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The Pretenders

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The Pretenders are an English–American rock band formed in Hereford, England in March 1978. The original band comprised initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). The band has experienced drug-related deaths of the members, and numerous subsequent personnel changes have taken place over the years, with Hynde and Chambers as the remaining original members.


Released: 1980
Released: 1981
Released: 1984


Event Date Venue City Region Country
The Pretenders 03/09/1979 Nashville Room London Earl's Court England
The Pretenders 07/28/1979 Maxwell Hall Aylesbury Buckinghamshire England
The Pretenders 02/10/1980 Top Rank - Sheffield Sheffield South Yorkshire England
The Pretenders 02/13/1980 University of Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside England
The Pretenders / UB40 02/17/1980 Tiffany's Glasgow Scotland
The Pretenders / UB40 02/18/1980 Tiffany's Glasgow Scotland
The Pretenders 03/22/1980 Emerald City Emerald City New Jersey USA
The Pretenders 03/30/1980 Tampa Theatre Tampa Florida USA
The Pretenders 03/31/1980 Gusman Center Miami Florida USA
The Pretenders 08/22/1980 Le Plateau Auditorium Montréal Quebec Canada
The Heat Wave Festival 08/23/1980 Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville Ontario Canada
The Pretenders 09/12/1980 Uptown Theatre Kansas City Missouri USA
The Pretenders 09/21/1980 Woolsey Hall New Haven Connecticut USA
The Pretenders 09/24/1980 The Palladium NYC New York USA
The Pretenders 09/26/1980 Passaic Capitol Theatre Passaic New Jersey USA
The Pretenders 09/27/1980 Orpheum Theatre - Boston Boston Massachusetts USA
The Pretenders 09/28/1980 Tower Theater Upper Darby Pennsylvania USA
The Pretenders 10/13/1980 Birmingham Odeon Birmingham West Midlands England
The Pretenders 10/15/1980 Edinburgh Playhouse Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
The Pretenders 10/16/1980 Glasgow Apollo Glasgow City Centre Scotland
The Pretenders 10/17/1980 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield South Yorkshire England
The Pretenders 10/20/1980 Hammersmith Palais London Hammersmith England
The Pretenders 10/22/1980 Manchester Apollo Manchester Ardwick England
The Pretenders 07/28/1981 Hammersmith Palais London Hammersmith England
The Pretenders 07/30/1981 Hammersmith Odeon London Hammersmith England