To honour the memory of their mysteriously missing sixth member, The Hives held a very special celebration of his life at Rough Trade East today and will return to Banquet Records on August 12th for a final send off. Complete with a custom-branded Hives hearse and coffin, the band paid their respects in true Hive Fashion.
The LP is a supercharged, head-banging collection of tracks produced by Patrik Berger (Robyn, Charli XCX) and engineered by Pelle Gunnerfedlt (Viagra Boys), making it their most electric release yet. The album release is accompanied by anthemic, rollicking single “Two Kinds of Trouble,” alongside a double-drummer video of Chris Dangerous performing “Rigor Mortis Radio” with Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders.
The Hives recently closed out an extended support slot for Arctic Monkeys on their European arena tour. In the autumn, they will return to North America with their “incredible, frenetic” (Rolling Stone) live show for a cross-country tour that completely SOLD OUT in less than 30 minutes. They have newly announced a Latin American kicking off in November. The Hives will be the first Western band to play in Venezuela in a decade.
In the twenty-five years since The Hives exploded around the world, they have sold out stadiums and shared stages with everyone from AC/DC to The Rolling Stones. SPIN calls The Hives “the best live band on the planet” and Howlin’ Pelle “the greatest frontman in rock,” and the BBC dubbed the band “a force of nature.” Rolling Stone named Veni Vidi Vicious one of the Top 100 Albums of the decade and “Hate To Say I Told You So” earned a spot on Pitchfork’s Top 500 Songs of the 2000’s. They have sold millions of albums world-wide with multiple RIAA Gold-certifications. In the time since Lex Hives, the band has released 2019’s double A-side “I’m Alive”/“Good Samaritan” as well as a live album via Third Man Records, and embarked on a series of global tours. The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons marks a true renaissance.
Kicking off at Leeds Academy on March 27th, The Hives take their famously frenzied show to 12 cities across the UK and Ireland, culminating with a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on April 13th. Tickets are on-sale below.
Wed 27th Leeds, Leeds Academy
Thu 28th Newcastle, City Hall
Fri 29th Nottingham, Rock City
Sat 30th Wolverhampton, The Halls
Mon 1st Glasgow, Barrowland
Tue 2nd Bristol, Academy
Wed 3rd Brighton, Brighton Dome
Fri 5th Cardiff, Great Hall
Sat 6th Manchester, Academy
Mon 8th Dublin, Olympia
Wed 10th Norwich, UEA
Sat 13th London, Eventim Apollo
The Hives are Chris Dangerous, Vigilante Carlstroem, Nicholaus Arson, Howlin’ Pelle, and The Johan And Only.