18 Facts About Tokio Hotel


Tokio Hotel is a German rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schafer, and bassist Georg Listing.

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Tokio Hotel became the first German band ever to win an award at the MTV VMAs and to win awards at the MTV Latin America Awards.

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On 28 April 2008 Tokio Hotel released their single "Heilig" but no music video for the single was released, because of the tight schedule they had.

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Tokio Hotel gave their first concert in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2007.

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Tokio Hotel won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best InterAct on 1 November 2007 and were nominated for Best Band.

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Tokio Hotel released their first US single, simply called "Tokio Hotel", in late 2007.

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Tokio Hotel let the audience sing more frequently than normal, and instead of the original 21 songs on the set list, the band played only 16 songs.

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Tokio Hotel started performing again in May 2008and after that they embarked on a second part of their 1000 Hotels European Tour, adding many open-air concerts and wrapping up the tour on 13 July in Werchter in Belgium.

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Tokio Hotel performed their first concert in Asia at the Audi Showcase in Singapore, followed shortly by the TM Connects With Tokio Hotel event in Malaysia, promoting the sales of their album Humanoid.

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In February 2011 Tokio Hotel travelled to Japan to complete a second promo tour.

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On 24 June 2011 Tokio Hotel performed in Japan at "The Next Premium Night Tokio Hotel in Tokyo".

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Once again, Tokio Hotel announced that they were planning to release a new single on 27 October 2013 and the album the following month.

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Tokio Hotel stated that there was no release date yet, but the album would come out later in 2014.

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On 25 September 2017, Tokio Hotel announced their North America tour dates for 2018, however these dates were later cancelled due to technical issues with the band's equipment.

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In October 2019, Bill Kaulitz announced via his Instagram account that the upcoming Tokio Hotel album has been finished with the recording sessions and that it will be released in 2020.

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On 1 September 2020, Tokio Hotel revealed to have signed a new record deal with Sony Music Germany and Epic Records Germany throughout their official Instagram account.

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Tokio Hotel announced on 4 December 2020 via Instagram their new single "Berlin", featuring a guest appearance from Canadian singer VVAVES, which was released on 11 December 2020.

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Since the release of the single "Durch den Monsun" in 2005, Tokio Hotel have gone on to win 110 awards in various categories and countries.

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