Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and AEG Presents will welcome ILLENIUM and his North American The ASCEND Tour to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, October 6 at 7 p.m. The ASCEND Tour is in support of ILLENIUM’s third full-length album, ASCEND, which will be released on August 16.
Tickets will go on sale to the public online at vaculive.com or in-person at The National Box Office at 708 East Broad Street in Richmond, Va. on Friday, August 16 at 10 a.m. Virginia Credit Union and RICHMOND NATION members will receive an exclusive pre-sale for the ILLENIUM concert on Thursday, August 15 at 10 a.m.
Denver based Nick Miller, better known by his stage name ILLENIUM, has won the hearts of dance music aficionados worldwide through his captivating remixes and enthralling original productions. While there are a myriad of melodic bass producers on the scene, ILLENIUM has distinguished himself with his unrivaled ability to create immersive emotional experiences. Displaying an adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity, and emotional depth, ILLENIUM’s impeccable sound design has truly established him as one of the best producers in the game. His stunning records come to life in his live show, incorporating keyboards, drum pads, and cutting-edge lighting and visuals, all of which combine to create an immersive experience.
ILLENIUM’s debut ‘Awake Live’ performances throughout 2017 captivated audiences across the country, and sold out some of the most renowned venues nationwide, such as The Shrine, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Aragon Ballroom, WaMu Theater, and Terminal 5. 2017 saw ILLENIUM release his second critically acclaimed studio album Awake, which was listed in Billboard’s ‘10 Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2017’. With over 100 million streams and the number one spot in the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts in 12 countries, the LP is one of ILLENIUM’s most impressive projects thus far. His remix of Flume’s ‘Say It’ landed him an Electronic Music Award for ‘Best Remix’ of the year, and 2017 saw him surpass the 1,000,000,000 stream mark across his discography. In addition to selling out the majority of his debut headlining live tour and his recent tour through Asia, ILLENIUM has also performed at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, EDC, Decadence, Electric Forest, and Paradiso among others, and played Coachella for the first time in 2018.
The new album, ASCEND, represents the entire scope of ILLENIUM’s expansive, entrancing, and engaging vision. Once again, he elevates his signature sound with majestic melodies, intriguing instrumentation, and genre-defying songcraft. He introduced this chapter by way of his single “Good Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion. During its first week at radio, it became “#1 Most Added at Alternative.” Additionally, it debuted at #13 on the Billboard Dance chart. Attracting acclaim, Billboard dubbed it, “a happy slice of emo-inspired with a side of radio pop.”
The Commonwealth Mall at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will feature concessions, displays, and merchandise on the day of the event, with gates opening at 6 p.m. Parking for the event is located in Lot D, at the corner of Laburnum and Carolina Avenues, and can be accessed through Gate 4 on Laburnum Avenue. Parking is $10 cash only for the public and free for Virginia Credit Union members with lots opening at 5 p.m.
2019 Virginia Credit Union LIVE! Concert Season
Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Florida Georgia Line, and The Lumineers.
This year’s Virginia Lottery Concert Series at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! has been one of the best in the venue’s history with performances by The 1975, The Avett Brothers, Wu-Tang Clan, Styx, Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums, “Weird Al” Yankovic with the Richmond Symphony, JoJo Siwa, Big & Rich, Juice WRLD, Umphrey’s McGee, Cody Jinks, and Mickie James & The Heaters. Tickets for previously announced shows are available for purchase unless otherwise specified below.
Dark Star Orchestra will present their critically acclaimed live show to Deadheads both young and old at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra tirelessly strives for and achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead’s timeless music.
Bastille and the band’s North American tour, Doom Days Tour Part 1, will come to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The tour is in support of the band’s third studio album, Doom Days. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.
Richmond Raceway 2019 NASCAR Season
NASCAR returns “under the lights” to Richmond for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend presented by Who’s Your Driver. America’s Premier Short Track will start the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with the Go Bowling 250 playoff race and host the second race of the Monster Energy Series Playoffs with the Federated Auto Parts 400 playoff race on Sept. 20-21.
Tickets for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.