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NIKI Announces Upcoming Asian Tour of ‘The Nicole Tour’ 2022

Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI announces the Asian dates of “The Nicole Tour”. “The Nicole Tour” will be pulling up in Asia, heading to the city of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. NIKI will also be headlining Head In The Clouds Jakarta and Manila. The tour will take place on:

  • December 3-4 – Jakarta, Head In The Clouds Jakarta, Community ParkPIK2 [HEADLINER] Tickets
  • December 6 – Singapore – The Star Theatre Tickets

Presale starts on Wednesday 5 October at 10:00AM local time

Public on sale starts on Thursday 6 October at 10:00AM local time

  • December 8 – Kuala Lumpur – Zepp TicketsAA

Public on sale starts on Thursday 6 October at 10:00AM local time

  • December 9-10 – Manila – Head In The Clouds Manila, SM Festival Grounds, Parañaque City [HEADLINER] Tickets
  • December 13 – Taipei – Zepp New Taipei Tickets

Presale starts on Wednesday 5 October at 10:00AM local time

Public on sale starts on Thursday 6 October at 10:00AM local time

NIKI unveiled her latest album “Nicole” in August, which sees her returning to her singer-songwriter roots in a carefully crafted coming-of-age juncture that sees present-day NIKI meet with her teenage self. The album contains archived songs from NIKI’s past that have been re-imagined for the album, in addition to a number of brand-new tracks. Throughout the 12 songs on the project, NIKI uses her innate and detailed storytelling abilities to expertly explore themes of love, heartbreak, and every emotion in between.

On the release of Nicole, NIKI shares “During the pandemic, I did a deep dive of the archived videos from the YouTube channel I started in middle school and realized that these songs are where my heart is. We made most of the songs in my collaborators’ garages and living rooms, and the whole process felt so carefree and energizing, like being a kid at the playground. With this record, I learned to trust my gut and have real confidence in myself as a songwriter and producer, and it was so freeing and so much more fun.”

Fully written by NIKI, Nicole features production from Jacob Ray (Alison Wonderland, Evan Giia), Tim Anderson (Halsey, BANKS), Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers, Remi Wolf), and Jacob Reske (Vince Staples, Trippie Redd), with additional production from NIKI.

Her most recently released “High School in Jakarta” has already amassed over 45 million streams. The track’s music video surpassed 15 million views since its release, becoming NIKI’s fastest video to ever reach this milestone. “High School in Jakarta” follows previous single “Oceans & Engines,” a heart-wrenching ballad on surrendering to a broken relationship that serves as an impassioned moment of clarity and demonstrates NIKI’s songwriting ability. NIKI first announced Nicole with the release of lead single “Before,” a reflective nostalgia-tinged record that upon release, received acclaim from NME, UPROXX, and Teen Vogue who praised that the record “perfectly highlights NIKI’s songwriting prowess.” All three tracks appear on Nicole. Stream/download Nicole HERE.

In April this year, NIKI became the first Indonesian artist to ever perform at Coachella, alongside Rich Brian. NIKI will follow up her Coachella appearance with a performance at 88rising’s 2022 Head in the Clouds Festivals in Jakarta and Manila. NIKI previously headlined at the 2021 Head in the Clouds Festival last November with a striking set that received acclaim from MTV, Flaunt, and The AV Club who hailed her a “goddamn superstar.” Watch her full performance at the festival HERE.

To date, NIKI has accumulated over 1.8 billion streams across all platforms. Her hit single “Every Summertime” from the soundtrack of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings went viral earlier this year, reaching Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and currently has over 220 million streams and climbing. The track, written and produced by NIKI and longtime collaborator Jacob Ray – is an exuberant love song with a throwback sound reminiscent of classic R&B and soul. Stream the track HERE.

88rising & Live MNL Announce Upcoming Head In The Clouds Festival Manila 2022 Lineup

Today, 88rising, the pioneering and internationally-renowned music and media company amplifying Asian talent and culture, and Live MNL, are thrilled to announce the 2022 Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival lineup in Manila, Philippines. Head In The Clouds Manila will take place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2022 at SM Festival Grounds Parañaque City. Ticket sales begin Wednesday, October 5 at 10am Manila time (purchase passes HERE).

88rising’s Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival will be coming to the city of Manila with an impressive range of curated talent including headliners Joji, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, eaJ, and YOASOBI. The festival will also include live performances from BIBI, MANILA GREY, Warren Hue, Ylona Garcia, GUAPDAD 4000, ATARASHII GAKKO!, MILLI, Zack Tabudlo and many more; plus special guest Grammy-winning hitmaker and electronic producer ZEDD.

“I am so excited to perform at the inaugural Head in the Clouds Manila. I missed y’all and it’s time to bring it to the Philippines.” says headliner Rich Brian. PARADISE RISING’s own Ylona Garcia noted, “I’m so glad 88rising is bringing the Head In The Clouds Festival to the Philippines and I’m incredibly grateful to be part of it! It’s been a while since I’ve seen my fans back home. Can’t wait to see each and every one of them!”

Last month, Head In The Clouds hosted 70,000 people over two days at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in its fourth year in Los Angeles, California. 88rising earlier announced Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival will travel to Indonesia later this year, marking the debut of the festival in both Indonesia and the Philippines.

Head in the Clouds Manila is presented by Globe, with major sponsor GCash.

2-day GA passes are priced at Php 12,888 and 2-day VIP passes are Php 15,888. For more information, please visit mnl.hitcfestival.com.

Full Lineup:

Joji

Jackson Wang

NIKI

Rich Brian

eaJ

YOASOBI

Adawa

Akini Jing

Atarashii Gakko!

BIBI

Elephante

GUAPDAD 4000

JinxZhou

MANILA GREY

MILLI

Spence Lee

Stephanie Poetri

Warren Hue

Ylona Garcia

Zack Tabudlo

Very Special Guest

ZEDD

Head in the Clouds Manila 2022

88rising’s globally recognized Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival is set to debut in Manila, The Philippines December 9-10, 2022 at SM Festival Grounds Parañaque City.

With the LA flagship boasting over 60,000 attendees at the iconic Rose Bowl and having been dubbed “Asian Coachella”, 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival is the first festival of its kind devoted to celebrating Asian artists from around the world.


HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: Manila
December 9 & December 10, 2022
SM Festival Grounds, Paranaque City (MAP)
Gates open 3pm

LINEUP



TICKET PRICES
2-Day Passes
VIP (Trust Us Sale)- Php12,888
General Admission (Trust Us Sale) – Php9,888

TICKET BENEFITS
VIP
-One (1) wristband is good for entry to both days of the festival.
-Access to the VIP Area by the main stage and second stage featuring designated VIP restrooms, additional shade and seating areas, and exclusive food and beverage vendors.
-Early entry.
-Dedicated VIP entry lanes.
-Exclusive access to VIP dedicated section with select festival merchandise.
-Quantities limited while supplies last.

GA
-One (1) wristband is good for entry to both days of the festival.
-Quantities limited while supplies last.



TICKETING ON-SALE DATE
-August 11, 2022 – 10am Manila Time
Avaialable via SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online at http://www.smtickets.com

TICKETING PURCHASE GUIDELINES
-ALL SECTIONS (VIP & GA)
-Ticket price includes two (2) day festival passes. Buyers will be issued two (2) tickets (December 9 & 10) upon purchase and one (1) wristband to be given on the first day of the festival.
-One (1) wristband is valid for one (1) ticket buyer. This will be used and worn at all times for 2 days of the festival.
-BOTH wristband and festival tickets for day 1 and 2 are required to enter both days of the festival.
-All sections are standing only.
-The festival is open to minors 13 to 17 years old accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult guardian in the same section.
-Attendees with medical conditions and pregnant women will be provided a specific area at the festival.
-Re-entry will not be allowed

VENUE LAYOUT

NIKI unveils latest track and video “High School in Jakarta”

Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI unveils her new single and accompanying video for “High School in Jakarta.” The track will appear on NIKI’s forthcoming sophomore album Nicole, out next Friday August 12, 2022.

“High School in Jakarta” takes listeners back to the very start of NIKI’s first romance, capturing the intense whirlwind of emotions that come with the beginning of falling in love. The track continues to see NIKI shine revisiting her singer/songwriter roots, featuring a light and playful melody that accentuates NIKI’s vivid and eloquent storytelling ability. The accompanying video sees NIKI transported back to the trials and tribulations of high school, all while experiencing the euphoria of her teenage first love.

“High School in Jakarta” follows previous single “Oceans & Engines,” a heart-wrenching ballad on surrendering to a broken relationship that serves as an impassioned moment of clarity and demonstrates NIKI’s songwriting ability. In the short time since its release, the track has amassed over 7 million streams and 2 million views on the music video. NIKI first announced Nicole with the release of lead single “Before,” a reflective nostalgia-tinged record that upon release, received acclaim from NME, UPROXX, and Teen Vogue who praised that the record “perfectly highlights NIKI’s songwriting prowess.” Both tracks will appear on Nicole.

Recently, NIKI announced her first ever North American headlining tour “The Nicole Tour,” which nearly sold-out during the presale and within the first 3 hours of general onsale. The run kicks off in Vancouver, BC on September 8th and stops in major cities including New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and more before wrapping at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 22nd. For more information, please visit nikizefanya.com, and see below for the full list of tour dates.

This spring, NIKI became the first Indonesian artist to ever perform at Coachella, alongside Rich Brian. NIKI will follow up her Coachella appearance with a performance at 88rising’s 2022 Head in the Clouds Festival this August at Brookside at the Rose Bowl. NIKI previously headlined at the 2021 Head in the Clouds Festival last November with a striking set that received acclaim from MTV, Flaunt, and The AV Club who hailed her a “goddamn superstar.” Watch her full performance at the festival HERE.

To date, NIKI has accumulated over 1.8 billion streams across all platforms. Her hit single “Every Summertime” from the soundtrack of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings went viral earlier this year, reaching Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and currently has over 220 million streams and climbing. The track, written and produced by NIKI and longtime collaborator Jacob Ray – is an exuberant love song with a throwback sound reminiscent of classic R&B and soul. Stream the track HERE.

Listen/watch “High School in Jakarta” and keep an eye out for more from NIKI soon.

The Nicole Tour Dates

September 8 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl

September 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox

September 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

September 13 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

September 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

September 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

September 17 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

September 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

September 22 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

September 23 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

September 24 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

September 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

September 28 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

September 30 – Washington, D.C. – The Howard

October 2 – Boston, MA – Royale

October 4 – Nashville, TN – Eastside Bowl

October 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground

October 6 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

October 8 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum

October 9 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

October 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

October 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

October 14 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

October 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – The Grand

October 18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

October 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

88rising’s Head in the Clouds Forever: First curated performance by a record label on Coachella’s main stage

8rising – the pioneering and internationally-renowned music and media company amplifying Asian talent and culture – wrapped their historic Head In The Clouds Forever performance on Coachella’s main stage. The 80-minute ensemble performance was the first time in Coachella’s history that a record label has been given an official performance slot to showcase artists.

88rising assembled some of the most iconic Asian artists from around the world and across generations. Artists included (in order of appearance): Warren Hue (Indonesia), MILLI (Thailand), BIBI (Korea), NIKI (Indonesia), Rich Brian (Indonesia), HIKARU UTADA (Japan), Jackson Wang (China), and CL & 2NE1 (Korea). A full set list from the show is available below.

The program notably featured the long-awaited return of the “Queens of K-Pop,” 2NE1, who reunited for the first time on stage in 7 years to perform their seminal hit “I AM THE BEST.” The set also highlighted “J-pop royalty” HIKARU UTADA in their first-ever festival performance. Head In The Clouds Forever was supported by an inspiring cast of dancers, featuring choreography from world-renowned dance crew The Kinjaz and Madison Olandt. Symphonic sounds from a 15-piece orchestra also amplified NIKI’s performance, and immersive visuals directed by multi-disciplinary visual artist Curry Tian and Daniel “Cloud” Campos effortlessly tied the program together.

Head In The Clouds Forever also premiered never-before-heard music live on stage. To commemorate this incredible moment, 88rising has released a companion compilation also titled Head In The Clouds Forever, available now on all streaming services. The project includes “froyo (feat. Warren Hue)” by Rich Brian and BIBI, “T” by Hikaru Utada and Warren Hue, and “Best Lover” by BIBI.

In addition to their presence at the festival, 88rising is hosting a weekend-long celebration in the desert at their very own Cloud Mansion and boasting musical acts such as Luna Li, Warren Hue, Yeek, and Shotta Spence. The gathering is sponsored in part by Honda, Amazon Music, Johnnie Walker, and Year Of, 88rising’s new hard seltzer brand.

Stay tuned for new surprises ahead from 88rising’s main stage performance during the festival’s second weekend

Head In The Clouds Forever setlist:

-Intro
-Freestyle #4 (Warren Hue)
-RUNAWAY W ME (Warren Hue)
-HANDSOME (Warren Hue)
-Demo Star (Warren Hue)
-Lazy Susan Freestyle (MILLI)
-Mirror Mirror (MILLI)
-Supdang! (MILLI)
-Mango Sticky Rice (MILLI)
-Bad Sad Mad (BIBI)
-Kazino (BIBI)
-The Weekend (BIBI)
-Best Lover (BIBI)
-Intro (NIKI)
-Drive On (NIKI)
-Sempurna (NIKI)
-Split (NIKI)
-Gospel (Rich Brian)
-Froyo (Rich Brian)
-Glow Like Dat (Rich Brian)
-Drive Safe (Rich Brian)
-Vivid (Rich Brian)
-Simple and Clean (HIKARU UTADA)
-First Love (HIKARU UTADA)
-Face My Fears (HIKARU UTADA)
-Automatic (HIKARU UTADA)
-100 Ways (Jackson Wang)
-Cruel (Jackson Wang)
-Blow (Jackson Wang)
-California (Warren Hue and Rich Brian)
-T (HIKARU UTADA)
-Spicy (CL)
-Chuck (CL)
-Hello Bitches (CL)
-I’m The Best (2NE1)

Head In The Clouds Forever tracklist

“Best Lover” – 88rising, BIBI
“froyo” (feat. Warren Hue) – 88rising, BIBI, and Rich Brian
“T” – 88rising, Hikaru Utada, Warren Hue

Listen to Heads in the Clouds Forever here