#MusicMonday: Illenium Ascends in Dallas

by Aki Wada & Julie Tereshchuk on December 2, 2019 in Entertainment, Music, Dallas/Fort Worth,
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Continuing a landmark 2019, Denver-based artist Nick Miller—known professionally as Illenium—released his third full-length studio album, Ascend, August 16.

November 16, Dallas-area fans got to celebrate with the great showman when he played The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory. In Dallas, Illenium was supported by Ekali, Dabin and William Black.

Illenium’s Dallas stop was part of the Ascend Tour, his biggest North American headline run to date. Kicking off in Pittsburgh in September, the arena jaunt will play to well over 250,000 fans in 30 cities. Illenium is hitting legendary venues across North America including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, with the tour wrapping at the famed Staples Center in Los Angeles December 7. 

Aki Wada captured the action in Dallas.

Dabin, a DJ/music producer from Toronto is touring with Illenium as an Ascend Tour 2019 opening act. Photo Aki Wada
Ekali warming up the crowd. Photo Aki Wada
Canada’s Ekali was inspired to start making music after playing the video game, Final Fantasy. Photo Aki Wada
Nick Miller (Illenium) is a DJ/Producer from Denver, Colorado. Photo Aki Wada
Illenium is on the road with William Black, Dabin and Ekali. Photo Aki Wada
Anika Wells joins Illenium to live perform Sad Songs. Photo Aki Wada
After its release, “Ascend” quickly broke into the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart, reaching 14th on the Billboard 200. Photo Aki Wada
Illenium heats up the crowd with his pop, dance and electronic music and the fire that is launched during his performances. Photo Aki Wada
Illenium’s symbol, the Phoenix, rises in the background. Photo Aki Wada

Cover photo Aki Wada

Aki Wada is a Dallas-based photographer. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.