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Artist on Fire

AOF July 2016: Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots is our Artist on Fire for July 2016!

“Stressed Out,” the blockbuster single from Fueled By Ramen recording group Twenty One Pilots, has ascended to #1 at Mediabase Top 40 and Hot AC radio outlets nationwide – the band’s first time topping the formats. “Stressed Out” has also exploded into the #2 position on Billboard’s “Hot 100” having recently reached #1 on both the “Alternative Songs” and “Hot Rock Songs” tallies.
 
The biggest single yet from Twenty One Pilots’ remarkable RIAA platinum certified second album, “BLURRYFACE,” “Stressed Out” has been certified 2X Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, earning more than 100 million streams thus far while its companion video – directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Reel Bear Media (“Fairly Local,” “Lane Boy,” “Car Radio,” “Guns For Hands”) – has scored over 101 million views and counting at Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel.
 
“Ride,” the most recent single from the worldwide smash “BLURRYFACE,” is rapidly shaping up as another chart sensation. The track is now a top 10 favorite on Billboard’s “Hot Rock Songs” and “Alternative Songs” charts, with its companion video – again directed by Reel Bear Media – currently at 22 million views via Twenty One Pilots’ own YouTube channel.
 
Twenty One Pilots will follow last year’s sold out “BLURRYFACE TOUR” with their most epic headline trek to date. The “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” tour hits arenas and amphitheaters across the country beginning May 31st at Cincinnati, OH’s US Bank Arena and then travels North America through a pair of sold out shows at New York City’s world famous Madison Square Garden, slated for August 10th and 11th. Tickets for most shows are sold out, including eagerly 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). For complete details please visit www.twentyonepilots.com/tour.
 
Widely considered among the most electrifying live acts in contemporary pop and rock, Twenty One Pilots will precede the “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” dates with a marathon world tour. The band recently returned home from a sold out tour of the United Kingdom and will spend the spring performing in Japan, South America, Canada, and Australia/New Zealand. Highlights include Sao Paolo’s Lollapalooza Brazil (March 12th), Buenos Aires’ Lollapalooza Argentina (March 18th), and Santiago’s Lollapalooza Chile (March 19th); sold out two-night-stands at Montreal, QC’s Metropolis (March 30th and 31st) and Vancouver, BC’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre (April 10th and 11th); Australia’s annual six-date traveling festival event, Groovin’ The Moo (April 23rd – May 7th), and England’s one and only Reading/Leeds Festival (August 26th – 28th).
 
“BLURRYFACE” – which follows Twenty One Pilots’ 2013 debut, “VESSEL” – 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. “BLURRYFACE” has produced the RIAA certified gold single “Tear In My Heart” along with the RIAA certified  2x Multi-Platinum “Stressed Out” while “VESSEL” spawned a trio of gold certified favorites in “Holding On To You,” “Car Radio” and “House of Gold.” 

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