CLEVELAND — Twenty One Pilots brought their unique infusion of alternative rock, hip-hop rhymes and electronic music two hours north from their hometown of Columbus to perform at the PLAY BALL PARK All-Star Concert Series on Mall B Friday night.
Twenty One Pilots had the sold-out crowd outside of the Huntington Convention Center rocking from the beginning when they opened with the song, “Jumpsuit,” and kept the energy up throughout their set by following up with several of their hits, including “Heathens.”
“Heathens” was the lead single off the soundtrack for the movie, “Suicide Squad,” the 2016 superhero movie based on the DC Comics supervillain team.
“We drove from our own houses to the show, it’s right here from where we’re from, Ohio,” front man Tyler Joseph told fans in-between songs. “It always feels good to play in our home state, so that’s why we’re going to give you everything we have, I promise.”
Following the show, fans were treated to a fireworks display.
Welshly Arms, an American blues rock band based out of Cleveland, opened for Twenty One Pilots and had the crowd on its feet throughout their hour-long set.
“Cleveland, Ohio, this is home, baby,” lead singer Sam Getz proclaimed.
Twenty One Pilots, the 2017 Grammy Award-winning pop duo, made the Cleveland stop for the free concert before wrapping up the North American leg of their “The Bandito Tour” at the Quebec City Summer Festival in Quebec, Canada on Sunday night.
Later this month, Twenty One Pilots will kick off a European tour in Nimes, France that will see them perform in Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Germany. Also, Twenty One Pilots will take part in the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco in-between tour stops in Switzerland and Hungary.
The Twenty One Pilots show was one of numerous events happening in and around Cleveland leading up to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, which will be played at Progressive Field on Tuesday, July 9.
On Saturday night, The Killers will play to a sold-out crowd at PLAY BALL PARK.