The Hives release two singles, “Trapdoor Solution” and “The Bomb” that come off their highly anticipated album and their first in over a decade, The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons that arrives via word-leading music distributor FUGA on August 11th. Listen to both tracks HERE.

Coming in at just over a minute long, “Trapdoor Solution” is a frenetic, hair-raising guitar-thrashing track while “The Bomb” is a stomping, caustic head-banger reminiscent of their early 00s work. The double release follows “Rigor Mortis Radio, “Countdown To Shutdown” and “Bogus Operandi” which earned wide critical acclaim.

The band recently returned to Glastonbury for a blow-out set that CLASH praised as “a terrific performance that blended comedy, rock ‘n’ roll, and fine tailoring” while The Guardian lauded the show, hailing its “rambunctiousness.” 

The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons will be available digitally, on CD, and on vinyl. A special limited edition glow in the dark gatefold vinyl with poster will be available exclusively via the band’s own webstore. 

​​In the twenty-five years since The Hives exploded around the world, they have sold out stadiums and shared stages with everyone from AC/DC to The Rolling Stones. SPIN calls The Hives “the best live band on the planet” and Howlin’ Pelle “the greatest frontman in rock,” and the BBC dubbed the band “a force of nature.” Rolling Stone named Veni Vidi Vicious one of the Top 100 Albums of the decade and “Hate To Say I Told You So” earned a spot on Pitchfork’s Top 500 Songs of the 2000’s. They have sold millions of albums world-wide with multiple RIAA Gold-certifications. In the time since Lex Hives, the band has released 2019’s double A-side “I’m Alive”/”Good Samaritan” as well as a live album via Third Man Records, and embarked on a series of global tours. The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons marks a true renaissance.

Kicking off at Leeds Academy on March 27th next year, The Hives take their famously frenzied show to 12 cities across the UK and Ireland, culminating with a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on April 13th. Tickets are already flying, with over three quarters of the tour already sold out. 

The band will perform a matinee and late show at Banquet Records in Kingston in August, as well as four signing across the country. Tickets for all shows available HERE.

Thu 10th    Glasgow, Assai Records        SIGNING
Sat 12th    Kingston, Banquet Records        MATINEE + LATE SHOW (SOLD OUT)
Sun 13th    Bristol, Rough Trade            SIGNING
Mon 14th    Liverpool, Jacaranda        SIGNING
Tue 15th    Nottingham, Rough Trade        SIGNING

March 2024
Wed 27th    Leeds, Leeds Academy
Thu 28th    Newcastle, City Hall
Fri 29th    Nottingham, Rock City
Sat 30th    Wolverhampton, The Halls

April 2024
Mon 1st    Glasgow, Barrowland
Tue 2nd    Bristol, Academy
Wed 3rd    Brighton, Brighton Dome
Fri 5th        Cardiff, Great Hall
Sat 6th    Manchester, Academy
Mon 8th    Dublin, Olympia
Wed 10th    Norwich, UEA
Sat 13th    London, Eventim Apollo
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