Event Preview: Illenium’s Show at SF’s Chase Center

Illenium's Ascend Tour Heads To San Francisco on December 14th

Born in San Francisco as Nick Miller, Illenium‘s popularity and success in the electronic music scene continues to grow. This is in part to his extraordinary work in producing awesome remixes and innovative original tracks. Currently based in Denver, Illenium’s unique tracks in the genres of future bass, trap, and dubstep is due to his diverse ability to create music based on style, beauty, complexity, and emotional depth.

For the past couple years, Illenium has won prominent awards such as Best Male Artist (Bass) and Best Remix for his remix of Halsey’s “Without Me” at the 2019 International Dance Music Awards. Concurrently, Illenium’s rise in the charts is spectacular as well. His third and latest album, Ascend, topped the Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. One of his hit tracks on Ascend, “Takeaway” with The Chainsmokers featuring Lennon Stella, got ranked #1 on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart.

Illenium’s Music Career in Summary

Illenium’s music career became more serious after seeing Bassnectar perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2012. He released his first self-titled EP in 2013 and followed that up with his second EP, Risen, in January 2014. Shortly after, Illenium released his debut album, Ashes, in February 2016. Ashes reached as high as #6 on the aforementioned Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and #19 on the Heatseekers Album chart.

That same year, Illenium released two notable remixes, The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down“, and Flume’sSay It” (featuring Tove Lo). His remix of “Say It” went on to win Remix of the Year at the inaugural Electronic Music Awards in 2017. Subsequently, Illenium released his second album, Awake, in September 2017 and it is his first album to enter the Billboard 200 chart when it reached #106. Awake also peaked at #3 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

Ascend Tour Comes To San Francisco

In January 2019, Illenium released “Crashing” with Bahari and followed up with “Pray” with Kameron Alexander two months later. Afterwards he debuted ‘Takeway” with The Chainsmokers during Ultra Music Festival and released “Good Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion in May. In June, he announced the release of his third album, Ascend, which came out on August 16th through Astralwerks. Illenium also announced a 30-city North American tour, with San Francisco being one of those cities.

On December 14th, Illenium will perform at the newly built Chase Center in San Francisco. According to Ticketmaster, tickets for his December 14th show ranged from $50 to $250. However, he will also perform two “Throwback Sets” at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on December 13th and 15th and tickets ranged from $49.50 to $69.50. Fans in San Francisco will be excited to see him again as he’d performed at Audiotistic Festival back in July.

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Ken Ngo

Ken is a passionate sports and music fan with soccer being his #1 sport and European (particularly French and Dutch) house music being his #1 genre. His favorite producers are Martin Solveig, Sebastian Ingrosso, Madeon, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and Armin Van Buuren.

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