It’s been one heck of a year. This year has been full of ups and downs. We lost some amazing, talented artists such as Kyle Pavone and Mac Miller. Warped Tour had its last cross-country stint, but we celebrate music as a whole. From live performances and festivals to new album releases, there are a lot of music moments to be thankful for. Here are some of the best music moments from the past year, in no particular order.

Read more: Tyler Joseph pens an emotional note on the Bandito tour

It’s no secret that 2018 was a big year for twenty one pilots, who ended their year-long hiatus back in July. Since the duo’s return, the clique have officially entered the Trench era, and we haven’t looked back since.



Whether it was the release of the band’s latest album Trench, which made it in our top 50 albums of 2018 list, to seeing the duo make their highly anticipated return to the stage with the bandito tour, there was a lot of be thankful for as a TOP fan.

This latest tour update has us even more emotional about the band’s latest run than before. Taking to Instagram early this morning, the band’s frontman, Tyler Joseph posted an emotional tribute to the band’s latest tour.

The post, which you can read below, is a thank you of sorts from Joseph, who detailed his thoughts on this new Trench-era run.

the bandito tour is very special to me, including any of you who made it to a show this year. thank you. things get quiet around this time, and i’m reminded why i write so much about the lack of sound. it’s deafening. all of the questions. is what i’m doing any good. this last album, was it good enough. what’s the point. i hate typing them out, which might be why i refuse to grant them their proper punctuation. but then i’m reminded of the show and the people who come. this odd theatrical convention we have landed on as a species, a concert, is somehow healing and protecting, boosting the immune system of the psyche. maybe it’s the ethereal sensation of hearing you all singing in unison, or its the natural warmth of the collective body heat from the pit billowing toward me. whatever it is, i’ve learned it can be harnessed and preserved so that the echoes of its effects can be tapped in to when needed. kneeling down in front of you during the show, i’m collecting. and now as i type this out i’m unpacking, to combat those questions that show up in the quietest of places. feels silly just saying “thank you for coming to the show” so i thought i’d explain it a little. see you at the next one. |-

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