88rising are bringing their first ever group tour to Toronto

The Asian music collective presents Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, Joji, Keith Ape, KOHH, Niki, August 08 and Don Krez at Echo Beach. Plus: more just announced Toronto shows


88rising has been making a name for itself as a tastemaker when it comes to breaking Asian hip-hop, R&B and electronic acts in both the east and west – not an easy task in North America until recently, as pop music has rapidly globalized.

Some of the collective’s acts, like Higher Brothers (sometimes nicknamed “Chinese Migos”) and Indonesian viral sensation Rich Brian, have been through the city with highly buzzed shows, but now the amorphous, jack-of-all-trades management/record label/video production/marketing company’s roster is embarking on its first group event: the 88 Degrees & Rising Tour.

The show will feature the aforementioned Rich Brian and Higher Brothers, plus Japanese-Australian producer Joji, as well as Keith Ape, KOHH, Niki, August 08 and Don Krez.

88rising excels at pooling its influence to help all of its members, but they’ve been mobilizing even more as of late, recently releasing Midsummer Madness with Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers and AUGUST 08, the first track off an upcoming collaborative album. 

They’ll ride that wave to Echo Beach on September 30.

September 30 at Echo Beach (909 Lake Shore West), 7 pm, all ages. $49.50-$99.50. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca

More Just Announced Toronto Shows

Several Futures, Deathsticks, Stargoon at The Garrison (front room) doors 8:30 pm. $7. June 28.

CITE: A Celebration Of Skateboard Arts & Culture – Beat Sampras, Peanut Butter Wolf at The Bentway Free. June 30-July 1. thebentway.ca.

ACT! (formerly known as Egyptrixx), Cosi e Cosi, Anna Modo, Cares at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. July 1.

Brodinski at CODA 10 pm. $20-$25. coda.electrostub.com. July 7.

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Kojo Easy Damptey at Opera House doors 8 pm, all ages. $35. ticketmaster.ca. July 11.

Foo Fighters, The Struts, The Beaches at Rogers Centre doors 5 pm, all ages. $45-$99. ticketmaster.ca. July 12.

Zeppelinesque, Strictly Sabbath, The Damnations at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. July 14.

Karger Traum, Tax Haven, Sunstroke Militia, Focus Formula at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. July 16.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Dave East at Budweiser Stage Support added. Doors 5 pm, all ages. From $37-$199. ticketmaster.ca. July 18.

Walrus, Canyun at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. July 18.

Respire, Ostraca, Lilim, Horse Lung at The Garrison doors 8:30 pm. $10. July 20.

Toronto Festival of Beer: Broken Social Scene, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Ludacris, Dwayne Gretzky, I Mother Earth, Finger Eleven at Exhibition Place Bandshell Park $40-$70. beerfestival.ca. July 26-29.

Lonely Parade, T-Rextasy, Mother Tongues at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. July 31.

Fisher at CODA 10 pm. $20-$25. coda.electrostub.com. August 3.

New Friends Fest: I Hate Sex, Frail Hands, Coma Regalia, Spirit Desire, Landowner and others at Faith//Void, The Baby G and Jam Factory $50 for three-day pass. eventbrite.ca. August 3-5.

Olivia Chaney at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.comsoundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. August 6.

For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, Bodysnatcher at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $23.50. rotate.com, ticketfly.comsoundscapesmusic.com. August 6.

Sunshine And The Blue Moon, Echo Courts, Komodo at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. August 7.

Minibeast, Insect Factory, Not Of at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. August 10.

Alex Lahey at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $16.50. ticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, horseshoetavern.com. August 11.

Ella Mai at Adelaide Hall doors 8 pm. From $20. ticketweb.ca. August 17.

Sate, shy kids, Moscoe, Shame Agent at Lee’s Palace doors 9 pm. $9.50. ticketfly.com. August 17.

Eyes Set To Kill, Dayshell, Awake At Last at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $15. soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com, rotate.com. August 22.

Miguel, dvsn at Echo Beach doors 7 pm, all ages. From $49.50. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. August 26.

New Order, Holy Ghost! at Budweiser Stage Support added. Doors 6:30 pm, all ages. $39.50-$99.50. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. August 30.

Foxing at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $17.50. ticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com. August 31.

Monolord, The Death Wheelers at The Garrison doors 7:30 pm. $18. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. September 3.

Leftöver Crack, Mudie, Beaver Slap at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $20. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. September 6.

The Queers at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, $13.50. On sale June 22. soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com, rotate.com. September 11.

No Fun At All, The Drowns at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $20. On sale June 22. ticketfly.comsoundscapesmusic.com,rotate.com. September 13.

Interpol, Sunflower Bean at Rebel 7 pm. $35-$40. ticketmaster.ca. September 13.

Cellar Darling at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $20. rotate.com, ticketfly.com. September 14.

blessthefall, The Word Alive at Velvet Underground doors 6 pm, all ages. $27.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. September 19.

Ziggy Marley at Opera House doors 7:30 pm. $46. ticketweb.ca. September 20.

Palm, New Fries at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comticketfly.com. September 25.

Slaughter Beach, Dog at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $16.50. rotate.com, ticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 26.

Christina Schneider’s Locate s, 1 at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. September 26.

Monster Magnet, Electric Citizen, Dark Sky Choir at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $29.50. On sale June 22. rotate.com, ticketfly.comsoundscapesmusic.com. September 28.

The Weather Station at Mod Club doors 8 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 29.

88rising: Rich Brian, Keith Ape, Joji, Higher Brothers, KOHH, Niki, August 08, Don Krez at Echo Beach 7 pm, all ages. $49.50-$99.50. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. September 30.

Django Django at Lee’s Palace doors 7 pm. $22.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. October 9.

Queen Extravaganza at Danforth Music Hall Tribute band performs Queen’s greatest hits. 7 pm. $35-$55. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. October 12.

Noah Kahan at Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $23.50. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. -October 16.

Duckwrth at Velvet Underground doors 7 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. October 17.

Darwin Deez at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $16-$79. ticketweb.ca. October 17.

She Wants Revenge at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm. $25-$75. ticketfly.com. October 22.

Max Frost at The Baby G doors 7 pm. $15. On sale June 21. ticketmaster.ca. October 25.

Blanco White at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $11.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. October 31.

Bahamas at Danforth Music Hall November 1 & 2 show added. All ages. On sale June 21. $39.50-$49.50. ticketmaster.ca. November 1-4.

Ross From Friends at Velvet Underground doors 10 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. -November 2.

AJR, Robert Delong at Rebel 7 pm, all ages. $29.50-$40. On sale June 22. –ticketmaster.ca. November 6.

Low at The Great Hall doors 8. $20. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. November 6.

Chris Lake at CODA 10 pm. $25-$35. coda.electrostub.com. November 6.

Young The Giant, Lights at Rebel doors 7 pm, all ages. $35-$40. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. November 8.

Reuben And The Dark at Mod Club doors 8 pm, all ages. $15. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. November 14.

RÜFÜS DU SOL at Danforth Music Hall 7:30 pm. $40. tixr.com. November 16.

Brian Wilson at Sony Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $tba. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. November 21.

John Prine at Sony Centre doors 7 pm. $75-$130. On sale June 22. ticketmaster.ca. December 7.

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