In light of the recent closing of Chicago-beloved electronic enclave, The MID, The Windy City could use a new spot to fill the void.
And that’s just what it’s getting. RADIUS is primed to become a Chicago music lover’s go-to. Opening its doors in 2020, organizers have shared plans to welcome Tchami, Dillon Francis, and Carl Cox to get the electronic lovers’ whistles wet. But its on-deck curatorial draw doesn’t stop in the dance domain. This coming spring, RADIUS will also host Lil Wayne, Alkaline Trio (featuring Matt Skiba, now of blink-182), and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
Setting up shop just south of The Loop, RADIUS finds its home in Chicago’s bustling Pilsen neighborhood, home to a longtime Chicago favorite for live music, Thalia Hall.
Bringing the announcement full-circle, prospective attendees may recognize RADIUS’s owner, Nick Karounos as former owner and operator of The MID. Karounos also owns Chicago’s PRYSM nightclub and Concord Music Hall, another all-encompassing electronic epicenter.
“This project has been 4 years in the making and we are beyond excited to show Chicago and the rest of the world what we have built for music lovers of all genres,” Karounos writes in a recent release.
RADIUS’s inaugural event is pegged for February 29, featuring off-the-wall EDM all-star, the Latin Grammy-nominated Dillon Francis. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13 at 12PM CST here. For more dates and information, visit RADIUS’ website.