Pretenders Delay New Album, Release 2nd Track

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Pretenders have announced their 11th studio album, Hate for Sale, will be delayed due to retail and shipment restrictions related to the Covid-19 virus. The new title, originally scheduled for May 1 via BMG, will now be released on July 17. In that March 24 announcement, the band also shared the release of the title cut, the second song they’ve issued from the upcoming LP. Listen to both tracks below.

The group still hopes to begin their extensive tour with Journey, which is still scheduled to begin on May 15.

“I think we all know that love affairs can take on the characteristics of drug addiction,” says Chrissie Hynde in the album’s original Mar. 17 press release. “’The Buzz’ is about that. Not mine, of course–I’m never obsessive never obsessive never obsessive.”

Produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), Hate for Sale features 10 new songs written by Hynde and Pretenders guitarist James Walbourne, their first full-length songwriting collaboration to date. Furthermore, the album, which follows 2016’s Alone, marks the first Pretenders album to feature the band’s longtime touring line-up of Hynde, Walbourne, bassist Nick Wilkinson and founding drummer Martin Chambers.

Listen to the first release, “The Buzz”

The Pretenders will celebrate Hate for Sale with a North American tour alongside Journey, with dates beginning May 15 and continuing into mid-September. In addition, the band, which recently toured alongside Stevie Nicks and supported Fleetwood Mac at their 2019 two-night-stand at London’s Wembley Stadium, will also make a special festival appearance, serving as direct support to Pearl Jam at the upcoming Ohana Festival 2020, curated by Eddie Vedder and Kelly Slater and set for September 27 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA.

Listen to the title track from Hate For Sale

Related: Our Album Rewind review of the Pretenders’ debut album

Pretenders 2020 North American Tour (Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and here)

MAY
15 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
16 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
18 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
20 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
21 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
23 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum
24 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
26 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
27 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
29 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

JUNE
1 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
2 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
4 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
6 – East Troy, MI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
9 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
20 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
22 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
24 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
26 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
27 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
29 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
30 – Cuyahoga Falls OH – Blossom Music Center

JULY
2 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer® Center
3 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
11 – Burgettstown, PA- KeyBank Pavilion
13 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
14 – Quebec City, PQ – Videotron Center
17 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
18 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
29 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

AUGUST
1 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
2 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
4 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
5 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
7 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
8 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
13 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
21 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
22 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
24 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
26 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf
27 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
29 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

SEPTEMBER
2 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
3 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
5 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
12 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
27 – Dana Point, CA – OHANA Festival 2020

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours

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