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NewsTHE HIVES ANNOUNCE 2024 UK & IRELAND TOUR

Posted on Saturday, June 24 2023 @ 15:46:00 CDT by Steven Reid
General THE HIVES ANNOUNCE 2024 UK & IRELAND TOUR & PLAY LONDON’S EVENTIM APOLLO APRIL 13TH

NEW ALBUM THE DEATH OF RANDY FITZSIMMONS OUT AUGUST 11TH

With the final show of their blistering run of stadium dates with Arctic Monkeys later this week, The Hives have announced a UK and Ireland tour in spring 2024. The band will also release their highly anticipated new album The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons August 11th via FUGA.

Kicking off at Leeds Academy on March 27th, The Hives take their famously frenzied show to 12 cities across the UK and Ireland, culminating with a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on April 13th. Artist pre-sale goes live June 28th and general tickets will be available Friday June 30th HERE


March 2024
Wed 27th Leeds, Leeds Academy
Thu 28th Newcastle, City Hall
Fri 29th Nottingham, Rock City
Sat 30th Wolverhampton, The Halls


April 2024
Mon 1st Glasgow, Barrowland
Tue 2nd Bristol, Academy
Wed 3rd Brighton, Brighton Dome
Fri 5th Cardiff, Great Hall
Sat 6th Manchester, Academy
Mon 8th Dublin, Olympia
Wed 10th Norwich, UEA
Sat 13th London, Eventim Apollo

As the album’s macabre title hints, the band’s extended absence from the studio has been no hiatus but rather a horror story. The Hives now admit they have not seen nor spoken to their founder, mentor and songwriter, the perpetual limelight-shunning Randy Fitzsimmons, since the release of 2012’s Lex Hives. Following the recent discovery of a hidden away obituary and cryptic poem in the local paper of the Northern Vastmanland town where The Hives are from, the band members were led to Fitzsimmons’ tombstone. Upon digging the freshly interred ground, the band found not a body but instead several tapes, suits, and a piece of paper bearing the words “The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons” typed up as if a title. Whether a hoax or Fitzsimmons’ opening gambit, remains to be seen. The uncovered tapes included the demos that would become the twelve new songs on The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons.

​​In the twenty-five years since The Hives exploded around the world, they have sold out stadiums and shared stages with everyone from AC/DC to The Rolling Stones. SPIN calls The Hives “the best live band on the planet” and Howlin’ Pelle “the greatest frontman in rock,” and the BBC dubbed the band “a force of nature.” Rolling Stone named Veni Vidi Vicious one of the Top 100 Albums of the decade and “Hate To Say I Told You So” earned a spot on Pitchfork’s Top 500 Songs of the 2000’s. They have sold millions of albums world-wide with multiple RIAA Gold-certifications. In the time since Lex Hives, the band has released 2019’s double A-side “I'm Alive”/“Good Samaritan” as well as a live album via Third Man Records, and embarked on a series of global tours. The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons marks a true renaissance.

The Hives are Chris Dangerous, Vigilante Carlstroem, Nicholaus Arson, Howlin' Pelle, and The Johan And Only.


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