By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Punk-influenced, garage rock Swedish band The Hives are touring North America in support of their fifth studio release,...

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Punk-influenced, garage rock Swedish band The Hives are touring North America in support of their fifth studio release, “The Black and White Album,” their follow up to 2004’s “Tyrannosauraus Hives.” The group’s 14-date tour begins Feb. 19 in Los Angeles and wraps March 8 in Washing on, DC, with The Donnas supporting. From there, the quintet heads over to Europe and the UK for 21 shows, March 27-April. 20.

The Hives recently picked up a Grammi, the Swedish equivalent of the Grammys, for “best live act.”

The Hives are: Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist (vocals), Nicholaus Arson (guitar), Vigilante Carlstroem (guitar), Dr. Matt Destruction (bass) and Chris Dangerous (drums).

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The Hives tour:

February
19 CA Los Angeles, The Wiltern
20 CA San Francisco, The Fillmmore
21 OR Portland, Roseland Theater
22 BC Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
23 WA Seattle, Showbox SoDo
24 CO Denver, Ogden Theatre
28 MN Minneapolis, First Avenue
29 IL Chicago, Riviera Theater

March
1 OH Columbus, Newport Music Hall
2 OH Cleveland, Agora Theater
3 ON Toronto, Kool Haus
4 PQ Montreal, Club Soda
7 NY New York, Terminal 5
8 DC Washington, 9:30 Club

(The image accompanying this story is from Abc.net.au)