Twenty One Pilots Tickets
Twenty one Pilots – a musical duo consisted of Tyler Joseph – vocals and Josh Dun – drums. This project is groundbreaking success of the alternative music in the US. The group was established in Columbus, Ohio. Both of the musicians had sworn their loyalty to their fans from home-city, by tattooing the letter X on their body during a concert which took place in Columbus back in 2013.
The meaning of the band’s name is derived from Arthur Miller play – “All My Sons”, where a moral dilemma of a businessman is being presented – he had to make a choice between condemning 21 pilots to death and endangering his own family. The deep moral meaning of the play inspired Joseph for the name of the band, while the odd logo is created in order to encourage the listeners and show them that being afraid is normal, that not everything’s perfect – and that’s ok, as stated by Joseph himself.
The band members are practicing Christians and the songs are partly devoted to the religious ideology and faith in higher power. Joseph describes his texts as poetry – sometimes the lines are too long for the musical lines, which make him rap the lyrics. That’s how Twenty One Pilots created their genre-crossing style, combining pop, rap, and electronic music with live drums and ukulele. The fans describe the bands’ style as “schizophrenic pop”.
The repeating visual elements in Twenty One Pilots work are skeletons (the fan base of the band also called “Skeleton Clique”). Tyler frequently performs in skeleton mask. Plus, both of the musicians has red bands on their arms, presenting the Blurryface character presented in their breaking album. The character presents all the insecurities and low self-esteem of different people.
The quest for success
The band first appeared in 2009 as a quartet. By the end of the year they released the first self-named album independently and took it on the road around Ohio. Josh Dun wasn’t in the band at first, joining in 2011 due to the departure of the other participants, just before the release of the second album – “Regional at Best” which already got signed by Atlantic Records, sub-division of Fueled by Ramen, home of well-known alternative acts, such as Panic! At the Disco and Paramore.
In 2013 the third album, “Vessel” was released, supported by the label and produced by Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry). The album reached 9th and 21th places in the American Billboard chart.
But the real success came to the insistent musicians in 2015 – with their 4th album “Blurryface”, giving a start to a worldwide tour, countless awards and achievements in 2015-2016 and Grammy nomination for 2017.
In 2016, 2 singles of the band competed on the first places in the American charts – a first time for an alternative act, a phenomenon previously achieved by Elvis Presley and Beatles. One of the singles is “Heathens” which was presented as soundtrack of the blockbuster movie “Suicide Squad” and the second is “Stressed Out”, leading single for the “Blurryface” album.