PURCHASE, N.Y., May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MTV today announced that GRAMMY® award-winning Twenty One Pilots is set to perform a special edition of its trailblazing and award-winning Unplugged franchise. “MTV Unplugged in Partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink Present: Twenty One Pilots” will premiere Thursday globally, June 9th at 9 PM ET exclusively on MTV.
Twenty One Pilots’ Global Music Special marks the beginning of MTV Unplugged’s partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink, bringing fans a first-of-its-kind, 3-part music series tied to the launch of Rockstar Unplugged, the brand’s newest beverage focused on providing the right amount of caffeine when you need it. In this latest edition of the iconic MTV Unplugged series, Twenty One Pilots take the stage in Los Angeles to perform stripped-back and reimagined versions of some of their biggest and most beloved songs from their catalog. This concert continues the band’s long-standing relationship with MTV, having most recently rocked the stage at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards with an electric performance of their smash hit single “Saturday”. They also received two nominations that year for Group of the Year and Best Alternative Video (“Shy Away”).
The news comes as the duo gears up for a global takeover with “The Icy Tour” making stops across North America and Europe this summer and fall. Additionally, they will host the upcoming “Twenty One Pilots Cinema Experience” film event, which will bring fans an extended cut of the duo’s 2021 album release livestream performance with audio and video remastered for the big screen, and more than 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
After shifting to an at-home concert model in Spring 2020 with Miley Cyrus, the celebrated “MTV Unplugged” series returned to its original format in 2021 with a dynamic performance from K-pop superstars “BTS”; and a legendary pairing from music royalty Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
Rockstar Energy has a rich history in music and cultural moments, and the partnership with MTV Unplugged gives music and energy drink fans a reason to celebrate. Following the Los Angeles performance, Rockstar Energy and MTV Unplugged will take the show on the road for two additional concerts in New York City and Atlanta in 2022.