Biography by James Christopher Monger
Artist Biography by James Christopher Monger
Increasing through the Nevada wilderness in the late 2000s, rock ensemble envision Dragons quickly became very popular US bands of this 2010s, with their mixture of arena-rock energy and catchy pop choruses radio airplay that is dominating. Winning their first Grammy Award in 2014 for the diamond-certified worldwide smash “Radioactive” from their debut album, Night Visions, envision Dragons remained near the the surface of the maps for much of the 2010s, topping the Billboard 200 with 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors. As their percussion-heavy sound shifted more toward radio-friendly, stadium-ready anthems, they secured global favor with 2017’s Grammy-nominated Evolve, which delivered a trio of multi-platinum singles, “Believer,” “Thunder,” and “Whatever It Takes.” Heading in to the next decade the band circulated the 2021 singles “Follow You” and “Cutthroat.”
The Las Vegas-based group had its genesis in Provo, Utah, where vocalist Dan Reynolds came across drummer Andrew Tolman as the two went to Brigham Young University. Last year, the group, which by this time included guitarist Daniel Wayne Sermon, bass player Ben McKee, and Tolman’s spouse Brittany Tolman on tips and supporting vocals, had made a title for it self regionally and relocated to Reynolds’ hometown of Las Vegas to record a pair of well-received EPs (Just picture Dragons and Hell and Silence) during the Killers’ Battle Born Studios. a 3rd EP, It’s Time, arrived the year that is following helped secure the team an archive deal with Interscope. The Tolmans parted means because of the group before the Interscope deal, and Daniel Platzman t k over on drums.