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88rising announces North American tour

The Asian-American music collective 88rising has pleased fans once again by announcing a 16-date North American tour, just weeks after announcing their inaugural Head in the Clouds music festival.

Co-produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off on 28 September in Philadelphia, PA and make stops across the US and Canada before wrapping up on 31 October in San Francisco, CA. It will feature label favourites including Don Krez, Keither Ape and NIKI.

News of a tour follows a busy year for the group. As well as planning for a tour and a festival, artists in the collective have been working on their forthcoming studio album, also called Head in the Clouds.

“88rising means ‘double happiness’ and that’s what we intend to bring to the live experience for years to come.”

The record will feature the label’s big names, including Rich Brian, Joji and Higher Brothers.  The first single from the upcoming album, titled ‘Midsummer Madness‘ has just been released and is currently topping both Spotify’s Global Viral 50 and United States Viral 50 charts.

On the subject of their upcoming live performances, 88rising founder and CEO Sean Miyashiro says: “88rising means ‘double happiness’ and that’s what we intend to bring to the live experience for years to come.”

88rising’s success is partly down to the rising popularity of Asian artists in western markets. In the past few years, a number of Asian performers, in particular South Korean artists have found huge success in the US and Europe. 88rising consider themselves to be the bridge between Eastern and Western youth culture.

Tickets for the 88 Degrees & Rising tour go on sale to the public on 22 June at 10am local time at


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