The kids? They like Twenty One Pilots.
I’m basing this brilliantly thought-out opinion largely on the fact my good friend’s two teenage sons are passionate about the increasingly popular pop-rock duo out of Columbus composed of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun.
I don’t think I’m far off, though, considering Live Nation recently announced Twenty One Pilots will headline a show at Cleveland’s largest indoor venue, Quicken Loans Arena, in the fall. I can assume only that my buddy’s kids are already begging Dad to try to score some tickets for the gig, set for Oct. 23, when they go on sale at 10 a.m. July 20.
I’m streaming some Twenty One Pilots as I write this, and — as has been the case when I’ve tried to get into them in the past — I just don’t get it. Oh, there’s nothing wrong with their music — it’s completely inoffensive — but I find it completely uninteresting. It certainly does sound like it’s for a younger generation. (And, of course, we — and I mainly mean “I” — should remember that with each passing day, I’m older and less relevant.)
Twenty One Pilots has done just fine without my support. As the news release from Live Nation about the show points out, the duo’s Grammy Award-winning 2015 album, “Blurryface,” has sold more than 6.5 million copies around the globe.
The Cleveland gig — part of the act’s “Bandito Tour” — will come shortly after the release of the follow-up to “Blurryface,” “Trench,” coming out Oct. 5.
Twenty One Pilots has released a pair of tracks from “Trench” — “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners.” Here’s the music video for the former.
If you’re interested in tickets, here’s a place to start.
Mark Meszoros, a proud Ohioan, wishes Twenty One Pilots the best in all future endeavors. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros. Image credit: Live Nation.