Tokio Hotel @ Viper Room

Tokio Hotel | Viper Room (West Hollywood, CA) | January 15, 2015 |

© Megan Gotch, 2015

© Megan Gotch, 2015

A lot of secret things happen in Los Angeles each night, that is unless you’re a super fan. When word leaked of a secret Tokio Hotel show at the Viper Room, “Aliens” (that’s what Tokio Hotel fans call themselves) began to queue up in the early afternoon hours for a chance at maybe getting into the invite-only performance.

You see, Tokio Hotel is German rock-pop band consisting of twin brothers Bill Kaulitz (vocalist) and Tom Kaulitz (guitarist), drummer Gustav Schäfer and bassist Georg Listing. Forming in 2001 these guys are no stranger to the music scene. They just weren’t widely known here in the United States until winning an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for Best New Artist in 2008.

Now the Viper Room is a smaller venue, only holding around 225 if they squeeze ’em in, and this show was definitely at capacity. Announcing their new world tour, Tokio Hotel treated fans to an all acoustic session, playing just five songs. As soon as the curtain opened a sea of mobile phones went up; Tokio Hotel had their die-hard Aliens in the palm of their hands until their final note singing back every line. The majority of the set featured songs off their previously released album Kings Of Suburbia but the band pleased fans with a couple old tracks as well. Following the set, fans were treated to a meet and greet and for many fans this was up to eight years in the making.

For this newcomer, the energy of this show was addicting. For the fans, it will surely be a concert to remember. Tokio Hotel’s “Feel It All World Tour 2015” officially begins March 6, 2015 in London.