Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons’ lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne “Wing” Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band gained exposure following the release of their debut studio album, Night Visions (2012) and first single “It’s Time”. The band’s second studio album Smoke + Mirrors reached number one on the Billboard 200, Canadian Albums Chart, and UK Albums Chart. Night Visions peaked at number two on the weekly Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. According to Billboard, Imagine Dragons topped the year-end rock rankings for 2013; Billboard named them “The Breakthrough Band of 2013”, and Rolling Stone named their single “Radioactive” “the biggest rock hit of the year”. MTV called them “the year’s biggest breakout band”.
During the band’s tour, Imagine Dragons released two non-album singles. “Roots” was released on August 26, 2015 and “I Was Me” on October 12, 2015 via iTunes. The band also released a cover of “I Love You All the Time” by Eagles of Death Metal on December 18, 2015, in support of the victims of the November 2015 Paris attacks. The Smoke + Mirrors World Tour ended on February 5, 2016 in Amsterdam. Dan Reynolds stated Billboard that the band will be taking a hiatus for the remainder of 2016, stating “This is the year we’re going to actually take time off. We haven’t stopped in, like, six years, so we’ve forced ourselves to at least take a year off.” The band released a one night only concert film, Imagine Dragons In Concert: Smoke + Mirrors, in select theaters on March 2, 2016.