The Hives

From31 July 2019to 31 August 2019

The Hives

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The Hives are a Swedish rock band formed in 1989. They came to prominence at the turn of the 21st century, heralding the garage rock revival along with The Strokes, The Vines and The White Stripes. They are best known for their chaotic, energetic live shows.

The Hives are a walking, talking, rocking, screaming and stomping argument against anyone who has lamented the death of the “real rock star”. Anyone who thinks that rock and roll music has become too anonymous nowadays would do well to see these Swedish mentalists do what they do best, cos everything they do makes them pretty much unforgettable.

According to the band, they formed in 1989 but under a different name and sound than the one they have today. Enter shadowy manager/Svengali figure Randy Fitzsimmons, who in 1993, took the group and turned them into The Hives that we know and love to this day.

A demo recorded in 1994 got them signed to Swedish skate punk label Burning Heart , an E.P called “Oh Lord! When? How?” followed the next year and by 1997 they released their first album “Barely Legal”. It was then they began touring and honing their utterly unmissable live show, something that would eventually make them one of the most critically acclaimed live bands in the world.

Come the turn of the century, they released their second album “Veni Vidi Vicious”, and Creation Records legend Alan McGee (AKA The man who signed Oasis), just so happened to catch the video for the “Hate To Say I Told You So” single on German TV. He signed them to his label Poptones and released the compilation album “Your New Favourite Band”.

This proved to be a wise choice; the album went top ten in the U.K and broke them overseas, especially in the USA. Since then they’ve released three more studio albums and toured anywhere that’ll have them. They’re one of the bands that any rock fan should be proud to have around right now, and they’re right at the top of their game.

Wednesday 31 July 2019 – Saturday 03 August 2019
The Hives
Estivale Open Air 2019
Estavayer-Le-Lac, Switzerland

Thursday 01 August 2019 – Saturday 03 August 2019
The Hives
Storsjöyran Festival 2019
Östersund, Sweden

Thursday 15 August 2019 – Saturday 17 August 2019
The Hives
Pstereo Festival 2019
Pstereo Festival, Trondheim, Norway

Thursday 22 August 2019 – Saturday 24 August 2019
The Hives
Sound of Glarus 2019
Glarus, Switzerland

Friday 23 August 2019 – Sunday 25 August 2019
The Hives
Victorious Festival 2019
Castle Field, Southsea, UK

Friday 30 August 2019
The Hives
with Mando Diao and The Sounds
Dalhalla, Rättvik, Sweden

Saturday 31 August 2019
The Hives
with Mando Diao and The Sounds
Dalhalla, Rättvik, Sweden

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