This AS Life Live!

This AS Life Live! is the first interactive online talk show for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by people with AS.

The program is a collaboration between the Spondylitis Association of America, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Dan Reynolds.

The goal of the series, hosted by Dan Reynolds, AS patient and lead singer of the Grammy award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, is to inspire and encourage people to live their best lives with AS and to raise awareness of AS. Imagine Dragons has a large USA and international fan base with extensive tours, TV appearances, awards and hits including Radioactive, Demons, Believer and Thunder

With just the first 3 video interviews released in 2017, This AS Life Live! has reached over 500 million people on social media, and through print, broadcast, and online news coverage. 

"Each person's story is unique. As we release more and more of these interviews, I hope that everyone living with AS will find something they can relate to and find value in watching and sharing. Dan has truly been wonderful throughout the series. He is friendly, thoughtful, empathetic, candid, lighthearted, just real." Rich Howard



SAA receives no government funding and relies on the generous donations from individuals to create and maintain the programs and services aimed at improving the futures of the 2.7 million Americans affected by spondylitis.

Dan Reynolds

By SAA Administrator

Dan Reynolds

Social media reach
Twitter: 207K+ Followers
  Instagram: 67K+ Followers
  Facebook: 40K+ Likes

 

Additional facts

  • Winner of the Hal David Starlight Award (2014), which is given to “gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs”
  • Maintains a side project – an indie rock band called Egyptian – featuring his wife, Aja, who is also in the alt-rock band Nico Vega
  • Much of his recent media coverage is in relation to This AS Life Live!, but he has also been featured in the following outlets:
    • The New York Times
    • Chicago Tribune
    • Billboard
    • Rolling Stone
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