live music: IMAGINE DRAGONS x AMERICAS CUP PAVILION x 5.31.13

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Americas Cup Pavilion, San Francisco, CA. – New American Indie rockers Imagine Dragons stopped into San Francisco to play the first show at the brand new outdoor America’s Cup Pavilion. The band is still currently on tour in support of 2012’s release entitled “Night Visions”.

Check out my review in photos…

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Imagine Dragons perform at the Americas Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

This was my first time to this beautiful new outdoor venue/amphitheater. The venue capacity is at around 9,000 and located right on Pier 27 on the water. Great sound. Beautiful surroundings.

The stage at the venue is about 7′ tall and cluttered with obstructions. If you are familiar with these guys, you know that there is a huge drum set up in the front center of the stage. The lead singer, Dan Reynolds comes out with plenty of energy and the lighting tries to match that. As per usual for these guys, the lights were a mixture of dark, hot and backlit. Sprinkle in a narrow photo pit with all the other photogs and security and lateral movement to shoot becomes limited. If the stage wasn’t cluttered with so much crap adorning the front, it wouldn’t be so bad as the lead singer moves about the stage and works both sides equally.

This was my second time shooting this band. You can see that photo set here.

You can see the rest of these Imagine Dragons photos here.

If you like what you see, you can support the site by purchasing photos here.

I’m available for hire to shoot your next concert, event, etc. Feel free to contact me for a quote and availablity.

2 Responses to “live music: IMAGINE DRAGONS x AMERICAS CUP PAVILION x 5.31.13”

  1. monosylabikgrl says:

    great shots! what range lens did you use for such a high stage? i have a 17-55mm lens that i fear may not be effective enough and just wanted your thoughts. thanks!

Leave a Reply