Tokio Hotel were the first German act since Nena to gain success internationally, and maintain their status. The 1000 Hotels Tour began in Brussels, Belgium, on 3 March 2008, and was set to continue through the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Scandinavia, ending on the 9 April.However eleven days after the start of the tour, on 14 March, Bill began to experience voice problems in the middle of a show in Marseilles, France.In late December 2009, the charges against Tom were lifted and he is pressing charges himself—against the girl he allegedly hit—on grounds of stalking.vegetarian.
Listing and Schäfer were friends and after the show, having liked what they heard and saw, made an offer to join.
The band was promptly renamed "Devilish" due to an article published at the time that referred to their "devilishly great"sound.
The result of these re-recorded songs was Tokio Hotel's debut English album, titled Scream.
The album was released in Europe in mid-2007 (albeit with the name Room 483, the literal translation of Zimmer 483, to express its continuity with that album), however it did not reach release in the West until mid-2008.
Scream spawned four singles, including "Scream", "Monsoon", "Don't Jump" and "Ready, Set, Go!
" (the translated versions of "Schrei", "Durch den Monsun", "Spring Nicht" and "Übers Ende der Welt", respectively).
Their first single from Schrei was "Durch den Monsun", which reached #1 in Germany within a month of its release.
Tokio Hotel launched their debut tour in Germany, to support the release of Schrei and its singles. On stage, Bill was noted and well known for his energetic style and harmonizing with the fans (he would frequently let the audience sing verses instead of him).
The four continued to perform, but aside from being featured on a small-time German news program somewhere between late 2002 and early 2003, Devilish were not going anywhere until Bill auditioned on the reality TV talent show "Star Search." This continued until 2005 when David Jost, their manager, arranged a meeting between the band and Universal Music Group's Interscope Records and Tokio Hotel was signed.