- 15 Dec 20
The virtual tour will bring The Hives to New York, London, Sydney, Berlin, Stockholm and São Paulo next month without leaving Sweden.
Garage punk outfit The Hives have announced a virtual tour to take place from their native Sweden, with six unique shows taking place during the evening hours of the preferred city.
Dubbing the virtual jaunt the 'World’s First World Wide Web World Tour', the band will also receive audio messages in real-time from fans to make the shows feel like a "real gig".
The Hives will also take phone calls and allow audience members to vote on the setlists as well as taking extra steps to make the shows feel more regional.
“We will use crowd noise recorded in the very same city we are playing for,” the group said in a statement.
“The New York show will have real New Yorkians cheering and screaming in the background. The Sydney show will have actual Sydneyans, and Berlin bang-on bonafide Berlinus berlinus, and so forth.”
“No one has ever done it like this before,” the Hives said. “It’s a historical first and we hope many artists follow.”
In other Hives news, the group released Live at Third Man Records, a concert recording of the gig they played in the Blue Room of the label’s Music City headquarters.
The band teased the release with audio of “Hate to Say I Told You So.”
Tickets for the virtual tour are available via the band’s website.
The World’s First World Wide Web World Tour
January 21 Berlin 20:00 CET
January 22 London 8:00 p.m. GMT
January 23 New York 7:00 p.m. ET
January 28 Sydney 9:00 p.m. AEDT
January 29 São Paulo 20:00 BRT
January 30 Stockholm 20:00 CET