Pretenders Set Tours With Phil Collins, Simple Minds

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A rejuvenated Pretenders, following dozens of 2016-17 dates with Stevie Nicks and Blondie, and a recent studio album, Alone, have booked 2018 tours with Phil Collins and Simple Minds.

In addition, today (Jan. 23), the group added a handful of U.S. dates. Pre-sale tickets go on sale here with code: ALONEINTHEUS (See their full 2018 schedule below.)

On Dec. 4, Collins announced that Pretenders, led as always by Chrissie Hynde, would be joining him on many of his (mostly) South American stadium tour. The month-long trek beginS on Feb. 22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and continue through Mar. 23 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The U.K. dates with Simple Minds, Grandslam 2018, mark the first time since Live Aid that the two bands will share the same stage. The tour also features Scottish singer-songwriter K.T. Tunstall. Simple Minds fanclub tickets are available now here and here.

Simple Minds, formed in Scotland in 1977, have enjoyed an astounding 21 Top 20 U.K. singles. Their biggest U.S. hits were “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (#1) and “Alive and Kicking” (#3), both in 1985. Their next album, Walk Between Worlds, is being released on Feb. 2.

Pretenders earned six U.K. Top 10 singles, including the 1979 #1 hit, “Brass in Pocket.” Their biggest U.S. single was 1982’s “Back on the Chain Gang.”

Related: Pretenders’ 2005 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On Friday, Dec. 9, Hynde joined Robert Plant at London’s Royal Albert Hall four two encores, “Bluebirds Over the Mountain” from his new Carry On album, and Pretenders’ “2000 Miles”

Dates With Phil Collins

Feb 22 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Maracana
Feb 24 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Feb 25 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Feb 27 – Porto Allegre, Brazil – Beira Rio
Mar 06 – Monterrey, Mexico – Auditorio Citibanamex
Mar 07 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Arena VFG
Mar 09 – Mexico City, Mexico – Palacio de los Deportes
Mar 10 – Mexico City, Mexico – Palacio de los Deportes
Mar 13 – Lima, Peru – Jockey Club del Peru
Mar 15 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional
Mar 17 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Estadio Centenario
Mar 19 – Cordoba, Argentina – Estadio Institutu
Mar 20 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Campo Argentino de Polo
Mar 23 – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coliseo de Puerto Rico

U.S. Headlining Dates

Mar 25 – Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
Mar 27 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
Mar 28 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center Concert Hall
Mar 30 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Mar 31 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
Apr 01 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Apr 02 – Morrison, NJ – Mayo PAC

Dates with Simple Minds

Aug 03 – Leeds – Millennium Square (Pretenders and special guest TBA only)
Aug 04 – Maidstone – Kent Event Centre
Aug 05 – Merthyr Tydfil – Cyfarthfa Park
Aug 10 – Salford – AJ Bell Stadium
Aug 11 – Leeds – Millennium Square (Simple Minds and KT Tunstall only)
Aug 18 – Coventry – Butts Park Arena
Aug 19 – Durham – Emirates Riverside
Aug 25 – Newark – Riverside Park
Aug 26 – Colchester – Castle Park
Aug 27 – Enfield – Trent Country Park
Aug 31 – Swindon – Lydiard Park
Sep 01 – Ardingly – South of England Event Centre
Sep 02 – Taunton Racecourse
Sep 08 – Inverness – Northern Meeting Park
Sep 09 – Dundee – Slessor Gardens


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