On September 25th, Twenty One Pilots came to New York on their Quiet is Violent tour. Their loyal fans lined outside of Terminal 5, hours before doors opened. I managed to snake my way to the front of the GA pit, and witnessed the show front row.
Accompanied by opening acts, MisterWives and Vinyl Theatre, Twenty One Pilots put on a wild show.
The duo’s insightful, lifting lyrics are crooned by the lead singer, Tyler Joseph. The drummer, Joshua Dun, entertains the crowd with his backflips and hardcore drumming. Their piano driven songs allow Tyler to showcase his varying musicality, not to mention his hypnotizing ukelele to entertain the crowd.
At one point in the show, the duo had put their faith in their fans, enough to hold them up on a mini stage in the middle of the pit.
Their shows are known for being energetic throughout, and they certainly proved it. The crowd never stopped singing along, and the duo continued to belt out their distinctive fusion of piano-driven pop. It was purely electrifying.
Twenty One Pilots is a duo formed in 2009, labeled as “schizophrenic pop”.