Smoke + Mirrors Tour

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Smoke + Mirrors Tour
Tour by Imagine Dragons
Smoke+MirrorsTour poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Smoke + Mirrors
Start date April 12, 2015
End date February 5, 2016
No. of shows 5 in South America
46 in North America
44 in Europe
9 in Asia
5 in Oceania
109 in Total
Imagine Dragons concert chronology

The Smoke + Mirrors Tour was the second worldwide concert tour by American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons in support of their second studio album Smoke + Mirrors (2015). The tour had a preview show in Sydney, Australia, on March 17, 2015, before the tour officially began in Santiago, Chile, on April 12, 2015. It continued through the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Europe until February 5, 2016, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The band played 108 shows. For Pollstar's Year End Top 200 North American Tours of 2015, it was ranked forty-first, and grossed $25.2 million.[1]

Background and development[edit]

In 2012, Imagine Dragons released their debut studio album Night Visions, which launched the band into international mainstream commercial success. To promote the record, the band embarked on a world tour, named Night Visions Tour, consisting of over 170 shows all over the world. During this tour, the band had been working for their second album.

On December 16, 2014, Imagine Dragons announced that their second album Smoke + Mirrors would be released on February 17, 2015[2] and the tour was announced shortly later.

The arena tour in United Kingdom was announced on January 30, 2015.[3] On the same day, the rest of the European leg was revealed through the band official Facebook[4] with "more dates to come on". The North American leg was announced a week later,[5] meanwhile the shows in Australia and New Zealand were confirmed in middle February.[6]

The show that took place in Toronto, Ontario on July 4, was recorded and released as a concert DVD, Imagine Dragons: Smoke + Mirrors Live.

Critical reception[edit]

North America[edit]

The concert at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus received a positive review from Curtis Schieber from The Columbus Dispatch, saying that whilst "no wheels were reinvented during the Imagine Dragons concert" he acknowledged that it "delivered all its considerable drama with bull's-eye accuracy in a very appealing package that featured a charismatic lead singer, an expert four-piece band [...] and a relatively restrained set that looked like a million bucks and skilfully built momentum."[7] Gene Stout of The Seattle Times have a generally positive review of the concert at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, stating that "high-powered songs as 'On Top of the World', 'Radioactive' and the drum-laden 'I Bet My Life' were a bit overdone. But fans loved them." Stout noted that the "concertgoers spanned generations, from kids attending their first concert to middle-aged rockers who discovered the band in Vegas" as well as complimenting the opening acts, Metric and Halsey, calling them a "bonus".[8]

Oceania[edit]

George Palathingal of The Sydney Morning Herald gave the show at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney four stars, summing up that "these Dragons do indeed breathe some fire". He also commented "I'm So Sorry" and "Friction" as highlights, with the latter dispelling "fears that Imagine Dragons might be a bit too "pop" and not nearly "rock" enough".[9] Rachel Bache of The New Zealand Herald gave the concert at the Vector Arena in Auckland a positive review said from the opening of "Shots" the band "oozed energy", whilst also saying that the "bright white strobes did get a bit much".[10]

Opening acts[edit]

  • The Mills (April 21, 2015)
  • Vivanativa (April 23, 2015)
  • Odiesso (April 27, 2015)
  • Metric (June 3 – August 1, 2015)
  • Halsey (June 3 – August 1, 2015)
  • British India (September 2 – 5, 2015)
  • The Rubens (September 8 & 10, 2015)
  • Sunset Sons (October 11, 2015 – January 30, 2016 & February 5, 2016)
  • Pravada (January 24 & 26, 2016)
  • The Biebers (January 20, 2016)
  • GJan (January 31, 2016)
  • Lemon (February 2, 2016)

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on July 4, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Shots"
  2. "Trouble"
  3. "It's Time"
  4. "Forever Young" / "Smoke And Mirrors" (Alphaville cover)
  5. "Polaroid"
  6. "I'm So Sorry"
  7. "Thief"
  8. "Gold"
  9. "Bleeding Out" / "Warriors"
  10. "Demons"
  11. "Amsterdam"
  12. "Hopeless Opus"
  13. "On Top of the World"
  14. "Friction"
  15. "Release"
  16. "I Bet My Life"
  17. "Radioactive"

Encore

  1. "The Fall"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
South America
April 12, 2015 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
April 14, 2015 Buenos Aires Argentina Tecnópolis
April 16, 2015 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Citibank Hall
April 18, 2015 São Paulo Arena Anhembi
April 21, 2015 Bogotá Colombia Simón Bolívar Park
North America
April 23, 2015 San Juan Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum
April 25, 2015[a] Monterrey Mexico Fundidora Park
April 27, 2015 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes
Europe
May 24, 2015[b] Norwich England Earlham Park
North America
May 29, 2015[c] Napa United States 575 3rd Street
June 3, 2015 Portland Moda Center
June 5, 2015 Calgary Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
June 6, 2015 Edmonton Rexall Place
June 8, 2015 Winnipeg MTS Centre
June 9, 2015 St. Paul United States Xcel Energy Center
June 10, 2015 Omaha CenturyLink Center Omaha
June 12, 2015 St. Louis Scottrade Center
June 13, 2015 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center
June 15, 2015 Rosemont Allstate Arena
June 16, 2015 Louisville KFC Yum! Center
June 18, 2015 Columbus Nationwide Arena
June 19, 2015 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
June 22, 2015 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
June 23, 2015 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 24, 2015 Buffalo First Niagara Center
June 27, 2015 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
June 29, 2015 Newark Prudential Center
June 30, 2015 Brooklyn Barclays Center
July 1, 2015 Boston TD Garden
July 3, 2015 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
July 4, 2015 Toronto Air Canada Centre
July 6, 2015 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center
July 7, 2015 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
July 8, 2015 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
July 10, 2015 Tampa Amalie Arena
July 11, 2015 Sunrise BB&T Center
July 13, 2015 Memphis FedExForum
July 14, 2015 Atlanta Philips Arena
July 16, 2015 Houston Toyota Center
July 17, 2015 Dallas American Airlines Center
July 18, 2015 Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
July 20, 2015 Anaheim Honda Center
July 21, 2015 San Diego Viejas Arena
July 24, 2015 Inglewood The Forum
July 25, 2015 Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 27, 2015 Denver Pepsi Center
July 28, 2015 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
July 30, 2015 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
July 31, 2015 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
August 1, 2015 Boise Taco Bell Arena
Asia
August 13, 2015 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
August 15, 2015[d] Osaka Japan Maishima Sports Island
August 16, 2015[d] Chiba Chiba Marine Stadium
August 19, 2015 Shanghai China Shanghai Indoor Stadium
August 21, 2015 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
August 23, 2015 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena
August 25, 2015 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
August 27, 2015 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
August 29, 2015 Bangkok Thailand IMPACT Arena
Oceania
September 2, 2015 Melbourne Australia Margaret Court Arena
September 4, 2015 Sydney Qantas Union Credit Arena
September 5, 2015 Brisbane Riverstage
September 8, 2015 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
September 10, 2015 Christchurch Horncastle Arena
North America
September 19, 2015[e] Chicago United States FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
September 26, 2015[f] Las Vegas Fremont Street
Europe
October 11, 2015 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
October 12, 2015 Mannheim SAP Arena
October 13, 2015 Munich Olympiahalle
October 15, 2015 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
October 16, 2015 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
October 17, 2015 Stuttgart Porsche-Arena
October 19, 2015 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
October 20, 2015 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
October 21, 2015 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
October 24, 2015 Brussels Belgium Forest National
October 26, 2015 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
October 27, 2015 Lille Zénith de Lille
October 28, 2015 Strasbourg Zénith de Strasbourg
October 30, 2015 Madrid Spain Barclaycard Center
October 31, 2015 Bilbao Bizkaia Arena
November 2, 2015 Paris France Le Zénith
November 4, 2015 London England The O2 Arena
November 5, 2015
November 6, 2015 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
November 10, 2015 Leeds First Direct Arena
November 11, 2015 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
November 13, 2015 Manchester England Manchester Arena
November 14, 2015 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
November 15, 2015 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro
November 17, 2015 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
November 18, 2015 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
November 20, 2015 Birmingham England Barclaycard Arena
November 23, 2015 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
November 24, 2015 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
January 14, 2016 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
January 16, 2016 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
January 18, 2016 Vienna Austria Gasometer
January 19, 2016 Bratislava Slovakia Aegon Arena
January 20, 2016 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
January 22, 2016 Minsk Belarus Minsk-Arena
January 24, 2016 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy
January 26, 2016 Saint Petersburg Ice Palace Saint Petersburg
January 27, 2016 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
January 29, 2016 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall Arena
January 30, 2016 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
January 31, 2016 Vilnius Lithuania Siemens Arena
February 2, 2016 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena
February 5, 2016 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue Ref.
Coliseo de Jose Miguel Agrelot San Juan 7,174 / 7,174 (100%) $579,860 [11]
Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 10,650 / 10,650 (100%) $608,130
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia 13,637 / 13,637 (100%) $804,257
Prudential Center Newark 11,464 / 11,683 (98%) $581,428
Barclays Center Brooklyn 12,598 / 12,598 (100%) $743,850
Bell Centre Montreal 15,601 / 15,601 (100%) $718,606
Air Canada Centre Toronto 14,899 / 14,899 (100%) $692,691
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 11,179 / 14,205 (78%) $661,696
Bridgestone Arena Nashville 11,959 / 12,784 (93%) $501,155
Toyota Center Houston 11,064 / 11,165 (99%) $617,771
American Airlines Center Dallas 11,142 / 12,090 (92%) $596,471
Harveys Outdoor Arena Lake Tahoe 6,125 / 6,125 (100%) $512,448
Margaret Court Arena Melbourne 5,728 / 6,202 (92%) $334,624
Qantas Credit Union Arena Sydney 7,001 / 7,602 (92%) $405,486
Riverstage Brisbane 5,385 / 8,000 (67%) $281,347
Barclaycard Arena Hamburg 7,426 / 9,797 (75%) $321,110
Vorst Nationaal Brussels 8,388 / 8,400 (99%) $285,899
O2 Arena London 29,151 / 35,596 (81%) $1,468,620
Manchester Arena Manchester 13,311 / 14,687 (90%) $607,365
SSE Hydro Glasgow 12,542 / 12,712 (98%) $572,950
Hallenstadion Zürich 13,000 / 13,000 (100%) $877,482

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The April 25, 2015 concert in Monterrey is part of the Pa'l Norte Festival.
  2. ^ The May 24, 2015 concert in Norwich at is part of Radio 1's Big Weekend.
  3. ^ The May 29, 2015 concert in Napa at is part of BottleRock Napa Valley Festival.
  4. ^ a b The August 15 and 16, 2016 concerts in Osaka and Chiba are part of Summer Sonic Festival.
  5. ^ The September 15, 2015 concert in Cgicago at is part of Farm Aid.
  6. ^ The September 16, 2015 concert in Las Vegas at is part of Life Is Beautiful.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Pollstar Year End Top 200 North American Tours" (PDF). Pollstarpro.com. POLLSTAR. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Carolyn Menyes (December 16, 2014). "Imagine Dragons Announce New Album 'Smoke + Mirrors' Release Date, Release New Single "Gold"". Music Times. 
  3. ^ Amy Davidson (January 30, 2015). "Imagine Dragons announce Smoke + Mirrors UK arena tour". Digital Spy. 
  4. ^ "+ to our dear friends across EUROPE.. we are coming your way with the Smoke + Mirrors Tour very soon. ticket pre-sales start THIS WEDNESDAY, with general sales on Feb 6. DATES BELOW +". Facebook. January 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ Christina Lee (February 7, 2015). "Imagine Dragons Announce North America Tour: See The Dates". Idolator. 
  6. ^ Sam Murphy (February 16, 2015). "Imagine Dragons 2015 Australian Tour Announced". Music Feeds. 
  7. ^ "Concert review: Imagine Dragons: Band offers drama, variety of styles". The Columbus Dispatch. 
  8. ^ "Imagine Dragons – under the dome, over the top". The Settle Times. 
  9. ^ "Imagine Dragons review: live show delivers some fire". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  10. ^ "Dragons get fiery at NZ show". The New Zealand Herald. 
  11. ^ Box score: