Here we go! TWENTY ONE PILOTS, one of the most important bands of this decade, are the first headliner of Colours of Ostrava 2020.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS are an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist Tyler Joseph along with Nick Thomas and Chris Salih, both of whom left in 2011. Since their departure, the line-up has consisted of Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. The duo is best known for the singles “Stressed Out”, “Ride”, and “Heathens”. The group received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
In April 2018, a cryptic message was uncovered on the band’s web store, which revealed a website. Fans began using clues and found other sections of this site, hinting at the possibility of the band’s return. There were multiple images uploaded to the website, including letters from a character named “Clancy”. In July 2018, TWENTY ONE PILOTS broke their year-long silence, first sending a cryptic email to fans and later posting a video to all social media platforms and updating their logo and branding. Tyler Joseph made his first media appearance in over a year for an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 from his own home studio in Columbus, Ohio, in which he spoke about the band’s year long hiatus, creating the new album, and battling against personal demons and insecurities.