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Mitski shares new single “Working for the Knife,” announces 2022 tour

It’s her first new single since 2018’s Be The Cowboy.

October 05, 2021

Mitski set the world of indie rock on fire with her 2018 album Be The Cowboy, one of the year's most acclaimed LPs. Today, she returns with "Working for the Knife," her first new solo single since then. The song is a welcome return for Mitski's brand of ennui, compact and literary like a good short story, all wrapped up in an anthemic, shoegaze-y folk sound. Unmistakeably Mitski, but still something new.

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Zia Anger directs Mitski in the music video, streaming above, where she performs a modern dance routine across an empty auditorium. Think Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," but with more emotional depth. “It’s about going from being a kid with a dream, to a grown up with a job, and feeling that somewhere along the way you got left behind," Mitski said of the song in a press statement. "It’s being confronted with a world that doesn’t seem to recognize your humanity, and seeing no way out of it.”

The release of "Working for the Knife" comes with the announcement of a 2022 tour. See those dates below.

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Mitski 2022 tour dates

02-17 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
02-18 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
02-19 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
02-21 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
02-22 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
02-24 Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
02-25 Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum
02-26 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
02-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
03-03 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Exposition Hall
03-04 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
03-07 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
03-09 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
03-12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
03-14 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
03-15 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
03-17 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
03-18 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
03-19 Montreal, Quebec - St-Jean-Baptiste Church
03-21 Boston, MA - TBD
03-24 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
03-25 Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall
03-26 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem
03-29 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
03-30 Louisville, KY - Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
03-31 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
04-21 Bristol, England - Marble Factory
04-22 Leeds, England - University Stylus
04-23 Glasgow, Scotland - Queen Margaret Union
04-25 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
04-26 Manchester, England - O2 Ritz
04-28 London, England - The Roundhouse
04-30 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
05-02 Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
05-03 Paris, France - Le Cabaret Sauvage
05-04 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05-06 Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
05-07 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
05-09 Berlin, Germany - Metropol
05-10 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
05-11 Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen
05-12 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
05-14 Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
05-15 Cologne, Germany - Stollwerck
05-17 Vienna, Austria - WUK
05-18 Prague, Czech Republic - Rock Cafe
05-19 Munich, Germany - Strom

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Thumbnail photo by Ebru Yildiz

Mitski shares new single “Working for the Knife,” announces 2022 tour