They're NOT U2, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, or Pearl Jam ... they're Imagine Dragons, and that's a compliment. The packed TD Garden knew that as they roared from the band's every move and note.
Here is my one on one interview with Dan Reynolds prior to the show:
Here are my pros and cons of the show:
Too much Dan Reynolds not enough Wayne Sermon (guitar) Ben McKee (bass) and Daniel Platzman (drums)
Dan Reynolds' "I'm ashamed to be an American at times" speech.
The tempo of the show, was a bit off.
Imagine Dragons can ROCK, like Muse rock.
Dan Reynolds is a good front-man, from his lengthy time alone on the extended runway stage, to his connecting with the audience.
The band played actual instruments.
Berkley College of Music got more shout outs than Boston.
Here is the Imagine Dragons Set-list from Boston 7-1-15
Forever Young (Alphaville cover)
Smoke and Mirrors
I'm So Sorry
Bleeding Out / Warriors
On Top of the World
I Bet My Life
Here is the least crappy video I could find of "It's Time"
AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 23: Emily Haines of Metric performs on June 23, 2015 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
The real highlight of the night was the underrated Canadian band Metric, who opened the show. Front woman Emily Haines is BY FAR the most seductive (sexy voice, great rock look, powerful, and those legs) front woman out there. Metric's guitarist Jimmy Shaw can make that guitar sing, his licks last night had me looking like a fan girl in section 12. On a down note the mix in the Garden was up to par , as at times you couldn't hear a word through the muffled riffs and drums. Overall I was very impressed to see a Paradise/House of Blues band play UP to the standards of the Garden.
Now that I'm done sweating over Emily Haines, The concert was very entertaining and I look forward to seeing where the boys from Imagine Dragons go from here.
Aside from my opinion from the show, Imagine Dragons are really making a difference away from music and you can see that here . #SlayingCancerWithDragons