Imagine Dragons announces streaming event with Amazon Music; “Believer” video hits two billion views

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Imagine Dragons has announced a streaming event with Amazon Music to mark the release of the band’s upcoming new album, Mercury — Act 1.

Premiering Thursday, September 2, at 9 p.m. ET, the celebration will include acoustic performances of songs off Mercury, as well as a live Q&A with fans watching the stream.

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Mercury — Act 1, the fifth Imagine Dragons album, arrives Friday, September 3. It includes the previously released singles “Follow You,” “Wrecked” and “Cutthroat.”

In related news, Imagine Dragons’ video for “Believer” has hit two billion views on YouTube. The clip, which stars Dolph Lundgren of Rocky IV fame, is the first ID video to cross two billion views, though they’ve previously crossed the one billion threshold with “Radioactive” and “Thunder.”

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