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4 August, 2021Print

Arrested Youth Added to Twenty One Pilots’ Takeover Tour Joining Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago Stops

Dates Immediately Follow Arrested Youth’s Nonfiction Headline Tour with Support from Jay Joseph

Tune in on August 18th to Watch a Special Livestream Broadcast of Arrested Youth’s San Diego Music Box Concert via eMusic Live

Listen to ‘Nonfiction’ & “Find My Own Way (Feat. Mark Hoppus)” here:


Ian Johnson, the upstate NY-via-LA singer songwriter behind Arrested Youth, is set to join Twenty One Pilots on the first half of their nearly sold out Takeover Tour this fall. The tour is presented in a residency-style format that includes multiple nights in one city, with shows at a different venue each night. Johnson will perform on nine dates, which include some of the tour’s biggest venues: Denver’s Ball ArenaThe Forum in Los Angeles and the United Center in Chicago.

The Takeover Tour tour kicks off immediately following Johnson’s own headlining dates in support of his 2021 debut studio release ‘Nonfiction.’ Produced by famed producer and Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann (Blink 182, The Used, Fever 333) and released via Lowly / Big Noise, ‘Nonfiction’ is Johnson’s most autobiographical work to date. Across 15 deeply intimate and relatable tracks, Johnson’s storytelling prowess shines through, as he grapples with personal growth and understanding his true self. The album is highlighted by the pensive coming of age track, “Find My Own Way,” featuring Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.

Marking the first Arrested Youth concerts in over a year, Johnson’s Nonfiction Tour kicks off on August 17th in Santa Ana, California, and ends September 16th in Phoenix, Arizona. To keep things all in the family, Johnson has just announced Jay Joseph as direct support on his tour. Joseph is the brother of Twenty One Pilots’ frontman, Tyler Joseph, and he will also be a part of the Takeover Tour. Fans at home can tune in to eMusic Live on August 18th to watch a special livestream broadcast of Arrested Youth’s San Diego Music Box concert.

See full dates for both tours below.

Arrested Youth Nonfiction Tour 2021

August 17th – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, California

August 18th – Music Box – San Diego, California & special livestream performance

August 19th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, California

August 25th – Larimer Lounge – Denver, Colorado

August 30th – Schubas – Chicago, Illinois

September 1st – Big Room Bar – Columbus, Ohio

September 4th – Songbyrd – Washington, D.C

September 5th – Kung Fu NeckTie – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 6th – Mercury Lounge – New York, New York

September 8th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, Georgia

September 10th – Encore – Kansas City, Missouri

September 11th – Secret Group – Houston, Texas

September 12th – The Parish – Austin, Texas

September 13th – The Loft – Dallas, Texas

September 16th – Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, Arizona


Twenty One Pilots Takeover Tour Dates with Arrested Youth

September 22nd – Ogden Theatre – Denver, Colorado

September 23rd – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, Colorado

September 25th – Ball Arena – Denver, Colorado

September 29th – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, California

September 30th – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, California

October 2nd – The Forum – Los Angeles, California

October 13th – House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois

October 14th – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, Illinois

October 16th – United Center – Chicago, Illinois


‘Nonfiction’ LP Tracklisting:

  1. A Message from My Heart to My Head
  2. Find My Own Way (feat. Mark Hoppus)
  3. 98 Degrees
  4. Paul McCartney
  5. Ego
  6. 7th Grade
  7. Ryan
  8. My Friend
  9. Family Tree
  10. Unfaithful
  11. Father Tell Me
  12. 1984
  13. Leave My Casket Open...
  14. Parallel Lines
  15. Woke Up in This Body



Honesty is the best policy, but that adage is most powerful when applied to music. For Arrested Youth, started by Ian Johnson in 2017, truth is the impetus behind any good song. It’s why Ian writes lyrics and why fans connect to his songs so strongly. For his first studio album, 'Nonfiction,' Ian offers a glimpse into his struggles - and triumphs - over the last year. “These are songs about where I was at in my life and what I was going through,” Ian says of 'Nonfiction,' which follows Arrested Youth’s EPs, ‘FEAR’ (2018) and ‘Sobville’ (2019). “I’m here to tell my story, for better or worse. Writing this album has helped put a lot of things into perspective for me, and I hope it can do the same for others.”





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