The Hives Release New Track ‘Rigor Mortis Radio’

The Hives release sharp, swaggering new track, ‘Rigor Mortis Radio’, the third single from their upcoming album, ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzimmons’ – out August 11.

After tearing up stadiums across the UK with Arctic Monkeys, as well as a monumental Other Stage performance at Glastonbury Festival last month, The Hives release their brand new single ‘Rigor Mortis Radio’ – the third off their highly anticipated album, ‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’, which arrives August 11th via FUGA. 

An absolute stomper of a track, ‘Rigor Mortis Radio’ is a swaggering singalong constantly shifting gears. It follows the sublime previous singles ‘Bogus Operandi‘, and ‘Countdown To Shutdown‘. You can stream and download ‘Rigor Mortis Radio’ here, and watch the live visualiser below:

The Hives - Rigor Mortis Radio (Live Visualiser)

‘The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons’ will be available digitally, on CD, and on vinyl. A special limited edition glow in the dark gatefold vinyl with poster will be available exclusively via the band’s own webstore. 

Kicking off at Leeds Academy on March 27th next year, The Hives take their famously frenzied show to 12 cities across the UK and Ireland, culminating with a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on April 13th. Tickets are already flying, with over three quarters of the tour already sold out, but you can buy the remaining tickets here.

The Hives 2024 UK and Ireland Tour Dates are below:

March 2024
Wed 27th    Leeds, Leeds Academy
Thu 28th    Newcastle, City Hall
Fri 29th    Nottingham, Rock City
Sat 30th    Wolverhampton, The Halls

April 2024
Mon 1st    Glasgow, Barrowland
Tue 2nd    Bristol, Academy
Wed 3rd    Brighton, Brighton Dome
Fri 5th        Cardiff, Great Hall
Sat 6th    Manchester, Academy
Mon 8th    Dublin, Olympia
Wed 10th    Norwich, UEA
Sat 13th    London, Eventim Apollo

You can find out more about The Hives and their music online on their official websiteAmazon Music‎Apple MusicYouTubeSpotifyTwitterInstagram, and Facebook.


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