Posted in music | tour dates on May 23, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Chrissie Hynde

It's your first solo album but in many ways the Pretenders have felt like a solo band for a long time, where they just a flag of convenience?

'I always said the Pretenders is a band. I was getting fucked off with having to defend the name of the band over the years. I was never a solo artist and never wanted to be a solo artist. I like being in a band. That's what I do. What's in a name? interestingly this solo album has been more of a collaboration than my last Pretenders stuff- it's lot more of a collaboration.' [Louder Than War]

The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde is releasing her first-ever solo album this year. It's called Stockholm, was co-written and produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John, features guest appearances by Neil Young and John McEnroe (!), and will be out on June 10 via Caroline. The first single, "Dark Sunglasses," hearkens back to the power pop/new wave of The Pretenders' prime era, and newer single "You Or No One" gets a little closer to pop balladry (but not like, "I'll Stand By You" levels). Listen to both, with the album tracklist, below.

Chrissie hasn't announced a full solo tour as of yet, but she does have a few upcoming appearances scheduled, including two UK festivals and an in-store at Rough Trade NYC on June 1 at 6 PM. To get into that, you have to pre-order the album from Rough Trade starting May 27. Space is limited.

All currently known dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

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Chrissie Hynde - "Dark Sunglasses"

Chrissie Hynde - "You Or No One"

Stockholm Tracklist:
01 "You Or No One"
02 "Dark Sunglasses"
03 "Like In The Movies"
04 "Down The Wrong Way"
05 "You're The One"
06 "A Plan Too Far"
07 "In A Miracle"
08 "House Of Cards"
09 "Tourniquet (Cynthia Ann)"
10 "Sweet Nuthin"
11 "Adding The Blue"

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Chrissie Hynde -- 2014 Tour Dates
6/1 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
6/14 Meltdown Festival London, UK
7/17 Latitude Festival Beccles, Suffolk

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Comments (20)

these tracks sound pretty good, and she's looking amazing given her age.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 11:42 AM

leathery pussy > Perfect Pussy

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 11:48 AM

We should ketchup more with mrs. heinz

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 11:54 AM

That ain't brass in my pocket baby...if ya know what I mean wink..

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 12:15 PM

She should train Dulli.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 12:21 PM

11:48 wins the internet today

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 12:59 PM

still would

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 1:24 PM

Greg Dulli needs her trainer

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 1:39 PM

Don't care what she thinks, Pretenders haven't been a cohesive band since departure of Farndon & death of Honeyman-Scott. Even with Chambers back in the fold, this is no more the Pretenders than Townsend/Daltrey are the Who.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 2:51 PM

Hey 2:51:
Of course this isn't the Pretenders dummy... this is Hynde solo. Can't you read?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 3:09 PM

Damn I would fuck her brains out in a heartbeat.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 7:02 PM

One of the alltime greats. She still kicks ass live. Last Pretenders tour was great. Looking forward to her solo gigs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 2:08 PM

7:02 you are so sweet. Why don't you go say that to your mommy in the other room and see if she finds that as sweet as we do.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 2:59 PM

Agreed, great live show- beautiful voice. Some solid work from their last album as well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 3:21 PM

I have always loved The Pretenders, in all their phases. I am glad to see Crissy still pushing forward. Anyone that can turn a bittersweet Kinks song on its own writer is pretty cool, you gotta admit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 5:39 PM

2:59pm has a problem with me saying I want to fuck Chrissy Hynde LOL.

Why don't you worry about what you think, dickface?

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 7:29 PM

Why don't you come out from behind that keyboard, wash the Cheetos stains off your chipmunk cheeks and show me just how tough you are, cupcake? Let's see how hard your friends laugh at you when a girl kicks your ass just because you are a fucking wiseguy. I don't mean that in a bad way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 7:53 PM

^ Says someone posting as Anonymous lol.

So a girl doesn't like that I said I want to fuck Chrissy Hynde's brains out and wants to kick my ass for it hahahaha keep dreaming, muffin.

Cheetos? I'm a Doritos man.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 9:41 PM

^ lol you are a scared little pussy troll hiding behind a keyboard. end of story.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2014 12:02 AM

^ Look who's talking, scared little pussy troll hiding behind a keyboard and the name "Anonymous".

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2014 1:19 AM

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