Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist and his brothers in rock n’ roll destruction, The Hives, are headed down under to bring their blistering live show – often rated one of the best in the world  – to us, their unworthy fans. As we all know, super sexy Almqvist spends his time on stage telling the crowd that he’s busy being fantastic, but he might just be right! The band are set to continue their ongoing love affair with Australia as they return to play Splendour In The Grass and then a couple of exclusive side shows for lucky fans in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

While the world waits for a full length follow up to The Black And White Album, the band gave us the Tarred & Feathered EP to tide us over last year and as they come to save our souls this July, fans can hope to hear some new songs, and thanks to our friends at Secret Sounds, we’ve got a double pass to win for each show. Head over to to enter the competition and be sure to include your phone number, just in case Howlin’ Pelle himself wants to call you!

Mon 25 Jul 11 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre

Wed 27 Jul 11 Melbourne Festival Hall

Thu 28 Jul 11 Sydney Hordern Pavilion