21 Facts About Twenty One Pilots
Read 21 Facts about twenty one pilots:
- All members, past and present of Twenty One Pilots are from Columbus, Ohio. Friends from the beginning they created the unique sound that has drawn so many fans to them and blazing rise to the tops of the charts.
- They were started in 2009 by Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih. The trio garnered notice from the public from the start, but changes in their line up brought about a new invigorating product that the public and record companies were hungry for.
- Thomas and Salih left the group in 2011, as they didn’t have time to commit to the band. They were replaced by drummer Josh Dun later that year.
- They started as a self-releasing band of their songs but got the attention of about a dozen top record labels during a sold out performance at the Columbus’ Newport Music Hall in November 2011.
- They’re signed by Fueled by Ramen, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records since 2012. Other then TOP, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! At The Disco are also signed to Fueled By Ramen.
- Twenty One Pilots didn’t have a major hit until their fourth album, Blurryface in May of 2015. Their first single from the album is called ‘Fairly Local’.
- They’re the first alternative group to have two top ten singles run concurrently in the US in 2015, ‘Stressed Out’ and ‘Ride’ from the album Blurryface from the same year.
- They performed the song ‘Heathens’ for the 2016 blockbuster anti-superhero flick, Suicide Squad.
- Their band name comes from the play, All My Sons by Arthur Miller. The play focuses on a man who is responsible for the deaths of 21 pilots whose planes had faulty parts he’d sold.
- In 2011, drummer Josh Dun signed on with Twenty One Pilots, after being the live drummer for the band ‘House of Heroes’.
- Their second album, Regional At Best was released as a free CD at the New Albany High School in Columbus, Ohio in 2011.
- The band actually once gave away two free unreleased songs in 2011 via their websites newsletter. The songs are ‘House of Gold’ and ‘Two’.
- The band actually worked with Greg Wells, the producer of such superstar artists like Katy Perry and AdeleSponsored Link