A key part of being in a rock band is going on the long tour — we’re talking one to two years long — in support of your albums. The guys in Imagine Dragons are no strangers to the road, having been back and forth across the world a few times over now, starting way before they released 2012’s Night Visions.
When you’ve been in cramped quarters with three other guys (plus a tour manager, band manager, publicist and a bus driver) for hundreds of days, you develop certain rules of road etiquette, just to make sure everyone makes it through the tour alive. And, if things really get rough, to stop the band from breaking up.
Radio.com sat down with Imagine Dragons backstage at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, on a recent tour stop, and got them to spill their personal rules of the road.
“There is a very strict set of rules to road etiquette, I would say,” drummer Dan Platzman said as the band laughed. “How many are there? Four? Let’s go with four. There are four rules.”