The Pretenders are back with new album Hate for Sale that will be out May 1 (update: pushed back to July 17 via BMG). The band made it with producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries) and the first single is "The Buzz," the kind of smoky, jangly rock song Chrissie Hynde does so well and her distinctive pipes are in fine form here. “I think we all know that love affairs can take on the characteristics of drug addiction,” says Chrissie. “’The Buzz’ is about that. Not mine, of course – I’m never obsessive never obsessive never obsessive.” Listen to that below.

Chrissie and the rest of the Pretenders are supposed to be on tour with Journey starting May 15 -- we'll see given the current coronavirus state of the world -- including NYC-area shows at Jones Beach on July 30 and PNC Bank Arts Center on August 4. All dates are listed below.

The Pretenders - Hate for Sale tracklist:
Hate For Sale
The Buzz
Lightning Man
Turf Accountant Daddy
You Can’t Hurt a Fool
I Didn’t Know When To Stop
Maybe Love Is In NYC
Junkie Walk
Didn’t Want To Be This Lonely
Crying in Public

THE PRETENDERS - NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2020

MAY
15 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
16 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
18 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
20 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
21 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
23 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum
24 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
26 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
27 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
29 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

JUNE
1 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
2 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
4 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
6 – East Troy, MI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
9 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
20 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
22 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
24 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
26 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
27 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
29 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
30 – Cuyahoga Falls OH – Blossom Music Center

JULY
2 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer® Center
3 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
11 – Burgettstown, PA- KeyBank Pavilion
13 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
14 – Quebec City, PQ – Videotron Center
17 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
18 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
29 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

AUGUST
1 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
2 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
4 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
5 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
7 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
8 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
13 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
21 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
22 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
24 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
26 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf
27 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
29 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

SEPTEMBER
2 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
3 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
5 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
12 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
27 – Dana Point, CA – OHANA Festival 2020 *

ALL DATES W/JOURNEY EXCEPT * FESTIVAL APPEARANCE