Watch: twenty one pilots perform Vessel songs for first time in years on opening night of Takeøver Tour

twenty one pilots dug out some incredible older gems from their back-catalogue for the very special opening night of their Takeøver Tour.

Watch: twenty one pilots perform Vessel songs for first time in years on opening night of Takeøver Tour
Emily Carter

Kicking off their awesome Takeøver Tour in Denver last night (September 21), twenty one pilots surprised fans at the intimate Bluebird Theater with a throwback setlist featuring many older Vessel and Blurryface gems.

The tour, which will see Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun building up from clubs to arenas in multiples cities, is clearly going to be an excuse for the band to mix up their setlists as they go, with the likes of Ode To Sleep, Guns For Hands, Migraine, Semi-Automatic (all from Vessel) and Polarize and Goner (from Blurryface) performed live last night for the first time in years.

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Of course, there was many of the usual bangers too including Chlorine, Jumpsuit, Heavydirtysoul, Car Radio and customary closer Trees (though without their explosive confetti 'due to venue limitations'). And with so many songs in their discography still to choose from, it'll be worth keeping your eyes peeled to see how these shows continue to develop…

Check out some mostly fan-shot videos and photos from the night (and feel very jealous if you weren't there):

See twenty one pilots' full setlist from Denver's Bluebird Theater:

1. Ode To Sleep (first time live since 2017)
2. Choker (live debut)
3. Guns For Hands (first time live since 2017)
4. The Outside (Tyler on bass; first live performance without backing band)
5. Chlorine
6. Migraine (first full performance since 2017)
7. Holding On To You (with piano outro)
8. The Judge (tour debut)
9. Good Day (first time performed in full)
10. Mulberry Street
11. Jumpsuit
12. Heavydirtysoul
13. Polarize (first full performance since 2016)
14. Shy Away
15. Semi-Automatic (first performance since 2015; drum island)
16. Car Radio


17. Goner (first time live since 2017)
18. Trees (no confetti due to venue limitations)

Catch twenty one pilots on the Takeøver Tour at the following:

September 2021

22 Denver Ogden Theatre
23 Denver Mission Ballroom
25 Denver Ball Arena
28 Los Angeles Troubadour
29 Los Angeles Wiltern
30 Los Angeles Greek Theatre

October 2021

2 Forum
12 Chicago Bottom Lounge
13 Chicago House Of Blues
14 Chicago Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
16 Chicago United Centre
18 Boston Paradise Rock Club
19 Boston House Of Blues
20 Boston Agganis Arena
23 Boston TD Garden
29 Columbus Nationwide Arena
30 Columbus Nationwide Arena

November 2021

2 Atlanta Center Stage
3 Atlanta Tabernacle
4 Atlanta Coca-Cola Roxy
6 Atlanta State Fram Arena

June 2022

21 London Camden Assembly
22 London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
23 London O2 Academy Brixton
25 London SSE Arena, Wembley

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