EPIK HIGH will play The Forum this July as part of their mammoth multidate tour of the Asia Pacific – the first major tour by a K-POP act in over two years.
EPIK HIGH’s tour and Melbourne show at The Forum comes in conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated two-part album Epik High is Here 上 (Part 1) and Epik High Is Here 下 (Part 2). Their show is being presented through the Victorian government initiative Always Live.
Formed in 2003, the trio’s signature blend of hip-hop and sharp lyrics positioned them as one of the most ground-breaking groups in Korean music, inspiring acts like BTS. Throughout their 20 years together, they have released hundreds of anthemic songs and in 2016 were the first Korean act to ever play Coachella. EPIK HIGH have released a whopping 11 studio albums, despite taking a hiatus while two members performed South Korea’s mandatory military service period.
What you need to know
- EPIK HIGH
- Monday 11 July, 2022
- TheForum. Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country
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“Always Live is a genuine reflection of Victoria’s enviable music industry as it highlights the breadth and depth of our contemporary music offerings across the state,” Steve Smith, CEO of Always Live, said. “The program features a myriad of genres presented in iconic locations. We work with promoters, producers, artists and shows of all scales, profiling the rich cross section of communities that make up our world-class music industry across Melbourne and Victoria.”
Other Always Live events include Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ forthcoming shows at Hanging Rock in the Macedon Ranges with Courtney Barnett; Khruangbin at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in an exclusive line up with Kamasi Washington and Mildlife; Amyl and the Sniffers headlining cult festival Chopped in Victoria’s Goldfields, Alice Skye performing as part of home town in Horsham; Tash Sultana headlining Ocean Sounds in Phillip Island; acclaimed Aotearoan singer and songwriter Aldous Harding who will play The Forum, and The Dig, a one-day event that will celebrate Victoria’s independent record shops.
Early ticket access starts on Thursday 2 June at 10am if you sign up to Always Live’s mailing list here. GP on sale: Friday 3 June 11am here.