Imagine Dragons at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 5-16-13 (photos, review)By Evan Semon | May 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
One thing is certain, Imagine Dragons has an ego. Suspended in the air while hitting a bass drum and singing the radio hit “Radioactive,” frontman Dan Reynolds exemplified this ego after the success of the band’s debut album.
For yet another sold out show, Imagine Dragons performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday night. For the band’s second stop in Colorado in less than two months, Imagine Dragons brought energy and huge arena rock sing-alongs to the mountain venue. Imagine Dragons is in the midst of supporting its chart-topping album “Night Visions,” which included a sold out show at the Fillmore Auditorium in March.
“We’re really just a bunch of music nerds!” said front man Dan Reynolds to the Red Rocks crowd. “We are just regular guys and it’s the music that connects with you. Thank you for your support, and for letting us sleep on your couches for the last four years!”
The audience knew every word to hits such as “It’s Time,” “On Top of the World” and the band’s latest single “Demons.” Reynolds didn’t miss a beat, despite the bandage wrapped around his hand — a broken wrist from punching a drum last month.
Evan Semón is a Denver freelance writer and photographer and regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his work.
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