by Amelia Hicks
Imagine Dragons performed in Cincinnati on Saturday, October 21 during the North American leg of their world tour promoting their new album, Evolve. And in typical Imagine Dragons tradition, there was no shortage of showmanship or confetti.
The openers of the evening were K. Flay and Grouplove. K. Flay is most noted for her single High Enough. Grouplove is known for their hits Tongue Tied as well as Ways to Go. However, the opening acts shied in comparison to the headline.
Imagine Dragons opened the show with a song from their most recent album, I Don’t Know Why, setting an upbeat and energetic tone for the night. What followed was a mix of songs from all three of their studio albums including hits such as It’s Time, Gold, Rise Up, and even an acoustic version of Amsterdam.
The production value of an Imagine Dragons concert is what sets this band apart. The visuals drew your eye to the stage while the lights set an atmosphere that matched the tone of every song. Large balloons bounced around the arena, and they even released confetti onto the crowd.
What is truly astonishing about this band however, is that no matter the size of the arena, they always attempt to connect with the audience on a personal level. They went out into the crowd and performed acoustic versions in the middle of the audience. The arena felt a little bit smaller that night.
The show closed with one of their most iconic songs from their Nightvisions album, Radioactive. All hands were on deck as every band member played a drum and the audience belted out those irresistible lyrics. If you have the opportunity to see this band live, you’d be absolutely foolish not to take it.