Watch Twenty One Pilots Perform for Radio 1’s Live Lounge

Twenty One Pilots kicked off Radio 1’s Live Lounge month on the 1st November, performing three of their own songs, in addition to a special cover.

17 artists in total will perform over the course of the month, meaning there will be plenty more to look forward to! In the past, The 1975 have covered One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer took on Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Drown’ and Panic! At The Disco performed one of Dua Lipa’s huge anthems. With the live lounge, we’re always in for a treat.

Unlike most live lounge performances, which take place at Radio 1’s studios in London, Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots opened the event from Newport Music Hall in Colombus, Ohio.

With just Tyler and his piano, we were gifted to a stripped down version of the band’s latest single, ‘My Blood’, from their new album Trench, Blurryface classic ‘Ride’ as we’ve never seen before and a cover of Damien Rice’s ‘9 Crimes’. And perhaps the most unexpected live lounge performance we know of, Tyler performed a haunting rendition of ‘Neon Gravestones’, another song from Trench, that has an incredibly powerful message. It’s safe to say it’s a great, yet emotional, time to be a Twenty One Pilots fan!

You can check out the full line-up for the rest of Radio 1’s Live Lounge month here.

Watch Tyler perform ‘My Blood’ from Newport Music Hall in Colombus, Ohio for Radio 1’s Live Lounge below!

Watch Tyler perform ‘Ride’ from Newport Music Hall in Colombus, Ohio for Radio 1’s Live Lounge below!

Watch Tyler cover Damien Rice’s ‘9 crimes’ from Newport Music Hall in Colombus, Ohio for Radio 1’s Live Lounge below!

Watch Tyler perform ‘Neon Gravestones’ from Newport Music Hall in Colombus, Ohio for Radio 1’s Live Lounge below!

Midway through October, Twenty One Pilots began their huge world tour in support of Trench. Currently, they’re in the US, but they will also be heading to cities across Australia and Europe, with recently added dates in Northern America. Tickets for the Bandito tour are available here and tour dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER 2018

02 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA

03 – Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

04 – BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL

06 – Toyota Center, Housten, TX

07 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

09 – Talking Stick Resort Arena, Pheonix, AZ

10 – The Forum, Inglewood, CA

11 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

13 – Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

15 – The Moda Center, Portland, OR

16 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA

17 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

19 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

20 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE

21 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

DECEMBER 2018

07 – RAC Arena, Perth

10 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

13 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

16 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

18 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

21 – Spark Arena, Auckland

JANUARY 2019

30 – Kiev Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine

FEBRUARY 2019

02 – VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia

04 – Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

06 – Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland

08 – Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden

09 – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway

11 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

12 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

14 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany

15 – Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland

16 – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

17 – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

21 – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy

23 – Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland

24 – Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

25 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany

27 – Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK

MARCH 2019

01 – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

02 – SSE Arena, Belfast, UK

04 – Ths SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

05 – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

07 – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK

08 – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK

09 – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK

11 – Accorhotel Arena Popb, Paris, France

12 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands

13 – Palais 12/Paleis 12, Brussels, Belgium

15 – Bizkaia Arena BEC, Bilbao, Spain

16 – Wizink Arena, Madrid, Spain

17 – Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal

MAY 2019 NEW DATES

01 – Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

03 – Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico

06 – Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico

12 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

14 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB

15 – Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB

17 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB

20 – Budweiser Gardens, London, ON

21 – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON

22 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

28 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

31 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

JUNE 2019 NEW DATES

01 – KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY

04 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

07 – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

08 – Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

09 – John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

11 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

12 – Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

14 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL

15 – American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

16 – Amway Center, Orlando, FL

18 – Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham, AL

19 – Smoothie Kings Center, New Orleans, LA

21 – Toyota Center, Housten, TX

23 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX

25 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

26 – FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

28 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

29 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

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Written by Georgia Brown

A 20 year old from the UK. I like bands and video games. If you believe in music like I do, I'm sure we'll get on well.