Ohio-based band expected to enlighten, thrill ACL audience


An act on the Austin City Limits Festival lineup that is sure to echo through the city of Austin is the Ohio-based alternative duo, Twenty One Pilots.

It is expected that they will be performing songs from their recent album Blurryface, which was hatched from the deviant minds of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun.

Blurryface is an ode to divergence that expresses the band’s collective harmonious cognition, which is both defiant to traditional methods of thinking and shamelessly resistant to growing up. The twosome has played at music festivals all over the country this past year, attracting crowds that fall under the spell cast by Joseph and Dun’s uninhibited synthesis of pianos, drums, and electronic beats.

Their recent festival lineups have included their hits “Holding Onto You,” “Lane Boy,” “Car Radio,” “Tear in My Heart” and many more tributes to passion that are sure to take the stage this weekend.

Unapologetic and livid, their heavy-eyed, dry throat songs will surely captivate their audience in an exorcism of standards and restraints, converting the watcher into a full blown expressionist.

Honest, recovered and straightforward, the audience will be washed in the realization and acceptance that life is full of pain and insecurity; but they’ll be thrilled to be a part of this celebration in which everyone steps forward with dark hands that create something no one else can and takes hold of the present moment.

Prospective audience members: Bring an open mind and a dirty soul. Be prepared to make good of everything you thought was bad and vice versa.

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