Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The Hives

The Hives follow their explosive Coachella gigs with an intimate, special performance for fans at a top secret location in NYC on Thursday April 26. The band will slowly reveal the venue exclusively with Brooklyn Vegan today, and the first 10 people to correctly guess the location will win a pair of tickets to the performance. Head HERE to see the first clue! If you aren't among the lucky winners, there will be a limited number of tickets available for the general public. Stay tuned for details.

The Hives' new album Lex Hives is due out June 5. The rowdy first single "Go Right Ahead" is streaming at Rolling Stone, and will be released as a limited edition 7" this Saturday in honor of Record Store Day. A summer tour in the U.S. will also be announced in the coming weeks.

Their performance at Coachella was widely regarded as a festival highlight. Howlin' Pelle Almqvist enticed the entire crowd of thousands to sit down during their last song, then rise back up en masse. Here is what the press is saying about the show:

"...a moment that live festivals are made for. Almqvist is still one of rock's most engaging frontmen." - LA Times  

"This Swedish quintet remains one of the most riveting live rock bands
of the last dozen years." - SPIN 

"The Hives were the real stars of the festival, tearing through one of the most fantastically
fun sets of the entire weekend." - Yahoo! 

" of this weekend's most impressive acts." - MySpace

"The Hives returned with excited garage-rock and hilarious self-regard from singer
Pelle Almqvist" - Rolling Stone 

"...simple, unpretentious punk hooks and melodies..... frontman Pelle Almqvist's trash-talking, Catskills Mick Jagger routine proved irresistible." - Variety 

"...a stunning performance." - MSN

The Hives' new single "Go Right Ahead" is available now on iTunes.

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