When it comes to bands with albums that are dominating streaming services, who do you think the biggest numbers belong to? A cursory look at the data isn’t so shocking. “High Hopes”, Panic! At The Disco’s biggest single to date, has racked up almost 600 million streams, while some of the biggest tracks in modern rock of the last 20 years are up there, as well. Linkin Park’s “In The End” is almost at the 600 million Spotify stream milestone as well, and Disturbed’s “Down With The Sickness” is at 275 million Spotify streams. These numbers aren’t really that much of a surprise.
In the span of 5 years, Twenty One Pilots became one of music’s biggest success stories – going from 250 cap venues, to selling out Madison Square Garden. This kind of success really shouldn’t be that surprising, considering the careful strategy the band played out. You didn’t hear 21P songs on the radio until recently at all, but you sure heard about the band opening up festivals and selling out shows wherever they went. Signing to Fueled By Ramen was also huge for the band.
That time has come and gone. They’re one of music’s arena-filling attractions now. The band released a video for their hit song “Heavydirtysoul”, which you can find below. It’s off 2015’s massively popular Blurryface album.
Twenty One Pilots are currently on their Emotional Roadshow Tour in the UK and U.S. but they’ve just announced new dates for the year of 2017. Tickets are going to be on sale Friday, May 13th of 2016. If you’re a fan of drummer Josh Dunn and vocalist Tyler Joseph then you’ll be totally stoked to hear about this. The band has experienced a meteoric rise in the last year, going from playing in the middle of festivals to headlining them – and playing headlining arena shows as well. A lot of this is due to the obvious success of last year’s Blurryface album.