by: Ross Goldenberg
Jul 5, 2021
ILLENIUM permanently etched his name into the dance music history books on July 3 with his TRILOGY blowout. Becoming the first artist to ever perform inside Las Vegas’ newly raised built Allegiant Stadium, ILLENIUM took a golden opportunity to say one last in-person goodbye to his first three LPs, Ashes, Awake, and Ascend, before Fallen Embers steps through the release doors on July 16.
Whether you were fortunate enough to be in Sin City or were one of the thousands enjoying the 4K, 16-camera livestream, everyone can agree that TRILOGY served as a career-defining evening for IlLLENIUM—where he broke the venue capacity record for dance music events within the U.S.—and the ultimate way for him to not only pay his farewells to his previous albums, but also to usher in the following chapter of his music.
Before relocating to the actual stage that sat at the edge of the field’s endzone, ILLENIUM initially appeared in the middle of a packed Allegiant Stadium crowd while he stood atop a smaller, completely separate booth. After an hour walk right down nostalgia lane that ignited with his fan-favorite Ashes intro edit, ILLENIUM went on to revisit both Awake and Ascend in their entireties, bringing out none other than his two best friends in Said The Sky and Dabin for a pair of chilling live renditions of both “Where’d U Go” and “Gold.” The night would cap off with a 20-minute Fallen Embers preview, with ILLENIUM rinsing through an electric blend of “Sideways” and his unreleased co-remix with Virtual Riot of the album’s Tori Kelly-assisted cut “Blame Myself,” “Heavenly Side” with Matt Maeson, and finally “Crazy Times” alongside Said The Sky and Rock Mafia.
Rewatch all four of ILLENIUM’s TRILOGY sets in full HD below, courtesy of the absolute legend illeniumINTEL.
Featured image: Rukes