Jon Bellion will be joining Twenty One Pilots for the North American portion of their “Emotional Roadshow World Tour,” according to an announcement via Twitter by Twenty One Pilots.
— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) September 9, 2016
Bellion seemed equally as excited to be a part of the Twenty One Pilots action.
Excited to announce that I will be with @twentyonepilots on their upcoming Emotional Roadshow US tour.
— Jon Bellion (@jonbellion) September 9, 2016
Bellion will begin his tenure with the duo at the January 17 show in Providence, Rhode Island, and perform 33 shows, wrapping it up March 5 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jon’s inclusion in the Twenty One Pilots live shows could be the dream musical pairing of 2017. Bellion’s debut album, The Human Condition, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard charts. Twenty One Pilots has been experiencing overwhelming success on the Billboard charts as well, recently accomplishing a feat only the Beatles and Elvis Presley had previously accomplished by having two singles in the Top 5 at the same time according to Forbes.
Naturally since both Jon Bellion and Twenty One Pilots are highly successful on the charts and both acts have been praised for their unique sounds, the pairing of the two seemed like a logical match up. But is Bellion stage ready enough to keep up with a band whose stage show has already been getting plenty of attention?
While Jon Bellion may have penned the chorus for the song “Monster” performed by Eminem and Rihanna, two experienced and popular live performers, Bellion’s own tour experience is limited to smaller venues, suggesting Jon may be in for a treat. As previously reported by Inquisitr, Twenty One Pilots has been making plenty of headlines for their live performances that include costumes, body paint, a human-sized hamster ball and one concert in which Twenty One Pilots lead singer Tyler Joseph was mauled by overzealous fans while attempting to crowd surf.
According to The New Yorker, despite being low key in the media, the Twenty One Pilots fan base is huge and they’re expected to perform in sold-out shows for the remainder of the tour. While Jon Bellion may not opt for the costumes and theatrics, his commercial success indicates he has a strong fan base of his own. But, just to be sure that Bellion is ready for the task at hand of keeping up with Twenty One Pilots, Jon is warming up with his own tour this fall.
According to Pollstar, Jon Bellion announced his an extension to his current tour in July after the success of The Human Condition. Bellion’s fall tour will begin October 20 in Columbus, Ohio, and end November 28 in Boston. According to Jon’s Facebook, though he may not be selling out venues such as Madison Square Garden like Twenty One Pilots, Bellion is selling out shows, suggesting the pairing might not only be the hottest ticket, but one of the hardest to get.
And for anyone doubting that Bellion has the energy to keep up with the Twenty One Pilots crowd, they can simply mosey over to Jon’s Facebook page for video shorts posted by Bellion that show the enthusiasm of both the singer and the audience during shows this past summer. In fact, it was footage from this short tour that prompted Bellion to use live footage to make the video for his song “All Time Low.”
Check it out below to see if Jon Bellion will be coming solo to a venue near you:
Oct. 20 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Oct. 23 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
Oct. 25 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Oct. 27 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct. 28 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre
Oct. 30 – Saint Paul, Minn., Myth
Oct. 31 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
Nov. 2 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Rockwell @ The Complex
Nov. 3 – Los Angeles, The Wiltern
Nov. 4 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
Nov. 6 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Nov. 7 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Nov. 9 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Nov. 11 – Omaha, Neb., Slowdown
Nov. 13 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
Nov. 14 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 15 – San Antonio, Texas, Alamo City Music Hall
Nov. 17 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
Nov. 18 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Nov. 20 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre
Nov. 21 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Nov. 22 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Nov. 23 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
Nov. 27 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
Nov. 28 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
For tickets to Jon Bellion’s solo tour, click here.
Or if you’d prefer to see both Jon and Twenty One Pilots, click here. Miraculously, there are still tickets available for some shows.
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