The Knife are bringing their amazing, 100-minute new album Shaking the Habitual to the live stage, soon, and that means an insane, massive, out-of-control spectacle. The group released the details of their live setup via a lengthy statement, and it sounds like a doozy.
The live performances will include, per the statement:
– Absurdist Aerobics class taught by a master-teacher-guru-shaman-dictator-aerobics instructor- new age workshop leader, Tarek Halaby.
– DANCEOKE with ÖFA-KOLLEKTIVET
– COOL PANS – The biggest steel band in Scandinavia!
And the group also says the following:
We, The Knife, will be performing live. We will be there, on stage, all seven of us, sometimes all ten of us, or even more. We have worked hard, together. Things, ideas, concepts have been tried, tested, discarded, evolved, perfected and discarded again. Things, ideas, concepts have been tried, tested, discarded, evolved, perfected and discarded again… We have put on our glitter, we are ready to sparkle… This is special, if we were birds, (maybe we are) our feathers would shine (they do).
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.