Tickets for The Hives’ December UK tour onsale today

Swedish band will play five shows to promote new album 'Lex Hives'

Tickets for The Hives‘ December UK tour go onsale today (May 18) at 9am (GMT).

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 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)

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.