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Imagine Dragons extend blockbuster world tour

Multi-platinum Grammy award-winning band Imagine Dragons have added three more dates to their extensive Mercury World Tour.

The North American leg of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will be extended with dates in Allentown (16 February), Seattle (5 March) and Montreal (4 May).

The 2022 tour kicks off on 6 February at FTX Arena (cap. 21,000) in Miami, Florida, making stops across North America and Europe before wrapping up on 16 July at Lollapalooza in Paris, France.

The entire tour, which celebrates the release of their latest album ‘Mercury – Act 1’, includes a total of 53 dates at arenas, stadiums and festivals.

The North American leg of the tour will be extended with dates in Allentown, Seattle and Montreal

The European leg comprises 18 stops across the continent, including several major festivals, like I-Days in Italy (11 June) Pinkpop in the Netherlands (19 June) and Rock Werchter in Belgium (2 July).

Luxembourg’s Rockhal Open Air (16 June), Poland’s Open’er Festival (29 June) and Spain’s Mad Cool Festival (7 July) are also part of the Mercury World Tour routing.

Stadium dates include Luzhniki Stadium (cap. 81,000) in Moscow, Russia, Ernst-Happel Stadion (51,000) in Vienna, Austria, and Letnany Airport (60,000) in Prague, Czech Republic.

Tour support will be provided by MØ and Grandson in North America and Lany in Europe.

Imagine Dragons are represented by James Whitting at Paradigm Talent Agency and Corrie Martin at Wasserman Music.


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Vegas Strong benefit raises $700,000+

The 1 December Vegas Strong benefit concert raised more than US$700,000 for the victims of the Route 91 Harvest shooting, organisers have announced.

The show, which featured appearances by the Killers, Imagine Dragons, Boyz II Men, Jay Leno, Carrot Top and Vegas regulars David Copperfield, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group, took place exactly two months after the mass shooting at the Las Vegas country music festival, the deadliest in US history.

All proceeds from Vegas Strong, which took place at Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, will be donated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund set up after the attack.

“We are grateful for the outpouring of love from these icons of Las Vegas entertainment,” says Clark County commissioner Steve Sisolak, one of the people behind the fund, “who once again proved that our community stands as one to support the victims of this senseless tragedy.”

The similar We are Manchester concert in the UK, in aid of victims of May’s Manchester Arena bombing, raised £270,000 (US$366,000).


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