Iggy, Incubus To Salute The Pretenders
The next episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live" series will honor the Pretenders and feature performances from the group plus special guests Iggy Pop, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Incubus and KingsThe next episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live" series will honor the Pretenders and feature performances from the group plus special guests Iggy Pop, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Incubus and Kings Of Leon. To be taped on Aug. 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., the concert will be broadcast early autumn.
The Pretenders will embark on a short tour prior to the taping, beginning July 9 at Cornbury Park in Charlbury, England. The group recently issued a five-disc boxed set, "Pirate Radio" via Sire/Warner Bros./Rhino, but there are no plans to record a new studio album at present.
"I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that -- stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders. And I wanted that represented," frontwoman Chrissie Hynde recently told Billboard of the box set. "I also thought this was a chance to present the band in a way I'd like it to be remembered -- and to represent the guys I had playing with me over the years. Once I realized all this, I got completely involved in the project."
Here are the Pretenders' tour dates:
July 9: Charlbury, England (Cornbury Park)
July 14: Almeria, Spain (TBA)
July 15: Bilbao, Spain (TBA)
July 22: Fuji, Japan (Fuji Speedway)
July 23: Osaka, Japan (Izumi Otsu Phoenix)
July 27: New York (Roseland)
July 28: Waterbury, Conn (Palace Theatre)
July 31, Aug. 1: Hyannis, Mass. (Cape Cod Melody Tent)
Aug. 2: Hampton Beach, N.H. (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
Aug. 4: Boston (Avalon)
Aug. 5: Jim Thorpe, Penn. (Penn's Peak)
Aug. 6: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Aug. 8: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Seneca Niagara Casino)
Aug. 9: Pittsburgh (Benedum Center)
Aug. 12: Wilmington, Del. (Kahunaville / Big Kahuna)