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The Pretenders are coming to Milwaukee- moved up to Riverside Theater due to demand

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The legendary band The Pretenders will perform at the Riverside Theater on July 10.

Originally scheduled for the Pabst Theater, the show was moved to Riverside due to popular demand, which means more tickets are availabe!

Tickets for the show are on sale today (3/16) at noon CDT.

Best known for songs like “Brass in Pocket,” Back on the Chain Gang,” and more, The Pretenders released their latest album, “Alone” back in October. The album is their first in eight years.

Message from the venue:

***For those that already purchased Pabst Theater tickets, you will be issued new Riverside Theater seats in locations that are comparable to or better than the ones you originally have. The Riverside Theater box office will contact you as soon as your new seats have been assigned. During this time, we greatly appreciate your patience as we work to get everyone the best seats we can.***

Originally intended as a follow-up to Chrissie Hynde’s debut solo album “Stockholm” (2014), it soon became obvious that those driving guitars, ragged-but-righteous arrangements, tough-yet tender lyrics delivered by the most beautifully distinctive voice of a generation, sounded fantastically familiar – The Pretenders were back. 36 years after their remarkable first album, “Alone” could be the older, wiser, badder sister to that exhilarating debut.

Hynde recorded “Alone” with Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys who stood as captain, producer, and multi-instrumentalist on the record, an album which sees Hynde at her searingly honest, most incisive best.  The band joining Hynde and Auerbach on the album features Johnny Cash’s former bass player Dave Roe and country rocker Kenny Vaughan on guitar plus sundry members of Dan Auerbach’s side project The Arcs: Richard Swift, drums; Leon Michels, keyboards; and Russ Pahl providing sly curlicues of pedal steel. The album was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello). Duane Eddy also features on the punchy “Never Be Together.”  Of the new album, Hynde said: “This record is what I love the most — real people playing real music.”