The Hives decided to provide some entertainment to their fans who are stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Swedish rockers recently announced on social media that they will start sharing some exclusive live shows from their vault in the upcoming weeks.
The Hives’ frontman Pelle Almqvist addressed the fans via video in which he revealed that he is currently recovering from what he thinks could be “COVID-19 infection.”
“Like us, a lot of you are now home with extra time on your hands,” – Almqvist continued. “And since shows are being postponed or canceled – like us, you may be missing the live rock show experience.”
According to Almqvist, the band has “quite a few shows saved in the vault” and will now share them with the fans.
The first show The Hives put up is their gig in Sydney’s The Metro, which took place back in 2009. The set was comprised mostly out of covers, with the group playing classics like Misfits’ “Hollywood Babylon,” The Rolling Stones’ “Beast of Burden,” and Billie Holiday’s “Stormy Weather.” They wrapped up the show with their 2007’s hit “Tick Tick Boom.”
Watch The Hives at Metro in full below.
The Hives have been touring extensively in recent years, but haven’t followed that up with new albums. Their latest release, Lex Hives, came in 2012, although they released a new single “I’m Alive” last year.