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Watch Imagine Dragons Surprise a Crowd on a Vegas Street

Returning to their hometown, the band attempts to busk for unexpecting fans

Imagine Dragons, heading to an unannounced show on the Vegas strip, are trying to figure out the exact nature of their approaching gig. “I think we’re just busking,” guitarist Wayne Sermon says.

“Are we putting out a guitar case, actually, for money?” frontman Dan Reynolds asks.

“We’re not gonna busk,” responds Sermon, barely helping. “Well, we’re gonna busk – but not the money part of the busk.”

In the clip above, a preview of the band’s episode in Crackle’s “Playing It Forward” series, watch as the group finishes this discussion and arrives at the Bellagio, received by surprised and screaming fans. “I’ve walked this strip time and time again,” Reynolds tells them. “From the Bellagio to Caesar’s Palace to Mandalay Bay, we’ve played all across this strip.”

They go on to perform hits like “Radioactive” and “It’s Time,” as well as the lesser known “I Bet My Life.” The full performance can be watched on Crackle starting Friday.

“I’m the singer, so if I go to the mall I probably get stopped a handful of times, but it’s nothing like a crowd of people,” Reynolds told Rolling Stone at the event. “I’m at a point where I think every celebrity that doesn’t sign everything must be a total asshole because I don’t understand: ‘Come on, man! Just sign a couple of things a day.’ Maybe ask me in 10 years. But right now we’re very happy with anonymity.”

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