The Pretenders to play Bristol show

The Pretenders to play Bristol show

Posted on: 16 Aug 2017

The transatlantic pop-rock group centring around the song-writing of Chrissy Hynde have announced a gig at Bristol’s Colston Hall on Wednesday 11th October.


It’s time to pretend…


The Pretenders are back in the game and back on the road – and are about to embark on one of their biggest UK tours of recent times. Throughout October, Chrissy Hynde and co. will be taking in an array of the country’s finest music halls and theatres, with Colston Hall playing host for their Bristol stopover.


Having formed in the 1970s, with their influences in the thrall of the punk and new wave exploding at the time, they produced a series of singles more immediately accessible than any of their contemporaries. Tracks like ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, ‘I’ll Stand By You’ and ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ are pieces of glistening pop production which have ensured Hynde sounds fresh as ever, even as new wave begins to sound increasingly old hat.



Though death and difference have seen frequent line-up reshuffles in the four decades since their inception, she remains the ever-effervescent front-woman around which the group revolves, and the subject of praise for The Pretenders’ live shows.


The Pretenders will play Colston Hall on Wednesday 11th October. Tickets cost between £44 and £49 and are available here.

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Sam Mason-Jones

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