Fueled By Ramen recording group Twenty One Pilots has unveiled plans for a very special series of homecoming shows in their beloved Columbus, OH. The “Tour de Columbus 2017” will celebrate the end of an incredible nearly-two-year run that followed the 2015 release of their RIAA 3x platinum certified fourth album, “BLURRYFACE.”
Fully sold-out, “Tour de Columbus 2017” begins June 20th at the 300 person capacity venue, The Basement, and is followed by highly anticipated gigs at some of Twenty One Pilots’ most beloved local venues including; Newport Music Hall (June 21st), Express Live! (June 22nd), Nationwide Arena (June 24th) and Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center (June 25th).
Tickets for “Tour de Columbus 2017” were made available via Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, an innovative new tech product from Ticketmaster built to help artists combat bots and get tickets into the hands of real fans who intend to go to the event. Full details and an exclusive “Tour de Columbus 2017” trailer can be found now at www.twentyonepilots.com/tourdecolumbus.
Twenty One Pilots have barely seen Columbus over the past two years, spending most of their time playing before sold-out audiences around the world. “Tour de Columbus” will culminate a remarkable live schedule that saw the band perform a stunning 272 shows in all, spanning North America, South America, Australia/New Zealand, and an extraordinary range of European countries, including Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Highlights from 2016’s epic“EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” world tour include sold out two-night-stands at Morrison, CO’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre, and New York City’s world famous Madison Square Garden.
“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 and spawned a stellar series of smash hit singles, beginning with the RIAA platinum certified “Tear In My Heart” and followed by the #1 sensations, the 3x platinum certified “Ride”, and GRAMMY® Award-winning “Stressed Out.” The latter track 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 more than 908 million individual views at YouTubealone.
“Ride” spent five consecutive weeks atop the charts at Modern Rock radio outlets nationwide – the band’s second #1 single at the format in 2016 – while also ascending to #5 on the overall “Hot 100.” “Ride” was then followed by still another world-conquering hit single, “Heathens,” featured on Atlantic Records’ blockbuster “SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM.” The 4x 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.
2017 has seen the release of yet another “BLURRYFACE” hit single/video in “Heavydirtysoul.” Now certified RIAA gold, the song’s companion video is quickly earning views equal to its predecessors, now with 22 million at YouTube alone.
Twenty One Pilots have received a number of major awards and nominations over the past two years, with “Stressed Out” earning them the 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” alongside four additional nods. Other honors include two awards – “Top Rock Artist” and “Top Rock Album (for “BLURRYFACE”)” – and two nods from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards; 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards for “Album of the Year Presented By Journeys” (for “BLURRYFACE”), and “Artist of the Year Presented By Monster Energy”; 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); an MTV Video Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award (for “Favorite New Artist”).
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“TOUR DE COLUMBUS 2017”
20 Columbus, OH Night 1: The Basement – SOLD OUT
21 Columbus, OH Night 2: Newport Music Hall – SOLD OUT
22 Columbus, OH Night 3: Express Live! – SOLD OUT
24 Columbus, OH Night 4: Nationwide Arena – SOLD OUT
25 Columbus, OH Night 5: Schottenstein Center – SOLD OUT