The Knife have announced their last live shows, their European leg of the “Shaken Up Show 2014” tour.
The Knife said:
We are doing our last tour!
In the autumn we will round up the Shaking The Habitual Show Tour with a number of European dates. After the touring last year we reworked the show during the winter. The performers, previously known as dancers, learnt how to sing and play instruments, the stage got three levels, Shannon Funchess joined us and the show became more fun and shiny. We performed it in the US in the spring and now we would love you to join us in our dance for some last shaking moves.
"A handfull elf pee
That’s my soul
Spray it allover
Fill the bowl
An axe to grind
Generous actions with the speed of light
Without you my life would be boring”
See you on the dance floor...
/Olof and Karin, The Knife
The final shows will be:
Oct 31 Annexet, Stockholm
Nov 01 Film Studios, Gothenburg
Nov 03 Arena, Berlin - Tickets
Nov 05 Academy, Manchester - Tickets
Nov 06 Brixton Academy, London - Tickets
Nov 08 Iceland Airwaves Festival - Tickets
Tickets are already on sale for Berlin, Manchester and London. Tickets for the shows in Stockholm and Gothenburg will be going on general sale on Monday 25th August.
Regarding their re-working of current and classic tracks especially for this tour, Karin Dreijer says, “When we talked about going on tour again, the first idea was to make a dance show, which we also decided to do. So we had to rework the tracks to accompany that idea.” Olof Dreijer adds, “I think the dance-y beat-oriented reworks we"ve done are not only made to dance to in the show, but they are also a reaction towards the more distorted material on the “Shaking the Habitual” album. We keep on reacting from previous experiences.”
A physical version of the band’s “Shaken-Up Versions,” selected tracks from this tour, will be available in November.
“We Share Our Mothers’ Health” (Shaken-Up Version)
“Got 2 Let U” (Shaken-Up Version)
“Bird” (Shaken-Up Version)
“Without You My Life Would Be Boring” (Shaken-Up Version)
“Pass This On” (Shaken-Up Version) [featuring Shannon Funchess]
“Ready to Lose” (Shaken-Up Version)
“Stay Out Here” (Shaken-Up Version)
“Silent Shout” (Shaken-Up Version)