Twenty One Pilots set for ‘confident’ 5th album

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Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph believes the duo’s fifth album will demonstrate more confidence in songwriting.

And he doesn’t feel under the same amount of strain he felt while writing for fourth album Blurryface, released last year.

They’ve just released a video for latest piece Heathens, which appears on the soundtrack for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.

Joseph tells AltPress: “I feel a greatest sense of freedom and less pressure. I felt a lot more pressure going from Vessel to Blurryface.”

He thinks the success of their last record means it’ll be easier to resist the arguments of industry execs who might want to impose “their formula.”

He adds: “I feel so much confidence that I can look at myself and say, ‘I know what we’re making is for a group of people out there that want to hear it.’ That’s all the confidence I need.”

But while the songwriting is set to improve, he says that he and bandmate Josh Dun will remain focused on the subject matters that have inspired them in the past.

“I’m not saying the songs will sound confident – I’m saying the song structures will,” Joseph reports, adding that his reason for writing remains “to say things that I felt I couldn’t say in a regular context.”

He continues: “I’m looking forward to what an even more confident Twenty One Pilots record sounds like.”

The outfit are partway through a world tour, which includes appearances at the UK’s Reading and Leeds festivals in August.

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Twenty One Pilots tour 2016-17

Jun 28: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, NC
Jun 29: Raleigh The Red Hat Amphitheater, NC
Jul 01: Orlando Amway Center, FL
Jul 02: Sunrise BB&T Center, FL
Jul 03: St Augustine Amphitheatre, FL
Jul 05: Spring Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Jul 06: Austin 360 Amphitheatre, TX
Jul 08: Allen Event Center, TX
Jul 09: Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater, OK
Jul 10: Kansas City Sprint Center, MO
Jul 12: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Jul 13: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Jul 15: Las Vegas The Joint, NV
Jul 16: Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena, UT
Jul 18: Seattle WAMU Theater, WA
Jul 19: Portland Moda Center, OR
Jul 21: Berkeley Greek Theatre, CA
Jul 22: Berkeley Greek Theatre, CA
Jul 23: Inglewood The Forum, CA
Jul 24: San Diego Viejas Arena, CA
Jul 26: Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, AX
Jul 28: Lincoln Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater , NE
Jul 29: Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN
Jul 30: Milwaukee BMO Harris Pavilion, WI
Jul 31: Indianapolis Bankers Field Fieldhouse, IN
Aug 02: St Louis Scottrade Center, MO
Aug 03: Rogers Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, AR
Aug 05: Orange Beach The Amphitheater at The Wharf, AL
Aug 06: Duluth Infinite Energy Center, GA
Aug 07: Nashville Ascend Amphitheater, TN
Aug 10: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Aug 11: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Aug 26-28: Reading Festival, UK
Aug 26-28: Leeds Festival, UK
Sep 30: Mexico City Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico
Oct 22: Moscow Stadium Live, Russia
Oct 23: St Petersburg A2, Russia
Oct 25: Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland
Oct 27: Stockholm Annexet, Sweden
Oct 29: Oslo Spektrum, Norwau
Oct 30: Copenhagen Falconer Salen, Denmark
Oct 31: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Nov 02: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Nov 03: Warsaw Torwar, Poland
Nov 04: Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
Nov 05: Vienna stadthalle, Austria
Nov 07: Milan Mediolanum, Italy
Nov 08: Munich Zenith, Germany
Nov 09: Dusseldorg Mitsubishi Electric, Germany
Nov 15: Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands
Nov 16: Brussels Forest Vorst, Belgium
Nov 17: Paris Le Zenith, France
Jan 17: Providence Dunkin Donuts Center, RI
Jan 18: Bridgeport Webster Bank Arena, CT
Jan 20: Brooklyn Barclays Center, NY
Jan 21: Newark Prudential Center, NJ
Jan 22: Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena,
Jan 24: ALlentown PPL Center, PA
Jan 25: Albany Times Center, NY
Jan 27: Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center, PA
Jan 28: Chicago United Center, IL
Jan 29: Moline iWireless Center, IL
Jan 31: Madison Alliant Energy Center, WI
Feb 01: Omaha CenturyLink Center, NE
Feb 03: Wichita Intrust Bank Arena, KS
Feb 04: Sioux Falls Premier Center, SD
Feb 07: Bozeman Brick Breeden, MT
Feb 08: Boise Taco Bell Arena, ID
Feb 10: San Jose SAP Center, CA
Feb 11: Sacramento SAP Center, CA
Feb 14: Fresno Save Mart Center, CA
Feb 15: Anaheim Honda Center, CA
Feb 18: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events, NV
Feb 19: Tucson Arena, AZ
Feb 21: Tulsa BOK Center, OK
Feb 22: Dallas American Airlines Center, TX
Feb 24: Birmingham BJCC Arena, AL
Feb 25: Greensboro Coliseum, NC
Feb 26: North Charleston Coliseum, NC
Feb 28: Tampa Amalie Arena,FL
Mar 02: New Orleans Smoothie King Center, LA
Mar 03: North Little Rock, AR
Mar 04: Memphis FedEx Forum, TN
Mar 05: Louisville KFC Yum Center, KY
Mar 24: Wellington TSB Bank Arena, New Zealand
Mar 25: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand
Mar 27: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
Mar 29: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia
Mar 31: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
Apr 01: Sydney Qudos Bank Arena, Australia
Apr 08: Perth Arena, Australia

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