Tokio Hotel Invade Los Angeles With Secret Viper Room Show
Tokio Hotel have been steadily making inroads in the states over the last decade, transitioning from rising German superstars to doing English-language albums that have captured the ears of more and more fans. On Thursday night (Jan. 15) in Los Angeles, the band got an up-close look at the fruits of their labor with a secret show at the Viper Room for their fans.
The line for the intimate club gig sprawled around both sides of the building, as fans first had the chance to take part in a meet-and-greet as the band signed items, took photos and hung out with their followers in the L.A. area. After the meet-and-greet, a DJ pumped tunes inside the venue until the band took the stage for a brief, more stripped-back performance.
The group played a no frills set as Tom Kaulitz, Georg Listing and Gustav Schafer were seated throughout, playing a mix of electric and acoustic instruments. The show began with frontman Bill Kaulitz singing the well-received 'Girl Got a Gun,' an upbeat tongue-twisty favorite from their recent 'Kings of Suburbia' album. 'Louder Than Love,' the mid-tempo closer from their most recent disc, followed, with Bill Kaulitz imploring the Viper Room crowd to raise their hands.
Another newer track, 'Never Let You Down,' showed some of Kaulitz's range, with the singer delivering his vocals with Chris Isaak-like smoothness. The band's current single, 'Love Who Loves You Back,' got the biggest response of the evening, with the audience clapping along and enjoying every second of the tune. Tokio Hotel finished out the night with one of their first singles to catch U.S. listeners' attention, 'Automatic,' which initially appeared on the 'Humanoid' album.
With the Los Angeles show now complete, the band will turn their focus to international dates, which can be found here. In the meantime, check out our photo gallery from Tokio Hotel's Viper Room show below:
Tokio Hotel -- Los Angeles' Viper Room