Twenty One Pilots’ Tribute To Christina Grimmie, Change ‘Stressed Out’ Lyrics To Complain About Mainstream Success

Twenty One Pilots, the American music duo best known for their hit song “Stressed Out,” are one of a number of artists who have dedicated songs to Christina Grimmie following her shocking death on Friday. Alternative Press reports that the former The Voice contestant, who was only 22-years-old at the time of her death, was a big fan of Twenty One Pilots’ song “Doubt,” and had previously covered the song during one of her own shows.

Watch Christina Grimley’s version of Twenty One Pilots’ “Doubt” here.

Now watch Twenty One Pilots’ tribute to the late singer here.

In other news, Twenty One Pilots recently announced their latest tour dates. According to Billboard, Twenty One Pilots members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun announced 57 tour dates for the Emotional Roadshow Tour.

The tour is set to kick off after an isolated Mexico City date on September 30. The tour kicks into gear on October 22 in Moscow, and will see the duo traverse through Europe, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand through early April 2017. The tour has an official final location in Australia, with five Australian tour dates on March 27, 2017, at the Brisbane Entertainment Center; March 29, 2017, at the Adelaide Entertainment Center; March 31, 2017, at the Rod Laver Arena; April 1, 2017, at the Qudos Bank Arena; and April 8, 2017, at the Perth Arena. Tickets officially went on sale on May 13, 2016.

The upcoming tour will be expected to have sold out dates. Twenty One Pilots had recently wrapped up their Groovin The Moo tour last month, and they sold out Australian shows in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, according to the Music.

Accolades have been coming hard and fast for Twenty One Pilots thanks to their full-length fourth album, Blurryface, and in particular for their smash hit, “Stressed Out.” Twenty One Pilots has recently received well-deserved nominations for Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, and Top Rock Song in the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22, and came away with the award for Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Album, according to Billboard.

According to MTV, Twenty One Pilots has managed to accomplish a lot within their four years in the mainstream music scene.

It has been four years since the band released their debut single, “Holding On To You.” Right now, “Stressed Out” is still smashing through the charts and playing on the airwaves as one of the most requested songs on various radio stations.

But for some strange reason, Twenty One Pilots don’t seem to be reacting well to the massive and ever-growing popularity of their hit song “Stressed Out.” According to Fuse, Tyler Joseph changed some of the lyrics to the hit song during a recent concert in Cleveland, Ohio, to provide some commentary as to the popularity of their song. In their opinion, their hit song is “overplayed” and “overstayed.”

The new lyrics were as follows.

“I wish I wrote a different song no one’s ever heard. I wish my mom would just admit she’s sick of every word. Overplayed, overstayed, it was a smash hit. Funny how overplayed songs sound like cr*p. I was told our true fans don’t like this song. But I hope they sing along. I hope they sing along.”

Watch a video of the new lyrics below.

Fans have criticized the new lyrics, wondering why Twenty One Pilots would be complaining about the song that brought them mainstream success and reached the No. 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100.

Twenty One Pilots have managed to pull off some stunts that other music groups wouldn’t have been able to get away with, including featuring ballerinas with skull faces in their debut music video, and featuring unusual instruments in their songs, notably the ukulele. In fact, the ukulele is so near and dear to the band that Tyler keeps one with him all the time – even in his own car.

Twenty One Pilots also successfully managed to merge a little bit of hip-hop, a little bit of screamo, and that famous ukulele into their songs. The duo manages to thrive so well because they are actually best friends, and their genuine friendship is plain for all to see whether they are on tour, on stage, or behind the scenes.

Twenty One Pilots also share a mutual liking for pop punk band Blink 182. The duo also manages to bring entertainment to another level when Josh drums on top of the audience or when they backflip off the piano. Whether they play in front of a small crowd or at a sold out show, even their critics would admit that they always give it their best.

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