twenty one pilots at The Metro

In their first headlining show in Sydney, Twenty One Pilots rocked the stage at The Metro last night. Having seen the Ohio duo open for Paramore earlier on in the year, Tyler Joseph and Joshua Dun returned to a jubilant crowd in Sydney. 

The room was buzzing, the crowd pulsing to the beats that had everyone unite as they jumped up and down to tracks such as Guns for Hands, Migraine, Semi-Automatic and Car Radio. Opening with Guns for Hands the duo sent the crowd into a frenzy as they walked on stage wearing their signature balaclavas along with what appeared to be skeleton onesies. 

They switched it up a bit with a quick dress change and a special rendition of Can’t Help Falling in Love, that even had the whole audience singing along. With ukulele in hand Joseph then performed House of Gold informing the crowd, the track was written for his Mum. At one point he made his way into the crowd, supported by fans in the mosh to the song Holding Onto You.

As the show went on the crowd was then requested by Joseph to, at a specific point in the song ‘get up’, climb on the back of someone around you. People looked around, quizzically asking the person next to them if they were up to it, whether they’d be the lucky one, to grab the attention of the duo.  

You couldn’t help but feel the energy from those surrounding you, especially when Joseph climbed on his own piano and jumped back onto stage during Car Radio. Both Joseph and Dun were quite energetic throughout the set, jumping around and pumping up the crowd. Even including the audience during Trees who held the floor-tom as the two played and as Dun threw his drum sticks towards excited fans. 

Opening for Twenty One Pilots, D at Sea played a great set. Starting off acoustically, with just his guitar he performed songs like Forever Alone and Memories. He then introduced his drummer Matt McGuire who joined him on stage to perform tracks like Nightmare and Anchors and Diamonds, the title track off his latest EP.

It was a stellar show, that left the audience wanting more, teasing that they may return to our shores in the near future.


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