time.Now we want to expand our guests with a man and I guess especially Bill knows him very well, who is also a very big fan of Tokio Hotel. And you also had an experience together where you toured through the night for the wonderful series of ARTE (german TV channel).——Now the host introduces Wolfgang Joop and tells about his work and stuff.When Wolfgang Joop enters the stage:Host: You kind of look like the lost band member of Tokio Hotel.Joop: More like their grandfather. We also had to wait for each other 4 long years right?——Now they basically say nothing important anymore. Joop got asked to do a style check of the bands style but he didn’t really answer the question.
Lenny Kravitz performed after Tokio Hotel and he said to love Kings Of Suburbia and Tokio Hotel are cool!
Tokio Hotel had also a funny interview for ZDF channel, in which Bill and Tom proved to be real twins reading in the mind of the others XD
Woman: Well, today it’s a holiday (side note: October 3rd is actually the Day of German Unity in Germany)because we celebrate the release of the new Tokio Hotel album in Germany, and here they are – I have a premiere in their wardrobe, hello Tokio Hotel!Bill: Hello!Woman: You took a break for five years, now one could think you also took five years to produce this album, is that true?Bill: Nah, we didn’t… uhm… do anything for the first 1 1/2 years. We withdrew ourselves first for 1 1/2 years, we did nothing, no Music, nothing. And then we slowly started to go back in the studio. You have to say, the last album was released in 2009, we were on tour with this album until 2011, we were in South America then, in Japan, in Russia, and toured. And then… uhm.. we didn’t do anything for 1 1/2 years and only then started to make the album, so in reality those 4 or 5 years are passing by very fast.Woman: Why didn’t you do anything?Bill: Uhm, we didn’t want to do anything first because we had worked for so long and we wanted to live life to get inspired for new things, for new songs and so on, because we didn’t even have to tell and to say anything anymore. And we also didn’t know which music we’d like to make and I just suddenly stopped to write down things. and because of that I just thought ‘Okay,, I think we just need to live life now.” to somehow get inspired by it again.Woman: I already read in many articles that you had a real crisis in that time and that you moved to the USA because of that, ’cause you couldn’t deal with the success here anymore, and stalking, and stressful fans.Bill: Yes exactly, Well, success.. not because of the success, success is always something beautiful, but it was just hard for us, or at the end even impossible to have a private life, and you also only realize that a bit later. I also think that when you get a bit older, like at the beginning of 20…Tom (interrupts): It was a mix of it won’t work here in Germany or in Europe to build up a private life, but on the other hand we couldn’t even do that because we were permanently on tour since we were 15.Bill: Yeah, and somewhen you notice that you also want to have something outside, as a balance. We just missed the balance to the career. Suddenly it was just that [the career] and there was nothing privately and we could lead no private life at all, and so we thought “Okay, we just need that now.”Woman: And how do you live in LA now? Do you live together?Tom: Yes, we live together and we’ll probably always have it like this. We can’t even imagine to live seperately.Bill: Nah in our house it’s like a big living community…Tom: But at our place it’s always full, we always have friends over, family, so someone’s always there, it’s never only the two of us in the house, so yeah…
Woman: What would interest me, do you have a special twin connection? Because that really exists, that when you’re not together once, you still feel that the other twin feels bad…Tom: Exactly, you dream the same things and so on…Woman: Are you serious?Tom: Yes!Bill: Well, the thing is what most of the people would never expect at all, but Tom can’t be without me at all, even less than I can’t be without him.Tom (interrupts): That’s such a… He planned to spread that rumor now!Bill: Nah, Tom can’t even.. he wouldn’t even fly to New York for two days without me! When I sometimes do things on my own, he immediately calls or texts me “Where are you? When will you come home? May I go with you?”….Georg (in the background): May I go with you…Bill: … so we always do things together, we can’t… it’s like we’re one person, there isn’t one thing in this world that Tom doesn’t know about me and vice versa. There’s not a single secret between us.Woman: Can I test that?Bill: Yeah.Woman: I have a bet for you, a backstage-bet. Yours would be “How well do I know my brother?”. So you sit back to back that you can’t see each other. I’ll make claims about you, and if it’s true, then thumbs up, if it’s not true, then thumbs down. If I win, then I’ll go with you to your release party.Bill: Okay, deal!Tom: What if we win?Woman: Then, uhm…Tom: … you won’t come. *twins laugh*Woman: Well okay, deal!Tom: That means you’ll get something and we don’t get anything, okay…Woman: Well, I’ll start now. – Tom takes a long time in front of the mirror in the morning.Tom: *thumbs up*Bill: Tom, you also have to think about what I’d say. *thumbs up*Woman: So I think we can say that’s the first conformity. How much time does Tom take in the bathroom?Bill: 1 1/2 hours.Tom: Bullshit!*twins laugh*Bill: But you have to put lotion on your whole body!Tom: Well, that’s the problem…Woman: That means when you did thumbs up and that’s 1 1/2 hours, then it means that you even take longer than 1 1/2 hours, that’s a bit crazy!Tom: The crazy thing is that.. well, I have the quirk that I always put lotion on my entire body as soon as water touches my body. And especially for my lower regions that takes its time.Woman: Uhm, next… you have the point! Next claim. Bill drinks his coffee black.*both thumbs down*Woman: Okay. Point for you. Tom is homesick for Germany.*both thumbs down*Woman: Conformity. Bill was the better pupil.*both thumbs down*Woman: Tom was the first to have girls.*both thumbs up*Tom: Wasn’t that a conformity or…Bill: It was.Woman: Of course! I don’t even have to say anything anymore. I just think “shit shit shit” now, it was so clear. – Bill gets jealous very fast.*both thumbs up*Woman: Point for you again! Are we at 7 points already?Georg: One point left, then the game’s over. So the release party is history for you.Woman: Well, I have one left. Bill sleeps naked.*both thumbs down*Woman: Ugh, boring! Okay, you won.*Bill and Tom cheering*Woman: Do you still want to do the ones who are left?Bill: Yeah.Woman: Tom is impatient.*both thumbs up*Woman: Bill’s favorite color is red.*Bill is unsure and starts to laugh*Bill: I don’t even know that myself.Tom: Me neither. … *they’re laughing* We’ve never talked about that.Woman: Nice that you both don’t agree on that. Attention, I still have one. Tom talks in his sleep.*both thumbs down*Woman: That’s also right.Tom: Very good.Woman: Oh man, you’re flagship-twins!Bill: Well, we told you that we’re like one person.Woman: Okay guys, then we’ll stop, you’ll get rid of me now, we’ll never see each other again, but it was really nice with you though!Bill: Thank you!Woman: And I wish you a lot of success with the album and have fun at “Wetten, dass…” tomorrow!Bill: Thank you very much!
MORE PHOTOS WITH FANS: HERE
Today the band attending German radio “Radio Saw” for a little acoustic concert but we could listen it only tomorrow, the radio just confirmed it :/
What do you think about Tokio Hotel first performance after a while?