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The Definitive List Of Everything Twenty One Pilots Achieved In The ‘Blurryface’ Era

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Rock Sound 17 May 2019 at 13.56

With 'Blurryface', Twenty One Pilots achieved a lot. Like, an awful lot. So we put together the definitive list of everything Tyler and Josh got up to between 2015 and the hiatus.

Okay so. Today marks four years since the release of Twenty One Pilots' huge album 'Blurryface'. It only seems right to honour the album with a comprehensive list of absolutely everything that happened during the album cycle.

*takes deep breath*

MARCH 16 - Twenty One Pilots announce new album 'Blurryface' and release a video for 'Fairly Local'.

APRIL 05 - Another new song and video, this time it's 'Tear In My Heart'.

MAY 14 - The band plays London's Boston Music Room and the whole thing rules. Check out our photos here.

MAY 17 -'Blurryface' is released worldwide.

MAY 27 - The album hits #1 in the US.

JUNE 03 - Artwork designer Brandon Rike explains the thinking behind the 'Blurryface' art, saying, "My goal, at least for this special album, was to create something with multiple layers of meaning as a love letter to such a dedicated fan base."

JUNE 18 - Tyler and Josh are announced for their first ever Rock Sound magazine cover.

JULY 05 - Tyler reveals he yells "JOSH DUN" in 'The Judge'. The Clique lets out a collective, "Ohhhh!"

JULY 20 - The 'Lane Boy' video drops.

AUGUST 02 - Tyler and Josh play Lollapalooza. It rules.

AUGUST 30 - The band plays a medley of 'Heavydirtysoul', 'm$' and 'LSD' with A$AP Rocky at the VMAs.

OCTOBER 05 - Josh gets 'nana'd.

OCTOBER 25 - Twenty One Pilots play the MTV EMAs, soundcheck 'Tear In My Heart'.

OCTOBER 30 - #TOPdebate happens. And it's glorious.

NOVEMBER - Tyler and Josh hit the UK for a big, big UK tour. Check out photos.

DECEMBER 18 - The band releases a live video for 'Heavydirtysoul'.

JANUARY 19 - TTwenty One Pilots are named one of the top five artists in the world.

FEBRUARY 01 - Twenty One Pilots grace their second Rock Sound cover.

FEBRUARY 19 - Tyler and Josh launch a handshake competition. Yeah, really.

FEBRUARY - The band play an even bigger UK/EU tour, including this HUGE London Brixton Academy show.

APRIL 19 - They release another live video - this time for the studio version of 'Heavydirtysoul'.

MAY 08 - Twenty One Pilots announce their EMØTIØNAL RØADSHOW World Tour.

MAY 22 - The band wins Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Album at the Billboard Awards.

MAY 25 - Tyler and Josh cause an actual earthquake at a show. Sort of.

JUNE 01 - They cover Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' at a show.

JUNE 02 - 'Blurryface' goes gold in the UK.


So, #Blurryface went gold in the UK �� �� @joshuadun @tylerrjoseph #twentyonepilots

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JUNE 16 - The band announce that new song 'Heathens' will feature on the Suicide Squad soundtrack.

JUNE 21 - The 'Heathens' video drops.

JULY 19 - They release another live video, this time for 'Ride'.

AUGUST 08 - It's announced that the band have covered 'Cancer' for 'Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade'.

AUGUST 08 - Tyler writes an open letter to Twenty One Pilots fans, saying, "I love to brag about you."


i will never forget this tour. the first installment of the emøtiønal røadshow will forever be a part of who i am as an artist, a friend, a performer, a fan. you guys know how to put on a show. so if you watched from a distance, checked in online or helped hold us up in the pit: thank you. because we are "famous" now we have to do all kinds of interviews with random people but the thing that those people always ask us about is you guys. it's my favorite type of question because i love to brag about you. i know i may have been distant online recently but i can only take that kind of break to focus on doing shows because i know you guys always hold it down, keep the fire burning, keep tending to that flame. if you guys continue to look out for each other, support each other's art, and stay together you'll be unstoppable. and the distance is just a season. more shows to come, more songs to write. only for you guys. |-/

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AUGUST - The band play two nights at Madison Square Garden.

AUGUST 26 - Twenty One Pilots play Reading Festival.

AUGUST 29 - 'Heathens' wins Best Rock Video at the VMAs.

SEPTEMBER 13 - Twenty One Pilots' cover of My Chemical Romance's 'Cancer' drops online.

SEPTEMBER 23 - The 'Cancer' cover hits the charts.

OCTOBER 08 - Tyler and Josh make their Saturday Night Live debut.

NOVEMBER 07 - Tyler and Josh grace their own separate Rock Sound magazine covers.

NOVEMBER 09 - The band announce their 'Blurryface Live' live album.

NOVEMBER - The EMØTIØNAL RØADSHOW World Tour hits the UK. Spoiler: it's brilliant.

NOVEMBER 25 - 'Blurryface Live' is released.

DECEMBER 09 - They're crowned the Top Rock Artist Of 2016.

DECEMBER 19 - The band releases 'The Mutemath Sessions' - a collection of five songs reworked with Mutemath.

JANUARY 04 - Tyler and Josh are named in Forbes' '30 Under 30' list, "the most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S."

JANUARY 17 - They play 'Cancer' live for the first time ever.

FEBRUARY 03 - The @blurryface account starts tweeting again.

FEBRUARY 03 - The 'Heavydirtysoul' video is released.

FEBRUARY 12 - Tyler and Josh win a Grammy, with 'Stressed Out' getting the nod for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance.

And as if you could forget, they accept the award in their underwear.

MARCH 12 - 'Blurryface' goes triple platinum in the US.

MARCH 16 - 'We Don't Believe What's On TV' features on the new Power Rangers movie soundtrack.

MARCH - The band announces the end of the 'Blurryface' cycle in the form of the Tour De Columbus.

APRIL 10 - They're nominated for 17 (seventeen) Billboard Awards.

APRIL 20 - 'Blurryface' goes platinum in the UK.

JUNE 16 - Tyler and Josh are named part of The Rock Sound 50.

JUNE 17 - Tyler brings his dad out onstage at Firefly Fest in celebration of Fathers' Day.

JUNE 23 - The 'Stressed Out' video passes ONE BILLION views.

JUNE 23 - The band hosts ARTOPIA - an exhibition showcasing Clique art.

JUNE 25 - Twenty One Pilots play their final Tour De Columbus show at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

JUNE 26 - The 'Blurryface' era ends.

And everything went dark for a year. 

What a band. What an album. What an era. 


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