keshi is coming to the Philippines this December! The lo-fi artist teased an upcoming trip to Asia in our exclusive interview, and the artist is staying true to his word. The “GABRIEL” singer is bringing his HELL/HEAVEN tour to Manila on December 11 at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. Tickets will be available via Live Nation starting on July 18th and will be priced from P1,500 to P4,500.
In addition to Manila, the Vietnamese-American artist will also be performing in Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei. Stay tuned for more keshi news!
After a strong run that has been captivating the internet since as early as 2018, keshi is releasing his debut studio album. “GABRIEL,” which was just released on March 25, is the crooner’s most personal project to date. The long-awaited LP will showcase previously dropped singles: “SOMEBODY” and “TOUCH.”
The Vietnamese-American singer also dropped accompanying music videos for "HELL/HEAVEN" and "ANGOSTURA" to celebrate his debut album's release. Keshi's first accompanying music video showcases the lead intro track “GET IT” off of the album. The bravado-filled visuals give viewers a teaser of the sonic range and emotional depth to expect on “GABRIEL.” Check out the full tracklist of the debut album and the full lineup of keshi’s accompanying debut world tour below.
MYX Global was able to sit down with keshi to discuss possible Asia tour dates, the love he’ll always have for Filipinos thanks to his experience working in health care, and more.
MYX: I see you just announced a debut world tour! Do you have any plans on adding dates or visiting Asia, specifically South East Asia?
k: Absolutely. We’re still getting everything worked out. I would love nothing more than to go to South East Asia. Ever since I started keshi, because I feel like my first ride-or-die fans are from South East Asia and it’s the most validating thing in the world to know there are people across the world listening to my music. I’m beyond stoked, I feel like it’s gonna be crazy.
MYX: Do you have anything you want to say to your fans here in the Philippines?
K: Yeah! I can’t wait to go to the Philippines. I’ve been dying to go to the Philippines. There were a lot of Filipinas that I worked with back when I was in nursing. They gave me so much love. I felt like I was part of their family when I was with them. There’s so much camaraderie there. I think about them from time to time.
keshi Tour Dates:
4/8 - London, UK @ Lafayette
4/9 - London, UK @ Lafayette
4/10 - Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
4/12 - Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
4/16 - Paris, FR @ Bataclan
4/18 - Brussels, BE @ La Madeleine
4/19 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
4/20 - Berlin, DE @ Huxleys Neue Welt
4/22 - Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
5/11 - Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge and Music Hall
5/13 - Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
5/14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
5/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
5/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
5/19 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/22 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/23 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/24 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5/26 - Boston, MA @ Royale
5/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
5/28 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
5/29 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
5/31 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
6/1 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
6/2 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/4 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
6/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
6/8 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
6/9 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
6/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
6/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
6/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
6/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
6/17 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC
6/18 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
6/19 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
6/22 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
6/23 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
6/24 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
keshi released a new track in October called, "SOMEBODY" a year after the one year anniversary of his last project, always. The song is the first single and music video from his upcoming, debut studio album. After the track released, he took the stage at 88 Rising's Head in the Clouds Festival in Los Angeles earlier this month with NIKI to perform “right here” and eaJ of Day 6 to perform “pillows” to over 30,000 fans.
"SOMEBODY," co-produced with Eli Rizk, brings out keshi's edgier side, but balances it with a perfect equilibrium between lo-fi and pop sound with a touch of 832. You can expect to hear keshi's harmonies along with his artistry. “With "SOMEBODY" and the upcoming album as a whole, I felt like it was time to shift the tone to something more well rounded. It all exudes a newfound confidence that I think fans will be refreshed to hear and see in all the new videos,” keshi tells us.
Along with releasing his latest single, keshi teamed up with Mindset and Dive Studios for the keshi x Mindset podcast collection. The platform is dedicated to normalizing the conversation of human experiences through authentic stories. keshi talks about everything from who he is as Casey Luong and his upbringing, what he did before music, and answers some fan questions. He's featured in 8 episodes so time to grab some headphones and listen away!
When keshi broke into the scene with his 2018 project, The Reaper, it earned him early recognition for shaping the lo-fi discourse that’s flanking pop music. VICE said, “the rawness that underpins keshi’s sound keeps fans coming back for more.” The Houston, Texas native gained popularity in the lofi-hip hop/study beats community and continues to have success in that genre. He wrote, produced, engineered and played all the instrumentation on his EP projects (Skeletons (2019), Bandaids (2020), and Always (2020)), which describes the cycle of a relationship.
Since then, keshi has been gaining more traction in mainstream like appearing on the 88rising-curated Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: The Album for his song “War With Heaven," YSL's special guest at their Venice show and he's currently tour with LANY. keshi wants to be remembered as an artist and he's on his way there. “I think the biggest goal for me right now is to create a record that will outlast me."
Get to know him as an artist and jump into his mindset in this recent MYXclusive with VJ Samm where they chat about songwriting, his album, and more!
Cover Photo Credit: UMG Philippines