The Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd August 2013
**Please note, both shows are now SOLD OUT**
Support act confirmed as Soul Sister Dance Revolution. More info below.
Due to overwhelming demand, IMAGINE DRAGONS confirmed a second show in The Olympia Theatre on Tuesday 20th August, however this show is now SOLD OUT along with their Thursday 22nd August show. Tickets were priced from €27.90 including booking fee and went on sale via Ticketmaster.
Approximate stage times as follows: doors open 7pm, support from Soul Sister Dance Revolution at about 8pm, with Imagine Dragons due on stage around 9pm. We would expect the show to be over about 10.30pm/10.45pm. Please note, times subject to change as always.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the barswhere alcohol is served.
Hailing from Las Vegas, the four piece consists of frontman Dan Reynolds and band mates guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band have had an astonishing rise to prominence in the last 12 months. One of America's hottest new bands, they are breathing fire into the rock 'n' roll scene. In the US their much anticipated debut album, Night Visions, entered the charts at number 2 and had the best first-week sales of any LP released by a rock band in over six years. With sales in the US in excess of 83k and over 30 million views collectively on their YouTube videos.
The debut album Night Visions was released on Grammy award winning producer Alex Da Kid's (Eminem, Rihanna) label, KIDinaKORNER. "This record has been three years in the making," Reynolds explains of his excitement in finally getting to share the album with the world. "We feel that we have finally created something we are all truly proud of and that can hopefully inspire others and help them feel a little less alone. That's what music is about. It's the greatest communicator I know." The album features breakthrough hit single ‘It’s Time’ (which has sold a staggering 1,500,000 copies in the U.S.), along with the big statement "Radioactive," which blends a throbbing backbeat with delicate acoustic guitars and deals lyrically with facing the apocalypse. "We want people to hear that song and feel empowered," Reynolds explains. Meanwhile, the delicacy of tracks like "Demons" balances the album's expansiveness with a sense of human intimacy.
IMAGINE DRAGONS album went straight into the Top Ten in the Irish Charts and Number 2 in the UK charts when it was released in March. The band have just finished a massive European tour, which saw them play the Trinity Ball. The band have had such an astonishing breakthrough in the past year, and are now on the brink of becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. 2013 is set to be the year when Imagine Dragons become the global phenomenon their US story suggests.
The support act on the night is Soul Sister Dance Revolution, who were founded in the sweltering summer of 2009 and have been rocking the Dutch stages ever since, with their alternative indie rock. Desert rock influences by Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal and the grooving British sound of the Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian make Soul Sister Dance Revolution an energetic collective, with a distinctive sound.