Chrissie Hynde played Beacon Theatre with The Rails (pics)
photos by PSquared
Chrissie Hynde @ Beacon Theatre 11/5/2014
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders arrived at the Beacon Theatre, at 2124 Broadway on the Upper West Side, in a horseless e-carriage. She was set to perform at the theater Wednesday night.
The antique-style, fully-electric cars were designed by Jason Wenig of Florida with support from the animal rights advocate group NYCLASS. Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to deliver on a campaign promise of banning horse-drawn carriages and has proposed replacing them with the e-carriages.
Supporters say the electric carriages are safer and do not put animals in danger.
"If you want an historic trip through the city of the New York, and a romantic trip through Central Park, we suggest you use of these instead of the carriage horses -- and we hope we see the end of them very soon," Hynde said - flanked by two men wearing rubber horse masks as she rode in the back of an e-carriage. - [CBS]
Rock star and animal lover Chrissie Hynde, after arriving in an e-carriage, played NYC's Beacon Theatre on Wednesday (11/5). Part of her tour supporting her first-ever solo album, Stockholm, Hynde mixed some of that new material with mostly Pretenders classics. Photos from her performance are in this post.
Her guitarist for the tour is James Walbourne who's been a member of Pretenders and Son Volt and whose band Rails opened the show. Photos from their set, and more from Hynde's, below...