Chrissie Hynde in seated wearing Elvis shirt Credit Ki Price_Chrissie Hynde
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The Pretenders UK tour rescheduled due to injury

A knee injury sustained by singer Chrissie Hynde has forced The Pretenders to reschedule their UK headline tour.

Due to take through February and March, the tour will now take place in October 2024.

The newly announced shows will begin on 11 October at Portsmouth’s Guildhall before closing at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 28 October.

The tour will take in 13 performances across the country, including four new dates at Portsmouth’s Guildhall (11 October), Hull’s Connexin Live (19 October), a third night at London’s Palladium (2h October), and a show at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre (26 October).

The October 2024 tour will follow The Pretenders’ latest album Relentless, their highest-charting record in 23 years and 14th UK Top 40 release. Out now, Relentless is available on baby pink vinyl, CD and digital download.

Pretenders Relentless Album Artwork showing painting of a child wearing boxing gloves

‘Champing At The Bit’

In a message to fans shared via The Pretenders’ social media channels, Chrissie Hynde said:“We’re champing at the bit to get back on the road, but looks like we’re gonna have to hold tight for a while. I have a knee injury which will have to be dealt with first. I was hoping I could limp through the next 6 weeks, but it’s just getting worse.”

The singer added: “We will be rescheduling the postponed shows to later in the year. So sorry for the inconvenience but look forward to seeing you then.”

Existing ticket holders are reassured that all tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date. Any customers unable to come to the revised date can contact their point of purchase for a refund.

UK Tour Dates:

11 Portsmouth Guildhall – NEW DATE
12 Bristol Beacon
13 Oxford New Theatre
16 Edinburgh Usher Hall
17 Gateshead The Glasshouse
19 Hull Connexin Live – NEW DATE
20 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
22 London Palladium (tickets from Wednesday 28 Feb valid for this date)
23 London Palladium (tickets from Thursday 29 Feb valid for this date)
24 London Palladium – NEW DATE
26 Ipswich Regent Theatre – NEW DATE
27 Birmingham Symphony Hall
28 Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Tickets for the 2024 UK headline tour dates are available from 16 February at 10am GMT. Book here

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