May 15, 2012 9:31
The Hives announce December UK tour - ticket details
Swedish band will play five shows to promote new album 'Lex Hives'
The Hives have announced a UK tour for later this year.
The Swedish band will release their new album 'Lex Hives' on June 5 and will promote the record with five shows in December.
The gigs begin at Bristol's O2 Academy on December 10 and run until December 15 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. You can watch the video for 'Go Right Ahead' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
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".
Almqvist said of this: "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:
O2 Academy Bristol (December 10)
O2 Academy Birmingham (11)
O2 ABC Glasgow (13)
London Roundhouse (14)
Manchester Academy (15)
Tickets will go onsale on Friday (May 18) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of The Hives tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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