Eastern Margins launch month-long Road 2 Redline tour

Lumi and LVRA by Minsett Hein
Lumi and LVRA by Minsett Hein

Eastern Margins have announced a month-long tour travelling to fourteen cities in East Asia between 28 September and 28 October. Cities include Mainland China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Continuing on from their South-East Asia edition earlier this year, Eastern Margins – the label, event series and agency dedicated to platforming alternative Asian culture – has shared details of their forthcoming tour. Entitled Road 2 Redline, the series of events is described as “a cultural diffusion concept” aiming to bring different regional sounds to audiences across the cities on the tour, platforming the collective’s “signature Redline sound, characterised by a Hi-NRG, DIY “why not” mentality.”

Confirmed artists include LVRA and Lumi, with the former playing all dates on the tour and the latter all except for the shows in Taipei and Hangzhou. They are joined by other label & family artists, including Australian-Korean K-pop dystopia band 1300, Kawaii hardcore duo QQBBG, Asian rave revivalist Dirty K, Gabber experimentalist Numb’n’dub, local Taiwanese artist Wu Hun and Eastern Margins’ multi-hyphenate Jex Wang.

Road 2 Redline is curated by an all-star cast of Asian creative collectives, including CANTEEN (Tokyo), Yeti Out (Hong Kong), Triple Happiness Club (Hong Kong),  Divine Heem (Seoul), Seoul Community Radio (Seoul), D1S (Guangzhou), SILK (Beijing), Over My Body (Taipei) and Function Lab (Hangzhou). See the full list of tour dates below.

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Full Road 2 Redline tour dates:

28 September – Chengdu, AXIS w/ Mikocycle, Kruize, Hardouken, Boreas, 0xygen, Black Tea
29 September – Nanjing, 61 Nanjing w/ Dirty K
30 September – Shanghai, ALL w/ Dirty K, Amber Akilla, Cika Koo
2 October – Qingdao, Alnico w/ Dirty K, icirui, Kushsky, Esson-Q
3 October – Dalian, Gift Space w/ DUDUDOOO, Biegaowo, Xiuxianxiatiao
6 October – Osaka, CIRCUS Osaka w/ Wondergirl, Numb’n’dub
7 October – Kyoto, West Harlem w/ E.O.U.
8 October – Tokyo, CIRCUS Tokyo w/ CANTEEN w/ 1300, JUMADIBA, uku kasai, WASP, riria
13 October – Hong Kong w/ Yeti Out & Triple Happiness Club w/ QQBBG, Arthur Yeti, Tedman Lee
14 October – Seoul, Cakeshop w/ Divine Heem w/ Nerdie, Uman b2b Kisewa, T.T.E b2b Oh Annie Oh, Seesea b2b NET GALA, Kitty
18 October – Seoul, Seoul Community Radio x Eastern Margins Pop-Up
20 October – Guangzhou, 42 Pieces w/ D1S w/ QQBBG, Antisocialprincess, Beibeilon, Nebulae, aDeAD
21 October – Beijing, Dada w/ SILK w/ 秃子2z & 金剑, Puzzy Stack, Yesen, R Ξ Π
27 October – Taipei, FINAL w/ Over My Body w/ Jex Wang, Wu Hun, Ao Wu, Sandy’s Trace
28 October – Hangzhou, LOOPY w/ Function Lab w/ Jex Wang, GG LONGXIA, Juan Plus One, GUAN, 正义兄弟

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