Imagine Dragons To Highlight Halftime Telecast Of College Football Playoff National Championship

The band will perform live from Treasure Island, located in the San Francisco Bay.

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Imagine Dragons have been confirmed for a special halftime performance at the College Football Playoff National Championship on 7 January 2019. The event goes out live on US network ESPN and the band will perform live from Treasure Island, located in the San Francisco Bay.

The special performance will be free for fans and will require passes in order to access Treasure Island. Details to secure those passes will be shared closer to the event. Imagine Dragons’ performance will be integrated into halftime of ESPN’s telecast of the College Football Playoff National Championship. The band will perform several songs including tracks from their latest album Origins.

Imagine Dragons’ appearance at the national championship game builds upon a season-long collaboration between ESPN, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group Nashville, wherein the band’s #1 song ‘Natural’ served as ESPN’s college football anthem. Additional artists from the label were incorporated into ESPN’s college football programming, promotion and games throughout the season.

Imagine Dragons' 'Natural' hypes 2018 college football season | ESPN

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Last year ESPN featured another Interscope artist, Kendrick Lamar, at the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Halftime Performance from Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. That game, which featured Alabama defeating Georgia in overtime, had 29.9 million viewers, making it the second most watched cable presentation ever.

Since their full-length debut Night Visions arrived in 2012, Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, selling more than five million copies worldwide. In addition, Night Visions’ diamond-selling single ‘Radioactive’ hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and won Best Rock Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

From there, Imagine Dragons went on to see their 2015 sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Released in June 2017, their third album Evolve was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: ‘Believer,’ which topped the Alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and also climbed to No. 3 at Top 40 radio; ‘Thunder,’ which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and ‘Whatever It Takes, which was Top 5 at Top 40 radio.

The band recently released their fourth album, Origins. The album includes the No.1 single ‘Natural,’ which spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio.

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