24 November 2008
The Hives have new dates booked in Australia. Here is what we have so far:
29 December 2008
30 December 2008
The Falls Festival
31 December 2008
Marion Bay, Australia
The Falls Festival
2 January 2009
6 January 2009
The Metro Theatre
7 January 2009
Sunset Sounds Festival
Check under GIGS for updates.
17 November 2008
The Hives & Cyndi Lauper in 'A Christmas Duel'
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Check out This! for a sneak peek.
So... the five royal Princes of Hives Nation have teamed up with the Queen of Queens from Queens, Cyndi Lauper, to record the best holiday song this side of White Christmas (oků maybe Silver and Gold as well). The Hives and Cyndi Lauper In A Christmas Duel will be released via The Orchard on December 1st in the UK and one day later on December 2nd in the US. As an early present to fans who have found themselves being particularly awesome this past year, the single will be exclusively available for free download via the band's website throughout Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th.
While some would expect one of those warm-your-toes-by-the-fire-while-snuggling-up-to-your-
loved-one-between-sips-of-hot-cocoa-and- smooches-under-the-mistletoe type of songs, The Hives and Cyndi Lauper offer more of a unique take for this holiday season. Let's just say that the pair get a little scrappy. It also features a piano. Yay.
The Hives explained, "It may sound weird and come as a surprise to some, but we had to. It came to us. It landed in our lap and was way too good to shake or toss. We knew we had to record it. A sign if you will." Cyndi Lauper offered "this goes to show even rat sideswipers can have a good Xmas too."
So there you have it. The Hives and Cyndi Lauper bring you A Christmas Duel, wrapped in a box with a huge black and white bow atop.
7 November 2008
The Hives have donated a signed guitar to Rock For Kids, a Chicago
charity that raises money to provide music education to children who
wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise.
The item (Vigilantes hot smashed up broken guitar) will be auctioned off on December 5th, 2008 at the Park West.
For tickets, or to place a proxy bid online, visit Rock For Kids.
also sign up for
Rock For Kids mailing list or make a donation.
Give the dollars to the kids!
All the best