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twenty one pilots give “Smithereens” performance an NBA Finals update

If you force TOP to cancel a show, they're probably going to sing a song about you.

May 31, 2019
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After twenty one pilots were forced to cancel night two of their Toronto shows due to the Raptors making it to the NBA Finals, the band opened up a few more sections of seats for night one. That wasn’t the only surprise the band had in store for Toronto fans as Tyler Joseph gave the lyrics to “Smithereens” an update following the show cancelation.

Check out the NBA Finals makeover of “Smithereens” below!

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On May 26, the band shared the unfortunate news that their second Toronto show would be cancelled due to the NBA Finals.

“congrats @Raptors on making the finals. this means we have to cancel night number two of our toronto shows for the @NBA to have arena access. @TicketmasterCA will be reaching out to night two ticket holders while we try to find more seats for night one.”

TOP later opened up a few more sections of seats in order to accommodate night two fans.

“tonight in toronto we have opened up a few more sections close to stage to get more of you in. here we see jim and josh demonstrating about where these new seats are located. good boy, Jim.”

During the show, Joseph decided to give the lyrics to “Smithereens” an NBA makeover.

“For you I’d go/Singing this song in Toronto/For you I know/Singing even though they cancelled our show”

You can check out some fan footage of the updated lyric performance, below!

If you’re eager for more twenty one pilots/basketball content, check out the APTV video below!

Tickets for the Bandito tour are on sale here, with remaining dates below.

05/31 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
06/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Keybank Center
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
06/05 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

06/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
06/08 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
06/09 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
06/11 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
06/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
06/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
06/15 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
06/16 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
06/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena
06/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

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

What do you think of “Smithereens” and its Toronto makeover? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.