Before they hit mainstream and bestowed our unworthy world with hit songs like “Demons”, “Radioactive”, and “Believer”, Imagine Dragons was a budding band with a huge following in the small town of Utah. This was 8 years ago.
It happened in Vegas
After releasing their first EP, “Speak To Me”, the band moved to Las Vegas to spread their wings further and take things to the next level. There, they recorded three more EPs, namely “Imagine Dragons” in 2009, “Hell and Silence” in 2010, and “Continued Silence” in 2012 as they continued to enjoy promising success.
The band had their major breakthrough after the release of their debut album, “Night Visions” in 2012. Their first single from the album, “It’s Time” immediately shot to number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Shortly after that, Imagine Dragons went on to become a household name with the release of two other hit singles, the thought-provoking “Radioactive” and “Demons”.
Thunder, feel the thunder!
Fast forward to the present, Imagine Dragons has released 3 studio albums and sold millions of them, played at sell-out concerts, they are heard on every radio station all over the world, and have had their songs as soundtracks in major motion pictures and hit TV series. And lucky for us, the band will be making their way to the Malaysian shores this Saturday (6th of January) for a full-fledged concert.
We recently caught up with Ben McKee, the bassist from Imagine Dragons, to chat about how crazy the ‘Evolve’ tour has been for the boys, and what’s in store for their Malaysian fans this weekend.
In a recent interview with HYPE Malaysia, Ben McKee had this to say:
The #Evolve tour has been incredible so far. I don’t think we’ve had this much energy than when we were playing in tiny pubs and bars. It’s a new, reinvigorated kind of energy that we have!
McKee is also really excited about their new ‘Evolve’ album, and how the songs are more upbeat and optimistic compared to what they’ve previously done. ‘Evolve’, which comprises songs like “Thunder”, “Believer”, and “Whatever It Takes”, encourages you to rise above your critics and haters – and prove them wrong by doing the very thing they said you couldn’t do.
Evolve is an album that we’re really, really proud of. It’s a bit more optimistic than the other two (Smoke + Mirrors and Night Vision), this one comes from a place of power. It’s especially good for live performances, because of all the energetic songs. I personally really like “Whatever It Takes” – it’s uplifting and so much fun to perform live.ADVERTISEMENT
The ‘Imagine Dragons: EVOLVE TOUR’ kicked off last year in September 2017. After spending 3 months rocking out on stages and blowing the roof off of various venues across the United States and Canada, the band decided to take one month off to be back home with their families for Christmas and New Year.
We can’t wait for Malaysia, says Ben McKee
Now, rejuvenated, fully recharged, and ready to spring into action, the band will resume the ‘Evolve’ tour, and Malaysia will be their first Asian stop. According to Ben McKee, the band is super excited about their first trip to Malaysia – just as we all are.
We just can’t wait to get down there. Right now we’re back home with our families, but it doesn’t take long for me to want to get back on the road again – and continue with the tour.
It will be the most explosive, most energetic concert you’ll ever live to see. We’re very, very excited about this. Be prepared!
Imagine Dragons will be performing at the Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam, on the 6th of January 2018. Click here to get your tickets if you haven’t already.
Oh, and see you there!