British fans of Imagine Dragons received some welcome news today. BBC Radio 1 announced that Imagine Dragons will be one of the main stage performers at their Big Weekend festival, which this year takes place in Norwich on the spring holiday weekend, May 23 and 24. Imagine Dragons join the likes of Muse, Florence and the Machine, and Fall Out Boy at this year’s event.
According to the Telegraph, Imagine Dragons will share the main stage with Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, and George Ezra on Sunday May 24. Fans of Imagine Dragons will be delighted to see that the Las Vegas-based rock group take time out from their world tour to make an appearance at Norwich’s Earlham Park.
Fans had thought that they would have to wait until November to see Imagine Dragons, who won over a huge number of fans when they made an appearance at last year’s Reading and Leeds twin festivals.
Imagine Dragons are currently on tour in South America and have numerous dates in the U.S. and Canada before they head to Europe in the fall. They commence a 10-night, large arena tour in the United Kingdom in November. The tour opens in London on November 5 and concludes in Birmingham November 20.
According to the Independent, Scott Mills, a BBC Radio 1 DJ told his breakfast show audience that Imagine Dragons would be joined by The Vaccines, Snoop Dogg, and Alt-J at this years festival.
BBC Radio 1 official Twitter feed confirmed the news, saying, “This will make your systems blow! Imagine Dragons will be playing our ‘big weekend’ on Sunday.”
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) April 20, 2015
Imagine Dragons are currently touring to showcase their sophomore album, Smoke and Mirrors, and recently won widespread praise after their performance at the Indianapolis March Madness music festival. Well-received both critically and commercially, the album debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart on its release day, February 17. The album has already spawned three hit singles “I Bet My Life,” “Gold,” and “Shots.”
Imagine Dragons are currently one of the most popular bands in the world, and their debut album, Night Visions, has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. It includes the singles “It’s Time” and “Radioactive,” the latter of which was a massively successful hit that went on to earn the band the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance.
Imagine Dragons’ most successful single, “Demons,” has sold over four million copies in the U.S. and remained in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 12 weeks following its release.
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