Imagine Dragons postpones shows due to vocal, knee injuries

Imagine Dragons has postponed a number of tour dates in Mexico and South America while lead singer Dan Reynolds recovers from injuries to his vocal cords and a knee.

In a statement shared to social media on Monday, the pop-rock band explained that Reynolds “has been dealing with bleeding vocal cords and a nodule since the last leg of the tour” and “was warned by his doctor that going out now could cause a fracture and irreparable damage to his voice.”

The group added that the singer is “also dealing with a pretty serious issue right now [lateral collateral ligament] Sprain in his knee, which will require an orthosis and… rehabilitation for some time.

“In our 12 years as a band, we’ve never had to cancel a tour (and could count the number of shows on one hand),” the statement said.

“We hope you know how hard it is for us to postpone these dates and we plan to make it up to you soon. … We just can’t give you the show you expect and deserve right now.”

Imagine Dragons’ Mercury World Tour was scheduled to stop in Bogotá, Colombia on October 18; Santiago, Chile (Oct. 21); Buenos Aires (Oct. 23); Curitiba, Brazil (Oct. 25); Sao Paulo (Oct. 27); Rio de Janeiro (Oct. 29); and Mexico City (November 1, 2, and 4).

The “Radioactive” artist’s announcement comes shortly after another band, Rage Against the Machine, also canceled the remainder of their North American tour to allow singer Zack de la Rocha to recover from a leg injury. The singer suffered a “serious tear” in his left Achilles tendon, according to a statement earlier this month.

“We will keep everyone updated as we find out new dates and we are so sorry for those who have made travel and other plans to see us,” continued Imagine Dragons in its message to fans.

“Refunds will be made available for those unable to perceive the new dates. All our love, dragons.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-10-18/imagine-dragons-postpones-tour-dan-reynolds-knee-vocal-injury Imagine Dragons postpones shows due to vocal, knee injuries

Sarah Ridley

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