Last year Columbus, Ohio duo Twenty One Pilots signed to prestigious label Fueled By Ramen and have since had a whirlwind 12 months. They're now ready to hit the UK with their label debut album "Vessel" to be released 2 September preceded by their brand new single 'Holding On To You' released on 19 August. Following on from two incredible sold out shows at the Barfly in March and The Underworld in June the band will be returning to the UK to play two headline shows in Birmingham and Manchester as well as their Reading & Leeds Festival debut. This will definitely be one not to miss!
Having already self-released two albums, the first in 2009 and second in 2011 the duo quickly attracted serious label attention following a sold out hometown show in Columbus - known for their irrepressible on-stage energy, twenty one pilots have built an avid international following with their crazy live performances. Everywhere they go they're building an incredibly loyal following that hang on Tyler's every word and every move - as shown by their recent Underworld show where 400 kids turned up wearing the same white balaclava that the guys wear on stage.
"Vessel" sees twenty one pilots expanding upon the distinctive fusion of piano-driven indie-rocktronica, ably supported in the studio with superstar producer Greg Wells (Weezer, Adele, Aerosmith) behind the board. Songs like "Holding On To You" prompted Billboard to hail the guys "wind-up-toy of a single" as irresistible "saccharine punk rap".
This is a band you need to know about. Watch this space.
twenty one pilots are: Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun.
UK Tour Dates
19 August - Birmingham - O2 Academy 3
20 August - Manchester - Deaf Institute
23 August - Leeds Festival - Festival Republic Stage
25 August - Reading Festival - Festival Republic Stage