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Photos: Imagine Dragons rock the Joint; frontman Dan Reynolds plays DJ at Body English

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Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons in concert at the Joint on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Afterward, frontman Dan Reynolds played DJ at nearby after-hours club Body English.

Imagine Dragons at the Joint; Dan Reynolds Spins at Body English

Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons in concert at the Joint on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Afterward, frontman Dan Reynolds played DJ at nearby after-hours club Body English. Launch slideshow »
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Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons in concert at the Joint on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Afterward, frontman Dan Reynolds played DJ at nearby after-hours club Body English.

Las Vegas alternative rockers Imagine Dragons, one of the breakouts stars of 2013, had a jam-packed Monday at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

Band members Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Wayne Sermon started their itinerary by unveiling a memorabilia display at the off-Strip hotel. After the presentation, the group posed for photographs with fans onsite to support the hometown heroes.

In the evening, frontman Reynolds and his Dragons took over the Joint for a sold-out show that included their inescapable hits “Radioactive,” “It’s Time” and the current smash “Demons.”

In an only-in-Vegas moment, more than 20 Elvis impersonators joined the band as they sang “On Top of the World.”

During the concert, Reynolds took the mic to thank fans, saying, “I never thought I’d be able to play two sold-out shows at the Joint. Imagine Dragons’ music wouldn’t be possible without you.”

He added, “I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back in Las Vegas. This is our home.” The crowd included “Dancing With the Stars” pro-dancer stars Derek Hough and Mark Ballas and singer-songwriter B.C. Jean.

After the show, concertgoers headed over to nearby Body English for an exclusive DJ set by Reynolds. Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery of Imagine Dragons at the Joint and Reynolds post-show at Body English.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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