Las Vegas, NV (May 9, 2016) – Fueled By Ramen recording group Twenty One Pilots has announced details of their upcoming world tour. The second leg of the “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” tour will hit Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, February 18. Tickets will go on sale around the world beginning Friday, May 13th – for complete details and ticket information, please visit www.twentyonepilots.com/tour.
“Ride,” the latest hit from the RIAA platinum certified blockbuster “BLURRYFACE,” spent six consecutive weeks atop the charts at Modern Rock radio outlets nationwide – the band’s second #1 single at the format this year. What’s more, “Ride” is rising quickly at Top 40 radio with its companion music video – directed by longtime collaborator Reel Bear Media – garnering over 40 million views via Twenty One Pilots’ official YouTube channel.
The success of “Ride” follows Twenty One Pilots’ RIAA 2x platinum certified smash, “Stressed Out,” which spent three months at #1 at Modern Rock while also topping the charts at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC. The track – which recently received the iHeartRadio Music Award for “Alternative Rock Song of the Year” – has proven a true multi-format phenomenon, reaching #2 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” while ascending to the pinnacle position at CHR/Top 40, Hot AC, and Alternative.
Twenty One Pilots – who only just returned home from show stopping performances at Lolla South America in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina – have received a number of major awards nominations in recent weeks, including four nods for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards: “Top Duo/Group,” “Top Rock Artist,” “Top Rock Album (for “BLURRYFACE”),” and “Top Rock Song” (for “Stressed Out”). The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be presented Sunday, May 22nd at Las Vegas, NV’s T-Mobile Arena and broadcast live on ABC (check local listings).
“BLURRYFACE” – which also includes the RIAA gold certified single, “Tear In My Heart” – made a stunning chart debut upon its 2015 release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1 with total sales exceeding 147,000. The album further served as the duo’s international breakthrough, reaching the top 5 in Canada as well as the top 20 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph stands as the #1 songwriter in the first quarter of 2016 on the strength “Stressed Out,” besting veteran writers with multiple hits to their name, while “Stressed Out” became the first song penned by a single writer to top the Pop charts in nearly two years. “BLURRYFACE” follows Twenty One Pilots’ 2013 Fueled By Ramen debut album, “VESSEL,” certified gold by the RIAA and boasting a trio of gold certified hit singles in “Holding On To You,” “Car Radio” and “House of Gold.”
Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. online at www.axs.com.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. AEG Live’s global touring divisions of Concerts West, Atlanta Worldwide Touring, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts, Marshall Arts USA, Goldenvoice Touring and AEG Live New York, London, South America and Asia consistently promote and produce top 10 international tours. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld; is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross, The Judds and John Fogerty. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
About the Mandalay Bay Events Center
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year and the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction.
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