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Hives have announced dates for a US tour.

The band, who release their new as-yet-untitled album on July 19, will kick off the American shows in Washington DC on July 20.

Before heading off on the Stateside jaunt, Hives will play a series of European shows, kicking off at London’s Electric Ballroom on June 3. The group will also be appearing at Los Angeles radio station KROQ’s Weenie Roast on June 12.

Following the US trip, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist and the boys will play at Japan’s Summer Sonic festival (August 7-8), Holland’s Lowlands (20) and the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds (27-29) event.

The full dates are:

London Electric Ballroom (June 3)

Donnington Download Festival (5)

Irvine KROQ Weenie Roast (12)

Seinajoki, Finland Provinssirock (19)

Scheesel Germany Hurricane Festival (26)

Neuhasen Germany Southside Festival (27)

Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival (July 2)

Kristiansand Norway Quart Festival (10)

Washington D.C. 9:30 Club (20)

New York Irving Plaza (21)

Boston Avalon (23)

Toronto Phoenix (24)

Detroit Majestic Theatre (25)

Chicago Metro(26)

Denver Ogden Theatre (28)

Salt Lake City County Fairpark (29)

Seattle The Premier (30)

Portland Ore. Roseland Theatre (31)

San Francisco Fillmore (August 1)

San Diego Soma (4)

Osaka/Tokyo Summer Sonic festival (7-8)

Dronten, Holland Lowlands festival (20)

Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festival (27-29)

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