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 and returning to Auckland at Vector Arena for their Emotional Roadshow tour.
“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 amiss, amazing everyone from the most die-hard of fans to the band's 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 no. 6 on the Heatseekers chart, while ‘Stressed Out’ retains a top 10 spot, coming in at no. 9 on the NZ Top 40.
The tracks are lifted from the 2015, NZ no. 6, ARIA no. 11 and US Billboard Top 200 no. 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, 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 no. 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 no. 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.’