Traduction de l'article du journal allemand Die Welt en angalis ):
Singer Bill Kaulitz was not allowed to speak a word for 4 weeks – and “Tokio Hotel” couldn't play concerts anymore, the European tour was cancelled. Now the young Magdeburgers celebrated their mini-comeback: at a festival in New Jersey. Snoop Dog performed before them.
A Cyst had to be removed from his left vocal cord, and after the operation there was strict silence for him, because his voice had to be trained carefully.
A full month without Bill! For the fans of Tokio Hotel this situation grew to a nightmare. “I thought: Oh god! Hopefully nobody takes me that amiss,” Bill commented the situation, “and hopefully nobody was angry.” For many haters it was more like a holiday for the ears. Tokio Hotel polarizes like no other band.
At Saturday night now the Magdeburger stood with his three bandmates – twinbrother Tom Kaulitz (18), Gustav Schäfer (19) and Georg Listing (21) – on stage in New Jersey. At the “Bamboozle-festival” – the first performance after the operation.
Because of the still prescribed vocal cord-rest Tokio Hotel only played three songs. “4000 fans stood in front of the stage and could sing every song along by heart,” band-manager David Jost says. And that, though the US-album isn't released yet. “Bill seemed to be pretty impatient and tensed up before the performance, but when he stood on stage, all the excitement was forgotten,” Jost describes the first performance.
At the festival in New Jersey performed already celebs like the Rolling Stones, Prince and Nirvana. Now the American rapper Snoop Dogg stood on stage before the Magdeburger. A full blood musician, who looked at the German newcomers with interest for sure. But the quartet has to get used to that fast.
Already at Thursday the four boys will be in the Late Night Show of Conan O'Brien, and at May 13th they will perform their only complete concert in the US at the Avalon in Hollywood. “Bill has turned the hearts of the New Yorker again to the left,” manager Jost believes.
Tokio Hotel stood on stage in New York already at February. The “New York Times” published in their online-issue a cover story with video about the band “from Germany.” There you can see the known love-offers on placards and chanties: “We love Tokio Hotel.” No matter, where the band performs, they put the fans in a state of emergency.