ON SALE FRI 11th MAY, 9AM
Aiken Promotions presents
_ Main Venue _
Following SOFI TUKKER’s debut album Treehouse, the band has announced a headline show in Whelans, 17th July 2018. Tickets on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster and outlets Nationwide.
“We are so excited to come back to Dublin on July 17th! The last time we were there was one of the best and rowdiest nights and we have been looking forward to going back ever since!!”
For the past two years, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern have released a stream of adventurous and innovative music beginning with their Grammy nominated debut single “Drinkee”.
Their bold take on dance pop explores joy, empowerment and liberation while seamlessly incorporating unexpected elements like contemporary Brazilian poetry, Japanese raps, and Andean string instruments. Treehouse is a Technicolor invitation into the world of SOFI TUKKER.
SOFI TUKKER’s dance floor dominating ode to overcoming our inner and outer saboteurs, “Fuck They”, opens Treehouse and serves as the group’s statement of intent. It’s followed by “Energia”, an ecstatic plea to the universe for energy. “Benadryl” deals with breaking the dreamlike following a break-up and melds both English and Brazilian Portuguese.
SOFI TUKKER’s good friend Charlie Barker makes a cameo on “Good Time Girl”, where the group critique the trope of the nice girl who doesn’t complain and does everything to please others. “Johny” features lyrics adapted from the Brazilian poet Paulo Leminski and explores rock guitar textures.
The group says about “My Body Hurts”, “We wrote this one when we started touring and were getting used to a new kind of exhaustion. It’s about letting yourself feel all the things and just letting it out!” . They adapted a love poem by Chacal for “The Dare” which draws from South American folk music and shows the group’s experimental side. The anthemic “Baby I’m a Queen”, a long-time live favorite, is about embracing your vulnerability and not letting yourself be belittled for it. The international smash “Best Friend” bookends Treehouse.
The group sent the original track to their friends The Knocks, NERVO, and Alisa Ueno to add on to it and it became a triumphant ode to friendship which became a top 20 hit on US pop, alternative, and dance radio. It also became the Tonight Show debut for everyone involved.
SOFI TUKKER’s genre-defying sound has found an impassioned fanbase across the world. Their music has charted on every continent except Antarctica! Just as infectious as their colossal pop hooks is the spirit at the heart of SOFI TUKKER which encourages us to find our bliss and be our truest selves fearlessly.
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.