The Hives group seeks to “franchise” itself to be present everywhere and all the time.
Does the suit suit you well? Do you own a Rickenbacker? You have a vague Swedish accent that sounds good when you shout “ Hate to Say I Told You So » ? If so, you and your music group could become a Hives franchisee.
“ We have reached a point where the Hives can no longer meet the public’s demand for concertssaid the group in a press release. It’s there that you intervene. Help us create a world where the Hives play in every city, all the time. Let’s do business together and rock & roll. »
Those interested can visit the group’s website and sign up to receive franchise-related messages.
Whatever we think, it’s an opportunity to get on stage and sing the music of the Hives. And the good news for American franchisees is that there won’t be any competition from the real Hives until next summer, when they embark on a mini-stadium tour to support the Foo Fighters. (And again, they’ll only play 45 minutes at most, whereas the Hives franchisees could play their six half-hour albums straight and make a lot of money).
The most ambitious franchisees might even tour Sweden, where the Hives continue to rank their albums in the Top 10. Their latest album, The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons, rose to No. 1 when it was released in August , although it did not chart on the Billboard 200 in the United States.