The Pretenders are going to tour next year. Chrissie Hynde says, "Suffering here being off the road. Going to try to map out some touring for next year soon.”
She added, "More UK and Europe. We’ve spent most of our touring life in the States…. never even been to Poland! It’s been years since we’ve been to France and Spain and Germany and Italy and Scandinavia, Holland. Belgium... One of the reasons we got in a band was to see the world. Stick to the plan!
Hynde also said, "And we have a new album coming out, Relentless. For some reason, which I don’t quite understand, it takes ages to get an album out these days (waiting for vinyl factories). I’m not even sure if we have a record deal. I’ll have to ask my management if I remember. But no point waiting around for a new record before we hit the road...”
She added, "We’re going to have to go into bigger venues or else it’s straight to the poor house. As long as we break even I’ll be happy. I’ve never liked arenas and I loathe stadiums as I’ve said many times. Stadiums are for sports. 2000 capacity is optimus!I’m not sure if Optimus is a word but you get my drift."
The first tour dates will be in February during Independent Venues Week -- starting in Manchester on February 5th with stops in Newcastle, London, Brighton and Bristol.
The Pretenders' last album was Hate for Sale back in 2020.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]