Columbus, Ohio-based twenty one pilots‘ popularity continues to skyrocket, as evidenced by the duo’s upcoming trip to Texas — where they’ll play to four straight sellout crowds next week.
With a pair of sold-out dates at the House of Blues in Dallas on Oct. 16 and 17, frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun will display their unique style of music along with touring partners Misterwives and Vinyl Theatre. The duo will then head to Austin for a show at world-famous Stubb’s BBQ on Saturday night. Sunday night, twenty one pilots will be in Houston at the House of Blues.
twenty one pilots’ album “Vessel” is their first true studio album, and demonstrates the individuality and musical vision that has helped the group find fans worldwide. Seamlessley merging elements of hip-hop, indie rock and punk, “Vessels” runs the gamut, sonically, from rap to lush orchestral sequences. Grammy-nominated producer Greg Wells (Weezer, Adele) had the task of helping bring twenty one pilots’ sound to the masses.
“We’re not trying to consciously do something different but we’ve just never emulated any other bands” Joseph explains. “We’ve never fit into any particular scene so we figured we would just make our own.”
Sounding so unique was never an obstacle for twenty one pilots early on, in fact it has been a trait that has endeared them to their fans. “I don’t think there are a lot of bands that can play a hardcore show one night or a hip-hop show the next night and know that it will work,” Dun explains, adding that the band’s live performances have always been integral to the act. “We want our fans to leave all of their problems at the door and immerse themselves in the music, the moment, when we perform live,” he adds. “In the end it’s a giant release for everybody.”
“We went from not having a glimmer of hope to all of the sudden having the opportunity to leave Columbus and make a record and that’s something that we’re never going to take for granted,” Joseph summarizes. “The songs on Vessel represent who we are and now we get to take this collection of songs, this body of work, to the world,” he continues. “It is not a short term thing for us, we’re planning on being around for a long time.”