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The Knife Announce North American Shows

To Take Place Around Coachella Appearance

Jan 10, 2014 The Knife Photography by Ian Pearce Bookmark and Share

Last year Scandinavian duo The Knife supported their conceptual new album Shaking the Habitual with a divisive set of “performances” around Europe, featuring a strange mixture of “absurdist aerobics” and “danceoke.” Following the announcement that they will appear at this year’s Coachella, the band and their supporting stage show have revealed that they will take part in a number of North American tour dates in and around the double weekend festival.

In a new blog post the band writes: “Shaking the Habitual, the album, lays the groundwork for this show. Based on the artistic and political ideas therein, we play with the expectations and question habits of the concert, the dance performance, the club and the music festival. Working within a highly commercial, professionalised and male-dominated music industry, we strive to twist and strangle hierarchies to find other ways of organizing work and its conditions. Disrespecting borders between digital and analogue, fake and real, professional and dilettante, star and cast, experimental acts and glamorous shows, nature and culture, audience and artist, blood family and chosen family, dance and action, a Buchla and bongo and the sound of a hit and a kiss.”

Specific dates and venues have yet to be shared.



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