On March 2nd, Imagine Dragons fans who missed out on the band’s 2015 tour can experience the next best thing. That night, at 7:30 p.m. local time, Fathom Events presents a cinematic recap of the band’s massive Toronto show — performed for an audience of 15,000 — during their tour in support of last year’s Smoke + Mirrors. The film will not only unite fans across North America; it will also stand as a testament to the incredible production values featured on Imagine Dragons’ most recent world trek. Watch the exclusive trailer below.
Singer Dan Reynolds recently spoke with Rolling Stone about the film, Smoke + Mirrors tour opener Halsey and the band’s tight-knit fan community before Imagine Dragons embarked on the short final leg of their world tour. “We put out an album that hit hard, and I really feel like we have a community now from touring pretty relentlessly for eight years,” he said. “I honestly feel like social media has been really important to us to help us really feel close to our fans, even though we haven’t met.”
What made you guys decide to release this concert film as one-night-only event for your fans?
We always wanted to do this, but we just finally were able to put it together and felt like this tour really had kind of a special vibe to it. We worked with the Moment Factory, a really, really rad production company, and we put together a show that felt really special. We wanted to capture it and figured it’d be really cool to do it in a setting where fans could come together and go into a theater and experience something like that. Our fans are a close community even though they’re spread out around the world. Twitter makes it so that people that haven’t ever met grow friendships together. I thought this would be a cool way to bring people together who are in similar cities and may have met each other on Twitter because of the band.
Will the band be making appearances at any of the theaters?
I can’t say any specifics on that because we don’t know the specifics yet, but yes, we are definitely going to go see it with some fans in at least one location. I actually think it will be a few locations, but I couldn’t tell you which locations those were.
What made this tour in particular so special for the band?
This record in particular was a special record to all of us. It translated well live just because it’s a really dynamic album. Like, Night Visions was really fun to play live, but I don’t feel like it translated as well live as Smoke + Mirrors did, particularly because we tracked a lot of this album live. A lot of the songs were just played as a band in a studio as opposed to Night Visions [where] a lot of it was just kind of put together.