Epik High to Embark on North American Tour

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High has announced that they will be embarking on a North American Tour next month, according to a YG press release. The tour will kick off Saturday, May 28 at The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco and will make stops in several major U.S. and Canadian cities.

Epik High recently headlined the K-pop Night Out showcase at SXSW last month, which was the trio’s first U.S. performance in nearly six years. Formed in 2001 as an underground hip-hop group, Epik High is composed of Korean Canadian rapper-producer Tablo, Korean rapper Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz.

The trio rose to success with their hit song “Fly” from their third album Swan Songs. Epik High is often credited as one of South Korea’s most influential hip-hop acts and has topped a number of global music charts, including the Billboard’s World Album Chart as well as the iTunes hip-hop and album charts.

Last October, Epik High released their eighth studio album SHOEBOX, which has been praised for its musical narrative, artistic lyrics, and impressive collaboration tracks with other renowned rappers. The album was produced record label YG Entertainment, home to some of K-pop’s leading artists: BIGBANG, 2NE1, PSY, Lee Hi, Winner and Akdong Musician.

Tickets for Epik High’s 2015 North American Tour will go on sale on April 15 at 12 p.m. in each city’s time zone on the official tour website.


May 28 – San Francisco, The Warfield Theater
May 29 – Los Angeles, Wiltern Theater
May 31 – Vancouver, Vogue Theatre
June 5 – Dallas, South Side Music Hall
June 12 – New York City, Best Buy Theater
June 14 – Toronto, Danforth Music Hall

To learn more about the tour, visit Epik High’s official Facebook page or the tour website


Featured image courtesy of YG Entertainment