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twenty one pilots have dropped a new version of “Chlorine” to kick off their “Location Sessions” series.

It’s unclear what the sessions are, but the acoustic version of “Chlorine” contains coordinates. The particular coordinates for this song point to a square in the middle of Mexico City.

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It’s unclear if these songs were recording in these locations during the Bandito tour or if it’s hinting at something else. You can listen to the new version of “Chlorine” below.

You can see how fans reacted to the new version of the Trench song below.

Otherwise, twenty one pilots are gearing up to perform for a free, two-day concert series during MLB All-Star week at the beginning of July with the Killers.

Play Ball Park is an interactive, baseball-themed festival that will run from Friday, July 5 to Tuesday, July 9.

twenty one pilots will kick off the concert series July 5, with Welshly Arms set to open.

The Killers will headline night two, July 6, with White Reaper as the opener.

twenty one pilots are currently on their Bandito tour run. Tickets are on sale here, with remaining dates below.

Dates:

06/21 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
06/22 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
06/23 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
06/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy
06/26 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
06/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
06/29 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
06/30 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
08/09-11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival*
* festival date

Other twenty one pilots news

A few weeks ago, twenty one pilots were dragged into the drama surrounding a possible “Straight Pride Parade.”

If you haven’t heard, a Boston man responded to pride month with a discrimination complaint against the city, looking to hold his own parade celebrating straight pride.

The city complied and now the “Straight Pride Parade” seems to be a real thing, causing social media to explode in outrage.

New York Times Assistant Managing Editor Carolyn Ryan shared screenshots of the parade organizer’s Facebook post explaining his reasoning for the event.

 

In the flurry of criticism, the Washington Post shared an opinion piece satirically imagining the parade’s floats.

Between tenents of “straight culture,” the author included twenty one pilots. The article was met with outrage by fans, who cited the band’s championing of the LGBTQ+ community.

The author of the article responded to a fan on Twitter, saying she wasn’t accusing the band of being homophobic but simply a popular name in “straight culture.”

Aside from the uproar caused by twenty one pilot’s inclusion in the article, other familiar faces were vocal on the subject of straight pride.

Mark Hoppus was one of the many who made their opinion known, going a step further by offering a charity opportunity in response to the parade.

Labeling the idea as “ridiculous,” Hoppus pledged to put a bass guitar on auction and donate double the proceeds to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization focused on LGBTQ+ youth.

“To celebrate how utterly ridiculous a Straight Pride parade is, I’m going to auction off one of my basses, match the final bid dollar-for-dollar, and donate all the money to the @TrevorProject,” the tweet reads.

 

Smash Mouth, Enter Shakiri and even Avengers star (and Boston native) Chris Evans sounded off with their distaste.

What do you think of the new version of “Chlorine” by twenty one pilots? Sound off in the comments down below!

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