Pretenders added to the Isle of Wight Festival

Pretenders have been added to the lineup of the U.K.’s Isle of Wight Festival, happening June 20-23 at Seaclose Park in Newport on the Isle of Wight.Chrissie Hynde and the band are set to headline the Big Top stage, joining a lineup that includes headliners Green Day, Pet Shop... Read More.

Pretenders extend club tour with three U.K. dates

Pretenders are bringing their club tour overseas.The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers just announced a trio of intimate shows in the U.K. They kick off at the Electric Ballroom in London on October 19, followed by an October 23 show at O2 Ritz Manchester... Read More.

On This Day: September 7, 1951: Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is born

On This Day, September 7, 1951… Christine Ellen Hynde, better known as future Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, was born in Akron, Ohio.Hynde formed the Pretenders in March of 1978 alongside James Honeyman-Scott, Pete Farndon and Martin Chambers and released their self-titled debut in 1979. They had their first real hit, “Brass in Pocket,”... Read More.

Pretenders open club tour in New York City

Pretenders are currently on the road opening for Guns N’ Roses on their stadium tour, but they are using their off days to get a little closer to their fans. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers just launched a new club tour at the Bowery Ballroom... Read More.

Pretenders share “A Love” from upcoming album, ‘Relentless’

Pretenders have shared yet another track from their upcoming album Relentless, which drops September 15. The latest is the single “A Love,” which frontwoman Chrissie Hynde describes as “the most traditionally Pretenders-sounding song on the album.”“I often see love/relationships almost in the same vein as drug addiction,” she says... Read More.

Pretenders announce intimate US club tour

Pretenders are set to open for Guns N' Roses on their stadium tour this summer, but if you’d rather see them in a smaller venue, you’re in luck.The band just announced a short set of intimate club dates that kick off August 16 at New York’s Bowery... Read More.