Pop, Rock — June 18, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Are Twenty One Pilots the future of pop music?

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Departing from the well worn brand of generic pop punk that Good Charlotte and Fall Out Boy have been peddling for years now, Twenty One Pilots have erupted onto the scene, their catchy songs like a spiked tire iron to the face of modern alternative pop music.

 

This duo from Columbus Ohio manage to fuse the laid back tempo of ska fueled reggae, the catchy hooks of modern pop music, the hands in the air elation of hard hitting electro with a healthy dose of punk rock swagger. And now, with the release of their fourth long player in Blurryface the world finally seems like it’s catching up to what Twenty One Pilots fans have known for a long time. These guys are something pretty special. Blurryface sold nearly 150,000 copies in its first week to hold down the spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

 

 

But playing festivals like Bonnaroo and touring the globe isn’t something that happens overnight. The group developed their rabid following throughout their native Ohio and the Midwest, spurned by their relentless touring schedule and grassroots engagement with their fanbase through social media. It must feel like a long time ago they had to trudge through local food courts to spruik tickets for their shows.

 

It is multi-instrumentalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun’s live show that really set them apart. Back flipping into the crowd, alternatively donning balaclavas and skeleton suits, it’s this pair’s wild theatrics that have crowds singing their praises as much as the music that they deliver. The true secret to their success has been in putting everything they have into making their live shows as unpredictable and insane as possible. Dun attacks the drum kit like it said something about his mother and Joseph flits, hops and jumps about the stage like a moth to a candle, but never misses a beat on the ukuleles, synthesizers and pianos scattered across the stage.

 

 

Having toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States, Twenty One Pilots are bringing their own special piece of crazy to Asia to electrify audiences across a number of Southeast Asian cities. Live Nation is pleased to present Twenty One Pilots in Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong and Bangkok, sure to be an unforgettable evening.

 

Twenty One Pilots

Singapore
July 16
Suntec Singapore International Exhibition & Convention Centre
$78 – $108
Tickets available at Sistic

Manilla
July 18 / 19
ATC Activity Center Philippines / Trinoma Mall Activity Centre
FREE!

Hong Kong
July 21
Routunda 3, Kitec
HKD 550
Tickets available at Ticketflap

Bangkok
July 22
Sound Box @ Muang Thai Gmm Live House Central World
1,500 Baht
Tickets available at Thai Ticket Major