It’s amazing to see a band like Imagine Dragons “blow up” as fast as they did. Just last fall they toured with AWOLNATION and sold out Saint Andrew’s Hall; now they’re dominating the alternative music scene and selling out headline shows at incredible venues like The Fillmore on Friday night.
The band’s first radio hit was alt pop favorite “It’s Time” followed by a bit of a darker, bass-driven tune entitled “Radioactive.” Both were obvious fan favorites at the show and singing filled every corner of the venue. Someone should have kept a tally of how often singer Dan Reynolds held his microphone out to the crowd; whenever he did he got an overwhelming response from fans throwing their arms up in the air and singing at the top of their lungs.
The intensity and energy behind Reynolds’ performance is insane, in the best way possible. His dramatic gestures, passionate facial expressions, constant movement, and of course his incredibly energetic drum-hitting makes it nearly impossible to stand still while enjoying an Imagine Dragons show.
Touring in support of their recent release “Night Visions” their set list included other great tunes from the album, including “On Top Of The World,” “Amsterdam,” “Tiptoe,” and “Underdog.”
Hailing from Australia, opening band Atlas Genius has also made their mark on the alternative music scene with single “Trojans” and very new single “If So” from their newly released full-length album “When It Was Now.”
The crowd’s response to both tunes was also overwhelming; the fans’ anticipation and energy was palpable all night, as if everyone had just chugged a Red Bull.
But it was surely deserved; not only are the guys of Atlas Genius great performers and talented musicians, they’re also very charming. Singer Keith Jeffery commented on the beauty of The Fillmore: “I feel like the queen should be here!”
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