10 January 2019
Bent Knee : join label-mates HAKEN on European tour
Bent Knee :  join label-mates HAKEN on European tour

Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee have announced that they will join label-mates HAKEN on their 'Vector' European tour that begins in February 2019. The tour is rounded out by Danish proggers Vola. This will mark the Bent Knee’s first visit to many countries and cities, and you can find the full list of dates below.

The band comments: "One of the not-so-secret agenda items on Bent Knee's recent North American tour with Haken was to persuade them to bring us across the Atlantic in 2019. Well, mission accomplished, I'd say. We're absolutely thrilled to be sharing stages across Europe with Haken and Vola in February and March, returning to some of our favorite cities and playing many new ones for the very first time."

*Bent Knee replaced with Ben Levin Group

15.02.19 MANCHESTER (UK) Academy 3
16.02.19 GLASGOW (UK) St. Luke's
17.02.19 BRISTOL (UK) The Fleece
19.02.19 COLOGNE (DE) Essigfabrik
20.02.19 FRANKFURT (DE) Batschkapp
21.02.19 HAMBURG (DE) Ubel & Gefahrlich
22.02.19 COPENHAGEN (DK) Lille Vega
23.02.19 OSLO (NO) John Dee
24.02.19 STOCKHOLM (SE) Debaser Strand
26.02.19 BERLIN (DE) Columbia Theater
27.02.19 KRAKOW (PL) Kwadrat
28.02.19 BUDAPEST (HU) A38
02.03.19 VIENNA (AT) Szene
03.03.19 PRAGUE (CZ) Futurum
04.03.19 LEIPZIG (DE) Conne Island
06.03.19 STUTTGART (DE) Im Wizemann
07.03.19 MUNICH (DE) Backstage Halle*
08.03.19 AARAU (CH) Kiff*
09.03.19 MILAN (IT) Magazzini Generali*
10.03.19 LYON (FR) Transbordeur*
12.03.19 MADRID (ES) Mon Live
13.03.19 BILBAO (ES) Kafe Antzokia
14.03.19 PARIS (FR) La Maroquinerie
15.03.19 ZOETERMEER (NL) De Boerderij
16.03.19 LONDON (UK) Islington Assembly Hall

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combing myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch. Fiercely innovative, the group bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.

Watch the band perform the track ‘Holy Ghost’ live here: https://youtu.be/e9QAlYV6qsY

‘Land Animal’ is available on CD, LP & Digital Download here:

Mind boggling... the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table" – NPR

The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal

Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe

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