The Knife Are Splitting Up

The Swedish electronic act announced it is breaking up after completing its shows in Europe this November.

August 21, 2014

Swedish electronic brother-sister duo The Knife will disband after they finish up their final tour dates in Europe this November. The news was first reported by Dazed Digital in an interview and later confirmed by the group's representatives. On its website, the Knife announced the news with a message:

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
Legs astride
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

“For me, The Knife is anything and nothing,” Karin Dreijer told Dazed. “It can be whatever you want. At the moment, The Knife is 25 people touring and even more people documenting the process, making videos and helping us out with different things. When we finish the tour now in November we will close down, it’s our last tour. We don’t have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be for fun.”

It was only back in June that The Knife released its most recent work, Shaken Up Versions, a collection of the duo's previous songs reworked, including "Without You My Life Would Be Boring." As for what's next, Olof Dreijer said that he is going to collaborate again with Houwaida Hedfi. “I'm going to mix and produce her new album,” he said. “She's a great composer and plays all kinds of percussion instruments. It’s very moving music!”

Below is a list of The Knife's last-ever shows.

Oct 31 - Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 1 - Film Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden
Nov 3 - Arena, Berlin, Germany
Nov 5 - Academy, Manchester, UK
Nov 6 - Brixton Academy, London, UK
Nov 8 - Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavík

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The Knife Are Splitting Up