Due to popular demand, Imagine Dragons has added nine additional shows to their Mercury World Tour across Canada in Victoria, Ottawa, Quebec City and more. Produced by Live Nation, the 2022 tour kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 6 at FTX Arena in Miami making stops across North America featuring a performance at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Friday, April 22. The entire tour includes a total of 26 dates and celebrates the release of their latest album, Mercury – Act 1.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.ca or canadiantirecentre.com and will be available to the general public on Friday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m.
IMAGINE DRAGONS – MERCURY WORLD TOUR CANADIAN DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
Feb. 16 – Montreal, Bell Centre
March 4 – Vancouver, Rogers Arena
April 10 – Victoria, B.C., Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
April 13 – Edmonton, Rogers Place
April 15 – Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome
April 17 – Saskatoon, Sask., SaskTel Centre
April 19 – Winnipeg, Canada Life Centre
April 22 – Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre
April 24 – London, Ont., Budweiser Gardens
April 26 – Quebec City, Que., Centre Videotron
April 28 – Moncton, N.B., Avenir Centre
Last month, Imagine Dragons teamed up with J.I.D, a Grammy-nominated, East Atlanta-based rapper signed to J. Cole’s Interscope Records venture, Dreamville Records, on the epic, electrifying new single Enemy. The song examines living with conflict – both internal and external – with Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds delivering the first two bristling, emotional verses and J.I.D’s trademark lightning-fast flow spotlighted on the third.
With 49 million albums and 55 million songs sold globally, as well as 75 billion combined streams, Imagine Dragons remains one of the best-selling rock bands, reinventing the genre with their enormous breakout success across the 2010s. Billboard’s Top 3 rock songs of the decade belonged to the band – Believer, Thunder and Radioactive. Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons developed a grassroots following with a series of independently released EPs before making their major label debut on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope with the 2012 EP Continued Silence. Night Visions, their 2012 full-length debut, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and the lead-off track Radioactive topped Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance and achieved RIAA Diamond status. 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. EVOLVE, which followed in 2017, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and unleashed three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: Believer, the Grammy-nominated Thunder and Whatever It Takes. All three songs were also top five hits at Top 40 radio, with Thunder rising to the No. 1 spot. The band’s fourth album, ORIGINS, debuted atop Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts and lead single Natural spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio and set the current record for all-time “most spins in a week” at the format.
Their highly anticipated fifth studio album Mercury – Act 1 was released on Sept. 3. Teaming up with esteemed producer Rick Rubin and with its title drawing inspiration from the word “mercurial,” Mercury – Act 1 is a candid album that abandons metaphorically charged lyrics and instead embraces emotional extremities, holding nothing back. It marks the band’s first album since 2018’s ORIGINS.
Follow You and Cutthroat were the first glimpses into the new record, released simultaneously in March 2021, with the former hitting No. 1 at alternative radio and Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart, marking the band’s quickest ascent to the top of those charts. The album’s current single, Wrecked, is a confessional exploration of grief, written by lead vocalist Dan Reynolds after losing his sister-in-law to cancer in 2019