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Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders: 24 Karat Gold Tour 2016

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Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders: 24 Karat Gold Tour 2016

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders 2016: 24 Karat Gold Tour

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders 2016: 24 Karat Gold Tour

On October 25, 2016 Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders began the 24 Karat Gold tour in Phoenix, Arizona. This tour promised to bring music to the masses that had not been played live or songs that had only been played one time from Miss Nicks. Halfway through this tour that promise has been kept. Stevie has been pulling out gems from her 2014 release “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault”, her eighth studio solo album as well as crowd favorites.

Teaming up with legendary punk rocker Chrissie Hynde seemed to be an odd pairing at first but this is not a solo Chrissie Hynde tour, this is THE Pretenders.

The original band has lost members along the way, including 2 of the original members Pete Farndon and James Honeyman-Scott, who had both passed away after their second full length album was released in 1982.

The Pretenders 1979 Martin Chambers, Chrissie Hynde, Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott

The Pretenders 1979 Martin Chambers, Chrissie Hynde, Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott

The Pretenders current line-up includes Chrissie Hynde, James Walborne, Nick Wilkinson and Eric Heywood; who are held together by “the world’s greatest drummer” ( as Chrissie Hynde calls him every night when introducing him to the crowd), Martin Chambers, the original back-bone of this band. This band can compliment any pairing thrown their way, including Stevie Nicks.

The Pretenders 2016 Martin Chambers, Nick Wilkinson, Chrissie Hynde, James Walborne from The Official Pretenders Facebook Page

The Pretenders 2016
Martin Chambers, Nick Wilkinson, Chrissie Hynde, James Walborne
from The Official Pretenders Facebook Page

The Pretenders have a new album out “Alone” which was originally intended to be a follow-up to Chrissie Hynde’s solo album “Stockholm”. Now that’s its being played live, this album is morphing into the full Pretenders sound, despite the fact no members from the band other than Chrissie Hynde recorded on it. On “Alone” Chrissie recruited seasoned session players as well as working with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, (who produced this album). This is their first album since 2008’s “Break Up the Concrete”.

Alone- The Pretenders

Alone- The Pretenders

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders are a jammed packed musical event, lasting over 3 hours. It’s well worth spending your time to see two of rock’s finest acts together.

Tickets can be purchased here
9/25 — Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Arena
9/27 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/29: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
9/30 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
11/2 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
11/4 — Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
11/6 — Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
11/7 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
11/10 — Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/12 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
11/14 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/15 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/19 — Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/20 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
11/23 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
11/26 –THE PRETENDERS ONLY Akron OH @E. J. Thomas Hall- The University of Akron
11/25 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
11/27 — Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/29 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/30 – Buffalo Town Ballroom @Buffalo NY
12/1 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
12/3 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
12/5 — Lincoln, NB @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
12/6 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
12/9 — Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Center
12/11 — Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
12/12 –THE PRETENDERS ONLY Portland OR @Roseland Theater
12/13 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/14 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
12/18 — Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

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