The Knife, are a group of people with diverse approaches to dance, moves and music. Some of them are musicians, some are vocalists, some are choreographers, and are experienced performers and some are not.
The Knife have released the following statement about what you can expect from their live performance:
“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, professionalized 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.
We use the full potential of the electronic concert. In addition to bodies playing electronic music, we suggest different bodily engagements. We suggest dancing together as a mobilization, a collective moment for everyone in the room - on and off stage - to take part in.
In 2013 we played at clubs and festivals in European cities. Now it’s 2014 and we’re about to tour North America. With care and attention, we gathered our impressions and got back together to rework the show.
This is a continuation.
Some songs are the same, some songs are new.
Moves are added and changed.
Some instruments are electrified and more voices are heard.
Things glow and along the way we have elevated ourselves."
The Knife N. American Tour Dates:
4/11-Coachella Music Festival-Indio, CA
4/15—Fox Theater—Oakland, CA
(on-sale Friday 1/17 @ 12 PM PST)
4/18-Coachella Music Festival-Indio,CA
4/25-Kool Haus-Toronto, ONT
4/28-House of Blues-Boston, MA