The guys took some time out of their ultra-hectic schedules to give this exclusive interview for their UK fans..... You´re playing your first ever gig in Israel soon. That must be quite special for you.
This concert is definitely very special to us since we will meet our Israeli fans for the first time. On top, we were invited by the Israeli embassy and that is a real honour. Tom:
We were totally stunned when we saw all the fan mail from Israel. Nobody counted on having such a huge fan base in the Middle East. Have you ever been to Israel before?
No, this will be our first trip to Israel and we are so excited. Tom:
We want to seize this amazing opportunity of going to Israel to experience the country a little better - so far, our knowledge about Israel is quite limited and only based on TV reports. I am sure it´ll be interesting to get to know Israel first hand and we´ll try to see way more than just our hotel and the concert venue! Why did you choose Israel as one of your concert locations?
Actually, we didn´t really choose Israel...it was the incredibly enthusiastic Israeli fans who made us want to go there! They sent tons of fan mail and petitions over to the Israeli embassy in Berlin. After that, the Israeli embassy contacted us to see if we could add Israel to our tour schedule...and here we are! You sing your songs in English and German. Which will you do at the Israel gig?
I guess we will do a mix - some songs in German and some in English. There are so many Israeli fans out there who write to us in English and even in German - it´s so terrific! Obviously there are also some fans out there that send us fan mail in Hebrew, which is a little difficult for us to understand ;-) You both celebrate your birthdays recently - what did you do and where did you do it?
We started Friday, August 31st in the evening and rented a really nice location in Hamburg, Germany. One of the rooms had two casino tables and the other had a really cool bar that was made entirely out of ice. It was pretty chilly in that room so we all had to put on our jackets, which we did right before midnight to celebrate mine and Bill´s birthday. Who was lucky enough to be invited?
We only invited a very few people - only our best and closest friends were invited as well as our family and our producers. What kind of gifts did you get?
We got a lot of very emotional presents from our family and our friends. Bill:
That´s true! We got a really nice sculpture - it´s of two bodies and if you put them together in a certain way they look like they´re one body. It´s supposed to symbolise the special connection that exists between me and Tom. Tom:
Well, I guess it shows the connection that is there most of the time...because there are a lot of things that we both have totally different point of views and attitudes about! What kind of food did you have for your birthday dinner?
A buffet was set up - mainly Thai food and a lot of fresh fruit which you could dip in a chocolate fountain. That was so delicious...oh my gosh, I love those fountains so much!!! Do you get the feeling that time is passing faster since you got famous?
Not at all - I feel as if we´ve been out there for such a long time already...it´s kind of spooky! Tom:
Yeah, our success has been almost unbelievable these last couple of years. How do you feel when you look at old photos from when you were younger, before you were famous?
When I look at old photos - the ones when we were six years or younger - I don´t even know who is who. Tom:
I usually don´t really care about all this sentimental stuff. However, photos from a long time ago somehow get me and I look at them every once in a while. I love thinking about that part of my past...even though our years in school were not very pleasant! Actually, we hated our school years! There were definitely some advantages back when we were not famous but I would never want to switch back to that life at all. Tokio Hotel UK