Photos & review by Jennie Book

June 3rd at Chase marked the completion of Illenium’s three-date San Francisco run, packing The Bill Graham Civic on June 1, selling out Chase Center June 2nd, and bringing all area fans back for more at Chase again on June 3. The crowds couldn’t get enough, many going to multiple nights, and those who did got rewarded with two totally different setlists at Bill Graham and Chase.

Illenium (Nick Miller) has a big fan base in the Bay Area because he’s a local boy, having spent his formative years in San Francisco as a St. Ignatius alum. His producing credits read like a dictionary; he’s worked with everybody from The Chainsmokers to Said the Sky (who opened Chase on night one) to Kaskade to Florence and The Machine. His pedigree is insane, and his fans love him for it.

Night two of Chase was an EDM extravaganza, with the Warriors court turned into a giant general admission dance party, with people of all ages singing and screaming while feeling the heat from the blasting pyro on stage, and loving the more ballady songs like Jon Bellion collab “Good Things Fall Apart” to the full laser-pulsing drop-bangers like the cover of Skrillex’s “Rumble.”

Illenium and bandmates had full control of the stage and played directly to the crowd’s wants and needs with a perfectly balanced flow of material. Another favorite mid-set moment was Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” which turned into a singalong as streamers dropped from the ceiling and lasers lit up the floor.

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