Illenium is one of electronic music’s fastest rising stars. The young producer who has cracked the code of bridging the worlds of heavy yet melodic bass music as quickly become a mainstay at festival stages all over the world.
After a massive 2018 with a serious of high profile releases and headlining spots on some of EDM’s most renowned stages, it seemed the Illenium couldn’t go any bigger. Well, this week he showed us just how much more serious 2019 is looking in terms of commercial success.
Illenium took to his social media yesterday to announce a two night run at Red Rocks. This in and of itself is no small feat. Red Rocks is an enormous venue, and only the biggest acts in dance music can play back to back nights at the historic venue.
But a two night Red Rocks run was not enough – Illenium also announced that he would be playing Madison Square Garden as well. This is a huge decision and truly a landmark accomplishment. The Garden has been notoriously difficult for electronic artists to sell out. Skrillex and Diplo failed to do so at their New Year’s Eve show, and Steve Aoki was forced to cancel his scheduled performance outright due to low ticket sales. To date in EDM, only three acts have sold out MSG in a traditional fashion – Bassnectar, Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond.
Does Illenium have what it takes to pack out this monster NYC venue? We certainly think so – check out the announcement below.