Twenty One Pilots Are Releasing A Concert Film On New Year’s Day
2015 was the year that Twenty One Pilots went from being the band your little cousin had a concerning obsession with, to the band that sold out Madison Square Garden in a couple of hours. The existential pop overlords have absolutely exploded in popularity over the last twelve months, and in the middle of it all is Blurryface, an album which transcended critics and listeners alike with its unforgiving blend of swervy pop and moody alternative hip hop. Alongside a #11 debut on the ARIA charts came an enormous world tour, much of which – including the four Australian dates – sold out almost immediately.
To kick their 2016 into gear with a bang, the Ohio duo will release a concert film of the tour on January 1st, affably titled Blurryface Live. Recorded at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, the hourlong special will air on US TV station Palladia, before it inevitably makes its way onto the internet. But whether you decide to wait for the uploaded version or stream it live with a VPN, there’s a chance you might find yourself being called by the band personally if you RSVP through their website. “Tyler and I will be grabbing a handful of those phone numbers and will be calling in to say thank you and make sure you have plenty of snacks,” says drummer Josh Dun.
Blurryface Live is Twenty One Pilots’ second concert film, following 2013’s Live From The LC. In preparation for the release next week, the band have released a video of intro number “Heavydirtysoul”, which you can check out below.