The Pretenders have announced another leg of North American tour dates this year to support their latest studio release. The rock veterans, led by frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, hit the national circuit on August 4-5 at Casino Rama Entertainment Centre in Rama, ON, and continue through a September 4 performance at The Show at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage, CA.
The band will hit 21 cities during its four-week late summer trek. Itinerary highlights include performances on August 10 at Central park SummerStage in New York, NY; August 14 at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC; August 18 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL; August 26 at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver, BC; and September 3 at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
The Pretenders have tapped two powerful female rockers for support this summer. Actress-turned-rocker Juliette Lewis will perform on all dates from August 7 through September 3, except the August 29 concert in Saratoga, CA. Bluesy singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, better known by her stage name Cat Power, will also join the lineup from August 8 through September 3, though she won’t appear at the August 15 performance in Harrisburg, PA.
Tickets for select dates of the North American tour are already on sale. The next rounds of public onsales pick up on June 11 in Canada and June 12 in the U.S. through Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
The Pretenders are continuing to tour begin their ninth studio album, “Break Up the Concrete,” which hit stores in October 2008. The effort, a follow-up to 2002’s “Loose Screw,” peaked on the Billboard 200 at No. 32 and climbed to the No. 2 position on the magazine’s Top Independent Albums chart.
Hynde and her classic crew launched the first leg of their North American tour on January 29 at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY, wrapping after more than 30 dates on March 14 at Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, NV. The band is about to continue its touring efforts in Europe with 25 gigs lined up from June 12 at Where The Action Is in Stockholm, SWE, through July 17 at Latitude Festival in Suffolk, ENG.
The Pretenders itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|August 4 – 5||Rama, ON||Casino Rama Entertainment Centre|
|August 7||Wallingford, CT||Chevrolet Theatre|
|August 8||Hampton Beach, NH||Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom|
|August 9||Asbury Park, NJ||Stone Pony|
|August 10||New York, NY||Central Park SummerStage|
|August 12||Boston, MA||Bank Of America Pavilion|
|August 13||Upper Darby, PA||Tower Theatre|
|August 14||Washington, DC||Warner Theatre|
|August 15||Harrisburg, PA||The Forum Auditorium|
|August 16||Columbus, OH||Lifestyle Communities Pavilion|
|August 18||Chicago, IL||Aragon Ballroom|
|August 20||Council Bluffs, IA||Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove|
|August 22||Denver, CO||Denver Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre|
|August 23||Salt Lake City, UT||Red Butte Garden|
|August 25||Troutdale, OR||McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater|
|August 26||Vancouver, BC||Malkin Bowl|
|August 27||Redmond, WA||Marymoor Amphitheatre|
|August 29||Saratoga, CA||The Mountain Winery|
|September 1||Pala, CA||Pala Casino Resort And Spa|
|September 3||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|September 4||Rancho Mirage, CA||The Show @ Agua Caliente|