Twenty One Pilots Return with Two New Tracks
TWENTY ØNE PILØTS RETURN WITH TWO NEW TRACKS
MASSIVE WORLD HEADLINE “BANDITO TOUR” ANNOUNCED
AUCKLAND SHOW FRIDAY DECEMBER 21
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM TRENCH TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 5TH
AUCKLAND, NZ (July 12, 2018) - Twenty One Pilots have shared two new tracks – “Jumpsuit” & “Nico And The Niners” – which are available today at all DSPs and streaming services. “Jumpsuit” is joined by an official music video, directed by longtime collaborator Andrew Donoho, streaming now on Twenty One Pilots’ YouTube channel. Both tracks will appear on the band’s anticipated new studio album. TRENCH – which follows the GRAMMY Award-winning duo’s Plantinum (New Zealand) 2015 LP, BLURRYFACE, which has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide – will arrive everywhere October 5 via Fueled By Ramen, with more details to be revealed in the coming months.
Twenty One Pilots, the critically acclaimed duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will celebrate TRENCH with “The Bandito Tour,” a massive headline world tour set to get underway October 16 at Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena. The tour will traverse the U.S. through the fall followed by dates in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United Kingdom (see attached itinerary). Registration for first access to tickets (via Verified Fan for North America) is now open and will run through 11:59PM ET on Sunday, July 15. All remaining tickets will be released to the general public at 10:00 AM local time on Friday, July 20. For complete details and ticket availability on Twenty One Pilots’ “Bandito Tour,” visit www.twentyonepilots.com/banditotour.
Twenty One Pilots will perform at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Friday, December 21.
My Live Nation members will
be able to access a special pre-sale commencing 2pm
Wednesday, July 18.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.co.nz.
BLURRYFACE – which followed Twenty One Pilots’ Fueled By Ramen debut album, 2013’s RIAA Platinum certified VESSEL – made a stunning chart debut upon its initial release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1. The album also achieved a milestone unrivaled in the digital era, becoming the first album in which every individual song on the album certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
BLURRYFACE spawned a series of hit singles, beginning with “Tear In My Heart” which went Gold in New Zealand, followed by the double platinum hits, “Ride”, “Heathens” and GRAMMY® Award-winning “Stressed Out.” The latter track – which reached #2 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – in the US spent three months at #1 at Modern Rock while also topping the charts at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC. “Stressed Out” was a worldwide breakthrough for Twenty One Pilots, earning gold, platinum, and multi-platinum certifications in countries spanning Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The “Stressed Out” companion video was an equivalent success, now boasting close to 1.4 billion views at YouTube alone.
“Ride” spent five consecutive weeks atop the charts at Modern Rock radio outlets nationwide in the US – the band’s second #1 single at the format in 2016 – while also ascending to #5 on the overall “Hot 100.” Another global smash, “Ride” is certified 4x platinum by the RIAA and double platinum in New Zealand. In addition, the track’s companion video – directed by Reel Bear Media – has now garnered over 657 million views via Twenty One Pilots’ hugely popular YouTube channel.
“Ride” was then followed by still another world-conquering hit single, “Heathens,” featured on Atlantic Records’ blockbuster SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM. The 6x RIAA platinum certified single – which received three GRAMMY® Award nominations including “Best Rock Performance” (Tyler Joseph, songwriter) – spent four consecutive weeks at #2 on the “Hot 100” while also topping Billboard’s “Hot Rock Songs” for a record-shattering 28 consecutive weeks and counting. The unprecedented one-two punch of “Ride” and “Heathens” made Billboard history, establishing Twenty One Pilots as only the third rock act with simultaneous top 5 “Hot 100” singles in the chart's 58-year history, following only the Beatles and Elvis Presley.
“Heathens” -- which hit #1 on the iTunes chart in over 60 countries – also rose to #5 in the United Kingdom and the top 10 in over 15 countries, with platinum and multi-platinum certification in Australia, Canada, Italy, and New Zealand. In addition, the “Heathens” companion video received the 2016 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Rock Video” and has now earned more than 1 billion individual views via YouTube alone.
2017 saw the release of yet another BLURRYFACE hit in “Heavydirtysoul.” Like its predecessor, the RIAA platinum certified single’s companion video received the 2017 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Rock Video” with views now exceeding 84 million via YouTube.
Twenty One Pilots received a number of major awards and nominations over recent years, with “Stressed Out” earning them the 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” alongside four additional nods. Other honours include seven total Billboard Music Awards including 2016’s “Top Rock Artist” and “Top Rock Album” (for BLURRYFACE) and 2017’s “Chart Achievement Award,” “Top Duo/Group,” “Top Radio Songs Artist,” “Top Rock Artist,” and “Top Rock Song” (for “Heathens”); multiple Alternative Press Music Awards including “Album of the Year Presented By Journeys” (for BLURRYFACE), “Artist of the Year Presented By Monster Energy,” and “Most Dedicated Fans”; 2016 American Music Awards for “Favorite Alternative Artist” and “Favorite Pop/Rock/Band/Duo/Group”; six iHeart Radio Music Awards (including “Alternative Rock Song of the Year” in both 2016 and 2017); 2016’s Kerrang! Award for “Best Fanbase,” and two MTV Europe Music Awards.
TWENTY ØNE PILØTS
“THE BANDITO TOUR”
SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND FRIDAY DECEMBER 21
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY JULY 20
My Live Nation pre-sale: 2pm Wednesday July 18 until 10pm Thursday, July 19
(INTERNATIONAL TOUR ITINERARY FOLLOWS)
TWENTY ØNE PILØTS
“THE BANDITO TOUR”
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16 - Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
17 - United Center – Chicago, IL
19 - Enterprise Center – St Louis, MO
20 - Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center – Milwaukee, WI
21 - Xcel Energy Center – St Paul, MN
23 - Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
24 - Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
26 - TD Garden – Boston, MA
27 - NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
28 - Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
30 - Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
31 - Capital One Arena – Washington, DC
2 - Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
3 - Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
4 - BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL
6 - Toyota Center – Houston, TX
7 - American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
9 - Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ
10 - The Forum – Inglewood, CA
11 - Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
13 - Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
15 - Moda Center – Portland, OR
16 - Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
17 - Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
19 - Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
20 - Pinnacle Bank Arena ¬– Lincoln, NE
21 - Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
7 - Perth Arena – Perth, Australia
10 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, Australia
13 - Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, Australia
16 - Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney, Australia
18 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
21 - Spark Arena – Auckland, New Zealand
30 - Palace of Sports – Kiev, Ukraine
2 - VTB Arena – Moscow, Russia
4 - Ice Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
6 - Ice Hall – Helsinki, Finland
8 - Ericsson Globe Arena – Stockholm, Sweden
9 - Telenor Arena – Oslo, Norway
11 - Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
12 - Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany
14 - Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
15 - Atlas Arena – Lodz, Poland
16 - The O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic
17 - Wiener Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
21 - Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy
23 - Hallenstadion Zurich – Zurich, Switzerland
24 - Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
25 - Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
27 - Genting Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 - 3Arena – Dublin, United Kingdom
2 - SSE Arena Belfast – Belfast, United Kingdom
4 - The SSE Hydro Arena – Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 - Manchester Arena – Manchester, United Kingdom
7 - The SSE Arena Wembley – London, United Kingdom
11 - Accorhotels Arena – Paris, France
12 - Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 - Palais 12 – Brussels, Belgium
15 - Bizkaia Arena (BEC!) – Bilbao, Spain
16 - WiZink Center – Madrid, Spain
17 - Altice Arena – Lisbon, Portugal