Hives add non-Maroon 5 related dates

    Hated the idea of having to catch the Hives opening up for Maroon 5, standing amidst a sea of teen girls swooning for Adam Levine? Yeah, that sounds hellish. Well rest assured you won’t be forced to go through that, as the Hives have added shows in which they’ll be headlining, with Maroon 5 nowhere in sight.
    Still no word on a release date for the Hives’ next album, The Black and White Album, which they’ve been working on in many different locales with many different folks, including Jacknife Lee and Pharrell Williams. So looks like for now you’ll have to catch the band live to hear any of its new material. Follow on after the jump for where to do just that, again with the big plus of not having to be embarrassed by your ticket also having “Maroon 5” printed on it.
    In related news, this guy is not that Adam Levine. [more:]
    9/30 Chicago, IL – Smart Bar
    10/3 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
    10/9 New York, NY – Webster Hall
    10/14 Boston, MA – Middle East
    10/17 Washington, DC – Black Cat
    10/19 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s
    10/25 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
    11/1 Seattle, WA – Showbox
    11/7 Los Angeles, CA – Avalon