The time had come for Illenium to bring his Awake Tour to San Francisco. Arriving in such wanderlust fashion, the 22-year-old held two shows in two monumental venues on two different nights. Needless to say, the city would transform into home base for the musician. I had the opportunity of attending his performance at the Bill Graham Auditorium. Many would agree that the civic is one of many iconic venues the Bay Area has to offer. With a sizable capacity of over 8K, this sold-out crowd was more than ready to manifest itself in front of Illenium.
With the outstanding release of his sophomore album, I couldn’t be more excited to glue my ears to this show and lose myself in the music. The crowd was in high spirits and what impressed me the most was the knowledge of lyrics to every song. The audience roared every word to every song and for the whole night, we truly witnessed what unity looks and sounds like. The visuals to the live drums all played in effect as the elements provided to this show stirred up a stellar rendition of the album. The album sounds so much better live and I could not express how much you should go see Illenium on his remaining tour dates. The memories and experiences will remain forever as the Awake Tour will continue to leave its imprint on everyone’s hearts.