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The Hives unveils plans of first ever ‘no travel world tour’

Swedish rock band The Hives has detailed plans of its virtual world tour, which will see the band play several online performances at different times across several dates in January.

‘The World’s First World Wide Web World Tour’, which will take place between January 21-30, will allow fans to send audio messages that will be played for The Hives in the room in real-time, and they will also be accepting telephone calls.

The band said in a statement: “First there was no-knead bread, then came no-wrinkle shirts, and now we witness the birth of the No Travel World Tour!!!

“We will play live shows for specific cities, even if it means we play at 6am or some other totally bullshit time for a rock ‘n’ roller. (We’re looking at you, Australia.) All this from a hermetically sealed, virus-safe bunker in Sweden.

“The only thing missing is the most important thing: You, the crowd.”


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The Hives will play for fans in Berlin, London, New York, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Stockholm at varying times from their “virus-safe bunker in Sweden.”

Fans will be able to vote on a selection of songs that the band will include in the set and will use crowd noise recorded in the same city they are playing for.

It said: “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.”

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