Chances are, if you’re a big Twenty One Pilots fan and you happen to live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’re probably heading to their show in two days, unless you didn’t buy tickets in time since its sold out. As of now, the band has not yet completed their Blurryface tour which started earlier this year right here in Washington DC. This is why it took many by surprise when a second tour was announced earlier today.
Titled the “Emotional Roadshow,” the tour will consist of 40 stops all across the US starting in May and ending in August. Noticeably missing from the list however, is a hometown show. Traditionally, every tour the band has gone on has featured a stop in Columbus, Ohio. Some have pointed out that since the hometown show is always a special event, it could be announced separately at a later date.
For fans in the DMV area, the closest stop for this tour will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 A.M. this Friday and are priced at $40 – $55. Unlike the other stops, the Merriweather show has not yet revealed pre sale information. For the majority of the other venues, the pre sale code “EMOTIONAL” can grant you early access to tickets. Instead, to learn more about the pre sale, one must sign up for the 930 club mailing list.
Many fans have pointed out that the venues on this tour are much larger than those of previous tours as well. This can only indicate just how popular the band has become. In the past, Twenty One Pilots’ venue of choice in the DMV area was Echostage, which holds 6,000 people. After selling out two shows at Echostage earlier this year, the choice to move to Merriweather, which can hold close to 20,000 people, seems quite obvious.
Not everyone is happy with the change it seems. The famous Blurryface twitter account posted this in response to the announcement:
THESE VEN UES RWAY TOOBIG THEY WILLNEVR S ELL ENOUGHTICKETS pic.twitter.com/UsFA7v7c48
— BLURRYFACE (@blurryface) October 26, 2015
A full list of shows can be found here (just scroll down past the Blurryface tour dates).