Twenty One Pilots Tease Australian ‘Clancy’ Tour

27 March 2024 | 2:33 pm | Ellie Robinson

The band’s hotly awaited sixth album will arrive in May.

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Twenty One Pilots are gearing up to release their hotly awaited sixth album, Clancy, in the middle of May – and true to the band’s style, they’ve sent fans into a tizzy with teases for a world tour in support of it.

Starting this morning (March 27), a handful of arenas all around the world started displaying a vague image of the band with their Clancy era colour scheme: a red background, superimposed with a black silhouette of frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, with the former holding out a strip brandished in yellow symbols.

One of the venues taken over with the image was Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne (Naarm), where Twenty One Pilots first performed in 2017 (on the Emotional Roadshow tour, supporting 2015’s Blurryface album) and returned in 2018 (on the Bandito tour, supporting that year’s Trench album). A photo of the arena, brandished with the image, was then posted online by Live Nation, confirming their involvement in the imminent tour announcement.

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Twenty One Pilots haven’t toured Australia since 2018, notably skipping the region when they toured in support of 2021’s Scaled And Icy album.

Clancy is slated for release on May 17 via Fueled By Ramen, following the singles Overcompensate (which arrived at the start of March) and Next Semester (which is slated to arrive tonight). It’ll serve as the final chapter in a series of concept albums that began with Blurryface, then continued with Trench (where the titular character was introduced) and Scaled And Icy.

In a middling review for, Alex Sievers opined that Scaled And Icy was “overly safe and uninteresting”, and leaves “an extremely average mark on the duo's mostly stellar track record”. He spotlit the tracks Shy Away and Choker as “two bonafide massive new hits” and called Redecorate “one of my favourite songs of not only Twenty One Pilots' career but the whole goddamn year”, but altogether said the album “is the mixiest of mixed bags”.

Reviewing the Perth (Boorloo) stop of the Bandito tour in 2018, Mark Beresford wrote that Twenty One Pilots are “a live act who only care about one thing when performing, which is to outshine even the loftiest expectations, and based on the deafening screams from the Perth fans, they’ve nailed it.”