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The Pretenders Release Video for ‘Holy Commotion,’ Announce Fall 2016 Headlining Shows

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The Pretenders will be spending this fall opening up for Stevie Nicks on an arena tour. But while they’re on the road, they’re going to work through some days off with a few headlining dates. And they’ve also given an official video for “Holy Commotion,” the first single from their upcoming album, Alone, which is embedded above.

According to a message on their Facebook page, there are only five shows, all of which are listed below. This includes a Thanksgiving weekend stop at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in leader Chrissie Hynde’s hometown of Akron, Ohio. The pre-sale for tickets begins tomorrow (Sept. 28), with the general sale beginning on Friday. Visit the Pretenders’ website for information on all stops throughout the tour.

Arriving Oct. 21, Alone marks the first record under the Pretenders’ name since 2008’s Break Up the Concrete. But Hynde has kept active via 2014’s solo album, Stockholm, her autobiography, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender and a record she made with JP Jones in 2010 called Fidelity, which was billed to JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys.

Alone was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, a fellow native of Akron. Hynde said in the press release that it was made by “real people playing real instruments,” and that the title track is a bit different from the traditional song with that name. “I’ve heard 1,000 songs in my life,” she continued, “they’re all about, I am so tired of being alone. I can’t live without you. Since you’ve left my world has fallen apart. When am I going to see you again? Marry me and be with me for the rest of my life. I have never heard anyone celebrate being alone in a song. I couldn’t think of one.”

Pretenders Fall 2017 Headlining Dates

10/31 — Austin, Texas
11/13 — Durham, N.C.
11/17 — Red Bank, N.J.
11/26 — Akron, Ohio
12/12 — Portland, Ore.

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