Dan Reynolds Says He Doesn’t Miss Begging People To Come To Imagine Dragons Shows


The lead vocalist of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, recently appeared in an interview with American Songwriter and opened up about the early days of the band’s career. Reynolds said he does not miss begging people around him to come to their performances.

Imagine Dragons released a few EPs for their initial appearance in the music scene. ‘Imagine Dragons,’ ‘Hell and Silence,’ and ‘It’s Time’ were their first records. They attracted the attention of the music critics with their distinct sound in these earlier releases. In 2012, the band released the first studio album entitled ‘Night Visions,’ which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. The group also proved its success with this album selling over 80.000 copies.

The album, which included the hit songs such as ‘Radioactive’ and ‘Demons,’ became their breakthrough in the rock scene. Their success continued with the next record, ‘Smoke + Mirrors,’ which came out in 2015. It debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold more than one million copies in the US, and the band’s popularity continued to increase worldwide.

Although Imagine Dragons achieved a lot of success throughout their career, Dan Reynolds recently revealed in an interview that it was easier said than done. He mentioned that they struggled to find a record company as they did not have enough money. They often tried to give people leaflets to invite them to the shows. The vocalist noted that there were many hardships during the band’s first four years until they booked a sold-out tour with Awolnation.

Reynolds stated in the same interview that he does not miss those years. As he conveyed, they were begging people to come to their performances which he certainly did not enjoy. The frontman noted that he only missed the celebrations with his fellow bandmates when things started to work out well for the group.

Dan Reynolds said the following:

I don’t miss begging people to come to our shows. The only thing I miss maybe is the celebration and the camaraderie between the band when things start to happen.”

Although Imagine Dragons have made a massive impact on the music scene with their successful works throughout the years, Dan Reynolds made it clear that the band went through an arduous process during their earlier years. It is always surprising for rock fans to listen to the hardships world-renowned musicians have gone through, but it also probably gives hope to many new generation musicians struggling to make ends meet.