The Hives To Release New Album “The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons” In August

The Hives will be releasing a new album, titled “The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons,” on August 11. A video for the effort’s first single, “Bogus Operandi,” can be found below:

“The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons” Track Listing:

01. “Bogus Operandi”
02. “Trapdoor Solution”
03. “Countdown To Shutdown”
04. “Rigor Mortis Radio”
05. “Stick Up”
06. “Smoke & Mirrors”
07. “Crash Into The Weekend”
08. “Two Kinds Of Trouble”
09. “The Way The Story Goes”
10. “The Bomb”
11. “What Did I Ever Do To You?”
12. “Step Out Of The Way”

The following was said about the album in a press release:

“[The title references The Hives’] founder, mentor and songwriter, the perpetual limelight-shunning Randy Fitzsimmons. Following the recent discovery of a hidden away obituary and cryptic poem in the local paper of the Northern Vastmanland town where The Hives are from, the band members were led to Fitzsimmons’ tombstone. Upon digging the freshly interred ground, the band found not a body but instead several tapes, suits, and a piece of paper bearing the words ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’ typed up as if a title. Whether a hoax or Fitzsimmons’ opening gambit, remains to be seen. The uncovered tapes included the demos that would become the twelve new songs on ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons.’”

Frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist added:

“There’s no maturity or anything like that bullshit, because who the fuck wants mature rock’n’roll? That’s always where people go wrong, I feel. ‘It’s like rock’n’roll but adult,’ nobody wants that! That’s literally taking the good shit out of it. Rock’n’roll can’t grow up, it is a perpetual teenager and this album feels exactly like that, which it’s all down to our excitement — and you can’t fake that shit.”

Tour Dates:

05/09 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
05/11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
05/16 New York, NY – Racket NYC
05/27 Leeds, UK – Temple Newsam (with Arctic Monkeys)
05/29 Bristol, UK – Ashton Gate (with Arctic Monkeys)
05/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece (with Rough Trade)
05/31 Coventry, UK – Ricoh Arena (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/02 Manchester, UK – Old Trafford Cricket Ground (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/03 Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/05 Middlesbrough, UK – Middlesbrough Fc (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/06 London, UK – Pryzm W/ Banquet Records
06/07 Norwich, UK – Carrow Road Stadium (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/09 Sheffield, UK – Hillsborough Park (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/10 Sheffield, UK – Hillsborough Park (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/12 Swansea, UK – Liberty Stadium (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/13 London, UK – The Garage
06/14 Southampton, UK – The Ageas Bowl (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/16 London, UK – Emirates Stadium (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/17 London, UK – Emirates Stadium (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/18 London, UK – Emirates Stadium (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/20 Dublin, IRE – Marlay Park (with Arctic Monkeys)
06/22 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Room (with Rough Trade)
06/25 Glasgow, UK – Bellahousten Park (with Arctic Monkeys)
07/15 Milano, ITA – Ippodromo Del Galoppo Di San Siro
07/16 Roma, ITA – Ippodromo Capannelle (with Arctic Monkeys)
07/18 Athens, GRE – Water Square (with Arctic Monkeys)
07/19 Athens, GRE – Plateia Nerou (with Arctic Monkeys)
08/04 Göteborg, SWE – Banana Pier
08/05 Malmö, SWE – Mölleplatsen
08/18 Rättvik, SWE – Dalhalla
08/19 Rättvik, SWE – Dalhalla
08/25 Vången, NOR – Vangen Festivalen
08/26 Tønsberg, NOR – Foynhagen

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