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The Hives Bio

Ahh... The Hives... where do I begin...

In 1993, 5 adolescents in the small industrial town of Fagersta, Sweden each receive a letter with a time and place. A year later they, led by the genius of a Mr. Randy Fitzsimmons, begin to appear in various public places in and around Fagersta. The response is one of confusion, excitement and contempt. In the year 1995 word had spread throughout the middle part of Sweden. These kids with strange haircuts play really fast and short sets that sometimes just fall apart in arguments and sometimes are pure magic to witness. Record company exec. Peter Ahlqvist hears of this. He is intrigued but a bit uncertain, as he doesn't really know what to make of them. He decides however that he can release them on a side label to minimize damage to his own label Burning Heart, if these young men would enter the studio on one of their infamous bad days.

Said and done, in 1996 a mini-CD aptly
titled "Oh Lord! When?How?" Is released and the smell of talent happening is in the air. People all over the world are overwhelmed and startled by how fresh and exciting this sounds. Meanwhile, the Hives and Mr. Fitzsimmons are already looking for a new sound and find it. They begin to plan a debut album. Peter Ahlqvist, impressed with the Hives and everything around them decide to move them up a notch to Burning Heart.

In 1997 "Barely Legal" is recorded and is a record blistering with an untouchable energy and teenage cockiness. People all over the world are speechless. The ones who are not talk of a new cool, the best thing in 20 years and so on. This record sees the Hives touring all over the continent and also a trip to the states. Witnesses say it is amazing. In 1998 the EP a.k.a. I-D-I-O-T is released containing 4 new brilliant songs. Later on that year something happens the Hives lose contact with Mr. Fitzsimmons and nothing new happens for a while. A sense of despair is spreading and for a while the band seems to have lost some of the magic they once had. All is not well...

In the end of 1999 contact is regained as the Hives begin to receive letters from different parts of the world with fragments of songs. They quickly begin piecing these together into songs and a new album is planned...

"Veni, Vidi, Vicious!" Their sophomore effort for BHR; The Hives are out of their teens and out of their minds apparently as this record is already covered in praise by just about anyone who listens to it.

The sound of the hives is, like a velvet glove with brass knuckles, both brutal and sophisticated at the same time. Based on youth, energy, taste and a bag of tricks borrowed from 50´s rock and roll, 60´s garage rock, 70´s punk rock and new wave and everything after. All this is then molded into a sound that is approximately 100% the Hives. PUNKROCK MUSIC AVEC KABOOM
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Ahh... The Hives, dressed in black and white cardinals of cool and modern day purveyors of small town, big time punk rock.

The 2019 Swedish Scream Team!
Loud, brash and undeniably brilliant Swedish hard rock music groups and longtime friends and enemies, The Hives and Refused are going on a US tour with and against each other! The last time they toured was in a different millennia so who knows if or when it will happen again. Focus on this text: Buy tickets. Go to the show. Get involved. Feel good.
#thehives2019 Refused
Presale: Thursday, Nov 29 at 10:00am local until ...

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SPECIAL SHOW ALERT IN STOCKHOLM!
The Hives Play Debaser for Musikhjälpen DEC 13!
Tickets on sale Monday 10 am. Set your alarms!
#MH18

Biljettsläpp på Tickster måndagen den 26 november klockan 10.00. Pris 270 kr + serviceavgift 25 kr.
Biljetter: https://secure.tickster.com/Intro.aspx?ERC=NUGFDBKJ6AAT2J3

Åldersgräns: 18 år (13+ i sällskap av egen förälder eller vuxen av domstol utnämnd vårdnadshavare)

"The Hives som sedan många år tillhör landets allra bästa liveakter behöver kanske ingen närmare introduktion. De ...

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2019 looking good already! #staytuned

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Sales are on in the US & Euro stores. https://fanlink.to/TheHivesMerch
No code necessary in the Euro shop. #yourewelcome #tistheseason #blackfriday #cybermonday #andallthatjazz

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The Hives

The Hives

Ahh... The Hives... where do I begin...

In 1993, 5 adolescents in the small industrial town of Fagersta, Sweden each receive a letter with a ...

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Watch carefully 👀 #WHAT #ninjacam #vigpickflick #thedecisivemoment #thehives #hellyeah Come and get it 🎯#screamteam2019 Bit.ly/HivesTour2019 😮💪🏽🙌🏽

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This is happening! The inaugural Lollapalooza Stockholm 28-29 June 2019. On sale tomorrow: Wed December 5th 9AM CET https://www.lollastockholm.com/tickets/ #lollastockholm #thehives #thehives2019

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2ND SHOW ADDED! 30 AUGUST AT DALHALLA: THE HIVES // MANDO DIAO // THE SOUNDS
The show at Dalhalla sold out in record time!
Due to the overwhelming demand a 2nd show has been added on the 30th of August, 2019
Tickets on sale TODAY – Tues 4th of December at 11am.
https://www.nortic.se/dagny/event/20131?language=en

Konserten med The Hives, Mando Diao och The Sounds i Dalhalla den 31 augusti sålde slut på rekordtid!
Med anledning av detta ...

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The Hives // Mando Diao // The Sounds.
31 Aug 2019 / Dalhalla / Rättvik
Tickets on sale Dec 1 @ 12pm http://bit.ly/HivesDalhalla
#thehives #mandodiao #thesounds #swedishhalloffame #dalhalla #letsrock

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🔥PreSale is ON!🔥
Today Nov 29 10:00am until 10:00pm local time
The code is:: SCREAMTEAM
May 18 Philadelphia, PA- Franklin Music Hall http://bit.ly/HivesPhilly
May 20 Chicago IL- The Vic Theatre http://bit.ly/HivesChicago
May 21 St Louis MO The Pageant http://bit.ly/HivesStLouis
May 22 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall http://bit.ly/HivesLawrence
May 24 Denver CO - Gothic Theatre http://bit.ly/HivesDenver
May 25 Salt Lake City UT The Union Event Center ...

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Watch carefully 👀 #WHAT #ninjacam #vigpickflick #thedecisivemoment #thehives #hellyeah Come and get it 🎯#screamteam2019 Bit.ly/HivesTour2019 😮💪🏽🙌🏽

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This is happening! The inaugural Lollapalooza Stockholm 28-29 June 2019. On sale tomorrow: Wed December 5th 9AM CET https://www.lollastockholm.com/tickets/ #lollastockholm #thehives #thehives2019

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2ND SHOW ADDED! 30 AUGUST AT DALHALLA: THE HIVES // MANDO DIAO // THE SOUNDS
The show at Dalhalla sold out in record time!
Due to the overwhelming demand a 2nd show has been added on the 30th of August, 2019
Tickets on sale TODAY – Tues 4th of December at 11am.
https://www.nortic.se/dagny/event/20131?language=en

Konserten med The Hives, Mando Diao och The Sounds i Dalhalla den 31 augusti sålde slut på rekordtid!
Med anledning av detta ...

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The Hives // Mando Diao // The Sounds.
31 Aug 2019 / Dalhalla / Rättvik
Tickets on sale Dec 1 @ 12pm http://bit.ly/HivesDalhalla
#thehives #mandodiao #thesounds #swedishhalloffame #dalhalla #letsrock

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🔥PreSale is ON!🔥
Today Nov 29 10:00am until 10:00pm local time
The code is:: SCREAMTEAM
May 18 Philadelphia, PA- Franklin Music Hall http://bit.ly/HivesPhilly
May 20 Chicago IL- The Vic Theatre http://bit.ly/HivesChicago
May 21 St Louis MO The Pageant http://bit.ly/HivesStLouis
May 22 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall http://bit.ly/HivesLawrence
May 24 Denver CO - Gothic Theatre http://bit.ly/HivesDenver
May 25 Salt Lake City UT The Union Event Center ...

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The 2019 Swedish Scream Team!
Loud, brash and undeniably brilliant Swedish hard rock music groups and longtime friends and enemies, The Hives and Refused are going on a US tour with and against each other! The last time they toured was in a different millennia so who knows if or when it will happen again. Focus on this text: Buy tickets. Go to the show. Get involved. Feel good.
#thehives2019 Refused
Presale: Thursday, Nov 29 at 10:00am local until ...

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SPECIAL SHOW ALERT IN STOCKHOLM!
The Hives Play Debaser for Musikhjälpen DEC 13!
Tickets on sale Monday 10 am. Set your alarms!
#MH18

Biljettsläpp på Tickster måndagen den 26 november klockan 10.00. Pris 270 kr + serviceavgift 25 kr.
Biljetter: https://secure.tickster.com/Intro.aspx?ERC=NUGFDBKJ6AAT2J3

Åldersgräns: 18 år (13+ i sällskap av egen förälder eller vuxen av domstol utnämnd vårdnadshavare)

"The Hives som sedan många år tillhör landets allra bästa liveakter behöver kanske ingen närmare introduktion. De ...

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2019 looking good already! #staytuned

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Sales are on in the US & Euro stores. https://fanlink.to/TheHivesMerch
No code necessary in the Euro shop. #yourewelcome #tistheseason #blackfriday #cybermonday #andallthatjazz

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HPA in the crowd captured by #PatriciaMolina IG: @parazm. Our last show of the year in España at El Pelícano O Son do Camiño #acoruña #foreverHPA #thehives #elmejor💪🏽🙌🏽⚡️

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Happy Halloweeeeeeeen from The Hives 👻 https://t.co/pk8AGrxMxc

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