Tyler Joseph On The Pressure Of Twenty One Pilots Headlining Festivals

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Twenty One Pilots frontman Tyler Joseph recently spoke to NME for an interview and revealed his thoughts on feeling under the pressure of being the headliners at festivals.

Formed in 2009, Twenty One Pilots consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They’re best known for their hit singles ‘Stressed Out,’ ‘Ride,’ and ‘Heathens.’ Their 2015 album ‘Blurryface,’ which spawned these singles out, became a breakthrough after its release. Since then, Twenty One Pilots is still in the spotlight in the scene.

Joseph and Dun released their sixth studio album ‘Scaled And Icy’ on May 21, 2021, along with the music video of the lead single ‘Shy Away.’ Coinciding with the album’s release, the Pilots also made a live concert stream, including exclusive live performances of songs appearing on their latest record.

On June 16, 2021, the band announced the Takeover Tour. The tour began in September 2021 in Denver, Colorado, with the artists Half Alive, Arrested Youth, and Jay Joseph opening for them for the US leg. Apart from the Takeover Tour, the Pilots will embark on their The Icy Tour as the second leg in August 2022.

Speaking to NME, Tyler Joseph recently discussed whether they feel comfortable headlining festivals. Joseph said they feel under pressure to represent the other bands as the closing act, and they like this kind of pressure. Moreover, the singer added they feel honored and confident for being the headliners and are excited to take to the stage.

During the conversation, Tyler Joseph said:

“We like the added pressure. We do feel like whether or not the other bands of the day look at us that way, and there’s almost a responsibility to represent them as the closing act. You know, you justify yourself being there because we know that it’s an honor. But at the same time, you tandem with just confidence and knowing that you belong in that spot. You also have to take on that understanding to have the guts to get up on that stage. So, we’re excited.”

You can watch the interview below.