The Knife Announce North American Tour Dates and Pre Sale

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Photo credit: Erez Avissar via the Knife’s Facebook

UPDATE: Tickets to the Knife at Fox Theater POMONA on April 9th will go on sale Friday, March 7th at 10am! Tickets are priced at $30 + service fees (all ages).

UPDATE: Tickets to the Knife at Fox Theater Oakland will go on sale Friday, Jan. 17 at 10am! Tickets are priced at $35 + service fees.

Alright the Knife fans that don’t want to go to Coachella, your prayers have been answered. The Knife have announced North American tour dates in support of their new album, Shaking the Habitual. Kicking off their tour at Coachella, the Knife will also hit Oakland, Chicago, Montreal, New York and more cities. Scroll down to view their tour dates.

This is a very exciting tour since The Knife have not been seen since their 2006 Silent Shout performances. So what can you expect at the Knife tour? The Knife have released the following statement:

“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.

This time, we, The Knife, are a group of people with diverse approaches to dance, moves and music. Some of us are musicians, some of us are vocalists, some of us are choreographers, some of us are experienced performers and some of us are not. We are very proud to announce that Shannon Funchess from the electronic punk duo Light Asylum (New York) is joining the show. Already familiar with the project as she sings on the record, she is now with us on stage.

The Knife North 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
4/21-Fillmore-Denver, CO
4/23-Aragon-Chicago, IL
4/25-Kool Haus-Toronto, ONT
4/26-Metropolis-Montreal, QUE
4/28-House of Blues-Boston, MA
4/30-Terminal 5-NYC

General on-sale for all listed tour dates is Saturday, January 18th (with the exception of Oakland on-sale Friday, January 17th at noon PST). There will be a limited amount of presale tickets. You need to sign up for the Knife’s mailing list to access the presale on Thursday via a unique code. Click here for tickets to the Knife and for more tour information. 

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