THE PRETTY RECKLESS, currently on a three-month tour of the USA and Canada, have announced a full UK and Ireland headline tour for the autumn with special guests The Cruel Knives.
The band then head to mainland Europe for dates in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and France.
There’s no hiding from the fact that rock n roll is a religion for the band. It’s a commitment to an ideal, a belief system. The lifestyle and the trappings may appear to be glamourous and romantic, but the road isn’t easy; it requires staying power and an enormous amount of faith. The Pretty Reckless – Taylor Momsen (vocals), Ben Phillips (guitar), Jamie Perkins (drums) and Mark Damon (bass) – are truly a rock n roll band.
Embodying unwavering integrity and serving up uncompromising anthems, the band’s unbelievable fourteen-year journey has quietly taken them from small sweaty gigs to successive number one hits, gold discs, and some of the biggest stages in the world, a rare achievement for a rock act this century.
Formed in New York City in 2008, the band initially made waves with their 2010 debut, LIGHT ME UP, then lit the fuse with GOING TO HELL in 2014. Not only did the record make the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits – the platinum-certified Heaven Knows (the biggest worldwide rock song of 2014), Fucked Up World and Follow Me Down – a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984.
Their third album, WHO YOU SELLING FOR in 2016, saw them return to #1 on the Rock Chart with Take Me Down, which cemented them as “the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart” according to Billboard. Praise followed from the likes of Vogue and Nylon and the band lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With more than half a billion streams. They headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N Roses and many other heavy hitters.
Sun 23 BELFAST Ulster Hall
Mon 24 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Wed 26 GLASGOW Barrowland
Thu 27 MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 29 NEWCASTLE City Hall
Sun 30 BIRMINGHAM Academy
Tue 01 BRISTOL Academy
Wed 02 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Thu 03 NORWICH UEA
Sat 05 LONDON Brixton Academy