The Pretenders have announced three very special exclusive live shows to celebrate the release of their brand new studio album Relentless, out now via Parlophone and available to stream and order here.

The run of intimate dates begins on 19th October at London’s Electric Ballroom, 23rd October at the O2 Ritz Manchester, before wrapping at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on 25th October.

Speaking about the charm of the rock club setting, Chrissie Hynde said:“Well, everyone prefers being in them. I certainly would rather go to see a band in the club. So there’s that, because I’m still an audience member. And also it’s just more fun. It’s a small stage. And you can see everyone and they’re right in your face and it’s a laugh, that’s why you’re there. If I see some crazy in the audience, I can really feed off of that. You can’t see it when you’re too far away.”

Relentless is a clearly defined snapshot of where The Pretenders are at in 2023. A new visualiser for the album’s opening track ‘Losing My Sense Of Taste’ is released today and available to watch here. Speaking about the song, Chrissie Hynde said:

“That song was more a take on the whole lockdown experience. It is called ‘Losing My Sense Of Taste’ – which, as a matter of fact, I never lost during the Covid period. But it did kick off the idea for the song… losing my sense of taste, my sense of smell, and sometimes the whole culture just seems tired. Not now of course because there’s a new Pretenders album out.”

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