Not going to happen
Word on the street is that Karin isn't a big fan of playing festivals, and didn't enjoy her Coachella experience. Something about not being able to control the environment enough. I wouldn't hold out hope for a festival appearance. I'd rather see a full set with the full setup anyway.
Hey mugwog, you're talking about The Audio Visual Experience or whatever it's called yeah?
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Like they had Fever Ray close the Mojave with about an hour of free unscheduled time afterwards... Which they never give to any artists. I almost feel like they did that specifically to ensure that the next time The Knife went on tour, they would book Coachella exclusively as their only NA festival appearance...
It's was the Mojave. I think that The Knife would close the Sahara if they played. which is fine
Faaark, Everyone drowning this thread in negativity can GTFO. We have all just received news that an album will be out in the Spring. The same time Coachella is on. Fever Ray has played Coachella before. It is obvious to everyone that THE KNIFE is one of those dream acts that you thought would never play. Now, why in the hell would Goldenvoice ignore these factors and fail to book them or atleast go after them as best they could. I for one am calling it, I believe with a new album they are going to be there closing one of the stages and will sub on their day. Here's to hoping anyway, plus I'd love to see them in a sideshow as well obviously, but can you imagine walking into Coachella knowing you'll see them that night!
I think Karin not enjoying Coachella the first time around is a pretty strong indicator. It's no secret that she doesn't like festivals.
I had no idea about the new album- SO EXCITED.
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To those who keep mentioning that Karin didn't enjoy Coachella, where did you hear/read this?
So it was hearsay. Meh.
I'm sure festivals aren't her favorite place to play, Coachella included, but they pay. She played festivals with the Knife before, she was fully aware what she was getting into, but she still did festival shows with Fever Ray. There are many artists that prefer headlining shows to festival shows, but festivals are where the money is at.
That being said, who knows about the Knife at Coachella this year. I think it's definitely a possibility, but there's a lot more factors than just whether or not Karin enjoyed it the last time.
If The Knife play any major american festivals though... it's most likely going to be Coachella.
Last edited by Thisismyname; 12-12-2012 at 03:14 PM.
They have enough money and high enough demand to do whatever the fuck they want, charge whatever they want and get it. Why would they play festivals if they don't want to?
No they don't.
No need, my point is not about doubting the source or their validity.