As if quickly taking the lead in Stupefaction's Album Cover of The Year wasn't enough, The Hives have announced a North American tour that kicks off June 19 in Washington DC which follows the release of their new (and excellent!) album, Lex Hives, on June 5. More dates will follow this fall. Tickets will go on sale to the general public, Friday, April 27 at 10:00am EDT via Ticketmaster.
The band made a return to the live stage with two explosive Coachella performances, which were widely regarded as a festival highlight. During the first weekend, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist enticed the crowd of thousands to sit down during their last song, then rise back up en masse. However on the second weekend, he upped the ante by getting the entire crowd to lie down!
THE HIVES - JUNE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
6.19 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
6.20 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
6.22 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
6.23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
6.25 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
6.26 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
6.27 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo's
6.29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
6.30 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
The Hives' new album Lex Hives is now available for pre-order on iTunes or Amazon. Below, they perform the album's first single, "Go Right Ahead," on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Granted, it sounds a bit like "Don't Bring Me Down" by ELO, but that's not a bad thing.