Watch twenty one pilots Go Undercover And Buy Their Own Counterfeit Merch

twenty one pilots put on luchador-style masks and try not to get recognised in Mexico City.

Watch twenty one pilots Go Undercover And Buy Their Own Counterfeit Merch

twenty one pilots are one of the biggest bands in the planet, and so, when they're on tour, popping out for a quiet spot of retail therapy isn't really much of an option.

The duo – Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun – clearly realised this on their latest trip to Mexico City as part of their huge Bandito Tour, and so decided to head out beyond the confines of the venue in disguises: jackets gifted from fans, and luchador-style masks.

Despite their best efforts to not get recognised while perusing unofficial twenty one pilots merch, fans were quick to spot Tyler and Josh, resulting in one pretty snappy getaway. Gulp.

Watch the hilarious action unfold below…

twenty one pilots return to the UK this weekend for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, and then once more after that to headline Reading & Leeds in August.

We recently asked Tyler what fans can expect from their debut headline slot at one of the UK’s biggest festivals, and he enthused:

“The culture of music in the UK is something we’ve always looked up to. Some of our favourite performances of festivals and stuff has been over here. In a sense, when you live over in the States, you kind of look over at the UK as a very credible, cool, authentic music scene.

“It’s tough to get everything in our live show to translate over into a festival set, but there’s something special about festivals, and something special about being outside, too. And that set is going to be like no other set we’ve ever played. There’s definitely an air of unpredictability, and you don’t really know exactly what to expect. You’d be a fool to assume that everybody is there to watch you – or even know who you are. So there’s a bit of a competitive edge to it, because there’s so many awesome bands on the bill, and so being motivated to rise above that giant pool of talent, and to make your mark, is something that we’re really excited to step up to that challenge.

“The last time we played Reading was one of my favourite sets ever. I did a stage-dive and climbed over the top of 10,000 people, and had a few people pulling on me in the process, but I rather enjoyed it! I thought it was a lot of fun, and the energy was amazing. I can’t wait to do it all over again – we’ll see what happens this time…”

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