Illenium is stepping into 2019 prepared to host his biggest continental headline show to date. The producer confirmed he will be performing at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Sept. 21. He previously announced he would be performing at the iconic venue during one of his three sold-out shows at Terminal 5, also in New York City, this past fall. He will join the small list of electronic music artists who have performed at Madison Square Garden, including the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, and Zedd. His New York City show will immediately be followed by a two-night stand at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater Oct. 11 and 12.
Pre-sale began March 13, while general on-sale commences March 15. Tickets are available here.
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— ILLENIUM (@ILLENIUMMUSIC) March 12, 2019
Good news for Illenials: it won’t be long before Illenium returns to New York City. The Awake producer concludes a consecutive three-night run of performances at Terminal 5 on December 15. Although Terminal 5 originally announced two Illenium dates, slated for December 14-15, the rapidity with which the tickets for both events sold prompted the venue to add a third set.
To those who didn’t get the chance to attend one of Illenium’s Terminal 5 dates, Illenium will revisit New York in 2019 to play a headlining Madison Square Garden show. “Yo, I got some news today that I’m not really supposed to tell anybody, but I really want to tell you,” Illenium told the crowd at Terminal 5’s December 14 booking. “I’m coming back next year and playing Madison Square Garden.” The Madison Square Garden appearance will mark the largest solo billing of Illenium’s career to date, placing Illenium among the ranks of other electronic entities to also play The Garden, like Swedish House Mafia, LCD Soundsystem, and Jack Ü. Illenium’s forthcoming 2019 MSG show evidences not only the “Feel Good” hit-maker’s popularity, but that of the dance genre, as DJs attract crowds large enough to fill arenas that accommodate tens of thousands.
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The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) edges closer to the eventual completion of its Las Vegas “MSG Sphere,” a 23,000 capacity crystal dome shaped venue that will seek to “revolutionize the way artists and audiences connect” through its technological design.
“The environments and the stories told with this new medium will be impactful,” MSG Chairman and CEO James Dolan stated of the initiative. “We’re just beginning to imagine where we’ll take our audiences,” Dolan added, citing the Sphere as a structure tailored to the performative needs of the “finest storytellers, artists, and content creators across the globe.”
MSG signed a lease with Las Vegas Sands Corp, owner of both the Venetian and the Palazzo casinos, on July 13. Sands Corp will provide MSG with $75 million in funding over the course of the Sphere’s construction. The terms of the lease dictate that MSG must open the building by 2023, although MSG officials intend to have the structure operational by 2020.
The $75 million allocated to the Sphere will finance a pedestrian bridge between the casinos and the Sphere. MSG will lease the land that surrounds the Sphere for a 50-year period, during which MSG will pay Sands 25 percent of the Sphere’s “after-tax cash flow” rather than a fixed rent rate, if “certain return objectives for the MSG Sphere are achieved.”
MSG plans to establish a similar venue in London.
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The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has publicized its intent to construct a sphere-shaped venue similar in style to that of the “MSG Sphere” that the American sports & entertainment company seeks to establish in Las Vegas.
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Cutting-edge in the context of venue design, the “MSG Sphere” that MSG aspires to build in Vegas [pictured above] will accommodate 23,000. The Company is set to break ground in the entertainment capital later this year.
The secondary crystal ball inspired venue that the brand is proposing will also cater to a capacity of 23,000, with 18,000 seats, and standing room for 5,000, while standing at a height of 320 feet.
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The “MSG Sphere,” dubbed a “game-changing” establishment given the advanced technology of the venue’s listening and viewing experience by MSG’s executive vice president for development and construction, Jayne McGivern, is currently eyeing a five-acre, $60-million-dollar piece of property as the site of its construction. The “Sphere” will “revolutionize the way artists and audiences connect,” according to the MSG Company’s chief, James Dolan.