IMAGINE DRAGONS SET TO BRING THEIR ELECTRIFYING LIVE SHOW
ON THE ROAD IN 2015 WITH THE SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR
– Grammy Award-Winning Rockers to Visit 39 North America Cities in Support of Their New Album, Smoke + Mirrors –
– Tickets On Sale Starting Tuesday, Feb. 17 at LiveNation.com –
COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 5, 2014 – GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Imagine Dragons, are set to bring their electrifying live shows back on the road in 2015 with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR in support of their new album, Smoke + Mirrors, due out on Feb. 17 on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The multi-platinum selling band along with alternative rock band, Metric, announced the tour today at a special surprise performance event at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, Cali. in front of hundreds of fans and for viewers worldwide via Yahoo! live stream. Metric will be special guests on the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR. Also joining the tour line-up will be Astralwerks’ recording artist, Halsey. Kicking off on June 3 in Portland, Ore., the Live Nation promoted tour will visit cities throughout the U.S. and Canada with dates lined up in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Vancouver and many more before wrapping up on Aug. 1 in Boise, Idaho.
IMAGINE DRAGONS with special guests Metric will play Time Warner Cable Arena on July 7th. A Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins Monday, Feb. 9 through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 17 at www.livenation.com.
On Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. As on their double-platinum full-length debut Night Visions, the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that’s artful yet visceral. Also revealing the band’s dedication to keeping it homespun, Smoke + Mirrors marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio. The album’s lead single, “I Bet My Life,” is currently Top 5 at Modern Rock radio and has over 11 millions views on Vevo. To support the release of the album, Imagine Dragons will be performing the new single on television appearances lined up throughout February including Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
A standard version of Smoke + Mirrors is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Those who pre-order the standard edition receive instant downloads of the album’s first single “I Bet My Life” and the songs “Shots” and “Gold.” In addition, an exclusive deluxe edition available only at Target, featuring four extra tracks and exclusive cover art, will go on sale in stores and on Target.com on Feb. 17. That version can be pre-ordered on Target.com now. Fans can also pre-order a limited edition “art box deluxe” version of the album HERE. This format includes lithograph prints designed by artist Tim Cantor for every song on the album as well as an oversized album booklet in a collectible box. Those who buy the limited edition gain early access to purchase tickets for the band’s 2015 tour. A standard version will be available at other retailers for digital download, streaming via subscription services and on CD/vinyl.
Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and becme the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions’ second single, the 9x-platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide.