Get your first look at Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds' powerful documentary "Believer" by playing the video above to see the film's new trailer. "Believer" premieres next month exclusively on HBO, and based on this two-minute sample, it's a movie that music fans will not want to miss.
As reported in January, Reynolds has partnered with HBO Documentary Films and Live Nation Entertainment (the film and television arm of concert promoters Live Nation) to distribute his thought-provoking documentary. "Believer" explores the treatment of LGBTQ people within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints through research and interviews by Reynolds, who is Mormon. The trailer shows Reynolds reading a poignant email from someone struggling with self-acceptance due to their sexuality, and getting visibly emotional as he listens to another young man's family.
Determined to make a difference for LGBTQ youth in his own community, Reynolds founded the LOVELOUD Foundation and "Believer" shows footage from last year's first LOVELOUD Festival, headlined by Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees. The trailer's most moving scene comes when Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn, who is openly gay and was raised in the Mormon church, directly addresses the festival crowd. It's an incredibly emotional documentary that deserves an audience, whether you are LGBTQ, know someone who is, or are simply a music fan who understands how music can bring people together when the world often pulls us apart.
The second LOVELOUD Festival will take place Saturday, July 28 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City; tickets are on sale now through the foundation's website, with proceeds going to a variety of LGBTQ-oriented charities.
With the release of "Believer," Dan Reynolds establishes himself as not only a Grammy Award-winning musician, but someone who is using music as a platform to change the world. The trailer shows his compassion and his faith, and his desire to reconcile those two things not just for himself, but so that he can do something for other people as well. Watch the "Believer" trailer by playing the video above and see the Imagine Dragons lead singer in a whole new light.
"Believer" premieres Monday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO. Fans can get tickets to see Imagine Dragons live through AXS; below are their upcoming tour dates with tickets on sale now:
July 10 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena (Click here for tickets)
July 14 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (Click here for tickets)
July 16 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
For more on Imagine Dragons, visit their band page at AXS.