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2015 has been kind to the boys in Twenty One Pilots. They released a new album, entitled Blurryface; that debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. They were invited to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, have embarked on a mostly sold out tour, and there are even mentions of a possible Grammy nomination in their near future. The breakout year has elevated them to one of the most popular musical acts in the United States.
The high anticipated Blurrface tour made it’s way to Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA on Saturday night, where yet another sold out crowd awaited the band. From the moments the lights went down to the final notes of the encore, the eager Boston crowd was in full throat, at times singing so loudly they overpowered the band themselves.
The duo opened their electric set with the fast paced “HeavyDirtySoul” doing an excellent job of matching the energy level of the exuberant crowd. Shortly after, the pair would begin dipping into their back catalog with the fan favorite “Guns for Hands” off the 2013 album “Vessel” which was the album that first launched them into the spotlight.
Vocalist Tyler Joseph soon moved from his seat at his piano to the front of the stage holding his ukulele for a medley of songs that included a cover of Elvis Pressley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” That wouldn’t be the only medley of the night, as later in their set the duo would move to smaller drums and a keyboard to play medley of their pre-Blurryface material. Vocalist Tyler Joseph made his way through the crowd, to a platform at the soundboard during the song “Car Radio” that saw him stand high above the sold out crowd performing the song.
The night was a major success for the band and their fans, the stage production was exquisite and the crowd hung on every note. It’s clear that right now Twenty One Pilots are the peak of their career, they’re packing venues every single night, and drawing international attention. For a band whose music can’t even be classified into one specific genre it’s an incredibly impressive feat. Twenty One Pilots are arguably the hottest band in the world right now and their poised only to go up from here.