Located in the heart of Manhattan, New York City, lies the indoor arena known as Madison Square Garden aka the Garden. The arena is home to many events throughout the year from sports, to theater, to concerts. It’s one place where as an artists, if you’re tapped to play there you know you’ve made it in your music career.
The list of notable acts to have played Madison Square Garden is extensive as it is impressive housing artists such as Elton John, Led Zeppelin, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Kiss, and The Who. Yet when it comes to electronic dance music there have been very few acts to have played The Garden.
Among the ranks of veteran rock stars, pop icons, and music legends, Illenium will take his place on the throne for a one night event at Madison Square Garden. In 2019, Illenium is tapped to throw the largest single-act led show in EDM to date. With the year that Illenium has had, it makes total sense for him to headline such an iconic venue.
In 2018, Illenium embarked on his Awake 2.0 tour. Of which he sold out every single show. In 2016 his debut album Ashes reached number six on the Billboard top EDM/Dance Albums for the year and since then Illenium has been slaying the game with his collaborations with Seven Lions, Said the Sky, and Flume. He has over 100 million streams online and has held the number one spot on the iTunes electronic dance music charts in over 12 countries.
His resume is impressive and it’s no wonder why he was chosen to headline Madison Square Garden. Illenium isn’t just a best kept secret in the United States, he has taken his particular brand of future bass global and the music industry has taken notice. With him taking on Madison Square Garden, that hopefully will bode well for the venue hosting more EDM events in the future. That future is bright and full of potential.
Illenium playing Madison Square Garden is testament to the ideal that dreams really do come true as long as you work hard for what you want and never give up.
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