Hives Map Brief Spring Tour of U.S.

Critical Mass

by William Goodman

Who: Swedish garage rock kingpins the Hives, led by sassy, Jagger-like frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist.

What: A seven-date U.S. tour delivering tunes from the quintet's acclaimed new record, The Black and White Album, to an assortment of cities nationwide, including Atlanta, Nashville, Milwaukee, Fargo, and Spokane. A stop into Washington State's Sasquatch! Music and Arts Festival will cap the outing.

Should I go: Absolutely. If you've yet to catch the Hives live -- you must! With an unprecedented level of energy, exemplified by Almqvist's flagrant onstage antics, and a career's worth of kick-ass tunes to boot, the Hives are not to be missed. Plus, work hard to catch them in their matching casual wear -- white satin bowling jackets, with their names embroidered -- after the show.

To read a feature on the Hives from our November issue, and watch a video interview with the band discussing their new record and the pleasures of touring, click here.

Hives tour dates:

5/15, Atlanta, GA? (Center Stage Atlanta) 5/16, Nashville, TN? (Wildhorse) 5/17, Indianapolis, IN? (The Vogue Theatre) 5/18, Milwaukee, WI? (The Rave)5/19, Fargo, ND (Playmaker's) 5/25, Spokane, WA (Big Easy Concert House) 5/26, Quincy, WA? (Gorge Amphitheatre)

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