Twenty One Pilots performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on October 5th, 2015 as part of their Blurryface tour. The auditorium was sold out, and all of the seats were filled with excited fans.
As a Twenty One Pilots fan, I will say that the concert took me through the most intense, emotional, and exciting night of my life. Generally speaking, the concert was just downright entertaining. The two performers from Ohio gave an outstanding performance, and I personally recommend anyone to see them, even if you’re not a fan. You will be one after just one show.
The dynamic duo chose a fairly new band from San Francisco, Finish Ticket, and the popular group Echosmith to open for their main show. The crowd really enjoyed the opening acts, and the energy just kept building. Once Echosmith finished, the anxiousness kicked in for TØP. The theater was filled with excited screams, and then… there they were.
The duo opened with ‘Heavydirtysoul’, the first track on Blurryface, to get the crowd pumped up. They didn’t even have to try too hard, because the energy was intense before they set foot onstage. The setlist went through Blurryface and Vessel songs, as well as a cover of ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love.’ There were many exciting moments onstage, such as when two people in hazmat suits came out to dance during ‘Lane Boy’ and in the middle of ‘Car Radio,’ Tyler rushed up to the balcony to climb and finish out the song.
(Photo taken by Nashville Music Life)
Tyler Joseph is known as a “bean”, and that showed when he continuously smiled during his performance of ‘Tear In My Heart,’ an ode to his wife, Jenna Joseph. Jenna was in the crowd, and he asked the audience to sing as loud as they could for her. Josh Dun, the drummer, showcased his drum skills during a few drum solos, and you could feel the pounding of the beat in each song.
To close out the show, Josh and Tyler performed ‘Trees,’ a Vessel song, and the crowd was wild. The song started out slow, and then gradually built up to an intense pop sound, and everyone was jumping up and down. Tyler made his way into the crowd to set up his individual drum (that the front crowd held up themselves), poured water onto the drum, and began drumming along with Josh’s beats. Unfortunately, the Ryman Auditorium wouldn’t allow the boys to use their usual confetti during this portion, but the finale was still awesome.
(Photo taken by @nataliephilips on Instagram)
After it was all said and done, Josh and Tyler took the time to embrace the night’s show. The boys took a final bow, and Tyler bid us goodbye with his usual closing statement: “We’re Twenty One Pilots, and so are you.”