Korean hip-hop group Epik High wows Manila crowd 

Published December 10, 2022, 2:40 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Korean hip-hop group Epik High returned to Manila for a one-night show that made a lasting impression on Pinoy fans.

Epik High, composed of Tablo, DJ Tukutz and Mithra Jin, held their “Epik High is Here Asia Pacific Tour 2022” in Manila recently at the New Frontier Theater.

Epik High at the Manila show (Jonathan Hicap)

Epik High’s Tablo (Jonathan Hicap)

Epik High’s Tablo (Jonathan Hicap)

Epik High’s Mithra Jin (Jonathan Hicap)

Epik High opened their set with “Here” and “Prequel,” two songs in part 2 of their album “Epik High is Here” that was released in February.

“I love Manila,” said Tablo.

They also performed “Face ID,” “Rosario,” “In Self-Defense,” “Burj Khalifa,” “Super Rare,” “Bleed” and “Love Love Love.”

It was the second time that Epik High visited Manila in a month after performing in a show with other artists at the SM Mall of Asia in October.

In addition, Epik High also enthralled the crowd with their performances of “High Technology,” “New Beautiful” and “Don’t Hate Me.”

Tablo made extra effort for the fans by going down to the audience area to be up close and personal with them.

In his parting message, Tablo said a very meaningful message to the crowd.

“Forget about all the problems in your life. We are all human. We deal with our own demons, all problems every single day and we know how hard it is,” he said.

He added, “Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to come here tonight. We hope the memories we made together can last with you until we meet again.”

“Even though we can’t solve any of your problems, we’re hoping that it helps a little bit. And I want you to know you being here tonight helps us deal with our problems,” he said.

The group closed the show with “No Thankxxx” and “Born Hater.”

The “Epik High is Here Asia Pacific Tour 2022” in Manila was presented by CK Star Entertainment.