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Magdeburg, Germany (2001 – present)

Tokio Hotel is a German band founded in Magdeburg, Germany in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, bassist Georg Listing and drummer Gustav Schäfer. The four met in 2001 after a live show in a Magdeburg club, where Listing and Schäfer, who knew each other from music school, watched from the audience while Bill and Tom Kaulitz played on the stage.

After Bill Kaulitz’s participation in a children’s Star Search in 2003 at age thirteen (which he lost in the quarter-final), he was discovered by music producer Peter Hoffmann. Devilish changed their name to Tokio Hotel: “Tokio” is the German spelling of the Japanese city Tokyo, due to a love of the city, and “Hotel” due to their constant touring and living in hotels.

Soon after Sony BMG took them under contract, Hoffmann hired David Jost and Pat Benzner into the team of creators and authors, and had them give the teens instruction on songwriting and instrument playing; most of the songs of the first album were written by Hoffmann, Jost and Benzer (including the singles Scream and Rescue Me which were completely written by them), only the single PlayUnendlichkeit was written completely by Tokio Hotel themselves. However, shortly before release of their first album, Sony terminated their contract. In 2005, Universal Music Group took Tokio Hotel under contract and developed a marketing plan. The band has now become one of the biggest acts from Germany.

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  • Wuhdo

    vemale focalists

    18 Jul 12:50am Reply
  • red_sock

    Когда был пиздюком умирал по Токио Борделю, а они взяли и прогнулись под моду. Уебки. [2] только я никогда не умирала. ___ ШТА?! ребята... пздц. respect zero% а толстячок самый крутой.

    17 Jul 8:36am Reply
  • Avrr

    Когда был пиздюком умирал по Токио Борделю, а они взяли и прогнулись под моду. Уебки.

    16 Jul 9:37am Reply
  • marv8396

    "female vocalists" [2]

    15 Jul 7:47pm Reply
  • kitto_katsu

    Возмужали.

    12 Jul 5:03pm Reply
  • lucaxcst

    meus amores <3

    5 Jul 8:37pm Reply
  • Menima-Em

    Queen B <3

    3 Jul 5:52pm Reply
  • AndressaBitenco

    "Female Vocalists" hhaahahaha Pour Bill

    30 Jun 3:14pm Reply
  • arcticweezer

    "female vocalists"

    30 Jun 3:41am Reply
  • dersonveloso

    female,hmmmmmmmm

    29 Jun 5:59pm Reply
  • Marshallena

    please vote for new photos! [2]

    25 Jun 10:45am Reply
  • Menima-Em

    please vote for new photos!

    25 Jun 9:47am Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    I love this is tagged as "female vocalists"

    19 Jun 1:42pm Reply
  • BasketCase95

    still can't believe it's been 10 years since I heard "Durch den Monsun" for the first time. I will love them till the end of time. ❤

    15 Jun 9:11pm Reply
  • thaiscassiano1

    foi-se o tempo em que eles valiam a viagem até São Paulo [2]

    13 Jun 9:03pm Reply
  • edward_the_V

    хоть я и брутальный металлюга, и всегда хаил этих ребят, решил в прикол слухануть "королей субурбии". Я в ахуе, но мне нещадно вкатило! Теперь лицушний диск красуется с слэмминг брутал дэт дисками, ребята.

    10 Jun 8:49pm Reply
  • itsli

    foi-se o tempo em que eles valiam a viagem até São Paulo

    10 Jun 2:04pm Reply
  • PoceluiBomza

    ЭТО КЛАССИКА!!!ЭТО ЗНАТЬ НАДО!!!

    7 Jun 3:46pm Reply
  • 13JaneAir13

    Dead_Cat_Casino,да борода не всем помеха..:D — Послушай, я не могу выйти за тебя замуж! — Почему? — Э-э-э... ну, во-первых, я не блондинка! — Это не страшно. — Я много курю! — Это не проблема. — У меня не может быть детей! — Ничего, усыновим. — Я восемь лет прожила с саксофонистом! — Я тебя прощаю. — Господи, я МУЖЧИНА! — У каждого свои недостатки.©

    6 Jun 5:58pm Reply
  • Dead_Cat_Casino

    nauseatings но... у неё же... борода...

    31 May 8:25am Reply
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