The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde has announced details of an upcoming 2022 UK tour. Find the full list of dates below and buy tickets here.
Following her performance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium earlier this month (September 3), Hynde will return to the UK in October for a series of concerts at smaller venues.
The short tour will start in Hebden Bridge at the Trades Club on October 12, before stopping in Edinburgh, Leeds, Stockton, Birmingham and Cardiff, where it will finish six days later.
“I’ll be able to play some of my favorite Pretenders songs at my favorite venues,” Hynde said in a statement. “I’ve been waiting a long time for this! See you there.”
Check out the full list of dates below and buy tickets here.
12 – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
13 – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
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14 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 – Stockton, Georgian Theatre
17 – Birmingham, Hare and Hound
18 – Cardiff, The Globe
The six-hour Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert featured an all-star cast, from Liam Gallagher to Mark Ronson to AC/DC’s Josh Homme and Brian Johnson, and commemorated the late Foo Fighters drummer, who died March 2022.
“Putting this all together over the past three months, we’ve met some amazing people,” Dave Grohl said afterward. “People I’ve never met before. One of them I was able to get up on stage with tonight and play bass with, Miss Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders, who I think is the worst sadness in the world. She’s a friend tonight , so everyone can welcome Miss Chrissie Hynde and our good friend Mr. Paul McCartney.”
Hynde and McCartney walked to the front of the stage, with The Beatles star carrying a bass. “God bless Taylor,” he said. “Chrissie and I are going to do a song here that I haven’t done since we recorded it 100 years ago. I’ve never done it as a duet, but we’re doing it tonight for the first time.” Assisted by Grohl and the Foo Fighters, the artists launched into a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Oh! Darling’. Omar Hakim, who played drums for David Bowie, joined the group on drums.
Read NME’s cover story on how the night unfolded here.