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Knife Party will 'Abandon Ship' in Australia
Is Knife Party 'abandoning ship' on its new album? Not quite, but the Australian duo had some bad news for fans in early October. According to a message posted on Twitter, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen say their upcoming album, "Abandon Ship," has been pushed back from it's original end-of-October release date.
Not to fear, Knife Party fans. Instead, the album is now set to come out on November 10th. That means a delay of justtwo weeks. The band also issued an apology promising a stream of the album would be posted in preparation for when the project finally drops. The band says the delay is "for reasons not entirely within our control. We tried everything we could to avoid having to do this, but it was the only way that we could a) have enough time to finish the tracks to a level of quality we were happy with [and] b) fulfill the label/management's criteria of an album release in 2014."
Knife Party went on to explain the album could have easily been put up for streaming and digital sales on time, but they feared music stores "holding artists ransom" by refusing to stock the album if the digital version was released first. The band says that the CDs would take a minimum of three weeks to manufacture and ship.
One thing not delayed is the ongoing tour in support of their new music. Knife Party will celebrate the release with the Abandon Ship Australian Tour beginning in Sydney, Australia on December 13, 2014. They'll make five stops down under before heading back to the U.S. Their first date on the calendar for 2015 is at Holy Ship in Miami, Florida so get your Knife Party tickets now!
Pendulum swings in the favor of Knife Party (Created February 27, 2013)
Even in late 2011, not much was known about the Australian electro house/dubstep duo Knife Party. Founded by two members of the rock band Pendulum, their digital footprint, and thus their identity, were shrouded in secrecy. But as the club project of Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen began producing some raging dance floor anthems, the mystery of Knife Party was no more.
Knife Party isn't just another DJ/production duo. Instead, they have risen to become one of the most exciting acts crisscrossing the globe. And the song that started it all was a remix of Swedish House Mafia's "Save the World," which ascends into a thundering, fist-pumping sing-along at every Knife Party live performance. Then came two EP's – 2011's "100% No Modern Talking" and 2012's "Rage Valley. The former contained the fan-favorite track "Internet Friends." The latter stood out with "Centipede" and "Bonfire," and a song called "Antidote," made with Swedish House Mafia, that outed Knife Party as music's next big thing.
Trekking onto North America's exploding dance scene was the obvious next step. So the duo, already blowing up the UK charts, toured the US with their 'Haunted House' package, which featured their own favorite acts and DJs, and moved tickets like Knife Party had been an established act for years.
On January 22, 2013, Knife Party played a short set on Turntable.FM and debuted a new song called "Power Glove," which will part of their next EP. The following month, they participated in a live Mixmag stream and premiered an untitled electro house track, "LRAD," among other new material.
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|100% No Modern Talking||2011|
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Knife Party Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 01/31/2015 Phoenix AZ The Pressroom 01/30/2015 Los Angeles CA Exchange LA 01/29/2015 Park City UT Park City Live 01/28/2015 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 01/27/2015 Denver CO Beta Nightclub 01/24/2015 Toronto ON The Guvernment 01/23/2015 New York NY Webster Hall 01/22/2015 Chicago IL Concord Music Hall 01/03/2015 Miami FL MSC Divina
Knife Party Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/26/2014 Perth WA Riverside Theatre 12/20/2014 Melbourne Grand Chapiteau - Docklands 12/19/2014 Wayville SA Adelaide Showgrounds 11/07/2014 Orlando FL Tinker Field 11/07/2014 Orlando FL Tinker Field 11/01/2014 Pomona CA Fairplex At Pomona 10/31/2014 New York NY Pier 94 10/31/2014 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 08/31/2014 Calgary AB BMO Centre 08/31/2014 Calgary AB BMO Centre - Calgary Stampede 08/29/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 08/29/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 08/28/2014 Boston MA Royale Boston 08/02/2014 Toronto ON Downsview Park 08/02/2014 Toronto ON Downsview Park 07/25/2014 Stratford-Upon-Avon War Long Marston Airfield 07/25/2014 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/18/2014 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/04/2014 London London Finsbury Park 07/04/2014 Birmingham Perry Park 06/15/2014 Miami Beach FL Story Nightclub 06/14/2014 Charlotte NC Label 06/13/2014 Chicago IL Soldier Field 05/04/2014 Mexico City Dif Arena Ciudad de Mexico 04/04/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 04/04/2014 Denver CO SnowBall Music Festival
Knife Party Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/29/2013 New York NY Pacha NYC 11/02/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 11/01/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire O2 Academy Sheffield 10/31/2013 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 09/05/2013 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 09/01/2013 Miami Beach FL Mansion 08/31/2013 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub 08/30/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 08/30/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 08/24/2013 Warrington Chs Daresbury Estate 08/24/2013 London Lbh Clapham Common 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/10/2013 Las Vegas NV Xs The Nightclub At Encore 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/03/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/26/2013 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 06/27/2013 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 06/27/2013 Kaleden AB Boonstock Festival Grounds 06/21/2013 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 06/08/2013 Toronto ON Kool Haus 06/08/2013 Toronto ON The Guvernment 06/07/2013 Miami Beach FL Mansion 05/25/2013 Tampa FL Raymond James Stadium 05/24/2013 Washington DC Echostage 05/23/2013 Quincy MA Ocean Club 05/23/2013 Quincy MA Ocean Club 05/22/2013 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub 04/19/2013 Mexico City Pepsi Center WTC 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/10/2013 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub 03/22/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/22/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/22/2013 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 03/21/2013 Houston TX Stereo Live 03/20/2013 Miami Beach FL Mansion 03/15/2013 New York NY Pacha NYC 03/15/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/15/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/02/2013 Zurich ZH Maag Music Event Hall 01/04/2013 Fort Lauderdale FL MSC Poesia
Knife Party Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/07/2012 Dki Jakarta JB Istora Senayan 11/30/2012 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 11/22/2012 London Lnd Village Underground 11/03/2012 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 10/31/2012 Broomfield CO 1stBank Center 10/27/2012 Chicago IL Congress Theater 10/26/2012 New York NY Pier 94 10/19/2012 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 10/06/2012 Brighton Dev Stanmer Park 10/06/2012 Birmingham War The Institute 09/01/2012 El Paso TX Ascarate Park 08/31/2012 Chicago IL Union Park 08/31/2012 New York NY Randalls Island 08/25/2012 London Lbh Clapham Common 08/24/2012 Warrington Chs Daresbury Estate 08/17/2012 Biddinghuizen Flevoland Evenemententerrein Walibi World 08/15/2012 Belfast Ant Custom House Square 08/04/2012 Toronto ON Downsview Park 08/03/2012 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/22/2012 Las Vegas NV Xs The Nightclub At Encore 07/21/2012 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 07/20/2012 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/18/2012 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights 07/06/2012 London London Hyde Park 06/08/2012 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 06/08/2012 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 06/01/2012 Miami Beach FL Mansion 05/31/2012 Orlando FL Firestone Live 03/25/2012 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/24/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 03/23/2012 Houston TX Stereo Live 03/21/2012 Nashville TN Limelight 02/18/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern