Pelle Almqvist Of The Hives Announces New Streaming Concert Series

Pelle Almqvist, singer for The Hives, recently revealed that he’s feeling “slightly better” after contracting what he believes is the coronavirus. He also announced that the band will share previously unreleased concert footage as part of their new “Hivemanor Livemanor” series.

Almqvist announced the news in a video posted on Facebook, where he also gave an update on his condition:

“Well hello there Hives fans in coronatine quarantine worldwide. This is Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, currently myself in the last stages of the infection and feeling slightly better. Seeing as shows are getting postponed and canceled worldwide, we thought we’d bring you the next best thing: broadcast into the comfort of your very own home, the Hivemanor Livemanor concert series, where we give you shows we’ve done in the past since we can’t do any currently.”

He continued:

“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.”

Read his full statement here.

The first entry in the “Hivemanor Livemanor” series is their January 2009 show at The Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia featuring a mostly covers set. The band performs songs by The Rolling Stones, Misfits, Billie Holiday, and more.

Check out the full performance below.

The Hives currently have 2020 shows booked that haven’t been canceled yet. Find all their tour dates here.

 

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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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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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