TWENTY ONE PILOTS Release Sophomore Album ‘Blurryface’

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

After multiple Top 5 charting singles, sold out tour dates months out, the album pre-order being a fixture in the Top 10 and currently sitting at #1 on the iTunes Album Chart, Twenty One Pilots, one of the most buzzed about bands of 2014, have released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Blurryface, available at music retailers worldwide today HERE. Since announcing the album’s imminent release in March via the Twenty One Pilots Twitter account, their dedicated fan base created a social media frenzy, leading Twenty One Pilots to trend worldwide on Twitter and Tumblr. Fans have been clamoring to hear the new record, and singles teasing the album’s release have been giving listeners a taste of what Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, and the band’s songwriter) and Josh Dun (drums) have in store.

Blurryface takes Twenty One Pilots’ explosive mix of hip-hop, indie rock and punk to the next level, with soaring pop melodies and eclectic sonic landscapes. The fan track, “Fairly Local,” reached #1 on iTunes’ Alternative Chart, and top 5 on Billboard’s Twitter Chart. The album’s lead single, “Tear In My Heart,” debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Top Rock Songs Chart and is currently in the Top 10 and climbing at Alternative Radio, while the following single, “Stressed Out,” debuted with over 1 million streams first week. The companion videos for all 3 songs have already amassed over 10 million views combined.

Twenty One Pilots are also set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing May 22nd. The duo will then set out on the Blurryface World Tour after opening dates in the UK earlier this May, followed by North America this Fall. The North American leg kicks off September 8th in Washington, DC and hits major cities such as Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, the band’s hometown of Columbus, OH, and the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Ticketing information can be found on twentyonepilots.com. The band will also bring their Blurryface World Tour to Australia, South East Asia, Japan, and Europe prior to the North American dates.

In only one record cycle Twenty One Pilots have grown astronomically, emerging from clubs to main stage festival appearances. The band’s 2014 “quiet is violent tour” reached sold out audiences around the world including London, Amsterdam, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Mexico City and more. The band is also set to perform at a myriad of summer festivals around the world including Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Bunbury, Lollapalooza and Fuji Rock.

Twenty One Pilots’ meteoric rise since the release of Vessel saw the band named an MTV Artist To Watch, and give unforgettable live performances at the 1st annual AP Music Awards, 2014 MTV Movie Awards, and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Named #1 in Alternative Press’ 10 Essential Albums of 2013, Vessel continues to gain momentum with the highest selling week for their album occurring recently at the end of their two year album cycle, and over 300,000 copies sold, and over 1,000,000 singles sold to date.

* New tour and festival dates in bold

Festival Dates

May 23
George, WA
Sasquatch!

Jun 6
Mountain View, CA
Live 105’s BFD

Jun 7
Cincinnati, OH
Bunbury Music Festival

Jun 14
Manchester, TN
Bonnaroo Music Festival

Jul 25
Niigata, JP
Fuji Rock Festival

Jul 26
Daebu Island, KR
Ansan Valley Rock Festival

Jul 31–Aug 2
Montreal, QC
Osheaga

Aug 2
Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza

Aug 23
Biddinghuizen, NL
Lowlands

Aug 26
Belfast, UK
Belsonic

Sep 25-27
Las Vegas, NV
Life is Beautiful Festival

Oct 2-4, 9-11
Austin, TX
Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park

Blurryface Australia & Asia Tour Dates

Jul 4
Brisbane, AUS
The Met

Jul 5
Melbourne, VIC
Corner Hotel

Jul 7
Sydney, AUS
The Metro Theatre

Jul 9
Aukland, NZ
The Powerstation

Jul 11
Saitama, JP
Saitama Super Arena

Jul 12
Saitama, JP
Saitama Super Arena

Jul 14
Taipei, TW
One Warehouse

Blurryface North American Tour Dates

Sep 8
Washington, DC
Echostage – SOLD OUT

Sep 9
Washington, DC
Echostage

Sep 11
Philadelphia, PA
Festival Pier – SOLD OUT

Sep 12
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Sep 13
Toronto, ON
Sound Academy

Sep 15
Sep 16
New York, NY
New York, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Hammerstein Ballroom

Sep 18
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center

Sep 19
Rochester Hills, MI
Meadow Brook Music Festival

Sep 20
Indianapolis, IN
Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn

Sep 22
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre

Sep 23
Papillion, NE
Sumter Amphitheater

Sep 26
Magna, UT
SALTAIR

Sep 27
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sep 29
Tulsa, OK
Brady Theater

Oct 1
Dallas, TX
South Side Ballroom

Oct 2
Houston, TX
Bayou Music Center

Oct 6
Oct 7
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT

Oct 8
Lake Buena Vista, FL
House Of Blues Orlando – SOLD OUT

Oct 11
Oklahoma City, OK
Diamond Ballroom

Oct 13
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre

Oct 15
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre

Oct 16
San Diego, CA
SDSU Open Air Theatre

Oct 17
Oakland, CA
Fox Theatre

Oct 20
Sacramento, CA
Ace of Spades – SOLD OUT

Oct 22
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Oct 23
Vancouver, BC
Vogue Theatre – SOLD OUT

Oct 25
Boise, ID
Revolution Event Center

Oct 28
Sioux Falls, SD
The District

Oct 29
St. Paul, MN
Myth

Oct 30
Milwaukee, WI
Eagles Ballroom

Blurryface European Tour Dates

Nov 4
Glasgow, UK
O2 ABC

Nov 5
Manchester, UK
The Ritz

Nov 6
London, UK
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Nov 7
Oxford, UK
O2 Academy

Nov 9
Birmingham, UK
The Institute

Nov 11
Paris, FR
Trabendo

Nov 12
Antwerp, BE
Trix

Nov 13
Utrecht, NL
Ronde

Nov 15
Hamburg, DE
Uebel & Gefährlich

Nov 16
Cologne, DE
Essigfabriek

Nov 17
Munich, DE
Muffathalle

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