The Pretenders Adding Headline Gigs

This is the real deal! The Pretenders already had a tour with Stevie Nicks starting in October, and now the veteran rock act has added solo headline dates to its routing.

The run with Nicks starts Oct. 25 at  in Phoenix, and ends in Dec. 18 at  in Inglewood, Calif. That tour moves around the country touching every region.

The Pretenders, led by iconic frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, will now also be playing five new headline dates in between those shows with Nicks. The new plan includes  in North Carolina and  in Portland, as well as .

The band has been around for over 30 years and the membership of the group has been changing since the deaths of founding guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and founding bassist Pete Farndon, but the mainstay has been Hynde.

The upcoming album, Alone, drops Oct. 21. It was recorded in the Nashville studio of Dan Auerbach from , who also plays on the album, along with a slew of other industry vets. Hynde says of the project: “This record is what I love most – real people playing real music.”

The Pretenders is no stranger to changing up its sound, as the group started with heavy punk rock influences but got very good at incorporating ‘80s synth-pop stylings. The latest single, “Holy Commotion,” shows that Hynde’s vision is very capable of keeping up with the times.

Check out the new video for the song:

The full routing is listed below, with new headline dates in bold:

Oct. 25 – Phoenix, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort Arena      
Oct. 27 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Oct. 29 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Oct. 30 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Oct. 31 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Nov. 2 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
Nov. 4 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
Nov. 6 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Nov. 7 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 10 – Charlotte, N.C., Spectrum Center
Nov. 12 – Columbia, S.C., Colonial Life Arena
Nov. 13 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov. 14 – Washington, DC, Verizon Center
Nov. 15 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Nov. 17 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Nov. 19 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov. 20 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 23 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Nov. 25 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan *Arena
Nov. 26 – Akron, Ohio, E.J. Thomas Hall
Nov. 27 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Nov. 29 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Dec. 1 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 3 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Dec. 5 – Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 6 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Dec. 9 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Dec. 11 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Dec. 12 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Dec. 13 – Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center
Dec. 14 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
Dec. 17 – Las Vegas, Nev., Monte Carlo Resort & Casino Park Theater
Dec. 18 – Inglewood, Calif., Forum

Tickets to the headline gigs are going on sale Sept. 30. You can learn more about the band and its music at