Big Concerts is proud to announce that for the first time ever, platinum Grammy award-winning rock band, Imagine Dragons is set to perform in South Africa. Imagine Dragons is bringing their incredible Mercury World Tour to Cape Town and Johannesburg in February 2023 and tickets are available exclusively from Ticketmaster. Ticket sales open on Friday the 8th of July at 9 am. The South African tour kicks off on Wednesday 1st of February at DHL Stadium and then heads to FNB Stadium on Saturday 4 February 2023. The Mercury World Tour is Imagine Dragons biggest world Tour to date and it’s one not to be missed! Known for their smash hits, “Believer”, “Enemy”, “Thunder”, and “Bones” to name a few, the energetic rock band’s catchy choruses have dominated airplay across the globe. With over 60 million album equivalents and 55 million digital songs sold, not to mention over 108 billion combined streams, Imagine Dragons are one of rock’s biggest bands of the past decade, and they’ve fully reinvented the genre in that time. In short, they own Billboard’s Top 3 rock songs of the 2010s — “Believer,” “Thunder,” and “Radioactive”—but their story doesn’t begin, or end, there. Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons developed a grassroots following with a series of independent EPs before making their major-label debut on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope with 2012’s Continued Silence EP. That same year, their LP debut NIGHT VISIONS entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2, while lead track “Radioactive” topped Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs, 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 followed in 2017, earning a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and unleashing three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: “Believer,” GRAMMY®-nominated “Thunder,” and “Whatever It Takes.” All three songs were also top 5 hits at Top 40 radio, with “Thunder” taking No. 1. The band’s fourth album, ORIGINS, debuted atop Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, while its lead single “Natural” spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio. For their fifth studio album—Imagine Dragons’ first new music since 2018—the band teamed up with esteemed producer Rick Rubin. 2021’s MERCURY – ACT 1 debuted in the Billboard 200 top 10, and at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. It also launched the singles “Wrecked ” “Cutthroat ” and “Follow You ” with the latter reaching No. 1 on both Mediabase’s Alternative Radio and Billboard’s Alternative Airplay charts. “Follow You” marked the band’s quickest ascent to the top of that Billboard chart, surpassing the respective seven- and eight-week climbs for “Natural” (2018) and “Believer” (2017). Then came “Enemy ” Originally released as the theme to Netflix’s Arcane, the hit racked up more than 4 billion combined global streams across two versions (including a collaboration with GRAMMY®-nominated, Atlanta-based rapper J.I.D), helping make Imagine Dragons the highest streaming American band in the US in 2021. In 2022, they expanded the world of MERCURY with a double album, MERCURY – ACTS 1 & 2, including the single “Bones” Sorting through personal loss and the biggest existential questions of their career, singer/songwriter Dan Reynolds says the two-part release is about learning to “accept the unknown” and “let go,” healing feelings Imagine Dragons are hoping to share with fans as they embark on some of their biggest shows ever this summer. Check out the full itinerary HERE.
FNB Stadium, Soccer City Ave, Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa