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Spotlight: Post-Grammys, Imagine Dragons ride a wave of acclaim

Imagine Dragons play Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Feb. 10.

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Fresh from killing it at the Grammys and on Saturday Night Live – not to mention sharing the bill with Pussy Riot at the Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn, N.Y. – Imagine Dragons bring their Into the Night tour to Canada this week. Last year's breakout band hits Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday night ahead of dates in Montreal and Toronto in early March. Imagine Dragons are still touring on the strength of their 2012 debut album Night Visions – a monster that unleashed the bang-the-drum alt-rock hit Radioactive – though there's recent buzz about their collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar (recipient of Macklemore's Instagrammed "sucks that I robbed you" Grammy apology). Their rock-rap Radioactive remix – a Grammy highlight that was subsequently released on iTunes and reprised six days later on SNL – has fans of both genres reaching for new superlatives to describe the unlikely but magnificent mash-up. Welcome to a new age. – Marsha Lederman

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Western Arts Correspondent

Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. She covers the film and television industry, visual art, literature, music, theatre, dance, cultural policy, and other related areas. More

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