The Knife announce first live shows since 2006

The Swedish duo will play two shows in Copenhagen in May, with further European dates to be announced

The Knife have announced their first live shows in nearly seven years.

The enigmatic Swedish duo – siblings Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson – formed in Gothenburg back in 1999 but chose not to perform live until 2006. Earlier today (January 9), the band announced their first live dates since then, which will take place in Copenhagen in May.

A message on the duo’s official site reads: “The Knife announce they will be playing two shows at Copenhagen’s Vega on May 12 and 13. The shows are the first dates announced of the forthcoming ‘Shaking The Habitual’ tour, with further European dates to be announced soon.”

Last month (December 2012), The Knife announced that they will release new album ‘Shaking The Habitual’ on April 8. The album will feature an appearance from Light Asylum‘s Sharon Furness.

‘Shaking The Habitual’ will be The Knife‘s fourth studio album and first since 2006’s ‘Silent Shout’. Since the duo’s last LP, Dreijer Andersson has released one solo album, as Fever Ray, in 2009.