Frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist would like you to believe this was all part of the plan from Day One, but the truth is a little more complicated. "As a kid, I used to have this feeling that you shouldn't be in a band for more than three records",Almqvist says with a laugh. "I didn't think any band had made more than three good records consecutively, but I've changed my mind now."
With its singular blend of punk snarl, brash bravado, and absurd humor, 'Barely Legal'served ast he perfect introduction to the intoxicating rush of blood to the head that is The Hives (Almqvist on vocals, Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem on guitars, Dr. Matt Destruction on bass, and Chris Dangerous on drums). But it wasn't until theyreleased their masterful 2000 follow-up, 'Veni Vidi Vicious,' that the band trulyexploded around the world. On the strength of hits like "Hate To Say I Told You Say" and "Main Offender," the album went Gold in Sweden and catapulted The Hives to the forefront of the international garage rock revival alongside peers like The Strokes and The White Stripes. Rolling Stone would go on to name 'Veni Vidi Vicious' one of the Top 100 Albums of the Decade, and its UK companion (a compilation album featuring tracks from their early EPs and first two LPs entitled 'Your New Favourite Band') cracked the Top 10 and ultimately went Platinum.
It's not possible to buy tickets to a specific concert, instead you buy an entrance ticket to the park itself, or our season card Gröna Kortet that you can use every day during the summer to gain access to the park. Tickets bought beforehand does not guarantee you entrance to the park - we recommend being here on time before the concert.
Online tickets are only sold through Gröna Lunds own website. In Stockholm it's also possible to buy Gröna Kortet at Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven.
Gröna Kortet costs 310 kr and allows you to gain access to the park every day during the summer season. On days with concerts admittance costs 130 kr before 6 PM. After that the price is 310 kr and Gröna Kortet is included.