The Hives, a Swedish rock band from Fagersta, are best known for their effort of reviving garage rock in the early 2000s. And with a great deal of success! The album Veni Vidi Vicious, featuring their most popular anthem "Hate to Say I Told You So", gave them the opportunity to really break through. Nowadays there hasn’t been a festival without The Hives rocking the stage in their matching black-and-white suits. Which became a true trademark of the band.
We, as dedicated fans of The Hives, followed the band last May to Naples (Italy), were they played on the Monster Stage set up at the Vans Spring Classic event. Once more Monster Energy rocked this venue by placing a stage right next to it, where local Italian bands and none other than The Hives played their hearts out. Farmboy was lucky to be part of this off the hook event and took these official band photos: