|Ben McKee, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon and Dan Platzman|
This just might be IMAGINE DRAGONS year. These guys have been around since 2008. You may have heard them at the movies or on TV. The group definitely has a way of bringing the future to the present in their words and vibe.
“We were playing a gig at this place called O’Sheas, which has the cheapest beer on the strip,” Reynolds remembers. “I was basically standing on top of the drums, the stage was so small. We were on our final song of a six-hour set. I got to the end of the song and just fully passed out in the middle of singing. I came to, got up, finished the song, and we got a standing ovation from all these people at this tiny little casino at three am on a weekday in Vegas. Something about that moment bonded us and made us realize that we were building a connection with people from all over the country.”
They are truly picking up fans as they go. Perhaps they are sort of the alternative version of ONE DIRECTION. That might be cruel to say, since these are real musicians. Still fans are fond of them just as much as groupies for teen idols. So in a way, its rather refreshing. Besides, your significant other probably wouldn't mind going to a concert with you, when these guys are in town.
|“It’s Time,” an anthemic foot-stomping track that perfectly encapsulates the band’s unvarnished emotional sound. The song, which reached #3 at Modern Rock radio and #2 at AAA, earned the group a 2012 MTV VMA nomination for “Best Rock Video.”|