German pop phenom Tokio Hotel is coming to New York! My preview in Time Out is here. I will be attending the Monday gig, and I sure hope to be deafened by the screams of a thousand hysterical girls—with a smattering of hysterical boys, to be sure.
My main regret: that the Teutonic heartthrobs are singing in English now, as I would have loved loved loved to see them stick to their native language. It worked in Europe after all, with millions of non-German-speaking fans mouthing along to songs like "Der Letzte Tag" or "Übers Ende der Welt." Ah well, we still have a ways to go in America. If even Shakira had to switch to English to make it past the Latino population, what hope is there for guys singing in the tongue of Goethe?
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