A couple of “Heathens” in Anaheim
Grammy award-winning artist, Twenty One Pilots, performed to a sold-out crowd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The band, who are currently in the midst of an 118-show worldwide tour, made its first stop to Southern California since Dec. 2015 during their previous tour, after successful stops in Europe and other cities around North America.
They are supporting their chart-topping Billboard number one album, Blurryface, which spawned the hit singles, “Stressed Out” (For which they took home the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” award at the Grammy’s), “Ride,” and “Tear in my Heart.”
The album was met with critical acclaim.
Thousands of people flooded the arena hours before the show, in an attempt to get an adequate and close-up view to one of the hottest acts in all of music at the moment.
“How we doin’, Anaheim!” Those were the choice words lead singer and frontman Joseph Taylor said to welcome the crowd at the start of the show.
As expected, the band performed hits from both of their studio albums, as well as the Grammy-nominated track, “Heathens,” which was recorded for the Suicide Squad movie soundtrack.
Recently turned fan and consistent concert-goer, Vania Hidalgo, said about the band, “they’re just really popular and everywhere right now, but their music is actually good so they don’t feel played-out or annoying.”
“I first heard their song ‘Heathens’ when I watched the Suicide Squad movie,” Hidalgo adds. “I must admit, however, that I didn’t start liking it until I kept hearing it on the radio. Once it hooked me, it hasn’t let go,” Hidalgo finishes with a laugh.
The band’s current tour, titled the “Emotional Roadshow World Tour,” is scheduled to conclude on April 8, 2017 in Perth, Australia.
Twenty One Pilots has certainly come along way, from having just four people in attendance in their early shows, to selling out arenas worldwide.
If they continue this impress form of run, then greatness truly awaits Twenty One Pilots.