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.

TFL and ATBS for ticketing professionals

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