Twenty One Pilots bring their "Bandito" Tour to the Sun Thursday

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The platinum-level, Grammy-winning duo Twenty One Pilots might be thought of as the Golden Corral restaurant of modern music.

Fans know Golden Corral's all-you-can-gorge buffet features over 150 items that Hungry People can mix and match for maximum creative, caloric overdose. Fans of Twenty One Pilots know vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun happily mix and match from virtually every currently popular musical style for maximum creative, sonic overdose.

As per Twenty One Pilot's latest release, "Trench," the band has started to shape their sound in a way that doesn't rein in their honest stylistic curiosity but streamlines the songs so they aren't so jarring and disjointed. The result is — yes — a feast that somehow melts such diverse influences as North Atlantic Oscillation, Beck, Macklemore, Walk the Moon and AIR into something distinctly their own.

It's often pretty great. As for how they pull this off live, well, Twenty One Pilots performs tonight in the Mohegan Sun Arena on their "Bandito" tour. Expect burning cars, hydraulic lifts, a B-stage, more pyrotechnics than Fourth of July at Coney Island, fans wearing signature black-and-yellow (you either know or you don't) — and a barrage of hits.

Twenty One Pilots, 8 tonight, Mohegan Sun Arena; Misterwives open the show; $74.75-$94.95; 1-800-745-3000. 

 

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