Imagine Dragons – a band having a Grammy award – appeared at BYU in 2008 at that time consisting of Dan Reynolds, the vocalist, and Daniel Platzman, the drummer. Two years later, Ben McKee, the bassist, joined them together with the lead guitarist Wayne Sermon forming a new music project. After a short stint in Mormon country, they shifted to Las Vegas to continue and develop their musical career.
The band’s work was going on quite well and resulted in releasing two extended plays titled Imagine Dragons and Hell and Silence. In 2011, they signed a contract with the Interscope Records after issuing another extended play It’s Time. Imagine Dragons were working hard to get a chance to work with Alex da Kid, a legendary Producer. He helped them with production of a few more EPs and saw big potential in the group so together they began working on the first full length album called Night Visions. The last was released in 2012, having the band fly up on Billboard charts. The albums accomplishments added momentum to the group after their extended play, It’s Time hit number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 soon after their CD was released.
Wasting no time, Imagine Dragons dropped their second single from the record, Radioactive, and became international superstars over the night. The hit song was sold over 12 million singles in the States and became number 1 on different music charts all over the world. The band’s hard work on the Night Visions album has led them to being nominated of two Grammy awards one of which finally became theirs for the Best Rock Performance.
Imagine Dragons’ success is that great not only because of their studio work. Developing their career, they have performed worldwide gaining popularity all over the globe. Giving shows in Austria, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden and the UK, Imagine Dragons have cemented their position in the alternative rock world. In 2012, the group performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The next year, they played on Late Night with Jimmy Felon and Good Morning America.
After the Independent Records had released their Live, the band went on touring with their final stop at Lollapalooza. At the show, Dan Reynolds announced «this would be their last show for a while; however, not to worry because they were planning to release a new album in the future». He spoke to the MTV producers in 2014, informing the that the band were going to stop for a while before creating the new album as they were expecting to create something they would be really happy with. The singer also stated to The Times-Picayune that the record will shed light on differing cultures, as a result of the influence traveling had on the band.
The following album Smoke + Mirrors was highly expected by the Imagine Dragons fans. Its release in 2015 was preceded by hints and puzzles and even Morse code enigmas that were given to the fans via Instagram, Twitter and other social media. Even in the time of the Imagine Dragons tour 2016 the group members continued working on the material for the coming album. Evolve was released on May, 8 2017 after three of its singles had come out: Believer, Thunder and Whatever it Takes.
Imagine Dragons’ music style is not easy to define. Partially its alternative rock, indie rock and partially even electro-pop and synth-pop. Some call this eclectically combination arena rock. Dan Reynolds admits that he has been influenced by such bands as U2, Nirvana, Muse, Coldplay. During Imagine Dragons tours, the musicians collect unusual instruments and try using them in their compositions.
The great success of the band can be easily seen from the figures: over 9 million albums sold, 22 awards numerous nominations. Their songs were used as soundtracks for such movies as Hunger games and Transformers: Age of extinction. In 2013, Imagine Dragons started a charity campaign called Tyler Robinson foundation to help young people fighting cancer.
Imagine Dragons tour 2017 is a world tour listing a number of European countries, Canada and the USA. The final show is on November, 16 in Anaheim, California. One can visit an Imagine Dragons concert 2017 in Warsaw, London, Lisbon, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Paris and other European cities as well as Canadian and American. Due to the great popularity of the group, it’s quite possible that extra shows will be added to the Imagine Dragons 2017 tour. They are famous for their bright and memorable performances. So if you are still thinking of getting a ticket, be quick as Imagine Dragons concert tickets are running out fast.
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