Release - Twenty One Pilots Kicks Off Tour At Tampa's AMALIE Arena
July 11, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Coary (813.301.6651, [email protected])
TWENTY ØNE PILØTS KICKS OFF NEW U.S. HEADLINE
“BANDITØ TOUR” AT TAMPA’S AMALIE ARENA
SHARE “CUT MY LIP (40.6782°N, 73.9442° W)” LØCATIØN SESSIØN
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 AM
TAMPA, FL – Twenty One Pilots have announced a new U.S. leg of their global headline “Banditø Tour” due to overwhelming demand. The new Live Nation-produced tour dates, which follow this summer’s sold-out arena run, are set to kickoff on October 9 at Tampa’s AMALIE Arena. To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through July 14 at 7:00 PM at www.twentyonepilots.com/banditotour.
Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public starting on July 16 at 10:00 AM through July 18 at 10:00 PM. All remaining tickets for the new U.S. dates will be released to the public at 10:00 AM on July 19. For complete details and ticket availability on Twenty One Pilots’ “Banditø Tour,” visit www.twentyonepilots.com/banditotour.
Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots have shared “Cut My Lip (40.6782°N, 73.9442° W),” the second stripped back performance from the band’s new “Løcatiøn Sessiøns.” Recorded by Tyler Joseph, “Cut My Lip (40.6782°N, 73.9442° W)” follows the series’ debut session “Chlorine (19.4326° N, 99.1332° W),” and is accompanied by an official visualizer streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel.
Earlier this year, the Twenty One Pilots shared an official music video for “Chlorine,” which is directed by longtime collaborator Reel Bear Media and streaming now on the band’s YouTube channel. “Chlorine” is featured on Twenty One Pilots’ acclaimed LP TRENCH, which made a stunning global impact upon release this past October. The RIAA gold certified collection earned the GRAMMY® Award winning duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun their biggest sales week ever in the U.S., with 175,000 units sold in its first week. An extraordinary achievement for the Columbus, OH band who moved 135,000 copies of TRENCH in pure album sales without the aid of a ticket / album bundle for their worldwide headline “Banditø Tour.” TRENCH — with over 52 Million on-demand audio streams its first week — also marked the largest streaming week (debut or otherwise) in the U.S. for a rock album. A true global phenomenon amassing 110 million streams worldwide in its first week, TRENCH earned Twenty One Pilots top five chart debuts around the globe including the U.S., U.K., Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Scotland and Sweden, with #1 debuts in Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. TRENCH is available worldwide at all DSPs and www.twentyonepilots.com.
TRENCH is highlighted by the #1 Alternative smash “Jumpsuit,” which became the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart, and also earned the duo their fourth GRAMMY® nomination (Best Rock Song). TRENCH also features album standouts “Nico And The Niners,” “Levitate” and “My Blood,” which is accompanied by a Tim Mattia directed music videos streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel and all other providers.
Twenty One Pilots’ TRENCH follows the Twenty One Pilots’ global breakout BLURRYFACE, which made a stunning chart debut upon its initial release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1. The album also achieved a milestone unrivaled in the digital era, becoming the first album in which every individual song on the album certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
BLURRYFACE spawned a series of hit singles, beginning with the two-time RIAA platinum certified “Tear In My Heart” and followed by the #1 sensations, “Ride” (five-time platinum certified) and the seven-time platinum certified, GRAMMY® Award-winning “Stressed Out.” The latter track – which reached #2 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – spent three months at #1 at Modern Rock while also topping the charts at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC.
“Stressed Out” was a worldwide breakthrough for Twenty One Pilots, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in countries spanning Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The “Stressed Out” companion video was an equivalent success, now boasting over 1.8 billion views at YouTube alone.
BLURRYFACE was then followed by still another world-conquering hit single, “Heathens,” featured on Atlantic Records’ blockbuster SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM. The six-time RIAA platinum certified single – which received three GRAMMY® Award nominations including “Best Rock Performance” (Tyler Joseph, songwriter) – spent four consecutive weeks at #2 on the “Hot 100” while also topping Billboard’s “Hot Rock Songs” for a record-shattering 28 consecutive weeks and counting. The unprecedented one-two punch of “Ride” and “Heathens” made Billboard history, establishing Twenty One Pilots as only the third rock act with simultaneous top five “Hot 100” singles in the chart's 58-year history, following only the Beatles and Elvis Presley. In addition, the “Heathens” companion video received the 2016 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Rock Video” and has now earned more than 1.2 billion individual views via YouTube alone.
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TICKETS: Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 AM at the Reliaquest Ticket Office, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $35.75, $55.75 and $75.75. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com or the AMALIE Arena ticket office. Visit amaliearena.com or call 813.301.2500 for more information.
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