The Hives Announce North American Tour In June - Lex Hives Available June 5th
The Hives have announced a North American tour that kicks off June 19 in Washington DC. The dates will follow the release of their highly-anticipated new album Lex Hives, due out June 5 via the band's own Disques Hives label, and come in advance of an extensive U.S. headlining tour in the works for this Fall (details to come). The band also performed two new songs on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, including hit-single "Go Right Ahead" and "Wait A Minute."
Tickets will go on sale to the general public, Friday, April 27 at 10:00am EDT via Ticketmaster.
The band made a return to the live stage with two explosive Coachella performances, which were widely regarded as a festival highlight. During the first weekend, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist enticed the crowd of thousands to sit down during their last song, then rise back up en masse. However on the second weekend, he upped the ante by getting the entire crowd to lie down!
THE HIVES - JUNE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
6/19 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
6/20 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
6/22 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
6/23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
6/25 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
6/26 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
6/27 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo's
6/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
6/30 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
The Hives' new album Lex Hives is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
"green day" is a slang term for spending a day smoking marajuana. Billie Joe Armstrong wrote a song called "Green Day" about his first experience with the drug, and it soon replaced "Sweet Children" as the band´s name.