South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High announced their 2019 North American tour Tuesday (Feb. 12), their first in four years.
Just a day after dropping the news that they will put out a new album on March 11, the group revealed they would bring their 2019 world tour to 18 North American cities throughout April and the start of May.
“NORTH AMERICA! It’s been waaaaay too long,” wrote frontman Tablo on Twitter. “We’re coming back to a city near you!”
NORTH AMERICA! It’s been waaaaay too long. We’re coming back to a city near you!
— ??? | Tablo of Epik High (@blobyblo) February 12, 2019
The concert series will begin in Minneapolis on April 1 and then over the next four and a half weeks Tablo, DJ Tukutz and Mithra Jin will perform in Chicago, Toronto, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle before ending with two back-to-back shows in Vancouver.
The North American leg will be preceded by seven European shows in March, kicking off on March 13 in Berlin, just two days after the highly anticipated, currently unnamed album is set to be released. It is Epik High’s first album since 2017’s We’ve Done Something Wonderful, as well as their first since parting ways with former company YG Entertainment.
A mainstay in South Korea’s music scene, Epik High rose to fame in the early 2000s and is one of the industry’s most prominent acts, known for their experimental, collaborative approach to alt hip-hop. Their 2014 album Shoebox went to No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart dated Nov. 8 of that year. We’ve Done Something Wonderful peaked at No. 2 on the same chart, dated Nov. 11, 2017.
Tickets for Epik High’s upcoming North American tour go on sale on Friday.
Check out Epik High’s 2019 North American tour dates below:
April 1 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
April 3 – House Of Blues, Chicago, IL
April 4 – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
April 7 – Terminal 5, New York City, NY
April 9 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
April 10 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
April 12 – The Fillmore Silver Spring, Washington, D.C.
April 13 – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
April 15 – Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 18 – Emo’s, Austin, TX
April 19 – House Of Blues, Houston, TX
April 20 – Canton Hall, Dallas, TX
April 23 – The Observatory, San Diego, CA
April 26 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
April 28 – Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA
May 1 – Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA
May 2 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
May 3 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC