Following months of anticipation, ILLENIUM unleashes his anticipated third full-length album, ASCEND.
To date, a string of staggering singles from the ASCEND LP have cumulatively tallied over 270 million streams. These range from the emotionally charged “Take You Down” and “Crashing” ft. Bahari to the smash hit “Good Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion (and its remixes and powerful acoustic version) and this month’s “Blood” ft. Foy Vance.
Furthermore, he joined forces with indie-electronic superstars The Chainsmokers for “Takeaway” ft. Lennon Stella, which impressively amassed over 35 million Spotify streams and 20+ million views on the music video in less than a month. The downtempo-dance anthem is the perfect marriage between ILLENIUM’S sonic craftsmanship and the impeccable intertwinement of The Chainsmokers and Lennon Stella’s exquisite vocals.
In addition to “Takeaway,” The powerhouse tracklisting for ASCEND boasts stunning collaborations such as “In Your Arms” ft. X Ambassadors, “Gorgeous” ft. Bipolar Sunshine with Blanke, and “Sad Songs” ft. Annika Wells with Said The Sky.
Embodying his most cohesive vision yet, ASCEND threads together an uplifting narrative undercurrent beginning on “I Care (Intro),” which includes excerpts from the film The Breakfast Club, and carried through an unpredictable musical journey until the gripping final triumvirate of songs ignited by “Gorgeous.” Reaching an emotional apex, “Angel (Lonely Interlude)” pairs a thought-provoking timeless quote by Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting with a minimalist hum before “Lonely” ft. Chandler Leighton soars to heavenly heights on echoing piano and guitar. He ultimately exorcises emotion through uncanny musical alchemy.
The album projects ILLENIUM’s immersive vision in widescreen. Not only does it musically traverse levels of electronic, alternative, indie, pop-punk, and dubstep, but it lyrically shares intimate and relatable stories inside of vibrant vignettes. Personal, poetic, and powerful, it represents the uncompromising ascension of this innovator.
ILLENIUM brings the new music to life on his biggest headline run yet, The ASCEND Tour, which kicks off September 18 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh and includes a night at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on September 21, and The Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 7. With a sold-out show in London’s prestigious Heaven nightclub, and a set of triple back-to-back sold-out shows at Red Rocks, Colorado, ILLENIUM is proving to be one of the most sought-after club acts on the circuit.
ILLENIUM North American Tour Dates
8/24/2019 Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan Nightclub
9/18/2019 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
9/19/2019 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
9/20/2019 Boston, MA Tsongas Center
9/21/2019 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
9/26/2019 Portland, ME State Theater
9/27/2019 Montreal, QC Place Bell
9/28/2019 Toronto, ON Coca-Cola Coliseum
10/1/2019 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
10/2/2019 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
10/3/2019 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
10/4/2019 Washington, DC Echostage (Throwback Set)*
10/6/2019 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
10/9/2019 Oklahoma City, OK The Criterion
10/10/2019 Morrison, CO Red Rocks SOLD OUT
10/11/2019 Morrison, CO Red Rocks SOLD OUT
10/12/2019 Morrison, CO Red Rocks SOLD OUT(Throwback Set)
10/17/2019 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
10/18/2019 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy*
10/19/2019 Tampa, FL Yuengling Center
11/2/2019 Detroit, MI The Masonic Temple
11/5/2019 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room*
11/6/2019 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/8/2019 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
11/9/2019 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
11/10/2019 Madison, WI The Sylvee*
11/15/2019 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*
11/16/2019 Dallas, TX Toyota Music Factory*
11/17/2019 Houston, TX Revention Music Center*
11/20/2019 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre
11/22/2019 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Saltair
11/23/2019 Reno, NV Reno Event Center
11/24/2019 Boise, ID Revolution Center*
11/27/2019 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
11/29/2019 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater (Throwback Set)
11/30/2019 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum SOLD OUT
12/1/2019 Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12/6/2019 San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena San Diego
12/7/2019 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center