LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award-winning Rock Band IMAGINE DRAGONS gave Las Vegas residents and visitors another reason to love the "Entertainment Capital of the World" when they performed this evening in front of an unsuspecting crowd at Bellagio Resort & Casino for Crackle original concert series, "Playing It Forward," presented by Las Vegas. This episode of "Playing It Forward" will be available on Crackle Friday, Nov. 21 and features a secret show by multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS. The Las Vegas quartet performed three fan favorites, including the newly released single "I Bet My Life" from their upcoming second album, the 9x platinum single "Radioactive" and the 2x platinum breakthrough single "It's Time," to an amazed crowd in front of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Crackle's original music series, "Playing It Forward," is a special documentary-style music series produced by Team Downey, an entertainment company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, as well as veteran music producer/composer Tony Berg and Kevin Lake. The "Playing It Forward" music movement showcases surprise street performances by some of the world's biggest artists in unplanned, unexpected environments across the country benefiting music education and charities of the artists' choice.
In addition to creating unforgettable content, "Playing It Forward" is committed to changing lives and supporting organizations dedicated to preserving music education. Crackle will donate $100,000 per episode to the charity of the artists' choice. This episode of "Playing It Forward" will benefit music education programs in four Las Vegas schools including: Bonanza High School (Dan Reynolds Alma mater), Valley High School, Sunrise High School and Bailey Middle School.
"I will never forget Mrs. Thompson, my music teacher at R. Guild Gray Elementary School here in Vegas, who took the time to help me individually - or Mr. Roberts at Kenny Guinn Middle School," said IMAGINE DRAGONS vocalist Dan Reynolds. "Our band wouldn't exist if it weren't for skilled, patient music teachers and every kid deserves that chance. We're grateful that 'Playing It Forward' is working to fund music education at some of the schools here in our hometown that need it most."
"Music is a shared passion among our viewers and we're excited to kick off our next event with IMAGINE DRAGONS," said Executive Vice President of Digital Networks at Sony Pictures Television and GM of Crackle, Eric Berger. "'Playing It Forward' is an opportunity to raise awareness and money for music education and it's an honor to be joining forces with such incredible talent."
Additional unexpected performances from "Playing it Forward" will be announced at a later date. Fans can get more details by visiting http://www.crackle.com/c/playing-it-forward and following Crackle on Facebook and Twitter using #PIF.
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Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs Hollywood movies, TV shows and original series and films for the world's connected audience. Available in 21 countries, Crackle specializes in genres such as Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror and Sci-fi. Original programming on Crackle includes the psychological thriller Chosen, starring Chad Michael Murray and Rose McGowan; Cleaners, starring David Arquette and Gina Gershon; Sequestered starring Patrick Warburton and Jesse Bradford; the first ever made for digital movie EXTRACTION, starring Danny Glover; the two-time Emmy® nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, starring Jerry Seinfeld and Sports Jeopardy! with Dan Patrick. Crackle is always freely accessible on every screen, with no subscription or authentication required. Visit Crackle's site at www.crackle.com. You can also find Crackle on Facebook or follow Crackle on Twitter @Crackle for real time updates.
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