The Hives to release films of past live shows for free

Tiding fans over throughout the lockdown period.

The Hives have announced that they will post films of their past live shows online for fans who are unable to attend any gigs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Frontman Per ‘Pelle’ Almqvist announced the initiative on Facebook, revealing that he himself was recovering from what he suspected to be COVID-19. He said that he’s “at the end of week one of what I think is Covid-19 infection” but is “feeling slightly better.” The statement about the shows went on to note that a lot of music fans are stuck at home and “since shows are being postponed or cancelled – like us, you may be missing the live rock show experience.”

HIVEMANOR LIVEMANOR: The Metro Theatre in Sydney, AUS – 5 January 2009

Hello Hives Fans in varying stages of Coronatine Quarantine worldwide.Welcome to The Hivemanor Livemanor. This is Howlin’ Pelle of The Hives. I am at the end of week one of what I think is Covid-19 infection. Feeling slightly better. Like us, a lot of you are now home with extra time on your hands. And since shows are being postponed or cancelled – like us, you may be missing the live rock show experience. Luckily, we have quite a few shows saved in the vault! We will start releasing them here on the worldwide web for free so you have something to watch while in Coronatine. I suggest using large speakers and turning up so you can slam dance around your home, and thereby get your daily exercise, but headphones work too. Please no tiny computer speakers. First up is a show we did some years ago in Australia. It’s an all covers show so it will feature a bunch of shit you have never heard us play, and that we have not played at any other shows. Super exclusive shit indeed. Unless you were there, which statistically most of you could not have been. It was in Sydney at the Metro Theatre. I watched it afterwards and gave myself goosebumps. Hope you get some too. We will be reporting back soon with another show. I think it will be a French one from The Black and White Album tour. Love you all. Stay in, stay well, and wash your hands.The Hives HIVEMANOR LIVEMANOR: Metro Theatre in Sydney, AUS – 5 January 2009Covers show made possible by our friends at VICE and MoshcamWATCH HERE: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-Z5kpclafp/?igshid=r76rwubanfaw1. Born to Cry (Dion and The Belmonts cover)2. Early Morning Wake Up Call (Flash and the Pan cover)3. Nasty Secretary (Joy Rider and Avis Davis cover)4. Hollywood Babylon (Misfits cover)5. Beast of Burden (The Rolling Stones cover)6. Lost and Found (The Saints cover)7. Little Lil (Mel Dorsey cover)8. Stormy Weather (Billie Holiday cover) 9. (Gotta Get Some Action) Now! (The Hellacopters cover)10. Stop and Think It Over (Compulsive Gamblers cover) 11. Tick Tick Boom#thehives #hivemanorlivemanor #thehivesaustralia #coronatine #stayhome

Posted by The Hives on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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The first show announced was a 2009 show from Australia, which the band described as “an all covers show so it will feature a bunch of shit you have never heard us play, and that we have not played at any other shows. Super exclusive shit indeed. Unless you were there, which statistically most of you could not have been.”

Take a look at the full gig on IGTV below:

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Hello Hives Fans in varying stages of Coronatine Quarantine worldwide. Welcome to The Hivemanor Livemanor. This is Howlin’ Pelle of The Hives. I am at the end of week one of what I think is Covid-19 infection. Feeling slightly better. Like us, a lot of you are now home with extra time on your hands. And since shows are being postponed or cancelled – like us, you may be missing the live rock show experience. Luckily, we have quite a few shows saved in the vault! We will start releasing them here on the worldwide web for free so you have something to watch while in Coronatine. I suggest using large speakers and turning up so you can slam dance around your home, and thereby get your daily exercise, but headphones work too. Please no tiny computer speakers. First up is a show we did some years ago in Australia. It’s an all covers show so it will feature a bunch of shit you have never heard us play, and that we have not played at any other shows. Super exclusive shit indeed. Unless you were there, which statistically most of you could not have been. It was in Sydney at the Metro Theatre. I watched it afterwards and gave myself goosebumps. Hope you get some too. We will be reporting back soon with another show. I think it will be a French one from The Black and White Album tour. Love you all.  Stay in, stay well, and wash your hands. The Hives HIVEMANOR LIVEMANOR: Metro Theatre in Sydney, AUS – 5 January 2009 Covers show made possible by our friends at @vice and @moshcam_pics 1. Born to Cry (Dion and The Belmonts cover) 2. Early Morning Wake Up Call (Flash and the Pan cover) 3. Nasty Secretary (Joy Rider and Avis Davis cover) 4. Hollywood Babylon (Misfits cover) 5. Beast of Burden (The Rolling Stones cover) 6. Lost and Found (The Saints cover) 7. Little Lil (Mel Dorsey cover) 8. Stormy Weather (Billie Holiday cover)  9. (Gotta Get Some Action) Now! (The Hellacopters cover) 10. Stop and Think It Over (Compulsive Gamblers cover)  11. Tick Tick Boom #thehives #hivemanorlivemanor #thehivesaustralia #coronatine #stayhome

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The statement concluded with a tease of more live shows: “we will be reporting back soon with another show. I think it will be a French one from The Black and White Album tour.”

For more live streams and vault concerts from other artists, take a look at our rundown.

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