Twenty One Pilots fans accuse The Chainsmokers of "ripping off" The Bandito Tour
27 September 2019, 17:12
Debby Ryan also appeared to drag The Chainsmokers' The World War Joy Tour.
Twenty One Pilots and The Chainsmokers are both currently headlining two massive world tours. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun launched The Bandito Tour in October 2018 in support of their fifth album Trench and they are still selling out shows now. Meanwhile, Alex Pall and Drew Taggert kicked off The World War Joy Tour on Wednesday (Sep 25), alongside their popular 'Who Do You Love' and 'Takeaway' collaborators: 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella.
Both tours have received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. However, The Chainsmokers are now facing controversy over allegations of plagiarising elements from Twenty One Pilots' tour. In fact, the accusations are so widespread that even Josh's fiancée, Insatiable star Debby Ryan, has weighed in on the comparisons.
As soon as photos and videos from The Chainsmokers first The World War Joy Tour show began surfacing online this week, the skeleton clique began noticing similarities between The Chainsmokers' tour and TØP's tour, which Tyler and Josh have been performing for over a year now. From the staging (both concerts feature real flame torches) to the actual stage (both concerts feature floating walkways), there are parallels between the staging.
Tweets about each tour range from: "ok you cannot call THIS just a trend that a lot of bands/ artists are doing. this is a very distinct, UNIQUE, twenty one pilots thing and the chainsmokers are just... ripping it off... jesus christ" to "twenty one pilots tickets got sold out? no worries! the chainsmokers are gonna put on a show exactly like the one you wanted". TØP fans aren't impressed.
On top of that, Debby Ryan, who's been engaged to Josh since December 2018, has waded into the drama. The former Disney star responded to a recent comment from a fan on Instagram who asked her: "ok but how do you feel about the chainsmokers literally copying everything Tyler and Josh do". Debby replied to the fan by simply writing: "who".
twenty one pilots tickets got sold out? no worries! the chainsmokers are gonna put on a show exactly like the one you wanted pic.twitter.com/bp21kvtfKt— ghada (@plaincab) September 26, 2019
ok you cannot call THIS just a trend that a lot of bands/ artists are doing. this is a very distinct, UNIQUE, twenty one pilots thing and the chainsmokers are just... ripping it off... jesus christ. pic.twitter.com/gTTTSc4ebR— sara ♡ (@runawaycamino) September 26, 2019
the chainsmokers taking note of how tyler and josh shit so they can bring a toilet on stage light it on fire and call it taco bell saga live— alexa 24 (@HVYYDRTYSOUL) September 26, 2019
twenty one pilots:— leanne (@covermejumpsuit) September 26, 2019
the chainsmokers: pic.twitter.com/ICXw22EPci
@ the chainsmokers, when tyler said "we're twenty one pilots and so are you" he didn't mean THIS pic.twitter.com/Pc10wq2UGI— tiz misses tyler and josh ⊬ (@odetokeons) September 26, 2019
twenty one pilots said ‘we are twenty one pilots and so are you’ and the chainsmokers said ok— amber (@ambinthecretin) September 26, 2019
the chainsmokers saw the end of a twenty one pilots concert and said “maybe i AM twenty one pilots”— mato 18 (@strssedoutlive) September 26, 2019
good morning to debby ending the chainsmokers' whole ass career. pic.twitter.com/zaVkOtME0W— 𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙚 ✧ (@0detotrees) September 26, 2019
As it stands, The Chainsmokers and Twenty One Pilots are yet to address the comparisons. We shall update you if they do.