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    From everything I've read the Shaking The Habitual Tour has been very unconventional. Is the duo actually there to perform? Or is it just that dance troupe dancing along to a CD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theripped View Post
    From everything I've read the Shaking The Habitual Tour has been very unconventional. Is the duo actually there to perform? Or is it just that dance troupe dancing along to a CD?
    when they announced the US tour dates, they said that it's going to be different. here is their statement:

    "In 2013 we played at clubs and festivals in European cities. Now it’s 2014 and we’re about to tour North America. With care and attention, we gathered our impressions and got back together to rework the show. This is a continuation. Some songs are the same, some songs are new. Moves are added and changed. Some instruments are electrified and more voices are heard. Things glow and along the way we have elevated ourselves.
    This time, we, The Knife, are a group of people with diverse approaches to dance, moves and music. Some of us are musicians, some of us are vocalists, some of us are choreographers, some of us are experienced performers and some of us are not. We are very proud to announce that Shannon Funchess from the electronic punk duo Light Asylum (New York) is joining the show. Already familiar with the project as she sings on the record, she is now with us on stage."
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    hopefully it's even better. can't freaking wait.

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    Default Re: Question about The Knife's live show.

    To add to that and to answer the original question, my understanding is they do "perform," - certainly not in the traditional sense of a band performing songs with instruments and singing live, but I think it is a much deeper experience than simply a "dance troupe dancing along to a CD"
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    Is it though?
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    This is the type of bullshit that the Super Bowl production team is looking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    To add to that and to answer the original question, my understanding is they do "perform," - certainly not in the traditional sense of a band performing songs with instruments and singing live, but I think it is a much deeper experience than simply a "dance troupe dancing along to a CD"
    People I know who saw the Dancers said it was pretty boring. Should have got Royksopp instead. Norway >>> Sweden
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    The dance tent for adults.

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    Lucent dossier experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    Is it though?
    lol nope.

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    Default Re: Question about The Knife's live show.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    To add to that and to answer the original question, my understanding is they do "perform," - certainly not in the traditional sense of a band performing songs with instruments and singing live, but I think it is a much deeper experience than simply a "dance troupe dancing along to a CD"
    There's a list of songs that they perform live and others that they dance to. Honestly, it's not the most impressive setlist, even if it was performed live. However, they are apparently retooling the tour so there might be more live tracks and maybe a different setlist at Coachella. We'll have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    ..but I think it is a much deeper experience than simply a "dance troupe dancing along to a CD"
    It's fucking aerobics. Deep doesn't even begin to describe it.

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    Default Re: Question about The Knife's live show.

    So has anybody in here who is talking about it actually seen it yourself?
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    Ask yourself one question: "Do I want to dance to Silent Shout at Coachella?" If yes, you should go to The Knife's set. If the answer is anything other than yes, hang yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    So has anybody in here who is talking about it actually seen it yourself?
    No but I know people who have. Which is equivalent to hearing about their performance via you peoples.
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    I saw this show with a group of friends at Bestival. We were probably evenly split between liking it and not liking it at all. I was part of the latter. I was bored at times and easily distracted by the large number of annoying assholes around me. I am glad I saw it to judge for myself even though I had a fairly good idea that I would not be too impressed. I ate some acid and hoped for the best. It was an interesting trip but I was happy when it was over and I was able to go dance to Ben UFO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twattycakes View Post
    Ask yourself one question: "Do I want to dance to Silent Shout at Coachella?" If yes, you should go to The Knife's set. If the answer is anything other than yes, hang yourself.
    I would love to dance to Silent Shout at Coachella. But if Karin and Olof aren't actually there, doesn't make sense to me.

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    They are there just not performing in a typical way
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    So has anybody in here who is talking about it actually seen it yourself?
    I've seen it myself, but I'm not talking about it in here.

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    I have not seen it and am not too interested in talking about it.
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    I have not seen and I am talking about it in here.

    Roll call! Have you seen it? Are you talking about it in here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    This is the type of bullshit that the Super Bowl production team is looking for
    So happy knowing you'll be elsewhere for this performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    They are there just not performing in a typical way
    Stop trying to invent better ways of saying "interpretive dance"

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    I am reserving judgement til I see it in person. I am guessing I won't like as much as I would like to. It is what it is. They are performing and by that I mean dancing around in weird outfits to a mostly pre recorded set with some visual effects. You know like the Silent Shout tour
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    Do you like seeing a bunch of disappointed kids because be there
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    Be there to listen to the Knifees desperately trying to explain to bored stupefied kids how "deep" the "performance" is despite not being "traditional."
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