The band’s PR confirms that following their latest round of tour dates, The Knife will officially cease
From their website :
WE ARE DOING OUR LAST TOUR!
In the autumn we will round up the Shaking The Habitual Show Tourwith 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
Oct 31 – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden – On Sale Monday 25th Aug
Nov 01 – Film Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden – On Sale Monday 25th Aug
Nov 03 – Arena, Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets
Nov 05 – Academy, Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
Nov 06 – Brixton Academy, London, UK – Buy Tickets
The Knife is a Swedish electronic music duo from Gothenburg,formed in 1999. The group consists of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, who together also run their own record company, Rabid Records. The group gained a large international following in response to their 2003 album Deep Cuts. The group and this specific album later received further attention when a cover of their song “Heartbeats”, rearranged for acoustic guitar by José González, appeared in a Sony commercial. Subsequent songs have appeared on a number of television shows.
The duo’s first tour took place in 2006, along with the release of their critically acclaimed album Silent Shout. They have won a number of Swedish Grammis, but refuse to attend awards ceremonies. They have appeared in public wearing Venetian masks. Andersson released a solo album under the name Fever Ray in 2009, while Olof Dreijer released several EPs as Oni Ayhun in late 2009 and early 2010.