Imagine Dragons Kick Off North American Tour With Salt Lake City Stadium Show

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Imagine Dragons took the stage at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium on Aug. 5, kicking off a 20-city summer tour that marks the multi-platinum band’s biggest North American shows of its career.

A review from the Salt Lake Tribune declared: “The crowd was on its feet from the moment the band took the stage until the last chord of the final song vibrated through the breeze. … More than a decade after their start in Utah clubs, Imagine Dragons continue to deliver for their fans, putting together a welcoming, brilliant environment. The first show of the Mercury World Tour was a triumph, and shows what it means to attend a concert in 2022.”

Highlights of the tour include stops at Boston’s legendary Fenway Park Aug. 20, Toronto’s Rogers Centre Aug. 22 and a hometown show at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium Sept. 13. The tour wraps at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles Sept. 15.

“The Mercury Tour” supports the July 1 release of the band’s double-disc Mercury — Acts 1 & 2. The RIAA recently certified “Thunder” as Diamond with 10 million equivalent units, making Imagine Dragons the first group in history with four Diamond-certified singles. The band is currently No. 10 on Pollstar’s weekly Artist Power Index chart, based in large part on the band’s streaming rank at No. 12.

Imagine Dragons headlined Lollapalooza July 16 in Paris, capping a European leg.

The band’s last show in the United States was a March 14 appearance at Phoenix’s Footprint Center, grossing nearly $1.5 million on 11,775 tickets, according to a box office report submitted to Pollstar. That show completed an arena tour that boasted two nights at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena March 5 and 7 that grossed a total of nearly $2.3 million.

Imagine Dragons’ last full-fledged tour was the “Evolve World Tour” that ran between 2017 and 2019. The band finished No. 23 in Pollstar’s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart in 2018, grossing $67.4 million across 77 dates in 72 cities.