Twenty One Pilots, Jon Bellion showstopper show at the United Center

Alternative hip-hop/rock duo Twenty One Pilots have been on the road for their Emotional Roadshow World tour. Stopping in Chicago, Twenty One Pilots put on an unforgettable show from start to finish.

Originating from Columbus, this self-starting band has exploded in popularity because of their originality and thought provoking storytelling. The duo has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Stressed Out (Record of the Year), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Rock Performance.

Support for the tour has respectfully opening performances from Judah & the Lion and Jon Bellion.

Jon Bellion

Long Island singer and songwriter Jon Bellion supported Twenty One Pilots opening for the duo in the most energetic way. Bellion, no stranger to the limelight, brought his signature vocals mixed with the perfect fusion of upbeat tones and lyrical rap race.

Bellion’s has seen success most notably from his first three free mixtape/albums: Translations Through Speakers, The Separation, and The Definition. He is also known for his work on Eminem’s hit record ‘Monster’, featuring Rihanna. Bellion has been on a steady rise thanks to his creative unique sound, that has molded him into an artist that has many paying attention.

Now supporting his full-length debut album, The Human Condition, Bellion is getting his much needed recognition. His debut album entered the Billboard 200 at the number five spot.

A new kind of artist, Bellion balances the impressive level of smooth pop vocals and the bold hard tune of hip-hop beats and rapping.

Bellion didn’t disappoint fans, while gaining many that night, with his happily energetic set. Performing from The Human Condition, Bellion’s “All Time Low”, was a crowd favorite that could have been played all night.

Hailing from Nashville alternative band Judah & the Lion didn’t have any issue in performing a show stopping performance opening the night. Performing from their Folk Hop N’ Roll album this band will be a treat to see the growth of the promising band.

Twenty One Pilots

Vocalist and keyboardist Tyler Joseph with drummer Josh Dun had the sold out United Center crowd in a complete music-heaven frenzy. They delivered an unforgettable show but more importantly they posed an important question, “Twenty One Pilots has grown so much in the last two years. How big can they really get?” The answer to that may be an easy one. Fans who attended the sold out show at the United Center can testify as Twenty One Pilots legitimized how incredible they are.

The storybook like show used the stadium sized arena as their personal jam session studio. Although the band only consists of two band members, their performance took them to the center stage, smaller stage on the floor level, crane operated platforms, to even for drummer Dun on top of the crowd.

Openers Bellion and Judah & the Lion joined Twenty One Pilots for a full on jam fest. They performed cover songs from “Tubthumping”, “No Diggity”, “Where Is The Love?” and “Jump Around”.

Nearing the end of their Emotional Roadshow World tour, Twenty One Pilots’ growth over the past few years is well-deserved. Blurryface their fourth studio album made a bold statement. This band is one of a kind and it’s not going anything.

Jesus J. Montero