Photo of SOFI TUKKER at Red Rocks on April 21, 2023 (Photo Courtesy of Franz Hilberath @franzmp3)

MP3 TAKES: SOFI TUKKER’s Dazzling Debut Headline at Red Rocks Ampitheatre

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On April 21, 2023, SOFI TUKKER made their debut headline performance at the iconic Red Rocks Ampitheatre, delivering an unforgettable experience for fans who braved the elements to see the duo perform live amidst back-to-back weekend performances at Coachella. The night was filled with excitement, from a snowy backdrop to a mesmerizing stage setup and the debut of new music.

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Photo of SOFI TUKKER at Red Rocks on April 21, 2023 (Photo Courtesy of Franz Hilberath @franzmp3)

Spectacle in the Snow

As Gioli & Assia‘s performed around 8 P.M., snow started to fall, creating a chilly, yet magical atmosphere that lasted until the very end of the night. The unexpected weather added to the excitement (at least for those dressed properly), turning the concert into a winter wonderland and making SOFI TUKKER’s performance even more memorable.

A Jungle Gym of Lights and Dance

SOFI TUKKER’s stage setup was nothing short of extraordinary, featuring spires of LED lights and platforms that served as a jungle gym for Sophie, Tuck, and their dancers. The elaborate choreography and energetic movement across the stage captivated the audience, adding a unique visual element to the already stunning performance. While a departure from their famed WET TENNIS tour-era stage, their production still enthralled those who played witness.

Photo of SOFI TUKKER at Red Rocks on April 21, 2023 (Photo Courtesy of Franz Hilberath @franzmp3)

“Sacrifice” Gets the Crowd Moving

The duo debuted their new track, “Sacrifice,” which had the entire crowd dancing and twerking in the snow. The infectious beat and catchy melody showcased SOFI TUKKER’s knack for creating danceable tunes, and fans couldn’t help but join in the fun despite the chilly weather.

Bob’s Dance Shop Wows the Crowd

Opening SOFI TUKKER’s set with an energetic rally, Bob’s Dance Shop—the duo’s ecstatic dance troupe—mesmerized the audience with their incredible performances. The dancers donned various elaborate outfits, seemingly unperturbed by the snow, and showcased their skills with remarkable enthusiasm and finesse.

“Jacare” Makes Its Live Premiere

SOFI TUKKER debuted their latest single, “Jacare,” accompanied by a recently released music video. The infectious beats and captivating visuals of “Jacare” had fans dancing and singing along, further solidifying the duo’s ability to create memorable and engaging live performances.

Engaging the Red Rocks Crowd: A Friendly Competition with Coachella

In the midst of their back-to-back performances at Coachella, SOFI TUKKER kept the Red Rocks crowd engaged by turning their performance into a friendly competition with the festival. The duo gave points to the audience for their reactions and efforts to groove through the snowy elements, creating a sense of camaraderie and excitement throughout the night.

In conclusion, SOFI TUKKER’s debut headline performance at Red Rocks Ampitheatre was a night to remember. From the snowy spectacle and awe-inspiring stage setup to the debut of new music and playful engagement with the audience, the duo’s performance solidified their place as a must-see live act. Fans can look forward to more thrilling performances and incredible music from SOFI TUKKER in the future.


Franz Hilberath is a writer, publicist, artist manager, and editor/founder of MP3 MAG. Franz's passion for telling creative's stories began as a journalist with local and national newspapers (Creative Loafing, USA Today), magazines (Marquee, Man of the Hour), and blogs (, CULTR). His byline spans live event coverage, music reviews and interviews with innovators such as ODESZA, Marc Rebillet, RUFUS DU SOL, Lee “Scratch” Perry, GRiZ, & SOFI TUKKER. Today, as an independent publicist (Franz.mp3), Franz has represented true creatives and esteemed labels such as Zeds Dead (Deadbeats), Gravitas Recordings, Mersiv (MorFlo Records), Night Tales (Ultra Records), Of The Trees (Memory Palace), Justin Jay (Fantastic Voyage), Meduso, KHIVA, RaeCola, THRASHA and more.