The Knife Shares Extended European Tour Dates, Details Unusual Performances

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The Swedish duo behind one of the most brilliant records released this year, The Knife has released a lengthy list of upcoming European tour dates in support of its brand-new Shaking the Habitual album, announcing along with it some fairly absurd and unusual details of what to expect. The spring/summer tour will begin on April 26 in Bremen, Germany, and continue sporadically throughout the beginning of September. Opening these shows will be a man named Tarek Halaby, a so-called "master-teacher-guru-shaman-dictator-aerobics instructor-new age workshop leader" who will be instructing a workout form called "Deep Aerobics," which is apparently "a workout form invented and shamelessly disseminated by Miguel Gutierrez." Other acts set to accompany The Knife on its upcoming tour include Cool Pans ("the biggest steel band in Scandinavia") and something called "Danceoke" with Öfa-Kollektivet, "an artist collective and feminist support group through which several performances, workshops, exhibitions, and club-performances have been created." A lengthy blog post explaining all of the information and details of the opening acts and The Knife's performances itself—"We will be there, on stage, all seven of us, sometimes all 10 of us, or even more."—can be found here, and though many of the dates are currently sold out, remaining tickets can be purchased here. The full list of announced dates are below.

Fri 26th April, Germany, Bremen – Pier 2
Sat 27th April, Germany, Hamburg – Docks
Mon 29th April, Italy, Milan – Alcatraz
Tues 30th April, Switzerland, Zurich – Komplex 457
Weds 1st May, Germany, Munich – Muffathalle
Thurs 2nd May, Germany, Cologne – E Werk
Sat 4th May, France, Paris – Cite De La Musique
Sun 5th May, Belgium, Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
Mon 6th May, Holland, Amsterdam – Paradiso
Weds 8th May, UK, London – Roundhouse
Thurs 9th May, UK, London – Roundhouse
Sat 11th May, Germany, Berlin – Columbiahalle
Sun 12th May, Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
Mon 13th May, Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
Weds 15th May, Norway, Oslo – Sentrum Scene
Thurs 16th May, Sweden, Stockholm – Hangaren Subtopia
Fri 17th May, Sweden, Stockholm – Hangaren Subtopia
Fri 24th May, Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Festival
Fri 14th June, Denmark, Aarhus – Northside Festival
Fri 19th July, Germany – Melt Festival
Sat 20th July, Czech Republic, Ostrava – Colours Festival
Weds 7th Aug, Finland, Helsinki – Flow Festival
Fri 9th Aug, Sweden, Gothenburg – Way Out West Festival
Sat 10th Aug, Norway, Oslo – OYA Festival
Sat 17th Aug, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
Sun 18th Aug, Holland – Lowlands Festival
Fri 30th Aug, Switzerland, Zurich – Openair Festival
Fri 6th Sep, Poland, Warsaw – Burn Selector Festival
Sat 7th Sep, UK, Isle Of Wight – Bestival