Las Vegas based band Imagine Dragons came together in 2008 and starting making uplifting, sweet and positive music together. Always keeping things on the cleaner side, Dan Reynolds (vocals/percussion), Ben McKee (bass/vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar/vocals), Dan Platzman (drums/viola/backing vocals) have been compared many a time to fellow Nevada Natives The Killers. With their young studly image, top 40 friendly singles and danceworthy style, Imagine Dragons have won over several large segments of the music lover population. After recording three studio albums, it was the final EP It’s Time that has produced the singles for which Imagine Dragons is now known and loved for. And now they were touring North America to meet that adoring public face to face.
Imagine Dragons seem to straddle several lines at once. Their secretive anagram-derived name (their true name is known only to Reynolds and company) is pleasing to too cool for school hipster types. Their youthful good looks and heartfelt lyrics melt the hearts of teenage girls (and are a comfort to their parents). And their legitimate musical talent and percussive heavy material satisfy the most hardcore rock and alternative music lovers. That night at the Sound Academy there was an interesting mix of all of those fans at once. And each and every one of them got exactly what they wanted from the show. The analytical introverts identified with the plaintive “Round and Round”. The 14-21 female demographic collectively swooned while imagining herself the subject of “Demons”. And every skeptical music snob was blown away by the core shaking performance of “Radioactive” complete with blinding light show, massive drum solos and chill inducing harmonies.
It’s no wonder Imagine Dragons are skyrocketing across the musical sky. They've literally got something for everyone, and everyone is loving it.