Recently, a video resurfaced of twenty one pilots playing a medley of Christmas tunes. The video is from Christmas Eve 2011.
twenty one pilots performed at New Albany Church in Columbus, Ohio.
The video shows the duo performing “Holding on to You” before jumping into seven different Christmas songs. twenty one pilots play everything from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” to “O Holy Night”. Watch the video below.
The person who posted the video jokingly says “please excuse the terrible quality, Cell phones back in 2011 weren’t nearly as good as they are now”.
The full setlist of twenty one pilots’ Christmas performance is below.
- “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
- “Santa Baby”
- Frosty the Snowman”
- “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
- “Jingle Bells”
- “O Holy Night”
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This past weekend, the two played at the Almost Acoustic Christmas in Anaheim, CA and sat down for an interview with KROQ.
Drummer Josh Dun revealed that he has a hard time finding things to do between tours and recalls what the band thought when they first began booking shows.
“When we first started, when we had shows ahead on the calendar, we were like ‘Cool, the band’s moving forward because we’re playing shows,” he says. “So there is kind of a bittersweet thing when you go home. Now we’ve been on the road for a long time, and there’s still this psychological thing where if we’re not on the road, no one is listening to our band.”
Joseph later adds some of the fears the duo used to face when it came to performing at shows.
“Just being conditioned from the beginning, Josh and I have each had nightmares where we play a show and no one’s there, and we’ve actually done that before,” he says.
“To travel the world now and be in a position where we know people are going to be there, we know people are going to show up is really special, it’s something we don’t take for granted.”
When it comes to upcoming releases, the band said they probably won’t be disappearing as they did in the past.
“I think completely going off the grid was tough for both of us” Dun confesses. “I don’t know if it would be that. We’re both wired to always be wanting to do something that pushes us forward.”
In September, Joseph revealed that his wife is pregnant. When asked what his feelings were about becoming a father, the singer shared that he’s a little bit anxious.
“I’m nervous,” Joseph shares. “My wife is pregnant, but I’m so excited. “My dad is just looking forward to watching me be the dad now.”
In regards to what Dun will be referred to as when the baby is born, the drummer already had an idea.
“I’m happy to be Uncle Josh,” he says. “I’ll give my input, but I’m not ready to mess up a kid.”
Check out the full interview with twenty one pilots below.
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