About Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the release of their debut studio album, Night Visions (2012) and first single “It’s Time”. They released a second studio album in February 2015 entitled Smoke + Mirrors. Night Visions peaked at number two on the weekly Billboard 200 chart and led to a worldwide tour during much of 2013. According to Billboard, Imagine Dragons topped the year-end pop rankings for 2013; Billboard named them “The Breakthrough Band of 2013”, and Rolling Stone named their single “Radioactive” “the biggest pop hit of the year”. MTV called them “the year’s biggest breakout band”.
Imagine Dragons’ line up consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne “Wing” Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman.
The band’s debut album Night Visions has sold over 2 million copies in the US, and it has been certified platinum in twelve countries. The album is also certified gold in multiple countries.
Imagine Dragons won an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist, a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, five Billboard Music Awards, and a World Music Award. In May 2014, the band was nominated for a total of fourteen different Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist of the Year and a Milestone Award, recognizing innovation and creativity of different artists across different genres.
On December 12, 2014 Imagine Dragons posted on social media a request that fans in the US look around their city for some surprises and post their findings. They also hinted about two locations in Las Vegas. Shortly, billboards featuring artwork, the band’s name, a hashtag (“#smoke+mirrors”), and an additional titles, presumed to be the track names were discovered. The following titles were revealed “Summer”, “Shots”, “Polaroid”, “I’m So Sorry”, and “Gold”. Next, the band direct messaged various fans puzzle pieces of the artwork for the album (each file numbered, at least 13 in total). When combined, the puzzle pieces appear to reveal the cover art and album title. The title, cover art, and release date were revealed on social media two days later.
On January 26, 2015 Imagine Dragons (without notice) released the first song “Shots” off of their upcoming album “Smoke + Mirrors” on Spotify, then later on iTunes.
On February 5, 2015 Imagine Dragons (along with Metric who did a 3 song acoustic set) played at the Mayan theater in Los Angeles. First a “Q and A” took place then a show. The 30 minute set included the breakthrough songs “it’s time” and “radioactive” from “Night Visions”. They debuted “Summer” and “I’m so sorry” for the first time live along with “Gold” and “I bet my life” from the upcoming album “Smoke + Mirrors” set to release on February 17, 2015. They also announced their North American tour that will include openers “Metric” and “Halsey”. The first show for the North American tour will be in Portland, Oregon on June 3, 2015. – Wikipedia