Mitski Returns with New Single "Working for the Knife," Announces Tour

The new song comes with a Zia Anger-directed video
Mitski Returns with New Single 'Working for the Knife,' Announces Tour
After announcing it yesterday, Mitski has released the video for her new single "Working for the Knife" and announced a 2022 tour, which includes stops in Toronto and Montreal. 

"It's about going from being a kid with a dream, to a grown-up with a job, and feeling that somewhere along the way you got left behind," Mitski said of the new song. "It's being confronted with a world that doesn't seem to recognize your humanity, and seeing no way out of it." 

The song is mid-tempo and percussive and fittingly sad, coloured by whispers of country and shoegaze. The accompanying video, directed by Zia Anger with Ashley Connor, finds Mitski wandering through Albany, NY performance space The Egg and ends with a wild, music-free dance sequence. 

Check out the video for "Working for the Knife" and Mitski's upcoming tour dates below.

Mitski 2022 Tour Dates:

02/17 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
02/18 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
02/19 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
02/21 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
02/22 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
02/24 Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
02/25 Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum
02/26 Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater
02/28 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
03/03 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Exposition Hall
03/04 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
03/07 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
03/09 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
03/12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
03/14 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
03/15 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
03/17 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/18 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
03/19 Montreal, QC - St-Jean-Baptiste Church
03/21 Boston, MA - TBD
03/24 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
03/25 Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall
03/26 Washington, DC - The Anthem
03/29 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
03/30 Louisville, KY - Old Forester's Paristown Hall
03/31 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
04/21 Bristol, UK - Marble Factory
04/22 Leeds, UK - University Stylus
04/23 Glasgow, UK - Queen Margaret Union
04/25 Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
04/26 Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
04/28 London, UK - The Roundhouse
04/30 Brussels, BE - Botanique
05/02 Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix
05/03 Paris, FR - Le Cabaret Sauvage
05/04 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
05/06 Zurich, CH - Les Docks
05/07 Lausanne, CH - Les Docks
05/09 Berlin, DE - Metropol
05/10 Copenhagen, DK - Vega
05/11 Stockholm, SE - Nalen
05/12 Oslo, NO - Rockefeller Music Hall
05/14 Hamburg, DE - Fabrik
05/15 Cologne, DE - Stollwerck
05/17 Vienna, AU - WUK
05/18 Prague, CZ - Rock Cafe
05/19 Munich, DE - Strom