LIVE: Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots, fresh off their recent MTV Video Music Awards performance, soared through SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.

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Twenty One Pilots soared through a sold-out Open Air Theatre at San Diego State on Friday, Oct. 16.
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The band consists of singer/pianist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun.
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The band has risen to massive mainstream prominence on the strength of singles like "Car Radio," "Tear In My Heart" and "Stressed Out."
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The duo is all the rage on the festival circuit, having been tapped for Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Firefly.
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The band has released two albums on major labels: 2009's "Vessel" and "Blurryface" in 2015.
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They self-released two previous records: 2009's self-titled debut and 2011's "Regional At Best."
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The band is hard to categorize: they're labeled as electro-pop or alternative hip-hop, but neither moniker really fits them.
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According to Wikipedia, "their songs are poetry-based and when Joseph's poetry is too long he has stated that he needs to start rapping to fit the lyrics in."
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Fans have dubbed them "schizoid pop."
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Joseph devised the band's name after reading "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller, a play about a man who must decide what is best for his family after causing the death of 'twenty one pilots' during World War II by knowingly sending them faulty parts for his business' benefit.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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Twenty One Pilots perform at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Oct. 16, 2015.
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