|Sat 25 Mar 2017, 7:00pm|
Tuesday May 10, 2016 – Fresh off their massively successfully, sold-out Australian and New Zealand headline tour, Twenty One Pilots have announced their biggest New Zealand shows to date when they return in March 2017.
Making their Wellington debut at TSB Bank Arena on Friday March 24 and returning to Auckland’s Vector Arena on Saturday March 25 – ticket for the Emotional Roadshow tour go on sale at 2pm Thursday, May 19.
Spark customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing 4pm this Thursday, May 12.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.co.nz.
American alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots completed their third trek to New Zealand last month selling out their only Auckland show.
“Literally exuding passion, the amount of hard work these two have put into building their live show between their mind-blowing performance at the Powerstation last year, to the arena-worthy spectacle it is now, did not go a-miss, amazing everyone from the most die-hard of fans, to the bands newest fans” - Libel.nz
The band also released their new single last week, ‘Ride’, a follow up to the worldwide smash ‘Stressed Out’ which has reached #6 on the Heatseekers chart, while ‘Stressed Out’ retains a top 10 spot, coming in at #9 on the NZ Top 40.
The tracks are lifted from the 2015, NZ #6, ARIA #11 and US Billboard Top 200 #1 album, Blurryface (out now through Warner Music New Zealand).
Twenty One Pilots – who only just returned home from show stopping performances at Lolla South America in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina – have received a number of major awards nominations in recent weeks, including four nods for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards: “Top Duo/Group,” “Top Rock Artist,” “Top Rock Album (for Blurryface),” and “Top Rock Song” (for ‘Stressed Out’). The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be presented on May 22 in Las Vegas.
Blurryface – which also includes the RIAA gold certified single, Tear In My Heart – made a stunning chart debut upon its 2015 release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1 with total sales exceeding 147,000. The album further served as the duo’s international breakthrough, reaching top 20 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph stands as the #1 songwriter in the first quarter of 2016 on the strength ‘Stressed Out,’ besting veteran writers with multiple hits to their name, while ‘Stressed Out’ became the first song penned by a single writer to top the Pop charts in nearly two years.
Blurryface follows Twenty One Pilots’ 2013 Fueled By Ramen debut album, Vessel, certified gold by the RIAA and boasting a trio of gold certified hit singles in ‘Holding On To You,’ ‘Car Radio’ and ‘House of Gold.’
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington - Friday March 24
Vector Arena, Auckland - Saturday March 25
Tickets On Sale 2pm Thursday May 19
Spark pre-sale: 4pm Thursday May 12 until 4pm Sunday May 15.
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