The Hives Frontman Feels ‘Slightly Better’ After A Week Battle With What He Thinks to Be COVID-19
Pelle Almqvist claims to be in recovery as he introduces a new virtual concert initiative to keep fans entertained while self-isolating amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
- Apr 1, 2020
AceShowbiz – The Hives rocker Pelle Almqvist has joined the long list of rockers battling COVID-19.
The Swedish singer revealed he is in recovery while posting a video to fans online on Tuesday, March 31.
Wearing a dressing gown and sitting by a roaring fire, he explained he is “at the end of week one of what I think is COVID-19 infection”, and “feeling slightly better”.
He then introduced a new virtual concert initiative, telling devotees, “Like us, a lot of you are now home with extra time on your hands, and since shows are being postponed or cancelled…, you may be missing the live rock show experience. We have quite a few shows saved in the vault.”
The band plans to post the footage online as the global coronavirus pandemic continues.
“I suggest using large speakers and turning up so you can slam dance around your home, and thereby get your daily exercise, but headphones work too,” he said. “Please no tiny computer speakers.”
Hivemanor Livemanor’s first instalment, which was uploaded to Instagram on Tuesday, is the band’s 2009 Metro Theatre all-covers gig in Sydney, Australia.
The Hives aren’t the only rockers posting old concerts online to keep self-isolating fans entertained – Metallica launched Metallica Mondays in mid-March, offering up classic concerts in full once a week.
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