bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman

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VANCOUVER - Imagine Dragons banged a mighty big drum Sunday, rocking the Grey Cup halftime show to the sounds of their mega-hit Radioactive.After the teams exited the field with Calgary leading Hamilton 17-7, a stage was quickly assembled, complete with fans at the 55-yard line.Welcome to the new age, Canada. Here they are, Imagine Dragons, the PA announcer said by way of introduction.The stage was only visible to one side of the stadium, but the big screen above showed the rest what was going on.The Las Vegas-based Dragons opened with their new single I Bet My Life, with sparks flying above the boomerang-shaped stage.Hello Canada, said frontman Dan Reynolds, looking lithe in jeans and a black T-shirt.The band then launched into Demons.I know we are visitors to this county but Canada has always made us feel right at home .. .Thank you for having us, said Reynolds.The band then went Radioactive, hammering away at a drum the size of a kids wading pool during the middle percussive section. A smaller drum bit the dust in the finale.Country singer Dallas Smith kicked off the festivities, playing Tippin Point and Wastin Gas in the pre-game show.Smith has CFL connections. The native of Langley, B.C., is married to a former member of the Edmonton Eskimos dance team Montreals Nikki Yanofsky performed the national anthem.Imagine Dragons were fresh off their performance a week ago at the 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles where they won Favourite Alternative Artist and performed I Bet My Life for the first time live — complete with choir, lasers and pyrotechnics.Rolling Stone called the song, which it said evoked the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons and Coldplay, one of the best moments of the AMAs.In January, Imagine Dragons won the Grammy for Best Rock Performance for Radioactive and combined with Kendrick Lamar for a critically acclaimed Grammy mashup performance of their songs Radioactive, and m.A.A.d City.The band has been good at placing its music in spots with maximum exposure. I Bet My Life was featured in a Sprite ad focusing on LeBron James first game back as a Cleveland Cavalier, for example. And Radioactive was used in an ad for the video game Assassins Creed 3 and TV show Chicago Fire.Its Time, was used in a trailer for the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.Imagine Dragons also features guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman.Hedley, from Abbotsford, B.C., played during halftime of the 2013 game in Regina. Saskatchewans Sheepdogs entertained before kickoff.The all-Canadian cast of Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, and Gordon Lightfoot performed the halftime show of the 2012 championship game in Toronto.Some had wondered about why the league had chosen a non-Canadian act to take centre stage at Canadas football showcase.A look at Twitter offers an explanation.The Dragons have 1.83 million followers on Twitter. The CFL and its nine teams have a combined 614,600.___Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter Olivier Vernon Giants Jersey. While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. Custom New York Giants Jersey. His Chicago Blackhawks teammates werent shocked when he found it. Kanes career has been defined by his brilliance in the Blackhawks biggest moments, and his tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals will rank among the best. -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson is being checked for a possible concussion after blowing a tire on his way to the first workout of spring training. Phil McConkey Giants Jersey. Langer appeared to be in trouble when his second shot on the par-5 18th ended up in the rough short of the green. He hit a brilliant pitch to 5 feet and made the putt after Slumans birdie attempt rolled just wide. Larry Donnell Giants Jersey. The right-hander said he threw about 30 pitches in a routine bullpen session Sunday at Yankee Stadium, his final hurdle before starting Tuesday night at Tampa Bay.Kris Russell could be sticking around in Calgary. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted that its believed the Flames are working towards a new contract with the defenceman. The deal isnt complete yet but McKenzie said it is headingg in that direction.dddddddddddd Russell, a pending unrestricted free agent, has four goals and 19 points in 41 games with the Flames this season. In eight seasons the former third-round pick has 27 goals and 114 points. Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '


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