Denver-based artist Nick Miller, known professionally as Illenium, has signed to Astralwerks and makes his debut on the renowned dance label with the highly personal single – Take You Down.
After hearing from many fans about how his music has gotten them through dark periods, he felt compelled to share how music saved his life, too, following a heroin overdose six years ago.
In a letter to fans, Illenium explains, “‘Take You Down’ is about my struggles with addiction and what it can do to families and loved ones. It’s more specifically about my mom, and how no matter what, she never gave up on me…To anyone struggling like I did, not just with addiction but anything in life, I hope you guys can find peace in your struggles and know that anything can be overcome. I’ve been clean since that overdose and I owe that to finding my passion and being surrounded by the most loving people I could ever ask for.”
Fresh off a sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand, Illenium will perform at Lollapalooza tomorrow, August 4. In addition to a full slate of festival performances – including Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, Electric Zoo, Lost Lands, Austin City Limits and EDC Orlando – he will play a sold-out headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on August 29. Tickets are available here.
Illenium creates immersive emotional experiences, displaying an adeptness for crafting aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity, and depth. With two full-length albums to his credit and sundry singles and remixes, he has surpassed the one billion stream mark across his discography.
His debut album, Ashes, was released to critical acclaim in early 2016. Awake followed in 2017 and hit #1 on in the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts in 12 countries.
Illenium’s Awake Live headline tour captivated audiences across the country and sold out such renowned venues as The Shrine, Terminal 5, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Aragon Ballroom and Red Rocks. His remix of Flume’s “Say It” earned him an Electronic Music Award for “Best Remix” in 2017. Illenium’s recent collaborations include “Don’t Give Up On Me” with Kill The Noise ft. Mako and “Gold (Stupid Love)” with Excision ft. Shallows.
Illenium – 2018 Tour Dates
8/3 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan Nightclub
8/4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/5 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall (Lollapalooza Aftershow)
8/11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
8/12 – Baltimore, MD – Moonrise Festival
8/19 – Pointe-calumet, QC – Beach Club
8/29 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – SOLD OUT
8/30 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Throwback Set – SOLD OUT
9/1 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
9/2 – New York, NY – Electric Zoo
9/6-9 – La Cygne, KS – Dancefestopia
9/14-16 – Thornville, OH – Lost Lands
9/14-15 – San Bernardino, CA – Nocturnal Wonderland
9/29-30 – Chandler, AZ – Goldrush Festival
10/5-6 – Nashville, TN – Breakaway Music Festival
10/5-7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/12-14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/9 – Orlando, FL – EDC Orlando
Header Photo Credit: Justine Henderson