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Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


SOFI TUKKER Announce North American & European Headline Tours + Share Uproot Andy Remix

Just ahead of embarking on their vibrant summer festival tour, Sofi Tukker have announced a fall headline tour of North American and Europe, the R.I.P. Shame World Tour. Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern are on “a mission to kill shame one loose dance party at a time,” and are planning an entirely new show that will follow the release of a new body of work this fall. Australian dance outfit Haiku Hands and Femme House DJ/producer LP Giobbi will be supporting all North American dates.

Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday at 10AM local, but fans in North American can sign up now for pre-sale first access at www.sofitukker.com/tour.

Where past tours have raised tens of thousands of dollars for Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project, for the R.I.P. Shame World Tour the duo have partnered once again with PLUS1 with their commitment that $1 from every ticket sold goes to social impact. This tour, these funds will go to organizations that support mental health initiatives, bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. For more information please visit www.plus1.org. Sofi Tukker are also continuing their partnership with Headcount to register voters at the US shows.

In celebration of the tour announcement, the group has also shared the Uproot Andy remix of their collaboration with Bomba Estereo “Playa Grande”. The Brooklyn DJ/Producer, known for helping pioneer the Global Bass movement with his work and legendary NYC party “Que Bajo?!”, re-imagines the lush dreamscape of the original as a fluid Afro-Caribbean rhythm that waxes and wanes around Sophie & Li’s invitation to surrender to dance with them. Listen to it here.

“Playa Grande” is sung in three different languages – English, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as a little Spanglish and Portuñol. Sophie and Li from Bomba Estéreo dance across the verses and make the chorus a mission statement, “Vamos a Bailar! Bailar! Bailar!”. Bomba Estéreo joined SOFI TUKKER onstage at Coachella to perform the song live and SOFI TUKKER will be taking “Playa Grande” on the road for their shows this fall.

The music video sees SOFI TUKKER teaming up once more with Mac Boucher, the creative mind behind the “Best Friend,” “Batshit,” and “Fuck They” music videos. For the clip, SOFI TUKKER traveled to Costeño Beach in Santa Marta, located next to the Tayrona Park, a Natural Reserve Park in Colombia where the Andes end at the sea. It is the highest mountain in the world next to the ocean. The Tayronas (indigenous population) call the park, ‘The World’s Lung’. The video is an ode to the earth, specifically to the sacred land that Li from Bomba Estéreo lives on.  Watch it here.


More about SOFI TUKKER:

SOFI TUKKER is the genre-defying duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern celebrated for their inclusive and global perspective on electronic music and their work’s themes of liberation, unity, and self-empowerment. Their debut single “Drinkee” was nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy® which was followed by Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy® nomination for their debut album Treehouse. SOFI TUKKER’s music has charted on every continent other than Antarctica and in 2018 they had a top 20 hit on US pop, alternative, and dance radio with “Best Friend”. The group has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, MTV’s TRL, and Last Call with Carson Daly. SOFI TUKKER are also passionate activists who have raised funds and awareness for Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, and the March for Our Lives.


Sofi Tukker Tour Dates:


7/4: Zamardi, Hungary @ Balaton Sound Festival

7/5: Petrovaradin, Serbia @ Exit Festival

7/5-7/7: Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival

7/10: Frankfurt, Germany @ Gibson

7/11: Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s Neue Welt

7/11-13: Trenčín, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival

7/19: Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Electric Castle

7/22: Boom, Belgium @ Tomorrowland

8/1: Toronto, CA @ Animal Talk at Coda ( DJ set)

8/3: Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga

8/3: Montreal, Canada @ Animal Talk at L’Astral (DJ set)

8/17: Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival

8/18: Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival

8/24: Chicago, IL @ Mamby on the Beach Festival

8/31: Sedalia, CO @ Polo Fest

9/1: Montauk, NY @ Splash House (DJ set)

9/8: Las Vegas, NV @ Soak (DJ set)

North American Headline Tour


Oct 2 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace

Oct 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Oct 6 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

Oct 7 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Oct 9 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Oct 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall

Oct 13 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre

Oct 15 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

Oct 16 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Oct 17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Oct 19 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater

Oct 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Oct 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Oct 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall

Nov 16 Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital

European Headline Tour

Nov 20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street

Nov 22 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

Nov 23 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton

Nov 26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

Nov 27 – Rotterdam, NL @ Maassilo

Nov 28 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre

Dec 1 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle

Dec 2 – Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk

Dec 3 – Munich, DE @ Technikum

Dec 5 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Wien

Dec 6 – Bern, Switzerland @ Bierhubeli

Dec 8 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique

Dec 9 – Zurich, CH @ Harterei Club

Dec 10 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie


Photo Credit: Ekaterina Belinskaya



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