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Vancouver Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/948503831850592/948630575171251/
EPIK HIGH 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
May 28 - San Francisco, The Warfield Theater
May 29 - Los Angeles, TBA
May 31 - Vancouver, Vogue Theatre
June 1 - Vancouver, Vogue Theatre Encore
June 5 - Dallas, South Side Music Hall
June 12 - New York City, Best Buy Theater
June 14 - Toronto, Danforth Music Hall
… and more coming soon.
TR Canada - http://www.trcanada.com - Korean
KPopMe - http://www.kpopme.com - English
Official Tour Site - http://epik.sivagroupent.com
No Refund Policy
에픽하이가 북미투어를 통해 힙합 본고장 미국의 팬들과 만난다. 지난 3월 미국 텍사스 오스틴에서 열린 SXSW(사우스바이사우스웨스트)에 참여해 현지에서 열광적인 반응을 이끌어낸 에픽하이는 미국과 캐나다 6개 도시에서 북미투어 ‘EPIK HIGH 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR’를 개최한다.
에픽하이가 미국에서 단독 콘서트 투어를 개최하는 것은 지난 2009년 이후 6년 만이며, 캐나다에서는 처음 공연을 하게됐다. 이번 투어는 오는 5월 28일 미국 샌프란시스코 워필드시어터(The Warfield Theatre)를 시작으로 29일 LA, 31일 캐나다 밴쿠버, 6월 5일 미국 달라스, 6월 12일 뉴욕, 6월 14일 캐나다 토론토 등에서 개최되며, 추후 개최도시는 더 추가될 예정이다.
에픽하이는 힙합의 본고장인 미국에서 남다른 사랑을 받고 있는데, 특히 K팝 열풍이 불기 전인 지난 2009년 일찌감치 미국투어를 성황리에 개최한 바 있다. ‘MAP THE SOUL TOUR’이라는 타이틀로 미국 공연 전 지역을 매진시킨 저력이 있는 에픽하이는 2010년 발표한 ‘EPILOGUE’앨범을 통해 아이튠스 힙합차트에서 1위를 기록해 화제를 모으기도 했다. 지난해 발표한 ‘신발장’ 앨범 역시 아이튠스 캐나다와 미국 힙합알앤비 차트에서 각각 2위와 7위를 기록했으며, 미국 빌보드 월드앨범 차트에서 1위를 기록하기도 했다.
Billboard-charting, Golden Disk and Korean Music Award-winning artist Epik High announced today that they will embark upon an extensive North American tour that will bring Epik High to fans across the United States and Canada. This is the first time Epik High has returned to the shores of North America in nearly six years.
Promoted exclusively by SIVA Group, the EPIK HIGH 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR kicks off Saturday, May 28 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, and will make stops in a number of major North American markets this summer. Tickets go on sale beginning 12:00PM in each market on April 15 at http://epik.sivagroupent.com, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks.
Epik High recently headlined the sold-out K-pop Night Out showcase at SXSW on March 19th. Fans lined up for hours for the opportunity to see Epik High, who have not performed in the United States since their 2009 MAP THE SOUL TOUR featuring Far East Movement, MYK, and Kero One, which sold out venues in every city on the tour.
Epik High, formed in 2001 as an underground hip-hop group, opened a new chapter of hip-hop in South Korea. The group comprises well-known singer-songwriters who compose lyrics and music covering a wide range of genres. With each successive album, Epik High has taken a step towards the global music market by displaying a unique approach to music and original lyrics.
Epik High has been recognized by many other musicians as one of Korea’s most legendary and influential hip-hop acts. Their popularity has led to a diverse following worldwide. Epik High is the first Korean artist in history to reach the coveted No. 1 spot on the iTunes hip-hop charts in 2010 with the release of their album, EPILOGUE, shooting past artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and the Black Eyed Peas. In 2014, their album SHOEBOX topped the iTunes album charts in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan, and Vietnam, and ranked No. 2 in Canada and No. 7 in the United States on the iTunes hip-hop and R&B charts. SHOEBOX also claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Album chart, and No. 9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
Critical reaction to SHOEBOX was overwhelmingly positive. Billboard lauded the album, declaring, “The group's trademark sound of emotional melody combined with an honest musical narrative -- the base of the trio's career -- proves that it is still a winning formula for the hip-hop veterans more than a decade into their careers.”
Following the success of SHOEBOX, Epik High embarked upon PARADE 2014 Tour in Asia, which saw dates in South Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan. The PARADE Tour continues in the Philippines, and will make stops in Manila and Hong Kong prior to the launch of the North American tour.
Epik High’s leader, Tablo, has been paving the way for the growing popularity of Korean hip-hop worldwide. He is also a producer and judge on the explosive hip-hop survival show, Show Me the Money 3, which gained so much global attention that many of the show’s featured artists headlined segments at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, Asia’s biggest music award show. Tablo was also a regular cast member on the award-winning hit reality TV show, Superman is Back.