Witness the meteoric rise of one of the most popular bands on the planet during the show of Twenty One Pilots at the Quebec City Summer Festival on July 7th, 2019.
Twenty One Pilot at the Quebec City Summer Festival is a HUGE take on the management of 3E Event, the parent company of the biggest music festival in Canada. The duo of guitarist and singer Tyler Joseph and percussionist Josh Dun already has two singles with more than a billion views on Youtube, Stressed Out and Heathens. The latter is also part of the soundtrack of comic book giant DC’s Suicide Squad superhero movie. But it’s the former one that made them known to the world in 2016, winning the Grammy Award for the best pop duo/group performance.
Calling as much hip-hop as alternative rock fans, the sound of the band varies between rap rock and indie Rock and includes refrains that everyone will recognize including those of Ride, Jumpsuit and Car Radio and Tear in My Heart, in addition to the two mega-hits cited earlier. The vast majority of songs are written and composed by Joseph, who draws from a wide variety of musical influences from reggae to hard-rock to rap and hip hop.
In response to his critics who claimed that the style of Twenty One Pilots is so varied because the band is trying to be “all things to everyone”, Joseph retorts “I’m not trying to be. I am what I want to be for myself »
It was in 2009 that Tyler Joseph formed Twenty One Pilots in the city of Columbus, Ohio with his childhood friend and guitarist Nick Thomas and a percussionist named Chris Salih. It is in Salih’s studio that he concocted in the basement of his home, where the 3 members of the group resided at the time that the first album is recorded. The album achieved some local success and allowed them to undertake a state-wide tour.
In May 2011, Salih leaves the group and is followed a month later by Thomas, who wants to focus on his studies since he does not really see a future in the project despite Joseph’s obvious talent. That’s when percussionist Josh Dun is introduced to Joseph through Salih, his co-worker at a music store. After launching a second album called Regional at Best, which does nothing to increase the popularity of the duo, it is in 2013 with their third album Vessels that they finally attract the attention of critics with titles like Holding On to You, Car Radio and House of Gold.
Then, in 2015 Joseph and Dunn reaches the peak of their popularity, which continues to grow in fact, with the worldwide success and ear worm Stressed out.
Their most recent studio album, released in 2018 is called Trench and includes the singles Jumpsuit, Nico and the Niners and Chlorine, and ranks 4th in the prestigious Billboard chart of the 25 best rock albums of 2018.
Interestingly, the band’s name is inspired by an Arthur Miller play, All My Sons, about the life of a man responsible for the deaths of 21 aircraft pilots during the Second World War because of defective parts that he supplied to the American army.
It will be a group at the peak of his art that will land in Quebec City on July 7, while concert fomr Twenty One Pilots at the Quebec City Summer Festival will be presented on the Bell stage of the Plains of Abraham.