Imagine Dragons light the way with a spectacular show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Imagine Dragons take the stage as the fog billows behind them and as the stage lights reveal crystal monoliths on either side of the drum riser. As vocalist Dan Reynolds sings the lyrics to “I Don’t Know Why”the crowd are already out of their seats and singing along, setting the tone for the next 90 minutes quite early.

“It’s Time” is up next, and before the band starts the song, a visibly shaken up Reynolds gives a few very heartfelt words regarding the recent tragedy in their hometown of Las Vegas. “We cannot be separated, now more than ever we must come together,” he says, and as the fans sing along with him tears build up in his eyes.

Later in the set, the band again pays a tribute, this time to the late Tom Petty. On a small stage set up near the soundboard, the band delivers an acoustic version of “I Won’t Back Down.”

As they wrap up their set with “Believer,” it is clear that Imagine Dragons are back, and in a big way.

Supporting Imagine Dragons on this tour is Grouplove, who deliver a highly energetic set of their own. Fronted by Hannah Hooper and Andrew Wessen, (both of whom are sporting neon green hair these days) the band cover the entire stage as they play “Welcome to Your Life,” a cover of the Beastie Boys “Sabotage,” and “Colours,” which was dedicated to Tom Petty.

Opening the show was singer/songwriter/rapper K.Flay, who’s multi-layered vocals were perfect to kick off the evening. With a band behind her, she brings the energy early and highlights from her somewhat brief set include “Black Wave,” “Dreamers,” and “Make Me Fade.”

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Event Date: 03-OCT-2017

About The Author

Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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