Fueled By Ramen recording group Twenty One Pilots has announced details of their upcoming world tour. The second leg of the "EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW" tour will hit Mexico City's Palacio De Los Deportes on September 30th and then travel though an extraordinary range of countries, including Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The heroic trek will continue into 2017 with North American dates beginning January 17th at Providence, RI's Dunkin Donuts Center, followed by an eagerly anticipated March tour of Australia/New Zealand. Tickets will go on sale around the world beginning Friday, May 13th – for complete details and ticket information, please visit www.twentyonepilots.com/tour.
The "EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW" tour – which follows last year's sold out "BLURRYFACE TOUR" – will officially get underway May 31st at Cincinnati, OH's US Bank Arena and then travel North America through two nights of sold out shows at New York City's world famous Madison Square Garden on August 10th and 11th. Tickets for all 48 North American tour dates are sold out, including Los Angeles, CA's The Forum which sold-out within one hour, as well as highly anticipated two-night-stands at Boston, MA's Agganis Arena (June 14th and 15th), Morrison, CO's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre (July 12th and 13th), and Berkeley, CA's Greek Theatre (July 21st and 22nd). The band, who only just finished topping Australia's annual six-date traveling festival event, Groovin' The Moo, will then cross the Atlantic to finish up their incredible summer at England's one and only Reading/Leeds Festival (August 26th).
Meanwhile, "Ride," the latest hit from the RIAA platinum certified blockbuster "BLURRYFACE," spent six consecutive weeks atop the charts at Modern Rock radio outlets nationwide – the band's second #1 single at the format this year. What's more, "Ride" is rising quickly at Top 40 radio with its companion music video – directed by longtime collaborator Reel Bear Media – garnering over 40 million views via Twenty One Pilots' official YouTube channel.
The success of "Ride" follows Twenty One Pilots' RIAA 2x platinum certified smash, "Stressed Out," which spent three months at #1 at Modern Rock while also topping the charts at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC. The track – which recently received the iHeartRadio Music Award for "Alternative Rock Song of the Year" – has proven a true multi-format phenomenon, reaching #2 on Billboard's "Hot 100" while ascending to the pinnacle position at CHR/Top 40, Hot AC, and Alternative.
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 Sunday, May 22nd at Las Vegas, NV's T-Mobile Arena and broadcast live on ABC (check local listings).
"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 the top 5 in Canada as well as the 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."