Freshly nominated for the MTV Video Music Award's category of Best Rock Video for "It's Time", it's safe to say that Imagine Dragons have hit the scene by storm. Having only a 6 song EP to their credit (their first full length album is being released next month) the group, formed and forged in Las Vegas, has learned a few lessons on what it takes to fully commit to achieving their dreams. I had the pleasure of speaking with founding member and guitarist, D. Wayne Sermon, about the bands arduous past, exciting present and very bright future as the band was getting ready to play Billabong's Design for Humanity. Located inside the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA, Design For Humanity is a massive fashion-music-art block party, which this year benefited VH1's Save The Music Foundation.
Look for Imagine Dragons this fall on Awolnation's 'Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate' Tour, starting September 8th and concluding it's US stops on October 24th. Full list of tour dates available here.
Before taking the stage at The House of Blues in San Diego, Dan Reynolds (vocals) and Wayne Sermon (guitar) of Imagine Dragons took a moment to chat with me. The sold-out show had a palpable energy that flowed freely between the crowd and the stage. This band is on fire. If you haven't seen this band live yet, know it will change the experience of how you listen to their music. Act quick, and do it while you can still catch them in clubs.