FAQ: Tokio Hotel Summer Camp

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Is there an age limit?
Our TH Summercamp is reserved for adults – every person who has reached the age of 18 can participate.

​Where can I park my car?
We offer a GEISTERFAHRER upgrade for all packages, which includes a guarded parking lot right on the Summercamp ground if you don’t want to use the parking space outside the Summercamp area.

​Can I use my smartphone?
Our TH summer camp should remain a mobile-free zone during the three days as we like to enjoy every moment and the get-together. We therefore ask you to leave your smartphone in the car/camper during all days.

​Who’s gonna be my tentmate if I book a tepee for 2 o 4 ppl?
The tent assignment will be chosen by us – if you would like to stay with your friend(s) please take a look at the WE FOUND US 2 and LOVE WHO LOVES YOU BACK 4 package options.

How can I pay?
The following payment methods will be offered: credit card, Sofortüberweisung, Vorkasse.

Are food and beverages included?
Each of our TH Summercamp packages includes full board – breakfast lunch and dinner – which will be offered at fixed times. We have also built a 24h water station. Other drinks will be available at our bars for an additional charge.

​May I bring my own drinks?
You are not allowed to bring your own drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be sold at the bars in addition to the free water station.

Consideration of allergies
For allergies to certain foods or ingredients please contact our concierges.

Vegetarians & Vegans
The TH Summercamp offers vegetarian and vegan food only.

May I take a professional camera with me?
Professional cameras are not allowed but there are several photo shootings. Every activity will be accompanied by our photographer. All photos can be downloaded after the camp in our gallery.

Will there be a shuttle service to the camp?
You can easily reach the TH Summercamp by bus line 310. The bus operates on weekends and public holidays between 10 am and 6 pm. The exact timetable can be found here.

How do I get there by car or caravan?
Leave the motorway A9 via the exit Dessau Ost and turn right towards Oranienbaum. In Oranienbaum turn right onto the main road 107 towards Gräfenhainichen. About one kilometer after passing Jüdenberg, turn left onto the B 107 to “FERROPOLIS”. After two kilometers you have reached the TH Summercamp.

How do I travel by train?
You can reach the TH Summercamp via the train stations Dessau, Lutherstadt Wittenberg or Gräfenhainichen.

What’s the difference between the packages?
The program of the TH Summercamp is identically for every package – only the type of accommodation changes. The exact content of each package can be found in the package description.

Do I have to bring pillows, blankets and towels?
Depending on the package, pillows and blankets are already included (except DOGS UNLEASHED/ EASY) Please bring your own towels for all packages.

When does the check-in starts? (without Early Entry)
The check-in timeframe is generous, so you can come whenever you are ready. You will receive an email with all informations 7 days before the camp.

What’s the latest possible check-out time?
The TH Summercamp will close on July, 30th at 1200h. Until then, your lot, place or tepee must be handed over complete and clean to receive your deposit.

When is the band present?
You will receive the timetable of activities by email before the camp. The band will be present at many activities.

How many activities can I choose in total?
You can choose as many activities as you can handle timewise.

Do I need cash?
At the Summercamp, all extras such as drinks or merchandise can be paid in cash or by card (credit card, debit cards).

Should I suddenly get sick or be prevented, can I return the package?
All packages are tied to your name and not refundable.

Can I buy a package for a friend?
Yes, please make sure you enter the correct name during the purchase. The tentmates of the WE FOUND US 2 and LOVE WHO LOVES YOU BACK 4 Packages can accompany you and only have to show their valid ID during check-in.

Can I buy a GEISTERFAHRER upgrade and sleep in my car?
No, the parking lot is only for parking and will be patrolled at night.

Are there any GEISTERFAHRER upgrades to buy onsite?
If there are still lots available you can buy them from our concierges during check-in.

Is smoking allowed?
Yes, in the designated areas.

Is there medical support in the case of an emergency?
Yes, there are always paramedics around for emergencies

Are there lockable compartments for valuables?
No, please leave your valuables in the car or suitcase. You can carry cash with you for any extras. Treehouse assumes no liability for lost items.

Is there a special TH Summercamp merchandise?
Yes, there will be a stand with special items for the TH Summercamp.

I need an address for a visa – what do I have to specify?
In this case please contact support@treehouse-ticketing.com

Is the area suitable for wheelchairs?
The TH Summercamp is mostly barrier-free. Please make sure to have an experienced escort with you due to the special location and infrastructure. Please contact support@treehouse-ticketing.com for any further questions.

Y a-t-il une limite d’âge ?
Notre « TH Summer camp » est réservé aux adultes – toute personne ayant plus de 18 ans peut participer.
Où puis-je garer ma voiture ?
Nous offrons un surclassement (supplément) « GEISTERFAHRER » pour tous le packs, lequel comprend une place de stationnement surveillée sur le terrain-même du « Summer camp » si vous ne voulez pas utiliser l’espace de stationnement à l’extérieur de la zone du « Summer camp .
Puis-je utiliser mon smartphone ?
Notre « TH summer camp » devra rester une zone sans téléphone portable pendant ces trois jours car nous aimerions profiter de chaque moment qui nous donnera l’occasion de se rassembler tous ensemble. Nous vous demandons par conséquence de laisser votre smartphone dans la voiture/camping-car durant cette période.
Qui sera mon compagnon de tente si je réserve un tipi pour 2 ou 4 personnes ?
L’assignation de la tente sera choisie par nous – si vous souhaitez rester avec votre/vos ami(s), veuillez vous rendre sur les options de packs « WE FOUND US 2 » et de « LOVE WHO LOVES YOU BACK 4 ».
Comment puis-je payer ?
Les méthodes de paiement suivantes vous seront proposées : Carte de crédit, Sofortüberweisung et Vorkasse.
La nourriture et les boissons sont-elles inclues ?
Chacun de nos packs « TH Summer camp » comprend la pension complète – le petit-déjeuner, le déjeuner et le dîner – qui sera offerte à heures fixes. Nous avons également construit une station d’eau disponible 24hrs/24. D’autres boissons seront disponibles dans nos bars moyennant un supplément.
Puis-je apporter mes propres boissons ?
Vous n’êtes pas autorisés à apporter vos propres boissons – les boissons alcoolisées et non-alcoolisées seront vendues dans les bars, en plus de la station d’eau gratuite.
Prise en compte des allergies
Pour les allergies à certains aliments ou ingrédients, veuillez contacter nos concierges.
Végétariens et végétaliens
Le « TH Summer camp » propose uniquement de la nourriture végétarienne et végétalienne.
Puis-je prendre un appareil photo professionnel avec moi ?
Les appareils photos professionnels ne sont pas autorisés mais il y aura plusieurs photo shootings. Chaque activité sera accompagnée par notre photographe. Toutes les photos pourront être téléchargées dans notre galerie après le camp.
Y aura-t-il un service de navette menant au camp ?
Vous pouvez facilement rejoindre le « TH Summer camp » via la ligne de bus 310. Le bus dessert le week-end et les jours fériés entre 10hrs et 18hrs. L’horaire exact peut être trouvé ici.
Comment accéder en voiture ou en caravane ?
Quittez la voie rapide A9 via la sortie « Dessau Ost » et tournez à droite en direction de « Oranienbaum ». A « Oranienbaum », tournez à droite sur la route principale « 107 » en direction de « Gräfenhainichen ». A environ un kilomètre après avoir passé « Jüdenberg », tournez à gauche sur le « B 107 » vers « FERROPOLIS ». Après deux kilomètres, vous avez atteint le « TH Summer camp ».
Comment puis-je venir en train ?
Vous pouvez rejoindre le « TH Summer camp » via les gares « Dessau », « Lutherstadt Wittenberg » ou « Gräfenhainichen ».
Quelle est la différence entre les packs ?
Le programme du « TH Summer camp » est identique pour chaque pack – seul le type d’hébergement change. Le contenu exact de chaque pack peut être trouvé dans la description de pack.
Dois-je prendre des oreillers, des couvertures et des serviettes ?
En fonction du pack, les oreillers et les couvertures sont déjà inclus (sauf pour les packs « DOGS UNLEASHED »/ « EASY ») Veuillez emmener vos propres serviettes pour tous les packs.
Quand le check-in (l’heure d’arrivée) commence-t-il ? (sans entrée anticipée)
La période du check-in est large, de ce fait, vous pouvez venir quand vous serez prêts. Vous recevrez un mail avec toutes les informations 7 jours avant le début du camp.
Quel est le dernier check-out (l’heure de départ) possible ?
Le « TH Summer camp » fermera le 30 juillet à midi. D’ici-là, votre parcelle, votre lieu ou votre tipi doit être remis en ordre pour recevoir votre acompte.
Quand le groupe est-il présent ?
Vous recevrez le calendrier des activités par mail avant le camp. Le groupe sera présent à de nombreuses activités.
Combien d’activités puis-je choisir au total ?
Vous pouvez choisir autant d’activités que vous pouvez tant que le temps vous le permet.
Ai-je besoin de liquide (argent) ?
Au « Summercamp », tous les extras tels que les boissons ou les marchandises peuvent être payés en liquide ou par carte (carte de crédit, carte de débit).
Si je tombe soudainement malade ou si j’ai un empêchement, puis-je rendre le pack ?
Tous les packs sont liés à votre nom et sont non-remboursables.
Puis-je acheter un pack pour un ami ?
Oui, veuillez vous assurer d’entrer le bon nom durant l’achat. Les compagnons de tentes des packs « WE FOUND US 2 » et « LOVE WHO LOVES YOU BACK 4 » peuvent vous accompagner et n’ont qu’à montrer une pièce d’identité valide lors du check-in.
Puis-je acheter un surclassement (supplément) « GEISTERFAHRER » et dormir dans ma voiture ?
Non, l’emplacement de parking est seulement pour le stationnement et sera surveillé la nuit.
Y aura-t-il des surclassements (suppléments) « GEISTERFAHRER » à acheter sur place ?
S’il y a encore beaucoup d’emplacements disponibles, vous pouvez les acheter auprès de nos concierges lors du check-in.
Est-ce que fumer est autorisé ?
Oui, dans les zones déterminées.
Y a-t-il un soutien médical en cas d’urgence ?
Oui, il y a toujours des secouristes pour les urgences.
Y a-t-il des compartiments verrouillables pour les objets de valeur ?
Non, veuillez laissez vos objets de valeur dans la voiture ou dans la valise. Vous pouvez prendre de l’argent avec vous pour tous les extras. Treehouse décline toute responsabilité pour les objets perdus.
Y a-t-il des marchandises spéciales consacrées au « TH Summer camp »?
Oui, il y aura un stand avec des articles spéciaux consacrés au « TH Summer camp ».
J’ai besoin d’une adresse pour un visa – que dois-je indiquer ?
Dans ce cas, veuillez contacter support@treehouse-ticketing.com
La zone est-elle adaptée aux fauteuils roulants ?
Le « TH Summer camp » est en majeure partie accessible aux personnes handicapées. Veuillez vous assurer d’avoir un escorte expérimenté avec vous en raison de l’emplacement spécial et de l’infrastructure. Veuillez contacter support@treehouse-ticketing.com pour toute autre question.

Source: www.th-summercamp.com

Traduction: Prinz16

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Tokio Hotel Summer Camp: Sale starts tomorrow!

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The great escape! 
Get away with us and take a once in a lifetime trip to enjoy the ultimate summer experience. A magical journey, a spiritual hideaway, together with us. Step into a world that Bill, Tom, Georg and Gustav personally created for you. The very first Tokio Hotel Summer Camp.

Experience the full package and ultimate festival vibe in our camp, from accommodation and food to outstanding entertainment, mind-blowing surprises and attractions + The Big Tokio Hotel History Live Concert. Escape from reality, leave your world, everyday life, cellphones, internet, wifi, social media noise and any distraction behind. This is about you, us and our united experience.

One Summer, one Island, 4 days, 3 nights, 500 people, 100 tepee, 275 beds, a million memories, one experience! Unplug and run away with TokioHotel this summer! Sale starts tomorrow 5 am PT / 8 am ET.

PS: They still haven’t said where it will take place, nor how much it will cost yet. We’re very sorry for this inconvenience. Please follow Treehouse Ticketing and Tokio Hotel on social media (twitter, facebook and Instagram) and activate notifications to be the first to know tomorrow. Sadly we might not be available at this time tomorrow morning, but we might still be able to share more information later in the morning. However, we have no idea how long these tickets will remain on sale, as there will be a limited number, so please act fast if you are interested! Don’t wait for us tomorrow, and go directly at www.treehouse-ticketing.com at 5 am PT / 8 am ET.

La grande évasion !
Accompagnez-nous lors de ce voyage qui n’arrive qu’une fois dans une vie, afin de profiter de l’expérience estivale ultime! Un voyage magique, un refuge spirituel, ensemble avec nous. Entrez dans un monde que Bill, Tom, Georg et Gustav ont personnellement créé pour vous. Le tout premier camp d’été Tokio Hotel.
Découvrez le package complet et l’ambiance de festival ultime dans notre camp: de l’hébergement, à la nourriture, à des divertissements exceptionnels, des surprises et des attractions à couper le souffle + le grand concert “Tokio Hotel History”. Échappez à la réalité, quittez votre monde, la vie quotidienne, les téléphones portables, internet, le wifi, le bruit des médias sociaux et toute distraction derrière. Il s’agit de vous, de nous et de notre expérience unie.
Un été, une île, 4 jours, 3 nuits, 500 personnes, 100 tipi, 275 lits, un million de souvenirs, une expérience ! Débranchez et partez avec Tokio Hotel cet été ! La vente commence demain matin à 8h (heure de l’est).
PS: Ils n’ont pas donné d’autres informations sur le lieu, ni sur le coût. Nous sommes vraiment désolés de cet invoncénient. Veuillez s.v.p. suivre Treehouse Ticketing et Tokio Hotel sur les réseaux sociaux (twitter, facebook et instagram) et activez les notifications, pour être les premiers demain à avoir les informations. Malheureusement, nous ne serons sans doute pas disponibles à cette heure-là demain matin, mais nous essayerons de partager les informations un peu plus tard dans la matinée, aussitôt que possible. Cependant, nous n’avons aucune idée si les billets partiront vite ou non, considérant que les places seront limitées, alors nous vous conseillons de ne pas nous attendre et de vous rendre demain à 8h directement sur www.treehouse-ticketing.com.

 

Tokio Hotel – Summer Camp


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Hey guys, how are you all doing today?

Tokio Hotel just announced something very exciting for you! They are organizing a ‘Summer camp‘ this year. They have not said where yet, only that it will be on an Island, and for 4 days, 3 nights.

The number of tickets available will be limited to 500. People will have the option to sleep in tepee (100). There will also be 275 beds, so there’s a big chance that you will have the option to bring a tent (like for 30STM’s ‘Camp Mars’), most likely for a cheaper price.

If you are interested in Tokio Hotel’s Summer camp, we wish you a LOT of fun with the band (which is just bound to happen..). Please stay tuned for more information on this unique experience!

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Bonjour tout le monde, vous allez bien?
Tokio Hotel vient d’annoncer qu’ils organisent pour leurs fans cette année un ‘Camp estival‘ !!! Ils n’ont pas encore dit où précisément, seulement que cela se passera sur une île, et pour 4 jours, 3 nuits.
Le nombre de billets disponibles sera limité à 500. Il y aura possibilité de dormir dans des tipis (100). Il y aura également 275 lits, donc il y a une grande chance que vous aurez l’alternative d’apporter une tente, probablement pour un prix moins élevé (comme c’est le cas pour le ‘camp mars’ de 30STM).
Si vous êtes intéressés, nous vous souhaitons énormément de plaisir avec le groupe. Restez à l’affût pour plus d’informations sur cette expérience unique!

Bill: “I give a lot of answers in my songs. But it’s still driving people crazy.”

With the documentary Hinter die Welt producer Oliver Schwabe succeeds to show what’s beyond the world of Tokio Hotel. The movie premiered at the film festival Cologne last week. In the lecture Beuys will be Beuys Bill Kaulitz talks about development, his fears and self-confidence.

The twin brothers Bill and Tom Kaulitz founded Tokio Hotel 17 years ago. Since 12 years they’re in the public eye.  Bill Kaulitz reveals that nothing has changed within the band since then: “we were looking for a bass player and drummer, which would play the songs, Tom and I create.”

Nowadays the band still has the same working process, as the documentary reveals: Tom does the production works and creates new songs with Bill. Bill takes over all visual parts of the band, like light design, stage costumes and concepts for music videos, while Georg is responsible for live events, the booking and finances of the band.

“Georg couldn’t play bass at all.”

The fact that Bill and Tom choose Gustav Schäfer and Georg Listing as drummer and bass player is due to the fact that there weren’t much other possibilities in Magdeburg: “there were only these two guys.”

On top of that it wasn’t an obstacle for the twins that Georg was just learning to play the bass: “Georg couldn’t play bass at all. We all were really bad with our instruments.  Bust Georg was just starting to learn playing the bass for six month. He couldn’t play at all.”

In the opposite to Georg, there was Gustav Schäfer who had to show his drum skills: “Gustav had to do something like a casting for us. We were in our rehearsal space and Gustav played a Phil Collins song, if I remember correctly. This is how he came into the band. This is how everything started.”

Bill Kaulitz: “Gustav loves to play drums. But sometimes he wishes that there would be a wall in front of him, so nobody would be able to see him.”

Today Bill remembers clearly that there was no other option for him than doing music: “Doing music was always a serious thing for Tom and me. Georg had a lot of other hobbies back then. He was playing handball. But Tom and I always knew:  music is our life. Sure for Gustav and Georg it was amazing, when we released our music in 2005. They just accepted it as how it was. But for Tom and me this was always our number one plan… a total drive since we were kids. We never wanted to do something else.”

Kaulitz only sees one difference to when he looks back at the beginning of Tokio Hotel: “I just remember when we had our first performances when we were 13 years old. I was like: ok, give me a microphone! give me a stage! I want to go out there and perform.”
What Kaulitz doesn’t remember is how he formed his self-confidence at this time: “No idea where I got that from. I guess it came from the dynamic I have with Tom. We were always together. I knew I’m never alone.”

“There’s not one idiot who gives a fuck about you. That’s the best thing.”

Nowadays Kaulitz has a different perspective on his life. As he sees himself with a huge backpack, which is filled with fears and bad experiences which he made through the past. At the same time he works on getting back a little bit lightheartedness every day: “Bringing back the lightheartedness, which we had when we started as band, is a challenge which I try to master every day. We always rather want to go back. We want to get away from this music industry shit. At some point it gets to complicated and then you kind of lose your creativity. You’re not good anymore in the essence of what you really want to do – music.”

But Kaulitz manages to leave everything behind, as soon as he gets home after a tour: “Flying back home… going out and then there’s not one idiot who gives a fuck about you. That’s the best thing.”

At the same time Bill Kaulitz  reveals that it was not always like that. When he moved to Los Angeles in 2010 he had to learn living life. Kaulitz remembers that his friends still make jokes about this time: “My friends are still teasing me with this. I remember the first time when I went out to party, I brought along a security guard and I always had a driver with me. In Los Angeles I continued to live the same life I was living in Germany. I just took it with me when we moved overseas, because I didn’t know another life.”

“people think it’s sexy nowadays. they’re like: she wants to have sex with girls and she wants boys and she also wants the people in between.”

Bill Kaulitz von Tokio Hotel im Gespräch mit Oliver Schwabe über den Film Hinter die Welt bei dem Kölner Filmfestival ffcgn

Kaulitz already had to deal with press and media, asking him about his sexuality, when he was 15 years old: “In Germany it’s still a question. People are still wondering: “who is joining his bed tonight? Who does he have sex with? Who does he bring home? Who does he fall in love with?”. But these were always questions I never gave a clear answer to. I feel like I give a lot of answers in my songs though. But it’s still a thing which drives people crazy. Nowadays a coming out isn’t really exciting anymore, cause everybody does it. But people still keep asking me these questions. It still drives them crazy not to know who’s sleeping in my bed tonight and I love that.”

Some laughters appeared when host Steve Blade quoted Bill Kaulitz’s twin brother Tom from the documentary: “I get everything from Bill, which other people are searching for in a relationship. So basically I just need somebody for the sexual part. And that’s something you can easily find.” Steve Blade asked Bill if this is a healthy attitude: “I don’t know. I guess others have to judge if it’s healthy. We sometimes wonder the same. We’re like one person and sometimes we don’t get how we are and how others see us. When we’re lonely, we’re together feeling alone. It never happens that one of us is pushing the other one up. When we’re feeling depressed, we’re feeling sad together. Everything always happens together. That makes it of course hard for a partner. Especially for Tom it’s more difficult. When I’m in love, it can happen that I’m just gone from today to tomorrow. I tend to do my own things then.”

„Tom has to tell in which distance they need to place the barriers in front of the stage. And then you ask yourself: isn’t there somebody else to decide this?“

What producer Oliver Schwabe impressed the most about the band was their energy and effort which they put in all their work: “they’re control freaks, which I found really interesting. It happens that somebody calls Tom out of the wardrobe, because Tom has to tell in which distance they need to place the barriers in front of the stage. And then you ask yourself: isn’t there somebody else to decide this? No! It’s always Tom! And he does this every day during the tour for month. This is something which impressed me a lot.”

Original article: flackernflimmern.com

Interview for Rolling Stone India

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Tokio Hotel: Back with a Bang

The German band return with a new electro-pop identity on their hard-won magnum opus, ‘Dream Machine’

It’s easy to forget that Tokio Hotel are somewhat of a veteran band. The German pop-rock quartet’s looks belie their experience of 16 years and 10 million records sold worldwide. Currently on tour to support their fifth studio album Dream Machine, the band’s schedule is tight but they are thrilled to be back on the road.

“The tour has been great so far. It was the 22nd show today—and no major fuck-ups,” says frontman Bill Kaulitz with a smile over Skype from Warsaw, Poland. The band are in the European leg of the tour and will head to Russia the next day. “We had so much fun. I think we’ve never been happier onstage.” Bill’s twin brother and the band’s lead guitarist Tom sits beside him while bassist Georg Listing is a silent but cheerful presence nearby. Drummer Gustav Schäfer stays out of the frame save for a quick ‘Thank you!’ when we congratulate him on the birth of his daughter.

Tokio Hotel’s shows on this tour are more intimate and artistic, designed to match the band’s new retro-synth sound on Dream Machine and help them connect more with the audience. However, as the conversation progresses, it becomes clear that the excitement around the record and touring was hard won; “With Humanoid and the last period of that time, we just weren’t engaged with what we did,” Kaulitz recalls about the exhausting tour for 2009’s Humanoid album. “It was more like a job, something we had to do and we weren’t passionate about it as much.” This led to the band’s infamous five-year hiatus. Usually considered career-suicide for most, the break helped the band build the bones of their current identity. While their big comeback with 2014’s Kings of Suburbia opened the gates to change, Tokio Hotel embraced it fully only on Dream Machine. Released in March, the album brims with mature lyricism, retro-synth and echoing falsettos, all wrapped up in glimmering, crisp production. All in all, it’s a more immersive experience than anything the band has done before.

In this exclusive interview, Tokio Hotel discuss their evolution, taking control of their own music and the journey to their magnum opus.


 

Is this tour more relaxed than ‘Feel It All,’ the tour for 2014’s Kings of Suburbia?

Bill: I think onstage we created a set where we could enjoy ourselves and enjoy the music a little more so it feels less stressed. I feel like the show before was a little more… let’s say powerful, while this one is dreamy.

Tom: But, musically it’s a little more challenging. The show in itself got more advanced: we have more instruments onstage, we have more keyboards, more laptops… So it got more technical. But the set has a lot of long breaks, long intros and we just play music.

How do you begin translating Dream Machine’s complex instrumentation and experience to a live show?

Bill: We were thinking of extending songs, going with the flow and making it longer than it is on the record. The album sounds cinematic so we wanted to support that with heavy light shows and big images, just get lost in the music and in the synth. Some parts we cut out—it’s always a journey to create the final set list for the tour. We start off just putting down our favorite songs, the songs we definitely want to play live, and we kind of section it off and have different sections to keep it exciting. The worst thing that could happen is when you get bored. So we found a nice mixture of new songs and old songs. I feel like it’s a good blend for all Tokio Hotel fans that discovered us as a band.

What’s your take on fans who don’t like your shift from rock to a more electro-pop sound?

Bill: I think it’s understandable because it’s so tough to let go of things and I know that’s because if you like a band once, you just want them to stay the same. But as an artist, as a musician, that’s impossible. At least for us, what is most important is that we are happy with our music and we are authentic with what we do. If we would stick to the same sound we were doing when we were 12 or 13 years old, that wouldn’t be our sound—that would be a money making machine, you know? And we are not about that. For us it’s about fun, it’s about enjoying ourselves and it’s about the music we love to make. So we’d rather lose people on the way but make the stuff we really love.

I noticed you guys were much happier when you released Kings of Suburbia [2014] and Dream Machine in comparison to when you released Humanoid [2009].

Tom: Yeah you noticed that because with Kings of Suburbia we started to write a lot more and do a lot more. I remember when we started to work on Kings of Suburbia with our producers and we heard the first demos, the outcome wasn’t what we thought was good. It didn’t feel right and so then out of frustration, we decided to build our own studio and really go into production even more than we did before. So that was like a turning point in our life and our career.

Bill: I think it was something that had to happen at one point and we were just like, ‘Okay enough. Now we take charge of everything.’ Artistically, I think we got too comfortable in our career; we got uninterested. With Humanoid and the last period of that time, we just weren’t engaged with what we did. It was more like a job, something we had to do and we weren’t passionate about it as much. It really took that change in our lives to be engaged again and be excited about the band and say, ‘Wait a second, this is our band. We love to make music, so let’s make music again.’ We took the time to go in the studio and make music that means something to us and not only go with A-list songwriters and producers and do something that’s hollow. We had to take that control in order to keep going and be excited about the band again.

When did you start working on Dream Machine? Did you have a clear idea of where you wanted to go when you began?

Tom: No we had no idea. We decided go back to the roots. We started off in January 2016 in Berlin and it was just the four of us going to the studio and no one else. We said, ‘Let’s do music like we used to do, just the four of us.’ We were in the studio for one or two months, just listening to music, writing new music. One of the first songs we wrote for this album was “Boy Don’t Cry.” In that time we wrote five to six songs that I took home to L.A., after that and I produced it. We finished writing the album in L.A. and then we came back [to Germany] and finished the record this year in January, right before we put it out.

That’s cutting it close!

Tom: Yeah! And when we announced the tour, we weren’t even sure if we were going to put out the record before because we didn’t know if we could finish it. It was really stressful, if I have to be honest.

Bill: It was a marathon. I think from December… Putting out [the first single] “Something New” in December and shooting that video, until today, it’s been a marathon. We’ve been working non-stop. But it worked out. We are totally happy with the outcome.

Now that the record is out and you’re performing it live, how has the reaction been from fans?

Tom: It’s been great. We’ve gotten great reviews on the album—I think the best reviews we’ve ever gotten for an album.

Bill: I feel like now people are more comfortable with us and they understand what the band is [about] now. Because with Kings of Suburbia, it was kind of a shock [to fans]. I feel like, with this record, we established the sound and what we are and how our live shows are.

Tom: The fans know what to expect and this is kind of our goal too. I just want to create something, a certain sound a certain signature to the band, you know what I mean? People know, ‘Okay, I know when I buy this next record from them, without even listening to it, I know what I can expect.’ I feel like we kind of started that with Kings of Suburbia and now did it with Dream Machine. We finally found that signature and that sound and we can move forward with it.

How does it feel being back on tour together? You both are based in L.A. while Georg and Gustav are in Germany—Gustav also just became a dad. Does it get harder to leave your private life each time?

Bill: I feel like now we understand this life and we accept it so much better than we were younger. For example, right now, you live in that bubble and you don’t see or hear anything else. We are in this Tokio Hotel bubble; we don’t know what time it is, we don’t know what day it is, it’s all about the show, the fans and it’s just about the music. Anything could happen and we wouldn’t hear about it. We enjoy that bubble, but only because we know we’re going to get out of this and we all have our private lives that we are looking forward to going back to. But the entire year is just going to be a tour year and we’re looking forward to just playing the record. And we’re going to shoot two more music videos and put two more singles out… So yeah, we’re going to work this record for a while. For us it’s really about all these different facets we have in our lives right now and we enjoy each one fully.

Watch Tokio Hotel’s video for “What If,” the second single from ‘Dream Machine’:

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NEW!! : Dream Machine VIP upgrade

PS. all VIP upgrades are to be available today at 8am PT / 11am ET on treehouse-ticketing.com

PS: Tous les packs VIP seront mis en vente AUJOURD’HUI à 7h, heure du pacifique, 10h, heure de l’est, sur treehouse-ticketing.com

The “Dream Machine” upgrade includes a one night accommodation in the band’s hotel and a champagne reception the evening before the show. The next day you will enjoy a delicious breakfast composed by the band. After that you have time to boost your energy for a long night in the premium Spa. The Ladies will get a professional make-up touch up and the Gents enjoy a cigar and whiskey break before the show. You will be shuttled to the venue with a VIP limousine and join the show as a personal guest of the band (no ticket needed). Meet Tokio Hotel backstage in their dressing room and enjoy an acoustic song just for you. The guys will also invite you for a drink after the show followed by an Q&A, where you can ask all your questions. Get a professional photo with the band and take a selfie. You will receive one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and a special designed gift item as a surprise. Be part of Tokio Hotel TV – film the ending card of new episodes together with the band. You will also get a special item used during the show and you never know what it is 😉 But that’s not all – the guys will also join you on one of your snaps in your Snapchat story. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free.

L’upgrade “Dream Machine” inclut l’hébergement pour une nuit au même hôtel que le groupe et une réception avec champagne le soir avant le concert. Le jour suivant, vous aurez droit à un délicieux petit-déjeuner composé par le groupe. Ensuite, vous avez du temps pour recharger vos batteries, avant une longue soirée, au spa de l’hôtel. Les filles profiteront d’un maquillage professionnel  et les garçons profiteront d’une pause cigar/whiskey avant le concert. Vous serez transporté(e) à la salle de spectacle dans une limousine VIP et irez au concert en tant qu’invité du groupe (pas besoin de billet). Rencontrez Tokio Hotel dans leur loge et profitez d’une chanson en acoustique que pour vous. Les gars vous inviterons également à prendre un verre après le concert, suivi d’un Q&A où vous pouvez poser toutes vos questions. Prenez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe et prenez un selfie. Vous recevrez un des poster en édition limitée, signé par tous les membres du groupe, et un cadeau surprise personnalisé. Faites partie de Tokio Hotel TV — Filmez la fin d’épisodes avec le groupe. Vous obtiendrez aussi un item spécial utilisé pendant le concert, et vous ne savez jamais ce que c’est 😉 Mais ce n’est pas tout — les gars se joindront aussi à vous dans un de vos snaps sur votre Snapchat. En plus, vous pouvez acheter de la marchandise, tout en évitant la cohue, avec un rabais de 10%. 

2 new VIP packages announced!

All packages will be available on October 31st, on treehouse-ticketing.com / Tous les packs seront en vente le 31 octobre, sur treehouse-ticketing.com

It is the “Humanoid” upgrade! It includes our Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. Meet Tokio Hotel after the show and ask all your questions. Get a professional photo with the band and take a selfie. You’ll receive one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and a special designed gift item as a surprise. Be part of Tokio Hotel TV – film the ending card of new episodes together with the band. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free!

C’est l’upgrade “Humanoid”! Il inclut le service de conciergerie de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive et une entrée anticipée. Rencontrez Tokio Hotel après le concert et posez toutes vos questions. Prenez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe ainsi qu’un selfie. Vous recevrez un des poster en édition limitée, signé par tous les membres du groupe, ainsi qu’un cadeau surprise personnalisé. Faites partie de Tokio Hotel TV – Filmez la fin de nouveaux épisodes avec le groupe. Vous pourrez également aller vous procurer de la marchandise tout en évitant la cohue, avec un rabais de 10%!

Be the King or Queen of Suburbia with the “Kings of Suburbia” upgrade. This ultra-upgrade includes our Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. You will attend the soundcheck of Tokio Hotel and be part of a group shot with the band. The photo will be posted on their Twitter account. Have a look behind the scenes at a private stage and backstage tour. Be part of the show and join the band live on stage! Meet Tokio Hotel backstage in their dressing room and enjoy an acoustic song just for you. The guys will also invite you for a drink after the show followed by an Q&A, where you can ask all your questions. Get a professional photo with the band and take a selfie. You will receive one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and a special designed gift item as a surprise. Be part of Tokio Hotel TV – film the ending card of new episodes together with the band. You will also get a special item used during the show and you never know what it is 😉 But that’s not all – the guys will also join you on one of your snaps in your Snapchat story. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free.

Soyez le Roi ou la Reine de la Banlieue avec l’upgrade “Kings of Suburbia”. Cet ultra-upgrade inclut le service de conciergerie de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive et une entrée anticipée. Vous assisterez aux balances de Tokio Hotel et ferez partie d’une photo de groupe avec le groupe. La photo sera postée sur leur compte Twitter. Ayez un aperçu des coulisses lors d’une visite privée de la scène et des coulisses. Soyez du concert et rejoignez le groupe sur scène! Rencontrez Tokio Hotle en coulisses dans leur loge et écoutez une chanson acoustique que pour vous. Les gars vous inviterons également à prendre un verre après le concert, ce qui sera ensuite suivi d’un Q&A, où vous pourrez poser toutes vos questions. Prenez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe ainsi qu’un selfie. Vous recevrez un des poster en édition limitée, signé par tous les membres du groupe, ainsi qu’un cadeau surprise personnalisé. Faites partie de Tokio Hotel TV — Filmez la fin de nouveaux épisodes avec le groupe. Vous recevrez aussi un item utilisé pendant le concert, et vous ne savez jamais ce que ce sera 😉 Mais ce n’est pas tout — les gars vont aussi se joindre à vous sur un de vos snaps dans votre Snapchat story. En plus de cela, vous aurez 10% de rabais sur la marchandise, tout en évitant la cohue.

More info on VIP packages

All packages will be available on October 31st, on treehouse-ticketing.com / Tous les packs seront en vente le 31 octobre, sur treehouse-ticketing.com

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It all started with “Scream”! Are you ready to scream again? Then catch your “Scream” upgrade on the 31th of Oct! This package includes our charming Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. You will attend the soundcheck from Tokio Hotel and be part of a group shot with the band. This photo will also be posted on the bands Twitter account. On top you can shop merchandise with 10% off – crowd free. (ps. it’s the little girl from E.T. on the picture)

Tout a commencé avec “Scream”! Êtes vous prêts à crier encore? Alors pensez à vous procurer votre upgrade “Scream” le 31 octobre! Ce pack VIP contient le charmant concierge de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive et une entrée anticipée. Vous assisterez aux balances de Tokio Hotel et ferez partie dune photo de groupe avec le groupe. La photo sera également postée sur le compte Twitter du groupe. En plus de cela, vous aurez un rabais de 10% sur la marchandise, que vous pourrez aller vous procurer avant les autres en évitant la cohue. (Ps. c’est la petite fille dans E.T. sur la photo)

 

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Do you remember the Room 483? Let’s go back there! The “Room 483” upgrade includes our Treehouse Concierge Service, an exclusive VIP-pass and preferred entry. Meet Tokio Hotel before the show and get all your questions answered. Have a professional photo taken with the band. Get one of the limited edition poster signed by each band member and be part of a guided tour and learn the insides of the show. On top you can do crowd free Merchandise shopping with 10% off.

Est-ce que vous vous souvenez de la Chambre 483? Retournons-y! L’upgrade “Room 483” contient le service de conciergerie de Treehouse, une passe VIP exclusive avec entrée anticipée. Vous rencontrerez Tokio Hotel avant le concert et toutes vos questions pourront être répondues. Vous prendrez une photo professionnelle avec le groupe. Vous aurez un poster en édition limitée signé par chacun des membres du groupe et ferez partie d’une visite guidée pour en apprendre davantage sur les coulisses du spectacle. En plus de cela, vous aurez 10% de rabais sur la marchandise avec possibilité d’achat en évitant la cohue.

 

More packages will be announced soon. Stay tuned! / Plus de packs VIP seront annoncés bientôt. Restez connectés!