AO Arena all but confirm Twenty One Pilots Manchester date as part of heavily teased world tour

Oh hell yes.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 26th March 2024

The AO Arena has pretty much all but confirmed an upcoming Twenty One Pilots gig here in Manchester after teasing the band’s highly-anticipated return with a single silhouetted poster.

Yes, literally just one medium-sized poster and we’re already losing it. Well done, AO.

With the American alternative and electro-pop duo having recently confirmed the release date for their seventh studio LP, Clancy, their die-hard fan base is once again ramping up the excitement for a new album cycle.

It’s their first new music since 2021 and is set to drop on 17 May but better still, it looks like they’re already earmarking a few big gigs around the launch, as this poster appearing outside the entrance to Manchester’s AO Arena on Tuesday, 26 March.

It looks like Twenty One Pilots are coming back to Manchester — the question is when?

While the poster might look a little puzzling at first glance – just two solid black figures on a red background with some yellow writing too small to read from a distance – the poster is part of the wider imagery surrounding their new record.


As seen above, the main album artwork for Clancy has already been revealed and features a similarly obscured pose from frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, but the group began releasing other promotional visuals earlier this month.

In fact, AO Arena are by no means the only ones getting involved in the teaser campaign which many are increasingly confident is a big tour in support of new album and now thought to be fast approaching.


As it turns out, a whole host of massive music venues all over the globe have been plastering the big poster on their walls.

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Again, we’ve had nothing confirmed as yet but we’d be daft not to assume Twenty One Pilots will be touring the latest album when it lands and will no doubt be coming back to Manchester when they do so.

Regarding the new material, the lead single ‘Overcompensate’, has already arrived (great track, by the way) and the follow up called ‘Next Semester’ is expected to be released later this week as well.


As for performing live, the band haven’t been in Manchester since the ‘The Bandito Tour’ back in 2019, so let’s just say the scramble for grabbing these tickets, still hypothetical mind, is likely to leave us Stressed Out.

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Featured Images — AO Arena/Fueled By Ramen