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Flying High With Imagine Dragons: Exclusive Photos

On the road in Los Angeles and San Diego with the soaring rock band

Imagine Dragons, Tour 2014, Behind the Scenes

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"Radioactive" stars Imagine Dragons recently set a new standard when the aforementioned song notched its record-breaking 77th week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. We connected with the band as they hit Los Angeles and San Diego for a series of shows. Manager Mac Reynolds provided the commentary, starting below, for the behind-the-scenes photos.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs to a sold-out crowd at the newly remodeled Forum in Los Angeles. The band's Into The Night tour hits twenty-one arenas across North America and wraps March 15th in Denver.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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The Bubble Bursts

The audience punches massive balloons into the air during the final chorus of Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World." 

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Standing in the Light

Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds gets personal with fans. Despite the massive room, the show feels intimate.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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The Pre-Show Routine

Pranks abound backstage before the band takes stage. Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds is commonly the culprit. Dan can also be caught just following the show doing a post-show workout on the band elliptical.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Getting Ready

Imagine Dragons founding members Wayne Sermon and Dan Reynolds warm up backstage pre-show. Wayne is almost never seen without a guitar in his hand.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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A Heartwarming Moment

Despite their meteoric rise, Imagine Dragons still takes a moment to appreciate the fans that have supported them. Here, Dan Reynolds opens a Valentine's Day Card from a fan and shares it with the band.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Getting Loose

Imagine Dragons drummer and Berklee School of Music grad Daniel Platzman warms up on drum pads shortly before show time.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Calm Before the Storm

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons enjoys a quiet moment before performing in front of more than 13,000 fans at the Forum.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Up in Smoke

"The last year has been a wild ride," Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons tells the arena full of fans. The band's single "Radioactive" recently broke the Billboard Hot 100 record for the longest chart run.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Pounding Away

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds plays a floor tom on the front of stage before grabbing the mic to finish one of the band's songs.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Checking In

Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee checking voice mails and texts before the show. Ben is the social butterfly of the band.

Imagine Dragons, Into the Night tour 2014

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Don’t Blink

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds has a staring competition with one of the great posters that San Diego's Valley View Casino Center creates to honor the artists that perform there.

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