Posted in music | tour dates on January 15, 2014

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Enigmatic Swedish duo The Knife released Shaking the Habitual last year and are playing Coachella in April. They've have started to add other shows while here as well. A full tour has not been announced yet but. It includes an NYC date at Terminal 5 on April 30. Tickets for T5 go on sale Saturday (1/18) at 10 AM. All dates -- including Chicago -- are listed below (update: now with the full tour).

This seems to be a much bigger production than when the Knife toured here in 2006. Says the band:

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.

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. - [The Knife]

Among the performers being used this time is Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess. Full roster of performers is below.

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The Knife - 2014 Tour Dates
4/11-Coachella Music Festival-Indio, CA
4/15--Fox Theater--Oakland, CA
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

The Knife - 2014 live production performers
Adena Asovic (Perfomer), Aja Svensson (Performer), Halla Ólafsdóttir (Performer), Jesper Strömbäck Eklund (Project Manager), Josefin Hinders (Set Designer), Julia Brighly (FOH Engineer), Karin Dreijer (Performer), Kim Einarsson (Artistic Coordinator), Laura Davis (Monitor Engineer), Lotje Horvers (Tour Manager), Marcus Baldemar (Performer), Maryam Nikandish, (Performer), Mickey Hurcombe (Backline Tech), Miguel Gutierrez (Performer, Deep Aerobics), Olof Dreijer (Performer), Peter Hamilton (Production Manager), Rami Jawhari Jansson (Performer), Sarah Landau (Light Designer), Shannon Funchess (Performer), Stina Nyberg (Performer), Tarek Halaby (Performer, Deep Aerobics), and Zoë Poluch (Performer)

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Comments (36)

commence the T5 hate in 3....2....1..

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:46 AM

they will dance and lip synch to the music....for $50.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:47 AM

this is more a "production" than a concert - most of the tracks/instrumentation is faked in lieu of dance and movement.


Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:48 AM

The knife are sharp! Their music is on point. I will sabre this show for a long time. I sword off T5 but for this show I will be there. This group isn't cut from the same cloth as most musicians.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:49 AM

FUCKING FINALLY.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:51 AM

I need this in my life

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:54 AM

T5 is essentially a physical manifestation of the Ticietmaster "convenience" fees, thus - I eagerly await the announcement of a philly show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:54 AM

I bet people will be disappointed in May with all the back vocals being played!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:55 AM

If I wanted this kind of pretension in my life I would see Amanda Palmer

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:02 PM

holy puns

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:05 PM

11:49 is a cut above the rest. He sliced up the competition. I would take a stab at it but wouldn't shave off any good ones.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:08 PM

FINALLY!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:08 PM

12:02 is a bit much. relax

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:15 PM

^ you sound mad. are you mad?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:20 PM

I've been waiting years for this inevitable disappointment.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:20 PM

12:20
not mad, just having a good day. are you?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:22 PM

12:20 are you the Amanda Palmer fan?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:23 PM

wow u really mad bro! u should eat some lunch then come back and try again.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:32 PM

I am eating lunch, BRO!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:34 PM

This is actually the kind of music that T5 is actually built for. It's not even played live, it's all just prerecorded tracks played while an elaborate dance/scenery show takes place on stage. If that's your thing, then enjoy. I saw this at Primavera and people seemed to love it, but I couldn't understand all the fuss.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:35 PM

People are overrated

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:39 PM

normal people type angry things on blogs when they are having a good day

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:41 PM

That album sucks

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:47 PM

Down with the patriarchy. Women's lib all the way. Do I get free tickets now?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 12:58 PM

Watch out 12:47, Old Angry Lunch Man will get all medieval on you if you keep up that kind of talk LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 1:01 PM

Is Union Transfer in Philly too much to ask? I smell some Bowery Presents synergy working

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 1:01 PM

Was excited about the prospect of seeing the Knife live, until I found out that half of their set is just the studio tracks played over the PA.

WTF

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 3:45 PM

sorry kids, angry lunch man had to finish his work day and couldn't respond. ever tried work guys or is trolling a full time job?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 6:05 PM

T5 is essentially a physical manifestation of the Ticietmaster "convenience" fees, thus - I eagerly await the announcement of a philly show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 6:48 PM

If I wanted this kind of pretension in my life I would see Amanda Palmer

Posted by Only Ken Is Real | January 15, 2014 6:49 PM

ha ha spiteful confused old people always project their drama onto the young. we can't all enjoy life I guess :-(

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 6:53 PM

6:53 im young and loooove the knife and am sitting this one out cuz its fucking bullshit. 4 real. its just a shame really cuz silent shout tour was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 7:49 PM

^ yeah, 52 years young lol

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 9:26 PM

got my tickets!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2014 12:18 PM

T5 caters to mad 52 year old lunch bros? I'm so there!

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2014 11:33 AM

IATSE Local 52 represent!

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 12:14 PM

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