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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
Released: 1986


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 02/01/1980 West Runton Pavilion West Runton East of England England
The Pretenders 02/02/1980 Loughborough University Loughborough Leicestershire England
The Pretenders 02/03/1980 Locarno Ballroom Bristol Bristol South West England England
The Pretenders 02/05/1980 Top Rank - Cardiff Cardiff South Glamorgan Wales
The Pretenders 02/06/1980 University of Bradford Bradford West Yorkshire England
The Pretenders 02/07/1980 University of Hull Hull East Yorkshire England
The Pretenders 02/08/1980 Newcastle Polytechnic Newcastle Tyne & Wear England
The Pretenders 02/09/1980 University of Manchester Manchester North West England England
The Pretenders 02/10/1980 Top Rank - Sheffield Sheffield South Yorkshire England
The Pretenders 02/12/1980 University of Leicester Leicester East Midlands England
The Pretenders 02/13/1980 University of Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside England
The Pretenders 02/15/1980 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Scotland
The Pretenders 02/16/1980 University of Dundee Dundee Scotland
The Pretenders 02/17/1980 Tiffany's Glasgow Glasgow Scotland
The Pretenders 02/18/1980 Tiffany's Late Bar & Disco Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
The Pretenders 02/20/1980 Malvern Winter Gardens Malvern Worcestershire England
The Pretenders 02/21/1980 Canterbury Odeon Theatre Canterbury South East England England
The Pretenders 02/22/1980 University of East Anglia Norwich East of England England
The Pretenders 02/23/1980 University of Essex Colchester Essex England
The Pretenders 02/24/1980 Top Rank - Birmingham Birmingham West Midlands England
The Pretenders 02/27/1980 Brunel University London London Uxbridge England
The Pretenders 02/28/1980 Guildford Civic Hall Guildford Surrey England
The Pretenders 02/29/1980 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge Cambridgeshire England