Maroon 5 touring with…the Hives?

    Today is all about the odd pairings. Feather-light pop band Maroon 5 have plucked up Swedish garage rockers the Hives as the opening band for their upcoming tour. Which means the Hives will be further delaying finishing up the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s Tyrannosaurus Hives. Here’s hoping some backstage beef flares up and Pelle Almqvist hits that smarmy Adam Levine character straight in the face. Do it for me, Pelle. Do it for all of us.
    Follow on after the jump for the dates.
    Maroon 5, The Hives Make Unlikely Touring Team (Billboard)
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    9/29 Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
    10/1 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    10/2 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
    10/4 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
    10/5 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
    10/7 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    10/8 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
    10/10 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    10/12 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
    10/13 Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
    10/15 Boston, MA – TD Bank North Garden
    10/16 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
    10/18 Columbia, SC – Colonial Center
    10/20 Sunrise, FL – Bank Atlantic Center
    10/21 St. Petersburg, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
    10/23 Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
    10/24 Duluth, GA – Gwinett Civic Center
    10/26 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
    10/27 Ft. Worth, TX – Convention Center
    10/29 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
    10/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Energy Solutions Arena
    11/2 Portland, OR – Memorial Coliseum
    11/3 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
    11/5 Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
    11/6 San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
    11/8 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
    11/9 San Diego, CA – Cox Arena
    11/10 Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl