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For each album released, twenty one pilots‘ band logo has evolved and shifted, changing slightly due to color schemes and record aesthetic. Trench has been no different, and when the new logo rolled out, fans were quick to notice that each side has gained an extra slash.

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During a recent press event with Milwaukee’s FM 102.1, frontman Tyler Joseph explained Trench‘s new logo in depth following a question from a fan.

To begin with, Tyler explains that the logo is a representation of some of Trench‘s lyrics, and the feeling of protection: “The feeling of being surrounded by something that’s protecting you…I knew I wanted that logo to have those extra layer of protection,” he explains, discussing the extra slashes on either side.

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The logo is also an evolution of how the band has represented themselves in the past. “If you were to look at those two [logos] that we had done in the past, and put it together, it would create a logo that is two upward [slashes] and two sideways [slashes],” he continues. “It’s kind of a continuation of what we’ve been working on.”

Watch Tyler’s full explanation of the new logo below:

Twenty one pilots are currently out on the Bandito tour (for which the setlist has been revealed) with support from Awolnation and Max Frost.

They released their first behind-the-scenes tour video, including the moment where the two TØP bandmates crack open their CD and vinyl copies of Trench for the very first time. Check out the video, and the tour dates, below.

Tour Dates:
10/27 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/31 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
11/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
11/03 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
11/04 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
11/06 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/07 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
11/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/10 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
11/11 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
11/15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
11/16 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
11/17 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
11/19 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
11/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

12/07 – Perth, Australia @ Perth Arena
12/10 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
12/13 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena
12/16 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Bank Arena
12/18 – Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
12/21 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Spark Arena
01/30/19 – Kiev, Ukraine @ Palace of Sports
02/02/19 – Moscow, Russia @ VTB Arena
02/04/19 – Saint Petersburg, Russia @ Ice Palace
02/06/19 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall
02/08/19 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe Arena
02/09/19 – Oslo, Norway @ Telenor Arena
02/11/19 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
02/12/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
02/14/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
02/15/19 – Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena
02/16/19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ The O2 Arena
02/17/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Wiener Stadthalle
02/21/19 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
02/23/19 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion Zurich

02/24/19 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle
02/25/19 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
02/27/19 – Birmingham, England @ Genting Arena
03/01/19 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena
03/02/19 – Belfast, Ireland @ SSE Arena Belfast
03/04/19 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The SSE Hydro Arena
03/05/19 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
03/07/19 – London, England @ The SSE Arena Wembley
03/08/19 – London, England @ The SSE Arena Wembley
03/11/19 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
03/12/19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
03/13/19 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12
03/15/19 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bizkaia Arena
03/16/19 – Madrid, Spain @ WiZink Center
03/17/19 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena

05/01/19 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Arena Monterrey
05/03/19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Sports Palace
05/06/19 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Arena VFG
05/12/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
05/14/19 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
05/15/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
05/17/19 – Winnpeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
05/20/19 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
05/21/19 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
05/22/19 – Monteral, QC @ Bell Centre
05/28/19 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
05/31/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
06/01/19 – Buffalo, NY @ Keybank Center
06/04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
06/07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena

06/08/19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
06/09/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
06/11/19 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
06/12/19 – Charotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
06/14/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
06/15/19 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
06/16/19 – Orland, FL @ Amway Center
06/18/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena
06/19/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
06/21/19 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
06/23/19 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
06/25/19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy
06/26/19 – Mephis, TN @ FedExForum
06/28/19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
06/29/19 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

Did you guess the meaning behind the band’s new logo? Sound off in the comments!

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