The tickets for tonight's show are $150 each. The money is being donated to the victims of the violence at Pulse Night Club. It has been over a week since the horrible tragedy and I still get very emotional writing about it. I wish I were there in person to hear Dan's words of encouragement. Their professionalism and their compassion are two of the things I love most about Imagine Dragons.
Imagine Dragons to Play Orlando Benefit - YouTube

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Photos from Smoke and Mirrors Concert Tour.

I know the music will carry our favorite band through an emotionally heart wrenching performance. I pray that people will acknowledge their sadness but also sing along and share in Imagine Dragons' belief that music will always prevail.
At midnight last night Imagine Dragons Tweeted the single word, "ORLANDO."
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Since my words fail me today, I decided to include a message by singer Frank Ocean from Facebook on June 21, 2016
"Frank also has a page on Tumbler to mediate LGBT oppression and the suffering it causes." Andy Towle for Towerload
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Frank Ocean's post, "I read in the paper that my brothers are being thrown from rooftops blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs for violating sharia law. I heard the crowd stone these fallen men if they move after they hit the ground. I heard it's in the name of God. I heard my pastor speak for God too, quoting scripture from his book. Words like abomination popped off my skin like hot grease when he went on to describe a lake of fire that God wanted me in. I heard on the news that the aftermath of a hate crime left piles of bodies on a dance floor this month. I heard the gunman feigned dead among all the people he killed. I heard the news say he was one of us. I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgendered waitress a faggot as he dragged me out of a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn't be served because she was dirty. That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word, I think, although it wouldn't shock me if it wasn't. Many hate us and wish we didn't exist. Many are annoyed by us wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else. Many don't see anything wrong with passing down the same old values that send thousands of kids into suicidal depression each year. So we say pride and express love for who and what we are. Because who else will in earnest? I daydream on the idea that maybe all this barbarism and even these transgressions against ourselves is an equal and opposite reaction to something better happening in this world, some great swelling wave of openness and wakefulness out here. Reality by comparison looks grey, as in neither black nor white but also bleak. We are all Gos's children, I heard it. I left my siblings out of it and spoke with my maker directly and I think he sounds a lot like myself. If I being myself were more awesome at being detached from my own story in a way I being myself could never be. I wanna know what others hear. I'm scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God. Do the insane hear the voice distorted? Do the indoctrinated hear another voice entirely?"