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Imagine Dragons to Electrify IPL 2024 Closing Ceremony With Stellar Performance
By CricShots - May 25, 2024 12:32 pm
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The iconic pop band Imagine Dragons is set to bring their electrifying performance to the closing ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This much-anticipated event will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 26, just before the final match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). As Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata Knight Riders prepare to face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the audience will be treated to a high-energy musical spectacle featuring Imagine Dragons’ biggest hits, including “Thunder,” “Believer,” and “Bones.”

Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons

The band’s lead vocalist, Dan Reynolds, has confirmed his presence for this exciting match. In a promotional video released by Star Sports on X (formerly Twitter), Dan Reynolds enthusiastically declared, “This is the stage where we come alive. The moment is here.” The video also revealed Reynolds’ admiration for Virat Kohli, praising the former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain and calling him “The GOAT.”

Reynolds expressed his excitement about performing in India, stating, “Visiting India was the highlight of my entire career,” and lauding Kohli as “the God of all fans.” The promotional clip also included snippets of IPL stars such as Virat Kohli, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, Heinrich Klaasen, and Dinesh Karthik.

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It showcased memorable moments from the IPL, including victories of RCB and the enthusiastic crowds waving banners and cheering for their favourite teams. The video concluded with a brief appearance by Imagine Dragons’ lead guitarist, Wayne Sermon, building anticipation for the performance scheduled to begin at 6 pm.


The announcement on social media was accompanied by a note that read, “Can you Imagine? They are ready to light up the night! From ‘Believer’ to ‘Bones’, get ready to feel ‘Natural’ as we face the ‘Thunder’ at the IPL finale with Imagine Dragons.” This adds to the excitement surrounding the IPL final, promising a night of unforgettable music and thrilling cricket.

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Imagine Dragons previously delivered a spectacular performance at the inaugural ceremony of the Lollapalooza Music Festival in India last year. Held at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai on January 28 and 29, the event saw the band express their love for India and its people. Dan Reynolds, while interacting with the audience, spoke about his fondness for the country’s culture and its “amazing” food, as reported by the Hindustan Times. Their upcoming performance at the IPL final is set to be another highlight, adding a musical crescendo to the grand sporting event.