It seems that Twenty One Pilots is everywhere I turn these days. Whether they’re playing on almost every major radio station or prepping for a performance at the GRAMMYs — where the first-time nominees are up for five awards — 2016 brought the duo to the forefront of American music popularity. This year, the Blurryface band is capitalizing on that momentum with a major (and quickly selling out) tour.
Formed in 2009 by Columbus, Ohio, high school friends Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas, and Chris Salih, the band first gained a large following across the Midwest. When Salih and Thomas left the band in 2011, frontman Tyler Joseph teamed up with his current musical partner, Josh Dun. The group became known for their alternative rock-meets-rap style, with Joseph usually tackling the keys and the vocals while Dun dominates the drums.
In an interview with Billboard, the two men shared that “Dun was in the audience for a show by [the] earlier incarnation of Twenty One Pilots and got his mind blown…He and Joseph became close friends, bonding over their similar childhoods — both grew up in religious families and were home-schooled for a time — their eclectic musical taste and ambition.”
The “Heathens” singers are sure to put on a great show when they hit the stage at Anaheim’s Honda Centre on February 15th and 16th! While tickets from the band’s website are sold out, there are several tickets up for re-sale through StubHub.
For more information, please visit the band’s website.