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Imagine Dragons – June 1st at Voyeur – Presented by LED

WHAT: LED presents Imagine Dragons
WHEN: Saturday, June 1st, 2013
AGE: 21+
WHERE: Voyeur
TICKETS: RSVP

LED presents Imagine Dragons Voyeur San Diego

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After the last note played on the last song of a marathon set a few years ago, Dan
Reynolds, frontman for Las Vegas based rockers Imagine Dragons, realized it was all
starting to come together. “We were playing a gig at this place called O’Sheas, which
has the cheapest beer on the strip,” Reynolds remembers. “I was basically standing
on top of the drums, the stage was so small. We were on our final song of a six-hour
set. I got to the end of the song and just fully passed out in the middle of singing.
I came to, got up, finished the song, and we got a standing ovation from all these
people at this tiny little casino at three am on a weekday in Vegas. Something about
that moment bonded us and made us realize that we were building a connection
with people from all over the country.

For Imagine Dragons that means a blend of hip-hop influenced backbeats layered
under thrillingly direct guitar, bass, and drums. “We like making raw natural noises
and keeping them raw and natural but transforming them into synthetic noises,”
Sermon says. “We are gearheads. We do a lot of experimenting with percussion
that’s electric and acoustic on top of each other.” Every band member except
Reynolds attended Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, and the technical
skill and precision that comes with that education has impacted Imagine Dragons’
sound and process. “I’m a musician that goes by ear. And when you put those two
types of people in a room together that’s when the magic happens,” say Reynolds.

In a world where any teenager with a webcam can become a rock star then a has-
been all in the space of a few months, Imagine Dragons are a refreshing return to
the tried-and-true traditions of great rock and roll. They’ve learned how to be a
band the old fashioned way, by writing great songs and playing them live to an
increasingly large audience. But their secret weapon is the one element we’ve
truly lost in this exhibitionistic post-internet music culture: mystery. “The name
of the band is an anagram,” Wayne says. “We had this phrase but it was something
we didn’t really want to call the band so we agreed to switch the letters around
and came up with Imagine Dragons. We haven’t even told our own mothers what
the phrase was. As an artist you put so much of yourself out there it’s fun to have
something you keep to yourself.”