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MTV Artist to watch Presents: Twenty One Pilots "Trip for Concerts Spring 2013"
February 20 2013

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH PRESENTS twenty one pilots
âTRIP FOR CONCERTS SPRING 2013â TOUR
ACCLAIMED DUO UNVEIL WIDE RANGE OF LIVE DATES,
INCLUDING MAJOR HOMETOWN SHOW SET FOR COLUMBUS, OHIOâS LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES PAVILION â OUTDOORS;
TREK INCLUDES APPEARANCES AT SXSW, BONNAROO 2013, AND BUNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL;
LABEL DEBUT, âVESSEL,â AVAILABLE NOW


Fueled By Ramen recording group and MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots have announced details of a major headlining run deemed the âTrip For Concerts Spring 2013â tour, presented by MTV Artist to Watch. The epic trek â which celebrates the bandâs recently released label debut, âVESSELâ â expands upon their currently underway tour schedule and kicks off on March 17th at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, AL. In addition, New Politics and FIVE KNIVES are on-board for the tour.
Furthermore, twenty one pilots â that is, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun â have slated a major hometown headline date at Columbus, Ohioâs Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Outdoors, scheduled for April 26th. The show marks the duoâs third time headlining the LC, having sold out the venue on two previous occasions. As if that werenât enough, twenty one pilots also plan to steal the show at an array of upcoming festivals, including Austin, Texasâ annual South By Southwest (SXSW®) Music and Media Conference, scheduled for March 12th â 17th, the 4th annual Hangout Music Festival (May 17th â 19th), Bonnaroo 2013 (set for June 13th-16th), Firefly Music Festival (June 21st) and Cincinnatiâs Bunbury Music Festival (July 13th). For details and ticket information, please see http://twentyonepilots.com/tour.
âHolding On To You,â the first single from âVESSEL,â is quickly shaping up as twenty one pilotsâ national breakthrough. The track is currently ascending the airplay rankings at Alternative radio outlets across the country, while its companion video clip is now in rotation at MTV, MTV Hits, and mtvU. Whatâs more, âHolding On To Youâ is rapidly approaching 1 million individual views at Fueled By Ramenâs official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktBMxkLUIwY. Finally, a music video for âGuns For Hands,â a longtime fan favorite, recently had its YouTube world premiere and has already earned almost 500,000 views at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmv8aQKO6k0.
twenty one pilots is already among the yearâs most celebrated new bands, having been named one of MTVâs Artist to Watch, a new pro-artist and music discovery initiative and campaign across all of MTVâs television channels, websites and social networks.
âVESSELâ sees twenty one pilots expanding upon the distinctive fusion of piano-driven indie-rocktronica, ably supported in the studio with superstar producer Greg Wells (Weezer, Aerosmith, Adele, Katy Perry) behind the board. Songs like âHolding On To Youâ prompted Billboard to hail the duoâs âwind-up-toy of a singleâ as irresistible âsaccharine punk rap.â
The new album follows last yearâs Fueled By Ramen debut EP, âthree songs,â which featured an exclusive new track alongside revisited versions of songs from 2011âs self-released, âREGIONAL AT BEST.â
Known for their irrepressible on-stage energy, twenty one pilots has also built an avid international national following with their joyous live performances. In addition to innumerable headline shows and tours (including upcoming dates in such far-flung locales as Japan and the Republic of Korea), the band has shared stages with such like-minded artists as Grouplove, Neon Trees, and Jackâs Mannequin.
For more information, please visit www.twentyonepilots.com, www.twentyonepilots.mtv.com, www.facebook.com/twentyonepilots, www.twitter.com/twentyonepilots, and www.youtube.com/user/twentyonepilots.
(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)


twenty one pilots
On Tour 2013
âTRIP FOR CONCERTS SPRING 2013â PRESENTED BY MTV ARTIST TO WATCH *


FEBRUARY
20 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
22 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room

27 Osaka, JP Big Cat
28 Tokyo, JP Liquid Room

MARCH
1 Seoul, KR Walkerhill Theatre
6 San Diego, CA The Irenic
7 Mesa, AZ The Nile Theater
8 Tucson, AZ The Rock
12 Austin, TX SXSW
13 Austin, TX SXSW
14 Austin, TX SXSW
17 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre*
19 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club*
20 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater*
21 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits*
22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room*
23 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre*
26 London, UK Barfly

APRIL
4 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge*
5 Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/Weasler Auditorium (Free)*
6 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot*
8 Wilkes Barre, PA Wilkes University / Kirby Center
9 Kalamazoo, MI Western Michigan University/Miller Auditorium
11 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club*
12 Madison, WI Majestic Live*
13 Adrian, MI Adrian College/Merrilat Sports & Fitness Center
15 Columbia, MO The Blue Note*
16 Jonesboro, AR Arkansas State University Convocation Center
18 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter*
20 Richmond, VA WRXL Radio Show
26 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion â Outdoors*

MAY
5 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall*
6 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club*
8 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
9 Burlington, VT Higher Ground*
10 Hartford, CT Webster Underground*
11 Washington, DC Sweet Life Fest
12 Philadelphia, PA WRFF Radio Show
14 Norfolk, VA Norva*
15 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend*
17-19 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival

JUNE
13-16 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
21 Dover, DE Firefly Festival

JULY
13 Cincinatti, OH Bunbury Music Festival

www.twentyonepilots.com/tour