Twenty One Pilots compare touring during COVID to ‘Lord of The Rings’

“Galadriel says ‘This quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail’.

“Why am I telling you that,” he continued, “Well, we’re not in the clear. I know that you guys know there’s a lot of risk involved in going and playing shows right now.”

“So I want you to know that I appreciate you guys taking the extra precautions, being smart and just know, Josh and I will be doing the same,” he continued. “We’ll be trying as hard as we can to get through this entire tour.”

The footage was released as part of the first episode of Twenty One Pilots’ Takeover Tour Series.

These behind the scenes videos will look at Twenty One Pilots’ ongoing tour that will see the band play a series of shows ranging from “rare and intimate club performances to full-on arena spectacles” in select cities in the US, as well as London and Mexico City.

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This weekend, Twenty One Pilots also appeared in online game Roblox for an interactive livestream. The five-song set premiered just after Midnight BST September 18 and will be repeated every hour, on the hour, until 7am BST September 20.

To view the concert, people will need to log into their Roblox account or sign up for one here.

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Twenty One Pilots announce new album ‘Scaled And Icy’ with lead single ‘Shy Away’

You can pre-order/pre-save Twenty One Pilots’ new album ‘Scaled And Icy’ here, and watch the official ‘Shy Away’ video (directed by Miles & AJ) below.

Shy Away is the first song we are sharing with you from our upcoming album Scaled And Icy. https://t.co/fXCOpexIxS pic.twitter.com/qunCFwCCey

— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) April 7, 2021

The 11-track record was written and largely produced by Tyler Joseph over the course of the past year at his home studio while he was in coronavirus-enforced isolation, with Josh Dun engineering the drums remotely from across the country.

‘Scaled And Icy’ is “the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 – anxiety, loneliness, boredom and doubt”, as per a press release.

While working on the project, the band adopted “a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting” which resulted in “a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering”.

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Other song titles on the LP include ‘Good Day’, ‘Choker’, ‘Saturday’, ‘Formidable’ and ‘No Chances’ – you can check out the full tracklisting and artwork below.

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Scaled And Icy’ official artwork. CREDIT: Press

  • ‘Good Day’
  • ‘Choker’
  • ‘Shy Away’
  • ‘The Outside’
  • ‘Saturday’
  • ‘Never Take It’
  • ‘Mulberry Street’
  • ‘Formidable’
  • ‘Bounce Man’
  • ‘No Chances’
  • ‘Redecorate’
  • Fans in the UK will be able to tune in to Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience at 8pm BST on Friday, May 21. Tickets details and further information can be found here.

    In a four-star review of Twenty One Pilots’ previous album, NME wrote: “‘Trench’ is the sound of a band ratcheting up the ambition without ever being pulled down by an undertow of pretentiousness. It’s more low-key than ‘Blurryface’, but ultimately more rewarding.”

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    Twenty One Pilots break Guinness world record for ‘longest music video ever’

    “since josh accidentally pulled the plug on the never-ending video for Level of Concern, Guinness checked out the stats and declared it officially the longest video ever,” the band tweeted to announce the news. “congratulations, you did it.”

    since josh accidentally pulled the plug on the never-ending video for Level of Concern, Guinness checked out the stats and declared it officially the longest video ever. congratulations, you did it. pic.twitter.com/5DFGsQA8ac

    — twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) December 19, 2020

    In order to announce the closure of their ‘never-ending’ video, the band’s Josh Dun shared a spoof video with fans.

    In the video, Dun explained that the only way the stream will end is if the power gets cut, before doing exactly that after overloading a Christmas tree with lights.

    Earlier this month, the band surprised fans by sharing their new festive single, ‘Christmas Saves The Year’.

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    In the song, Dun and bandmate Tyler Joseph sing of the optimism to be found in Christmas after a tumultuous year, sharing nostalgic reflections as they sing: “Cause everybody wants to make it home this year/Even if the world is crumbling down… You rest assured, Christmas saves the year.”

    Last month, Dun and The Chainsmokers‘ Matt McGuire paired up to perform a set of explosive drum covers, sharing a 12-minute video where they battled out covers of songs by the likes of Jay-ZLinkin ParkFoo FightersParamoreN.E.R.D. and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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    Twenty One Pilots’ ‘never-ending’ video for ‘Level Of Concern’ comes to a close

    “For the last 178 days fans have been generating a never-ending music video for ‘Level of Concern’,” the band wrote on Twitter this week, announcing the end of the stream. “Well, we thought it was never going to end.”

    In an accompanying spoof video, the band’s Josh Dun explains that the only way the stream will end is if the power gets cut, before doing exactly that after overloading a Christmas tree with lights. Watch the video below.

    for the last 178 days fans have been generating a never-ending music video for Level of Concern. well, we thought it was never going to end. pic.twitter.com/FxoZVg2qi5

    — twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) December 16, 2020

    Earlier this month, the band surprised fans by sharing their new festive single, ‘Christmas Saves The Year’.

    Frontman Tyler Joseph, meanwhile, offered a more in-depth apology this week following a tweet that poked fun at the idea of him “using his platforms” that attracted criticism around the Black Lives Matter movement this year.

    Ahead of a charity livestreamed Fortnite tournament, Joseph took to Twitch to apologise once more. “It was wrong and I shouldn’t have done it,” he said. “I see now how I could have hurt some people, and it did hurt people.”

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    Back in the summer, Joseph suggested that the band may release their next album “sooner than we were planning”. The follow-up comes after their release of ‘Trench’ two years ago.

    In a four-star review of their last album, NME wrote that the LP was “the sound of a band ratcheting up the ambition without ever being pulled down by an undertow of pretentiousness. It’s more low-key than ‘Blurryface’, but ultimately more rewarding.”

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    Twenty One Pilots announce new ‘Trench’ Twitch emotes

    “Ned is a very important person to us. He’s been a friend of ours for a while, we’re now just introducing him to the world and our fans have adopted him and made him their own,” Joseph explained in an interview. “That was really cool to see.

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    The emotes feature Ned in a number of festive outfits, including a Santa hat and reindeer antlers. They can be pre-ordered by fans who subscribe to the band’s Twitch channel ahead of the stream.

    The three-hour long tournament, titled ‘Tyler’s Christmas Party’, will take place tomorrow from 6pm EST (11pm GMT), and is sponsored by fast food chain Chipotle.

    Last month, meanwhile, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun and Chainsmokers‘ Matt McGuire teamed up to perform a series of explosive drum covers.

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    In a 12-minute megamix video, the pair battled it out as they covered songs by Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Paramore, N.E.R.D. and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    Meanwhile, in a bizarre mash up video, a YouTube user has mixed Taylor Swift‘s ‘Love Story’ with ‘Jump Suit’ – the lead single from Twenty One Pilots‘ 2018 album ‘Trench’.

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    Tyler Joseph says Twenty One Pilots could make “two very different records” next

    Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Joseph CREDIT: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images

    “One being right now and the other one being after that. I don’t know which one I’m going to do first. I have an idea of what I think is next, sonically. It’s just whether or not it’s too big of a risk, I guess.”

    In May, the frontman said the band could release their next album “sooner than we were planning”. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Joseph said he didn’t know if the new record would be an “in-between record or if it’s a continuation of the narrative and where we left off”.

    “It’s kind of hard for me to tap into the story of ‘Trench’ and what we’ve been building on up until that point without being out there, without touring, without having those live shows, without interacting with our fans,” he said. “Man, as much as I appreciate everyone getting on their computer and playing acoustic bedroom versions of stuff, it’s old to me. I don’t want to just do that. I want to talk to our fans through a record.”

    A month prior to his previous comments, Twenty One Pilots released a new single called ‘Level Of Concern’ – their first piece of new music in two years.

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    Twenty One Pilots share eighties themed lyric video for ‘Level Of Concern’

    The music video for the song has 33 million views, meanwhile “Level Of Concern” has been listened to over 57 million times on Spotify.

    Following the song’s live debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – the ‘At Home’ edition, the duo released the new version last week (May 26).

    The song features their friends and frequent collaborators Paul Meany, Jesse Blum and Simon Jefferis.

    The new version of ‘Level Of Concern’ comes after Tyler Joseph recently suggested that the band may release their next album “sooner than we were planning”. The follow-up comes after their release of ‘Trench’ two years ago.

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    In a four-star review of 2018’s ‘Trench’, NME wrote that the LP was “the sound of a band ratcheting up the ambition without ever being pulled down by an undertow of pretentiousness. It’s more low-key than ‘Blurryface’, but ultimately more rewarding.”

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    HeavyDirtySoul – Twent One Pilots lyrics

    Lyrics Twenty One Pilots – Heavydirtysoul

    There’s an infestation in my mind’s imagination,
    I hope that they choke on smoke ’cause I’m smoking them out the basement,
    This is not rap, this is not hip hop,
    Just another attempt to make the voices stop,
    Rapping to prove nothing, just writing to say something,
    ‘Cause I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t rushing to sayin’ nothing,
    This doesn’t mean I lost my dream,
    It’s just right now I got a really crazy mind to clean.(heavydirtysoul)

    Gangsters don’t cry,
    Therefore, therefore I’m,
    Mr. Misty-eyed, therefore I’m.

    Can you save, can you save my..
    Can you save my heavydirtysoul?
    Can you save, can you save my…
    Can you save my heavydirtysoul?
    For me, for me, uhhh
    Can you save my heavydirtysoul?
    For me, for me, uhhh
    Can you save my heavydirtysoul?

    Nah, I didn’t understand a thing you said,
    If I didn’t know better I’d guess you’re all already dead,
    Mindless zombies walking around with a limp and a hunch,
    Saying stuff like, “You only live once.”
    You’ve got one time to figure it out,
    One time to twist and one time to shout,
    One time to think and I say we start now,
    Sing it with me if you know what I’m talking about.

    Gangsters don’t cry,
    Therefore, therefore I’m,
    Mr. Misty-eyed, therefore I’m.

    Can you save, can you save my..
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?
    Can you save, can you save my…
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?
    For me, for me, uhhh
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?
    For me, for me, uhhh
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?

    Death inspires me like a dog inspires a rabbit. (x2)

    Can you save, can you save my..
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?
    Can you save, can you save my…
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?
    For me, for me, uhhh
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?
    For me, for me, uhhh
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?

    Can you save, can you save my, save my..
    Can you save my heavydirtysouuul?
    Can you save, can you save my, save my..
    Can you save my heavydirtysoulll?
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