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Born in Utah, Imagine Dragons is coming home
Music » Utah-born pop-rock band returns for sold-out show.


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The band’s debut song, "Trojans" — which soared to the top of the modern-rock charts — was written before the band had a record deal, Keith said in a phone interview.

"We had no idea anyone would hear it," he said. "It was OK. We would have been happy if 50,000 people had heard of it."

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Imagine Dragons with Atlas Genius and Nico Vega

When » Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m.

Where » The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Sold out

Trivia » The name Imagine Dragons is an anagram of “something that we all feel passionate about,” lead singer Dan Reynolds said, but the band isn’t revealing the subject yet. Anagrams for Imagine Dragons include garaged minions, ironing damages, diagramming nose, marinating egos and a mansion digger.

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But many more people than that heard it, and the Jeffreys were soon whisked to Los Angeles. Nearly every major record label courted them, with the band eventually settling on Warner Bros. Records.

The group’s first album, "When It Was Now," was released last month and debuted at No. 34 on the charts — spectacular for a new band.

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