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Mini Bio (1)

Imagine Dragons is an alternative-rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Band members include frontman Dan Reynolds, bassist Ben McKee, guitarist Wayne Sermon, and drummer Daniel Platzman. As of 2015, they have released two studio albums. Their first, "Night Visions", was released in September of 2012 and their sophomore studio album "Smoke + Mirrors" was released in February of 2015.

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Trivia (28)

Fans call themselves "fire breathers".
According to the band, the name "Imagine Dragons" is actually an anagram.
Artist Tim Cantor provided the artwork for their second album "Smoke + Mirrors".
Lead singer Dan Reynolds' brother, Mac Reynolds, is the manager for the band.
Won a Grammy for best rock performance for their song "Radioactive" in 2014. They were also nominated for another Grammy for record of the year for the song "Radioactive" that same year.
Are big fans of The Beatles. They even did an acoustic cover of The Beatles' song "Revolution" at the 50th Anniversary Show for The Beatles.
Second album "Smoke + Mirrors" was released on February 17th of 2015.
Signed with Interscope Records in 2011.
The music video for the song "Demons" is in memory of Tyler Robinson who inspired the Tyler Robinson Foundation.
Was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live (1975) when Melissa McCarthy hosted in 2014.
Released the "Continued Silence" EP on February 14th, 2012.
Have a documentary titled "Imagine Dragons: The Making of Night Visions" that goes behind the scenes of the making of their first album.
Out of the four members of the band, three of them are named Daniel. They are Daniel (Dan) Reynolds, Daniel Platzman, and Daniel Wayne Sermon.
Released their first album "Night Visions" on September 4th, 2012.
Was the first musical guest to appear on the show The Muppets (2015). They appeared on the first episode titled "Pig Girls Don't Cry" which aired on September 22, 2015 where they performed their song "Roots".
One of their big breaks was when Pat Monahan, the lead singer of the band Train, got sick and Imagine Dragons were called to take their place and performed in front of more than 20,000 people at the Bite of Las Vegas Festival 2009.
Performed a live ad for Target during a Grammys commercial break on February 8, 2015. For the whole four minute commercial break, Imagine Dragons performed their song "Shots" live in Las Vegas.
Started "The Tyler Robinson Foundation" with the Robinson family to help provide financial support to families with children fighting cancer.
On December 18, 2015, Imagine Dragons were one of many artists who released a special cover of the song "I Love You All the Time" by Eagles of Death Metal in response to the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris. All the proceeds from each sale of the song was donated to Friends of Fondation de France.
The band X Ambassadors was noticed by Imagine Dragons when Dan Reynolds heard an acoustic version of one of their songs titled "Unconsolable" on the radio. Dan then asked producer Alex da Kid to sign them. Imagine Dragons was later featured on the song "Fear" on the X Ambassadors album "VHS". Imagine Dragons also brought X Ambassadors on tour with them.
If their song "Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)" is played backwards, you can hear lead singer Dan Reynolds sing the words "there is no anagram".
Wayne Sermon (guitarist), Ben McKee (bassist), and Daniel Platzman (drummer) all attended Berklee College of Music.
Both Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon are Mormon.
Genre is considered alternative.
Frontman Dan Reynolds is the seventh of nine kids.
Billboard listed them as one of "2012's Brightest New Stars" and also called them "The Breakout Band of 2013".
Covered the song "Stand By Me" in a tribute to Ben E. King at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

Personal Quotes (7)

[frontman Dan Reynolds on his depression] It would be awful if I was happy all the time. I might lose my passion.
[frontman Dan Reynolds on feeling at home while on stage] There's always a moment where I can look at every one of the guys and know that all the other problems, whatever it is, we're not thinking about them in that moment. That's a pretty magical thing. I don't think there's anything else that provides me with that kind of escape.
[guitarist Wayne Sermon on his love for vinyl] I think it's cool. Unfortunately, a lot of music on vinyl isn't recorded analog, but some of it's magical. I grew up listening to it. The first time I heard a Tom Scholz guitar solo was on vinyl with my dad, on an audiophile-grade tube receiver. I'd just sit there and listen to [The Beatles'] Abbey Road, Iron Butterfly, Boston, Badfinger; all kinds of stuff. That's how I got into music and playing guitar - hearing it and listening to it on vinyl. To me, it has a special place in my heart. It's such a snobby thing for people to say, but it really is true - nothing sounds as good as old vinyl on a tube receiver with an amp. There's something that's just magical about that. Hearing a saxophone solo on vinyl - you can hear the breathing. You just can't hear that anywhere else.
[guitarist Wayne Sermon on second album "Smoke + Mirrors"] It's a very dynamic record, because the lows are very low and the highs are very high. Dynamically speaking, it needs to be played in a high-resolution form, which is the way I'd much prefer it be listened to.
[guitarist Wayne Sermon on second album "Smoke + Mirrors] We wanted the album to have some of the warmth of the vinyl we grew up listening to. As important as radio is to what we do - and we do love that part of the music industry - it's really frustrating to hear this record on radio, just because it gets so smashed. Everyone is competing with everything else, but we have this very dynamic record that we put a lot of thought into, and radio just smashes the hell out of it. There's not much left after that happens, just one level. There's no loud, there's no quiet. It's just smashed.
[drummer Daniel Platzman on his reaction to Weird Al's parody of "Radioactive"] I lost my mind! I'm a huge Weird Al fan. My family's reaction to winning a Grammy was proud, but when I told them Weird Al was parodying one of my songs, they freaked out way worse. It was one of the most real moments of my life. I actually got in touch with Al and the guys, they're gonna be coming through Vegas soon. We're gonna hopefully meet up with them.
[drummer Daniel Platzman on the "Shots" music video] The concept was bringing in artist Tim Cantor, who came up with all the magical realism based art that we felt a connection. We worked with an amazing director, Robert Hales, and took all the artwork we made and incorporated it into the video.. we're all happy and proud of it, Tim's art surely helped bring it to life. I hope you all like it.

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