3. NBT Bands: Where Are They Now?

3. NBT Bands: Where Are They Now? 

Posted: 12:47 pm Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

By Sam

Twenty One Pilots: Opened NBT 12 and closed NBT 15. They have gone on to be a global rock sensation with one of the most passionate fan bases of any artist in history. They’ve broken records (‘Heathens’ spent more time at #1 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs Chart than any track ever) and picked up countless awards. So proud of those dudes!!

Lostprophets: Played NBT 4 in Coachman Park. Not such a great ending for them, lead singer Ian Watkins is currently serving 35 years in jail for multiple child sex offenses.


Fun.: Performed on the side stage at NBT11 and main stage at NBT12 and have since had multiple #1 hits and performed at the Grammy’s. They also took home ‘Song of the Year’ at the Grammy’s for ‘We are Young’.

Flickerstick: Head of em? Probably not. Performed at the first Next Big Thing. Released a few albums and were featured on VH1’s ‘Bands on the Run’ Not much going on today, lead singer still performs occasionally and seems to be putting together a reunion tour? He also teaches tap dancing.

30 Seconds to Mars: Performed at Next Big Thing 3 times!! Have since gone on to sell out shows all over the world. Lead singer Jared Leto has also since become a superstar on the big screen, being featured in films such as ‘Requiem for a Dream’, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, and ‘Suicide Squad’.




Framing Hanley: Played at Next Big Thing in 2009. ‘Hear Me Now’ was the groups biggest hit.

NBT9 Interview:

That music video was located on this site, sooo I guess they now give piano lessons? » Framing Hanley: Piano Lessons Online 2017

Imagine Dragons: Before they were the huge rockers they are today. Imagine Dragons were SUPPOSED to play at Next Big Thing 12 but had to cancel last minute because Dan Reynolds got a throat infection.

Earshot: Another one we never really heard from again. Well, at least they haven’t been in EARSHOT of us. Get it???? Okay I’ll stop. They played at Next Big Thing 2 and released 3 albums between 02′ and 08′. Also nailed the wet hair look.

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington: Pretty awesome moment from NBT 13. #RIPChesterBennington


A few more notable bands who played NBT: Fall Out Boy, Grouplove, AWOLNATION, and A Day To Remember. A few more you never really heard from again?  Abandoned Pools, Smile Empty Soul, and Staind.

Be sure to listen THIS FRIDAY AT 5PM as we reveal the biggest NBT lineup EVER!