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Imagine Dragons Drops New Song ‘Next To Me’, Extends ‘Evolve’ Tour


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Imagine Dragons just released their newest song :Next To Me" on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The song may be featured in the band's upcoming Evolve tour.   ( Dimitrios Kambouris | Getty Images for NARAS )

Imagine Dragons announce the additional dates for its Evolve tour. The band also drops its new song "Next To Me" on Wednesday.

The North American leg of the group's tour will feature performances by America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal. Tickets for the additional Evolve tour dates will go on sale on March 3 at 10 a.m. EST.

The shows will kick off on June 5 at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford, Connecticut and will wrap up on Oct. 20 at the Toyota Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

"Next to Me" is produced by Alex Da Kid, and it premiered on Zane Lowe's radio show. The song is featured in Imagine Dragon's upcoming album, which will also serve as a follow-up to last year's Evolve. Imagine Dragons typically releases one album every year or within a maximum of two years.

The band's first album Speak to Me was released in 2008, and its self-titled EP was released in 2009. These were followed by 2011's It's Time, 2012's Hear Me, 2013's The Archive, 2014's Night Visions Live, 2015's Smoke + Mirrors, and more.

Dan Reynolds Talks About 'Evolve'

Last year, Imagine Dragons vocalist Dan Reynolds opened up about the cover art for Evolve and said that it is about coming out of a place of darkness and arriving at a more colorful place in life.

"People who have never dealt with depression think it's just being sad or being in a bad mood. That's not what depression is for me; it's falling into a state of grayness and numbness. I have a hard time focusing and have the feeling everything is gray," said Reynolds.

During the same interview, Reynolds also opened up about the song "Walking the Wire," which is all about the dynamics of love. The singer said that he does not normally write songs about love because it is a tricky subject.

"Just because I was in such a good headspace, I felt inspired to write about love. All my relationships when I was young have been very explosive, for better or for worse. I love hard. I fight hard. I'm just a passionate person. 'Walking the Wire' is about the feeling of a relationship that feels a little dangerous," explained Reynolds.

The lead singer will also star in HBO's documentary Believer. The show will focus on Reynolds exploring how the Mormon Church treats its LGBTQ members.

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