12:13 PM on 12/10/12
PLATINUM-SELLING BAND IMAGINE DRAGONS ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER HEADLINING TOUR FOR SPRING 2013THIS YEAR’S BREAKOUT ARTISTS ARE RIDING HIGH ON MILLION-SELLING SINGLE “IT’S TIME” AND LATEST SINGLE “RADIOACTIVE,” IMPACTING MODERN ROCK RADIO
This year’s breakout rock band Imagine Dragons, who have captivated fans across the globe with their platinum-selling single “It’s Time,” will continue their bid for world domination with their first-ever headlining North American tour with Atlas Genius supporting. The band has announced a U.S. and Canadian Spring 2013 tour that includes stops at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom and L.A’s Wiltern. Tickets can be purchased through Live Nation by going to their tour tab here.
Imagine Dragons are touring in support of their full-length debut album Night Visions (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Album chart selling more than 83,000 copies — the best first-week sales for a full-length album by a new rock band since May 2006. Night Visions also climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart. In its review, Billboard said that Night Visions “delivers its share of high-gloss pleasures, including the beat-heavy ‘Bleeding Out,” the rousing ‘On Top of the World,’ and ‘Tiptoe,’ an appealingly mystical number…”
The success of Night Visions has been fueled not only by the band’s thrilling live show while touring the U.S. (with AWOLNATION) and overseas and high-profile TV appearances (The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), but also by the first single, “It’s Time.” The track is a multi-format hit at radio that has crossed over from Modern Rock to Top 40, Hot AC, and AAA and reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Alternative and Rock charts after being used in a trailer for the motion picture The Perks of Being A Wallflower. Entertainment Weekly called “It’s Time” “a perfect misfit anthem,” while People Magazine dubbed it “an anthem with a rich melody that’s infectious but gritty.” Raved USA Today: “Imagine Dragons has learned to craft the massive choruses and propulsive rhythms needed to take a rock band into arenas.”
The second single from Night Visions is “Radioactive,” which is currently climbing the Modern Rock chart. The eye-popping video, which was directed by Syndrome (Eminem, Ke$ha, The Black Eyed Peas), premieres today on Vevo, and features actors Lou Diamond Phillips (Southland), Alexandra Daddario (Parenthood), and the puppeteers by the studio Puppet Heap (The Walt Disney Company, The Daily Show). The concept revolves around a mysterious female drifter who is on a quest to save her friends (Imagine Dragons) from the perils of a sinister, underground puppet-fighting ring.
The video can be seen here.
Imagine Dragons upcoming tour dates are as follows:
02/08 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
02/09 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
02/12 Houston, TX House of Blues
02/14 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
02/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues – Orlando
02/16 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
02/18 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
02/22 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
02/23 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
02/25 Boston, MA House of Blues
02/27 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
02/28 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
03/01 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
03/02 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/04 Chicago, IL House of Blues
03/06 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
03/08 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
03/09 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
03/11 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
03/12 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
03/14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom*
03/15 Portland, OR Roseland
03/16 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
03/18 San Diego, CA House of Blues
03/19 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
03/20 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
03/22 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
03/23 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
*w/o Atlas Genius
12:17 PM on 12/10/12
Might have to catch the Milwaukee date, their debut rules
12:20 PM on 12/10/12
I just can't get into their music for some reason.
12:46 PM on 12/10/12
Definitely considering the NYC date.
12:58 PM on 12/10/12
Great record. Stoked to see them headline
01:05 PM on 12/10/12
Don't you dare ever give up...
That's so awesome for them! Grats, guys!
01:27 PM on 12/10/12
They're skipping CT, but that's okay. Not a fan of Atlas Genius at all. Especially their name. Ugh.
01:57 PM on 12/10/12
I get along without you very well
05:45 PM on 12/10/12
amazing amazing amazing band
08:53 PM on 12/10/12
bearing a vultuous visage
I got to see them open for some other bands (that I wasn't into) in Las Vegas two years ago, I am super excited to see them getting positive attention and they'll be in Dallas near my bday so I am totally going. As a special bonus, I adore Nico Vega too and they're playing my date.
08:54 PM on 12/10/12
bearing a vultuous visage
If you can go, you should. They're amazing live.
12:13 AM on 12/11/12
Sick looks like i might make the last date!
07:22 AM on 12/11/12
Still waiting on the Atlas Genius album. If the LP is anything like their teaser EP, they're my Breakout Artist of 2013.
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