The Hives have announced a UK tour for later this year. The Swedish band will release their new album ‘Lex Hives’ on 5th June and will promote the record with five shows in December. The gigs begin at Bristol’s O2 Academy on 10th December and run until 15th December when the band will headline Manchester Academy. They will also visit Birmingham, Glasgow and London on the tour.
‘Lex Hives’ is the Swedish band’s follow-up to their 2007 record ‘Black And White Hives’. It has been produced by the band themselves and contains a total of 12 regular tracks, including new single ‘Go Right Ahead’, which is the second track on the LP. The band’s frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist has previously told NME that, although some tracks on the album represent a significant departure from their earlier records, the LP “still sounds like The Hives”.
“There’s no formula, but it definitely sounds like The Hives. Every good band there is has a certain sound. There are a few songs that couldn’t have been on any of other Hives album, that are sort of a departure, but I’d say that kind of happened on the last time album too. But I’d also say that they couldn’t have been on any other album by anybody else either.”
The band are also confirmed to return to the UK to play this summer’s Reading And Leeds Festivals at the end of August.
The Hives will play:
10th O2 Academy Bristol
11th O2 Academy Birmingham
13th O2 ABC Glasgow
14th London Roundhouse
15th Manchester Academy
Tickets will go onsale on Friday at 9am.