Nicholaus Arson

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The Hives member
Name Nicholaus Arson
Real name Niklas Almqvist
Born 26 January, 1977
Hometown Fagersta, Sweden
Plays Guitar

Nicholaus Arson is the older brother of Howlin' Pelle Almqvist.

Stage antics

Nicholaus Arson licking his microphone stand during the "Hate To Say I Told You So" breakdown.
Arson flossing his teeth with his guitar cord at Coachella 2012.

Arson is extremely active on stage and is known for his crazy stage antics.

Some of his known stage antics are:

  • Prolonged stares that last a little longer than the targeted audience member can handle.
  • Throwing his guitar over his shoulder and catching it as it swings back around.
  • Licking his microphone stand.
  • Crowd surfing, though the timing of this is highly unpredictable.
  • Throwing guitar plectrums at the crowd.
  • Licking his guitar plectrum and sticking it on someone's forehead.

He sometimes faints on stage due to rocking out in excess of the human ability.

Nicholaus Arson's hair

Arson's hair has a cult following amongst Hives fans, notably on Facebook where there is a page dedicated to his golden curls. For more please see: Nicholaus Arson's hair