No Doubt, Robert Plant, Imagine Dragons to headline BottleRock 2015

Cracker @ BottleRock 2014 - Photo by Daniel Kielman Promoters of BottleRock Napa Valley have announced the lineup for the third year of the embattled music festival. With a full year to plan the lineup, local promotion partnership Latitude 38 Entertainment was able to build a bill that many will consider as strong as the first year. The headliners for the festival, which will be held May 29-31 at the Napa Valley Expo, will be Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, and Robert Plant. Other notable acts include The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, Cage The Elephant, Young the Giant, Gipsy Kings, Capital [...]

Review: Imagine Dragons, Atlas Genius, Nico Vega @ The Warfield, 3/16/13

Saturday’s show at the Warfield in San Francisco featured an interesting juxtaposition of bands: A Las Vegas band that used to open for a Los Angeles band found itself the headliner, with their roles reversed, and an up-and-coming act that may soon be headlining venues of that size in San Francisco was plopped in the middle. The headliners happened to be Imagine Dragons, who a little under a year ago played in a morning slot to an unassuming crowd at Live 105’s BFD. Next month, they’ll be headlining the 9,000-fan-capacity America’s Cup Amphitheater in the City. That’s a very quick [...]

Interview: For Imagine Dragons, going nonstop pays off

Dan Reynolds’ family always supported him, even while his seven brothers and one sister were becoming doctors and lawyers, and he was dropping out of Brigham Young University in Utah to start a band. “Back when we were playing a show to five people in a dirty bar in Vegas, they were there,” the Imagine Dragons singer said two days after Thanksgiving from his home. “I think I chose a bit of a different career path from the rest of my family. I always leaned more toward the creative side.” In school he took a few advertising and communications classes [...]

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Review & Video: Imagine Dragons @ Great American Music Hall, 10/8/12

On “Underdog,” a track off Imagine Dragons' debut album, Night Visions, vocalist Dan Reynolds sings that he loves to be the underdog. Unfortunately for him and the Las Vegas quintet, those times appear to be over. As evidenced by their sold-out, highly energized and often emotional set at the Great American Music Hall Monday, Imagine Dragons are at the beginning of an explosive career arc that should take from playing Vegas bars and no-name casinos, to – eventually – arenas. Just like another Vegas band, the Killers, these guys have the anthems to carry them there. Although Reynolds wore a [...]

By |October 11, 2012|Tags: |
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