Smoke + Mirrors — the new album from multi-platinum,GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons — debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart this week, bowing with over 194,000 album equivalent units. It also shifted more units than any other album this week. Imagine Dragons currently has two albums in the Billboard Top 200, as its double-platinum 2012 debut, Night Visions, is at No. 20 and has been on the chart for 129 weeks. Smoke + Mirrors also sits atop the album charts in Canada and the U.K., earning Imagine Dragons its first No. 1 album in both territories.
Tonight, Imagine Dragons wrap up its Destination Dragons presented by Southwest Airlines® tour, which saw them giving back to their loyal fans by performing intimate concerts at small clubs in four cities that hold a special place in the band’s history. The shows took place in Los Angeles, Provo, the band’s hometown of Las Vegas, and tonight in Atlanta. Watch highlights from the band’s recent show at Provo’s Velour HERE. Back in the early days of Imagine Dragons, the band played several dozen shows at this Provo club.
Imagine Dragons are also gearing up for their 2015 SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR, which kicks off on June 3rdin Portland, Oregon and visits cities throughout the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up on August 1st in Boise, Idaho. Tickets are on sale now at www.livenation.com. All of the band’s upcoming shows are listed HERE.
Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions’ second single, the 9x-platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 27 million tracks worldwide and has surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.
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