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Imagine Dragons ready for a Vegas homecoming at T-Mobile Arena

Imagine Dragons will play its first proper arena concert in Las Vegas on September 29.
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Finally, hometown rock heroes Imagine Dragons will headline a proper arena concert in Las Vegas. The band’s 31-stop Evolve World Tour launched earlier this week at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and touches down at T-Mobile Arena Friday night.

It won’t be its first time there, though. Frontman Dan Reynolds sang with The Killers on T-Mobile’s opening night in April 2016, and the entire band performed an explosive version of “Believer” at the Billboard Music Awards there in May. Reynolds says the group can’t wait to play its stage again.

“We’re really excited, and it’s such a beautiful venue. We’ve enjoyed those [past] experiences there,” he says. “The Vegas shows are always the most special, to have family and friends come out, and this time will be extra special because of those fans who have been with us since the very beginning and watched us play at Beauty Bar and the Bunkhouse [years ago]. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Vegas fans.”

Reynolds says the band is particularly amped for this tour because its chart-topping third studio album (released in June) provides an extra layer of material that pushes the Dragons live show to the next level.

“It feels so good to finally have a real catalog to comb through on the road,” he says. “This is the first time we have dozens of songs to pick from, and we plan on changing it up every night to keep it interesting and exciting.” Imagine Dragons at T-Mobile Arena, September 29.

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