2012 cannot possibly be the end of the world. Not with a new The Hives album coming this summer. That’s right–the Swedish garage rockers will be releasing their fifth studio album, Lex Hives, on June 5, the follow-up to 2007’s The Black and White Album. Known for their classic hit “Hate to Say I Told You So,” The Hives have become renowned for their upbeat sound, and energetic live performances.
This year marks the band’s long-awaited return. From performing at Coachella, to invading television airwaves on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Hives are set for a successful comeback, and their new album is proof of that. Just one viewing of the music video to their latest single, “Go Right Ahead,” and you’ll see that the Swedish boys have still got it. Filmed live at RMV studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the video captures the band’s hard rock sound, while also showing off the studio (which happens to be owned by ABBA’s very own Benny Anderson).
Featuring 12 new songs Lex Hives is packed full of material that will reacquaint fans with The Hives’ music. Following the release of the album, the group will be doing a North American tour, stopping in Washington, New York and Chicago, to name a few.
The Hives North American Tour
June 19 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
June 20 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
June 22 Terminal 5 New York, NY
June 23 House of Blues Boston, MA
June 25 Metropolis Montreal, QC
June 26 Sound Academy Toronto, ON
June 27 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI
June 29 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
June 30 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL