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Mixed reviews for The Knife's 'destructive' live return

Mixed reviews for The Knife's 'destructive' live return

by Jon Carroll, 29 April 2013

Reports are coming in that The Knife's return to live shows after seven years is as adventurous as ever.

The band performed their first date of their tour in support of new album Shaking The Habitual at Pier 2 in Bremen, Germany on Friday night. The shows are billed as a "representation" and judging from one review on Last.fm, "Songs seem to be intentionally 'destroyed', by the group leaving the stage or not moving at all."

The tour continues over the next few months, other dates are:

  • 04/29 – Milan, IT - Magazzini Generali
  • 04/30 – Zurich, CH - Komplex 457
  • 05/01 – Munich, DE - Muffathalle
  • 05/02 – Cologne, DE - E Werk
  • 05/04 – Paris, FR - Cite De La Musique
  • 05/05 – Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
  • 05/06 – Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
  • 05/08 – London, UK - Roundhouse
  • 05/09 – London, UK - Roundhouse
  • 05/11 – Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
  • 05/12 – Copenhagen, DK -Vega
  • 05/13 – Copenhagen, DK - Vega
  • 05/15 – Oslo, NO - Sentrum
  • 05/16 – Stockholm, SE - Hangaren Subtopia
  • 05/17 – Stockholm, SE - Hangaren Subtopia
  • 05/24 – Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
  • 06/14 – Aarhus, DK - NorthSide Festival
  • 06/19 – Ferropolis, DE - Melt! Festival
  • 08/07 – Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
  • 08/09 – Goteborg, SE - Way Out West Festival
  • 08/10 – Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
  • 08/17 – Kiewit, BE - Pukkelpop
  • 08/18 – Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands Festival
  • 08/30 – Zurich, CH - Zurich Openair
  • 08/31-09/01 – Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
  • 09/06 – Warsaw, PL - Burn Selector Festival
  • 09/07 – Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival

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