We start March with the news that the drummer of Imagine Dragons is leaving their South American tour. Does this sound like a familiar situation? Deja vu with Blink-182? just a week before their concert in Colombia.
We are just a few days away from the long-awaited concert of the band Imagine Dragons with their Mercury World Tour at the Coliseo Live in Colombia. Fans got the news this week that the band’s drummer Daniel Platzman will not continue with the tour for the remaining shows in South America.
Unfortunate news? That’s right since the drummer was able to play some shows at the beginning of the tour, but he has not been in good health as we know, health comes first and we hope to have him back in Colombia soon. And there is no need to worry because the band has not canceled any of their shows and will have as “replacement on drums” the American musician Andrew Tolman who is a founding member of the same band and is also a member of the musical group The Flame.
Now, I want to talk about this fantastic group that I personally sing and dance to all their songs. Imagine Dragons is an American pop-rock band that was formed in 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. Over the years, they have become one of the most popular and successful bands in the world, selling millions of albums and singles. The band’s music is characterized by its anthemic, uplifting sound, which combines rock, pop, and electronic elements. Their songs often feature soaring choruses, driving beats, and memorable hooks, with lyrics that touch on themes of personal struggle, hope, and perseverance.
One of Imagine Dragons’ biggest hits is “Radioactive,” which became a massive success and earned the band a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance. Other notable songs include “Believer,” “Thunder,” and “Demons.” The band has also contributed music to various movies and TV shows, including “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Game of Thrones.”
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Imagine Dragons - Thunder
Overall, Imagine Dragons have established themselves as one of the most successful and innovative pop-rock bands of the past decade. Their music is beloved by fans around the world, and their powerful live performances have earned them a reputation as one of the best live acts in the business. Imagine Dragons concerts are known for their high-energy performances and elaborate stage setups. The band puts a lot of effort into creating a dynamic and immersive experience for their fans, with flashy visuals, special effects, and interactive elements.
Imagine Dragons, JID - Bones/Enemy (Medley/Live From The 2022 American Music Awards)
One of the band’s most memorable live shows was their performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, where they played “Radioactive” and “Demons” to a crowd of screaming fans. The band also played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in 2015, which was praised for its energetic atmosphere and impressive light show.
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive (Live At The Joint)
In addition to their headline concerts, Imagine Dragons has also played at a number of music festivals around the world, including Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Glastonbury. At these events, the band has shared the stage with other popular artists and put on electrifying performances that have earned them a dedicated fan base. Imagine Dragons concerts are known for their high production value and engaging performances that leave fans feeling energized and inspired. With their catchy hits and impressive stage presence, the band has become one of the most popular live acts in the world, drawing in huge crowds wherever they go.
Imagine Dragons x J.I.D - Enemy (Live from Montreal 2022)
Now, let’s talk about who is this great drummer who had to withdraw from the long-awaited musical tour. Daniel Platzman is the drummer for Imagine Dragons. He joined the band in 2011, shortly before they released their debut album, “Night Visions.” Since then, he has become a key member of the group, contributing his powerful drumming style to the band’s high-energy sound. Platzman’s drumming style is characterized by its technical proficiency and versatility. He is capable of playing a wide range of genres, from rock to pop to electronic music, and often incorporates complex rhythms and fills into his playing.
One of the standout moments of Platzman’s drumming career with Imagine Dragons came during their 2017 performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. During their song “Believer,” Platzman played an extended drum solo on a giant drum set that was suspended from the ceiling. The solo was widely praised for its technical skill and showmanship and helped solidify Platzman’s reputation as one of the best drummers in the business.
Overall, Daniel Platzman’s contributions to Imagine Dragons have helped make them one of the most popular and successful bands of the past decade. His powerful drumming style and energetic stage presence have earned him a devoted following among fans of the band and cemented his place as one of the most talented drummers in the music industry today.
Imagine Dragons - Believer/Thunder (Live From iHeartRADIO MMVAs/2017)
Another news, they are one of the openers of this show in Bogota, they are Lika Nova, a group formed by 5 members who love music, The Levy twins and Josue Bessolo, who are on drums and bass, on keyboards David Useche, on vocals Luis Rojas and on guitar Brian Coronado. Their sound is alternative rock, where strings and synthesizers mix and play on stage. They have been opening for Telebit, Diamante Eléctrico and they are also part of the LineUp of our awaited “Estéreo Picnic”. In May of last year, they released their EP “Portales” which had 6 songs, and later took them to perform some concerts in Mexico. A new group opening a concert of great artists such as Imagine Dragons, this gives me joy because that’s what music is all about, creating connections, new sounds, evolution, and new musical material and there is nothing more gratifying than Colombian art and music to open the doors to the outside world and find new music.