It’s been a couple of years since Twenty One Pilots last hit Charlotte, but the band made its triumphant return on the sold-out Bandito tour June 12 at Spectrum Center. Before the band hit the stage, flashing yellow lights sparkled across the arena, illuminating a crowd of all ages dressed in black, wrapped in yellow tape and donning beanies and masks to pay homage to their heroes.
The band was literally on fire, with Joseph wearing a black ski mask and silently carrying a flaming torch across the stage, using it to ignite a burned-out car before he and Dun launched full-speed into a raging 23-song set that touched on fan favorites and deep cuts from every album. Joseph stood atop the flaming car as they hit the crowd hard with “Jumpsuit,” barely stopping to breathe as they tore through song after song.
We Don’t Believe What’s on TV
Nico and the Niners
Holding on to You
Cut My Lip
Leave the City
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