News Footage, Controversy Emerges Surrounding The Knife’s New Live Show

Punters are complaining about a poor student theatre show”, amongst other things.”

The Knife

have just begun touring their latest album 'Shaking The Habitual', with a residency at the London Roundhouse and a performance at Barcelona's Primavera Fest to come later next month.

However the new performances have been met with mixed responses, some demanding their money back from a show based around conceptual dance.

Some of the comments from fans who attended the shows include: 'It ran similarly to a poor student theatre show.' & ' i had a highly unpleasant feeling during the whole show. But not because it was awful. Because i had the feeling that it was absolutely intended to be.'

The Knife's music, from its very emergence, was never intended to be played in a live arena. But after their first shows in six years many are angered by the use of backing track and the failure to bill the show as centered around dance.

Footage from the Swedish duo's performance of 'A Tooth For An Eye' during a recent Hamburg show can be seen below:

The Knife play the following dates:
29 Milan, Alcatraz
30 Zurich, Komplex 457

01 Munich, Muffathalle
02 Cologne, E-Werk
04 Paris, Cite de la musique
05 Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
06 Amsterdam, Paradiso
08-09 London, Roundhouse
11 Berlin, Columbiahalle
12-13 Copenhagen, Vega
15 Oslo, Sentrum Scene
16-17 Stockholm, Halngaren Subtopia
24 Barcelona, Primavera Sound

14 Aarhus, Northside Festival
19 Grafenhainichen, Melt! Festival

07 Helsinki, Flow Festival
09 Goteborg, Way Out West Festival
10 Oslo, Oya Festival
17 Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival
18 Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival
30 Zurich, Openair Festival

01 Stradbally, Electric Picnic
06 Warsaw, Burn Selector
07 Whiteley, Bestival

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