Frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is taking the Pretenders out on the road in 2009 for a solo run across the United States. The trek kicks...

Frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is taking the Pretenders out on the road in 2009 for a solo run across the United States. The trek kicks off January 29 at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY, and runs through a March 14 concert at Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, NV.

During the 31-date coast-to-coast jaunt, the rockers will stop in the Northeast for a January 30 concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY, a February 2 show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and a February 6 gig at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. As the band moves west, they will perform a February 17-18 run at Northern Lights Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, a March 1 show at Stubb’s in Austin, TX, and a March 10 concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.

“We’ll probably be touring most of the year, I think; that’s what we’re hoping for, at least,” Hynde said in a mid-November interview with Billboard. “Even to me it sounds like, ‘Why would I want to get on a tour coach and sleep in a bunk with a bunch of guys?’, but that’s where we feel comfortable.”

Despite feeling comfortable on the road, Hynde also noted that she doesn’t necessarily see the Pretenders lingering on for many more years. “I can’t think it would be much longer. Thirty years seems like already wearing out your welcome in rock ‘n’ roll,” she commented, adding, “But I have no plans, one way or the other.”

The British rockers and their iconic Akron, OH-based leader are supporting their ninth studio album and first record in six years, “Break Up the Concrete,” which hit stores on October 7 in the U.S. The Pretenders released several editions of the album, including an iTunes exclusive with bonus tracks.

Peaking at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, “Concrete” also featured Jim Keltner standing in for regular drummer Martin Chambers. “I wanted a different groove on this album, and Martin had no problem letting Jim take over for the project,” Hynde explained on the band’s Web site.

However, Chambers will join Hynde as part of band’s touring lineup for the winter 2009 jaunt, along with James Walbourne (lead guitar), Eric Heywood (pedal steel), and Nick Wilkinson (bass guitar).

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Pretenders itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

January 29Albany, NYThe Palace Theatre
January 30New York, NYRoseland Ballroom
January 31Atlantic City, NJBorgata-Music Box
February 2Washington, DC9:30 Club
February 4Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
February 5Jim Thorpe, PAPenn’s Peak
February 6Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
February 7Ledyard, CTFox Theatre
February 9Ann Arbor, MIMichigan Theater
February 10Cleveland, OHHouse Of Blues
February 11Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre
February 13Cincinnati, OHTaft Theatre
February 14Akron, OHAkron Civic Center Theatre
February 15Chicago, ILRiviera Theater
February 17 – 18Milwaukee, WINorthern Lights Theatre
February 20Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
February 21Kansas City, MOAmeristar Casino
February 22Tulsa, OKBrady Theater
February 24Denver, COParamount Theatre
February 25Aspen, COBelly Up Aspen
February 27Dallas, TXHouse Of Blues
February 28Houston, TXHouse Of Blues
March 1Austin, TXStubb’s
March 4Phoenix, AZThe Dodge Theater
March 5San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
March 6Pala, CAPala Casino-Cabaret Room
March 7Las Vegas, NVHouse Of Blues
March 8Anaheim, CAThe Grove
March 10Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
March 13San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
March 14Reno, NVSilver Legacy Casino