Just ahead of embarking on their vibrant summer festival tour, 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.
Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday at 10 AM local time here.
In celebration of the tour announcement, the group has also shared the Uproot Andy remix of their collaboration with Bomba Estéreo, ‘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 autumn.
The music video sees SOFI TUKKER teaming up once more with Mac Boucher, the creative mind behind the ‘Best Friend,’ ‘Batshit,’ ‘Fuck They’ music videos. For the clip, SOFI TUKKER travelled 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.
SOFI TUKKER Summer Festival 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
R.I.P Shame 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
Stream and download Playa Grande (Uproot Andy Remix) here.