The Hives

From23 March 2019to31 August 2019

The Hives

https://www.songkick.com/artists/171134-hives/calendar

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.

Saturday 23 March 2019

The Hives

with Kings of Leon, Santana, and 11 others

Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, Mexico

 

Friday 17 May 2019 – Sunday 19 May 2019

The Hives

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 2019

Mapfre Stadium / Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH, US

 

Saturday 18 May 2019

The Hives

with Refused

Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, US

 

Monday 20 May 2019

The Hives

with Refused

Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL, US

 

Tuesday 21 May 2019

The Hives

with Refused

The Pageant, St Louis, MO, US

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019

The Hives

with Refused

Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS, US

 

Friday 24 May 2019

The Hives

with Refused

Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO, US

 

Friday 24 May 2019 – Monday 27 May 2019

The Hives

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival 2019

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center – DLVEC, Las Vegas, NV, US

 

Saturday 25 May 2019

The Hives

with Refused

Union Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT, US

 

Saturday 13 July 2019

The Hives

with The Fratellis

Audley End, Essex, UK

 

Saturday 31 August 2019

The Hives

with The Sounds and Mando Diao

Dalhalla, Rättvik, Sweden

January 17, 2019 in