21 Pilots to headline Colours of Ostrava Festival 2022

Defying genre, subverting convention, smashing records, and redefining the sound of a generation, GRAMMY® Award-winning TWENTY ONE PILOTS quietly emerged as one of the most successful bands of the 21st century and a perennial game-changer. After billions of streams and dozens of multiplatinum and gold certifications around the world, the history-making Columbus, OH duo – Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, ascended to a creative and critical high watermark on their 2018 fifth full-length album, TRENCH.  Among a collection of anthems, it spawned three gold singles: “Chlorine,” “Nico and the Niners,” and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Jumpsuit,” which stood out as “the decade’s fastest rising song to reach #1 on Billboard’s ‘Alternative Songs’ Chart.” Following a show-stopping performance at the American Music Awards, the album graced spots on coveted year-end lists by Billboard, iHeartRadio, KERRANG!, Alternative Press, and Rock Sound—who placed it at #1.

To support TRENCH, TWENTY ONE PILOTS launched the Banditø Tour, selling out arenas across the world, headlining global festivals, and moving 1 million-plus tickets. In 2020, they introduced a new era with the gold-selling smash “Level of Concern.” After breaking into the Top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and capturing #1 on Alternative Radio for 12 consecutive weeks, the song set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ for “the longest music video” with the groundbreaking regenerative visual consisting of content from 16,000-plus user submissions drawn into the video real-time live on YouTube. Not to mention, they also garnered “Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock” at the American Music Awards. Everything just bulldozed a path for their anxiously awaited new full-length, Scaled And Icy, arriving in 2021.

Formed in 2009, the guys grinded towards this moment following the mainstream breakout of 2015’s BLURRYFACE. Certified quadruple-platinum in the U.S., it sold seven million copies worldwide, arrived as “the first album ever to have every one of its songs certified (at least) Gold,” and garnered the band a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for the Diamond certified “Stressed Out.” The latter also established Twenty One Pilots as “the very first rock act to reach a billion streams on Spotify with one song.”

As they continue to surprise audiences and connect with fans everywhere, TWENTY ONE PILOTS embody the future with every move.