Pretenders New Album, Alone, Due This Fall

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Pretenders Alone LPWell, this is a pleasant surprise! On the heels of Tuesday’s (September 6) announcement that Stevie Nicks will be touring this fall with Pretenders on a 27-city North American tour, comes word that Pretenders are releasing a new album – Alone – their first in eight years. The recording arrives October 21 via BMG Rights Management U.K.; pre-order it here.

Frontwoman Chrissie Hynde – who turned 65 on September 7 – is said to have recorded the album in Nashville, TN. Alone was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The band’s previous album was 2008’s Break Up the Concrete though Hynde released a solo album in 2014, Stockholm, and her memoirs, Reckless, last year.

Related: More details on the new album

Hynde talked to BBC Radio’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on September 7 about the album and tour: “I’m excited to get back on the road with Martin Chambers, the original Pretenders drummer.” She shared that “the album took just two weeks to record and I did the vocals in two days.” She described the first single, “Holy Commotion,” as “kind of a dance track, I guess.” Click below to hear the two minute interview and a segment of the song.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for the “24 Karat Gold” tour before the general public beginning today (September 7) through Sunday, September 11, at 10:00 p.m.  Tickets for the general public go on sale beginning Monday, September 12, at here. Re-sale tickets are already available via our partners A full list of tour dates is below.

The Pretenders cross the bridge between punk, new wave and Top 40 pop music with hits like “Brass in Pocket (I’m Special),” “Back on the Chain Gang” and “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” The band has sold over 25 million albums. (A Best-Of is available here.)

Watch Pretenders Rock Hall induction from 2005

Nicks has had six Top 10 albums and eight Grammy nominations.  Her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault debuted at #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Charts.  (Album is available here.) As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks recently performed 122 sold-out shows around the world during 2014-2015.  Collectively as a solo artist and Fleetwood Mac band member, Nicks has sold over 140 million albums and won several Grammys.

24 Karat Gold Tour with Pretenders

Oct 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Arena
Oct 27 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Oct 29 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Oct 30 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Nov 02 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Nov 04 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Nov 06 – Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
Nov 07 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Nov 10 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov 12 –  Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Nov 14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov 19 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Nov 25 –  Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov 29 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Dec 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Dec 3 –  Chicago, IL – United Center
Dec 5 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec 6 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Dec 9 – Vancouver. BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Center
Dec 11 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Dec 13 –  Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Dec 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Dec 18 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum

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