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.”

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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 29 Albany, NY The Palace Theatre
January 30 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
January 31 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata-Music Box
February 2 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
February 4 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
February 5 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
February 6 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
February 7 Ledyard, CT Fox Theatre
February 9 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
February 10 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
February 11 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
February 13 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
February 14 Akron, OH Akron Civic Center Theatre
February 15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
February 17 – 18 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theatre
February 20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
February 21 Kansas City, MO Ameristar Casino
February 22 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
February 24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
February 25 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
February 27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
February 28 Houston, TX House Of Blues
March 1 Austin, TX Stubb’s
March 4 Phoenix, AZ The Dodge Theater
March 5 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
March 6 Pala, CA Pala Casino-Cabaret Room
March 7 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
March 8 Anaheim, CA The Grove
March 10 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
March 13 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
March 14 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Casino