Hip hop group Epik High will be performing in the United States for the first time in six years at SXSW (South by Southwest) 2015’s K-Pop Night Out showcase in Austin, Texas.
In an interview with Billboard on March 18, Tablo shares, “If you’re seeing us for the first time at SXSW, it’s actually the perfect time to get to know who Epik High is.”
He continues, “I’m sure some of our fans are excited, but even more than the fans, we’re excited to be performing stateside again. It’s been a very long time. During that time, we’ve grown stronger as a group…whoever’s coming to the show, you’re going to be a part of the stage, you’re going to be a part of the act just as much as we are. That’s the best part of playing live.”
Mithra Jin chimes in, “If we were a tasty, ripened green apple five years ago during our performance in the States, we are now a very juicy, ripened red apple coming to you guys,” upping the anticipation for Epik High’s stage.
In the video interview, the group shares that they will be performing their biggest hits including “Born Hater,” “High Technology,” “Burj Khalifa,” and their cover of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips.”
Meanwhile, Epik High is the headliner of SXSW 2015’s K-Pop Night Out, which will take place on March 19. Afterwards, the group will be slated to hit up the Philippines and Hong Kong in April.