Imagine Dragons postpones shows while lead singer recovers from vocal, knee injuries
The band, known for their high production values and dramatic stage performances, were due to kick off a headlining residency at the Roxy in Las Vegas when frontman John Popper suffered an “unexpected injury” last weekend.
Speaking to the Associated Press today (Saturday), the band revealed they have postponed their shows before only to quickly recover.
“We’re doing a residency called ‘The Adventures of Dragonland’ and John got injured and we postponed a show,” the band’s bassist and founder says. “I don’t really know what the injury was. We just know he’s fine, he’s doing a lot of stuff. He really is doing a lot of things and he’s excited about the residency and about going out.”
Popper was due to play at Las Vegas’s Roxy on Monday, January 24, but was forced to put off the scheduled show for at least a day or two due to his injury. “It’s all good,” he says, adding that he’s “doing really, really well right now” and “really excited” about the residency.
Popper had been in an “unexpected” neck spasm in March, he says, adding, “We were going to hit the road…but we got [it] in Vegas. It was [the best] injury it could have possibly gotten.” The frontman has returned to the studio to record an album and write new music.
“It’s going to be a long time until we’re coming out together again,” Popper insists.
Meanwhile, the band’s manager also denies claims their drummer broke his arm recently from a fall. Asked about this story and reports that a new album is being recorded despite the band’s injury troubles, the manager replied, “I don’t know if it’s just being misconstrued.” (Update: Drummer Adam Jackson confirms that he and the band have had to cancel a January show in Los Angeles due to his neck injury, but he did not break his arm.)
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