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TORONTO – The Canadian Football League is excited to announce that Imagine Dragons will rock the half-time show of the 102nd Grey Cup this November 30th at B.C. Place in Vancouver.
“This is a dynamic young band that reflects today’s CFL and the excitement that has always surrounded our biggest game and Canada’s biggest party, the Grey Cup,” said Sara Moore, the CFL’s Vice-President of Marketing and Events. “The millions who saw Imagine Dragons steal the show at this year’s Grammy Awards, where they won a Grammy for best rock performance, will know how exciting it is that they will command Canada’s biggest stage.”
Imagine Dragons’ debut full length studio album Night Visions, released in 2012 on Universal Music Canada, has been certified 3X platinum in Canada. The album has been propelled by the amazing success of the 2X platinum selling single “It’s Time”, the 7X platinum follow-up “Radioactive” and the 5X platinum “Demons”. Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons “the biggest breakout of the year” and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the “Year of the Dragons.”
“We’re thrilled to be coming to the Grey Cup to entertain CFL fans in Vancouver and right across Canada,” said the Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds (vocals). “Canada has supported us from the beginning so it’s always exciting to go back.”
Based in Las Vegas, Imagine Dragons also includes Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass) and Daniel Platzman (drums).
The Grey Cup, the championship game of the Canadian Football League, is often the most watched television event of any kind in Canada.
To be broadcast live this year at 6 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS in Canada, and ESPN2 in the United States, it is far and away the largest single day sporting event in the country.