On January 15, Twenty One Pilots played a show at Los Angeles’ The Forum. They covered Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’. Coldplay played before the duo. Twenty One Pilots vocalist Tyler Joseph took a moment to speak about Coldplay during the gig.
Joseph said: “Do you know how many people I texted saying ‘I’m sorry, I’m busy watching Coldplay open up for me? Do not disturb. Can I just tell you, several years ago, Chris Martin called me on my cell phone. It was one of the coolest things anyone in the industry ever did. I think up until that point, I hated everyone – except for Josh (Dunn).”
He added: “But he called me and he left me a voicemail – yeah, I ignored him. The unknown number went to voicemail and I remember where I was when I first heard the voicemail. He said, ‘Hey, it’s Chris Martin from the band Coldplay’ like if he’d just said Coldplay, I wouldn’t have known what he meant. He said, ‘I just want you to know that I love your music, man.’ I texted him, ‘who’s this?’”
Also, he said: “This is just off the cuff and I’m sure they’re long gone, doing their thing, but I wanted them to know they’re big influences on us and it’s an honor to be playing on the same bill as them.”
The show was part of iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO, with Twenty One Pilots sharing the stage with Imagine Dragons, Måneskin, Willow, and Kings Of Leon.