Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons are gearing up for next week’s release of their new album Smoke + Mirrors, which is due Tuesday, February 17th, via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Snippets of each of its 13 tracks are streaming now on the band’s website. In an early review, Britain’s Q magazine has already called Smoke + Mirrors “a modern pop-rock gem.”
The first single from Smoke + Mirrors, “I Bet My Life,” is currently Top 5 at Modern Rock radio, while the video has racked up more than 11.6 million views. The band is also premiering a video for their new track, “Shots” on Vevo (see below). Directed by Robert Hales (Alicia Keyes, Jack White, Gnarls Barkley), the video was inspired by the album artwork created by San Diego based painter Tim Cantor.
Smoke + Mirrors is available for pre-order on iTunes. Those who pre-order the album receive instant downloads of the first single “I Bet My Life” and the songs “Shots” and “Gold.” In addition, an exclusive deluxe edition available only at Target, featuring four extra tracks and exclusive cover art, will go on sale in stores and on Target.com on February 17th. That version is currently available for pre-order on Target.com. Imagine Dragons partnered with Target for a first-of-its-kind broadcast debut of the song “Shots.”
“Sophomore efforts do not often show growth and creative prowess,” says Alex Da Kid, Producer/Founder of KIDinaKORNER. “I am proud to say that Smoke + Mirrors accomplishes both and KIDinaKORNER Records is extremely excited for the band as they take on 2015 and beyond.”
To celebrate the release of Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons will make several upcoming TV appearances. They will perform on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 17th and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 20th.
Also this month, Imagine Dragons will hit the road for their Destination Dragons presented by Southwest Airlines tour, which will take the band coast-to-coast, performing intimate concerts for fans in four cities that hold a special place in the band’s history. The Imagine Dragons Concerts will give fans a first listen to the new music with shows in Los Angeles on February 20th, Salt Lake City on February 21st, Las Vegas on February 23rd, and Atlanta on February 25th.
Last week, Imagine Dragons announced details for their 2015 Smoke + Mirrors Tour, which kicks off on June 3rd in Portland, Oregon and visits cities throughout the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up on August 1st in Boise, Idaho. Tickets for the general public go on sale Tuesday, February 17th at livenation.com.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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