LIVE: Twenty One Pilots

"Schizophrenic pop" duo Twenty One Pilots went all 'blurryface' at Viejas Arena on July 24.

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Twenty One Pilots headlined Viejas Arena on July 24, 2016.
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The Columbus, Ohio electro-pop duo was back in San Diego after blowing out the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre nine months ago.
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The band’s intense live energy blew through the sold-out crowd.
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The group was formed in 2009 by vocalist/keyboardist Tyler Joseph and two former members, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih.
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The current main members are Joseph and drummer Josh Dun (pictured).
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They released two albums, “Twenty One Pilots” in 2009, and “Regional at Best” in 2011, before being signed to the Fueled By Ramen record label.
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The major radio breakthrough came on their 2013 album, “Vessel,” which contained the hits “Holding on to You” and “Car Radio.”
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On May 19, 2015, Twenty One Pilots released “Blurryface,” with the lead single “Fairly Local.”
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It also featured the hits “Tear in My Heart” and “Stressed Out” – which peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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The band won Top Rock Album for “Blurryface” at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year, and also Top Rock Artist.
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Just last month, the duo released the song “Heathens,” the first single from the “Suicide Squad” film soundtrack, with a music video to follow.
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Although they mix several styles and genres together, the group has labeled their genre as “schizophrenic pop” (also known as “schizoid pop”).
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Interesting fact: Joseph came up with the band name while studying “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller.
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The play is about a man who must decide what is best for his family after causing the death of 21 pilots during WWII because he knowingly sent them faulty parts for the good of his business.
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Joseph explained in an interview that the moral dilemma was the inspiration for the band’s moniker.
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On July 24, the band performed the following setlist: “Heavydirtysoul,” “Migraine,” “Hometown,” “Polarize,” “Heathens,” “We Don’t Believe What’s on TV,” “The Judge”…
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“Lane Boy”; “Ode to Sleep”; a medley featuring “The Pantaloon,” “Fall Away,” Johnny Boy,” “Forest,” “Addict with a Pen,” “March to the Sea,” and “Kitchen Sink” …
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Followed by: “Holding on to You,” “Twist and Shout,” “My Heart Will Go On” (Celine Dion cover), “Love Yourself” (Justin Bieber cover), “Jump Around” (House of Pain cover), “Ride”…
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“Stressed Out,” “Guns for Hands,” “Tear in My Heart,” and “Car Radio.”
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They came back out for one encore, consisting of “Goner” and “Trees.”
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