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
NATIONWIDE ARENA - THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
On-Sale Tuesday, February 17 at 10AM
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5, 2014) – GRAMMY® Award- winning rock band, Imagine Dragons, will bring their electrifying live shows back on the road in 2015 with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR in support of their new album 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 performance event at the Mayan Theatre in LA fed for viewers worldwide via Yahoo! live stream. Joining the line-up is 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 including a Thursday, June 18, 2015 play at Nationwide Arena.
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. Revealing the band’s dedication to keeping it homespun, Smoke + Mirrors marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio. The lead single, "I Bet My Life," is currently Top 5 at Modern Rock radio with over 11 million views on Vevo. A standard version is available for pre-order on iTunes featuring an instant download of “I Bet My Life” and the songs "Shots" and “Gold.” A deluxe edition only at Target, features extra tracks, exclusive cover art, and goes on sale on Feb. 17. Fans can pre-order a limited edition “art box deluxe” version of the album that includes lithograph prints by artist Tim Cantor and an oversized album booklet in a collectible box. Buyers of 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, Imagine Dragons features lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. After Alex Da Kid signed them to KIDinaKORNER/Interscope, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum single “It’s Time.” Night Visions arrived later that year - the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sold nearly four million copies worldwide, and was the No.1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. The second single, 9x-platinum “Radioactive,” hit No.1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned 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 over 24 million tracks worldwide.
Tickets ($59.50, $49.50 & $29.50) GO ON SALE Tuesday, February 17 at 10AM at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, Ticketmaster locations, at ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line store (The Mall at Tuttle Crossing) and ticket outlets at the OhioHealth Chillers. Applicable service charges may apply. For details, visit nationwidearena.com or call 614-246-2000.