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Electronic Star CIFIKA Announces Longest U.S. Tour Ever for a Korean Act

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CIFIKA, the 27-year-old electronic vocalist and producer born Yousun Cho, will make her first step into the American market this March via the CIFIKA U.S. Tour. The tour -- which will be the longest-running live dates a Korean-born artist has ever embarked in the U.S. -- launches on March 4 at the Barboza in Seattle and hits 20 cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York before wrapping up in Boston on April 7.

She will also make a stop in Austin on March 16 for Korea Spotlight at SXSW 2018 and perform alongside some of Korea's top talents like Lee Hi, Hyukoh, Crush and KARD.

With a seductive falsetto over her sprawling landscape of moody, stylish electronic productions―showcased on her critically-lauded EP INTELLIGENTSIA and hit collaboration tracks "OOH AH OOH" with DUVV and jayvito, plus "MOMOM" with Oh Hyuk― the multi-talented artist has quickly commanded her position as one of the most promising acts in the music scene.

Only two years into her burgeoning music career, CIFIKA has already earned massive media attention (including features with Vice, Hypebeast and Dazed) and performed at multiple major festivals including Reeperbahn in Germany.

Despite her large underground following, CIFIKA has yet to garner mainstream awareness but aims to get one step closer with this 20-city tour and her next music project dropping in February.

Promoting company Kohai says they will announce additional dates in the next following few weeks. For tickets and more information on CIFIKA U.S. Tour, go to: https://cifika.kohai.info/


March 4 - Seattle, WA - Barboza

March 5 - Portland, OR - The Analog

March 7 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall

March 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge

March 13 - El Paso, TX - Neon Rose

March 16 - Austin, TX (SXSW) - The Belmont

March 18 -Austin, TX (SXSW) - Sidewinder

March 19 - Dallas, TX - RBC

March 21 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar

March 22 - Columbia MO - Berlin City

March 23 - Chicago, IL - Virgin Hotel

March 24 - Detroit, MI - TBA

March 25 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland

March 26 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub

March 30 - Nashville, TN - Analog at Hutton Hotel

March 31 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn

April 2 - Raleigh/ Durham, NC - TBA

April 4 - Washington DC - Songbyrd Music House

April 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Creeps Records Store

April 6 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

April 7 - Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs

Source: Billboard, Jennifer Cheng, Third Culture Kids 1, 2
mewgical 12th-Feb-2018 07:17 pm (UTC)
lol I guess I just feel self conscious being around youths. I don't think I'd feel bad if I had someone to go w/ but I don't. I think that venue is standing room only. But it's been forever since I was there, it could have changed by now.
nekobot 12th-Feb-2018 09:23 pm (UTC)
Hm...maybe you can write a review, or take some pictures, make it an Omona original? Totally get the awkwardness of being surrounded by youths at a K-pop show but I'm guessing since this is more of an indie one the audience will be a bit older, and you can just write your solo appearance off as being a professional who HAS to go alone because they can't possibly deal with distractions.
mewgical 13th-Feb-2018 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'd probably take pictures and do an Omona original if I can go. I'd try and take videos but my phone is a POS and won't take an SD card. I think a lot of it's me being self conscious about how I look. Which I know is dumb, but I def have a hang up on it. I'll have to see if I can go though. I'm kind of nervous about spending money now that Trumps talking about cutting benefits.
revedesnuages 12th-Feb-2018 11:04 pm (UTC)
Once I went to a punk rock concert and there was this 80 year old man, wearing a T-shirt that said "fuck homophobia fuck racism" etc, who was dancing by himself and having the time of his life. Everyone was a youth compared to him, if he could go by himself and not feel self conscious, so can you!

Like the user said above, the average age tends to skew older for k-indie concerts than k-idol concerts, so you'll see more people in their 20s than teenagers.
mewgical 13th-Feb-2018 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see an 80 year old at a punk rock concert. I think the oldest I've ever seen is in their 40's. I shouldn't feel self conscious but it's a lot to do with my looks too.

I just feel old compared to youths in their 20's. I'm 37 so I feel old af.
revedesnuages 13th-Feb-2018 11:59 pm (UTC)
They say 30s are the new 20s, thirty, flirty, and thriving lol. I'm 25 and I don't consider 37 old at all. I just think that once you get past the initial awkwardness, everyone would focus more on the performer than anyone else.

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