Twenty One Pilots
Here to celebrate the release of their new album, Trench, Twenty One Pilots left fans ecstatically overwhelmed at the Entertainment Centre for Adelaide’s leg of The Bandito Tour on Monday night.
The musical duo from Ohio, consisting of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, made sure to pull every stunt they possibly could throughout the concert. Using a creatively designed, industrial-style stage as a parkour playground (flaming wrecked car included) the performance featured backflips off a piano, running to the other side of the room to sing on top of a tall tower, and finally, performing – drum kit and all – while being held up by the hands of the crowd.
Showcasing the new album, Twenty One Pilots blew the audience away with fresh hits such as Jumpsuit, Nico and the Niners and Pet Cheetah, while making sure to deliver classics from their smash album Blurryface (2015). Favourites such as Stressed Out, Ride, Heathens and We Don’t Believe Whats on TV, had their mostly teenage crowd screaming the words until they had lost their voices.
Known (and admired) for sounding more like a slam poet than a rapper, Tyler Joseph gave an emotionally raw and honest performance, invoking more than a few tears from their passionately loyal fans. Ensuring to communicate with the crowd as much as possible between songs, Joseph managed to make a giant room in the Entertainment Centre seem like an intimate hangout among old friends, making sure to tell Adelaide over and over just how much he loved them.
This concert exceeded expectations and entertained a captivated audience from start to finish. Twenty One Pilots delivered theatrics, passion and fun, making a spectacular show seem effortless and natural. These guys truly belong on stage and it definitely will not be the last time I see them.
Review by Christie Thompson